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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.

Happier with Gretchen Rubin Gretchen Rubin / The Onward Project

    • 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.

    Little Happier: A Very Happy Moment Featuring Harry Belafonte

    Little Happier: A Very Happy Moment Featuring Harry Belafonte

    In the documentary “The Greatest Night in Pop,” dozens of top musicians pay tribute to Harry Belafonte in the most fitting way—by spontaneously serenading him with his signature “Day-O.”
    Get in touch: podcast@gretchenrubin.com
    Follow on social media:
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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 Three-Word Method of Style, Fictional Universes & The Joy of a New Identity

    More Happier: A Three-Word Method of Style, Fictional Universes & The Joy of a New Identity

    We talk about our three-word descriptions of our personal aesthetic, and what fictional universes we’d like to visit. We also discuss why it’s so energizing to have a new identity.
    Get in touch: podcast@gretchenrubin.com
    Follow on social media:
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    @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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    • 24 min
    Hacks for Summer, Coping with Inconsiderate Co-Workers & Improving a Family Party

    Hacks for Summer, Coping with Inconsiderate Co-Workers & Improving a Family Party

    Ep. 483. We discuss many listener suggestions of hacks that makes summertime more fun and less work. We also tackle a question from a listener who has a co-worker who won’t stop borrowing her supplies
    Get in touch: podcast@gretchenrubin.com
    Follow on social media:
    @GretchenRubin on YouTube
    @GretchenRubin on TikTok
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    @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/483
    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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    • 33 min
    Little Happier: The Right Thing to Say When Someone Makes a Bad Mistake.

    Little Happier: The Right Thing to Say When Someone Makes a Bad Mistake.

    My husband had just the right words to reassure a friend who’d made an embarrassing mistake.
    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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    • 3 min
    More Happier: Drew Barrymore Shares a Way to Connect, Plus Some Quick, Cheap Fun (Revisited)

    More Happier: Drew Barrymore Shares a Way to Connect, Plus Some Quick, Cheap Fun (Revisited)

    For this episode of More Happier, for your weekend listening, we’re bringing you our conversation with Drew Barrymore, one of our favorite interviews from the very first year of Happier. Plus we talk about having an end-of-year ritual, procrastinating about holiday decorations, and the joy of temporary tattoos. 
    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

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    • 47 min
    How to Handle a Hard Transition, a Toys Hack, and Discussion of Our Most Popular Ideas

    How to Handle a Hard Transition, a Toys Hack, and Discussion of Our Most Popular Ideas

    Ep. 482: We discuss why you might decide to train for a tough transition—perhaps for an entire year. We also revisit a listener’s response from years ago that listeners continue to comment on; it’s an idea that has deeply resonated with people. Plus we suggest an excellent hack for storing collections of stuffed animals.
    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/482
    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

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12.2K Ratings

12.2K Ratings

MammaCush29 ,

Favorite podcast

A friend of mine recommended it year ago and I’ve been listening to it ever since. Perfect for my dog walks or a drive to and from work. Gretchen and Elizabeth are fun, smart and happy. Highly recommend this podcast.

SoMiW ,

So helpful, and fun!

Really appreciate Gretchen and Liz’s well-researched wisdom and humor! They are great to listen to regularly and have taught me a whole lot about happiness just when I needed it! Thank you for all you do!

I can run! ,

Great podcast!

I love this show - great ideas and ways of thinking about life

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