The Importance of Curiosity

Curiosity is pretty important. And in this episode of the Curiosity Podcast, Anna Starkey, creative director of top UK interactive science center We The Curious, explains why she believes curiosity will allow humanity to survive and thrive in the 21st century.

A curious person herself, Anna Starkey's areas of experience include live television production, comedy writing, classical music and live arts events, physics and neuroscience, and children's animation. To learn how you can help her encourage a culture of curiosity, stream or download the podcast using the player below, or find the episode everywhere podcasts are found, including iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, and Gretta.

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On this episode, Anna Starkey of UK science center We the Curious discusses:

  • Different types of curiosity, such as diversive curiosity (a transient interest in something new), empathic curiosity (an empathic interest in what others are feeling), and epistemic curiosity.
  • Connections in the brain between curiosity, memory, and learning.
  • How to encourage a culture of curiosity beyond childhood and how a culture of curiosity could benefit humanity.
  • The future of education and how policymakers can encourage curiosity and critical thinking.
  • The origin of the phrase "curiosity killed the cat" and the less well-known second half of the phrase.

Plus, learn how Curiosity Podcast listeners can get $30 off your first week of HelloFresh using promo code CURIOSITY30.

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Podcast Show Notes And Links

About the Curiosity Podcast: Curiosity makes you smarter – and so will this podcast. Each episode features experts in every field who explain why their knowledge is important and why you should care. Developed as an audio companion to the existing Curiosity experience, you'll learn about your brain and your body, outer space and the depths of the sea, how history shaped the world into what it is today, and more. From the largest galaxies to your smallest brain cells, hosts Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer will share their curiosity to help you understand the world better.

Written by Cody Gough December 5, 2017

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