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The FQXi podcast brings you the latest ideas in foundational physics and cosmology—and includes interviews with our members and other leading scientists. It's hosted by Zeeya Merali and Brendan Foster. You can contact us at podcast@fqxi.org, and follow us on twitter: @FQXi. The podcast is produced by Zeeya, and music is provided by Baltimore-based Diefenbaker.

The FQXi podcast brings you the latest ideas in foundational physics and cosmology—and includes interviews with our members and other leading scientists. It's hosted by Zeeya Merali and Brendan Foster. You can contact us at podcast@fqxi.org, and follow us on twitter: @FQXi. The podcast is produced by Zeeya, and music is provided by Baltimore-based Diefenbaker.

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PODCAST

March 27, 2017

Complete Podcast

The FQXi **January 9, 2014** Podcast features:

- Sean Carroll Fluctuates on Floating Consciousnesses

INFO: **MP3 file / 24 minutes / 23 MB**

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Individual Stories

Sean Carroll Fluctuates on Floating Consciousnesses

Cosmologist Sean Carroll questions conventional wisdom on quantum fluctuations, whether we might be disembodied "Boltzmann Brains" floating through space & eternal inflation leading to a multiverse, in his talk at the 4th FQXi conference.

INFO: **MP3 file / 24 minutes / 23 MB**

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PODCAST ARCHIVE

- 2016 Countdown Part 2

- 2016 Countdown Part 1

- Retrocausal Reality?
- Wandering Towards the FQXi Essay Contest & News Roundup
- The Science of Terrorism
- One Brief Lesson on Physics-Writing

- Creativity & Science

- Measuring Consciousness in the Lab

- What Happens Inside the Wavefunction?

- Dirty Secrets of Quantum Foundations

- Dirty Secrets of Life

- Happy 10th Birthday FQXi! & News Round-Up
- Quantum Collapse
- The Big Picture

- Gravitational Waves & a MICROSCOPE on Galileo
- Wrinkles in Spacetime
- A Quantum Horror Story

- 2015 Countdown Part 3

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