How to Be a Better Human

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Episodes: 138

 Mar 1, 2023
Great podcast. Chris Duffy asks great questions and he brings his whole self to each episode. Recommended!


Join How to Be a Better Human as we take a look within and beyond ourselves.

How to Be a Better Human isn’t your average self improvement podcast. Each week join comedian Chris Duffy in conversation with guests and past speakers as they uncover sharp insights and give clear takeaways on how YOU can be a better human.

From your work to your home and your head to your heart, How to Be a Better Human looks in unexpected places for new ways to improve and show up for one another. Inspired by the popular series of the same name on TED’s Ideas blog, How to Be a Better Human will help you become a better person from the comfort of your own headphones.

Episode Date
How to develop the habits you want – and get rid of the ones you don’t (w/ James Clear)
Apr 08, 2024
How to find “your thing” (or your many things) – (w/ Constance Hockaday)
Apr 01, 2024
How to find wisdom and wholeness in a modern world (w/ Krista Tippett)
Mar 25, 2024
How to get workplace gender equity now (with Sara Sanford)
Mar 18, 2024
What to do when the truth isn’t enough to be believed (w/ Dina Nayeri)
Mar 11, 2024
How to cultivate the skill of happiness (w/ Dan Harris)
Mar 04, 2024
How to find connection –and love– in everyday life (w/ Barbara Fredrickson)
Feb 26, 2024
Re-release: Why love –and therapy– means going in a direction you don’t yet know (w/ Dr. Orna Guralnik)
Feb 19, 2024
How to be good enough in America (w/ Wajahat Ali)
Feb 12, 2024
How to discover your authentic self -- at any age (w/ Bevy Smith)
Feb 05, 2024
How to make generosity contagious (w/ Chris Anderson)
Jan 29, 2024
Why you should start thinking about death (w/ Alua Arthur)
Jan 22, 2024
How to think critically about history -- and why it matters (w/ David Ikard) (Re-release)
Jan 15, 2024
Re-release: How to lead a happier, more fulfilling life (with Dr. Robert Waldinger)
Dec 25, 2023
Re-release: How learning about indigenous foods can open up your worldview (with Sean Sherman)
Nov 27, 2023
Lessons from 102-year-old swimmer Maurine Kornfeld
Nov 06, 2023
What do our guests do to be better humans?
Oct 30, 2023
The perks of listening to the sounds of the world (w/ Dallas Taylor)
Oct 23, 2023
How comedy helps us deal with hard truths (w/ Roy Wood Jr.)
Oct 16, 2023
How to solve your problems through drawing (w/ Liana Finck)
Oct 09, 2023
Why you should try birding (w/ Christian Cooper)
Oct 02, 2023
How do I know what my future self wants? (w/ Shankar Vedantam)
Sep 25, 2023
How to build better relationships between kids, parents, and ourselves (w/ Dr. Becky Kennedy)
Sep 18, 2023
What vision loss helped Andrew Leland gain
Sep 11, 2023
How labor unions create worker power (w/ Margaret Levi) (Re-release)
Sep 04, 2023
How changing your story can change your life (w/ Lori Gottlieb)
Aug 28, 2023
Why your brain is an unreliable narrator (w/ Aparna Nancherla)
Aug 21, 2023
How to Love Criticism | WorkLife with Adam Grant
Aug 14, 2023
Episode 1: The Internet’s First Main Character? | The Redemption of Jar Jar Binks
Aug 07, 2023
How To Love Your Face (from Slate's How To!)
Jul 31, 2023
Do we have something to learn from conspiracy theories? (w/ Peter McIndoe)
Jul 24, 2023
How can art hold space for your pain? (w/ Jessie Reyez)
Jul 17, 2023
Why we should rethink what mental health means (w/ Sandy Allen)
Jul 10, 2023
Fixable: “How do I deal with a communication breakdown?"
Jul 03, 2023
How to travel without even leaving home (w/ Saleem Reshamwala)
Jun 26, 2023
Listen to Ten Percent Happier ft. Get Fit Sanely series
Jun 25, 2023
What will you do with your one wild and precious planet? (w/ Bill McKibben)
Jun 19, 2023
