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Self-improvement

Simplify

Blinkist

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Simplify is a podcast for anyone who’s taken a close look at their habits, their happiness, their relationships, or their health and thought, “There’s got to be a better way to do this.” Hear ideas that get you to better from Gretchen Rubin, David Al...Show More
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Introducing: Self? Help! Episode One - featuring Susan Cain

23:43 | Mar 14th

Self? Help! is the new show out of Blinkist! In it, Terence Mickey, Moth Storyteller and creator of Memory Motel, asks people about the books that sparked their life-changing realizations.
Eli Finkel: Marriage Is Dead, Long Live Marriage (Bonus Episode)

44:59 | Dec 28th, 2017

Eli Finkel is a writer and social psychologist at Northwestern University. His new book is The All-or-Nothing Marriage.
Jonah Berger: You Are Always Under the Influence

33:00 | Aug 10th, 2017

Jonah Berger is the New York Times bestselling author of Contagious: Why Things Catch On and Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior. He is also a professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. On this episode,...Show More
Simplify Spotlight: Chris Hirst on No Bullshit Leadership

10:02 | May 9th

In this episode of Simplify Spotlight, Chris Hirst demystifies leadership—no bullshit about it.
Help Simplify Win!

09:18 | Apr 9th

Simplify's been nominated for a Webby Award! Please vote to help us win (and listen for lots of book recommendations).
Amanda Siebert: It's Just a Plant

38:51 | Mar 7th

Journalist and author of The Little Book of Cannabis, Amanda Siebert, explains the many health benefits of cannabis and its relatively recent bad rap.
Robin DiAngelo: Think impact, Not Intention

48:31 | Mar 1st

What does whiteness mean? If you're a white person, the occasions on which you've thought about it might be few. If you're a person of color, the time you spend reckoning with its meaning & consequences are likely far too many. Today's episode of Sim...Show More
Jen Sincero: Believe Better Stories

35:00 | Feb 21st

The bestselling author of You Are a Badass talks with Caitlin about how to bust through self-defeating beliefs to get out of your own way, make more money, feel more fulfilled, and become the badass you were meant to be.
Melissa Hartwig Urban: Create Your Own Food Rules

39:12 | Feb 14th

The creator of nutrition phenomenon The Whole 30 on how to get free of diets forever, why your weight doesn't count, and how changing the way you eat can change everything.
Ayelet Waldman: Microdose, Maybe?

40:34 | Feb 7th

Bestselling writer Ayelet Waldman on how microdosing LSD saved her life, her work, and her marriage.
Dan Harris: One Minute Counts

37:38 | Jan 31st

Hear Emmy Award-winning journalist and NYT bestseller, Dan Harris, on meditation for the real world—no gong, flowing robes, or lotus position required.
Trailer: Simplify Season 5

02:03 | Jan 17th

Hear ye, hear ye! We're kicking off the New Year with Simplify Season 5: Blinkist’s hit podcast returns on January 31st. Here's what's in store...
Simplify Spotlight: Seth Godin on Meaningful Marketing

14:03 | Nov 15th, 2018

Tune in to this special episode of Simplify Spotlight to get the lowdown on Seth Godin’s new release, This Is Marketing.
Luvvie Ajayi: Speak Your Uncomfortable Truth

24:12 | Oct 18th, 2018

In this bonus episode of Simplify, Caitlin talks to bestselling author, speaker and humorist Luvvie Ajayi on how we can all benefit from telling each other the ugly truth.
Kelly Leonard: Say Yes! To Funny Business

42:15 | Sep 27th, 2018

In this episode of Simplify, Caitlin talks to The Second City executive Kelly Leonard about how improv-based skills and techniques can be applied to the business world.
Guy Winch: Heartbreak Hygiene

45:59 | Sep 20th, 2018

In this episode of Simplify, psychologist Guy Winch tells Caitlin why we should treat our emotional pain as seriously as physical pain and explains how to heal from common heartaches.
Benjamin Spall: Start Your Day Off Right

46:14 | Sep 13th, 2018

In this episode of Simplify, Caitlin gets important advice from author Benjamin Spall about how to develop a morning routine and start off your day inspired.
Sarah Knight: Care Less, Get More

38:12 | Sep 6th, 2018

In this episode of Simplify, Caitlin talks to bestselling author and self-help “anti-guru,” Sarah Knight, about how to stop people-pleasing and get what you want — without becoming a jerk!
Dan Ariely: Saving Up Is Hard To Do

46:44 | Aug 30th, 2018

In this episode of Simplify, Caitlin talks to behavioral economist and bestselling author Dan Ariely about how environment influences our financial decision-making and why saving is so hard.
Cheryl Strayed: Listen For The Truth

42:29 | Aug 23rd, 2018

Simplify kicks off Season 4 with words of wisdom from Cheryl Strayed, a bestselling author widely known for her advice column, Dear Sugar, and the memoir that spawned the blockbuster hit, Wild.
Trailer: Simplify Season 4

01:36 | Aug 16th, 2018

The sun's a-shining, the iced coffee's cold, and Simplify is back with season 4! Here's what's in store.
Introducing Spotlight: Laura Vanderkam on Expanding Time

14:08 | Jun 21st, 2018

Feel like there's never enough time in the day? We've got the remedy. In this very first Spotlight episode of Simplify, Laura Vanderkam, time-management expert, offers surprising ideas from her new book Off The Clock to help you overhaul your relatio...Show More
Alan Lightman: Wasting Time is Good For You (Bonus Episode)

38:37 | Jun 7th, 2018

Good news: you can stop beating yourself up about wasting time! In this bonus episode of Simplify, MIT professor and writer Alan Lightman shares the benefits of procrastination and how wasting time is essential to our productivity, creativity, and id...Show More
Janice Kaplan: Luck Isn’t Magic

