Season 10, Episode 49

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According to a decades-long research project, the U.S. is not only the most individualistic country on earth; we’re also high on indulgence, short-term thinking, and masculinity (but low on “uncertainty avoidance,” if that makes you feel better). We look at how these traits affect our daily lives and why we couldn’t change them even if we wanted to.

To find out more, check out the podcast from which this hour was drawn: “The Pros and Cons of America’s (Extreme) Individualism.”