Description

Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.

Customer Reviews

Changed my Life

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mabeygal
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2018-12-26
This podcast has brilliant insight and range of topics. It is also well produced. One of my favourites.

Amazing insight

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Essex Stone
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2018-09-05
This should be a tv show. Love it. So valuable.

Thank you

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samcc1123
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2018-07-27
Great podcast, thank you

Overpowering music

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joannainsworth
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2018-07-22
I would like to listen to this as the content sounds good but I am put off by the dreadful unnecessary music that isn’t so much in the background. It’s a shame there isn’t a way to block it out.

Enlightening, elucidating, electric!

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plumbeum
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2018-07-10
A consummate storyteller who reveals the truth of the mind in a sociological context, allowing individuals’ voices to have clarity in context. I love this show, it puts windows in my walls.

Educational and entertaining

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agoodkeensavage
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2018-06-13
This podcast is endlessly educational and entertaining in a non-sensational way. I really like the presenter’s style and turn of phrase.

Love this podcast

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L4GOS
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2018-04-03
This is genuinely my favourite podcast. I look forward to my Tuesdays (i live in London, so that’s when i get it on my podcast feed). Thank you for all the stories and knowledge.

Recent Subscriber Mar 2018

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P.Wooten
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2018-03-24
I recently came across this podcast and started with the Lonely American, amazing. I feel that it hit home and I am part of that story. Eagerly awaiting the next episode and browsing the catalog from this point.

Always intriguing

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Shwoi
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2018-03-19
Shankar always comes up with some mind-blowing relevant topic to make you think. Bite-sized episodes with great content make it well worth a listen.

Brilliant

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GREPerson
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2018-02-13
Brilliant episodes of knowledge in such an entertaining way. Keep doing what you’re doing. Always have a big smile on my face while listening to it.

Best podcast

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Usumbura
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2017-12-20
After a year listening to a lot of different podcasts I can still say Hidden Brain is the most enriching of them all. Smart, through provoking, human, open-minded, challenging. Some of the essential ingredients any piece of good journalism work should have. Keep it up.

Excelent!

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R_Geo
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2017-12-10
A touching and surprising way to explore humanity!

Love this show

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Matt Garland
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2017-11-25
Love this show - always fascinating and entertaining

One of the few worth listening to

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NA 47
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2017-11-11
Thank you for enriching lives away from commercialism.
Most grateful

My top 3 podcasts

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Kelra2002
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2017-10-05
I absolutely love this podcast. All the topics are so interesting and entertaining. Keep up the great work!

Great podcast for learning

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Freda C
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2017-08-26
Fascinating content. It really broadens my mind listening to this podcast I'd recommend to anyone curious about the world they live in.

Poor

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HackneyLondon
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2017-08-24
Just listened to 2.0 You: Decide already!, where the interviewer raises a question about racist and sexist unconscious biases and the interviewee, Dan Gilbert, dismisses it by saying some students might not like being taught by him because he's 50... and the interviewer let's it pass. To clarify - a question about institutionalised racism and sexism virtually dismissed unchallenged by a white male academic...

So much drivel

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Manson'sUglySon
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2017-08-06
Some absolutely amazing stuff, broken up by adverts and nonsense, with an infuriating sound bed, a massively wasted opportunity

Best podcast series!

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FMKG-london
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2017-03-26
Without any doubt the best podcast series I know!

Great

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ErlinGamble
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2016-12-09
Great and interesting stories about human behaviour and society. Like Freakonomics

A good addition to my library

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Nojohokolo
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2016-12-02
The host is a breath of fresh air to many other hosts who all sound and think the same. Good topics, I will keep this one in regular rotation

A must listen, esp if you like things like Fresh Air and TED Radio Hour

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'Finaaaaaaa
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2016-11-01
This podcast successfully shares amazing insights in to a really wide range of topics in a short space of time. I listen in the UK and find so many of the subjects still resonate with me - despite being linked to US topics from time to time - as the themes explored are global ultimately.
Such a great approach taken to some really interesting matters - I love the interviews, the hosting and features like Stopwatch Science.
Don't stop what you're doing! Such a great show!

Love it!

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PclarkVN
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2016-10-29
Entertaining and educational, great job! Love the songs at then end of each episode, brilliant!

insightful and easy to listen to

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ShivBlanes
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2016-10-22
This podcast covers fascinating topics in a relatively simple way. It is not the most comprehensive science podcast out there but it is a good introduction to interesting topics that the listener could go on and read further if they wished.

New ways to see the world indeed

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njirvine
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2016-09-29
Superb podcast. Great variety of subjects to give your mind a springboard of new ways to look at the everyday. Keep it up, make any week

Absolutely love this

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Rachel Bernu
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2016-09-28
Shankar and his team really seem to ask questions that I want to know the answers to even if I didn't know it...

Hidden Gem

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Dobbo uk
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2016-09-08
I listen to loads of podcasts, but I always save this one for when I have uninterrupted time. It's my favourite. Right up my street. Good job guys. Don't ever stop please.

Why are people not listening to this more!

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TiggleB
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2016-07-21
I love this podcast. It's informative, thoughtful and insightful all at once. I love the team, the production and topics. Don't stop. Keep going. Please.

The Terrorism ep is great

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John Dog
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2016-07-12
Very good, clear-headed approach to a difficult topic. Recommended for anyone wondering why so many young people get enraptured by violent extremism.

Really interesting stuff

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Bora U
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2016-05-21
I study economics and listened through my first episode of Hidden Brain on the NPR website about Uber's surge pricing (it's not yet available on iTunes). Thought it was really interesting in terms of behavioural economics. Subscribed and I hope to see more like it in the future.

A hidden gem!

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AntoineRibordy
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2016-04-13
Hidden Brain is a brilliant podcast!
Great stories that dig inside the amazing organ that is the brain. It reveals surprising and sometimes mind boggling facts related to psychology and neuroscience.
And it's all packaged in entertaining and fascinating episodes, with great guest to boot them up.
I'm a fan.

Very good jam

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treebird01
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2016-03-18
Hidden Brain tastes like great jam. It’s content is thought-provoking, insightful and funny. A great addition to my week to explore new topics.

Another great new podcast from NPR!! :D

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PodcastFan82
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2016-03-13
Love this podcast. The presenters are great, the content very interesting and incredibly easy to listen to and digest.
Recently listened to the encore Modern Love episode and found many parallels to my own relationship with my partner. Personally I don’t think there is so much ‘jam’ out there, just other condiments pretending to be jam. :)

Informative & fun

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craigmarch
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2016-03-10
Suddenly jam makes a lot more sense to me. Thanks!

Smart & entertaining

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Steven2008
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2016-03-08
found it via the NPR One app. now subscribed to the full thing.

Love it!

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LdnLady
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2016-03-08
Excellent, really insightful and entertaining podcast!

Great stuff

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scm-1974
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2015-12-31
:)

Really good

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Τερψιχορη
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2015-12-09
And it becomes better with every new episode. The last ones have me addicted. Also, I just love Shankar Vedantam's accent.

Entertaining

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King Butter Bear
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2015-11-22
Doesn't penetrate terribly deep into the science but interesting stories and a good presenter.

Drivel

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PhillipAlanEvans
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2015-09-24
A great topic, and well named, as "the brain" content was certainly hidden in the presenters dialogue, which, for me, was too superficial and tedious. A Podcast now deleted.

Great first episode

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Landan Lloyd
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2015-09-23
Keep them coming!