Happier with Gretchen Rubin

By Gretchen Rubin / The Onward Project

Gretchen Rubin is HAPPIER, and she wants you to be happier too. The #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast. Gretchen’s cohost and guinea pig is her younger sister, Elizabeth Craft, a TV writer and producer living in Los Angeles, who (lovingly) refers to Gretchen as her happiness bully. Part of the Cadence13 Network.

  1. 1.
    Ep. 348: Make a Choice (Like an Actor). Do a Favor for Your Future Self. Liz Lange Talks About Secrets, Success, Loss
    37:54
  2. 2.
    Little Happier: Happiness Doesn’t Always Make Us Feel Happy
    2:15
  3. 3.
    Bonus Episode: Staying Happy During a Sudden Move to a New Town—Sarah Fain Reports
    39:18
  4. 4.
    Ep. 347: Consider: It’s Not a Bug, It’s a Feature. Help Someone Ease into a New Job. How to Deal with Big Change?
    35:44
  5. 5.
    Little Happier: Does a Teddy Bear Comfort You, Even Now?
    2:32
  6. 6.
    Ep. 346: Keep Lists in the Way That’s Right for You. Avoid a Routine. Celebrate Something Surprising.
    32:47
  7. 7.
    Little Happier: Nebraska’s Tourist Slogan Offers a Valuable—and Hilarious—Lesson in Happiness
    3:17
  8. 8.
    Ep. 345: Escape from Zombie Mode, Help People Say “No,” and What Do You Want to Be Known For?
    36:56
  1. 9.
    Little Happier: Mindy Kaling’s “Rules for Writing” Show That We Can Be Funny Without Being Mean
    3:56
  2. 10.
    Ep. 344: How to Do a Quick Good Deed that Could Have Big Consequences, a Hack for Cutting Ourselves Some Slack, and an Interview with Anderson Cooper
    44:22
  3. 11.
    Little Happier: A Father Ate the Bananas Intended for His Children, and His Son Never Viewed Him the Same Way
    4:19
  4. 12.
    Ep. 343: Keep a Journal in the Way That’s Right for You, Check in with #Read21in21, and Health Hacks from Cassy Joy Garcia
    34:25
  5. 13.
    Little Happier: Writer Ann Patchett Describes How Sometimes, We Can Minister to the Spirit through the Body
    1:49
  6. 14.
    Ep. 342: Join the Work Happier Challenge, Use a Rubber Duck to Tackle a Tough Problem, and How to Fight Against Falling into Zombie Mode
    35:44
  7. 15.
    Little Happier: Actor Andrew McCarthy Faces the Question of How, as a Parent, to Acknowledge a Child’s Pain
    2:52
  8. 16.
    Ep. 341: Find Something Unconventional to Celebrate, How to Deal with a Happiness Regret, and Listeners Suggest Ways to Deal with a Talkative Co-worker
    36:48
  9. 17.
    Little Happier: For Writer Isabel Allende, January 8 Is the Right Day to Begin.
    3:24
  10. 18.
    Ep. 340: Very Special Episode! Ask Us Anything
    38:42
  11. 19.
    Little Happier: Ordinary Belongings Become Precious as They Persist—Like My Parents’ Brown Bowl
    1:48
  12. 20.
    Ep. 339: Why It’s More Helpful to Ask for Help than to Show Anger, a Listener Struggles with a Talkative Co-Worker, and What Textures Do You Enjoy Most?
    35:39
  13. 21.
    Little Happier: Musician Rosanne Cash Reminds Me of a Paradox: Love Is Unconditional, and Love Is Demanding
    4:41
  14. 22.
    Bonus Episode: Fantasy Island! We Explore the Making of the New FOX TV Drama
    43:43
  15. 23.
    Ep. 338: If You’re Under Pressure, Give Yourself Less Time, an Easy Hack for Listening to Podcasts, and an Interview with Ramit Sethi about Money and Couples.
    34:26
  16. 24.
    Little Happier: A Single Letter Reverses the Meaning of This Quotation from Leonardo da Vinci
    3:00
  17. 25.
    Ep. 337: Take a Nap, an Easy Hack for Lowering Frustration, a New Way to Use Gold Stars—and Are You a “Song” Lover or a “Music” Lover?
