Who Would You Be Without Them? 2020-03-12 03:00:00 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.
Step Away from Anxiety 2020-02-27 03:00:00 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.
Kai Koerber 2020-02-13 03:00:00 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.
Who Is Your Rock? 2020-02-13 03:00:00 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.
What Does It Take To Really Listen To Someone? 2020-01-30 03:00:00 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Who Makes You Feel Connected? 2019-06-20 03:00:00 Our Happiness Guinea Pig, the creator of Cartoon Network's We Bare Bears, finds a way to feel close to a loved one he recently lost.
Try this week's happiness practice: Feeling Connected
A Better Way to Talk to Yourself 2019-06-06 03:00:00 Her husband has been in prison for 23 years. Our Happiness Guinea Pig tries a new approach to stay strong while working to get him released.
Uncharted There's so much we've yet to explorefrom outer space to the deep ocean to our own brains. This hour, Manoush goes on a journey through those uncharted places, led by TED Science Curator David Biello.
#555 Coronavirus It's everywhere, and it felt disingenuous for us here at Science for the People to avoid it, so here is our episode on Coronavirus. It's ok to give this one a skip if this isn't what you want to listen to right now. Check out the links below for other great podcasts mentioned in the intro. Host Rachelle Saunders gets us up to date on what the Coronavirus is, how it spreads, and what we know and don't know with Dr Jason Kindrachuk, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology and infectious diseases at the University of Manitoba. And...
Dispatch 1: Numbers In a recent Radiolab group huddle, with coronavirus unraveling around us, the team found themselves grappling with all the numbers connected to COVID-19. Our new found 6 foot bubbles of personal space. Three percent mortality rate (or 1, or 2, or 4). 7,000 cases (now, much much more). So in the wake of that meeting, we reflect on the onslaught of numbers - what they reveal, and what they hide.
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