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Gretchen Rubin is HAPPIER, and she wants you to be happier too. The #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast. Gretchen’s cohost and guinea pig is her younger sister, Elizabeth Craft, a TV writer and producer living in Los Angeles, who (lovingly) refers to Gretchen as her happiness bully. Part of the Cadence13 Network.
 
Savvy, practical insights on where our Education Establishment went wrong and how most schools can be improved. LET'S FIX EDUCATION explains the many dysfunctional theories and methods operating within our schools. This podcast is intended for parents, teachers, and community leaders who want education reform. Each week, LET'S FIX EDUCATION examines another problem in our public schools, such as: Constructivism. Learning styles. Sight-words. No memorization. Cooperative learning. Prior knowl ...
 
Sponsored by Candlewick Press and the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, this educator-focused series highlights the work of Black authors and illustrators. Sonja Cherry-Paul, Director of Diversity and Equity at the TCRWP, leads discussions with children’s book creators about their work and the powerful ways their books can live in classrooms. For a full schedule and more information as to how to participate in these thoughtful, informative, and powerful conversations as they happ ...
 
Chris Gore @thatChrisGore from DVDuesday, g4, “Podcrash with That Chris Gore” and of course Film Threat Magazine has many many hilarious appearances on the Proudly Resents podcast. Chris Gore talks about Planet of the Apes, Logan’s Run, Heart Beeps and gives the inside scoop on the Roger Corman Fantastic 4 movie.He has a comedy album and children’s book called “everybody Poops.”Christopher Patrick “Chris” Gore is a speaker and writer on the topic of independent film.He was born September 5, ...
 
The Naked Eye Podcast is a show designed to help people learn how to see clearly with the naked eye. No glasses, no contacts, no laser eye surgeries… just natural vision improvement. Together we’ll explore the holistic side of eyecare and how natural alternatives like the Bates Method, Yoga, Meditation, Breathwork and more can give you healthier eyes, which leads to better eyesight and insight. Nathan Oxenfeld will be teaching you natural vision tips and vision enhancement practices, coverin ...
 
BUILD is a live interview series like no other—a chance for fans to sit inches away from some of today’s biggest names in entertainment, tech, fashion and business as they share the stories behind their projects and passions. Every conversation yields insights, inspiration and plenty of surprises as moderators and audience members ask questions. It all happens several times a week from the BUILD Studio at 692 Broadway. Attend a taping at our NYC studio or watch shows in HD video, live stream ...
 
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We discuss suggestions from listeners about suggestions for gifts that will help recipients to be happier, healthier, and more productive. We also talk about a listener’s suggestion about a way to incorporate gratitude into daily life. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin…
 
Episode 22: The Ugly Truth About K-12 (Nov. 24, 2021) Our top educators have blabbed almost continuously for a century about all the wonderful reforms they wanted to implement. At bottom, what did they all add up to? Dumbing down, deliberately and continuously. That's the ugly truth. As a practical matter, everyone has to confront the massive amoun…
 
When a friend quit her job to work as an artist, someone told her, “Now you’ll be working all the time.” Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletter Order a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CA…
 
VERY SPECIAL GUEST EPISODE. On the pod today we have Amie's Dad—Steve, Etches, Thomas—a poet. We talk to him about raising a creative child like Amie; how best to encourage creativity in children; finding creativity in the day-to-day; growing up with adults who don't support creativity; getting back into art later in life, and much more! We loved h…
 
In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews Claudia Muehlenweg who is also a Certified Bates Method Teacher! They discuss the role of relaxation in the vision healing journey, and various physical, mental, and emotional ways to achieve relaxation of the eyes, mind, and body. Follow Claudia on Instagram @holisticvisio…
 
ABOUT UNTEXTBOOKEDA history podcast for the future. Brought to you by teen changemakers who are looking for answers to big questions. We interview famous historians who have some of the answers.These intergenerational conversations bring the full power of history to you with the depth and vividness that most textbooks lack. Real history, to help yo…
 
Announcing the new “Happier” app! Convenient, appealing, and intuitive, it offers many tools and strategies to help users to get happier. We also talk to Larry Smith about why writing a six-word memoir can boost your happiness, and share some imaginative Four-Tendencies hacks from listeners. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gr…
 
Episode 21: A Quick Guide to the Reading Wars (Nov. 17, 2021) Reading is the single most important skill. But our public schools insist on teaching it wrong. This is well-known because ed professors have done a lot of research over the last hundred years. Everyone should get involved in winning this debate. If you want children to read, teach them …
 
"Borrelia Borealis", a film by writer/director/actress Kathryne Isabelle Easton, will have it's world premiere at the 2021 LaFemme International Film Festival, running October 14-17 held both virtually and at the Regal Cinema at LA Live.Easton is a highly regarded filmmaker in the entertainment community whose previous work has garnered her such pr…
 
