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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The Blockchain and the Future of Everything

December 3rd, 2019

We talk to Michael Casey, Senior Advisor for Blockchain Opportunities at MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative, about his new book, co-authored… Go to Episode

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

November 19th, 2019

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. Go to Episode

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

November 19th, 2019

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. Go to Episode

How Language Shapes Thought

November 12th, 2019

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