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The Science of Happiness
Research-based tips for a meaningful life. A co-production with the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.

Why Shared Goals Can Bridge Divides
2020-01-16 03:00:00
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.
18 minutes, 2 seconds


How To Make Time for Happiness
2020-01-02 03:00:00
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.
18 minutes, 16 seconds


How To Get Your Senses Tingling
2019-12-19 03:00:00
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.
18 minutes, 5 seconds


How To Be Less Hard on Yourself
2019-12-05 03:00:00
Do you beat yourself up over every mistake? A high school senior tries to be kinder to himself during an especially stressful time.
20 minutes, 37 seconds


Happy Again: How to Notice What You're Thankful For (Encore)
2019-11-28 03:00:00
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.
19 minutes, 6 seconds


Can You Find Wonder in the Ordinary?
2019-11-21 03:00:00
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.
17 minutes, 13 seconds


How To Get Your Priorities Straight
2019-11-07 03:00:00
It's easy to lose sight of what matters most. Our guest finds a way to reconnect with her values during stressful times.
19 minutes, 22 seconds


Does Your Doctor Listen to You?
2019-10-24 03:00:00
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.
21 minutes, 44 seconds


Finding Beauty in the Everyday
2019-10-10 03:00:00
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.
19 minutes, 28 seconds


How to Find Your Silver Linings
2019-09-26 08:47:33
Do you fixate on what's going wrong in your life? Poet and "recovering pessimist" Maggie Smith practices looking on the bright side.
25 minutes, 44 seconds




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We have hand picked the top science podcasts of 2020.
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