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Ever wanted to know how music affects your brain, what quantum mechanics really is, or how black holes work? Do you wonder why you get emotional each time you see a certain movie, or how on earth video games are designed? Then you’ve come to the right place. Each week, Sean Carroll will host conversations with some of the most interesting thinkers in the world. From neuroscientists and engineers to authors and television producers, Sean and his guests talk about the biggest ideas in science, ...
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Robinson Erhardt researches symbolic logic and the foundations of mathematics at Stanford University. Join him in conversations with philosophers, scientists, weightlifters, artists, and everyone in-between. https://linktr.ee/robinsonerhardt Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/robinson-erhardt/support
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Closer To Truth presents the world’s greatest thinkers exploring humanity’s deepest questions in Cosmos, Life, Consciousness, and Meaning. Engage new and diverse ways of thinking. Appreciate intense debates. Seek your own answers.
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Night Science

Itai Yanai & Martin Lercher

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Where do ideas come from? In each episode, scientists Itai Yanai and Martin Lercher explore science's creative side with a leading colleague. New episodes come out every second Monday.
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Rebuild Health and Fitness Podcast

Rebuild Health and Fitness: James Batey and Sean Carroll

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Nutrition, health and fitness without the BS. We are here to educate you, challenge you and laugh with you. We want to inspire people to think differently. We are evidence-based nutritionists and coaches with a combined 20+ years in the industry, coaching people day in and day out. Health is much bigger than you believe and that is what this podcast is about. Along the way we interview some of the top names in the industry as well as exceptional people you may never have heard of, to hear th ...
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Each week we bring you a new, in-depth exploration of the space where science 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 want to find out what’s true, what’s left to discover, and why it all matters.
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Buck Sexton breaks down the latest headlines with a fresh and honest perspective! He speaks truth to power, and cuts through the liberal nonsense coming from the mainstream media. Interact with Buck by emailing him at teambuck@iheartmedia.com
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Victory Pointers

Victory Pointers Team

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A podcast about creating games everywhere. We look at what it's like to design games in different regions of the world, with a focus on tabletop games. An Action Points Podcast production.
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The Cartesian Cafe is the podcast where an expert guest and Timothy Nguyen map out scientific and mathematical subjects in detail. This collaborative journey with other experts will have us writing down formulas, drawing pictures, and reasoning about them together on a whiteboard. If you’ve been longing for a deeper dive into the intricacies of scientific subjects, then this is the podcast for you. Topics covered include mathematics, physics, computer science, machine learning, and artificia ...
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Hilarious takes from serious experts. Each week I'm joined by a new stand up comedian and a new expert to discuss their field of expertise. We're talking the big topics, the brain, space, climate science, psychedelics and all the areas you're most likely to end up when you're drunk, at the end of a party, just trying to figure it all out. . It's a light, funny and easily accessible way to hear the latest from some seriously mind blowing experts.
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The Portgual Street Philosophy Podcast is the official podcast of the LSE SU Philosophy Society. Each episode, we take a deep dive into a particular philosophy topic, in conversation with leading experts on the subject. By having focused explorations of these topics, we hope to provide accessible introductions and a pathway into the philosophical literature for interested students of all backgrounds.
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Guardian Science Weekly

