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Hidden Brain Host Explains Why We Lie to Ourselves Every Day

Shankar Vedantam, host of the popular podcast “Hidden Brain,” has been reporting on human behavior for decades, and he says that buying into false beliefs can actually be a good thing – sometimes. He joins Hari Sreenivasan to explain why self-delusion can be a helpful tool to get us through the hard parts of life.

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