A Slight Change of Plans

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 Jul 28, 2021

Georgiaria
 Jul 15, 2021
I absolutely love listening to 'a slight change of plans'. Longer versions would do as well. Thank you.

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Dr. Maya Shankar is a cognitive scientist who studies how our minds work and how we change. There are few things in life that are as complex and messy—and potentially magical—as change. On A Slight Change of Plans, you'll hear intimate conversations that give an unvarnished look into how people navigate changes of all kinds and use that change to ultimately grow. Maya uncovers little-known personal stories and reflections from familiar names, like Hillary Clinton, Tiffany Haddish and Kacey Musgraves, and extraordinary stories from real-life inspirations, like a young cancer researcher in the throes of a stage 4 diagnosis and a Black jazz musician who convinced hundreds of KKK members to leave the Klan. Their stories and circumstances couldn't be more different, but they all share one thing in common: life threw them a (slight) change of plans.

Episode Date
Kacey Musgraves on Psychedelics
2095
Singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves has never been willing to change herself or her music for anyone else. But a recent psychedelic trip allowed her to change on her own terms and inspired her upcoming album. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 05, 2021
Getting My Silence Back
1684
When Ramsey Khabbaz was 20 years old, he woke up to the sound of a blaring fire alarm. It took him a moment to realize that the sound was originating from within his own head. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 29, 2021
I'm Not as Free as I Thought
1826
Morgan Givens was initially filled with joy when he came out as transgender and began hormone therapy. But his joy was soon pierced when he confronted the reality of being a Black man in society. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 22, 2021
The Life-Changing Diagnosis
2079
Scott, a young researcher who builds cancer detection tools, has spent his entire adult life trying to avoid getting cancer. He is now facing his own stage 4 diagnosis. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 15, 2021
I Lost the Weight but I Lost Myself Too
2321
From the time she was a little girl, Elna Baker had dreamed of being thin. And she did become thin. She lost close to 100 pounds in five months. For a while Elna thought she was living her dream life, until she realized that she had lost herself in the process. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 08, 2021
Adam Grant Thinks Again
2292
Psychologist and author Adam Grant talks with Maya about the science of changing peoples’ minds, including our own. Adam also takes some of his own advice and rethinks some of his ideas. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 01, 2021
Leaving a Religious Cult
1978
Megan Phelps-Roper was born into the Westboro Baptist Church, a religious cult called the most rabid hate groups in America. Megan was a true believer and one of the Church’s most vocal advocates...until one day, she changed her mind. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 24, 2021
Tommy Caldwell Finds Clarity
2411
Tommy Caldwell's near-death experience unlocks a completely new state of mind that propels him to become the greatest big wall climber of all time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 17, 2021
The Science of Change
2169
Maya chats with her friend and fellow cognitive scientist Dr. Katy Milkman about science-based strategies to help you inspire change in your own life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 10, 2021
Hillary Clinton Changes on Her Own Terms
2224
People have been asking Hillary to change ever since the 1970s, when she defied the stereotype of First Lady of Arkansas. And she was willing to change...just never in the way people had hoped. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 03, 2021
Tiffany Haddish Discovers Her Superpower
1902
After her mom's car accident throws Tiffany Haddish's childhood into chaos, a social worker gives her an ultimatum that changes her life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 27, 2021
A Black Musician Takes on the KKK
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When Black jazz musician Daryl Davis meets a Klansman at a bar, his life takes a sudden turn. He ends up inspiring hundreds of people to leave white supremacist groups. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 19, 2021
Meet Maya Shankar: A Conversation with Michael Lewis
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A sneak peak of what's to come this season on A Slight Change of Plans with Dr. Maya Shankar, in conversation with her good friend and fellow podcast host Michael Lewis. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 19, 2021
Introducing A Slight Change of Plans
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Coming soon: A Slight Change of Plans hosted by Maya Shankar Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 07, 2021