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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.

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


Can Margaret Cho Get Any Better?
2019-09-12 03:00:00
She's one of the most accomplished comedians of her generation. But Margaret Cho wants to find a different kind of happiness.
19 minutes, 5 seconds


Can You Humanize a Zombie?
2019-08-29 03:00:00
Should we try to find common ground with the villains in our lives? Comedian Zahra Noorbahksh tries to understand a "zombie" from her past.
19 minutes, 12 seconds


Making Kindness Contagious
2019-08-15 03:00:00
We gave our Happiness Guinea Pig a mission: Do five random acts of kindness in one day.
15 minutes, 58 seconds


Facing Your Fears
2019-08-01 03:00:00
Heights. Public speaking. Death. Our Happiness Guinea Pig explains how she overcomes her fears, one small step at a time.
16 minutes, 39 seconds


How Michael Lewis Finds the Funny
2019-07-18 03:00:00
How can you unearth humor in everyday life? Best-selling author Michael Lewis goes looking for laughs.
14 minutes, 6 seconds


How to Keep Love Alive
2019-07-04 03:00:00
After more than a decade together, our Happiness Guinea Pig tries to bring the spark back into her marriage.
20 minutes, 29 seconds




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