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: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

August 13th, 2019

We talk to sports and science writer David Epstein about his latest book Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. Go to Episode

Sharks: The Ocean's Most Mysterious, Most Misunderstood, and Most Important Guardians

August 7th, 2019

We talk to ocean conservationist William McKeever about his new book Emperors of the Deep: Sharks--The Ocean's Most Mysterious, Most Misunderstood, and… Go to Episode

A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind

July 30th, 2019

We talk to author Annaka Harris about her new book Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind. Go to Episode

The American Automobile: Past, Present, and Driverless

July 17th, 2019

We talk to writer Dan Albert about his new book Are We There Yet?: The American Automobile Past, Present, and Driverless. Go to Episode