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The Science of Happiness
20 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
Don't be Afraid of Your Anger
What happens when we suppress our anger? And what if we tried to work with it instead? Our guest tries a practice to harness her inner fierceness to care for herself.
22 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
How to Enjoy Life More with Michael Pollan
Michael Pollan tries to get more out of life by temporarily giving up one of his pleasure.
22 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
How to Craft Your Life
When the world around you changes, so can your goals. This week's guest tries a practice to tap into a new sense of purpose.
24 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Noticing Nature in the City
20 minutes | May 27, 2021
What Humans Can Learn From Trees
Trees don't just compete with one another for resources, they also cooperate. Scientist and author Suzanne Simard explains the surprising science of trees.
21 minutes | May 13, 2021
Finding Strength through Gratitude
A doctor who serves communities in dire need shares how gratitude helps him find light in the darkness.
22 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
Why Love Needs Laughter
Focusing on funny things can reduce stress, anxiety, and make us feel more connected to others. Our guests, who were high school sweethearts, learn how humor can also strengthen relationships.
21 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
How Music Can Bridge Cultures
Have you ever been moved by music sung in a language you don't understand? We speak with Gambian musician Sona Jobarteh about how music can connect us across cultures.
20 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
How Music Soothes Us
What is it about certain melodies that can relax our nerves and rock us to sleep? We explore the science of calming music with pianist Rosey Chan.
28 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
David Byrne on How Music Connects Us
Music helped former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne come out of his shell. Hear Byrne's story and learn how music creates social bonds in part one of our series, The Science of Music and Happiness.
22 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
Scheduling Time to Feel Awe(some)
Feeling awe can boost your mood and make you feel more connected with others. Comedian Chris Duffy learns how to tap into that sense.
19 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
Why We're Drawn to Nature
What happens when we spend time outdoors? We explore how getting out in nature can restore peace of mind—and make us more creative.
23 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
Are You Setting the Right Goals?
Setting goals can sometimes feel like setting ourselves up for failure. But journalist Monica Campbell finds there's something magical that happens with certain kinds of goals.
19 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
Healing Through Gratitude
A stranger helped her through the hardest day of her life. When she expresses her gratitude, our guest encounters the power of true connection.
17 minutes | Jan 7, 2021
How to Talk with Strangers
The way we interact with people who come in and out of our lives has changed since COVID-19. Our guest tries a practice to connect with strangers while keeping a social distance.
23 minutes | Dec 24, 2020
Happy Again: How to Connect When You Must Stay Apart (Encore)
Are you unable to be with your friends and family during the holiday season this year? These 36 questions can bring you closer to loved ones, even if you're separated.
26 minutes | Dec 10, 2020
Are You Listening to Your Elders?
Connecting across generations is one of the oldest happiness practices there is. We explore why to honor your elders, along with other practices from indigenous cultures often overlooked by Western science.
21 minutes | Nov 26, 2020
How to Make Better Decisions
Can practicing mindfulness make us wiser? Judge Jeremy Fogel explores how being present in the moment helps him keep a clear mind and stay connected to his true values.
19 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
How to Give Up a Grudge
What does it really take to forgive someone? And why should we do it? Our guest, psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, tries a practice to let go of anger.
19 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
Why Voting Connects Us
Why do we vote? We explore the science behind what drives us to the polls, and the benefits we reap for ourselves and communities when we cast our ballots.
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