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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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    • 4.6 • 11.3K Ratings

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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

    Rethinking Success | Mia Birdsong

    Rethinking Success | Mia Birdsong

    This episode comes out for free on Wednesday, May 22nd, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.
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    Radical advice on rethinking success, individualism, and the American dream.

    Mia Birdsong is a pathfinder, culture change visionary, and futurist. She is the founding Executive Director of Next River, a think tank and culture change lab for interconnected freedom. In her book How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community, Mia maps swaths of community life and points us toward the promise of our collective vitality.


    In this episode we talk about:

    - How to build community
    - What it looks like in her own life
    - Mutuality vs reciprocity
    - How to work with resentment and rejection
    - The etymological connection between friendship and freedom
    - The transformative power of asking for help
    - And why she thinks the idea of bootstrapping—or going it alone—is a kind of self-hatred

    Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/mia-birdsong

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    What Happened When A Skeptical Reporter Decided To Investigate The Afterlife | Sebastian Junger

    What Happened When A Skeptical Reporter Decided To Investigate The Afterlife | Sebastian Junger

    This episode comes out for free on May 27th, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.

    The surprisingly common experience of near death experiences and what science still can't explain about them.

    Sebastian Junger is the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of The Perfect Storm, Fire, A Death in Belmont, War and Tribe, and In My Time of Dying. As an award-winning journalist, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a special correspondent at ABC News, he has covered major international news stories around the world, and has received both a National Magazine Award and a Peabody Award.


    In this episode we talk about:
    - Junger’s near death experience and the impact it had on him
    - The conclusions he came to after investigation the possibilities of an afterlife
    - The mysteries of quantum physics and what they might tell us about life and death
    - How he believes we can all experience awe on a daily basis

    Related Episodes:
    How Thinking About Death Can Improve Your Life | Alua Arthur
    Neil DeGrasse Tyson on Why Having a “Cosmic Perspective” Will Help You Do Life Better
    George Saunders on: “Holy Befuddlement” and How to Be Less of a “Turd”

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    Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/tph/sebastian-junger/

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    The Science Of Speaking Up For Yourself | Elaine Lin Hering (Co-Hosted By Dan's Wife, Bianca!)

    The Science Of Speaking Up For Yourself | Elaine Lin Hering (Co-Hosted By Dan's Wife, Bianca!)

    How to find your voice when you need to be heard, learn when it's smart to choose silence, and communicate better with the people who matter most.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Science Of Getting Out Of Your Head | Annie Murphy Paul

    The Science Of Getting Out Of Your Head | Annie Murphy Paul

    An acclaimed science writer on how to upgrade your mind by using more than your head.

    • 57 min
    On Having Your Own Back | Bonus Meditation with Jess Morey

    On Having Your Own Back | Bonus Meditation with Jess Morey

    Connecting to self-compassion can be really tough. Ease the struggle by imagining your loved ones sending care & support your way.

    • 7 min
    Three Buddhist Practices For Getting Your Sh*t Together | Vinny Ferraro

    Three Buddhist Practices For Getting Your Sh*t Together | Vinny Ferraro

    Practical advice from a straight-talking, formerly incarcerated, occasionally profane dharma teacher.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11.3K Ratings

11.3K Ratings

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Vinny Ferraro was exceptional

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Peter Levine

I just wanted to get this down before I moved on. I just finished listening to the episode with Peter Levine and I would have to say this has been my favorite episode from you Dan because of several reasons. One it was the most heartfelt and honest interview that I feel like I have listened to from one of your guests. Not to say, they are all honest in their own ways, but this one felt very vulnerable. Secondly, the amount of wisdom that I feel like I left with is very encouraging because it seemed that was the message by the end of the show. To take your own life and figure out what that story is to take the path no matter the uncomfortable feeling that our hearts and our minds and our bodies but to live with that and heal. Absolutely thankful that this interview exists and thankyou to both of you for sharing this.

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Wonderful Program

Dan Harris and his team are doing great work. Opening the doors to the world of meditation from a more journalistic approach gives listeners an opportunity to hear for themselves the value of meditation from both the practitioner’s view but also the science and data that supports their understandings. Bring your float robe and sound bath or just bring yourself and an open mind, lots to learn here.

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