Inquiring Minds

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Each week Inquiring Minds brings you a new, in-depth exploration of the place 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.

Produced in partnership with Climate Desk, a journalistic collaboration dedicated to exploring the impact of a changing climate and consisting of The Atlantic, Center for Investigative Reporting, Grist, The Guardian, Mother Jones, Slate, and Wired.

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Title: 1 Marsha Ivins - What It's Like To Spend 55 Days in Space

1 Marsha Ivins - What It's Like To Spend 55 Days in Space

September 20th, 2013

There aren't many people on Earth who have spent more of their life in space than Marsha Ivins. A veteran of five space shuttle missions, Ivins has spent… Go to Episode

1 Marsha Ivins - What It's Like To Spend 55 Days in Space

September 20th, 2013

There aren't many people on Earth who have spent more of their life in space than Marsha Ivins. A veteran of five space shuttle missions, Ivins has spent… Go to Episode

3 Sylvia Earle - Why the Oceans Are Not Too Big to Fail

October 4th, 2013

This week we talk to scientist and explorer Sylvia Earle, a woman who has spent almost a year of her life under water. She explains why the oceans are… Go to Episode

2 Alan Weisman - Can We Finally Have a Serious Talk About Population?

September 27th, 2013

This week, Chris Mooney talks to environmental journalist Alan Weisman, who explains why, following on his 2007 New York Times bestseller The World Without… Go to Episode