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

    Taking Control of Your Time

    Taking Control of Your Time

    Many of us feel like there aren't enough hours in the day. We struggle to make time for all the competing demands at work and at home, and inevitably feel like we're letting someone down. But what if there were a way to reclaim our time and, as a result, get more joy out of our lives? This week, psychologist Cassie Mogilner Holmes explains how we've fallen victim to the illusion of time scarcity, and what we can do to spend our time more wisely.

    • 48 min
    How to Really Know Another Person

    How to Really Know Another Person

    So often, we think we know what other people are thinking. But researchers have found that our attempts at reading other people go wrong more often than we realize. This week, we talk with psychologist Tessa West about what we can all do to read people more accurately.

    • 55 min
    Decoding Emotions

    Decoding Emotions

    We like to think that all humans are born with the same core emotions: anger, fear, joy, sadness and disgust. But what if that's not true? This week, psychologist Batja Mesquita offers a different model of emotions — one that can help us to better understand our own feelings and those of the people around us.

    • 52 min
    Making the World a Safer Place

    Making the World a Safer Place

    All of us want to feel safe in our daily lives. Yet when we think about crime, our first response is often a blanket approach: find the bad guys, and punish them. But what if there were another way? This week on the show, researchers Sara Heller and Chris Blattman explore how technology and psychology can be used to radically transform our approach to crime.

    • 49 min
    You 2.0: How to Open Your Mind

    You 2.0: How to Open Your Mind

    In the United States, we often praise people with strong convictions, and look down on those who express doubt or hesitation.  In this favorite 2021 episode, psychologist Adam Grant pushes back against the benefits of certainty and describes the magic that unfolds when we challenge our own deeply-held beliefs.

    • 52 min
    You 2.0: Overcoming Stage Fright

    You 2.0: Overcoming Stage Fright

    The pressure. The expectations. The anxiety. If there’s one thing that many of us have in common, it’s the stress that can come from performing in front of others. In this week’s episode, we revisit our 2021 conversation with cognitive scientist Sian Beilock about why so many of us crumble under pressure — and what we can do about it.

    • 56 min

Reseñas de clientes

4.8 de 5
82 calificaciones

82 calificaciones

Arturo j Salinas ,

From Monterrey, México

I simply became a fan of Shankar and his show. It has changed my point of view in many really important things. It truly is an amazing program.
Keep up the good work!

Flavia_ZDrago ,

Best podcast ever

I wish I could hear all of the episodes for the first time again, each on of them has been incredibly interesting. I am a picture book maker and an academic, so I love the mix between science and storytelling.

FernandaNW ,

Fantastic

Amazing, insightful and thought provoking. Very good topics and always interesting analysis. Shankars voice is no also very calming and clear,

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