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Apple Podcasts’ Best Show of the Year 2021

Editor's Note: Maya Shankar blends compassionate storytelling with the science of human behavior to help us understand who we are and who we become in the face of a big change. Maya is no stranger to change. “My whole childhood revolved around the violin, but that changed in a moment when I injured my hand playing a single note,” says Shankar, who was studying under Itzhak Perlman at the Juilliard School at the time. “I was forced to try and figure out who I was, and who I could be, without the violin." Maya soon discovered a new path in the field of cognitive science, where she earned her PhD as a Rhodes Scholar studying how and why we change. Her insights into human behavior ultimately led her to create A Slight Change of Plans—Apple Podcasts’ Best Show of the Year in 2021.

You’ll hear intimate conversations with people like Tiffany Haddish, Kacey Musgraves, and Riz Ahmed, as well as real-life inspirations, like John Elder Robison, who undergoes experimental brain stimulation to deepen his emotional intelligence, Daryl Davis, a Black jazz musician who inspires hundreds of KKK members to leave the Klan, and Shankar herself, who had her own “slight change of plans” earlier this year. The show also explores the science of change with experts like Adam Grant and Angela Duckworth. "What I love most about this show is that the content is evergreen," says Shankar. "You can listen to episodes in any order and at any time."

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Apple Podcasts’ Best Show of the Year 2021

Editor's Note: Maya Shankar blends compassionate storytelling with the science of human behavior to help us understand who we are and who we become in the face of a big change. Maya is no stranger to change. “My whole childhood revolved around the violin, but that changed in a moment when I injured my hand playing a single note,” says Shankar, who was studying under Itzhak Perlman at the Juilliard School at the time. “I was forced to try and figure out who I was, and who I could be, without the violin." Maya soon discovered a new path in the field of cognitive science, where she earned her PhD as a Rhodes Scholar studying how and why we change. Her insights into human behavior ultimately led her to create A Slight Change of Plans—Apple Podcasts’ Best Show of the Year in 2021.

You’ll hear intimate conversations with people like Tiffany Haddish, Kacey Musgraves, and Riz Ahmed, as well as real-life inspirations, like John Elder Robison, who undergoes experimental brain stimulation to deepen his emotional intelligence, Daryl Davis, a Black jazz musician who inspires hundreds of KKK members to leave the Klan, and Shankar herself, who had her own “slight change of plans” earlier this year. The show also explores the science of change with experts like Adam Grant and Angela Duckworth. "What I love most about this show is that the content is evergreen," says Shankar. "You can listen to episodes in any order and at any time."

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    Listen to This: Talk Easy featuring Questlove

    Listen to This: Talk Easy featuring Questlove

    Here's a special episode from Talk Easy, another podcast in the Pushkin portfolio. Talk Easy is a weekly interview podcast, where writer Sam Fragoso invites actors, writers, activists, and musicians to come to the table and speak from the heart in ways you probably haven't heard from them before. Driven by research, curiosity, and compassion, he has revealing conversations with guests like David Byrne, Lorde, Bill Hader, and Stacey Abrams. In this episode, you'll hear Sam in conversation with the legendary Grammy and Oscar-award winning musician, Questlove. They unpack his singular documentary, Summer of Soul, his winding journey with the Roots, and the importance of preserving the history of Black music for future generations. We hope you love Talk Easy as much as we do. You can hear more from Talk Easy at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/tescp.

    Listen to This: Talk Easy featuring Questlove

    Listen to This: Talk Easy featuring Questlove

    Here's a special episode from Talk Easy, another podcast in the Pushkin portfolio. Talk Easy is a weekly interview podcast, where writer Sam Fragoso invites actors, writers, activists, and musicians to come to the table and speak from the heart in ways you probably haven't heard from them before. Driven by research, curiosity, and compassion, he has revealing conversations with guests like David Byrne, Lorde, Bill Hader, and Stacey Abrams. In this episode, you'll hear Sam in conversation with the legendary Grammy and Oscar-award winning musician, Questlove. They unpack his singular documentary, Summer of Soul, his winding journey with the Roots, and the importance of preserving the history of Black music for future generations. We hope you love Talk Easy as much as we do. You can hear more from Talk Easy at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/tescp.
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    • 54 min
    Maya's Slight Change in Perspective

    Maya's Slight Change in Perspective

    Hi Slight Changers — I recently recorded a deeply personal essay with my friends at Meditative Story. It's about my philosophy on life and existence. This essay took months to pull together because it required revisiting my childhood, as well some challenging years I had in early adulthood. But it was so worth it — this episode is so close to my heart and I hope you enjoy listening to it. As always, reach out to me with any reflections or thoughts at @DrMayaShankar on Instagram. 

    For more episodes like this one, check out the Meditative Story podcast feed at: listen.meditativestory.com/MayaShankar.
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    • 31 min
    A Theranos Whistleblower

    A Theranos Whistleblower

    Erika Cheung’s first job out of college was as a scientist at the now infamous biotech company, Theranos. Erika realized early on that the company’s proprietary technology was not delivering accurate blood results to patients. And even though she had so much to lose by speaking out, she saw no other option.

    You can follow the show at @DrMayaShankar on Instagram.

    If you’d like to keep up with the most recent news from this and other Pushkin podcasts be sure to sign up for our email list at Pushkin.fm.
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    • 47 min
    The Science of Motivation

    The Science of Motivation

    Dr. Ayelet Fishbach is a professor of psychology, and an expert on the science of motivation. She'll teach us how to set smarter goals, and give us science-based strategies to help us reach them.

    You can follow the show at @DrMayaShankar on Instagram.

    If you’d like to keep up with the most recent news from this and other Pushkin podcasts be sure to sign up for our email list at Pushkin.fm.
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    • 32 min
    A Holocaust Survivor's Story

    A Holocaust Survivor's Story

    Edith Eger was just 16 years old when the Nazis forced her and her Jewish family onto a cattle car to the Auschwitz concentation camp. Today, Edith is 94 years old, and a psychologist who specializes in post-traumatic stress disorder. She shares how learning to control her own mind helped her to survive the Holocaust.

    You can follow the show at @DrMayaShankar on Instagram.

    If you’d like to keep up with the most recent news from this and other Pushkin podcasts be sure to sign up for our email list at Pushkin.fm.
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    • 30 min

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Milardo223 ,

Truly interesting

Looking forward to more episodes. Inspiring and entertaining.

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