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Indre Viskontas
Inquiring Minds
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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Ratings & Reviews
4.4 stars from 982 ratings
Offspring of Elevatorgate
“Inquiring Minds” began in 2013 when Chris Mooney and Indre Viscontas quit their jobs as hosts of the Center for Inquiry podcast “Point of Inquiry” in protest over remarks by CFI chief Ron Lindsey that were critical of skeptic personality Rebecca Watson, the central figure of the “Elevatorgate”...Read full review »
Flatbushpoppop via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/19/20
Good-ish
I love this podcast, but it feels a bit scattershot. For example, an excellent episode on racism in medicine was followed up by an episode about failures of the modern education- with ZERO mention of racism or funding disparities. Bizarre and disappointing. Overall, though I very much enjoy the...Read full review »
hochiminty via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/23/20
Fun to listen to
PLEASE BRING BACK THE SCIENCE NEWS ☘️ Happy they ditched Chris, he was a little obnoxious with the guests in the interviews. IV's voice sounds great natural with an unforced delivery. Thank YouRead full review »
Sascha4real via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/08/20
Recent Episodes
We talk to orthopedic surgeon Roy A. Meals about his new book Bones: Inside and Out. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/inquiringminds See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 11/26/20
We talk to neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett about why the idea that you have a lizard brain and a rational brain is completely wrong, how you can fight against implicit biases by swamping your brain with new data, why your brain’s most important job isn’t actually to think or be rational, and...
Published 11/19/20
This week we explore the implications of there being much more water on the moon than we previously thought; a new study that looked at the possibility that our brains have an underlying propensity to understand words; and a quick look at a paper about Tennessee bicycle crashes. Support the...
Published 11/11/20
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