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Hidden Brain
Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.
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4.6 stars from 34,556 ratings
So enlightening!!!
This is one of the best podcasts I’ve ever followed... it’s fascinating, science-based, informative, and enlightening. I always learn something about myself or the ways the world works, and it’s a pure joy to listen to!
Rolandsmom via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/17/20
What a great podcast. So well done. So interesting. So important!
1234.5678 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/16/20
This podcast is smart and entertaining. Love it!
Stberard071914 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/16/20
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Published 10/19/20
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Published 10/12/20
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Published 10/05/20
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