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.
The Zen of Therapy | Mark Epstein
Psychiatrist Dr. Mark Epstein discusses his new book The Zen of Therapy, in which he explores how his decades of studying and practicing Buddhism has influenced his work as a therapist.
Childproof with Yasmeen Khan: Parenting Changes Us, Whether We Like It or Not
In episode one of Childproof, we're diving into one enormous question: how have you changed since becoming a parent?
Are You Willing to Challenge Your Own Tribe? | Robert Wright
Robert Wright talks about bias, the importance of challenging our own tribe, and how mindfulness meditation can help us overcome our biases.
Ways to End Bias That Will Also Make You Happier | Jessica Nordell
This episode explores bias with Jessica Nordell, the science and culture journalist who wrote The End of Bias, A Beginning: The Science and Practice of Overcoming Unconscious Bias.
Do This When You’re About to Lose It | Bonus Meditation with Sharon Salzberg
These potent tools help ease intense frustration through calming breathing, listening to sound, and watching thoughts & feelings come and go.
For the Burned Out, Fried, and Exhausted | Emily & Amelia Nagoski
In this episode, Emily and Amelia Nagoski talk about burnout: what it is, how you can spot it, and what you can do about it.
Podcast for Waking Up!
I found this podcast because I was reading a Buddhist book by Bhikkhu Bodhi, and was looking for an interview. Dan Harris has really top notch, highly intellectual guests on this show. I like the interview style which mixes spirituality, journalism, and science into the program. The healthy skepticism throughout is also refreshing! It feels real, not contrived, and down to earth.
Great advice even if you disagree with parts
I follow a path different from the Ten Percent app/world. This podcast still has a lot to offer. I began listening because I deeply respect Dan Harris as a journalist, and that part of him (and my respect) is ever present. There are also some realistic pieces advice and life explanations that help with all of the everyday annoyances and nonsense. The good humor also lightens the dark moments of that happen in some days. My appreciation to Dan and his crew. I’m looking forward to years of listening. —Robin
Obviously this guy found his Nich with the whole woke culture. Each episode is more and more about white shaming. Be careful, he’s doing a great job at preaching to the choir as well as slowly brainwashing everyone else.