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Inquiring Minds

Indre Viskontas

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Inquiring Minds
Inquiring Minds

Inquiring Minds

Indre Viskontas

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Each week Inquiring Minds brings you a new, in-depth exploration of the space where science, politics, and society collide.

We’re committed to the idea that making an effort to understand the world around you though science and critical thinking can benefit everyone—and lead to better decisions. We endeavor to find out what’s true, what’s left to discover, and why it all matters with weekly coverage of the latest headlines and probing discussions with leading scientists and thinkers.

Latest Episodes

The Blockchain and the Future of Everything

We talk to Michael Casey, Senior Advisor for Blockchain Opportunities at MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative, about his new book, co-authored with Paul Vigna, The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything.

40 MIN1 w ago
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The Blockchain and the Future of Everything

The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Conscious Brains

We talk to neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux, author of the new book The Deep History of Ourselves: The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Conscious Brains.

38 MIN3 w ago
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The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Conscious Brains

How Language Shapes Thought

We talk to cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsk about how language can influence the way we think.

46 MINNOV 12
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How Language Shapes Thought

The History, Science, and Future of Heart Disease

We talk to cardiologist, writer, and clinical researcher Haider Warraich about his new book State of the Heart: Exploring the History, Science, and Future of Cardiac Disease.

43 MINOCT 29
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The History, Science, and Future of Heart Disease

The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini

We talk to author and journalist Joe Posnanski about his new book The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini.

44 MINOCT 22
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The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini

Silicon Valley: A Satire

We talk to New York Times writer and journalist Matt Richtel about his new novel, written under the pen name A. B. Jewell, called The Man Who Wouldn't Die.

25 MINOCT 16
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Silicon Valley: A Satire

Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime

We talk to theoretical physicist Sean Carroll about his new book Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime.

34 MINOCT 8
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Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime

The Science of Behavior-Altering Parasites

We talk to parasitologist and co-author of Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything,Kelly Weinersmith.

36 MINOCT 1
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The Science of Behavior-Altering Parasites

Why We Need Insects

We talk to professor of conservation biology Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson about her new book Buzz, Sting, Bite: Why We Need Insects.

33 MINSEP 24
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Why We Need Insects

Kishore’s Send-Off!

After nearly 5 years of co-hosting Inquiring Minds, Kishore is heading off to conquer the rest of the science world. He has been an incredible friend to us at the show, and we’re sad to see him go, but excited to see what amazing things he does next. Thanks, Kishore. If you want to reach out to him, he’s @sciencequiche on Twitter.

12 MINSEP 17
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Kishore’s Send-Off!

Latest Episodes

The Blockchain and the Future of Everything

We talk to Michael Casey, Senior Advisor for Blockchain Opportunities at MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative, about his new book, co-authored with Paul Vigna, The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything.

40 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Blockchain and the Future of Everything

The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Conscious Brains

We talk to neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux, author of the new book The Deep History of Ourselves: The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Conscious Brains.

38 MIN3 w ago
Comments
The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Conscious Brains

How Language Shapes Thought

We talk to cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsk about how language can influence the way we think.

46 MINNOV 12
Comments
How Language Shapes Thought

The History, Science, and Future of Heart Disease

We talk to cardiologist, writer, and clinical researcher Haider Warraich about his new book State of the Heart: Exploring the History, Science, and Future of Cardiac Disease.

43 MINOCT 29
Comments
The History, Science, and Future of Heart Disease

The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini

We talk to author and journalist Joe Posnanski about his new book The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini.

44 MINOCT 22
Comments
The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini

Silicon Valley: A Satire

We talk to New York Times writer and journalist Matt Richtel about his new novel, written under the pen name A. B. Jewell, called The Man Who Wouldn't Die.

25 MINOCT 16
Comments
Silicon Valley: A Satire

Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime

We talk to theoretical physicist Sean Carroll about his new book Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime.

34 MINOCT 8
Comments
Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime

The Science of Behavior-Altering Parasites

We talk to parasitologist and co-author of Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything,Kelly Weinersmith.

36 MINOCT 1
Comments
The Science of Behavior-Altering Parasites

Why We Need Insects

We talk to professor of conservation biology Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson about her new book Buzz, Sting, Bite: Why We Need Insects.

33 MINSEP 24
Comments
Why We Need Insects

Kishore’s Send-Off!

After nearly 5 years of co-hosting Inquiring Minds, Kishore is heading off to conquer the rest of the science world. He has been an incredible friend to us at the show, and we’re sad to see him go, but excited to see what amazing things he does next. Thanks, Kishore. If you want to reach out to him, he’s @sciencequiche on Twitter.

12 MINSEP 17
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Kishore’s Send-Off!

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