While I tend to keep the same podcasts on rotation, every now and then I will venture out and try to look for a new one (most of the time this happens when my regularly scheduled podcasts aren’t released and I run out of content to listen to). The newest podcast that I started listening to is an NPR podcast called Hidden Brain, which is hosted by Shankar Vedantam.
Hidden Brain is not a new podcast, as it has been around since 2015; this gives you plenty of content to go back and listen to if you enjoy listening to it. The episode topics of Hidden Brain vary greatly, ranging from “Reframing Your Reality” to “Money” to “Minimizing Pain, Maximizing Joy”. Depending on your own personal interests, there are definitely many episodes that will appeal to you.
Vedantham is a great podcast host, as he has a calm voice and does a good job of getting to interesting tidbits from those he interviews. Most episodes will start with Vedantham setting the scene for the episode (with a personal anecdote or random story) before interviewing an expert on the subject; the guests Vedantham brings on often aren’t famous, but are people who are clearly well-versed in their fields.
If you are looking for a new podcast to put into your rotation, Hidden Brain is worth giving a listen to!
Hidden Brain Recommendation Rating: 4
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!