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Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical ABC newsman who had a panic attack live on Good Morning America, which led him to something he always thought was ridiculous: meditation. He wrote the bestselling book, "10% Happier," started an app -- "10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics" -- and now, in this podcast, Dan talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10%. Basically, here's what this podcast is obsessed with: Can you be an ambitious person and still strive for enlightenment (whatever that means)? New episodes every Wednesday morning.

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    • 4.7, 4.3K Ratings

Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical ABC newsman who had a panic attack live on Good Morning America, which led him to something he always thought was ridiculous: meditation. He wrote the bestselling book, "10% Happier," started an app -- "10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics" -- and now, in this podcast, Dan talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10%. Basically, here's what this podcast is obsessed with: Can you be an ambitious person and still strive for enlightenment (whatever that means)? New episodes every Wednesday morning.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.3K Ratings

4.3K Ratings

Erickasmama ,

Pure pleasure for the mind and heart

I had high expectations of this podcast, but I’m even more inspired than I thought I would be. So many insights and moving moments can be found in every episode.

From amazing creatives like Rupaul and Alan Cumming, to the scientists studying the effects of meditation and mindfulness on the brain, and eminent teachers I’m just blown away. Mingyur Rinpoche’s interview was so incredible just now that I want to book a silent retreat next week. 💜

Skeptics and devoted practitioners alike can learn so much here. Love.

Matron Saint ,

Sometimes great!

I really appreciate this podcast along with the app. I prefer the episodes that feature meditation teachers, academics, and people whose practice has helped them to manage difficult experiences. I'm less keen on the episodes that feature corporate meditators or celebrities. I'd listen more often if the balance were to tip a bit in favor of the former group--but overall I enjoy the podcast and have recommended several episodes to my friends and family. Dan Harris is very good at running an interview; his memory is impressive! He always circles back.

mterbo ,

I feel connected!

I have never sat a retreat or worked directly with a teacher. My only meditation instruction and guidance has come from apps (most notably the 10% Happier Meditation App). That said, by virtue of the 10% Happier Podcast, Dan, his Team, his guests, and the listener questions, I feel connected and supported and thus have continued to grow in my practice. Even when I've felt stuck, I re-listen to an old episode and glean some wisdom that helps me wiggle forward. It's been invaluable to me, my meditation practice and my personal growth.

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