We talk about the difficulties of trying to connect with other people. Whether that's sending a DM asking to be on someone's podcast, or emailing a gatekeeper asking them to look at your work, this is something all creatives have to deal with and it can be really hard. How do we do this well and how do we stop ease some of the pain and discomfort t…
 
The distinctive click of my shoes against marble connected me to two memories from different points in my life. Our five senses help to connect us to the present moment and our present experience, and they also connect us to our past. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin Get the podcast s…
 
A movement dedicated to creating positive race relations by sharing inspiring stories of the good things that Asian, Pacific Islander, Black, Hispanic, Indigenous, White, and Mixed people are doing for each other and America!ABOUT RON BUSHRon Bush is an African American LA based LGBTQIA stand up comedian, actor, and writer from Philadelphia, PA. Ro…
 
Elizabeth suggests that you consider getting a dog (or a pet); she and her family have been joined by Nacho, a corgi! Tiffany Dufu suggests that we spend twenty minutes each day doing something that brings us joy, and we ask, “Are you a person who celebrates moments?” (like “Fantasy Island” being renewed for Season 2). Get in touch: @gretchenrubin;…
 
Episode 20: Reflections on the Ultimate Goal of K-12 Education (Nov. 10, 2021) The purpose of this podcast is to tell you gently that our public schools are deformed by two kinds of educational malpractice. Children are intentionally dumbed down by pedagogical nonsense. Additionally, and here we have an assist from Ayn Rand, children are kept infan…
 
A woman told me her clever system for choosing the least-used stall in a public restroom, which reminded me that we’re more alike, and more different, than we imagine—because her system for outwitting the public is the same system that everyone else uses, too. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @Gretc…
 
Lives Well Lived celebrates the incredible wit and wisdom of people aged 75–100, who reveal their secrets for living a meaningful life. Encompassing 3,000 years of collective life experience, diverse people share life lessons about perseverance, the human spirit, and staying positive in the midst of life’s greatest challenges. Their stories will ma…
 
Friendly Voices - Phone Buddies for SeniorsImprove seniors' well-being and reduce loneliness through phone friendship organization. Manage volunteer callers and senior clients based in three U.S. time zones. Organization featured in USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism and McKnight's Senior Living.Phone buddies for seniors to reduce social is…
 
There are more than 28,000 homeless children attending Orange County Schools. For more than 25 years, Project Hope Alliance has been ending the cycle of homelessness, one child at a time. With you, we can end homelessness today and prevent homelessness tomorrow. Visit www.projecthopealliance.org to learn more and join the movement. Interested in be…
 
Listeners suggest apps that help them to become happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative—and more organized with photographs. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#news…
 
Episode 19: Big Lies in K-12 (Nov. 3, 2021) Public school are full of dishonesty and deception. Parents have to deal with this. First, understand what's going on. Second, take steps to work around the problem. Here's the background. The Education Establishment has concocted many ways of undermining K-12 education, typically by lying about what is p…
 
A delightful story from the ancient world describes a contest between two artists that was decided in a surprising way. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletter Order a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER …
 
It’s no secret that pandemic job losses are affecting more women than men, with women losing employment at a rate 1.8 times greater than men. And even before the pandemic, job loss was proven to be an issue that often disproportionately affected women. A 2018 study by Fortune found that female CEOs are 45% more likely to get fired than their male c…
 
"It's really about connecting with your community and knowing the people around you that want you to survive and in turn supporting those other small businesses". Kristin Houk, All Good Pizza, Taco, Cafe Alma In our October 2021 One Hour Special Show co-produced with the American Marketing Association SF Chapter hear from small business owners, Mic…
 
About Rachel EckrothPolymath (noun): a person of wide-ranging knowledge or learning.Music needs a term for this. What do you call one person who is a pianist, vocalist, keyboardist, composer, producer, arranger, band leader, sideman and more? Music may not have a term, but it does have a name: Rachel Eckroth.Eckroth can lead with a bold vision or a…
 
For the Happier Podcast Book Club, we talk to Duke Divinity School professor Kate Bowler about her moving, funny, thought-provoking new memoir, “No Cure for Being Human” Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: …
 
Episode 18: Why Liberal Arts Education is Good for Everyone (Oct. 27, 2021) Why have American public schools gotten dumber and dumber over the last hundred years? Simple. Because the schools have systematically driven out the most important ingredient: knowledge. And the importance of knowledge is not knowing lots of miscellaneous facts, it's being…
 
A thought-provoking collection of proverbs from poker-players offers wisdom even to people who aren’t playing poker. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletter Order a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORD…
 
Dreena Burton is one of the pioneering vegan cookbook authors. Vegan for 25 years, Dreena is also a mom to three “weegans.” She has charted her journey as a plant-based cook and mother of three through five bestselling cookbooks. Dreena has also collaborated with renowned plant-based physician Dr. Barnard on The Cheese Trap and coauthored their mos…
 
