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Learn research-tested strategies for a happier, more meaningful life, drawing on the science of compassion, gratitude, mindfulness, and awe. Hosted by award-winning professor Dacher Keltner. Co-produced by PRX and UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center.

The Science of Happiness PRX

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Learn research-tested strategies for a happier, more meaningful life, drawing on the science of compassion, gratitude, mindfulness, and awe. Hosted by award-winning professor Dacher Keltner. Co-produced by PRX and UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center.

    Finding Strength through Gratitude

    Finding Strength through Gratitude

    A doctor who serves communities in dire need shares how gratitude helps him find light in the darkness.

    Why Love Needs Laughter

    Why Love Needs Laughter

    Focusing on funny things can reduce stress, anxiety, and make us feel more connected to others. Our guests, who were high school sweethearts, learn how humor can also strengthen relationships.

    • 19 min
    How Music Can Bridge Cultures

    How Music Can Bridge Cultures

    Have you ever been moved by music sung in a language you don't understand? We speak with Gambian musician Sona Jobarteh about how music can connect us across cultures.

    • 18 min
    How Music Soothes Us

    How Music Soothes Us

    What is it about certain melodies that can relax our nerves and rock us to sleep? We explore the science of calming music with pianist Rosey Chan.

    • 17 min
    David Byrne on How Music Connects Us

    David Byrne on How Music Connects Us

    Music helped former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne come out of his shell. Hear Byrne's story and learn how music creates social bonds in part one of our series, The Science of Music and Happiness.

    • 25 min
    Scheduling Time to Feel Awe(some)

    Scheduling Time to Feel Awe(some)

    Feeling awe can boost your mood and make you feel more connected with others. Comedian Chris Duffy learns how to tap into that sense.

    • 19 min

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