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Shankar Vedantam Biography
Shankar Vedantam is an American journalist, host of Hidden Brain, and science correspondent for NPR. He focuses on human behavior and the social sciences on his reporting and also on how research in those fields can get listeners to think about the news in unusual and interesting ways.
Before joining NPR in 2011, Shankar spent 10 years as a reporter at The Washington Post. He was also a columnist, from 2007 to 2009 and wrote the Department of Human Behavior column for the Post.
Shankar Vedantam Age
Shankar was born in 1969 he is about 50 years old as of 2019.
Shankar Vedantam Family
Shankar’s family information is not yet revealed.
Shankar Vedantam Education
Shankar earned an undergraduate degree in electronics engineering in his native India, and a master’s degree in journalism at Stanford University in the United States.
Hidden Brain Shankar Vedantam
As the author he wrote the non-fiction book, The Hidden Brain: How our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars and Save Our Lives. The book was published in 2010. It describes how unconscious biases influence people.
Shankar Vedantam Wife
Shanker has a wife known as Ashwini Tambe. She’s an associate professor of women’s studies at the University of Maryland, and she’s written about why the Me Too movement has gained such traction.
Npr Shankar Vedantam
Shankar joined NPR in 2011 as a science correspondent. In his reporting he focuses on human behavior and the social sciences and how research in those fields can get listeners to think about the news in unusual and interesting ways. Hidden Brain is among the most popular podcasts in the world, with over two million downloads per week. The Hidden Brain radio show is featured on some 250 public radio stations across the United States.
Before he joined NPR, Shankar spent 10 years as a reporter at The Washington Post. He was also a columnist from 2007 to 2009 , and wrote the Department of Human Behavior column for the Post.
During his career, Shankar has been recognized with many journalism honors including awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors, the South Asian Journalists Association, the Asian American Journalists Association, the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, and the American Public Health Association.
Shankar served as a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University in 2009 and 2010. He participated in the 2005 Templeton-Cambridge Fellowship on Science and Religion, the 2003-2004 World Health Organization Journalism Fellowship, and the 2002-2003 Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowship.
Apart from journalism, Shankar has written fiction and plays. The Ghosts of Kashmir his short story-collection, was published in 2005. The previous year, the Brick Playhouse in Philadelphia produced his full-length, comedy play, Tom, Dick and Harriet.
Shankar has served as a lecturer at many academic institutions including Harvard University and Columbia University. He completed a two year-term as a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington in 2010. Shankar has served on the advisory board of the Templeton-Cambridge Fellowships in Science & Religion since 2006 .
Shankar Vedantam Net Worth
His net worth is under review.
Shankar Vedantam Podcast
His podcast is known as the hidden brain. It shapes People’s behavior, choices and the course of their relationships. But unconscious biases don’t just live in people’s individual brains; they also influence the success or failure of their organizations. Shankar offers unique insights into how unconscious biases affect the decisions people make. He bases these insights on data, not psychological theories of the subconscious, to reveal unconscious patterns and ways in which people can avoid the mistakes they often cause.
Shankar Vedantam Books
- The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives Dec 22, 2009
- The Ghosts of Kashmir Apr 28, 2006
The book, published in 2010, describes how unconscious biases influence people.