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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
    • 4.5 • 549 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 for free. Listen 1-week early and to all episodes ad-free with Wondery+ or Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Weighing The Extraordinary Benefits And Disturbing Risks Of The New Weight Loss Drugs | Johann Hari

    Weighing The Extraordinary Benefits And Disturbing Risks Of The New Weight Loss Drugs | Johann Hari

    The journalist who’s taking Ozempic, and why he is ambivalent about it.

    On this show, we talk a lot about ways to stop the interpersonal and intrapersonal violence of obsessing about thinness. Today’s episode, though, is a bit of a departure… because this whole dynamic and debate has been deeply disrupted by the advent of Ozempic and other new weight loss drugs, which are technically called GLP1s. This is a controversial and touchy subject, to say the least.

    Journalist and best-selling author Johann Hari discusses his latest book Magic Pill: The Extraordinary Benefits and Disturbing Risks of the New Weight-Loss Drugs. He believes drugs like Ozempic are the equivalent of the invention of the iPhone – and will impact all of our lives, whether we like it or not, and whether we take them or not. And in Magic Pill, Hari – who somewhat ambivalently takes Ozempic himself – marinates in the complexity of all of this.

    This is Hari’s third time on the show. He has come on before to discuss his books on distraction and depression—entitled Stolen Focus and Lost Connections.

    This is the latest episode of our Get Fit Sanely series. This is the third time we’ve done Get Fit Sanely, and in this go-round, we’ll be covering longevity, exercise, and the Buddhist case for laziness.


    Related Episodes:
    Get Fit Sanely Playlist
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    Fighting Depression with Social Connection | Johann Hari

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    Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/tph/podcast-episode/johann-hari-2024

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    The Last Podcast You Ever Need To Hear About Exercise | Shannon Palus

    The Last Podcast You Ever Need To Hear About Exercise | Shannon Palus

    This episode comes out for free on June 17th, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.

    Five takeaways from a year's reporting on fitness, and why this journalist says it's time to go easier on yourself.

    Shannon Palus is a features editor at Slate covering heath, science, and human interest. In 2023, she edited Slate's year-long fitness column, Good Fit, about exercise. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times' Wirecutter, Scientific American, and the Atlantic.

    In this episode we talk about:

    - How this conversation changed the way Dan thinks about exercise
    - Why you shouldn’t drive yourself crazy following the latest trends about health and fitness
    - Why tracking your workouts isn’t always helpful - and remembering that there is always the option to “go slow.”
    - The importance of remembering that exercise is not one-size-fits-all

    Related Episodes:

    Can You Get Fit Without Self-Loathing? | Cara Lai — Ten Percent Happier
    How to Stop Obsessing Over Your Body and Eat Sanely in a Toxic Culture | Virginia Sole-Smith — Ten Percent Happier

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    Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/tph/podcast-episode/shannon-palus

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    The Science Of Motivation: How To Make Habits That Actually Stick | T. Morgan Dixon and Dr. Gary Bennett

    The Science Of Motivation: How To Make Habits That Actually Stick | T. Morgan Dixon and Dr. Gary Bennett

    How to overcome inertia and research-backed plans that actually work.

    • 1 hr
    Longevity Secrets (And Controversies) From The Blue Zones | Dan Buettner

    Longevity Secrets (And Controversies) From The Blue Zones | Dan Buettner

    Insights from the places on the planet where people apparently live the longest and healthiest lives.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    You Don’t Have To Sit Still To Meditate | Bonus Meditation with Dawn Mauricio

    You Don’t Have To Sit Still To Meditate | Bonus Meditation with Dawn Mauricio

    Mindful movement is an excellent way to integrate and even invigorate mindfulness while cultivating the power of curious awareness.

    • 6 min
    Our Top Takeaways From A Year Of Trying To Get Fit Sanely | Behind The Scenes with 10% Producer DJ Cashmere

    Our Top Takeaways From A Year Of Trying To Get Fit Sanely | Behind The Scenes with 10% Producer DJ Cashmere

    How to pursue fitness without succumbing to the “subtle aggression of self-improvement.”

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
549 Ratings

549 Ratings

AB42& ,

Revelatory

Have been listening to this podcast on and off since September and it has really helped through a period of soul searching and upheaval and complexity.
I have learned an enormous amount. Yesterday I listened to a’How to take Risks’, I think it is my favourite so far because you get to hear behind the scenes of the podcast and what they do to make it so great and the process involved.
Thank you ten percent happier team.

Daddydaddys ,

Fabulous

Anxiety-Ambiguous Loss. Wow. Absolutely incredible stuff and from the heart.
I listened to this to help with life’s journey and make things a little clearer and easier for me and others around me.
Thank you.

AC2008a ,

One of my favourites!

I have very much enjoyed listening to the pod for several years now, but one thing that has recently stood out for me is how Dan is able to use the platform to provide listeners with information about the misinformation and harm diet and wellness culture can inflict on us. As a nutritionist and certified intuitive eating counsellor I am a big fan of guests like Evelyn Tribole, Christy Harrison and Virginia Sole-Smith, and super psyched that they have been interviewed on the pod. This brings the non-diet, weight inclusive and body acceptance movement to the fore, and allows for listeners to evaluate their biases, diet mentality and unhelpful strategies and rules they have loved with when it comes to food and health.

More of this please!! Amazing stuff!

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