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Pushkin Industries

A Slight Change of Plans

A weekly Society and Culture podcast featuring Dr. Maya Shankar
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A Slight Change of Plans

Pushkin Industries

A Slight Change of Plans

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A Slight Change of Plans

Pushkin Industries

A Slight Change of Plans

A weekly Society and Culture podcast featuring Dr. Maya Shankar
 1 person rated this podcast
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Apple Podcasts’ Best Show of the Year 2021 Editor's Note: Maya Shankar blends compassionate storytelling with the science of human behavior to help us understand who we are and who we become in the face of a big change. Maya is no stranger to change. “My whole childhood revolved around the violin, but that changed in a moment when I injured my hand playing a single note,” says Shankar, who was studying under Itzhak Perlman at the Juilliard School at the time. “I was forced to try and figure out who I was, and who I could be, without the violin." Maya soon discovered a new path in the field of cognitive science, where she earned her PhD as a Rhodes Scholar studying how and why we change. Her insights into human behavior ultimately led her to create A Slight Change of Plans—Apple Podcasts’ Best Show of the Year in 2021. You’ll hear intimate conversations with people like Tiffany Haddish, Kacey Musgraves, and Riz Ahmed, as well as real-life inspirations, like John Elder Robison, who undergoes experimental brain stimulation to deepen his emotional intelligence, Daryl Davis, a Black jazz musician who inspires hundreds of KKK members to leave the Klan, and Shankar herself, who had her own “slight change of plans” earlier this year. The show also explores the science of change with experts like Adam Grant and Angela Duckworth. "What I love most about this show is that the content is evergreen," says Shankar. "You can listen to episodes in any order and at any time."

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Pushkin Industries
Podcast Status
Active
Started
May 7th, 2021
Latest Episode
Feb 19th, 2024
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
111
Avg. Episode Length
34 minutes
Explicit
No
Language
English

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