Reviews
Professor Carroll, I implore you: please stop speaking every declarative sentence with a rising intonation at the end. It makes an otherwise good podcast unlistenable.
Debrovich via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/09/21
This should probably be required listening. If the state mandated this I would be on board.
lina.chappelin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/03/21
David Zierler, Oral Historian for the American Institute of Physics said it better than I can at the beginning of his interview of Sean Carroll Zierler, “This is so exciting because you are one of the best interviewers out there, so it's a unique opportunity for me to interview one of those...Read full review »
johnthehillboy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/01/21
As good as any science podcast out there. As for politics... just skip those parts and skim the NYT (including all the corrections...)
JoboF IV via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/30/21
Possibly the best educational podcast on the internet. Excellent selection of academic guests, presented neutrally and with technical depth. (In my experience; Sean is able to present the discussed topics clearly and ask the most interesting/revealing questions, bringing a scientific approach to...Read full review »
Richard AU via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/21/21
A wonderful podcast that consistently has intelligent discussions on a wide range of interesting topics. Amazing guests and science science science. I learn something every episode. Tell all your friends (and non friends too bc everyone can gain from this podcast)
oxyopian via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/21/21
I sent this podcast to a lovely friend and her review back was ‘I didn’t understand, too smart for me’. Which made me feel smug because I think I sometimes understand :D Well. I’ll keep listening until I do. Thank you Sean for the mind workouts :) xx
Katarina Janoskova via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/20/21
Dr. Caroll's interviews cover a wide range of thought-provoking topics with fascinating people I would not likely learn of elsewhere. The conversations are thorough and illuminating and fun. Highly recommend.Read full review »
Wonderworldindustries via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/20/21
I’m tired of politics... I don’t listen to these type of podcasts to receive his political beliefs. I want to learn something worth while.
JesterDean via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/18/21
Sean is brilliant and wise and interesting and a great thinker and expositor and interviewer. It is a great privilege to be able to read his books and hear his podcast.
Todd A V via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/12/21
Sean’s ability to explain topics with a coherent and steady narrative is incredible. I wonder if he even knows how talented he is. Seems to me that there’s no straight line to understanding quantum mechanics but Sean more than does his part to put it all together and make you appreciate the...Read full review »
Alexinhk888 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/08/21
I have enjoyed many of these podcasts a great deal, at least the ones that have to do with the topics as to which Mr. Carroll has expertise. His increasing descent into leftist politics has certainly become annoying, but it is easy enough to spot those (including AMA ones in recent times) and to...Read full review »
Jetman51 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/07/21
Used to live this podcast. It’s a shame that Sean had to stoop to legitimate the noted imperialist and Islamophobe Niall Ferguson.
Ivanapinyon via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 05/04/21
I came to this podcast via Rob Reids podcast After On (also worth it) and my first listen was the recent solo explainer on the standard model. This deserves a 5 star review for that episode alone, for making extremely complicated and important topics so accessible. I am not a particle physicist,...Read full review »
Galt Grotke via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/04/21
I am so excited about each new episode. I learn and have fun while listening to it. The way Sean interviews other people is great and easy to follow. He is very good at explaining hard ideas. A must try podcast and definitely my favorite.
jyuanting via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/30/21
I love this podcast. Sean Carroll does a great job interviewing experts in a way that is comprehensible to non-experts without talking down to his audience. And it’s so soothing to hear people who value reason and sincere desire for knowledge! Update: I had to pause an episode to come back here...Read full review »
mwigaigua2 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/29/21
I’ve never found a podcast to binge and repeat binge but this is it. I’ve mostly stuck to the physics related episodes since that’s the big draw for me but I appreciate that he’s also making a platform for other things that matter. This show has helped me get through the pandemic and he is a...Read full review »
Elleon_c via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/28/21
Carroll has something like the talent of Richard Feynman in explaining science (and getting people excited about it!), and the talent of Terry Gross in getting really earnest engagement from the interviewees. Can’t recommend this podcast highly enough.
ZorakIsGoodActually via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/20/21
One of the best scientific based podcasts, often leading you fairly deep into topics that also allows you space for your own mind to wander. A kind of thinking therapy, if you want more depth! As I am based in the UK I became familiar with Sean Carroll’s appearances on BBC science programmes. He...Read full review »
GuitarPK via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/20/21
Absolutely one of the best science and philosophy podcasts out there!
frank.schlegel via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 04/20/21
Anyone interested in Sean talk with Julia should check out Street Epistemology (particularly Anthony Magnabosco) as should Sean. Really fits in with the great conversations Sean has
Sujabr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/20/21
Last several episodes dealing with everything not science. Ok to go off topic occasionally, but too much politics, or social issues kills my interest. Great show otherwise.
Groucho the man via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/13/21
I really enjoyed listening to several episodes stretching my mind, love the astronomy and was a big fan of how he explained things as an amateur astronomer. But he certainly developed a strong case of Trump derangement syndrome and it’s now completely unlistenable. Very sad to take such a strong...Read full review »
Duelche via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/06/21
A great mental workout for a morning dog walk! Well done, Sean!
