500 greatest songs, Useful delusions

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Rolling Stone magazine is out with an updated version of their list of the 500 greatest songs of all time. We talk about what makes a song “great” and hear some of your favorites. We also talk with the host of NPR’s Hidden Brain about the useful ways our brain can deceive us.

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  • 'Hidden Brain' host explores the power of self-deception in new book

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Alexander Shashko Guest
  • Shankar Vedantam Guest

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