Posts tagged philosophy
#049 Designing Your Life With Debbie Millan and Jacques Derrida

In this episode you’ll hear how designing our lives can help us be happier. You’ll learn what the award winning design expert and podcast host Debbie Millman has to say about pursuing success and fame, and what the philosopher Jacques Derrida can teach us about meaning and giving voice to the voiceless. #thehappierhour

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#048 Doubt Q&A: On Skepticism, Cynicism, and Optimism

In this episode you’ll hear how a 14th century Franciscan friar can teach us to make better choices, and what cynicism, skepticism, and optimism have in common with science, Socrates, and musical theater. This is the audience Q&A portion of the event on DOUBT featuring philosophy professor Nick Pappas and molecular biologist turned science advocate, Maryam Zaringhalam. #TheHappierHour

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#044 Celebrating One Year Of The Happier Hour

Celebrating the one year anniversary of the Happier Hour by looking back at 2018 through the lens of each guest and philosophy featured on year one of the show. From Resolutions to Love to Rebellion to Money to Creativity to Discovery to Revelry to Legacy, in this episode you'll hear the best of philosophy to help life suck less. Happy New Year! #TheHappierHour

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#042 Achievement With Friedrich Nietzsche and Mary Pilon

In this episode you’ll learn what the controversial German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche can teach us about taking charge of our own legacies. You’ll also hear from author and investigative reporter Mary Pilon about Olympic athletes, our culture’s obsession with winners, and why we should welcome the long road to success. #TheHappierHour

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#041 Storytelling With David Hume and Barry Lam

When is fiction more important that fact? In this episode with Vassar philosophy professor and host of the Hi-Phi Nation podcast, Barry Lam, you’ll learn what the 18th century Scottish Enlightenment philosopher David Hume can teach us about the importance of emotions and storytelling in a polarized world. #TheHappier Hour

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#040 Practice With William James and Scott Barry Kaufman

What does it mean to leave a legacy and how can we practice being better people starting today? In this episode you’ll learn how the American philosopher and leader of the Pragmatism Movement, William James, can teach us about habits, and what psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman has discovered in his research on self-actualization. #TheHappierHour

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#030 Lessons Learned: On Podcasting & Philosophy

In this series finale of The Happier Hour: Season 1, creator and host Monica McCarthy shares some of the lessons she’s learned so far about podcasting and about philosophy. If you’ve ever thought about creating a show, or wondered how philosophy can help in today’s world, you’ll want to listen to this episode. #thehappierhour

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#027 Reflections In Wonderland with Gwenda-lin Grewal

In this episode you’ll learn about creativity as a way of revealing and reflecting our true selves. The guest, Dr. Gwenda-lin Grewal, is a professor of philosophy, a writer, and a fashion designer who specializes in ancient Greek philosophy. By the end of this episode you’ll discover what philosophy, fashion, and “Alice and Wonderland” can teach us about creativity in our everyday lives. #thehappierhour

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#023 Making Money Work With Voltaire And Jill Schlesinger

In this episode with financial expert Jill Schlesinger you’ll learn how most of us are making mistakes when it comes to our finances, and what you can do to empower your financial prowess. You’ll also learn why you shouldn’t leave your fortune to fate and instead, in the words of the philosopher Voltaire, “cultivate your garden.” #thehappierhour

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#016 Labor of Truth: Ain't I A Woman

In this Labor Day weekend bonus episode, you'll learn how the courage of former slave Sojourner Truth helped shape the rights of African Americans and the rights of all women. You'll also hear about ten current organizations led by women who are changing the lives of women and society in contemporary America, inspiring each of us to do something for the greater good. #thehappierhour

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#014 Radical Resistance With Hannah Arendt and Genesis Be

This episode kicks off two weeks on the topic of REBELLION. What does it mean to participate in civic engagement? Why are public discussions of opposing views so important? Hear what the rapper/activist Genesis Be has to say about conceptual resistance and why Hannah Arendt's political philosophy is still relevant today. #thehappierhour

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#011 Commit To A Character with Aristotle and William Beteet

In this episode we’ll explore how Aristotle and improvisation can help us navigate dating in the Age of the App; or at least how to stay sane in the process. Stand-up comic and men's dating coach William Beetet shares what he's learned about committing to a character and acting "as if" in order to improve his love life, and life in general. #TheHappierHour

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#010 Getting To The Good Place: How Rules Can Make Us Happier

In this Happier Ever After Hours Bonus Episode, you'll hear why the creator of the popular television show The Good Place developed specific rules for the writers for each episode, and how defining our own rules can help us clarify our personal values. You'll also hear the rules Monica created for The Happier Hour and why she believes we must "curate to make space to create." #TheHappierHour

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