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.

Episodes

Title Duration Published Consumed
The Night That Lasted A Lifetime 00:53:54 2020-07-07 00:35
The Founding Contradiction 00:47:28 2020-06-29 22:25
Buy, Borrow, Steal 00:50:40 2020-06-22 23:02
A Rap on Trial 00:56:20 2020-06-15 22:00
The Air We Breathe 00:36:26 2020-06-13 01:18
Playing Favorites 00:54:38 2020-06-09 01:28
Justifying The Means 00:54:56 2020-06-01 23:39
The Time Machine 00:05:28 2020-05-30 02:46
The People Like Us 00:36:17 2020-05-25 22:00
Our Better Angels 00:41:17 2020-05-18 22:30
A Hidden Brain Commencement Address 00:06:50 2020-05-13 20:51
The Dramatic Cure 00:52:02 2020-05-11 22:00
The Choices Before Us 00:50:36 2020-05-05 00:28
Starving The Watchdogs 00:31:18 2020-04-27 23:11
Starving The Watchdogs 00:31:18 2020-04-27 23:11
A Social Prescription 00:49:52 2020-04-20 23:36
Sex Machines 00:28:38 2020-04-13 22:00
Playing Tight And Loose 00:49:37 2020-04-07 00:21
Close Enough: Living Through Others 00:49:27 2020-03-30 22:00
An Unfinished Lesson 00:49:08 2020-03-24 00:05
Panic In The Street 00:26:12 2020-03-16 21:20
The Bomb That Didn't Explode 00:36:46 2020-03-10 01:02
The Tale of the Cowboy Philosopher 00:51:40 2020-03-03 01:19
The Influence You Have 00:50:06 2020-02-25 00:34
Liar, Liar, Liar 00:28:57 2020-02-17 22:00
Passion Isn't Enough 00:53:04 2020-02-10 23:23
When Things Click 00:50:47 2020-02-04 01:35
Secret Friends 00:51:59 2020-01-28 00:34
Warnings, Warnings Everywhere 00:35:14 2020-01-20 22:00
Emotional Currency 00:37:02 2020-01-13 23:28
On The Knife's Edge 00:27:28 2020-01-06 22:43
Creatures Of Habit 00:51:08 2019-12-30 20:00
Why We Love Surprises 00:29:32 2019-12-23 21:00
Did That Really Happen? 00:50:05 2019-12-17 01:20
Zipcode Destiny 00:52:12 2019-12-09 23:49
In The Heat Of The Moment 00:56:03 2019-12-03 04:24
Counting Other People's Blessings 00:51:20 2019-11-25 22:00
The Ventilator 00:53:54 2019-11-19 21:26
Hungry, Hungry Hippocampus 00:27:51 2019-11-11 22:00
The Talk Market 00:37:11 2019-11-05 00:18
BS Jobs 00:44:31 2019-10-28 23:20
The Monkey Marketplace 00:48:40 2019-10-21 22:00
The Lonely American Man 00:48:58 2019-10-14 22:00
Screaming Into The Void 00:42:26 2019-10-07 22:58
Baby Talk 00:31:08 2019-10-01 00:54
We're All Gonna Live Forever! 00:39:39 2019-09-24 01:14
We're All Gonna Die! 00:32:16 2019-09-16 23:40
You Can't Hit Unsend 00:53:52 2019-09-10 02:52
You 2.0: Decide Already! 00:25:07 2019-09-02 22:00
You 2.0: Deep Work 00:33:45 2019-08-27 04:00
You 2.0: Rebel With A Cause 00:47:13 2019-08-19 22:00
You 2.0: Our Better Nature 00:26:53 2019-08-12 23:28
You 2.0: Tunnel Vision 00:36:41 2019-08-05 21:17
You 2.0: The Empathy Gym 00:53:11 2019-07-29 21:00
Facts Aren't Enough 00:51:17 2019-07-22 11:00
Finding Your Voice 00:35:07 2019-07-15 22:00
The Fox And The Hedgehog 00:38:08 2019-07-08 22:00
