Meditative Story

By WaitWhat + Thrive Global

Meditative Story combines extraordinary human stories with meditation prompts embedded into the storylines — all surrounded by breathtaking music. Think of it as an alternative way into a mindfulness practice, through vivid stories and cinematic music and production values. Meditative Story is produced by WaitWhat in partnership with Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global. Our community tells us that they listen to the same episodes over and over again, and according to data provided by Apple Podcasts, Meditative Story may have the highest engagement of any podcast in the world. And that makes us proud! Thank you, Salesforce, for sponsoring Meditative Story.

  1. 1.
    Adam Grant: The fear never goes away. But it can be tamed.
    34:39
  2. 2.
    Sam Harris: Finding happiness amid the ordinary collisions of life
    24:19
  3. 3.
    Aasif Mandvi: Getting out of my own head
    33:47
  4. 4.
    David Duchovny: When the student is ready, the master may be long gone
    36:40
  5. 5.
    The stuff I'm here to study: Life on life on life, by Nalini Nadkarni
    35:09
  6. 6.
    Twenty-one meals with my family, in seven days, by Jai Punjabi
    33:29
  7. 7.
    Diana Nyad: I couldn’t have done it a fingernail better
    36:57
  8. 8.
    An open doorway, a conversation with a friend: meditation from Rohan Gunatillake
    11:40
  1. 9.
    Introducing … Spark & Fire
    5:37
  2. 10.
    Nothing beats a failure but a try, by Kaya Henderson
    35:35
  3. 11.
    Home will be with me wherever I go, by Nadia Owusu
    33:23
  4. 12.
    What's most vital is right in front of me, by Stephen Wilkes
    33:24
  5. 13.
    Stories of new beginnings
    31:11
  6. 14.
    Stories of faith, patience, resilience
    27:56
  7. 15.
    Ginger Zee: I’m not just observing the winds, I’m riding them
    33:11
  8. 16.
    Cal Ripken Jr.: Showing up is never an end in itself
    30:26
  9. 17.
    Discovering the path to honor, by Ghuan Featherstone
    34:07
  10. 18.
    A cowboy’s rules for living, by Waddie Mitchell
    32:19
  11. 19.
    Embracing what makes me different, by Mickey Guyton
    30:35
  12. 20.
    That thing I'm missing is what makes me happy, by Jennifer 8. Lee
    24:57
  13. 21.
    Lang Lang: The teacher who asked a new question
    33:08
  14. 22.
    A home that had been waiting for me forever​, by Pico Iyer
    22:22
  15. 23.
    Life and love and the moment, by Arianna Huffington
    25:45
  16. 24.
    Have faith, but tie your camel first, by Wajahat Ali
    34:00
  17. 25.
    What my father gave me, by Shawn Colvin
    37:31
  18. 26.
    Where the water takes me, by Donald Miralle
    29:25
  19. 27.
    Creating my own sanctuary, by Angela Ahrendts
    32:32
  20. 28.
    America's jam session, by Pastor Otis Moss
    41:07
  21. 29.
    A more spacious response to life, by Judith Grisel
    38:21
  22. 30.
    There's no one way, by Gretchen Rubin
    32:22
  23. 31.
    A meditation to welcome change, by Rohan Gunatillake
    16:05
  24. 32.
    Giving birth to a wiser self, by Elizabeth Lesser
    34:25
  25. 33.
    Listening to the space around you, by Andrew Bird
    34:21
  26. 34.
    Tracking the path of the sun, by Lehua Kamalu
    31:37
  27. 35.
    I let go of my plan — and found myself, by Krista Tippett
    31:31
  28. 36.
    When words fail, by Thomas Chatterton Williams
    31:51
  29. 37.
    Changing the soundtrack of our lives, by Jule Hall
    32:54
  30. 38.
    Loving our living world, by Carl Safina
    34:30
  31. 39.
    Trust the world to show its goodness, by Shea Hembrey
    28:09
  32. 40.
    A meditation for the moment, by Rohan Gunatillake
    19:11
  33. 41.
    Our tiny meaningful lives in the vast universe
    30:55
  34. 42.
    Adapting to life's unexpected nature, by Forrest Galante
    34:28
  35. 43.
    Stories my father told me, by Lindsey Stirling
    29:09
  36. 44.
    The art class, by Jay Shetty
    30:46
  37. 45.
    Riding waves, by Paola Antonelli
    27:07
  38. 46.
    Making humanity appear, magically, by DeRay Mckesson
    27:14
  39. 47.
    Through friendship, a better version of myself, by Reid Hoffman
    31:39
  40. 48.
    Finding a way in, by Sinéad Burke
    33:10
  41. 49.
    My funny, feisty, thoughtful, brave girl, by Lucy Kalanithi
    21:50
  42. 50.
    Acting as if you are bold, by A.J. Jacobs
    27:50

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