1,004 episodes

Gretchen Rubin is HAPPIER, and she wants you to be happier too. The #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast. Gretchen’s cohost and guinea pig is her younger sister, Elizabeth Craft, a TV writer and producer living in Los Angeles, who (lovingly) refers to Gretchen as her happiness bully. Part of the Audacy Network.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 12.2K Ratings

Gretchen Rubin is HAPPIER, and she wants you to be happier too. The #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast. Gretchen’s cohost and guinea pig is her younger sister, Elizabeth Craft, a TV writer and producer living in Los Angeles, who (lovingly) refers to Gretchen as her happiness bully. Part of the Audacy Network.

    Design Your Summer, Comfort vs. Adventure, & Friendship Burnout

    Design Your Summer, Comfort vs. Adventure, & Friendship Burnout

    Ep. 486: As we do each year, we talk about how and why to design our summer. We also discuss whether we prefer comfort or adventure, as well as how to tell the differences among colds, allergies, and Covid. Plus we explore a listener’s question about feeling burned out by the friendship duties she usually enjoys.
    Get in touch: podcast@gretchenrubin.com
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    @GretchenRubin on ThreadsGet the podcast show notes by email every week: happiercast.com/shownotes
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    Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest New York Times bestselling book Life in Five Senses to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses. Now available wherever books are sold.
    Visit Gretchen's website to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app. 

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    • 33 min
    Little Happier: A Friend Is Startled by Her Realization About Skiing

    Little Happier: A Friend Is Startled by Her Realization About Skiing

    A casual conversation during brunch caused my friend to reevaluate her attitude toward skiing.
    Get in touch: podcast@gretchenrubin.com
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    Get the podcast show notes by email every week: happiercast.com/shownotes
    Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest book Life in Five Senses to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses. Now available - order here.
    Visit Gretchen's website to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app. 

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    • 4 min
    More Happier: A Major Milestone, Getting Ideas for What to Watch or Read, & Survivor

    More Happier: A Major Milestone, Getting Ideas for What to Watch or Read, & Survivor

    We talk about a major milestone we just reached: one thousand episodes! Plus we discuss what suggestions for watching, reading, and listening we’ve gotten from our children, and Elizabeth mentions a TV show she’s looking forward to watching.
    Get in touch: podcast@gretchenrubin.com
    Follow on social media:
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    @GretchenRubin on TikTok
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    @GretchenRubin on Threads
    @LizCraft on Instagram
    @LizCraft on Threads
    Get the podcast show notes by email every week: happiercast.com/shownotes
    Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest New York Times bestselling book Life in Five Senses to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses. Now available wherever books are sold.
    Visit Gretchen's website to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app. 

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    • 26 min
    Easy, Helpful Hacks for Summer, Surprising Whimsy, & Kelly Ripa Talks Off Camera

    Easy, Helpful Hacks for Summer, Surprising Whimsy, & Kelly Ripa Talks Off Camera

    Episode 485: We share many useful hacks from listeners about how to make summertime activities easier and more fun. We also have a candid, hilarious conversation with legendary TV talk-show host Kelly Ripa. Plus, a whimsical smartphone tool.
    Get in touch: podcast@gretchenrubin.com
    Follow on social media:
    @GretchenRubin on YouTube
    @GretchenRubin on TikTok
    @GretchenRubin on Instagram
    @GretchenRubin on Threads
    @LizCraft on Instagram
    @LizCraft on Threads
    @GretchenRubin on ThreadsGet the podcast show notes by email every week: happiercast.com/shownotes
    Get the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/485
    Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest New York Times bestselling book Life in Five Senses to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses. Now available wherever books are sold.
    Visit Gretchen's website to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app. 

    To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy

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    • 36 min
    Little Happier: Bob Dylan Isn’t a Singer the Way the Others Are Singers

    Little Happier: Bob Dylan Isn’t a Singer the Way the Others Are Singers

    A producer observed that Bob Dylan isn’t a singer the way that Stevie Wonder is a singer. They both belong to a group of top musicians, however, because there’s not merely one way to be a singer.
    Get in touch: podcast@gretchenrubin.com
    Follow on social media:
    @GretchenRubin on YouTube
    @GretchenRubin on TikTok
    @GretchenRubin on Instagram
    @GretchenRubin on Threads
    Get the podcast show notes by email every week: happiercast.com/shownotes
    Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest book Life in Five Senses to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses. Now available - order here.
    Visit Gretchen's website to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app. 

    To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy

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    • 4 min
    More Happier: My Practical Advice for Graduates

    More Happier: My Practical Advice for Graduates

    Last year, I gave the commencement address for my daughter’s high-school graduation. This is the commencement address I did not give. For the actual occasion, I explored transcendent, timeless themes; here are the concrete, useful suggestions that didn’t make it into the actual commencement address.
    Get in touch: podcast@gretchenrubin.com
    Follow on social media:
    @GretchenRubin on YouTube
    @GretchenRubin on TikTok
    @GretchenRubin on Instagram
    @GretchenRubin on Threads
    @LizCraft on Instagram
    @LizCraft on Threads
    Get the podcast show notes by email every week: happiercast.com/shownotes
    Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest New York Times bestselling book Life in Five Senses to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses. Now available wherever books are sold.
    Visit Gretchen's website to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app. 

    To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12.2K Ratings

12.2K Ratings

Erin in Illinois ,

Can a podcast change your life?!

In the case of the Happier Podcast with Gretchen Rubin (and Liz), my life is indeed changed and happier! I look forward to every episode and since I am a fairly new listener, I go back for seasonal episodes. My life is filled with more purpose and intentionality. Tips, tricks, hacks, gold stars, the trifecta - I love it all.

Cs128 ,

Great Happiness Hacks

I love this podcast. It’s very practical and doesn’t preach or dwell on complicated research studies. The two sisters, Gretchen and Elizabeth, are fun to listen to, share great ideas and stories, and use helpful examples for creating more fun and happiness in your life. Almost every episode includes a small “try this at home” challenge that is easy to do and put into practice if you are interested. I highly recommend.

Sabriel-0405 ,

Quick ways to get Happier

I’ve been listening now for 4 years and the podcast only gets better. Liz and Gretchen are funny, sincere, and genuine and really care about what they do and how their actions impact their audience. I am definitely happier!

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