I Buy, Therefore I Am 00:33:29 2019-07-01 23:26
The Lazarus Drug 00:47:21 2019-06-24 23:35
Our Animal Instincts 00:47:32 2019-06-18 00:30
Me, Myself, and IKEA 00:24:42 2019-06-11 01:40
People Like Us 00:35:28 2019-06-03 23:37
More Divided Than Ever? 00:52:53 2019-05-27 22:00
Losing Face 00:24:24 2019-05-20 22:00
What's Not On The Test 00:45:17 2019-05-13 23:58
Creating God 00:50:41 2019-05-07 00:03
A Dramatic Cure 00:50:32 2019-04-30 00:54
Why No One Feels Rich 00:32:29 2019-04-22 23:00
The Sorting Hat 00:50:06 2019-04-15 22:27
Radically Normal 00:52:14 2019-04-09 00:48
Don't Panic! 00:51:14 2019-04-02 00:24
What Twins Tell Us 00:30:19 2019-03-25 22:38
Never Go To Vegas 00:47:15 2019-03-18 21:01
Unreal Sex 00:28:54 2019-03-11 23:01
For Sale, By Owner 00:32:31 2019-03-04 23:05
Radio Replay: Playing The Gender Card 00:49:24 2019-03-01 23:00
Better Than Cash 00:28:09 2019-02-25 23:54
Emma, Carrie, Vivian 00:41:31 2019-02-18 22:01
Close Enough 00:50:00 2019-02-11 23:32
One Head, Two Brains 00:51:26 2019-02-04 23:50
Radio Replay: Creative Differences 00:49:03 2019-02-01 22:00
Rewinding & Rewriting 00:31:12 2019-01-28 22:00
The Vegetable Lamb 00:38:29 2019-01-21 22:00
The Best Medicine 00:48:37 2019-01-15 00:08
The Cowboy Philosopher 00:51:11 2019-01-08 00:26
The Cowboy Philosopher 00:51:11 2019-01-08 00:26
Loss and Renewal 00:26:37 2018-12-31 21:49
Compassion 00:19:09 2018-12-24 23:00
Radio Replay: Yum and Yuck 00:49:43 2018-12-21 23:00
Alan Alda Wants Us To Have Better Conversations 00:41:58 2018-12-17 22:11
Starving the Watchdog 00:30:34 2018-12-10 23:00
Spoiler Alert! 00:29:30 2018-12-03 23:01
A Founding Contradiction 00:44:21 2018-11-27 00:21
Radio Replay: Bringing Up Baby 00:49:46 2018-11-23 23:01
The Edge of Gender 00:52:51 2018-11-19 22:40
Zipcode Destiny 00:52:03 2018-11-12 23:50
Sounds Like a Winner 00:26:04 2018-11-06 00:08
The Lazarus Drug 00:49:31 2018-10-29 22:30
Radio Replay: Too Little, Too Much 00:49:05 2018-10-26 23:00
Be The Change 00:52:09 2018-10-22 22:30
Voting With Your Middle Finger 00:49:14 2018-10-15 22:26
Red Brain, Blue Brain 00:26:15 2018-10-08 22:00
"Man Up" 00:42:30 2018-10-01 22:46
Why Now? 00:52:02 2018-09-24 22:00
Radio Replay: Eyes Wide Open 00:49:58 2018-09-21 23:00
The Cassandra Curse 00:35:17 2018-09-17 23:31
Our Better Nature 00:25:54 2018-09-11 03:00
Bullshit Jobs 00:45:23 2018-09-04 03:00
You 2.0: Check Yourself 00:51:44 2018-08-28 03:00
You 2.0: Originals 00:22:09 2018-08-21 03:00
You 2.0: When Did Marriage Become So Hard? 00:51:26 2018-08-14 03:00
You 2.0: The Ostrich Effect 00:27:01 2018-08-07 03:00
You 2.0: Dream Jobs 00:23:17 2018-07-31 03:00
You 2.0: Rebel With A Cause 00:47:25 2018-07-24 03:00
Radio Replay: Watch Your Mouth 00:49:50 2018-07-20 23:00
Creating God 00:53:26 2018-07-17 03:00
Snooki and the Handbag 00:25:05 2018-07-10 03:01
The Edge Effect 00:38:21 2018-07-03 03:01