How to embrace – and challenge – the idea of “beauty” (w / Elise Hu)
Jun 12, 2023
How to be an adult – and how to raise one (w/ Julie Lythcott-Haims)
Jun 05, 2023
What we can learn from great salespeople (w/ Colin Coggins)
May 29, 2023
How to set boundaries and find peace (w/ Nedra Glover Tawwab)
May 22, 2023
How to dive into your fears (w/ Jill Heinerth)
May 15, 2023
How to stop finding your self-worth through your job (w/ Gloria Chan Packer)
May 08, 2023
The secret to making new friends as an adult (w/ Marisa G. Franco)
May 01, 2023
The difference between easy and difficult beauty (w/ Chloe Cooper Jones)
Apr 24, 2023
ALOK is microdosing creativity and rejecting norms
Apr 17, 2023
How to keep house while drowning (w/ KC Davis)
Apr 10, 2023
Fixable: Kelli - “How do I deal with a communication breakdown?
Apr 03, 2023
Stephen Satterfield wants his meals to match his ideals
Mar 27, 2023
Julissa Arce on why success isn’t worth her assimilation
Mar 20, 2023
Why Kim Scott thinks you need to ask for feedback
Mar 13, 2023
Cord Jefferson's creativity is fueled by mental health
Mar 06, 2023
Anne Helen Petersen on changing your relationship to work and the guardrails that can prevent burnout
Feb 27, 2023
Pardon the Interruption… But Did Sports Debate Shows Change the World?
Feb 20, 2023
Why love –and therapy– means going in a direction you don’t yet know (w/ Dr. Orna Guralnik)
Feb 13, 2023
Jody Avirgan learned everything from sports
Feb 06, 2023
Andrew Marantz doesn’t want you to give up on the internet
Jan 30, 2023
The science of happiness (w/ Laurie Santos)
Jan 23, 2023
How to care for the people who take care of us (w/ Ai-jen Poo)
Jan 16, 2023
There is no “grief starter pack” (w/ Michael Cruz Kayne)
Jan 09, 2023
You can do better than a New Year’s resolution (w/ Gretchen Rubin)
Jan 02, 2023
How to answer your biggest questions—with data (w/ Mona Chalabi)
Nov 28, 2022
How to have curious conversations in dangerously divided times (w/ Mónica Guzmán)
Nov 21, 2022
How to take charge of your money (w/ Wendy De La Rosa)
Nov 14, 2022
How free solo climber Alex Honnold faces fear | ReThinking with Adam Grant
Nov 07, 2022
How labor unions create worker power (w/ Margaret Levi)
Oct 31, 2022
How to stand up for what you believe in (w/ Luvvie Ajayi Jones)
Oct 24, 2022
How to tell your authentic story (with Noor Tagouri)
Oct 17, 2022
How to get workplace gender equity now (with Sara Sanford)
Oct 10, 2022
How to have great sex (with Siphumeze Khundayi and Tiffany Mugo)
Oct 03, 2022
TED Tech: Why people and AI make good business partners | Shervin Khodabandeh
Sep 26, 2022
How to be perfect (with Michael Schur)
Sep 19, 2022
How to get motivated - by losing?! (with Monica Wadhwa)
Sep 12, 2022
How to be okay when things are not okay (w/ Mollie West Duffy and Liz Fosslien)
Sep 05, 2022
How to embrace rejection (with Jia Jiang)
Aug 29, 2022
How to let go of being a "good" person (with Dolly Chugh)
Aug 22, 2022
The TED Interview: How to predict the future with Jane McGonigal
Aug 15, 2022
How do you approach gender as a parent? (with LB Hannahs)
Aug 08, 2022
How to make transformative ideas happen (with Frans Johansson)
Aug 01, 2022
How to discover your humanity… through math? (with Francis Su)
Jul 25, 2022
How to find your voice (with Greta Morgan)
Jul 18, 2022
How to make yourself more human in an automated world (with Kevin Roose)
Jul 11, 2022
How to Find the Comedy in A Messed-Up World (with Maeve Higgins)
Jul 04, 2022
How to unite people through art (with JR)
Jun 27, 2022
Body Stuff: Do you really need 8 hours of sleep?
May 30, 2022
How To Pitch Your Best Ideas | WorkLife with Adam Grant
May 02, 2022
How to talk to a colleague who offended you
Mar 21, 2022
How to find gratitude everyday
Dec 20, 2021
How creating space for joy can build resilience (with Miracle Jones)
