The Science of Happiness

By PRX and Greater Good Science Center

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 May 31, 2020


 Jul 25, 2019

Sarah
 Jan 7, 2019
Love this podcast and the way it explores the science behind practices that real people employ in an effort to live a happier life.

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 Aug 16, 2018

Description

Learn research-tested strategies for a happier, more meaningful life, drawing on the science of compassion, gratitude, mindfulness, and awe. Hosted by award-winning professor Dacher Keltner. Co-produced by PRX and UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center.


Episode Date
How to Love People You Don't Like
23:10

Our guest tries a practice to help her feel compassion toward others — even those she disagrees with.

Jul 02, 2020
What's Your "Why" in Life?
23:31

Our guest asks big questions designed to help teens — and adults — find more meaning and purpose in their lives.

Jun 18, 2020
From Othering to Belonging
26:01

We speak with john a. powell, director of the Othering & Belonging Institute, about racial justice, well-being, and widening our circles of human connection and concern.

Jun 11, 2020
Taking Small Steps Toward Big Goals
15:50

When our world is turned upside down, how do we keep moving forward? Our guest, award-winning author Christine Day, sets a new path for herself.

Jun 04, 2020
How to Connect When You Must Stay Apart
20:03

Do you want to be famous? What's a favorite memory? These 36 questions can bring you closer to loved ones, even if you're separated.

May 21, 2020
Give Yourself a Break
19:58

Want to calm your inner critic? Our guest tries a practice to find more self-compassion during uncertain times.

May 07, 2020
Helping Kids Think About the Good
19:40

Sheltering-at-home with kids? These questions can help them, and us, focus on the good things in life.

Apr 23, 2020
Remembering to Breathe
15:36

How a doctor stays calm and centered during times of uncertainty, one breath at a time.

Apr 09, 2020
Staying Close While Physical Distancing
16:50

Our guest tries a practice to feel more connected to loved ones, and herself, while sheltering at home.

Mar 26, 2020
Who Would You Be Without Them?
17:12

Think of an important person in your life. Now imagine you never met. Our guest practices counting his blessings by picturing his life without a special person from his past.

Mar 12, 2020
Step Away from Anxiety
20:53

Do you have a hard time calming your nerves? Author Raina Telgemeier tries a practice to get out of her head, one step at a time.

Feb 27, 2020
Who Is Your Rock?
18:28

He survived the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, two years ago and has been a student mental health advocate ever since. Now Kai Koerber finds a way to thank the person who helped him find his voice.

Feb 13, 2020
What Does It Take To Really Listen To Someone?
17:07

Are you actually listening when someone is talking to you, or just waiting for your turn to talk? Our guest, a veteran of the Iraq War, practices how to truly listen to others.

Jan 30, 2020
Why Shared Goals Can Bridge Divides
18:02

How can people from different groups get on the same page? Our guest, an educator and football coach, tries a strategy for building stronger, more inclusive teams.

Jan 16, 2020
How To Make Time for Happiness
18:16

Her New Year's resolution was to have more joyful and fulfilling experiences in her daily life. Our guest tried a practice to help make that happen.

Jan 02, 2020
How To Get Your Senses Tingling
18:05

There are millions of YouTube channels with people crinkling bubble wrap or whispering about folding laundry. Our guests talks about why autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) makes her, and many others, feel more calm and happy.

Dec 19, 2019
How To Be Less Hard on Yourself
20:37

Do you beat yourself up over every mistake? A high school senior tries to be kinder to himself during an especially stressful time.

Dec 05, 2019
Happy Again: How to Notice What You're Thankful For (Encore)
19:06

Comedian Maz Jobrani tries to be more thankful for the good things in his life by writing them down — and encourages his kids to do the same.

Nov 28, 2019
Can You Find Wonder in the Ordinary?
17:13

When was the last time you felt connected to something bigger than yourself? Award-winning cellist Yumi Kendall looks, and listens, for moments of awe.

Nov 21, 2019
How To Get Your Priorities Straight
19:22

It's easy to lose sight of what matters most. Our guest finds a way to reconnect with her values during stressful times.

Nov 07, 2019
Does Your Doctor Listen to You?
21:44

Doctors are often trained to be emotionally detached. But our guest finds greater meaning in his work as a physician when he tries to connect more deeply with his patients, co-workers, and family.

