Our brain is a complicated organ and it is central to almost every intercultural interaction we have. As a result, here we highlight one of our favorite podcasts: The Hidden Brain hosted by Shankar Vedantam. Shankar explores a wide range of topics in his podcasts. Specifically, he uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships. Additionally, many of his podcasts explore the interaction and interconnectedness of the physical brain, personalities and cultures. Here is one of our favorites in which he explores the intersection of cultures, science and music. Grab a cup of coffee, relax and be sure your notepad is within reach. Check out additional Hidden Brain podcasts here.