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10% Happier with Dan Harris

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Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical ABC newsman who had a panic attack live on Good Morning America, which led him to something he always thought was ridiculous: meditation. He wrote the bestselling book, "10% Happier," started an app -- "10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics" -- and now, in this podcast, Dan talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10%. Basically, here's what this podcast is obsessed with: Can you be an ambitious person and still strive for enlightenment (whatever that means)?

Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical ABC newsman who had a panic attack live on Good Morning America, which led him to something he always thought was ridiculous: meditation. He wrote the bestselling book, "10% Happier," started an app -- "10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics" -- and now, in this podcast, Dan talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10%. Basically, here's what this podcast is obsessed with: Can you be an ambitious person and still strive for enlightenment (whatever that means)?
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Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical ABC newsman who had a panic attack live on Good Morning America, which led him to something he always thought was ridiculous: meditation. He wrote the bestselling book, "10% Happier," started an app -- "10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics" -- and now, in this podcast, Dan talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10%. Basically, here's what this podcast is obsessed with: Can you be an ambitious person and still strive for enlightenment (whatever that means)?

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Episodes

#132: George Haas, Regulating the 'Fear Mind'

4/25/2018
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* Check out the new ABC News podcast 'Start Here' on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2E09m6K) or wherever you're listening right now. * George Haas has worked as a filmmaker, an artist, a doorman at “every major nightclub in New York City” in the ‘80s, and now he’s a meditation teacher in Los Angeles, but even his meditation journey has many turns. “What can I tell you, I’m a seeker,” Haas said, as he described how a regular practice helped ease the psychological trauma of a “crappy...

Duration:00:47:48

#131: Ezra Klein, How We Interact with Politics Matters

4/18/2018
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* Check out the new ABC News podcast 'Start Here' on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2E09m6K) or wherever you're listening right now. * Vox's editor-at-large and journalist Ezra Klein, formerly of The Washington Post, has made a name for himself as a political commentator, finding context within the chaos of our political scene and exploring the idea of what a political system would look like if created amidst tribalism. Klein, who hosts the popular podcast, "The Ezra Klein Show," also...

Duration:01:24:38

#130: Janice Marturano, How to Be a Better Boss

4/11/2018
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* Check out the new ABC News podcast 'Start Here' on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2E09m6K) or wherever you're listening right now. * Janice Marturano was a vice president at General Mills working on the Pillsbury merger deal in 2000 when she lost both her parents, and began a regular meditation practice as a way to soothe stress at work and in her personal life. Noticing the relief a daily practice brought her, and wanting to lead by example, she sought out a way to introduce...

Duration:01:15:20

#129: Daniel Pink, 'When' Can Make a Big Difference

4/4/2018
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* Check out the new ABC News podcast 'Start Here' on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2E09m6K) or wherever you're listening right now. * "All of us in our lives make decisions about when to do things. 'When should I work out? When should I do this kind of work, when should I do that kind of work? When should I start a project, when should I abandon a project?' ... and the best time of day to do something depends on what that something is," said Daniel Pink, a New York Times bestselling...

Duration:01:07:53

#128: Andrea Petersen, Untangling from Anxiety

3/28/2018
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When author and Wall Street Journal reporter Andrea Petersen was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder at age 20, she was relieved to finally have a name for the thing that had controlled most of her life to the point where she feared walking up a flight of stairs or standing in line at the store. But understanding and overcoming her anxieties was a different odyssey, one she describes in "On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety," a memoir she was inspired to write after interviewing college...

Duration:00:57:18

#127: Lewis Howes, Former Pro-Athlete on Removing 'Mask of Masculinity'

3/21/2018
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As a former pro-football player and two sport All-American, world-record holding athlete, Lewis Howes built his life around being the tough, "get back up and play" jock, and it took him a long time to learn how to shed "The Mask of Masculinity," to realize that stamping out emotion was causing him great suffering. The 34-year-old entrepreneur and best-selling author had a breakthrough a few years ago when he opened up for the first time about a horrific childhood trauma and now Howes...

Duration:01:08:54

#126: Hansa Bergwall, Reminding Us That We Die So That We Live

3/14/2018
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The WeCroak app, which sends reminders that you’re going to die -- five times a day, is not meant to be morbid, founder Hasna Bergwall said, but to make us stop and appreciate the moment we're living in. "Remembering that you're going to die is really important," said Bergwall, a publicist, writer and meditation teacher in Brooklyn, who was 11 years old when his mother died. "Sometimes that's all it takes to take a deep breath, change the program and do something different, feel something...

Duration:00:47:55

#125: Lt. Col. Jannell MacAulay, Teaching 'Mental Push-ups' in US Air Force

3/7/2018
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Dr. Jannell MacAulay, a lieutenant colonel and flight instructor in the United States Air Force with over 3,000 flying hours as a combat veteran, sees mindfulness meditation as national security asset. A former commander of the 400-member joint 305th Operations Support Squadron, MacAulay teaches mindfulness to her fellow commanders and other Airmen in order to improve their leadership and mission-focused performance, as well as change the culture within a high-stress military organization....

Duration:00:50:44

#124: Rhonda Magee, Law Professor Using Mindfulness to Defeat Bias

2/28/2018
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"Part of what I have decided for myself - it's a decision - I don't want to be part of the pain, creating more pain in the world, for myself or for others," said Rhonda Magee, a law professor at University of San Francisco. "So it's that capacity with mindfulness to get a sense into ... what my own experience of feeling vulnerable, feeling afraid, what it does to me, how I start to look at the world through the lens of that ... now [I'm] at a place where I'm not reacting from a place of...