    36:04
  18. 26.
    Little Happier: After Enron’s Downfall, a Massive Trove of Private Emails Were Made Public. Researchers Learned a Lot, and So Did I.
    3:27
  19. 27.
    Ep. 336: Allow Others to Share Your Enthusiasm, the Props Listeners Use to Manage Anxiety, a Deep Dive into Listeners’ One-Word Themes—Plus a Hack for Asking Tough Questions
    36:42
  20. 28.
    Little Happier: To the Curious and Prepared Mind, Something Dull Becomes Interesting.
    1:40
  21. 29.
    Ep. 335: Walk Away from a Bad Mood, a Rebel and an Obliger Offer Tips, and a Great Hack for Giving an Easy Yet Thoughtful Gift
    25:34
  22. 30.
    Little Happier: Both My Parents Made the Same Observation about Queen Elizabeth II.
    3:14
  23. 31.
    Ep. 334: Happier Podcast Book Club: Writer and Musician Michelle Zauner Talks about Family, Identity, and Food in Her Memoir “Crying in H Mart”
    30:44
  24. 32.
    Little Happier: Sometimes We Lash Out in Anger When In Fact We’re Feeling a Very Different Emotion
    4:31
  25. 33.
    Ep. 333: We Review Our One-Word Theme for the Year, Suggest a Hot-Weather Hack, and Discuss the Power of Plants with Michael Pollan
    37:31
  26. 34.
    Little Happier: Sometimes, When We Understand Someone’s Perspective, Our Anger Fades
    3:31
  27. 35.
    Ep. 332: We Review Our “21 for 2021” Lists to Consider What We’ve Done (or Not) and Discuss a Happiness Hack for Managing Anxiety.
    38:26
  28. 36.
    Little Happier: Novelist Amy Tan Didn’t Ask Her Unnamed Goddess for Good Reviews, But for Something Else.
    2:30
  29. 37.
    Ep. 331: Give Yourself a Prop to Hold, Ways to Maintain Healthy Habits as Ordinary Routines Resume, and Hack for Little Kids and Chores
    36:29
  30. 38.
    Little Happier: Why Is It So Hard to See and Hear the World from Someone Else’s Perspective?
    4:16
  31. 39.
    EP. 330: Very Special Episode: Best Advice for Recent College Graduates, for Career, Finance, Roommates, and a Warning About Drift
    29:20
  32. 40.
    Little Happier: What a Set of 3D “Magic Eye” Postcards Taught Me About Myself
    2:49
  33. 41.
    Bonus Episode: Mad Men
    1:02:04
  34. 42.
    Ep. 329: Explore the Five Senses of Summer, a Hack for Boosting Focus, and a Deep Dive into Solutions for Obliger-Rebellion
    31:44
  35. 43.
    Little Happier: Re-Framing the Situation Can Mean that Someone Unexpected Wins a Prize
    3:26
  36. 44.
    Ep. 328: Eat Something You Saw on the Screen or Page, a Reading Hack, and Annie Murphy Paul Talks About the Extended Mind
    37:13
  37. 45.
    Little Happier: My Brilliant Insight About the Title's Meaning for "The Phantom Tollbooth," Norton Juster's Classic Novel.
    3:27
  38. 46.
    Ep. 327: Something to Remember: Gretchen Passed Out on Live TV! Plus a Hand-Holding Hack, and Are You in an Age of Expansion or Concentration?
    29:35
  39. 47.
    Little: Grover of Sesame Street and Arya of Game of Thrones Teach Me the Same Lesson.
    3:34
  40. 48.
    Ep. 326: Write a Tastes Timeline, More Wisdom from Teachers, a Hack for Getting Better Service, and Question about Obliger-Rebellion
    33:11
  41. 49.
    Little Happier: “The Farm Was a Form: Not Like a Set of Rules on a Wall, But Like the Symmetry of Winter and Summer.”
    2:41
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    Ep. 325: Design Your Summer, Splurge on Colorful Felt-Tip Pens, and a Conversation with Julianna Margulies of “The Good Wife”
    32:28

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