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
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