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Podcast for Happiness

Engineer your path to joy - with Mo Gawdat

In this inspiring Carpool Podcast, Mo Gawdat shares the remarkable story behind his bestselling Solve For Happy book, the tragic loss of his son and his mission to make one billion people happy.

What sport teaches us about life - with Simon Mundie

BBC's Simon Mundie shares insights from his work with high profile sports stars and experts about the link between our minds, our performance and our wider lives.

The price of heartbreak - with Rick Sharpe

Author Rick Sharpe shares the insights from his book "The price of heartbreak" about how we can respond constructively to challenging situations in our life - and how mindfulness can help.

Deeper Meaning & Fulfilment - with Dr Andrew Parnham

Happiness expert Dr Andrew Parnham shares his thoughts on how we can find lasting happiness, by developing healthy relationships and cultivating a greater sense of meaning and purpose in life, even in the face of adversity.

Carpool Q&A on Mindfulness - with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn answers supporter questions about how to put mindfulness skills into practice and live more wisely and mindfully in response to life's challenges.

10 Keys to Happier Living - with Vanessa King

Positive Psychology expert Vanessa King talks about her work with Action for Happiness and how the 10 Keys to Happier Living framework is helping to inspire action and change lives.

Present Moment Mindfulness - with Ted Meissner

Mindfulness teacher and host of one of the most popular meditation podcasts, Ted Meissner joins Gui for a fascinating conversation about mindfulness and how it can help us live happier lives.

Mindfulness Research - with Dr Julieta Galante

Researcher Dr Julieta Galante shares fascinating findings from her recent work on the benefits of mindfulness for students.

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Carpool Mindfulness - with Matthieu Ricard

Author and Buddhist monk, Matthieu Ricard, joins the team in the car for an inspiring conversation about mindfulness, altruism and the self.

The Mindfulness Movement movie - with Rob Beemer

Film director, Rob Beemer, talks about his work creating an exciting new documentary all about the rapidly growing global mindfulness movement.

Carpool Mindfulness - with Jon Kabat-Zinn

The father of modern mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn, joins Action for Happiness supporters Gui and Anh in the car for an early morning conversation about all things mindfulness-related.

Action for Happiness - with Mark Williamson

Action for Happiness Director, Dr Mark Williamson, shares his story and talks about the amazing actions that AfH supporters are taking to help create a happier and kinder world.

The Science of Meditation - with Dan Goleman

Conversation with author and emotional intelligence expert Daniel Goleman about his new book about meditation, written with his old friend and neuroscientist Richie Davidson.


Museum of Happiness - with Shamash Alidina

Video podcast with Shamash Alidina about happiness, mindfulness and his inspiring work to create the world's very first Museum of Happiness.


Live, Love, Explore - with Leon Logothetis

Video podcast with Leon Logothetis about the power of kindness, his Kindness Diaries series and his inspiring new book.


Mindfulness in Schools - with Richard Burnett

Video podcast with Richard Burnett from the Mindfulness in Schools Project.


Into the Heart of Mindfulness - with Ed Halliwell

Video podcast with Ed Halliwell, mindfulness expert, teacher and author.


Joy on Demand - with Chade-Meng Tan

Video podcast with Meng, an inspiring mindfulness teacher, author and former Google engineer.


Mindfulness for Students - with Julieta Galante

Video podcast with Julieta Galante, Mindfulness researcher at Cambridge University.


Mindfulness for a Happier World - with Willem Kuyken

Video podcast with Willem Kuyken, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford and Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre


Exploring What Matters - with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Video podcast with the father of modern mindfulness practice, Jon Kabat-Zinn, about what really matters in life - and how connecting with the present moment is the path to a happier life


Action for Happiness - with Richard Layard

Video podcast with Professor Lord Richard Layard about why happiness matters and how the Action for Happiness movement is working to change our culture for the better.


Mindfulness in Schools - with Claire Kelly

Conversation with Claire Kelly from Mindfulness in Schools - a non-profit project to encourage, support and research the teaching of secular mindfulness in schools.

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The Kindness Diaries - with Leon Logothetis

Conversation with author and traveller Leon, who left his life as a broker to explore the world on the kindness of others. His journeys have been filmed in over 90 countries and have spread virally and inspired others in in many amazing ways.

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Managing Anxiety - with Jo Marshall

Conversation with author Jo Marshall about the role mindfulness can play in helping us to understand where anxiety comes from and what we can do to change our relationship with it.

Anxiety For Dummies  Jo Marshall


Mindfulness for Creativity - with Dr Danny Penman

Conversation with author and mindfulness expert Dr Danny Penman about mindfulness and his latest book which introduces simple exercises to unleash our creativity.

Mindfulness For Creativity  Danny Penman


Living Danishly - with Helen Russell

Conversation with author and journalist Helen Russell exploring why Danes are so happy and what we can learn from the country often ranked as the happiest in the world.

Living Danishly  Helen Russell  

About These Podcasts

Podcast for Happiness is produced by our friends at Renaissance Podcast as part of their support for the work and mission of Action for Happiness. Huge thanks to Gui and Anh.

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Gui (left) and Anh (right) from Renaissance Podcast with members of the Action for Happiness team: Lord Richard Layard, Mark Williamson and Vanessa King


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