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Asteroid Day 2024

Asteroid Day (as observed annually on June 30) is the United Nations sanctioned day of public awareness of the risks of asteroid impacts. In honor of this day—co-founded by astrophysicist and famed musician Dr. Brian May of the rock group Queen, Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart, filmmaker Grig Richters, and B612 Foundation President Danica Remy—CTT…

The Noosphere at 100

This playlist is part of Closer To Truth’s series on The Noosphere at 100: The Future of Human Consciousness. Closer To Truth is partnering with Human Energy in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the noosphere, the highest stage of biospheric development, that of humankind’s rational activities. Human Energy is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization advancing…

Inside a Black Hole

In honor of NASA’s “Black Hole Week” (May 6-10, 2024), Closer To Truth has curated a special playlist that explores these mysterious cosmic objects. Watch interviews with experts like Kip Thorne, Carlo Rovelli, Frank Wilczek, and many more and discover new findings on dark matter and energy.

HowtheLightGetsIn Hay 2024: Featured Speakers

Closer To Truth is excited to partner with HowtheLightGetsIn for another year of their annual Hay festival. This playlist features speakers who will appear at Hay between May 24-27, 2024 like Roger Penrose, Donald Hoffman, Daniel Dennett, and many more. Learn more about the festival—plus get 20% off your tickets with promo code CTT24—here.

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.

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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…