Podcasts to Listen To: Happier with Gretchen Rubin and the best happy podcasts to listen to
During these trying times of pandemic, shortages and a new normalcy, it might seem like there is no bright side to be found. Despite the COVID-19 cloud hanging over us all, there is still plenty of happiness around. Here are a few podcasts to brighten your day or put a smile on your face.
Happier with Gretchen Rubin
Thought-provoking author and host Gretchen Ruin focuses on happiness and human nature. Rubin draws from leading science, age-old wisdom, pop culture and her personal experiences to bring listeners new ideas and conversations surrounding how to live a happier life. Recent episodes include "Make a ‘Power Hour After’ List," "Little Happier: What’s the Best Time to Plant a Tree?" and "Make Lists to Make Memories."
Find it: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/
The Good Life Project
Couple Jonathan and Stephanie Fields take a real-world approach about living life to the fullest and living with a sense of meaning. They give listeners tools, strategies and practices to make a difference in their lives. Recent episodes include "Jacqueline Novogratz - Manifesto for a Moral Revolution," "Adam Cayton-Holland - Comedy in a Time of Darkness" and "Macy Gray - Life Beyond ‘I Try.’"
Find it: https://www.goodlifeproject.com/podcast/
ABC News anchor Dan Harris explores happiness - whatever that means for each person - from every angle. Harris focuses on meditation and chats with legendary meditation teachers, as well as scientists and celebrities. Harris also tries to help his listeners learn the skills to be happy and calm. Recent episodes include "The Other Side of the Pandemic," "Small Ways to Improve Your Everyday Life Right Now" and "A Meditation for Money Worries."
Find it: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast
The Science of Happiness
Find out how to live a happier and more meaningful life using the latest research-tested strategies. Drawing on the science of compassion, gratitude, mindfulness and awe, host and award-winning professor Dacher Keltner discusses tips and inspiring stories to help people be happy. Recent episodes include "Give Yourself a Break," "Helping Kids Think About the Good" and "Remembering to Breathe."
Find it: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/podcasts