CraigTheJonesBoyJones via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/06/21
I used to love this podcast. It is absolutely astounding to me that a person can be so intelligent, and yet through the indoctrination and brainwashing of the woke academia culture, be so completely clueless. I’m not a conservative, rather an observer of all that is going on, divide and conquer,...Read full review »
MSecrest via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/06/21
It’s incredible how one can gain more knowledge and insight from Sean’s podcasts then attending university! If you don’t lean towards open minded thoughts and polite discourse then look elsewhere.
Hotshotqwet via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/30/21
It has recently veered into wokism a little but the non woke episodes are still excellent listening
Rkid in Japan via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/30/21
I started listening for the science-related guests, but the conversations are excellent even when Dr. Carroll branches out to other topics. Still, for me, the physics episodes are required listening.
rthompsonmdog via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/23/21
The most intelligent discussion on pretty much everything. The gulf of knowledge, balance, maturity and demeanor between Sean Carroll and someone like Eric Weinstein is inconceivably vast. An adult podcast for thinking adults. The best guests. Great questions from the host.
ObjectivismIsNotPhilosopy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/21/21
Fascinating every time, the most interesting podcast
cattardis3691 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/16/21
Imagine a less-funny Alan Alda gifted with such an encyclopedic breadth that he frequently corrects other savants on the minutiae of their chosen fields: I loled when this rabid atheist corrects a religious scholar with, “Job.” Dr. Carroll just knows so much and instantly grasps radically...Read full review »
Roko's Asterisk via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/16/21
I’m just getting back with the family I will see if you have a
hhhjdhdh via Apple Podcasts · Portugal · 03/07/21
Sean Carroll and Brian Green are both my favourite physicists
Issac9206 via Apple Podcasts · Mexico · 03/01/21
The selection of topics and guests, the depth of the conversations and the questions and own input by the host make this Podcast a truly outstanding contribution to science education.
revilokeb via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 02/28/21
I love this podcast! It is so educational and stretches my brain in so many directions. It is the perfect blend of accessible and intellectually challenging. The prefect podcast for those of us who secretly wish we were theoretical physicists (and are completely convinced we “could” have been...Read full review »
DaniWBM via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/15/21
Found this podcast recently. I like starting from the very beginning when listening to a new podcast. Episode 1 had clean audio with an interesting conversation. Typically podcasters get better the more they do, great starting point. Looking forward to more. Thanks
greatnorthdrew via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/14/21
I am 17 years old, I don’t have much prior knowledge past highschool classes, youtube videos and whatever books I can get my hands on. These podcasts don’t require it, the concepts are explored in depth using common vocabulary and clear and concise explanations. Thank you Sean. P.s. I also very...Read full review »
JEJager via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/14/21
Sean Carroll is one of the leading science communicators. The guests on here are very well selected and range across a huge amoung of topics. One can easily get lost for hours listening to these conversations.
Luggée via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 02/10/21
Nice mix of both light and brain-melting topics
Shredsauce via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/09/21
I’m partway into this episode and cannot help recalling the description in Men In Black of the antagonist as a bunch of bugs in an Edgar Suit. More sugar please! Also, I’m channeling Micro CNN broadcasting from The Mite House on the presidential eyelash.
BSmukler via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/08/21
Michael Levin interview was very thought provoking. Sara Walker too, she’s brilliant.
pancesco via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/02/21
You do not need any other podcast.
eatGarlic via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/01/21
Honest , deep, diverse. A great interviewer. Thanks for your excellent work.
AntonioAstronomer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/24/21
If you love science this is one of the best Podcasts I know. It doesn’t dumb down but is understandable for a n00b like me. I’m fascinated by quantum mechanics and the relativity theory and this show really helps me to understand. Thanks Sean!
Victorvroeg via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 01/17/21
A wonderful podcast. Aside from being such a fantastic communicator of complex scientific facts and theory, with fascinating guests, Sean also provides the antidote to the hysterical and self righteous people who dominate podcasts and social media. His response to the events of January 6th 2021...Read full review »
987JMC123 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/12/21
Would be much better if he was neutral and not so politically biased.
jgs9455 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/11/21
Listen to this to be transported into a place of science, philosophy and an impressive amount of lightly-worn wisdom. Sean is the perfect accomplice on the journey, disarmingly probing his guests to help them reveal their ideas. And he’s funny. Be prepared to find yourself reading books you’ve...Read full review »
rogermb179 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/03/21
Want to enhance your knowledge? Listen to this podcast(everyday). It’s the best podcast I’ve ever heard, five stars to it - ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Waaridh via Apple Podcasts · India · 12/31/20
S.C.: Thank you for this podcast. You’re clearly putting a good deal of effort into this venture and we, as listeners, are the beneficiaries. I’m sure that your exploration into areas outside of physics and astrological science offers benefits to you and your work, but we (your listeners) are...Read full review »
Shuwanbo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/30/20
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