Duration:01:06:42

#123: Brad Katsuyama, Wall Street Reformer

2/21/2018
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Brad Katsuyama's blood pressure levels were "out of control" and he decided to make a significant change in his life. The Canada native left his job at Royal Bank of Canada, began a regular meditation practice and started IEX, a stock exchange that took on predatory high-speed trading and was the subject of Michael Lewis' best-selling book, "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt." - IEX Trading, https://iextrading.com/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/iex - "Flash Boys" by Michael Lewis,...

Duration:00:59:02

#122: Bob Roth, Meditation Teacher to the Stars

2/14/2018
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Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks and David Letterman are just some of the dozens of celebrities who sought out Bob Roth to learn Transcendental Meditation (TM), a mantra-focused meditation practice. Roth, who has been a meditation teacher for over 40 years and has a new book out called, "Strength in Stillness," talks about how he found TM and addresses the criticism and suspicions some former members have raised around TM. - TM website: https://www.tm.org/ - David Lynch Foundation:...

Duration:01:04:03

#121: Susan Kaiser Greenland and Annaka Harris, Teaching Mindfulness to Kids

2/7/2018
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Susan Kaiser Greenland, an author and former corporate attorney, and Annaka Harris, an author and editor, work together to teach mindfulness meditation to children and their families through Greenland's Inner Kids Foundation. They offer advice for parents on introducing meditation to their kids and starting group sessions with other families, but they also share their views on the controversial topic of teaching meditation in schools and how they tackle concerns many parents have about...

Duration:00:55:38

#120: Tim Ferriss, Host of 'The Tim Ferriss Show,' Author

1/31/2018
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Tim Ferriss, the host of "The Tim Ferriss Show" podcast and the author of several best-selling books, including "The 4-Hour Workweek" and "Tribe of Mentors," has built an entire empire around offering life-hacking advice, but when someone suggested he try meditation, he resisted for a while. He tried various forms, then eventually dove head first into doing a 10-day silent retreat, where he came face-to-face with a long-buried childhood trauma that made him re-evaluate how he cared for...

Duration:01:05:25

#119: Yael Shy, Helping College Students Fight Stress and FOMO

1/24/2018
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Yael Shy, the author of "What Now? Meditation for Your Twenties and Beyond," says she came to meditation from "a lot of suffering" as a student at New York University in 2001 -- the same year the World Trade Center towers fell near her New York City dorm during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Today, Shy helps college students tackle stress, anger and FOMO (fear of missing out) around academics, relationships, sex and social media in her role as the senior director of NYU Global Spiritual Life...

Duration:01:08:52

#118: Danica Patrick, Racing Superstar

1/17/2018
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Danica Patrick is one of the most successful female drivers in racing history, having been the first and only woman to win an IndyCar race. Since becoming a staple on the race track, Patrick has expanded her repertoire to include owning a winery, launching a clothing line and writing a new lifestyle book called, "Pretty Intense: The 90-Day Mind, Body and Food Plan," which she developed after changing her own diet and exercise routine while going through the process of freezing her eggs....

Duration:00:35:52

#117: James Altucher, Master of Reinvention

1/10/2018
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James Altucher, an entrepreneur, writer and host of "The James Altucher Show" podcast, is a master of reinvention, so much in fact that the title of one of his 18 books is "Reinvent Yourself." Altucher has built and sold numerous companies (and made and lost a few fortunes in the process), once gave up all of his possessions and was homeless for a time, dabbles in stand-up comedy, and all the while has maintained his long history with meditation. ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your...

Duration:01:04:11

#116: Manoush Zomorodi, Host of 'Note to Self' Podcast

1/3/2018
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Manoush Zomorodi, the host of WNYC's "Note to Self" podcast, is an advocate for boredom because allowing our minds to wander, she says, can lead to problem solving and fresh ideas. Her book, "Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self," stems from an experiment in which she convinced more than 20,000 listeners to try to disconnect from their phones, just be bored for a moment and jump-start their creativity. ============ Leave Dan a voicemail!...

Duration:00:58:39

#115: Your Meditation Questions, Answered!

12/22/2017
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We close out the year by hearing from you, our loyal listeners! We recently set up a voicemail where listeners left questions for our host Dan Harris and he answers a selection of them that range from how to start a practice, how to tell your friends it's not "weird" to meditate and how to afford retreats. Dan's new book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-To Book," is on sale Dec. 26. ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode:...

Duration:00:52:45

#114: Dr. Bianca Harris

12/15/2017
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Dan interviews his wife, Bianca Harris, who is a big part of the storyline in his new book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book." She resisted starting a meditation practice for years, but has recently made a change. The book is on sale Dec. 26 and available for pre-order now. ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our...

Duration:01:02:14

#113: Jeff Warren, After the '10% Happier' Road Trip

12/8/2017
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Meditation teacher and writer Jeff Warren and our host Dan Harris reflect on their January 2017 road trip, in which they traveled from New York City to Los Angeles to talk with people about what keeps them from meditating, and in the process, the two friends discuss how meditation has helped them work through their own personal struggles. Their new book on their journey, written with Carlye Adler, is called "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book," which is on sale Dec....

Duration:01:12:46

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