What I've Learned, with Arianna Huffington

Thrive Global

Arianna Huffington talks with people she loves and admires in fields from music and technology to sports and industry about the lessons they've learned over the last twelve months.

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Musician Rufus Wainwright joins Arianna Huffington in a wide-ranging conversation about what the pandemic has taught him about marriage, parenting, rest and recovery, and solitude.

Jun 1

34 min 15 sec

Salesforce founder and CEO Marc Benioff speaks with Arianna Huffington about the connection between meditation and leadership, and how the pandemic has him reimagining a new future for himself and his company.

May 25

28 min 24 sec

For pianist Jonathan Biss, music and spirituality have always been inseparable. But the pandemic has forced him to slow down, become more mindful, and deepen his connection to music. In this episode, he talks with Arianna Huffington about spirituality, mindfulness, meditation, sleep, and performance.

May 18

29 min 14 sec

Laurie Santos, cognitive scientist at Yale and the mind behind The Happiness Lab podcast, talks with Arianna Huffington about happiness, resilience and the power of social connection. She says this past year has taught her the power of confronting her emotions and reframing her anxieties. 

May 11

32 min 47 sec

Founder of Seven Seven Six, Alexis Ohanian is married to one of the world's greatest athletes, Serena Williams. So when she told him he worked even harder than her, he took it as a compliment. But he quickly realized it wasn't. He was falling prey to "hustle culture," trying to stay as busy as possible, and he was risking burnout. He shares what the pandemic has taught him about mindfulness, parenting, and setting boundaries.

May 4

30 min 21 sec

Millions of people look to Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek, for advice about how to live their lives better. So what advice has he learned to give himself during this tumultuous year? Forget trying to maintain the illusion that you can control everything. Instead, learn from the Stoics, and look to what you can control — your inner life and your reactions. Tim speaks with Arianna Huffington about gratitude, sleep, meditation and self-care.

Apr 27

30 min 11 sec

Exercise isn't just about getting our bodies in shape. It can also improve our mental well being. Lindsey Vonn has been training all her life, as a World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist. But it took a global pandemic to remind her just how deeply the mind and body are connected. In this episode, she talks with Arianna Huffington about what she has learned about rest and recovery, mindfulness and gratitude in this past year. 

Apr 20

22 min 59 sec

Dan Harris speaks with Arianna Huffington about meditation, self-care and what it all has to do with self-compassion. The ABC News anchor and journalist spent years thinking that giving yourself positive affirmations would feel goofy or forced. Now he says he's ready to "embrace the cheese," and reward himself with a little pat on the back (or chest) every once in a while.

Apr 13

26 min 30 sec

Adam Grant, Wharton's top-rated professor, speaks with Arianna Huffington about gratitude, meditation and sleep. The author of Think Again says the pandemic has him rethinking his core values: integrity, freedom, generosity and excellence.

Apr 6

32 min 56 sec

Bozoma Saint John, Global Chief Marketing Officer at Netflix, speaks with Arianna Huffington about spirituality, solitude and finding meaning in the middle of a pandemic. Since the death of her husband, Boz has endeavored to "live urgently," but the COVID-19 pandemic redefined what that mantra means to her. She says being forced to slow down and stay inside has changed her relationship with her daughter, and with herself. 

Mar 30

27 min 14 sec

Arianna Huffington sits down with author, teacher and former monk Jay Shetty to talk about prioritizing health and well-being, and seeking happiness through purpose. The author of The Monk Mindset embraces the power of stillness and solitude, and shares how he's learned to live together, and apart, from those he loves.

Mar 24

29 min 59 sec

In this episode, Van Jones talks with Arianna about burnout, mental health and how the pandemic changed how he thinks about self-care. Pre-COVID, the CNN host and commentator was traveling so much for work, he'd sometimes wake up not knowing what city he was in. The pandemic was the wake-up call that forced him to re-examine his life and his work.

Mar 16

25 min 46 sec

It has been an unprecedented year of disruption, with a pandemic shaking up our lives, protests changing how we think, and politics grabbing the world’s attention. Arianna Huffington has convened some of the most remarkable people in fields from music and technology to sports and business for this new series. The title says it all. Listen in as Arianna's guests share the life lessons they've learned over the past year, and end each episode with Microsteps you can use in your own life to turn this inspiration into action.

