Politics on the Couch looks at the way our minds respond to politics and the way politicians mess with our minds. In each episode award-winning political columnist Rafael Behr is joined by a distinguished expert drawn from the world of politics, psychology or philosophy. The show will appeal to any listener interested in taking a deep dive into how psychology drives everyone's political thought and behaviour.
May 9, 2021 • 65 minutes
Rafael Behr talks to the cognitive scientist and radicalisation expert Nafees Hamid about what makes extremists tick and how to change their minds.
Mar 13, 2021 • 58 minutes
Matt d'Ancona talks to Rafael Behr about his new book: 'Identity, Ignorance, Innovation: Why the Old Politics is Useless - and what to do about it.'
Feb 23, 2021 • 60 minutes
Rafael Behr talks to Professor Tali Sharot about optimism bias
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