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 5, 2022 • 67 minutes
Professor Helen Thompson discusses her new book Disorder: Hard Times in the 21st Century
Oct 29, 2021 • 61 minutes
Host Rafael Behr talks to Professor Steven Pinker about rational thinking in a democracy
Jul 30, 2021 • 62 minutes
Rafael Behr talks to Dr Lee de-Wit about how moral psychology can help us understand why some parts of the left struggle to connect with socially conservative voters.
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