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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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Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris Wondery

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 11.2K 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

    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!)

    This episode comes out for free on May 22nd, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.

    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.

    Elaine Lin Hering is a former Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. She works with organizations and individuals to build skills in communication, collaboration, and conflict management. She has served as the Advanced Training Director for the Harvard Mediation Program and a Managing Partner for Triad Consulting Group. She has worked with coal miners at BHP Billiton, micro-finance organizers in East Africa, mental health professionals in China, and senior leadership at the US Department of Commerce. She is the author of the forthcoming book Unlearning Silence: How to Speak Your Mind, Unleash Talent, and Live More Fully.

    In this episode we talk about:
    - How we learn silence and self-editing
    - How we often miscalculate the cost-benefit when it comes to speaking up or staying silent
    - Elaine’s four steps to learn how to speak up and find your voice
    - How we can unintentionally silence others, especially those closest to us, and what to do about it

    Related Episodes:
    How to Speak Clearly, Calmly, and Without Alienating People | Dan Clurman and Mudita Nisker
    How to Call People In (Instead of Calling Them Out) | Loretta Ross
    Do You Feel Like an Imposter? | Dr. Valerie Young (Co-Interviewed by Dan’s Wife, Bianca!)


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    Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/tph/podcast-episode/elaine-lin-hering

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

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

    This episode comes out for free on May 20th, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.

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

    When you think about thinking, most of us think of it as a supremely solo pursuit. You’re in your head, concentrating and cogitating, all by yourself. But the science shows that if you want to improve your thinking, you need to get out of your head. Today we’re going to talk about a concept called “the extended mind.” Your mind isn’t just in your skull: it’s in your body, it’s in the people around you, it’s in your surroundings. The best thinking requires that you break out of what the writer David Foster Wallace called “the skull sized kingdom” and access these other resources.

    This may sound abstract, but our guest today makes it very practical. Annie Murphy Paul is an acclaimed science writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Scientific American, Slate, Time, and The Best American Science Writing, among many other publications. She is the author of Origins and The Cult of Personality, hailed by Malcolm Gladwell as a “fascinating new book.” Currently a fellow at New America, Paul has spoken to audiences around the world about learning and cognition; her TED talk has been viewed by more than 2.6 million people. A graduate of Yale University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, she has served as a lecturer at Yale University and as a senior advisor at their Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning. Her latest book is The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain

    In this episode, we also talk about:


    How to use your surroundings to think better
    My favorite of the three areas of this book – thinking with our relationships
    Why “groupthink” isn’t always a bad thing (OR you can say, the benefits of thinking in groups)
    What she called “extension inequality” – that this benefit of the extended mind isn’t available to all people


    Related Episodes: Ancient Secrets to Modern Happiness | Tamar Gendler

    Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/tph/podcast-episode/anniemurphypaul

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    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
    The Science Of Overcoming Perfectionism | Thomas Curran

    The Science Of Overcoming Perfectionism | Thomas Curran

    Actionable advice on working with one of the few socially acceptable vices.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    What Is Happiness Anyway? | Bonus Meditation with Jay Michaelson

    What Is Happiness Anyway? | Bonus Meditation with Jay Michaelson

    What is happiness? Investigate how happiness is created, what it’s really like, and learn to access the simple happiness of right now.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11.2K Ratings

11.2K 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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