Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.
US 2.0: Not at the Dinner Table
We typically divide the country into two distinct groups: Democrats and Republicans. But what if the real political divide in our country isn’t between “left” and “right”? What if it’s between those who care intensely about politics, and those who don’t? This week, we bring you a favorite 2020 conversation with political scientist Yanna Krupnikov, who offers an alternative way to understand Americans’ political views.
US 2.0: Living With Our Differences
Conflicts are inevitable — both at a global scale and in our personal lives. This week, in the latest in our US 2.0 series, psychologist Peter Coleman explains how minor disagreements turn into major rifts, and how we can defuse even the most salient of disputes in our lives.
Your Questions Answered: Adam Grant on Potential
When was the last time you set a goal and struggled to reach it? Whether it be professionally, creatively or personally, we all experience moments in our lives when success feels just out of reach. This week, organizational psychologist Adam Grant returns to the show to answer listener questions about how to uncover your hidden potential.
If you missed that original episode, you can find it here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-believe-in-yourself/id1028908750?i=1000638984858
US 2.0: Win Hearts, Then Minds
There's a saying that's attributed to the Dalai Lama: in the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher. It's a nice idea, but in reality, when people don't share our values, it's hard for us to tolerate theirs. This week, we talk with sociologist Robb Willer about the common mistakes we make in trying to persuade others of our point of view — and how we can break out of our echo chambers.
US 2.0: What We Have In Common
The United States, we’re told, is increasingly a house divided. Conservatives and progressives are so alienated from each other that conversation is virtually impossible. But are we really as divided as we’re led to believe? As we begin what promises to be a pivotal election season, we're kicking off a new series about how we form our political beliefs. We're calling it "US 2.0." We begin with psychologist Kurt Gray, who studies how we think about our political allies and opponents — and how these insights can help us to chart a new path forward.
Your Questions Answered: Tyler Okimoto on Apologies
Saying ‘I’m sorry’ isn’t easy. But a sincere apology can be a crucial first step to repairing a relationship and regaining trust. This week, psychologist Tyler Okimoto returns to Hidden Brain to answer listener questions about how to apologize — and when to accept someone else’s expressions of remorse.
If you missed our original conversation with Tyler Okimoto, it’s the episode in this feed called “Healing 2.0: The Power of Apologies.” You can also find it here: https://hiddenbrain.org/podcast/the-power-of-apologies/
Also, be sure to check out our episode on the topic of forgiveness: https://hiddenbrain.org/podcast/the-paradox-of-forgiveness/
Too many reruns
I like the content of this podcast, and really like listening to it, but I get annoyed that they keep pushing reruns into my feed. It feels like 3/4 episodes are reruns. I’d rather they send new episodes at a lower frequency. It’s a podcast - we can download old episodes whenever we want. As it is, I’m unsubscribing.