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Hidden Brain
Hidden Brain
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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Episodes

Josh Gitelson: My Unsung Hero

At the end of every episode, we take a moment to thank an Unsung Hero: someone who’s not on the... more

07 May 2021 · 3 minutes
One Head, Two Brains

Your brain is divided in two: a left hemisphere and a right hemisphere. In this 2019 episode of Hidden Brain,... more

03 May 2021 · 49 minutes
Deb Pierce: My Unsung Hero

In every episode of Hidden Brain, we thank an Unsung Hero — a colleague, a friend or a family member who... more

30 Apr 2021 · 4 minutes
Why Conversations Go Wrong

Do you ever struggle to communicate with your mom? Or feel like you and your spouse sometimes speak different languages?... more

26 Apr 2021 · 52 minutes
Unsung Hero: A Cold Nevada Night

In every episode of Hidden Brain, we thank an Unsung Hero. Many listeners have written to say they love this... more

23 Apr 2021 · 4 minutes
Humor Us

Hahaha! The average four-year-old child laughs 300 times a day. By contrast, it takes more than two months for the... more

19 Apr 2021 · 52 minutes
An Unfinished Lesson

More than a century ago, millions of people around the world died in a massive influenza pandemic. The so-called "Spanish... more

12 Apr 2021 · 49 minutes
Useful Delusions

Podcast hosts are used to being the ones asking the questions. This week, though, we’re going to flip that script,... more

05 Apr 2021 · 49 minutes
Made of Honor

Stories help us make sense of the world, and can even help us to heal from trauma. They also shape... more

29 Mar 2021 · 48 minutes
The Story of Your Life

We can’t go back and change the past. We can’t erase trauma and hardship. But what if there was a... more

22 Mar 2021 · 51 minutes
Hidden Brain
Josh Gitelson: My Unsung Hero
Hidden Brain