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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Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 20 days 23 hours 6 minutes


Weekly Roundup: Friday, November 13

This week: the Republican debate that was, the Democratic debate that will be, a tough moment on the trail for Hillary Clinton, and what's happening with student protests at the University of Missouri and beyond. Plus what the NPR Politics team just 'can't let go' this week. This episode: Sam Sanders, campaign reporter; Tamara Keith, White House correspondent; Danielle Kurtzleben, digital political reporter; Ron Elving, editor and correspondent. Find the team on Twitter @nprpolitics and at npr...


 2015-11-13  29m

Episode 8: Back Up Plans

This week on Hidden Brain, researcher Katy Milkman explains why backup plans may make us less motivated, Dan Pink is back to discuss moral hazard, and NPR's Adam Cole ties it all together with a song.


 2015-11-10  24m

Introducing the NPR Politics Podcast

This election year, you don't have to keep up with politics to know what's going on. You just have to keep up with us.


 2015-11-09  2m

Episode 7: Lonely Hearts

Jesse always wanted to fall in love. So when the perfect woman started writing him letters, it seemed too good to be true. Because it was. This week, a story about a con — with a twist. When the con was exposed, its victims defended the con artists. They still wanted to believe the lie.


 2015-11-03  33m

Episode 6: The Science of Fear

This week, for Halloween, the Hidden Brain podcast gets spooky. We explore the science of fear — traveling to a haunted house curated by a scientist to investigate what scares us, and why some people enjoy this sensation more than others.


 2015-10-27  20m

Episode 5: Compassion

On this week's episode of Hidden Brain, we'll explore the science of compassion, and how being kind to others can make a real difference in your own life.


 2015-10-20  18m

Episode 4: Students and Teachers

In this episode of the Hidden Brain podcast, the connections between students and teachers, and how finding things in common between them might be a tool for closing the achievement gap.


 2015-10-13  18m

Episode 3: Stereotype Threat

Annie Duke was often the only woman at the poker table, which influenced the way people saw her, and the way she saw herself. Feeling like an outsider can come at a cost, but also can be an advantage.


 2015-10-06  21m

Brain Bonus: Magic Brain

In time for your Friday commute, we introduce you to a new segment called Magic Brain. Shankar explores the social science behind magic, and discovers that free choice is sometimes just an illusion.


 2015-10-02  4m

Episode 2: Near Victories

Shankar Vedantam explores "almosts" and "not quites" on this episode of the Hidden Brain podcast, with the help of Monica Wadhwa, Dan Pink, and country music singer Kacey Musgraves.


 2015-09-29  22m