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.
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.
Jul 8, 2021 • 63 minutes
Rafael Behr talks to Sathnam Sanghera about Empireland, his recent book that delves into that Imperial legacy, how it shapes our nation, our culture and defines so much of our politics to this day.
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