You might think you know what it takes to lead a happier life… more money, a better job, or Instagram-worthy vacations. You’re dead wrong. Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos has studied the science of happiness and found that many of us do the exact opposite of what will truly make our lives better. Based on the psychology course she teaches at Yale--the most popular class in the university’s 300-year history--Laurie will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will change the way you think about happiness.
“Silvio Berlusconi was the charismatic multi-millionaire real-estate mogul who set out to up-end the Italian political order. With his wealth, charisma and connections he became one of the most powerful men in the world until two words helped bring him down: ‘Bunga Bunga.’ This is the incredible true story of the rise and fall of Silvio Berlusconi.”
If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.
The show is known for its deep-dive journalism and innovative sound design. Created in 2002 by host Jad Abumrad, the program began as an exploration of scientific inquiry. Over the years it has evolved to become a platform for long-form journalism and storytelling.
Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we've just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars
This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.
Building from out of the tremendous success of their initial collaboration on the book “Freakonomics” in 2009 economist Steven D. Levitt and journalist Stephen J. Dubner now have a tremendously popular podcast spinoff (mostly hosted by Dubner and others) that delves into the unusual, unexpected and at times unthinkable insights economists have on our politics, society and culture.
Joyful Sundays is a podcast series hosted by Jodi Kovitz, delivering weekly insights, inspiration and tools to help you live a more conscious, connected and intentionally meaningful life. Join her as she goes into the minds of some of the world’s most inspiring leaders to discover the keys to unlocking your best self.
From Apple Podcasts ‘Let’s face it, life can get hectic with a billion things on the go. Host Queen Fareeda sits down to keep you in the loop with the latest tea, hilarious life stories, and an interesting take on current global affairs. With terrible geographic skills and a minimal sense of direction, come along for the ride of navigating “Articulate Nonsense”.’
From the same production company that brings you Malcolm Gladwell’s “Revisionist History” comes a series presented by author, economist and columnist Tim Harford on the all-too-true stories of the colossal blunders in various human endeavours to glean what we can learn from them, and what may have overlooked the first time ‘round.
History PhD and former MMA Journalist Patrick Wyman dives deep into the interconnectedness and key developments of the period of history straddling the end of the Middle Ages in Europe and the global system of economies and nation-states we live in today.
Preconceived is a podcast that examines the preconceptions that shape how we view the world and the paradigms by which we live our lives. Episodes look at a diverse range of topics in society and culture and evaluate the preconceptions associated with them.
Stephen Fry dives into each of the traditional Seven Deadly Sins of the Western Christian tradition, reflecting on his own life and the state of society today along the way.
A deep-dive, semi-chronological examination of all-things pertaining to the world of the Ancient Greeks as they actually experienced it
Imagine an accomplished novelist and storyteller decided to start a podcast talking about two unrelated topics about human existence, weaves a story with them, and then somehow manages to take these giant, odd, abstract concepts and rate them on a five-star scale. That is literally what this podcast does – it sounds weird, and it’s worth it.
Conversations with Yoga Girl is a genuine conversation with Rachel Brathen, a bestselling author, entrepreneur, mom, and yoga teacher living in Aruba. Topics range from career advice, manifesting positive energy, and dealing with day to day conflicts that arise.
In The Dream, host Jane Marie digs into the high stakes world of multi-level marketing companies. Find out how they work, what it's like to join one, and how this business model rose to prominence.
This quirky podcast sends endearing host Starlee Kine on a series of quests to solve what may be the most random mysteries ever - but somehow it works.
Super Soul Conversations features Oprah’s personal selection of interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts. The podcast is designed to help you understand the deeper meaning of the world around you, live a more examined life and guide you through life’s big questions.
Hosts Ify Chiwetelu and Trevor Dineen leap into the action with Canadians who are making things happen. Sometimes things go right. Sometimes they go off the rails. Either way, Now or Never nudges you to make a change, big or small. – via cbc.ca
Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell uses his signature story-telling style to examine and reinterpret conventional wisdom across a wide variety of topics. A must for fans of Gladwell’s books or intellectually curious listeners looking for some fresh perspectives.
Dirty John is a thriller based on the story of Debra Newell, a successful interior designer who meets John Meehan, a handsome man who seems to check all of her boxes. After her family starts having conflicts with John secrets start to unfold.
A podcast that features real-life therapy sessions where couples anonymously bare intimate and raw details of their story under the guidance of therapist Esther Perel – who is quite simply brilliant.
Each episode, host Ingrid Haas takes you through the details of a couple’s love story, answering the age-old question of how the hell does anyone get to happily ever after?
Work in Progress with Sophia Bush features frank, funny, personal, professional, and sometimes even political conversations with people who inspire Sophia about how they got to where they are, and where they think they’re still going.
Still Processing is a podcast where Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris, two culture writers from the New York Times, dissect and try to make sense of what’s happening in the news and culture.
Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids is a live podcast recording of events held throughout Canada, United States, and Australia. Each podcast features three to four individuals who read stories, poetry, or journal entries from when they were significantly younger.
Helping people disrupt their thinking to become innovators of culture and society in their professional work
Their Twitter bio gets it pretty right: “Premier League podcast from across the pond. The word "soccer" began in England so stop blaming America.”
Neuroscientist Sam Harris has two chief areas of interest: meditation and mindfulness; and global politics. In Making Sense, he explores them both with utmost candidness. He believes that getting to the truth means honestly asking hard questions and being willing to have a good faith debate, even with those whose beliefs differ vastly from our own.
Candid conversations with entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, visionaries of all kinds—about their successes, and their failures, and what they learned from both.
“The Joe Rogan Experience” is a long form, in-depth conversation with the best guests from the world of comedy, sports, science and everything between. Since its launch, it has been a consistently leading podcast and is a show has something for everyone.
Slow Burn is exactly that: an in-depth, slow-moving, 8-episode arc diving deep on two political scandals that rocked the U.S. - Watergate and Monica Lewinsky.
Reply All is a podcast about technology and how it shapes our lives. It uses humour to dive deep into topics like privacy, social media, and how tech is changing us for better and worse.