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Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical journalist who had a panic attack on live national television, which led him to try something he otherwise never would have considered: meditation. He went on to write the bestselling book, 10% Happier. On this show, Dan talks with eminent meditation teachers, top scientists, and even the odd celebrity. Guests include everyone from His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Brené Brown to Karamo from Queer Eye. On some episodes, Dan ventures into the deep end of the pool, covering subjects such as enlightenment and psychedelics. On other episodes, it’s science-based techniques for issues such as anxiety, productivity, and relationships. Dan's approach is seemingly modest, but secretly radical: happiness is a skill you can train, just like working your bicep in the gym. Your progress may be incremental at first, but like any good investment, it compounds over time.
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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 496 Ratings

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Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical journalist who had a panic attack on live national television, which led him to try something he otherwise never would have considered: meditation. He went on to write the bestselling book, 10% Happier. On this show, Dan talks with eminent meditation teachers, top scientists, and even the odd celebrity. Guests include everyone from His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Brené Brown to Karamo from Queer Eye. On some episodes, Dan ventures into the deep end of the pool, covering subjects such as enlightenment and psychedelics. On other episodes, it’s science-based techniques for issues such as anxiety, productivity, and relationships. Dan's approach is seemingly modest, but secretly radical: happiness is a skill you can train, just like working your bicep in the gym. Your progress may be incremental at first, but like any good investment, it compounds over time.
New episodes come out every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Listen to Ten Percent Happier on the Wondery App or wherever you listen to your podcasts. You can listen early and ad-free on Wondery+. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery App, Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Start your free trial by visiting https://wondery.com/links/ten-percent-happier-with-dan-harris now.

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    The Science Of Memory: How To Get Better At Remembering And Be Okay With Forgetting | Charan Ranganath

    The Science Of Memory: How To Get Better At Remembering And Be Okay With Forgetting | Charan Ranganath

    This episode comes out for free on July 22, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.

    A neuroscientist’s strategies to help you remember what really matters, and how mood, multitasking and other people can impact our memories

    Charan Ranganath is a professor at the Center for Neuroscience and Department of Psychology and director of the Dynamic Memory Lab at the University of California at Davis. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling book Why We Remember: Unlocking Memory’s Power to Hold on to What Matters.

    In this episode we talk about:

    -The different kinds of memory that help us function day to day
    -The impact mood has on memories - not just making them, but recalling them
    -Why forgetting is not only useful but essential - even if it doesn’t always feel like it
    -Practical tips to help us remember better, including distinctiveness, meaning & organization, planting cues, and chunking
    -Why making errors is actually one of the best things you can do for learning and memory

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    The Science Of Crying: Evolutionary Roots, Benefits, And Why So Many Of Us Are Uncomfortable With It | Benjamin Perry (Co-hosted By Dr. Bianca Harris)

    The Science Of Crying: Evolutionary Roots, Benefits, And Why So Many Of Us Are Uncomfortable With It | Benjamin Perry (Co-hosted By Dr. Bianca Harris)

    This episode comes out for free on Wednesday, July 17th, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.
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    A theologian’s take on why we should all be crying more.

    Reverend Benjamin Perry, is the author of Cry, Baby: Why Our Tears Matter. He’s the editorial director at Garrett Seminary, Consulting Minister for Public Theology at Middle Church, and editor of the Queer Faith photojournalism series. He has a masters in divinity from Union Theological Seminary.

    In this episode we talk about:
    - Why Doty got interested in this subject, and the rather extraordinary exercise he put himself through
    - The gender differences on this issue
    - How vulnerability can be misused or weaponized
    - The issue of interpersonal relationships when it comes to tears (Bianca and Dan delve into this in regards to their relationship)
    - How we replay childhood patterns in grownup relationships
    - The deep connection between crying and shame
    - The messages we share with our children about crying
    - How we can reconnect to the emotional parts of ourselves

    Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/tph/podcast-episode/benjamin-perry

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    Why You Always Want More, And How To Fix It | Michael Easter

    Why You Always Want More, And How To Fix It | Michael Easter

    Learning how to thrive with enough.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Arrival | Bonus Meditation with Kaira Jewel Lingo

    Arrival | Bonus Meditation with Kaira Jewel Lingo

    Learn to connect with the true home of strength, wisdom, and clarity inside of yourself, a place of safety that no one can take away.

    • 6 min
    The Things Nobody’s Talking To Jada Pinkett Smith About

    The Things Nobody’s Talking To Jada Pinkett Smith About

    On hitting Rock Bottom, de-armoring, and worthiness.

    • 44 min
    RuPaul On: Surviving Your Family, Overcoming Addiction, And How To Have Fun (Including “Dirty Charades”)

    RuPaul On: Surviving Your Family, Overcoming Addiction, And How To Have Fun (Including “Dirty Charades”)

    The Queen of Drag discusses his new memoir, The House of Hidden Meanings, and makes Dan play an R-rated game.

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
496 Ratings

496 Ratings

Alookis ,

Thank goodness for the back catalogue!

I adore this podcast! Dan Is such a wonderful interviewer which is totally underrated skill, especially now that so many people have podcasts, it’s a joy to know that all the questions you want answered will be asked.
I love that the podcast covers such a breadth of subject matters so it never feels repetitive.
I’m very nervous about the day I become up to date and need to wait on releases but it will happen because I am ALWAYS listening!

SamJo1975 ,

Life saving

I’m genuinely grateful that this show and associated app exist.

MSC_23 ,

Loving the exercise series at the moment!

Thank you Dan, your show reminds me to pause, come back to my breath & body & stop taking myself so seriously! I have studied Yoga, but also love hearing about the connection between Buddhism & the modern world. I am loving the exercise/nutrition/health series, what a privilege to hear from your experts!

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