Sean Conroy Gets Happier is a curious exploration of the art and science of happiness. As a comedian, Sean Conroy has spent his entire career trying to make other people happier. He's experienced everything from crackerjack, blockbuster, mega-hit success to incredible, amazing, life- changing success. In fact, the only person he hasn't managed to make happier is himself! Now he's trying to figure out how to turn his own frown upside down. Meditation, sugar, exercise, money, social media, comic books, friendships, romance, sports, hallucinogenics, role playing games, kale-- Sean talks to other comics about what makes them happy, and to experts about what might help him. Every week on the podcast, Sean Conroy Gets Happier.
Episode 119 - Amber Kenny Gets Happier
The light at the end of the merry-go-round stops by to tell Sean about working from home (the new "workscape"), comfortable couches, and how to survive a pandemic by pretending you live in the Cineramadome.
Episode 118 - Patrick Ewing, Reverse Vampires, and the Intimidator 305
Sean takes a trip into the past: a bus ride, staying up all night, an amusement and water park, another amusement and water park, the Champ, the Bounty Hunter, the President, a tram, and deep disappointment in the lobby (?) of a rest stop in South Jersey.
Episode 117 - Janet Varney Searches (for a Gluten-Free Bakery)
Janet Varney gives Sean some helpful tips about why it's worthwhile to find gluten-free bakeries, the cost of vintage clothing in Copenhagen, and how easy it is to steal a somewhat offensive idea and create Disneyland.
Episode 116 - Jaime Kurtz Travels
Jamie Kurtz joins Sean (without leaving her home!) to talk about the stress of travel, how a little knowledge of geology can enhance your experience of the Grand Canyon, why it's okay to watch basketball, and most importantly, not focusing on happiness too hard.
Episode 115 - Dave Holmes Runs Marathons
Dave Holmes tells Sean about dealing with anxiety, running marathons, the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius, and the help he gets from two glasses of wine.
Episode 114 - Stephen Starkweather Acts
Stephen Starkweather tells Sean about leaving the Navy, the FBI, a terrorism think tank, and a firearms company behind, in order to pursue the life of a humble thespian, because that's ultimately what he really wanted to do.
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Sean Conroy doesn't always sound happy. Nor does he necessarily seem happier from one podcast to the next. But listening to Sean makes me happier, and I suspect he actually is a bit happier as well. I can relate. He's funny, quick witted and kind. It's not surprising he's kind, but his occasionaly ascerbic wit belies his generosity. As Sean is so forthcoming, I feel I know him. I used to work w/ and am friendly w/ his occasional cohort Eddie Pepitone, so it makes me feel I know Sean a bit more since I know Eddie. We're also about the same age, and Knicks fans, and we still don't know why Smith didn't dunk the ball in game 5, and that's a deep bond as well. Listen to Sean Conroy Gets Happier. Even if you don't get happier... it's a pandemic. What else are you doing?
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Funny, relatable, mellow
Sean started this podcast before we all got locked down but it’s the perfect listen now. Charming, low-key interviews with funny, interesting people, woven together with wit that’s cutting but kind.