In this episode you’ll learn what the French philosopher and eccentric, Auguste Comte can teach us about the relationship between faith, humanity, and humility. You’ll also hear what the bestselling author A.J. Jacobs has learned about gratitude and luck via his many personal quests for knowledge and self-improvement. This episode is part two in a three part series on HUMILITY. #thehappierhourRead More
In this episode you’ll hear the audience Q&A from the live Happier Hour event with Debbie Millman (design expert and host of Design Matters), Dr. Kathleen Wallace (professor of Philosophy at Hofstra University), and host Monica McCarthy. You’ll learn how Immanuel Kant and Jacques Derrida can help us navigate designing our personal brand online and in interviews, and how we can better achieve our dreams by designing our lives. #thehappierhourRead More
Once upon a time, Monica hosted a philosophy dinner party that started a new chapter in her life and led to The Happier Hour. In this bonus episode we'll hear why she believes in the importance of philosophy as conversations and not just as theory, and her tips for how to have better conversations in your own life.Read More
What can Seneca and the Stoics teach us about sticking to our resolutions? Professor Massimo Pigliucci explains why Stoicism is on the rise today, the relationship with CBT, and how all of us can improve ourselves everyday. The Happier Hour explores a different topic every two weeks. This week: ResolutionsRead More
This is the teaser to entice you to join the fun! Equal parts philosophy and self-help, with a dash of humor thrown in for taste, The Happier Hour aims to make philosophy useful for the rest of us. Each episode will focus on a modern-day dilemma and calls on the greatest philosophers of all time for help. Like the joy that comes from a strong drink at half the price, this show is for curious minds who want to know more about philosophy, without going back to school.