47:18 | May 9th, 2018

In this episode of Simplify, Caitlin talks to Janice Kaplan, bestselling author, TV producer, and magazine editor about how luck happens and how you can create it.
Christopher Ryan: Don’t Take Sex So Seriously

38:21 | May 3rd, 2018

Author and psychologist, Christopher Ryan, talks with Caitlin about the prehistoric origins of human sexuality and how they influence our modern sexual behavior.
Dr. Lori Brotto: Make Sex More Mindful

42:59 | Apr 26th, 2018

In this episode of Simplify, Caitlin talks to women’s sexual health expert, Dr. Lori Brotto, about how to elicit sexual desire and use your mind for better sex.
Daniel Levitin: Trick Your Brain, Treat Your Brain

39:00 | Apr 19th, 2018

In this episode of Simplify, neuroscientist Dr. Daniel Levitin unlocks the secret functions of the human brain and explains how to keep your mind healthy.
Emily Nagoski: Pleasure is the Measure

42:42 | Apr 11th, 2018

In this episode of Simplify, sex educator Emily Nagoski tells Caitlin about ways to improve sexual well-being and sustain a strong sexual connections.
Charles Duhigg: Thinking is the Killer App

32:50 | Apr 5th, 2018

Got goals and dreams? Charles Duhigg's methods will help you reach 'em. Hear the writer of The Power of Habit & Smarter, Faster, Better on why self-belief is the key to real change and to find out which productivity tips he's teaching his kids.
Trailer: Simplify Season 3

02:32 | Mar 22nd, 2018

We made it through the Berlin winter! Here's what's to come on Season 3 of Simplify.
Simplify’s 2017 Sampler Episode

39:30 | Feb 8th, 2018

The must-hear moments from Simplify's 2017 interviews with Seth Godin, Dan Savage, Gretchen Rubin, and more.
Rebecca Traister: The Power of Being Single

31:48 | Dec 21st, 2017

Rebecca Traister is an author and writer-at-large for New York Magazine. Her most recent book is All The Single Ladies.
Julian Treasure: Make Good Noise

42:04 | Dec 14th, 2017

Julian Treasure is a sound designer, a musician, and a public speaker—his TED talks have been viewed more than 40 million times!—and he’s also a master of what he calls the “silent skill:" listening. In this episode, Treasure talks to Caitlin about t...Show More
Jaclyn Friedman: No Pill Will Fix Your Sex Life (Ever)

44:51 | Dec 6th, 2017

Jaclyn Friedman is a writer, sex-educator, and activist. Her work helped establish the “yes means yes” standard of sexual consent. In this episode, Jaclyn breaks down “Fauxpowerment,” the politics of The Spice Girls, and what’s truly at stake in the ...Show More
Michael Bungay Stanier: Be Lazy, Be Curious, Be Often

43:55 | Nov 30th, 2017

Coach of coaches Michael Bungay Stanier is a bestselling author and #3 coach worldwide according to Global Guru.
Ryan Holiday: Provoke With A Purpose

47:19 | Nov 23rd, 2017

Ryan Holiday, bestselling author of Trust Me I’m Lying and The Obstacle Is The Way, is a media strategist, marketer, and entrepreneur. The New York Times credits him with making Stoicism relevant again.
Seth Godin: Do Bad Work

42:34 | Nov 16th, 2017

Seth Godin is one of the most influential thinkers around. He’s written 19 international bestsellers and some 7,000 blog posts (!!!).
Simplify Season 2: Trailer

02:46 | Nov 9th, 2017

We're back! Hear what's in store for Season 2.
Announcing Simplify Season 2

02:54 | Oct 23rd, 2017

On November 16th, 2017, Ben and Caitlin return with a new season of Simplify! Tune in for 6 new guests and 6 new ways to look at your world.
Abby Marks Beale: Read Smarter (Bonus Episode)

32:38 | Aug 24th, 2017

Abby Marks Beale is a speed-reading expert, consultant, and the author of 10 Days to Faster Reading. She explains how to get the most out of what you read.
Laura Vanderkam: You Have More Time Than You Think

37:21 | Aug 3rd, 2017

Laura Vanderkam is a time detective. Across her three books, I Know How She Does It, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours, she’s investigated the time diaries of thousands of successful women to ferret out where all your...Show More
Dr. Joel Fuhrman: The Salad is the Main Meal

36:57 | Jul 27th, 2017

Dr. Joel Fuhrman is the author of six New York Times bestsellers, including Eat to Live and Super Immunity. He is a passionate advocate for nutritarianism, which focuses on optimizing your diet to include as many nutrient-rich, cancer-fighting, healt...Show More
David Allen: Your Brain is Not a Hard Drive

41:24 | Jul 20th, 2017

We talk to David Allen, who first published the international best-seller and productivity bible Getting Things Done in 2001. Now, it’s been published in over 28 languages, and TIME magazine calls it “the defining self-help business book of its time....Show More
Dan Savage: Keep Not Breaking Up

45:20 | Jul 13th, 2017

What does relationship utopia look like? Dan Savage, nationally syndicated sex and relationship advice columnist, shares what 26 years of giving advice has taught him about making good love, and making good love last.
Gretchen Rubin: You Do You

36:34 | Jul 13th, 2017

We talk to NYT bestselling author Gretchen Rubin about how to apply the ancient idea of “know thyself” to your fast-paced 21st-century life. Gretchen is the author of Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, and Happier at Home. Her books have sold...Show More
Simplify Season 1 Trailer

01:43 | Jul 5th, 2017

Find out what's in store in the first season of Simplify.