Fake News: An Origin Story 00:27:19 2018-06-26 03:00
Radio Replay: Looking Back 00:50:02 2018-06-22 23:53
Summer Melt 00:25:53 2018-06-19 03:00
Hungry, Hungry Hippocampus 00:28:39 2018-06-12 03:00
When Everything Clicks 00:51:32 2018-06-05 03:00
Kinder-Gardening 00:29:21 2018-05-29 03:00
Rewinding & Rewriting 00:30:33 2018-05-22 03:00
Radio Replay: This Is Your Brain On Ads 00:51:15 2018-05-19 00:46
Baby Talk 00:30:29 2018-05-15 03:00
Rap on Trial 00:55:16 2018-05-08 03:58
The Fox and the Hedgehog 00:37:38 2018-05-01 03:00
Emma, Carrie, Vivian 00:41:41 2018-04-24 03:00
Radio Replay: The Weight of Our Words 00:49:35 2018-04-20 23:00
Romeo and Juliet in Kigali 00:51:54 2018-04-17 05:02
Liar, Liar 00:29:07 2018-04-10 03:00
Tunnel Vision 00:36:40 2018-04-03 03:00
Crickets and Cannibals 00:33:11 2018-03-27 03:00
The Lonely American Man 00:48:07 2018-03-20 02:00
Radio Replay: The Mind of the Village 00:49:38 2018-03-16 22:00
Think Fast with Daniel Kahneman 00:48:50 2018-03-13 02:00
Men: 45, Women: 0 00:22:10 2018-03-06 03:00
Counting Other People's Blessings 00:51:53 2018-02-27 03:00
Filthy Rich 00:22:05 2018-02-20 03:00
When Did Marriage Become So Hard? 00:51:13 2018-02-13 03:00
Why Now? 00:52:00 2018-02-06 03:00
Lost in Translation 00:35:25 2018-01-30 03:00
Radio Replay: The Power Hour 00:49:48 2018-01-26 23:00
Alan Alda Wants Us To Have Better Conversations 00:42:32 2018-01-23 03:00
Give Me Your Tired... 00:21:17 2018-01-16 03:00
Radio Replay: I, Robot 00:49:46 2018-01-12 23:42
E Pluribus Unum? 00:37:54 2018-01-09 03:00
Buying Attention 00:38:25 2018-01-02 03:00
Radio Replay: Fresh Starts 00:51:53 2017-12-30 03:00
I'm Right, You're Wrong 00:24:31 2017-12-26 03:00
Radio Replay: Don't Panic! 00:51:06 2017-12-22 23:00
Never Go To Vegas 00:50:36 2017-12-19 03:00
Kinder-Gardening 00:29:22 2017-12-12 03:00
Radio Replay: Loving the Lie 00:49:56 2017-12-08 23:00
The Sorting Hat 00:51:36 2017-12-05 03:00
Radio Replay: Life, Interrupted 00:50:47 2017-12-01 23:18
Money Talks 00:25:46 2017-11-28 03:00
An American Secret 00:22:55 2017-11-21 03:00
Radio Replay: Crime As A Disease 00:48:31 2017-11-17 23:00
Eyes Wide Open: Part 2 00:35:59 2017-11-14 03:00
Eyes Wide Open: Part 1 00:24:51 2017-11-07 03:00
Radio Replay: Prisons of Our Own Making 00:49:57 2017-11-03 22:00
Check Yourself 00:51:18 2017-10-31 02:00
Radio Replay: What's In It For Me? 00:51:38 2017-10-27 23:00
Misbehaving with Richard Thaler 00:26:17 2017-10-24 03:57
The Good Old Days 00:27:48 2017-10-17 03:00
The Edge of Gender 00:51:22 2017-10-10 03:00
Be The Change 00:51:35 2017-10-03 03:00
Just Sex 00:25:09 2017-09-26 03:00
The Ostrich Effect 00:26:46 2017-09-19 03:00
Regrets, I Have A Few... 00:30:25 2017-09-12 03:00
Hiding Behind Free Speech 00:29:24 2017-09-05 03:00
You 2.0: Getting Unstuck 00:29:09 2017-08-29 03:01
