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Featuring stories of new scientific research on human flourishing that translate these basic discoveries into practical tools. Bringing a mix of curiosity, compassion, and creativity that will appeal to all ages, host Richard Sergay and producer Tavia Gilbert shine a spotlight on the human impact at the heart of a cutting-edge social and scientific research project.

This project was made possible through the generous support of a grant from Templeton World Charity Foundation.

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    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

Featuring stories of new scientific research on human flourishing that translate these basic discoveries into practical tools. Bringing a mix of curiosity, compassion, and creativity that will appeal to all ages, host Richard Sergay and producer Tavia Gilbert shine a spotlight on the human impact at the heart of a cutting-edge social and scientific research project.

This project was made possible through the generous support of a grant from Templeton World Charity Foundation.

    The Power and Meaning of Forgiveness with Dr. Everett Worthington

    The Power and Meaning of Forgiveness with Dr. Everett Worthington

    Today’s episode highlights Richard’s conversation with Dr. Everett Worthington. Dr. Worthington is Commonwealth Professor Emeritus at Virginia Commonwealth University. For the last 30 years, Dr. Worthington has been studying forgiveness, and he has written more than a dozen books on the subject. In 2001, he developed the pioneering REACH Forgiveness method, which has helped thousands of people—including himself—reap the mental and physical benefits of forgiveness.
    Learn more about Dr. Everett Worthington and the REACH Forgiveness method.
    Subscribe to Stories of Impact wherever you listen to podcasts Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Comments, questions and suggestions info@storiesofimpact.org Supported by Templeton World Charity Foundation

    • 45 min
    Ubuntu & Youth Radio Reporters with Nina Callaghan

    Ubuntu & Youth Radio Reporters with Nina Callaghan

    Today, we hear a fascinating and inspiring conversation having to do with the flourishing of young South Africans. Today’s episode features Richard’s conversation with Nina Callaghan, former Associate Director and current South African Chair of Children’s Radio Foundation. In a post-apartheid country still suffering the social, psychic, and economic wounds of decades of institutionalized racial segregation, the very act of teaching these youth basic journalism 101, including ethics, consent, and truth-telling, is a powerful healing act. Callaghan discusses her work with the youth reporters and their two-year exploration of the concept of Ubuntu—a Nguni Bantu term often translated as “I am because we are.” Callaghan shares the program’s outcomes, both expected and unexpected.
    Learn more about the Children’s Radio Foundation.
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    • 50 min
    A Case for Spiritually Informed Democratic Capitalism with Dr. Arthur C. Brooks

    A Case for Spiritually Informed Democratic Capitalism with Dr. Arthur C. Brooks

    Today we hear from Dr. Arthur C. Brooks, Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School. He’s also the former president of the American Enterprise Institute, a leading public policy think tank. You may be familiar with Brooks from his work as a writer — he’s the author of eleven books, including the national bestsellers Love Your Enemies and The Conservative Heart, a columnist for The Atlantic, host of the podcast “The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks,” and the subject of a 2019 documentary “The Pursuit.”
    In this fascinating interview, Brooks discusses democratic capitalism, why the bottom 30% — those historically shut out of economic opportunity in the United States — are our country’s greatest untapped assets, and the gift of a pen from the Dalai Lama.
    Learn more about Dr. Arthur Brooks.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Love Your Enemies  The Conservative Heart The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks The Pursuit Arthur C. Brooks in The Atlantic Johann Sebastion Bach John Keats, “Ode to a Grecian Urn” The War on Poverty Pablo Picasso Dalai Lama St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica

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    • 52 min
    Investing in Human Flourishing with Dr. Andrew Serazin

    Investing in Human Flourishing with Dr. Andrew Serazin

    Templeton World Charity Foundation President, Dr. Andrew Serazin, is back for another conversation with podcast host Richard Sergay. Dr. Serazin talks about human flourishing — what it is, and how TWCF hopes to spur discovery about it. Dr. Serazin shares his excitement about the foundation’s Grand Challenges for Human Flourishing program, born out of a specific strategy to discover new knowledge, develop new tools, and launch new innovations that make a lasting impact on human flourishing. 
    Discover more episodes at storiesofimpact.org and about how to be a part of the Grand Challenges for Human Flourishing.
    Learn more about Dr. Andrew Serazin.
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    • 34 min
    Beginning Next Week: Stories of Impact Season 4

    Beginning Next Week: Stories of Impact Season 4

    Imagine a state of being in which all the many dimensions of your life are good. Imagine health that goes beyond typical measures of physical and mental well-being, but expands to include life satisfaction, meaning and purpose, character and virtue, and thriving social relationships.
    This spring, join producer Tavia Gilbert and journalist Richard Sergay for the fourth season of the award-winning Stories of Impact podcast. This season, we bring you explorations of how people throughout the world promote human flourishing; stories of human generativity, positivity, growth, and resilience.
    Supported by Templeton World Charity Foundation.

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    Listening as an Antidote to a Zero-Sum Outlook with Dr. Filippo Trevisan

    Listening as an Antidote to a Zero-Sum Outlook with Dr. Filippo Trevisan

    Today, Richard is in conversation with Dr. Filippo Trevisan, assistant professor at the School of Communication and Deputy Director at the Institute on Disability and Public Policy at American University. Dr. Trevisan talks about our evolving views on social media and offers insight on how we can use — and how we are already using — the Internet as a tool to improve representation in our democratic process.
    Discover more episodes at storiesofimpact.org.
    More about Filippo Trevisan
     
    Mentioned in this episode: 
    Citizenship in a Networked Age “From Facebook, answering privacy concerns with new settings,” Washington Post, May 24, 2010 “Mark Zuckerberg has been talking about privacy for 15 years — here’s almost everything he’s said,” CNBC, April 9, 2018  
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    • 35 min

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