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.
How To Work Around Your Own Irrationality | Richard Thaler
This episode explores how to make the infernally difficult challenge of habit formation a little easier, with Nobel Prize winning guest Professor Richard H. Thaler.
Rewire Your Relationship To Your Body | Bonus Meditation with Anushka Fernandopulle
Gratitude practices are transformative. Experiment with gratitude for your own body, noticing the relaxation and ease that results.
How to Embrace the Anti-Diet | Christy Harrison
Christy Harrison discusses her personal experience with disordered eating, the problems with and deep historical roots of diet culture, the scientific evidence against dieting, and the principles of intuitive eating.
Jameela Jamil on Mental Self-Defense
Our guest for our 400th episode is actor and activist Jameela Jamil, who (alongside her acting career) is known for launching a movement, platform, and podcast called I Weigh.
An Ancient Antidote to Holiday Stress | Bonus Meditation with Sebene Selassie
This meditation will explore an ancient meditation on the classical elements of matter, helping you connect more deeply with your body.
How to Get Out of Your Head | Willa Blythe Baker
Willa Blythe Baker on how to get out of our heads to escape the internal noise and chatter.
I’ve loved so many episodes. Was pleasantly surprised by the deep and nuanced conversation with Jameela Jamil. Other favorites have been Sonya Renee Taylor and Sebene Selassie. I’ve read the book twice and love Dan’s relatability. He’s a solid interviewer and I look forward to continuing to grow and learn as part of the TPH community.
Dan Harris is HILARIOUS!!!
I am a podcast junkie. I LOVE Dan Harris’ sense of humor. He made me laugh on another podcast when he was a guest. I’m so glad that led me to this VERY entertaining and informative podcast.
More like Jameela Jamil!
Five stars for pulling in more women of color recently. I can’t emphasize how badly we need to hear messages like Jameela’s and begin to build our toolkits for mental self defense!! Grateful 🙏🏼