10% Happier with Dan Harris-logo

10% Happier with Dan Harris

ABC News (US)

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)?
More Information

Location:

New York City, New York

Networks:

ABC News (US)

Description:

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)?

Twitter:

@danbharris

Language:

English


Episodes

#140: Scott Norton, The Condiments Guy Who Meditates

6/20/2018
More
Since invading the condiments market with Sir Kensington's, a line of ketchup, mustard and other spreads, company co-founder Scott Norton said meditation has helped him slow down and have better self-assessment under the stress of managing a start-up. Sir Kensington's is now nationally distributed in grocery stores, restaurants and meal kits, and was acquired by Unilever last year, but Norton said, "People look at entrepreneurs and they look at start-ups and they look at successful companies...

Duration:00:53:10

#139: Diana Butler Bass, 100 Days of Gratitude

6/13/2018
More
Author and religion scholar Diana Butler Bass has tried on many forms of Christianity, from growing up Methodist to becoming an Evangelical Christian for years and then joining the Episcopal Church, where she started exploring Centering Prayer and eventually meditation. Though her 10 books span a range of facets on Christianity, Bass says writing her most recent book, "Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks," saved her life. The Plug Zone: Website - http://dianabutlerbass.com/...

Duration:01:05:27

#138: Dr. Stephanie Sarkis, Meditating While Having ADHD

6/6/2018
More
Stephanie Sarkis, an author and expert in ADHD, anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorder and chronic pain, brings a unique perspective to her work because she herself struggles with ADHD and anxiety. Working mostly with adults, from college-age on up, Sarkis said she began recommending mindfulness meditation to her clients and then began a practice herself when she read about the possible benefits and saw positive changes in those she treated. Referenced: - Jeff Warren, 10% Happier Eps....

Duration:00:57:36

#137: Roshi Joan Halifax, 'Turning Towards the Suffering'

5/30/2018
More
Roshi Joan Halifax came to New York City by way of New Orleans in the '60s with a thirst to engage in social justice, protesting "everything related to discrimination," she said, and the Vietnam War. Halifax, whose latest book is called "Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet," went on to become a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist and a pioneer in the field of end-of-life care who has brought her work into psychiatric programs, penitentiaries and...

Duration:01:09:07

#136: Sally Kohn, 'We Need to Fix Hate'

5/23/2018
More
It was around the time she decided to go on her second meditation retreat that Sally Kohn, a gay, Jewish, community organizer turned political commentator, took a job as a commentator for Fox News. In her TV career -- she's now a commentator for CNN -- Kohn has experienced hateful personal attacks from online trolls and recently faced some backlash over her first book, "The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide To Repairing Our Humanity," but with her book she has lead a conversation around...

Duration:01:16:52

#135: Paul Gilmartin, The Battles in Our Heads, Uncensored

5/16/2018
More
Comedian Paul Gilmartin was the host of TV's "Dinner and a Movie" for 16 years, but smiling and acting happy on-screen often "felt like lifting 500 pounds," he said, as he struggled behind the scenes with depression and even contemplated suicide. When the show ended, Gilmartin launched "The Mental Illness Happy Hour" podcast, which he said has been a valuable outlet that allowed him to work through his claims of being sexually abused by his mother and helping others with their own personal...

Duration:00:59:35

#134: Thupten Jinpa, The Importance of Compassion - LIVE!

5/9/2018
More
Dan Harris leads a conversation with Thupten Jinpa, the Dalai Lama's longtime English-language translator and a monk for over 25 years, about the uses for compassion meditation in today's culture in front of a live audience at the Asia Society in New York City. Their conversation was recorded on Feb. 15, 2018, one day after 17 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Referenced: - Thupten Jinpa, 10% Happier, Ep. #12 The Plug...

Duration:01:28:12

#133: Catherine Price, Redefining Your Relationship with Your Phone

5/2/2018
More
* Check out the new ABC News podcast 'Start Here' on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2E09m6K) or wherever you're listening right now. * It was an "out of body moment," Catherine Price said, when she realized her newborn daughter had been looking up at her but she had been looking down on her phone, scrolling through antique door knobs on eBay. It led the "How To Break Up With Your Phone" author to redefine her connection to her device and she now offers her advice on how we can go from an...

Duration:00:55:24

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

4/25/2018
More
* 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
More
* 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
More
* 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
More
* 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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
"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
More
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
More
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
More
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