Guardian Science Weekly

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The award winning Science Weekly is the best place to learn about the big discoveries and debates in biology, chemistry, physics, and sometimes even maths. From the Guardian science desk Ian Sample, Hannah Devlin & Nicola Davis meet the great thinkers and doers in science and technology. Science has never sounded so good! We'd love to hear what you think, so get in touch via @guardianaudio or podcasts@theguardian.com
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Welcome to Season 2 of 'Flying Coach'! This season, Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay and cohost on NFL Network's 'Good Morning Football' and Fox NFL insider Peter Schrager are joined by guests from around the sports and entertainment world to discuss the latest NFL news, tell stories from their careers, and break down the game from their unique perspectives.
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Do you love horses, sports, or just curious to learn more about Thoroughbred horse racing? The Amplify Horse Racing Podcast is a fun, easy-listening, educational platform for people of all backgrounds, knowledge or interest levels to engage with the sport and learn more. Amplify Horse Racing is a 501(c)(3) that amplifies Thoroughbred industry education, mentorship, and career opportunities with horse programs for youth & young adults. We create pathways to involvement for newcomers, highligh ...
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The Soul Soil Podcast is a place where ideas, experience, and resources come together around the topics of agriculture and spirituality with the goal of inspiring and empowering listeners to interact and cooperate with the land in a way that nourishes and sustains the human body, mind, and soul while regenerating and sustaining the land itself.
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Welcome to the July 2024 Ask Me Anything episode of Mindscape! These monthly excursions are funded by Patreon supporters (who are also the ones asking the questions). We take questions asked by Patreons, whittle them down to a more manageable number -- based primarily on whether I have anything interesting to say about them, not whether the questio…
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Buck Sexton dives into the latest political bombshell! President Joe Biden, in a surprising gaffe, mistakenly announced Donald Trump as his vice president. Yes, you heard that right. While this was just a slip-up, Buck Sexton uses this moment to analyze Biden's NATO press conference performance and its implications for his 2024 campaign. Will Biden…
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Buck Sexton is joined by Arynne Wexler, known as NonLibTake on Instagram. Arynne shares her insights on the future of Joe Biden’s presidency, the left's strategies, and upcoming election outcomes. The discussion humorously critiques political issues, including a $4 million McKinsey study on NYC trash cans and the irony of gun control advocates need…
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Distinguished Philosopher Ned Block discusses perception, cognition, and consciousness as well as his latest book, The Border Between Seeing and Thinking, a model for bringing philosophy and the mind sciences into dialogue. Ned Block is an American philosopher working in philosophy of mind who has made important contributions to the understanding o…
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Buck Sexton is joined by Professor Wilfred Reilly, author of the thought-provoking book "Lies My Liberal Teacher Told Me." Buck and Professor Riley dive into a discussion about the current political landscape, focusing on the implications of Kamala Harris as a diversity hire and Joe Biden's cognitive state. They explore the dynamics within the Demo…
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Patreon: https://bit.ly/3v8OhY7 Dr. Anna Lembke received her undergraduate degree in Humanities from Yale University and her medical degree from Stanford University. She is currently Professor and Medical Director of Addiction Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She is also Program Director of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Fel…
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Buck Sexton and Ryan Girdusky discuss the future of Joe Biden within the Democratic Party. Following a contentious debate, they explore Biden's resilience as the presumptive nominee despite internal challenges. Girdusky provides expert analysis on potential successors within the party, while Sexton draws parallels with past political dynamics, disc…
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Patreon: https://bit.ly/3v8OhY7 This is the inaugural AMA for Robinson’s Podcast. It is supported by the members of the podcast’s Patreon. In this installment, Robinson answers questions about the reality of mathematics, podcasting, moral facts, ice cream, the nature of time, literary books for neophytes, and more. Denying Infinity: https://doi.org…
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Help Closer To Truth keep our content free from paywalls with a tax-deductible donation. To inquire whether plants are “sentient” sounds like pseudoscience but has become real science. What does a plant know? Plants can react to their environments, but can plants sense or feel? Can they remember long-term? Can they adapt and learn? Are plants intel…
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Ivanka Trump is a businesswoman, real estate developer, and former senior advisor to the President of the United States. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Cloaked: https://cloaked.com/lex and use code LexPod to get 25% off – Shopify: https://shopify.com/lex to get $1 per month trial – NetSuite: http://netsuite.com/lex to g…
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Buck Sexton welcomes Michael Cargill to the show for a conversation on Second Amendment rights and government overreach. They delve into Michael's landmark lawsuit, Michael Cargill v. Department of Justice and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, challenging the bump stock ban post-Las Vegas shooting. Michael passionately defends individual fr…
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Just like with physics, in biology it is perfectly possible to do most respectable work without thinking much about philosophy, but there are unmistakably foundational questions where philosophy becomes crucial. When do we say that a collection of matter (or bits) is alive? When does it become an agent, capable of making decisions? What are the ori…
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Send us a Text Message. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for uncovering the structure of the ribosome. He runs a lab at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England. In this episode, Venki emphasizes the importance of enjoying the scientific process itself, not just aiming for major discoveries. He …
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Patreon: https://bit.ly/3v8OhY7 Joyce Carol Oates is the Rogers S. Berlind ’52 Professor Emerita in the Humanities at Princeton University with the Program in Creative Writing. She is among the most widely-recognized and respected writers of our time, and has written in a wide variety of media and genres, from poetry and fiction in the former categ…
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Andrew Huberman is a neuroscientist at Stanford and host of the Huberman Lab Podcast. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Eight Sleep: https://eightsleep.com/lex to get $350 off – LMNT: https://drinkLMNT.com/lex to get free sample pack – AG1: https://drinkag1.com/lex to get 1 month supply of fish oil – Shopify: https://shopi…