“From Randy Rhoads to Precious Metal, Lindsey Buckingham to John Carter Cash and all points in between – like a stint working with Meredith Brooks, opening for Midge Ure or appearing with Monte Montgomery – the ongoing tale of singer/guitarist/songwriter Janet Robin is a fascinating journey.” – PollstarJanet Robin can be defined in a single word: M…
 
We discuss how we can make a choice (like an actor), how we can do a favor for our future selves, and we talk to Liz Lange about her podcast “The Just Enough Family,” where she explores her family’s spectacular successes, dramatic losses, and deep secrets. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Inst…
 
Episode 17: Who Can Control The Control Freaks? (Oct. 20, '21) What is the real flaw in progressive education? What is the secret sin? Mainly, progressives act as if they are trying to create the best schools possible. That's a con. They're trying to create schools that will produce the socialist dreams they have. RELEVANT ARTICLE: Normal healthy p…
 
A friend didn’t want to spend Thanksgiving with his family, but he did it anyway. Happiness doesn’t always make us feel happy. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletter Order a copy of Gretchen’s new book…
 
For nearly a decade, Kelechi has worked in the California mental health system in the areas of research and advocacy, community engagement, stigma reduction, and peer support. She began her career as an investigative reporter in New York City, and was the first student-reporter ever published in The New York Times.After witnessing the impact of tra…
 
How do you stay happy when you suddenly decide it’s time for you and your daughter to move to a new town? And how do you make that decision in the first place? We talk to Elizabeth’s writing partner and co-host of the “Happier in Hollywood” podcast about how she made tough choices, managed logistics, dealt with strong emotions, and stayed healthy d…
 
We talk about why it can be helpful to consider, “Maybe this isn’t a bug, it’s a feature”; we discuss a hack for helping someone get situated in a new position, and we talk to Maya Shankar about how to deal with life’s big challenges. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin …
 
Episode 16: Have the American media betrayed us? (October 13, 2021) True story, most of the work I've done in my life is related to journalism, writing, publishing, editing, et al. I wanted to think the professionals controlling our daily papers are people like me. I wanted to think well of them. Big mistakes. Fifteen years late, I realize that the…
 
Author John Green’s reflection on the moment when he realized that he was no longer comforted by his teddy bear is a reminder that although we do outgrow much of the comfort we get from a warm, soft teddy bear, perhaps we don’t wholly outgrow it. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin Get t…
 
In this ep we talk about the need many of us feel to defend our desire to create. "It's just a hobby", "I'm not very good anyway", "It's just an outlet". You don't need to make excuses. Creativity is an essential human desire. At the same time, you don't need to expend energy convincing people who are committed to misunderstanding you. We talk abou…
 
When two single parents meet on a dating site and move in together, they must blend their family of four teenagers while navigating a new relationship. They/Them/Us is contemporary family comedy set against the backdrop of a light-hearted kink world.They/Them/Us tells the story of Charlie and Lisa, two divorced parents in their 40’s who find themse…
 
We talk about why we should keep to-do lists in the way that’s right for us (and we discuss the “Tackle Box” that give five options), why sometimes it’s helpful not to fall into a routine, and we share listeners’ idea for unconventional celebrations. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram:…
 
Episode 15: Sir Ken Robinson was wrong and destructive. (Oct. 6, 2021) The grand tradition throughout the history of progressive education is to claim you have solved every problem in the schools, but what you've actually done is make everything worse. The great new ideas typically function as viruses, parasites, invasive species, and similar. Cont…
 
ERUPTION: Conversations with Eddie Van Halen HonorsOne-year Anniversary of Legendary Guitarist's DeathThe first definitive biography of guitar legend Eddie Van Halen, a year after his death, composed of more than 50+ hours of interviews with Eddie, his family, and friends. Releasing today from Hachette Books.“A respectful and detailed tribute to a …
 
Nebraska’s hilarious tourist slogan demonstrates that it’s often most effective to admit the truth, even when that truth might not be terribly flattering or impressive. Have a sense of humor, be willing to poke fun at yourself or the situation, and admit the facts. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @…
 
This is perhaps my favourite episode of the podcast ever! We had the privilege of interviewing social psychologist, writer, activist and professor, Dr Devon Price. They are the inspiration behind so many of Amie and my ideas around rest, laziness, and hustle culture. We talk about: the ways the "laziness lie" uniquely impacts creatives, balancing a…
 
"We and all living beings thrive by being actors in the planet’s regeneration, a civilizational goal that should commence and never cease. We practiced degeneration as a species and it brought us to the threshold of an unimaginable crisis. To reverse global warming, we need to reverse global degeneration." - Paul Hawken…
 
In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews Irena Castle about her brand new invention called Overbound Eyesight Trainer and how it can help us achieve more "360º Vision" through peripheral stimulation. This exciting new device utilizes selective vision obstruction to block the central vision, which allows the user t…
 
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