Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas

Ever wanted to know how music affects your brain, what quantum mechanics really is, or how black holes work? Do you wonder why you get emotional each time you see a certain movie, or how on earth video games are designed? Then you’ve come to the right place. Each week, Sean Carroll will host conversations with some of the most interesting thinkers in the world. From neuroscientists and engineers to authors and television producers, Sean and his guests talk about the biggest ideas in science, philosophy, culture and much more.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h13m. Bisher sind 70 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich


episode 68: Melanie Mitchell on Artificial Intelligence and the Challenge of Common Sense

I talk with computer scientist Melanie Mitchell about artificial intelligence, deep learning, and why computers struggle with common sense.



episode 67: Kate Jeffery on Entropy, Complexity, and Evolution

I talk with neuroscientist Kate Jeffery about the rise and fall of complexity in biology and cosmology.



episode 66: Will Wilkinson on Partisan Polarization and the Urban/Rural Divide

I talk with policy analyst Will Wilkinson about the increasing sorting of liberal voters into urban areas and conservatives into suburban/rural areas.



episode 65: Michael Mann on Why Our Climate Is Changing and How We Know

I talk with climate scientist Michael Mann on how we study the Earth's temperature over time, and how it's changing now.



episode 64: Ramez Naam on Renewable Energy and an Optimistic Future

I talk with technologist and author Ramez Naam about how renewable energy could help us save the environment.



episode 63: Solo -- Finding Gravity Within Quantum Mechanics

A solo episode explaining the idea that we shouldn't be trying to quantize gravity, we should be trying to find gravity within quantum mechanics.


 2019-09-09  1h50m

episode 62: Michele Gelfand on Tight and Loose Societies and People

I talk with psychologist Michele Gelfand about the differences between tight and loose societies, and how to live within them.


 2019-09-02  1h12m

episode 61: Quassim Cassam on Intellectual Vices and What to Do About Them

I talk with philosopher Quassim Cassam about intellectual vices -- personal attributes that needlessly prevent us from being correct.


 2019-08-26  1h10m

episode 60: Lynne Kelly on Memory Palaces, Ancient and Modern

I talk with memory expert Lynne Kelly about the use of memory palaces, both today and in prehistoric societies.


 2019-08-19  1h15m

episode 59: Adam Becker on the Curious History of Quantum Mechanics

I talk with Adam Becker about how and why physicists in the 20th century abandoned the idea of trying to understand quantum mechanics.


 2019-08-12  1h40m