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Inquiring Minds

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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

A Totally Fictional but Essentially True Silicon Valley Story

We talk to Jessica Powell, a writer and former VP of Communications for Google, about her new book The Big Disruption: A Totally Fictional but Essentially True Silicon Valley Story.

39 MIN1 d ago
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A Totally Fictional but Essentially True Silicon Valley Story

Up To Date | Ancient Dates; Mummy Voices; Mouse Memories

This week: scientists successfully germinated 2,000-year-old date palm seeds and we might soon know what 2,000-year-old dates taste like; another group of researchers 3D modeled a 3,000-year-old mummy’s vocal tract and what they may have sounded like; and new research on how support cells in brains, called microglia, affect memory in mice.

18 MIN2 w ago
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Up To Date | Ancient Dates; Mummy Voices; Mouse Memories

The Poison Squad

We talk to science journalist Deborah Blum about her new book The Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.

40 MIN3 w ago
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The Poison Squad

The Hidden World of the Fox

We talk to wildlife researcher and writer Adele Brand about her new book The Hidden World of the Fox.

30 MINJAN 28
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The Hidden World of the Fox

We need a better, more democratic internet

We talk to professor of information studies at UCLA and director of the UC Digital Cultures Lab Ramesh Srinivasan about his new book Beyond the Valley: How Innovators around the World are Overcoming Inequality and Creating the Technologies of Tomorrow.

38 MINJAN 21
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We need a better, more democratic internet

2019 Year End Wrap-Up

Indre, along with fellow neuroscientist and person who is her husband, Adam Bristol, recap their favorite science stories and interviews of 2019.

32 MIN2019 DEC 31
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2019 Year End Wrap-Up

We might be approaching the study of cancer all wrong

We talk to oncologist, professor of medicine, and director of the MDS Center at Columbia University Azra Raza about her new book The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last.

49 MIN2019 DEC 23
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We might be approaching the study of cancer all wrong

Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution

We talk to environmental journalist Beth Gardiner about her new book Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution.

39 MIN2019 DEC 17
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Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution

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 MIN2019 DEC 4
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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 MIN2019 NOV 19
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The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Conscious Brains

Latest Episodes

A Totally Fictional but Essentially True Silicon Valley Story

We talk to Jessica Powell, a writer and former VP of Communications for Google, about her new book The Big Disruption: A Totally Fictional but Essentially True Silicon Valley Story.

39 MIN1 d ago
Comments
A Totally Fictional but Essentially True Silicon Valley Story

Up To Date | Ancient Dates; Mummy Voices; Mouse Memories

This week: scientists successfully germinated 2,000-year-old date palm seeds and we might soon know what 2,000-year-old dates taste like; another group of researchers 3D modeled a 3,000-year-old mummy’s vocal tract and what they may have sounded like; and new research on how support cells in brains, called microglia, affect memory in mice.

18 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Up To Date | Ancient Dates; Mummy Voices; Mouse Memories

The Poison Squad

We talk to science journalist Deborah Blum about her new book The Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.

40 MIN3 w ago
Comments
The Poison Squad

The Hidden World of the Fox

We talk to wildlife researcher and writer Adele Brand about her new book The Hidden World of the Fox.

30 MINJAN 28
Comments
The Hidden World of the Fox

We need a better, more democratic internet

We talk to professor of information studies at UCLA and director of the UC Digital Cultures Lab Ramesh Srinivasan about his new book Beyond the Valley: How Innovators around the World are Overcoming Inequality and Creating the Technologies of Tomorrow.

38 MINJAN 21
Comments
We need a better, more democratic internet

2019 Year End Wrap-Up

Indre, along with fellow neuroscientist and person who is her husband, Adam Bristol, recap their favorite science stories and interviews of 2019.

32 MIN2019 DEC 31
Comments
2019 Year End Wrap-Up

We might be approaching the study of cancer all wrong

We talk to oncologist, professor of medicine, and director of the MDS Center at Columbia University Azra Raza about her new book The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last.

49 MIN2019 DEC 23
Comments
We might be approaching the study of cancer all wrong

Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution

We talk to environmental journalist Beth Gardiner about her new book Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution.

39 MIN2019 DEC 17
Comments
Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution

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 MIN2019 DEC 4
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 MIN2019 NOV 19
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The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Conscious Brains

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