You 2.0: Decide Already! 00:25:35 2017-08-22 03:00
You 2.0: WOOP, There It Is 00:20:59 2017-08-15 03:00
You 2.0: Embrace the Chaos 00:24:59 2017-08-08 03:00
You 2.0: Dream Jobs 00:23:07 2017-08-01 03:00
You 2.0: Deep Work 00:36:34 2017-07-25 03:00
Summer Melt 00:25:38 2017-07-18 03:00
Could You Kill A Robot? 00:33:55 2017-07-11 03:00
Losing Face 00:24:54 2017-07-04 03:00
Guessing Games 00:28:12 2017-06-27 03:00
"Is he Muslim?" 00:27:48 2017-06-20 03:00
Rap on Trial 00:55:08 2017-06-13 03:00
In The Air We Breathe 00:38:10 2017-06-06 04:07
Broken Windows 00:30:47 2017-05-30 03:00
Me, Myself, and IKEA 00:25:12 2017-05-23 03:00
Ep. 71: The Fox and the Hedgehog 00:37:42 2017-05-16 03:00
Encore of Ep. 45: What Are The Odds? 00:25:12 2017-05-09 03:00
Ep. 70: Who We Are At 2 A.M. 00:28:20 2017-05-02 03:00
Episode 69: Money Talks 00:24:52 2017-04-25 03:00
Ep. 68: Schadenfacebook 00:27:09 2017-04-18 03:00
Encore of Ep. 35: Creature Comforts 00:29:48 2017-04-11 03:01
Ep. 67: The Hole 00:26:26 2017-04-04 03:01
Ep. 66: Liar, Liar 00:29:46 2017-03-28 03:00
Episode 65: Tunnel Vision 00:36:40 2017-03-21 02:00
Ep. 64: I'm Right, You're Wrong 00:23:14 2017-03-14 02:00
Encore of Ep. 24: Tribes and Traitors 00:30:27 2017-03-07 03:00
Ep. 63: "I'm Not A Terrorist..." 00:23:58 2017-02-28 03:00
Episode 62: On The Knife's Edge 00:28:18 2017-02-21 06:00
Episode 61: Just Sex 00:24:47 2017-02-14 06:01
Encore of Episode 20: Remembering Anarcha 00:27:43 2017-02-07 06:00
Episode 60: Fortress America 00:22:47 2017-01-31 06:00
Episode 59: The Deep Story 00:22:46 2017-01-24 06:00
Episode 58: Pedestals and Guillotines 00:23:21 2017-01-17 06:00
Episode 57: Slanguage 00:26:04 2017-01-10 06:00
Episode 56: Getting Unstuck 00:28:24 2017-01-03 06:00
Encore of Episode 15: Loss and Renewal 00:27:45 2016-12-27 06:00
Encore of Episode 32: The Scientific Process 00:28:53 2016-12-20 06:00
Episode 55: Snooki and the Handbag 00:26:45 2016-12-13 06:00
Episode 54: Panic in the Streets 00:25:25 2016-12-06 06:00
Episode 53: Embrace the Chaos 00:24:49 2016-11-29 06:00
Episode 52: Losing Face 00:24:03 2016-11-22 06:00
Episode 51: What Happened? 00:28:22 2016-11-15 06:00
Encore of Episode 27: Losing Alaska 00:25:55 2016-11-08 06:00
Episode 50: Broken Windows 00:30:01 2016-11-01 05:00
Episode 49: Filthy Rich 00:21:34 2016-10-25 06:00
Episode 48: Men: 44, Women: 0 00:21:12 2016-10-18 06:00
Episode 47: Give Me Your Tired... 00:22:22 2016-10-11 06:00
Episode 46: Blessings in Disguise? 00:21:51 2016-10-04 06:00
Episode 45: What Are The Odds? 00:29:32 2016-09-27 06:01
Trailer: Hidden Brain 2.0 00:02:17 2016-09-22 06:00
Update: #AirbnbWhileBlack 00:25:06 2016-09-20 06:01
Episode 44: Our Politics, Our Parenting 00:23:21 2016-09-13 06:04
Episode 43: The Perils of Power 00:26:21 2016-09-06 06:00
Encore of Episode 21: Stroke of Genius 00:25:21 2016-08-30 06:01
