Transcripts (11)

A Happier Election (with Axios Today)

The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

  • 40 views
  • 27 days ago
  • 17:54

Elections can make us feel anxious, angry and mistrustful - emotions that are all detrimental to our happiness. Dr Laurie Santos talks to Niala Boodhoo from the news podcast Axios Today about the simple steps we can take to increase our wellbeing during stressful and uncertain times. Check out Axios Today, where Niala delivers the news every week day - in just 10 minutes. Subscribe to Axios Today wherever you get your podcasts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Happiness Lab Presents: Brave New Planet

The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

  • 68 views
  • about 2 months ago
  • 04:33

Introducing Brave New Planet, a seven-part series that delves deep into the powerful technologies changing our world. These technologies have amazing potential upsides, but if we’re not careful, some might leave us a lot worse off.  Brave New Planet is hosted Dr. Eric Lander, president and founding director of The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. To get the world we want, we’ll need to make wise choices. And, those decisions aren’t just up to scientists or politicians. We—all of us—are the stewards of a brave new planet.   Learn more at bravenewplanet.org. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: The Buddha

The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

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  • about 2 months ago
  • 28:56

The Buddha was born to a royal family... and it shocked him when he found out that no amount of money or power could keep suffering and loss at bay forever. The quest to accept that life brings us pain was key to the development of Buddhism as a major religion. Dr Laurie Santos is joined by Liz Angowski and Robert Wright (author of 'Why Buddhism is True') to explore The Buddha's teachings about unhappiness and how mindfulness meditation can help us come to terms with the negative feelings we all experience from time to time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: Epictetus

The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

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  • 2 months ago
  • 29:40

Epictetus was born into slavery and beaten until he was lame... but he became one of Ancient Rome's greatest thinkers by accepting every setback as an opportunity to learn and grow. Philosophy professor Bill Irvine joins Dr Laurie Santos to delve into Stoicism - an ancient school of thought which urges us to reframe how we view the problems we all face and defuse the negative emotions of anger and envy that can be so harmful to our happiness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: Plato

The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

  • 88 views
  • 2 months ago
  • 28:00

Plato likened us all to charioteers trying to control two wayward horses. The steeds represent the competing wants and desires that constantly pull us off course and away from a happier life. Yale professor Tamar Gendler joins Dr Laurie Santos to examine how the ancient Greek philosopher didn't only diagnose the internal tensions we all face, but also offered a cure. The horses can be made to pull in the direction you command... but each must be coaxed in the right way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices