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57 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Sean Carroll. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Sean Carroll, often where they are interviewed.

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57 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Sean Carroll. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Sean Carroll, often where they are interviewed.

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Quantum Worlds w/ Sean Carroll

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Physicist Sean Carroll shares his insights into the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, how theoretical physics informs our understanding of reality, and what the human mind can comprehend about nature of the universe.

Sean Carroll is a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology. His papers on dark matter and dark energy, the physics of extra dimensions, and alternative theories of gravity have been widely praised. He is also one of the founders of the group blog cosmicvariance.com, named one of the five top science blogs by 'Nature'.

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Jan 11 2021 · 53mins
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Episode 38. Falsifiability: Sean Carroll

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The boundaries of science are clear, and can be demarcated by the concept of falsifiability. Or so we learn in our science classes. But with some areas of science, falsifiability is not the critical feature, and may be impossible on theoretical or empirical grounds. Worrying about falsifiability might even get in the way of interesting ideas. With us to discuss the history of problems in science and falsifiability is Sean Carroll, a leading physicist and science communicator. Sean received a BS in astronomy and astrophysics from Villanova University in 1988, and a PhD in astronomy from Harvard University in 1993. He is a research professor of theoretical physics at the California Institute of Technology and an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. His research interests include cosmology, astrophysics, and general relativity. Sean regularly appears in the media to discuss science, and he is the host of the podcast Mindscape. He is also the author of popular science books, including From Eternity to Here, The Particle at the End of the Universe, Something Deeply Hidden, and The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself. In this conversation we discuss the concepts of an afterlife, black holes and entropy, time travel, the multiverse, and hierarchy theory, all in the context of what is science, how we should judge science, and the importance, or not, of falsifiability.

Jan 11 2021 · 1hr 27mins

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Sean Carroll - America's favourite physicist (plus special musical guest Emma Hill)

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Sean Carroll is a Research Professor of theoretical physics at the California Institute of Technology, and an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. He received his Ph.D. in 1993 from Harvard University. His research has focused on fundamental physics and cosmology, especially issues of dark matter, dark energy, spacetime symmetries, and the origin of the universe. Recently, Carroll has worked on the foundations of quantum mechanics, the emergence of spacetime, and the evolution of entropy and complexity. Carroll is the author of Something Deeply Hidden, The Big Picture, The Particle at the End of the Universe, From Eternity to Here, and Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity. He has been awarded prizes and fellowships by the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Sloan Foundation, the Packard Foundation, the American Physical Society, the American Institute of Physics, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the Royal Society of London, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Carroll has appeared on TV shows such as The Colbert Report, PBS's NOVA, and Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, and frequently serves as a science consultant for film and television. He is host of the weekly Mindscape podcast. 

This episode I'm joined by Emma Hill, an Alaskan singer-songwriter and old friend of mine.

Listen to the song I wrote with Emma after being inspired by our conversation with Sean and all the other Podsongs 

Jan 08 2021 · 1hr 49mins
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Mindfulness at work...with my boss, Sean Carroll

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We're back with our first Mindfulnews episode for 2021!  This is quite a special one for me as my guest today, Sean Carroll, is someone I've known for about 13 years.  I would make regular visits to Milwuakee for work and Sean was bar tending at the local watering hole, Mo's Irish pub.  Over the years this friendship grew, and then out of nowhere, he joined the software company I work for and soon became my boss.  Ive been lucky enough to have great bosses, and Sean is right up there with the best. The magic of this friendship really took hold as I introduced Sean to mindfulness.  He had reached out to me following some personal challenges, dealing with anger, frustration, relationships.  He didn't know much about mindfulness but he knew he wanted to give it a go.   Cut to almost a year later, his mindfulness practice is going strong and he is closer to his family and more present to them than he has ever been. The transformation is quite remarkable and a great testament to the benefits of Mindfulness.  We talk about his 15 years of software experience, the loss of his parents, dealing with death and the mental illness of a close friend.  We also talk about the lessons learned from being a bartender, and we dig into the multiple benefits that he now enjoys from mindfulness.  

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Jan 04 2021 · 36mins
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Rationally Speaking #162 - Sean Carroll on "Poetic Naturalism"

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Naturalism is the stance that everything that exists in the universe arises from "natural" causes, of the sort observable by science -- not supernatural ones. It's practically a foundational tenet of skepticism. But does it imply that there can be no meaning, or purpose, or morality in the universe? This episode features physicist Sean Carroll, author of the recent bestseller The Big Picture: on the Origins of Life, Meaning and the Universe Itself. Sean and Julia talk about the new "ism" he introduces in the book, "poetic naturalism," and how it attempts to resolve the apparent conflict between science on the one hand, and things like morality, free will, consciousness, and meaning on the other.

