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Join us for interviews with experts and thought leaders about topics related to purpose, resilience, and human values. Explore questions like: How can we live our lives with more purpose? How can we create good and lasting habits? How can we live more conscientiously? What is our potential? We dive into these topics—and many more—as we discuss the pressing dilemmas of our time and ideas that science is just starting to uncover.

onGRIT Rigel Patterson: Host and Blogger

    • Social Sciences
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Join us for interviews with experts and thought leaders about topics related to purpose, resilience, and human values. Explore questions like: How can we live our lives with more purpose? How can we create good and lasting habits? How can we live more conscientiously? What is our potential? We dive into these topics—and many more—as we discuss the pressing dilemmas of our time and ideas that science is just starting to uncover.

    Where Can You Find Genius? with Eric Weiner

    Where Can You Find Genius? with Eric Weiner

    Our guest today is Eric Weiner. He is a former correspondent for NPR and the bestselling author of Geography of Bliss. We talk with him about his second book, Geography of Genius. His writing is fun, thought provoking, and leaves you with new ideas. To learn more about him, you can visit his website at EricWeinerBooks.com.

    • 31 min
    Interview with Award-Winning Author David Leite Part 2 of 2

    Interview with Award-Winning Author David Leite Part 2 of 2

    You can make a convincing case that food defines who we are, and often who we are not. We talk about this and much more with award-winning food writer and memoirist David Leite about his most recent book, Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love and Manic Depression. He’s the founder of Leite’s Culinaria, which was the first website to win a James Beard Award.
    Join us next week on The Gluten Free Baking Show podcast (GFbakingshow.com) to learn more about Leite’s recipes.

    • 24 min
    Interview with Award-Winning Author David Leite Part 1 of 2

    Interview with Award-Winning Author David Leite Part 1 of 2

    You can make a convincing case that food defines who we are, and often who we are not. We talk about this and much more with award-winning food writer and memoirist David Leite about his most recent book, Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love and Manic Depression. He’s the founder of Leite’s Culinaria, which was the first website to win a James Beard Award.
    Join us next week on The Gluten Free Baking Show podcast (GFbakingshow.com) to learn more about Leite’s recipes.

    • 20 min
    Resilience Is a Muscle Part 2 of 2

    Resilience Is a Muscle Part 2 of 2

    We’re talking today with bestselling author Rick Hanson about his book Resilient. Dr. Hanson is a therapist. He has a PhD in clinical psychology and a lot of his writing is at the intersection of psychological science, neuroscience, and mindfulness. He shares insights with us about how to manage stress, as well as the origins of it, and what it really takes for most of us to reduce it. Toward the end of the interview we talk about motivation: how it works and how we can refuel.

    • 24 min
    Resilience Is a Muscle

    Resilience Is a Muscle

    We’re talking today with bestselling author Rick Hanson about his book Resilient. Dr. Hanson is a therapist. He has a PhD in clinical psychology and a lot of his writing is at the intersection of psychological science, neuroscience, and mindfulness. He shares insights with us about how to manage stress, as well as the origins of it, and what it really takes for most of us to reduce it. Toward the end of the interview we talk about motivation: how it works and how we can refuel.

    • 20 min
    What Are Our Limits? Part 2 of 2

    What Are Our Limits? Part 2 of 2

    There is something magical about the way some people can push their physical limits. Think about Roger Bannister breaking the four-minute mile in 1954, or Diana Nyad’s 103 mile swim from Cuba to Florida, or the countless people who have climbed Everest. Today we talk about the role the brain plays when it comes to pushing the limits of endurance. Alex Hutchinson is an award-winning journalist and the author of Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance.

    • 22 min

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New episode please!

Just found this, the later episodes are great. I hope new ones come soon!

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Excellent interviews

I thoroughly enjoy these interesting interviews. Rigel asks probing questions to bring out the best in her subjects. Excellent editing.

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Love it

I really like how concise the OnGrit is. Rigel is a great editor and she interviews people who know how the benefit of brevity! Great show.

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