Maya Shankar

Maya Shankar, PhD
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41 Interviews

Maya Shankar's Interviews

Maya Shankar & Brené Brown 29 Apr 2024 • EN

Brené Brown on Our Flawed, Imperfect Selves

Brené Brown is a bestselling author and social scientist known for her work on complex emotions like shame and vulnerability. She opens up to Maya about the evolution of some of her most important identities: big sister, recovering perfectionist, and reluctant public figure. She also shares how COVID affected her marri

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Maya Shankar & James Clear 12 Feb 2024 • EN

How to Make Your Habits Stick

Our daily habits are the key to reaching our long-term goals, argues writer James Clear. His bestselling book, "Atomic Habits," distills the most compelling research on how to break bad habits and form good ones. He talks with Maya about how our habits shape our identity—for better or worse—and how to design our habits

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Maya Shankar & Adam Grant 18 Dec 2023 • EN

Adam Grant Helps Unlock Our Hidden Potential

Psychologist Adam Grant stops by to talk with Maya about his new book "Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things." They talk about how to filter out unhelpful feedback, the benefits of imperfectionism, and why we need to give soft skills more respect.  If you enjoyed this episode, check out Adam’s first

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Maya Shankar & Gretchen Rubin 04 Dec 2023 • EN

Get Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin is an author and podcaster with a passion for helping people become happier. One of the biggest lessons she's learned in her decades-long study of the subject is that there's no one-size-fits-all hack to finding happiness. Gretchen talks with Maya about how important it is to tailor our approach based on

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Maya Shankar & Hal Hershfield 27 Nov 2023 • EN

Your Future Self Needs Your Help Today

Hal Hershfield is a psychologist who studies the emotional connection we have to our “future selves." He talks with Maya about tactics we can use to strengthen this connection, and why it matters. If you enjoyed this episode, try this one from the archive: “The Science of Self-Compassion” For a behind-the-scenes look a

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Alan Alda & Maya Shankar 05 Sep 2023 • EN

Maya Shankar: Beginning from an Ending

A brilliant violinist in her teens, her world came crashing down when an injury ended her career even as it was beginning. Remarkably, she turned that loss into a PhD in neuroscience, a stint in the White House and a popular podcast about others also navigating drastic changes in their lives.

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