Episode 42: Decide Already! 00:24:11 2016-08-23 06:01
Encore of Episode 11: Forgery 00:24:57 2016-08-16 06:04
Episode 41: Defeated 00:21:03 2016-08-09 06:04
Episode 40: Silver and Gold 00:22:24 2016-08-02 06:05
Encore of Episode 7: Lonely Hearts 00:33:00 2016-07-26 06:05
Episode 39: Vacations 00:16:43 2016-07-19 06:01
Episode 38: Me, Me, Me 00:24:58 2016-07-12 06:05
Episode 37: Smoke & Mirrors 00:25:02 2016-07-05 06:12
Episode 36: Science of Deception 00:17:05 2016-06-28 06:05
Episode 35: Creature Comforts 00:29:02 2016-06-21 06:00
Encore of Episode 13: Terrorism 00:26:43 2016-06-14 06:05
Episode 34: Google at Work 00:26:32 2016-06-07 06:00
Episode 33: Food for Thought 00:19:39 2016-05-31 06:00
Episode 32: The Scientific Process 00:28:17 2016-05-24 06:05
Episode 31: Your Brain on Uber 00:30:02 2016-05-17 06:01
Episode 30: WOOP, There It Is 00:21:34 2016-05-10 09:34
Episode 29: Traffic 00:17:01 2016-05-03 06:02
Episode 28: #AirbnbWhileBlack 00:22:29 2016-04-26 06:01
Episode 27: Losing Alaska 00:24:56 2016-04-19 06:05
Encore of Episode 16: Misbehaving 00:24:24 2016-04-12 06:00
Episode 26: Grit 00:29:27 2016-04-05 06:00
Episode 25: Dream Jobs 00:21:44 2016-03-29 06:00
Episode 24: Tribes and Traitors 00:28:29 2016-03-22 05:00
Episode 23: Boredom 00:21:22 2016-03-15 05:00
Encore of Episode 9: Aziz Ansari on Modern Love 00:27:51 2016-03-08 06:05
Episode 22: Originals 00:21:21 2016-03-01 06:01
Episode 21: Stroke of Genius 00:24:43 2016-02-23 06:05
Episode 20: Remembering Anarcha 00:26:41 2016-02-16 06:05
Episode 19: Dating and Mating 00:23:30 2016-02-09 06:02
Encore of Episode 2: Near Victories 00:25:34 2016-02-02 06:00
Episode 18: The Paradox of Forgiveness 00:20:06 2016-01-26 06:00
Episode 17: Resolutions 00:23:38 2016-01-19 06:00
Episode 16: Misbehaving 00:23:34 2016-01-12 06:01
Encore of Episode 3: Stereotype Threat 00:22:25 2016-01-05 06:01
Episode 15: Loss and Renewal 00:26:29 2015-12-29 06:00
Episode 14: Christmas 00:22:40 2015-12-22 06:00
Episode 13: Terrorism 00:27:05 2015-12-15 06:04
Episode 12: Humor 00:20:39 2015-12-08 06:04
Episode 11: Forgery 00:24:21 2015-12-01 06:04
Episode 10: Thanksgiving 00:19:42 2015-11-24 06:04
Episode 9: Aziz Ansari on Modern Love 00:27:12 2015-11-17 06:03
Episode 8: Back Up Plans 00:25:35 2015-11-10 06:03
Episode 7: Lonely Hearts 00:33:07 2015-11-03 06:03
Episode 6: The Science of Fear 00:21:35 2015-10-27 05:03
Episode 5: Compassion 00:20:05 2015-10-20 06:03
Episode 4: Students and Teachers 00:20:14 2015-10-13 06:03
Episode 3: Stereotype Threat 00:22:59 2015-10-06 06:08
Brain Bonus: Magic Brain 00:04:46 2015-10-02 18:03
Brain Bonus: Magic Brain 00:04:46 2015-10-02 18:03
Episode 2: Near Victories 00:24:17 2015-09-29 06:08
Episode 1: Switchtracking 00:30:45 2015-09-22 06:08
Hidden Brain: A Sneak Peek 00:05:32 2015-09-04 06:08
Welcome to the Hidden Brain Podcast 00:01:23 2015-08-09 15:53