Inquiring Minds


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: The Poison Squad

We need a better, more democratic internet

January 21st, 2020

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:… Go to Episode

2019 Year End Wrap-Up

December 31st, 2019

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

We might be approaching the study of cancer all wrong

December 23rd, 2019

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… Go to Episode

Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution

December 16th, 2019

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