How to Build a Happy Life Podcast

In this series, host Arthur Brooks digs into research and offers tools to help you live more joyfully. Join us for deep conversations with psychologists, experts, and friends of The Atlantic's Chief Happiness Correspondent. For more information, visit www.theatlantic.com/happy.

Loneliness, Lending a Hand, and Living Life Around People

October 13, 2021

The irony in loneliness is that we all share in the experience of it. In this episode of How to Build a Happy Life, we sit down to discuss isolated living and Americans’ collective struggle to create a relationship-centric life. As we continue along our journey to happiness we ask: How can I build my life around people?

This episode features Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, the U.S. Surgeon General.

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Happiness from All Things New

June 22, 2021

Can variety and novelty bring us happiness? Is there ever too much of a good thing when it comes to new experiences? In this episode, Arthur and Ceci discuss the good and bad side of neophilia, the love of new things. Most importantly, Arthur shares how a healthy appetite for life and an openness to experiencing new things can lead to an abundance of beauty, satisfaction, and adventure in our lives. 

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Season 2, Episode 7: Arthur Brooks in conversation with Simon Sinek

March 29, 2019

In a special bonus episode, Simon Sinek talks to Arthur Brooks about loving your enemies at an event at the 92nd Street Y in New York City.