Reviews
As a practicing therapists specializing in Addiction and Trauma, I’ve loved every episode I’ve listened to so far! You marry psychology, neuroscience, and anthropology/ cultural influence in such a seamless beautiful way to present oversimplified topics with the breadth and depth they deserve....Read full review »
Kristy.A via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/17/22
This show has been one of my favorites for a long time. Science, research based material is what the world needs more of. Indre does an amazing job.
sc_78 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/22
really great information :)
Oopsawally via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/28/22
One of my top 3 podcasts several years ago. Then they went full on social justice and it became just another NPR show showing only half the data; so I dropped out for a year or so. Came back recently and was hopeful. Listened to recent shows on food, dating and where AI came from. Just ok. Lots...Read full review »
Mack019 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/17/21
A lot of diverse subjects. It makes me think outside of the box and broaden my imagination. I appreciate the scientific approach to knowledge. The podcast is long enough to deepen some questions but short enough to be accessible to everyone.
GLagrange via Apple Podcasts · France · 04/23/21
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Theeban Thavanandam via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/09/21
Thorough and centered discussions.
Maggiesf via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/03/21
“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
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
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
This has been a favorite of mine for years and for good reason. Indre is an amazing host and a bit of a polymath herself. Her insights and questions to guests are very well thought out and her own experiences are woven through in a way that adds to the depth and interest. She is firmly one of...Read full review »
JJinTX via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/03/20
The show is great but it gets old when IV reminds everyone about her neuroscience background 17 times per episode.
MopoMD via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/23/19
Unlike many “science-enthusiast” podcasts out there, Inquiring Minds hosts covers amazingly wide range (though it helps that Indre has such interdisciplinary interests) and asks guests scientifically rigorous and thought-provoking questions. Although sometimes, I feel like she’s completing the...Read full review »
azo_azuline via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/08/19
Love the shows where we get objective info. GMOs and Ants with backpacks were terrific. But too many are biased sloppiness. Migration myths is an example. They looked unquestioning at a study which was all positive re migrants. At one point, there was a stat that correlated GDP to increasing...Read full review »
Marcus517 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/11/18
The breadth of scientific topics is far and wide. This podcast can build your entire reading list with the number of interesting and accomplished guests who have recently published. The up to date series is particularly useful for those that want to keep up with current events. Certainly top...Read full review »
Domtron83 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/20/18
Great podcast for science enthusiasts who are not necessarily into the details and language of science.
Gutdoc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/28/18
Female host’s archly condescending, sing-songy, overly inflected voice along with her Pollyannish cheerleader mentality regarding all things currently cool was just, in the end, too much for me. So I am unsubscribing now after listening to this podcast from the very beginning. The other thing...Read full review »
Albert Cipriani via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/04/18
If the titles were short enough for me to read without have to click on the episode I would listen to more. There are so many episodes that I skip over just because I’m too lazy to find out what it is about.
Nik☺️ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/18/18
Great hosts and guests, interesting and insightful interviews. Highly recommended.
DellingDog via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/17/18
When/why did you guys ditch the intro science news part of the cast. Though I always listen to the whole thing my wife would often tune in for just the newsy stuff if the interview topic didn’t appeal. Kishore is doing great, but I seem to remember, Indre, you said when Chris left that you’d...Read full review »
ccexperiment via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/06/18
This is honestly one of the best podcast episodes I have ever listened to. I am in awe of the way the story was put together, and how it was presented, and the flow it had. I loved it so much I shared it on Facebook; I know many people probably won't follow through but it will be worth it for...Read full review »
KaraShoSho via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/04/17
I've enjoyed this podcast by keeping an open mind for a number of years. I used to think they at least tried to find some balance when discussing controversial topics. Over time it has become increasingly clear that the hosts political bias is allowing them to become nothing more than...Read full review »
Steve1Graham via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/26/17
I love this podcast. It covers a huge range of STEM topics without being tired or repetitive. It’s great for the morning commute and isn’t difficult to understand if you don’t have a science background or specialised knowledge. Love it.
tmcgrath46 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 10/03/17
Love how many varied areas of science are covered. The interview format is great. They seem to ask the guests new questions. Episodes are just the right length for me.