Mar 5

2 min 30 sec

At only 28 years old, Charli XCX's career has been travelling at warp speed -- creating music, directing music videos, matchmaking new bands, developing a Netflix show and even starting a record label. But how does she unwind?Charli XCX joins Arianna to discuss burnout, self-doubt, and how sleep is central to her success. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Jan 12

24 min 9 sec

Lindsey Stirling is a violinist, dancer, choreographer and mental health advocate who's been vocal about her struggles with eating disorders and depression, and her journey to recovery.She joins Arianna to talk about how she manages her health today, from limiting screens and social media, to getting a good night’s rest. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Jan 12

23 min 7 sec

Melinda Gates is a philanthropist, business woman and global advocate for women and girls as the co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. She’s also the founder of Pivotal Ventures, a start-up accelerator committed to social progress as well as the author of the bestselling book The Power of Lift.In this episode, she joins Arianna to discuss how prioritizing sleep, meditation and human connection helps her thrive. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Jan 12

26 min 13 sec

Thrive presents a special four-part series all about the importance of a good night’s sleep -- and how to get it! Sleep is always essential to every aspect of our well-being. But in extraordinary times of anxiety, and stress, getting the sleep we need is more important than ever.Sleep is the foundation of both a strong immune system and our physical and mental resilience — the very things we need to navigate this pandemic and the uncertainty of the year ahead.In this series, Arianna Huffington speaks with four remarkable women about how they prioritize sleep -- and how it helps them thrive.Even comic geniuses need their sleep. The brilliant Lisa Kudrow is best known for her portrayal of Phoebe on Friends. She has also starred in The Comeback and Web Therapy, and is an executive producer of TLC’s and NBC's “Who Do You Think You Are?” She joins Arianna for a discussion about the important roles that sleep, science and spirituality play in her life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Jan 12

22 min 51 sec

Thrive 5 returns with podcast host and author Nora McInerny. She’s the host of the podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking and the author of numerous books including No Happy Endings and It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too). In this episode, host Clarice Metzger talks to Nora about being open about the tough things in life, the importance of empathy in the workplace, and how late 90s rom-coms are truly saving us right now. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Dec 2020

38 min 41 sec

Thrive 5 returns with Peloton instructor Tunde Oyeneyin. Tunde is known to draw tens of thousands of viewers to her inspirational rides. This week, host Clarice Metzger talks to Tunde about owning your confidence, taking time to unwind and challenging racism in the fitness industry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Nov 2020

28 min 3 sec

Thrive 5 returns with sound therapist and meditation teacher Sara Auster. Maybe you’ve gone to one of her relaxing sound baths IRL or you’re one of her 31,000 followers on Instagram. This week, Host Clarice Metzger talks to Sara about using art to heal trauma, finding your calling and staying present. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Nov 2020

32 min 28 sec

Thrive 5 returns with DJ, author and wellness entrepreneur Hannah Bronfman. In this episode, host Clarice Metzger talks to Hannah about being open with her fertility journey, the pressure on Black creators in this moment and being pregnant in quarantine. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Nov 2020

31 min 55 sec

Thrive 5 returns with fashion expert and Emmy-winning TV host Jeannie Mai. You might have seen her on talk show The Real, her YouTube channel Hello Hunnay or dancing the salsa on Dancing with the Stars. This week, Host Clarice Metzger talks to Jeannie about having tough conversations with people you love, post breakup struggles and opening yourself up to new relationships. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Oct 2020

25 min 51 sec

Thrive 5 returns with personal finance expert Tiffany Aliche, also known as The Budgetnista. You might’ve seen her giving tips on CNBC or Netflix’s Queer Eye. This week, Host Clarice Metzger talks to Tiffany about turning life around after financial struggle, tapping into your natural strengths and protecting your energy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Oct 2020

30 min 43 sec

Thrive 5 returns with lifestyle expert and Just Keep Living Foundation co-founder Camila Alves McConaughey. In this episode, Thrive 5 Host Clarice Metzger talks to Camila about mom guilt, keeping it together during a pandemic and bingeing Survivor. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Oct 2020

23 min 50 sec

Thrive 5 kicks off its season with therapist, journalist and New York Times best-selling author Lori Gottlieb. Her 2019 book “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone” explores Lori's own experience with therapy. In this episode, Thrive 5 host Clarice Metzger talks to Lori about being kind to ourselves during this moment, communicating with our quarantine pods -- whether that’s partners or roommates -- and how to create boundaries around social media. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Oct 2020

34 min 52 sec

Stacey Abrams speaks with Rose Reid on the importance of family, friendships, and voting rights during COVID19.After Stacey lost the 2018 Georgia Governor's race to Brian Kemp, she created Fair Fight Action, focused on voter protection. There is a lot of speculation on whether Stacey will be Joe Biden's Vice Presidential running mate on the Democratic ticket in the 2020 elections, but Stacey's priority is to make sure every vote is counted.Stacey became a tax attorney after attending Spelman College and Yale University, but has had many careers. Rose and Stacey have a candid and intimate conversation about hard lessons learned from the Governor's race, the curious life of introverts during quarantine, and what the future holds for this entrepreneur-turned-politician-moonlighting-romance novelist.Find us on Instagram: @RoseReid @TheWomenPod @StaceyAbrams @FairFightAction Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Apr 2020