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Become an Amplify Mentor or Mentee! In this special episode, originally aired live on June 20, 2024, we bring you an insightful Q & A session hosted by Amplify’s Annise Montplaisir and Mary-Courtney Combs, dedicated to answering all your questions about the Amplify Mentorship Program. Whether you're a potential mentor looking to share your expertis…
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Buck Sexton is joined by Erin Perrine, a seasoned political consultant, to delve into the upcoming presidential debate and its potential impacts. Perrine offers strategic insights for Donald Trump, emphasizing the importance of policy-focused messaging and cautioning against personality-driven exchanges. They explore CNN's role as debate moderator …
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How do Buddhism, Chinese traditions, and Hinduism address the perennial problems of suffering, ethics, ritual and contemplative practices? Why is suffering so important in Buddhism? Why karma in Hinduism? Why systems of nature in Chinese traditions? Featuring interviews with Helen De Cruz Jay Garfield, Swami Sarvapriyananda, Swami Medhananda, Frank…
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Which is more intelligent, ChatGPT or a 3-year old? Of course this depends on what we mean by "intelligence." A modern LLM is certainly able to answer all sorts of questions that require knowledge far past the capacity of a 3-year old, and even to perform synthetic tasks that seem remarkable to many human grown-ups. But is that really intelligence?…
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Patreon: https://bit.ly/3v8OhY7 Slavoj Žižek is international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities at the University of London, visiting professor at New York University, and a senior researcher at the University of Ljubljana’s Department of Philosophy. This is Slavoj’s fourth appearance on the show. On episode 109, he and Robinson…
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Buck Sexton is joined by David Harsanyi, senior editor at The Federalist, to delve into the contentious debate of democracy versus republic. They explore the implications of majoritarian views, the push to eliminate the Electoral College, and the importance of federalism and state rights. The discussion also touches on the Biden administration's pe…
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Since moving to Kentucky from Maryland a few years ago, Sara Gordon has become a prominent figure in the world of horse racing media. If you’ve ever scrolled the social media channels of the trade publication, the Thoroughbred Daily News (TDN), you’ve seen the fruits of Sara’s labor. She’s often awake before dawn to capture content at the track or …
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Buck Sexton is joined by Josh Hammer, senior counsel at the Article III Project and host of "America on Trial with Josh Hammer." They delve into imminent Supreme Court decisions, focusing on the Trump immunity issue and its potential outcomes. Josh explains the expected Solomonic split that may balance presidential duties and criminal liability. Th…
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In this episode, Buck Sexton is joined by Gabrielle Cuccia, a former Trump White House staffer and commentator. They discuss immigration, speculating on whether Biden's potential amnesty plan is a pre-election strategy. Gabrielle questions Biden's candidacy, suggesting Democrats might replace him, and emphasizes the importance of election integrity…
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Arvind Srinivas is CEO of Perplexity, a company that aims to revolutionize how we humans find answers to questions on the Internet. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Cloaked: https://cloaked.com/lex and use code LexPod to get 25% off – ShipStation: https://shipstation.com/lex and use code LEX to get 60-day free trial – Net…
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Why are we here? Why is there a world, a cosmos, something-instead of absolutely nothing at all? Of all the big questions, this is the biggest. Why? What can we learn from "nothing"? Featuring interviews with John Leslie, Bede Rundle, Max Tegmark, Simon Blackburn, Quentin Smith, Victor Stenger, Peter van Inwagen, John Polkinghorne, Richard Swinburn…
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Buck Sexton is joined by Rob Smith, the host of "Can't Cancel Rob Smith." Rob shares his unique perspectives as a gay, black, right-leaning independent and veteran. They dive deep into the shifts in corporate Pride campaigns, the impact of conservative voices on social media, and the controversial Bud Light backlash. Rob also discusses the evolving…
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For those of us who are not dualists, the mind arises from our physical bodies -- mostly the brain, but the rest of the body has a role to play. And yet it remains tempting to treat the mind as a thing in itself, disconnected from how the body is doing. Ellen Langer is a psychologist who is one of the foremost researchers on the idea of mindfulness…
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Patreon: https://bit.ly/3v8OhY7 Deborah Gordon is Professor of Biology at Stanford University. She is a myrmecologist—an entomologist who studies ants—focusing on how complex behavior emerges from ant colonies, which have no central control. In this episode, Deborah and Robinson discuss some of the distinctive features of ants, how pheromones help …
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What is the meaning of life? On this episode, Buck Sexton welcomes a longtime friend and guest, Mike Slater. Buck and Mike share a candid conversation filled with reflections on aging, balancing careers, and the profound impact of marriage and gratitude. Mike also shares insights from his role as host of Breitbart News Daily and his podcast ‘Politi…
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Buck Sexton and Ryan Girdusky dive deep into the upcoming election, breaking down who's likely to win and why. With all the latest data and numbers, Buck and Ryan provide a comprehensive analysis of the current political landscape. They discuss the potential impact of key events, such as Trump's and Hunter Biden's convictions, and the significance …
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Sara Walker is an astrobiologist and theoretical physicist. She is the author of a new book titled “Life as No One Knows It: The Physics of Life’s Emergence”. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Notion: https://notion.com/lex – Motific: https://motific.ai – Shopify: https://shopify.com/lex to get $1 per month trial – BetterH…
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In this special episode, Ryann McEnany from the America First movement joins alongside her father Mike, a dedicated patriot, to discuss current political trends. They explore topics such as the expanding Trump country in Nevada and the implications of the Hunter Biden conviction. Buck and the McEnanys speculate about potential vice presidential pic…
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Professor Brian Swimme discusses cosmogenesis, our cultural evolution, human consciousness, the Noosphere, and more. Brian Thomas Swimme is a professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco where he teaches evolutionary cosmology to graduate students in the philosophy, cosmology, and consciousness program. His upcoming bo…
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