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Thank you. Gracias. Merci. Every language has a word for gratitude. But why do we feel it? How can we experience more of it? We revisit some of our favorite episodes about the science of gratitude.  Details
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25 days ago
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What happens when we share our time? Our guest, chef and author Bryant Terry, pauses to be present with the ones who matter most. Details
17:26
10/28/2021
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Comedian Paula Poundstone tries to take on a messy and daunting task, one small step at a time. Details
22:46
10/14/2021
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Anna Sale, host of Death, Sex, and Money, practices awe as an antidote to her anxiety. Details
22:15
9/30/2021
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They were childhood best friends until one came out as queer. Now, two college students reconnect and try to see the world through one another's eyes. Details
23:25
9/16/2021
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For our 100th episode, host Dacher Keltner sits in the guest chair and tries one of the most popular happiness practices.  Details
18:00
9/02/2021
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When was the last time you went down a slide? Our guest tries a practice to bring more play into his life and explores what that means as a Black man in the U.S. Details
23:31
8/19/2021
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What would life be like without the people you care most about? Our guest tries a practice to help appreciate loved ones. Details
18:49
8/05/2021
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Our guest uses her breath to find calm in some of Los Angeles' noisiest neighborhoods. Details
21:07
7/22/2021
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What happens when we suppress our anger? And what if we tried to work with it instead? Our guest tries a practice to harness her inner fierceness to care for herself. Details
19:44
7/08/2021
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Michael Pollan tries to get more out of life by temporarily giving up one of his pleasure. Details
22:10
6/24/2021
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When the world around you changes, so can your goals. This week's guest tries a practice to tap into a new sense of purpose. Details
22:10
6/10/2021
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5/27/2021
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Trees don't just compete with one another for resources, they also cooperate. Scientist and author Suzanne Simard explains the surprising science of trees. Details
20:22
5/13/2021
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A doctor who serves communities in dire need shares how gratitude helps him find light in the darkness. Details
21:10
4/29/2021
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Focusing on funny things can reduce stress, anxiety, and make us feel more connected to others. Our guests, who were high school sweethearts, learn how humor can also strengthen relationships. Details
22:07
4/15/2021
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Have you ever been moved by music sung in a language you don't understand? We speak with Gambian musician Sona Jobarteh about how music can connect us across cultures. Details
21:31
4/01/2021
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What is it about certain melodies that can relax our nerves and rock us to sleep? We explore the science of calming music with pianist Rosey Chan. Details
20:48
3/18/2021
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Music helped former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne come out of his shell. Hear Byrne's story and learn how music creates social bonds in part one of our series, The Science of Music and Happiness. Details
29:37
3/04/2021
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Feeling awe can boost your mood and make you feel more connected with others. Comedian Chris Duffy learns how to tap into that sense. Details
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