20:21 | Apr 4th
A high-five from a stranger, a hummingbird on a busy city street. Poet Ross Gay shares his own happiness practice: savoring the everyday delights in life. ~ Try one of UC Berkeley's Greater Good in Action happiness practices.
17:22 | Mar 14th
Do you have trouble slowing down enough to actually enjoy your life? Our Happiness Guinea Pig, comedian and radio host Luke Burbank, finds a way to break free from his over-scheduled lifestyle. Try this week’s happiness practice: Raisin Meditation
20:27 | Jan 31st
Do you find yourself looking at your phone when you're supposed to be paying attention to a friend? Our Happiness Guinea Pig, The Takeaway's Tanzina Vega, trades in her technology for some old school listening.
23:02 | Jan 17th
Is there someone important you've never properly thanked? Hear how award-winning children's book author, Yuyi Morales, discovers the power of writing a "gratitude letter" to the librarian who changed her life.
16:34 | Nov 15th, 2018
Did you know that you have the power to spark happiness in someone else's brain with just a few simple words? College student Eva Dickerson shares how she spread happiness across her campus, equipped with just her iPhone and some compliments.
23:05 | Oct 25th, 2018
"I'm sorry you feel that way." Some apologies can actually make things worse. Our Happiness Guinea Pigs, Jolenta Greenburg and Kristin Meinzer of the By the Book podcast, try a more effective way of saying sorry.
19:16 | Jul 26th, 2018
Do you find yourself looking at your phone when you're supposed to be paying attention to a friend? Our Happiness Guinea Pig, The Takeaway's Tanzina Vega trades in her technology for some old school listening.
20:37 | Jul 12th, 2018
Author Michael Pollan, shares his experiences on being a guinea pig for his new book, How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence.
17:54 | Jun 21st, 2018
Holding on to a grudge? Hear how our happiness guinea pig tried to let go of deep-seated anger and resentment. Support for this podcast come from Casper. Get $50 towards select mattresses by visiting Casper.com/SOH, and using promo code SOH.
19:04 | Jun 14th, 2018
For years, Dan Harris of ABC News was plagued by anxiety, depression, and streaks of anger. Here's how he learned to tame the voices in his head and get 10 percent happier. If you’d like to try the Loving-Kindness Meditation, find instructions an...Show More
18:33 | Jun 7th, 2018
In hard times, do you seek comfort from others or turn inwards? Find out how our Happiness Guinea Pig emerged from trauma by accepting others' support. We want to share your stories on the show. Call 510-519-4903 and tell us how the practices are g...Show More
20:05 | Mar 26th, 2018
Do memories of your past effect your happiness today? Susannah Cahalan was young and healthy when she was struck with a mysterious illness. Learn how writing about her “month of madness” in the bestselling book, Brain on Fire, helped her reclaim her ...Show More
21:46 | Feb 12th, 2018
Can 36 questions help you fall in love--and stay in love? Best-selling author Kelly Corrigan tries a research-proven technique to feel closer to her husband. Plus, we learn how the same technique can actually reduce racism and prejudice.