25 episodes

You want to be happy. So why are you leaving it up to chance? There exists a wealth of knowledge that can help you live a life that has more joy, satisfaction, and purpose—and help you share these gifts with others. Harvard professor, PhD social scientist, bestselling author, and columnist Arthur Brooks is your teacher on the art and science of living a better life. In each episode, you will hear about research in the worlds of science, philosophy, theology, art, and literature. Then, Arthur will tell you how to use the wisdom of the experts in your own life, starting today.

The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks The Ricochet Audio Network

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.8 • 536 Ratings

You want to be happy. So why are you leaving it up to chance? There exists a wealth of knowledge that can help you live a life that has more joy, satisfaction, and purpose—and help you share these gifts with others. Harvard professor, PhD social scientist, bestselling author, and columnist Arthur Brooks is your teacher on the art and science of living a better life. In each episode, you will hear about research in the worlds of science, philosophy, theology, art, and literature. Then, Arthur will tell you how to use the wisdom of the experts in your own life, starting today.

    Healing Collective Trauma

    Healing Collective Trauma

    Meaning and purpose in life are key drivers of happiness. However, we know that to understand happiness, we must also understand unhappiness, as these virtues often come through pain and suffering. In this episode, Arthur is joined by renowned teacher, international facilitator, and author of Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating Our Intergenerational and Cultural […]

    • 1 hr 22 min
    How to Change Your Mind with Adam Grant

    How to Change Your Mind with Adam Grant

    How quick are you to rethink your opinions when presented with new information? Can changing your mind make you a happier person? In this episode, Arthur is joined by Wharton organizational psychologist and bestselling author of Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know to discuss the perks of being wrong. They also explore how […]

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Overcoming a Fear of Failure

    Overcoming a Fear of Failure

    Are you afraid of failure? Has it held you back from living your best life? You’re not alone. The fear of failure is on the rise. Why? In this episode, Arthur and Ceci explore the sources of the fear of failure as well as share some tangible ways to not only overcome this fear, but […]

    • 1 hr
    Happiness through Voluntary Sacrifice

    Happiness through Voluntary Sacrifice

    Christians around the world have just entered the season of Lent, a time of prayer, fasting, and voluntary sacrifice. However, this practice isn’t limited to Christianity, or even to those who are traditionally religious. In this episode, Arthur and Ceci explore the positive side effects of sacrifice and share some Lenten strategies and best practices […]

    • 1 hr 1 min
    An Epidemic of Loneliness

    An Epidemic of Loneliness

    Evidence shows that there’s more loneliness and isolation in the United States than ever before. Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has even said that we have an epidemic of loneliness in this country. How do we turn back this trend? In this episode, Arthur is joined by thought leader and author of The Lonely Century: How […]

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Stoicism and Living a Balanced Life

    Stoicism and Living a Balanced Life

    A happy life requires a mix of enjoyment and purpose. How can you achieve this balance in your own life? In this episode, Arthur is joined by founder of The Daily Stoic, Ryan Holiday, who discusses how we can apply the wisdom of ancient Stoic philosophy to our modern lives. They share some key lessons for […]

    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
536 Ratings

536 Ratings

GingaNingaRedSoxLova ,

Best episode yet!

Ali is always interesting, has lively conversation, and focuses on compelling topics. Introducing and interviewing Arthur Brooks brings new information and perspective on an important subject. Ally adds insightful and compelling points throughout the podcast.

Nopedone ,

What a shame

I have enjoyed this podcast series incredibly. It is so unfortunate that this guest from Austria was allowed to state as fact that our country has structural racism embedded in its core. Another great asset, this podcast, ruined by the woke mob.

Tuv91 ,

Well presented concepts ... lots of ads

Excellent content. Just listened to one for an hour and there were three ads spread throughout that were long and wish they could be shorter or put at end. By the third ad I really wondered how heartfelt his endorsement was and then started to question the content of the podcast overall as it was delivered in the same tone and voice.

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