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.
Listen Again: Reinvention Change is hard, but it's also an opportunity to discover and reimagine what you thought you knew. From our economy, to music, to even ourselvesthis hour TED speakers explore the power of reinvention. Guests include OK Go lead singer Damian Kulash Jr., former college gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field, Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, and entrepreneur Nick Hanauer.
#562 Superbug to Bedside By now we're all good and scared about antibiotic resistance, one of the many things coming to get us all. But there's good news, sort of. News antibiotics are coming out! How do they get tested? What does that kind of a trial look like and how does it happen? Host Bethany Brookeshire talks with Matt McCarthy, author of "Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic", about the ins and outs of testing a new antibiotic in the hospital.
Dispatch 6: Strange Times Covid has disrupted the most basic routines of our days and nights. But in the middle of a conversation about how to fight the virus, we find a place impervious to the stalled plans and frenetic demands of the outside world. It's a very different kind of front line, where urgent work means moving slow, and time is marked out in tiny pre-planned steps. Then, on a walk through the woods, we consider how the tempo of our lives affects our minds and discover how the beats of biology shape our bodies.
This episode was produced with help from Molly Webster and Tracie Hunte.
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