28 min 7 sec

You can't be happy if you don't sleep - Arianna Huffington shares her tips to get a good sleep. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Feb 2020

28 min 13 sec

You may be used to seeing Robin Arzon astride her Peloton bike, exhorting you to work out your hardest to the tune of one of her signature playlists. As the company’s VP of Fitness, Robin embodies the saying “life is a marathon, not a sprint” — she’s run 26 of them, including one time, 5 races in 5 days. A former 80-hour-a-week corporate lawyer and the survivor of a harrowing attack, Robin has channeled these life experiences into a popular book, “Shut Up and Run,” and an undeniably refreshing outlook. “We can repair. We’re made to repair,” she tells Arianna Huffington. Tune in to the last episode of the season to give your own well-being a workout.The Thrive Global Podcast is brought to you by Crest 3D White (https://crest.com/en-us/products/compare/crest-toothpaste#whitening). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Nov 2019

38 min 20 sec

Listening to Ginger Zee - the multi-hyphenate Chief Meteorologist for ABC, “Dancing With The Star” contestant, author and mental health advocate - is a revelation. Recounting her anorexia-driven mental health crisis and recovery with Arianna Huffington, she delves into how we should be talking about mental well-being, the morning micro-steps she deploys to feel centered and the inspiration for her children’s book series “Chasing Helicity.”The Thrive Global Podcast is brought to you by Crest 3D White (https://crest.com/en-us/products/compare/crest-toothpaste#whitening). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Oct 2019

51 min 7 sec

What do you do when you’re one of YouTube’s biggest stars, with a community of over 7.5 million followers generating over 1 billion views? If you’re Michelle Phan, you take a break. Tune in as the self-made superstar tells Arianna Huffington about the moment she decided to step off of the influencer treadmill, and how she reinvented herself as a more sustainable entrepreneur. You’ll hear about microsteps, missteps and the difference between being lonely and being alone. Not to be missed.The Thrive Global Podcast is brought to you by Crest 3D White (https://crest.com/en-us/products/compare/crest-toothpaste#whitening). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Oct 2019

30 min 27 sec

Extremely in-demand actor Constance Wu (“Fresh Off The Boat,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” “Hustlers”) could easily just smile and enjoy her fame and success. But, as she tells Arianna Huffington in this candid chat, she honors her passions — and only chooses roles that inspire her. Tune in as the duo goes deep on Constance’s J.D. Salinger-inspired spirituality, social media pitfalls and why you shouldn’t call little girls pretty.The Thrive Global Podcast is brought to you by Crest 3D White (https://crest.com/en-us/products/compare/crest-toothpaste#whitening). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Oct 2019

43 min 15 sec

On the heels of her fifth Netflix comedy special (“Elder Millennial”), comedian/truth-teller Iliza Shlesinger sits down with Arianna Huffington for a far-ranging chat. In between coveting Arianna’s fresh flowers, Iliza discusses what is and isn’t off-limits in comedy, and even provides some invaluable advice for brides-to-be. Humorous, eye-opening and full of life lessons.The Thrive Global Podcast is brought to you by Crest 3D White (https://crest.com/en-us/products/compare/crest-toothpaste#whitening). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Oct 2019

49 min 47 sec

The oldest sibling in The Band Perry (the country superstars behind the hits “If I Die Young” and “Better Dig Two”), Kimberly Perry has always found solace in making music. As she tells Arianna Huffington, personal challenges over the last few years have led her to a new commitment to self-care, and a better appreciation for life’s unplanned moments. Tune in to hear what happened when she and the band were about to perform in front of Paul McCartney — and a massive live TV audience — and their gear isn’t working.The Thrive Global Podcast is brought to you by Crest 3D White (https://crest.com/en-us/products/compare/crest-toothpaste#whitening). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Sep 2019

41 min 30 sec

Instead of taking a victory lap after their five-year run with “Broad City” on Comedy Central, show creators and stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson are knee deep in new projects. Listen in as they tell Arianna Huffington how their dude-like working dynamic has taken them in many new and unexpected directions, and how they’re still trying to figure out the whole “how to de-stress” thing. Needless to say, it’s hilarious. The Thrive Global podcast is brought to you by Crest 3D White (https://crest.com/en-us/products/compare/crest-toothpaste#whitening). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Sep 2019

49 min 10 sec

“You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously.” Sophia Bush’s now-famous social media declaration is also the blueprint for her own life. For the debut episode of the new season of the Thrive Global Podcast, the actor (“One Tree Hill,” “Chicago P.D.”) and entrepreneur-activist sits down with Arianna Huffington for a candid conversation about the aftermath of failure, the freedom in hitting reset, social activism, and her new podcast.  The Thrive Global Podcast is brought to you by Crest 3D White   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Sep 2019

