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 1h21m. Bisher sind 187 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 11 days 7 hours 24 minutes


episode 165: Kathryn Paige Harden on Genetics, Luck, and Fairness

I talk with psychologist Kathryn Paige Harden about how our genes affect who we become, and what that means for questions of fairness.



AMA | September 2021

Ask Me Anything episode for September 2021.



episode 164: Herbert Gintis on Game Theory, Evolution, and Social Rationality

I talk with economist and behavioral scientist Herbert Gintis about a unified theory of human behavior based on game theory and social rationality.



Introducing: 9/12

An introduction to 9/12, Dan Taberski's new podcast about the aftermath of Sept. 11.



episode 163: Nigel Goldenfeld on Phase Transitions, Criticality, and Biology

I talk with physicist Nigel Goldenfeld about how we understand the complex things that occur in systems with many particles.



episode 162: Leidy Klotz on Our Resistance to Subtractive Change

I talk with engineer Leidy Klotz on how our brains prefer to fix problems by adding things rather than subtracting them.



episode 161: W. Brian Arthur on Complexity Economics

I talk with economist Brian Arthur about how complex-systems theory provides new insights into economic behavior.


 2021-08-23  1h35m

episode 160: Edward Slingerland on Confucianism, Daoism, and Wu Wei

I talk with Edward Slingerland about the major ideas of ancient Chinese philosophy, and how they relate to ideas from modern science.


 2021-08-16  1h23m

AMA | August 2021

Ask Me Anything episode for August 2021.


 2021-08-12  3h11m

episode 159: Mari Ruti on Lack, Love, and Psychoanalysis

I talk with critical theorist Mari Ruti about psychoanalysis, existentialism, and human life.


 2021-08-09  1h49m