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Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical journalist who had a panic attack on live national television, which led him to try something he otherwise never would have considered: meditation. He went on to write the bestselling book, 10% Happier. On this show, Dan talks with eminent meditation teachers, top scientists, and even the odd celebrity. Guests include everyone from His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Brené Brown to Karamo from Queer Eye. On some episodes, Dan ventures into the deep end of the pool, covering subjects such as enlightenment and psychedelics. On other episodes, it’s science-based techniques for issues such as anxiety, productivity, and relationships. Dan's approach is seemingly modest, but secretly radical: happiness is a skill you can train, just like working your bicep in the gym. Your progress may be incremental at first, but like any good investment, it compounds over time.
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Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical journalist who had a panic attack on live national television, which led him to try something he otherwise never would have considered: meditation. He went on to write the bestselling book, 10% Happier. On this show, Dan talks with eminent meditation teachers, top scientists, and even the odd celebrity. Guests include everyone from His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Brené Brown to Karamo from Queer Eye. On some episodes, Dan ventures into the deep end of the pool, covering subjects such as enlightenment and psychedelics. On other episodes, it’s science-based techniques for issues such as anxiety, productivity, and relationships. Dan's approach is seemingly modest, but secretly radical: happiness is a skill you can train, just like working your bicep in the gym. Your progress may be incremental at first, but like any good investment, it compounds over time.
New episodes come out every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for free. Listen 1-week early and to all episodes ad-free with Wondery+ or Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Partying With Your Neuroses | Bonus Meditation with Jeff Warren

    Partying With Your Neuroses | Bonus Meditation with Jeff Warren

    This episode comes out for free on Feb. 3, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.

    Instead of fruitlessly trying to control everything in your life, take a lighter approach and throw a party for all that comes your way.

    About Jeff Warren:

    Jeff is an incredibly gifted meditation teacher. He's trained in multiple traditions, including with renowned teacher Shinzen Young. Jeff is the co-author of NY Times Bestseller "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics," and the founder of the Consciousness Explorers Club, a meditation adventure group in Toronto. He has a knack for surfacing the exact meditation that will help everyone he meets. "I have a meditation for that" is regularly heard from Jeff, so we've dubbed him the "Meditation MacGyver."


    To find this meditation in the Ten Percent Happier app, you can search for “Welcome to the Party,” or click here: https://10percenthappier.app.link/content?meditation=0a0c8786-37d5-4f61-9fd1-98986a05bc3d.

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    Meditation Party: The “Sh*t Is Fertilizer” Edition | Sebene Selassie & Jeff Warren

    Meditation Party: The “Sh*t Is Fertilizer” Edition | Sebene Selassie & Jeff Warren

    This episode comes out for free on Feb. 1, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.

    Today’s episode is the first in an experimental new series called Meditation Party.

    Dan takes listener calls with fellow meditators Sebene Selassie and Jeff Warren and get candid about their practices and dealing with life.

    Sebene Selassie is based in Brooklyn and describes herself as a “writer, teacher, and immigrant-weirdo.” She teaches meditation on the Ten Percent Happier app and is the author of a great book called, You Belong. Jeff Warren is based in Toronto and is also a writer and meditation teacher who co-wrote the book, Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics with Dan Harris. Jeff also hosts the Consciousness Explorers podcast.


    Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/sebene-selassie-jeff-warren-553

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    Understand Your Brain, Upgrade Your Life | Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

    Understand Your Brain, Upgrade Your Life | Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

    This episode comes out for free on January 30th, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.
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    The better you understand your brain – and the more effectively you can work with it – the happier and healthier you will be. This is the central contention of today’s extraordinary guest, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor and she makes this assertion based on two levels of deep expertise. First, Dr. Taylor is a Harvard-trained neuroanatomist. Second, back in the ‘90s, she experienced a severe hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain causing her to lose the ability to walk, talk, read, write or recall any of her life. She later recovered, but that experience, which you will hear her describe in riveting detail, gave her incredible insight into how the brain works.

    She wrote a massive best-selling book called, My Stroke of Insight, which she has now followed up with a book called, Whole Brain Living, where she lays out exactly how to understand your brain and how to work with it.

    In this episode we talk about:
    - Dr. Taylor’s personal story and how her life has changed post-stroke
    - The marvels of the human brain
    - The differences between the brain’s two hemispheres
    - How our society is skewed towards the left hemisphere and how living too much in the left hemisphere can burn us out
    - The brain’s “four characters” and how to work with these characters through a practice she calls “The Brain Huddle”
    - The differences and similarities between “The Brain Huddle” and another practice we’ve talked about before on this show called, “RAIN”
    - And she describes a tool for understanding your emotions called, “The 90-Second Rule”


    Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/jill-bolte-taylor-552

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    Use This Meditation to Achieve Some Equanimity in Your Relationships | Bonus Meditation with Pascal Auclair

    Use This Meditation to Achieve Some Equanimity in Your Relationships | Bonus Meditation with Pascal Auclair

    This episode comes out for free on January 27th, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.
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    Let’s be real: relationships aren’t always easy. Connect in a more meaningful way to stay engaged and caring with balance and ease.

    About Pascal Auclair:

    Pascal Auclair has been immersed in Buddhist practice and study since 1997, sitting retreats in Asia and America with revered monastics and lay teachers. He has been mentored by Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Massachusetts and Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, where he is now enjoying teaching retreats. Pascal teaches in North America and in Europe. He is a co-founder of True North Insight and one of TNI’s Guiding Teachers.


    To find this meditation in the Ten Percent Happier app, you can search for “Cultivating Balance in Relationships,” or click here: https://10percenthappier.app.link/content?meditation=f87533f5-7cee-4b03-bba3-89e299358936

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    The Science of Persuasion | Vanessa Bohns

    The Science of Persuasion | Vanessa Bohns

    Vanessa Bohns, author of You Have More Influence Than You Think, dives into science-based strategies for observing the effect we have on others, and how to better deal with our fear of rejection, and asking for favors.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    From The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos | Being Here Now with Tony Hale

    From The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos | Being Here Now with Tony Hale

    We're sharing a preview of another podcast we love, The Happiness Lab.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
9.8K Ratings

9.8K Ratings

Lbrecke ,

Adam Grant episode

So many great episodes in the ten percent happier podcast, but you and Adam really hit this out of the park. I tend to fade in and out of the conversation on most podcasts, but I absorbed every word. Thank you both!

Libby LJ ,

Outro music on bonus meditation episodes

Dan, would you consider losing the outro music that concludes the bonus meditation episodes? It’s pretty jarring to try to relax into meditation and then be met with blaring theme music at the end. Kind of undoes all that good meditative work, you know? Love the pod otherwise! Thanks!

Elle MW ,

Great podcast -

I love this podcast and the great variety of guests. I so admire Dan and have followed his journey for years - starting when he was one of my favorite tv journalists.

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