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Jan 03 2021 · 48mins
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Rationally Speaking #133 - Sean Carroll on "The Many Worlds Interpretatioln Is Probably Correct"

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In this episode of Rationally Speaking, Caltech physicist Sean Carroll describes an "embarrassing" state of affairs in modern physics: that we still don't know how to interpret quantum mechanics, almost a century after its discovery. Sean explains why he thinks the "Many Worlds Interpretation" (MWI) is the most plausible one we've got, and Julia explores his thoughts on questions like: Can MWI be tested? Is it "simpler" than other interpretations, and why? And does MWI threaten to destroy our systems of ethics? Sean Michael Carroll is a research professor in the Department of Physics at the California Institute of Technology. He is a theoretical cosmologist specializing in dark energy and general relativity.

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Jan 02 2021 · 45mins
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Sean Carroll on Consciousness, Physicalism, and the History of Intellectual Progress

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Sean Carroll, theoretical physicist at Caltech, joins us on this episode of the FLI Podcast to comb through the history of human thought, the strengths and weaknesses of various intellectual movements, and how we are to situate ourselves in the 21st century given progress thus far.

 Topics discussed in this episode include:

-Important intellectual movements and their merits
-The evolution of metaphysical and epistemological views over human history
-Consciousness, free will, and philosophical blunders
-Lessons for the 21st century

You can find the page for this podcast here: https://futureoflife.org/2020/12/01/sean-carroll-on-consciousness-physicalism-and-the-history-of-intellectual-progress/

You can find the video for this podcast here: https://youtu.be/6HNjL8_fsTk


0:00 Intro
2:06 The problem of beliefs and the strengths and weaknesses of religion
6:40 The Age of Enlightenment and importance of reason
10:13 The importance of humility and the is--ought gap
17:53 The advantages of religion and mysticism
19:50 Materialism and Newtonianism
28:00 Duality, self, suffering, and philosophical blunders
36:56 Quantum physics as a paradigm shift
39:24 Physicalism, the problem of consciousness, and free will
01:01:50 What does it mean for something to be real?
01:09:40 The hard problem of consciousness
01:14:20 The multiple worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics and utilitarianism
01:21:16 The importance of being charitable in conversation
1:24:55 Sean's position in the philosophy of consciousness
01:27:29 Sean's metaethical position
01:29:36 Where to find and follow Sean

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Dec 02 2020 · 1hr 30mins
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Ep 137: How to increase your rates by 50% with James Batey and Sean Carroll

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Nov 25 2020 · 43mins
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84: Sean Carroll: Is the Universe Twisted? Limits on Lorentz Violation & other Screwy Ideas!

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In 1990, Sean Carroll’s, George Field and Roman Jackiw wrote an epochal paper that had a tremendous impact on physics, and in particular, on me and my career as a young graduate student in the 1990’s.

Recently, evidence for the parity violating effect from Cosmic Microwave Background observations by Planck was announced in Physical Review Letters: https://journals.aps.org/prl/accepted/b0070Yf9I0214c6835b00d89342658c8255c84496

Sean will discuss the background physics behind this effect and the implications for physics if the PRL is confirmed by upcoming polarimeters or otherwise convincing evidence is found. I will discuss some of the experimental challenges to making such a measurement and prospects for upcoming experiments such as CLASS, BICEP Array, SPT3G, Simons Array, ACT, LiteBIRD, Simons Observatory, and CMB Stage 4 to make a definitive, high confidence level claim. While you’re waiting for the livestream to start here is some homework

Sean Michael Carroll (born October 5, 1966) is a theoretical physicist specializing in quantum mechanics, gravity, and cosmology. He is a research professor in the Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics in the California Institute of Technology Department of Physics.[1] He has been a contributor to the physics blog Cosmic Variance, and has published in scientific journals such as Nature as well as other publications, including The New York Times, Sky & Telescope, and New Scientist.

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Oct 27 2020 · 1hr
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Sean Carroll

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Today our guest is theoretical physicist Sean Carroll from the Mindscape podcast and his forthcoming book 'Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime' coming out soon and available now for preorder on Amazon. Find out more at PreposterousUniverse.com

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Aug 05 2020 · 57mins