Lexy Campbell recommends the poignant Netflix documentary, 'Heroin(e),' which delves deep into the opioid crisis in Huntington, West Virginia, often labeled as the overdose capital of the U.S. The film paints a compelling narrative by following three resilient women from diverse backgrounds, all united in their efforts to combat the devastating impact of drug addiction in their community.
Hidden Brain is an NPR podcast hosted by Shankar Vedantam about the science behind unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices, and direct our relationships. Through the art of detailed storytelling, Vedantam carefully and meticulously unfolds firsthand encounters experienced by real people who are invited to speak on the show. Psychologists, sociologists, and other licensed professionals then discuss the story and what it reveals about the human subconscious. Topics range from the benefits of rage, the effects of secret keeping on one’s psyche, the effects of stereotypes, and more. With over 100 40-minute episodes and a weekly release schedule, the topics covered by Hidden Brain are seemingly endless.
Listen to Hidden Brain here.