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The Philosophy of the Barbie Universe

The new Barbie movie explores the difficulties and terrors of being human, parallel universes, and questions of life after death. Here, we examine the same big questions of ultimate reality.

Contemplating Oppenheimer

In anticipation of Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer movie premiere, Closer To Truth has curated this video playlist featuring discussions related to the life and work of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Explore interviews with scholars from the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) and others on topics like quantum tunneling, mathematics, scientific breakthroughs, and more.

Best of Cosmology

Explore our vast universe: its size, scope, beginning, expansion, ending. How did it all happen? How does it all work? Where is it all going? We target the mysteries.

On the Quest for the Theory of Everything

Is it possible to find a theory that explains it all? Featuring Sabine Hossenfelder, Eric Weinstein, Brian Greene, and Michael Shermer.  

The Future of Freedom

Life, the Universe, and Everything Else

The New Science of Consciousness

Will science crack the mystery of consciousness? Featuring Carlo Rovelli, Bernardo Kastrup, and Patricia Churchland. Robert Lawrence Kuhn Hosts.

Featured Videos from

Our partners at The Institute of Art and Ideas (IAI) aim to rescue philosophy from technical debates about the meaning of words and return it to big ideas and putting them at the center of culture. It is their vision that philosophy and big ideas are not a pleasant reflective addition to our everyday lives…

The Fantasy and the Void

Will science ever replace religion? Featuring Rupert Sheldrake, Slavoj Zizek, and Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen. Wes Alwan hosts.

Featured Speakers: HowtheLightGetsIn Festival 2023

Closer To Truth is proud to be a partner of this year’s HowtheLightGetsIn Festival, the world’s largest philosophy and music festival, May 26-29. This playlist, featuring interviews with Closer To Truth contributors who will be presenting at the festival, will help your prepare for the full experience at Hay-on-Wye this spring. Get 20% off festival…

Women in Philosophy of Religion

Closer To Truth is highlighting remarkable women in philosophy of religion.

Women in Philosophy and Neuro/Cognitive Science

Closer To Truth is highlighting remarkable women advancing philosophy and neuro/cognitive science.