Oct 24, 2019
Test
02:00

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Oct 15, 2019
Finding Beauty in the Everyday
19:28

A tree next to a bus stop, a flower poking through the sidewalk. Our guest, a veteran of the Iraq War, discovers how awe and wonder can be found anywhere —  if you just pay attention.

Try this week’s happiness exercise: Noticing Nature

Oct 10, 2019
How to Find Your Silver Linings
25:44

Do you fixate on what's going wrong in your life? Poet and "recovering pessimist" Maggie Smith practices looking on the bright side.

Sep 26, 2019
Can Margaret Cho Get Any Better?
19:05

She's one of the most accomplished comedians of her generation. But Margaret Cho wants to find a different kind of happiness.

Sep 12, 2019
Can You Humanize a Zombie?
19:12
Aug 29, 2019
Making Kindness Contagious
15:58
Aug 15, 2019
Facing Your Fears
16:39
Aug 01, 2019
How Michael Lewis Finds the Funny
14:06
Jul 18, 2019
How to Keep Love Alive
20:29
Jul 04, 2019
Who Makes You Feel Connected?
16:04
Jun 20, 2019
A Better Way to Talk to Yourself
18:39
Jun 06, 2019
Happy Again: The Power of Expressing Your Deepest Emotions (Encore)
23:32
May 30, 2019
Happy Again: A Better Way to Say Sorry (Encore)
23:30
May 23, 2019
Happy Again: How To Deal With Uncertainty (Encore)
20:09
May 16, 2019
What to Do When You Feel Like a Failure
17:44
Apr 11, 2019
Delight in the Unexpected
20:21
Apr 04, 2019
How To Let Go of Anger
15:13
Mar 28, 2019
What Are Your Strongest Reminders of Connection?
12:29
Mar 21, 2019
Do You Know How to Eat a Raisin?
17:22
Mar 14, 2019
Finding Awe in Every Step
21:54
Mar 07, 2019
Finding Your Strengths
14:37
Feb 28, 2019
Trying Compassion on Capitol Hill
15:16
Feb 21, 2019
A Lesson in Thanks and Vulnerability
20:04
Feb 14, 2019
Notice the Good in Your Life
18:35
Feb 07, 2019
The Power of Expressing Your Deepest Emotions
14:06
Dec 20, 2018
Who's Got Your Back?
17:06
Dec 13, 2018
Being Kinder to Yourself
19:32
Dec 06, 2018
W. Kamau Bell’s Thoughts on Awkward Relationships and Bridging Divides
15:44
Nov 29, 2018
Find That Inner Calm
17:44
Nov 22, 2018
These Words Cause Happiness
16:35
Nov 15, 2018
A Simple Recipe for Happiness
21:33
Nov 08, 2018
Can’t Relax? This Will Help
16:43
Nov 01, 2018
How to Make a Real Apology
23:08
Oct 25, 2018
How to Deal with Uncertainty
19:46
Oct 18, 2018
BONUS: The Science of Happiness at Work
57:28
Oct 11, 2018
What if You Had Never Met?
15:12
Aug 09, 2018
Give Yourself Some Distance
16:48
Aug 02, 2018
Listen Like It's Your First Date
28:31
Jul 26, 2018
Why You Shouldn't Hate Small Talk
13:07
Jul 19, 2018
How to Change Your Mind
20:39
Jul 12, 2018
How to Find Your Purpose in Life
17:12
Jul 05, 2018
What Are You Afraid Of?
19:47
Jun 28, 2018
How to Forgive Your Father
17:55
Jun 21, 2018
Feeling Angry? Try This
19:06
Jun 14, 2018
Let People Help You
18:35
Jun 07, 2018
Is There Someone You Need to Thank?
22:33
Apr 02, 2018
Can You Predict What Will Make You Happy?
20:07
Mar 26, 2018
Find Your Best Possible Self
22:36
Mar 19, 2018
How Gratitude Benefits Your Brain
22:10
Mar 12, 2018
Krista Tippett on Being Grounded in Your Body
17:31
Mar 05, 2018
Why a Walk Works Wonders
22:06
Feb 26, 2018
3 Funny Things
16:28
Feb 19, 2018
How to Fall in Love with Anyone
21:47
Feb 12, 2018
Quieting Your Inner Critic
14:50
Feb 05, 2018
3 Good Things
13:24
Feb 05, 2018
The Science of Happiness Trailer
01:29
Jan 23, 2018