Shankar Vedantam

Creator; host, Hidden Brain; author, “Useful Delusions: The Power and Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain”

Creator and host of Hidden Brain and author of “Useful Delusions: The Power and Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain”

Shankar Vedantam on KCRW

Panelists discuss surprising primary election wins, Kansas voters protecting abortion rights, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s controversial trip to Taiwan.

Election deniers win primaries. Will voters lose faith in democracy?

Panelists discuss surprising primary election wins, Kansas voters protecting abortion rights, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s controversial trip to Taiwan.

from Left, Right & Center

Panelists discuss Senator Manchin reviving the climate agenda, Vice President Harris’ pronouns, and how divided the U.S. really is.

With Manchin’s support (finally), can Democrats pass climate bill?

Panelists discuss Senator Manchin reviving the climate agenda, Vice President Harris’ pronouns, and how divided the U.S. really is.

from Left, Right & Center

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from News Stories

Tuesday is the last day to vote in the California primary, and 13% of registered voters have returned a ballot so far.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from Greater LA

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