Sean Carroll

Sean Carroll

is creating Mindscape Podcast

1,173

patrons
I'm a scientist, author, and now a podcaster. The Mindscape podcast is my way of exploring big, exciting ideas in a variety of fields -- science, society, philosophy, culture, the arts -- and bringing them to a wide audience.

Regular Mindscape episodes are free and available to everyone. Patreon pledges are a nice way to show support.

There are two major benefits of being a patron. First, I do Ask Me Anything episodes that will be released exclusively to supporters, approximately once per month. Second, patrons get access to versions of the episodes that are completely ad-free.

Less tangible, but still important, benefits include my sincere appreciation, and the personal feeling of having made a contribution to our society's intellectual discourse.

For right now, the different "Tiers" all come with precisely the same benefits! But different labels. And different levels of inner satisfaction, not to mention bragging rights. Lots of social cachet associated with being on a higher tier than your friends.

Pledges are scheduled per episode, rather than monthly, as occasionally I'll be busy and have to slow down, and I don't want supporters to feel cheated. Episodes are released once per week, so budget accordingly.

Many thanks!

Mindscape Home Page * Subscribe to Email List * Twitter
Tiers
Classical Tier
$1 or more per episode
Patrons receive: (1) Access to semi-regular AMA podcast episodes, available exclusively to supporters, and (2) My undying gratitude.


Becoming a Mindscape patron lets the world know that you are a person of discernment and taste, and that you are sufficiently devoted to the cause of elevated intellectual discourse that you are willing to support it with cold hard cash. 

Relativistic Tier
$2 or more per episode
Additional benefits of becoming a Relativistic supporter: None whatsoever, really. Other than even more gratitude.


It's really about your own self-image. Are you a Newtonian, clockwork, absolute-space-and-time kind of person? Or are you a revolutionary 20th-century visionary who unifies our conception of the cosmos and isn't afraid of some fearsome math? Ask yourself.

Quantum Tier
$5 or more per episode
Additional benefits of becoming a Quantum supporter: Still none. But even more gratitude!


Are you willing to move beyond clockwork, into a truly modern perspective characterized by decoherence, probabilistic predictions, and radical uncertainty? Do you think an hour of Mindscape is worth at least as much as a venti cafe mocha? Then Quantum Tier might be for you.

Multiverse Tier
$10 or more per episode
Probably you know the drill by now, benefits-wise. Who knows? Maybe someday in the future I'll add some actual benefits to the higher tiers.


But think of all the gratitude you'll be getting! Also, how cool it will look to include "Multiverse Tier Mindscape Patron" on your resume and/or business cards.


Now we're talking the elite of the elite. Those who transcend commonplace notions of space and time, to take in a universe of possibilities the typical human mind strains to comprehend. Most people, it is said, lead lives of quiet desperation; Multiverse Tier supporters lead lives that are continually enlivened by wrestling with - and defeating! - the thorniest existential challenges posed by reality as we know it.

I'm a scientist, author, and now a podcaster. The Mindscape podcast is my way of exploring big, exciting ideas in a variety of fields -- science, society, philosophy, culture, the arts -- and bringing them to a wide audience.

Regular Mindscape episodes are free and available to everyone. Patreon pledges are a nice way to show support.

There are two major benefits of being a patron. First, I do Ask Me Anything episodes that will be released exclusively to supporters, approximately once per month. Second, patrons get access to versions of the episodes that are completely ad-free.

Less tangible, but still important, benefits include my sincere appreciation, and the personal feeling of having made a contribution to our society's intellectual discourse.

For right now, the different "Tiers" all come with precisely the same benefits! But different labels. And different levels of inner satisfaction, not to mention bragging rights. Lots of social cachet associated with being on a higher tier than your friends.

Pledges are scheduled per episode, rather than monthly, as occasionally I'll be busy and have to slow down, and I don't want supporters to feel cheated. Episodes are released once per week, so budget accordingly.

Many thanks!

Mindscape Home Page * Subscribe to Email List * Twitter

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Tiers
Classical Tier
$1 or more per episode
Patrons receive: (1) Access to semi-regular AMA podcast episodes, available exclusively to supporters, and (2) My undying gratitude.


Becoming a Mindscape patron lets the world know that you are a person of discernment and taste, and that you are sufficiently devoted to the cause of elevated intellectual discourse that you are willing to support it with cold hard cash. 

Relativistic Tier
$2 or more per episode
Additional benefits of becoming a Relativistic supporter: None whatsoever, really. Other than even more gratitude.


It's really about your own self-image. Are you a Newtonian, clockwork, absolute-space-and-time kind of person? Or are you a revolutionary 20th-century visionary who unifies our conception of the cosmos and isn't afraid of some fearsome math? Ask yourself.

Quantum Tier
$5 or more per episode
Additional benefits of becoming a Quantum supporter: Still none. But even more gratitude!


Are you willing to move beyond clockwork, into a truly modern perspective characterized by decoherence, probabilistic predictions, and radical uncertainty? Do you think an hour of Mindscape is worth at least as much as a venti cafe mocha? Then Quantum Tier might be for you.

Multiverse Tier
$10 or more per episode
Probably you know the drill by now, benefits-wise. Who knows? Maybe someday in the future I'll add some actual benefits to the higher tiers.


But think of all the gratitude you'll be getting! Also, how cool it will look to include "Multiverse Tier Mindscape Patron" on your resume and/or business cards.


Now we're talking the elite of the elite. Those who transcend commonplace notions of space and time, to take in a universe of possibilities the typical human mind strains to comprehend. Most people, it is said, lead lives of quiet desperation; Multiverse Tier supporters lead lives that are continually enlivened by wrestling with - and defeating! - the thorniest existential challenges posed by reality as we know it.