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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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Ratings & Reviews
4.5 stars from 21,126 ratings
Brilliantly Entertaining
This is a wonderful podcast. Always engaging and thought provoking subjects presented in the most entertaining way.
Mr.Chub via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/23/19
What happened to this podcast?
Hey, what happened to Shankar? What’s this with old episodes of Ted radio hour? These are incredibly vapid! I can hardly stand listening to it, his voice sounds like yet another nerdy techie male clone of This American Life. Bring Shankar and his wonderful content back or I’ll stop listening.
Shankar Fan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/22/19
Love the in depth conversations about human psychology, sociology, science, and just being human. Great show!
Jylee21 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/20/19
Recent Episodes
It happens to all of us: someone recognizes you on the street, calls you by name, and says hello. You, meanwhile, have no idea who that person is. Researchers say this struggle to read other faces is common. This week on Hidden Brain, we revisit a favorite 2016 episode about "super-recognizers"...
Published 05/20/19
Smarts matter. But other factors may play an even bigger role in whether someone succeeds. This week, we speak with Nobel Prize-winning economist James Heckman about the skills that predict how you'll fare in life. We'll also look at programs that build these skills in the neediest of children –...
Published 05/13/19
If you've taken part in a religious service, have you ever stopped to think about how it all came to be? How did people become believers? Where did the rituals come from? And what purpose does it all serve? This week, we bring you a July 2018 episode with social psychologist Azim Shariff. He...
Published 05/06/19
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