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Shankar Vendantam: NPR's "Hidden Brain" Host Discusses New Book About Self-Deception

Douglas Sonders/NPR

Shankar Vedantam, host of the popular “Hidden Brain” podcast and public radio program, joins us to talk about his new book, which anaylzes how humans use self-deception in useful ways.

Shankar Vedantam, social science correspondent and host of “Hidden Brain,” National Public Radio

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Jonathan was born in Monsey, New York. A field trip to Washington, DC when he was in 7th grade started him on his circuitous path to a career in public radio. The trip inspired a love of politics and led to his desire to one day call DC home. After graduating from Grinnell College, he worked on a couple of campaigns in Iowa (presidential and congressional) and moved to Washington, DC.