Christy76 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/28/17
How can anything by someone whose a neuroscientist/opera singer not be interesting?
Arty0404 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/31/17
A terrific, very interesting podcast.
clint wolf via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/20/17
Inquiring Minds is one of my absolute favorite podcasts. The hosts are smart and personable, and the topics are always fascinating. Many of the guests/interviewees have written books, so the show a great way to find new science books directed at the general populace to read. ❤
Aniseseed via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/19/17
This show is great. They have some wonderful guests, and help communicate the fascinating and difficult work scientists and scholars are doing out to a wider audience.
acoustics via Stitcher · 06/02/17
How is it that every single "truth" discovered and covered by this podcast is a staple of the progressive left? "I'm not a conservative, but" is the only approved way to introduce any point not accepted as gospel by the hard left.Read full review »
bwarburton via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/29/17
I've been following this podcast for a couple years and enjoyed it very much. But it seems to be tilting to a very "uber-liberal" Bay area bias recently such as the unfocused, unscientific, and unenlightening show on lethal injections. If this continiues I'll probably stop...Read full review »
DTPL via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/09/17
Thoughtful intelligent discussions on some of the most important issues of out time.
Sprockets_SK via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/23/17
The content is superb, almost always of interest to me. But the commercials have become so frequent and annoying that my husband and I have both stopped listening. I wish more podcasters would consider Patreon (or possibly advertise relevant products). I listen to a lot of podcasts and am really...Read full review »
toniclark via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/07/17
Episodes are a little long but very well done!
Rightbrainr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/23/16
I have a psychology background and often find journalism on areas of psychology lacking depth or oversimplifying complex issues. Inquiring minds always covers issues really well and often explores topics that are really interesting that I had not heard about elsewhere. Great show
Not a cat person via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/14/16
I just listened to episode 140 that discussed the sound of two black holes colliding. They talked for an hour but NEVER PLAYED the very sound they were talking about. On and audio podcast. Didn't let listeners hear the very sound of the subject. How did you miss this one guys?Read full review »
cjheaford via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/14/16
If they could get beyond the political agenda, this show could be really interesting. However, that appears impossible to the hosts. I certainly don't begrudge someone having a different opinion and most people can be open to discussion, but this podcast is too entrenched in its presumed...Read full review »
heathenstein via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/13/16
They offer decent inquiries into subjects. And they do it with a lot of positive energy. They could be more critical in some cases.
i4USA via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/24/16
Indre and Kishore are wonderful to listen to and are great at covering a host of interesting topics of interest. Their willingness to push back in interviews is something that I really admire and think that more podcast interviewers could learn from their style. Sometimes a little overly left...Read full review »
Paul Thorleifson via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/27/16
Inquiring Minds has steadily become my favorite podcast about science due to its fearless discussion of diverse and politically divisive topics.
timuruski via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/11/16
Always interesting never boring
Freshoranges912! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/03/16
Love the wide variety of information and perspectives Inquiring Minds provides the listener. Having recently finished my undergraduate degree in environmental science this podcast gives me a great deal of hope and grows my excitement to tackle the many challenges our society faces. I think the...Read full review »
TomBWheels via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/01/16
I confess, I have listened to just one episode about the differences in women's healthcare. It was interesting and informative. But, the chatter afterwards came off as unthoughtful, and uneducated. Seriously, I am of an age where the Women's Movement of the 70s is personal. And the female...Read full review »
Choklatz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/22/16
The most recent podcast with astrophysicist Janna Levin is stellar. Her book Black Holes Blues, is a beautiful story about a decades long endeavor to build a machine that detected gravitional waves that traved a billion years a ago. Kishore Hari and Indre Viskontas are great hosts!
darkbookman via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/10/16
I think my title sums it up. I always enjoy learning new things from listening to Inquiring Minds. One of my favorite podcasts!
katerenn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/18/16
This show has always been great, but it keeps getting better whether the guest is Bill Nye on climate denial or understanding the weird ways octopi work. Always worth the time
Notanannoyingfoodie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/08/16
I discovered inquiring minds about two weeks ago and I gotta admit, I am hooked. Interesting subject matter, wonderful theories, and the hosts have great voices for welcoming the listeners. I adore this show.
Horror hound 420 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/13/16
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