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Meditative Story combines extraordinary human stories with meditation prompts embedded into the storylines — all surrounded by breathtaking music. Think of it as an alternative way into a mindfulness practice, through vivid stories and cinematic music and production values. Meditative Story is an original series produced by WaitWhat and supported by our members. Our community tells us that they listen to the same episodes over and over again, and according to data provided by Apple Podcasts, Meditative Story may have the highest engagement of any podcast in the world. And that makes us proud!

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 72 Ratings

Meditative Story combines extraordinary human stories with meditation prompts embedded into the storylines — all surrounded by breathtaking music. Think of it as an alternative way into a mindfulness practice, through vivid stories and cinematic music and production values. Meditative Story is an original series produced by WaitWhat and supported by our members. Our community tells us that they listen to the same episodes over and over again, and according to data provided by Apple Podcasts, Meditative Story may have the highest engagement of any podcast in the world. And that makes us proud!

    Robert Reich: The accounting of this parenting business

    Robert Reich: The accounting of this parenting business

    It's 1996, and Robert Reich has the job of a lifetime – one that's taking a steady toll on his family. In a story he’s never told before, Reich shares the pivotal moment when he turns his economist’s eye on his own life, and realizes: It's fallen out of balance. On a muddy cross-country field, watching his older son run through the rain, he realizes what he must do to fix things.

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    • 28 min
    A meditation for sleep, by Rohan Gunatillake

    A meditation for sleep, by Rohan Gunatillake

    In a meditation for all the senses, Rohan guides you into a relaxed state that will quiet your mind and help you drift to sleep.




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    • 12 min
    Fighting my fears – and winning in spite of losing, by Thomas Page McBee

    Fighting my fears – and winning in spite of losing, by Thomas Page McBee

    Thomas Page McBee is an author and a journalist – and was the first transgender man to box in Madison Square Garden. But that fight wasn't about overpowering an opponent. It was about confronting his own fears – of masculinity, of aggression and inadequacy – and winning.

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    • 18 min
    To walk the Earth, by Tri Robinson

    To walk the Earth, by Tri Robinson

    In the morning, Idaho pastor Tri Robinson herds cattle and mends fences; in the evening, he writes sermons. But the two parts of his life don't feel connected. He feels such a deep love of the natural world, in all its beauty, all its fragility. But what is he doing, as a leader, to help preserve that precious creation? As he carries that question with him on his daily rides, he realizes: he's about to make a monumental decision. To change the way he walks in his faith – and walks on the Earth.

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    • 28 min
    Max Richter: Music, memory, moments

    Max Richter: Music, memory, moments

    As a young composer, Max Richter is searching for his voice, the sound of a music that is uniquely his. But what he has is only a box of fragments, song experiments, half-formed questions. He sits with them, he thinks on them, he lets them mature – and then he realizes: This is exactly the music he wants to make. As he shapes the fragments into his early masterpiece Memoryhouse, he finds the beauty in moving between modes, working in the mysterious space out of time that only music can create.

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    • 29 min
    Alright after a fateful night, by Scott and Brian Nicholson

    Alright after a fateful night, by Scott and Brian Nicholson

    Twins Scott and Brian Nicholson are dancers and choreographers on tour with Ariana Grande. Onstage, the three of them move across the stage as a tight unit – Scott and Brian like a mirror image of protective energy around Ariana, like a stereo amplifying her energy. But when an unimaginable tragedy strikes, that energy is shattered. Until they realize – they must keep moving. Together.

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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Hotwheel1 ,

👍👍

Great podcast

tuff studio ,

Very moving and superbly produced

Soften your heart and open up to the world when listening to this podcast.

viskas gerai ,

Thank you salesforce

What a wonderful podcast this is, its a learning opportunity and a relaxation exercise all at once. This brings serenity every time even after the most stressful of days. Thank you.

P.S. the add at the end seems slightly out of place and is impacting my experience, the meditation part would be much more fulfilling if it wasn’t followed by endorsements.

Regardless, what you do is most appreciated, good job.

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