Dec 13, 2021
How to nurture your “emotional agility” (with Susan David)
Dec 06, 2021
How to enrich your everyday life with poetry (with Sarah Kay)
Nov 29, 2021
How thinking critically about history shapes our future (with David Ikard)
Nov 22, 2021
How to co-parent as allies, not adversaries (with Ebony Roberts)
Nov 15, 2021
How to find health information you can trust (with Dr. Jen Gunter)
Nov 08, 2021
How practicing curiosity could help the world around you (with Joe Hanson)
Nov 01, 2021
Am I Normal? with Mona Chalabi: How many friends do I need?
Oct 25, 2021
How to be a better steward of the environment
Oct 18, 2021
How to find the humor in everyday life (with Jo Firestone)
Oct 11, 2021
How engaging with the natural world benefits you-- and science (with Mary Ellen Hannibal)
Oct 04, 2021
How to tap into your self-awareness-- and why it even matters (with Tasha Eurich)
Sep 27, 2021
How to have conversations with people who hate you? (with Dylan Marron)
Sep 20, 2021
How to future-proof your career? (with Dorie Clark)
Sep 13, 2021
How humility and bravery can help your career
Sep 06, 2021
Design Matters with Debbie Millman: Celebrating Pride
Aug 30, 2021
TED Climate: What happens to the plastic you throw away?
Aug 23, 2021
Science of Happiness: Scheduling Time to Feel Awe
Aug 16, 2021
How to Be a Better Human Recommends
Aug 09, 2021
How to really see patience as a virtue
Aug 02, 2021
How to lead a happier, more fulfilling life (with Dr. Robert Waldinger)
Jul 26, 2021
How to stop sabotaging your romantic relationships (with Raquel Peel)
Jul 19, 2021
How to deal with jerks in the workplace (with Christine Porath)
Jul 12, 2021
How to become a better ally (with Nita Mosby Tyler)
Jul 05, 2021
How to create a more just future with your community (with Raj Jayadev)
Jun 28, 2021
How to forget about finding “The One”— and build a lasting relationship (with Dr. George Blair West)
Jun 21, 2021
How to make language fun— and create a more inclusive world (with Juli Delgado Lopera)
Jun 14, 2021
How learning about indigenous foods can open up your worldview (with Sean Sherman)
Jun 07, 2021
BODY STUFF: Why are we so awkward about poop?
May 31, 2021
How to tap into the transformative power of reading (with Michelle Kuo)
May 24, 2021
How zombies, dragons, and superheroes could make you a better person (with Christopher Robichaud)
May 17, 2021
How to handle the ups and downs of social media (with Aparna Nancherla)
May 10, 2021
How to spend money to buy happiness (with Michael Norton)
May 03, 2021
How to Rethink a Bad Decision | WorkLife with Adam Grant
Apr 26, 2021
How to turn climate anxiety into action (with Luisa Neubauer)
Apr 19, 2021
How to sleep like your relationships depend on it (with Wendy Troxel)
Apr 12, 2021
How to care for your community with radical hospitality (with Doniece Sandoval)
Apr 05, 2021
How to have better conversations (with Celeste Headlee)
Mar 29, 2021
How to celebrate the ups —and downs— of family life(with Glen Henry)
Mar 22, 2021
How to bring confidence and joy into your sex life (with Emily Nagoski)
Mar 15, 2021
How to redefine your self-worth (with Meag-gan O'Reilly)
Mar 08, 2021
How to be the set designer of your own world (with David Korins)
Mar 01, 2021
How to get the medical care you deserve (with Leana Wen, M.D.)
Feb 22, 2021
How to become a better ally (with Dwinita Mosby Tyler)
Feb 15, 2021
How to thrive in remote work (with David Burkus)
Feb 08, 2021
How to fix our polarized conversations (with Robb Willer)
Feb 01, 2021
How to cultivate resilience and get through tough times (with Lucy Hone)
Jan 25, 2021
How to challenge conventional wisdom -- and change any industry (with Franklin Leonard)
Jan 18, 2021
How to find the emotional support you need right now (with Guy Winch)
Jan 11, 2021
Welcome to How To Be a Better Human
Jan 04, 2021