59 min 52 sec

Supermodel and best-selling author Gisele Bündchen reveals to Arianna Huffington the one thing that changed her life, how she's able to truly live in the moment, and more. The Thrive Global Podcast is brought to you by Sleep Number (sleepnumber.com/Thrive) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Dec 2018

37 min 47 sec

Arianna Huffington sits down with Katie Couric to discuss an array of relatable challenges, and to celebrate the launch of Katie Couric Media. Arianna and Katie are also joined by Sleep Number CEO Shelly Ibach to discuss sleep and well-being. The Thrive Global Podcast is brought to you by Sleep Number (sleepnumber.com/Thrive). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Nov 2018

1 hr 10 min

Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments, vice-chair of the board at Starbucks, and one of the most successful women in business, talks to Arianna Huffington about how her upbringing has influenced her approach to parenting her daughter, whom she shares with husband George Lucas. For more, listen to the latest Thrive Global Podcast, presented by Sleep Number.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Nov 2018

53 min 55 sec

TODAY Show’s Hoda Kotb talks with Arianna Huffington about how she became a mother at age 52 and about a conversation she had a with stranger that changed her perspective on life. The Thrive Global Podcast is brought to you by Sleep Number (sleepnumber.com/Thrive) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Nov 2018

42 min 44 sec

Arianna Huffington sits down with Apple Music's Head of Content, Larry Jackson, to talk about everything from the life lesson he learned from Whitney Houston’s struggles and why he thinks creating boundaries is crucial for success. The Thrive Global Podcast is brought to you by Sleep Number (SleepNumber.com/Thrive). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Oct 2018

1 hr 7 min

Vice President of iOS, iPad and iPhone Product Marketing, Greg Joswiak, sits down with Arianna Huffington to explain Apple’s recently unveiled new iOS 12 Screen Time feature and other new innovative parental control options. The Thrive Global Podcast is brought to you by Sleep Number (sleepnumber.com/thrive) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Oct 2018

33 min 29 sec

Actress and entrepreneur Jessica Alba talks with Arianna Huffington about everything from how she built a billion-dollar company from the ground up to how she’s raising her daughters to be self-confident. The Thrive Global Podcast is brought to you by Sleep Number (sleepnumber.com/thrive). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Sep 2018

42 min 5 sec

Best-selling author, thinker and longtime New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell shares with Arianna Huffington how he manages anxiety and stress, why he's a firm believer in “precrastination,” and why it’s important to get off your phone. The Thrive Global Podcast is brought to you by Sleep Number (sleepnumber.com/thrive).  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Aug 2018

42 min 11 sec

Will.i.am on His Creative Journey and Breaking Down Barriers Grammy-winning singer, producer and visionary Will.i.am talks with Arianna Huffington about everything from discovering his creativity as a child to how he changed his life by switching to a plant-based diet. The Thrive Global Podcast is brought to you by Sleep Number (sleepnumber.com/thrive). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Aug 2018

1 hr 11 min

Grammy-nominated producer DJ Khaled talks with Arianna Huffington about everything from raising son Asahd to his highly-anticipated forthcoming 11th studio album. The Thrive Global Podcast is brought to you by Sleep Number (sleepnumber.com/thrive). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Jul 2018

39 min 28 sec

Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, tells Arianna Huffington the best working mom advice she’s received and more. The Thrive Global Podcast is brought to you by Sleep Number (sleepnumber.com/thrive).  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Jun 2018

37 min 13 sec

Arianna Huffington welcomes renowned interior designers and stars of TLC's Nate and Jeremiah by Design, husbands Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, for an in-depth conversation about how they manage to not only run a chaotic household parenting two children under three, but successfully run a business together. Nate also reflects on how surviving the 2004 Sri Lanka tsunami caused him to “reprioritize everything.” The Thrive Global Podcast is brought to you by Sleep Number (sleepnumber.com/thrive).  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Jun 2018

44 min 3 sec

The outspoken and hilarious multi-hyphenate Chelsea Handler talks with Arianna Huffington about everything from politics to whether she’ll ever get married or not. The Thrive Global Podcast is brought to you by Sleep Number (sleepnumber.com/thrive).  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

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May 2018

46 min 23 sec

Award-winning journalist, thought leader, and former Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue Elaine Welteroth talks with Arianna Huffington about everything from bravely exiting life as she knew it to what she wants to teach her generation and more. The Thrive Global Podcast is brought to you by Sleep Number (sleepnumber.com/thrive).  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

May 2018

1 hr 1 min

Arianna sits down with Uber's Chief Brand Officer Bozoma Saint John for a fulfilling conversation about spirituality, how her first born daughter and husband Peter’s deaths changed her perspective on living life and what moving from Ghana to Colorado as a child taught her about communication and diversity. The Thrive Global Podcast is brought to you by Sleep Number (sleepnumber.com/thrive).  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Apr 2018

48 min 15 sec