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How to Be a Better Human

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...

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Recent Episodes of How to Be a Better Human


How to follow the laws of nature (w/ Nonette Royo)

How to follow the laws of nature (w/ Nonette Royo)

What is your relationship with the planet we live on? As a human rights lawyer and environmental activist, Nonette Royo is trying to make us all live more symbiotically with nature. She works hard to listen to indigenous peoples around the world to help them control the land they live on and have a voice in policies and decisions that combat climate change. Nonette sits down with Chris to help us better understand how native traditions can inform all of our lives and why fighting for land rights may be one of the most important policies to mitigate climate...

Episode 20 May 2024 33m and 20s


How to give and receive good advice (w/ Hola Papi’s John Paul Brammer)

How to give and receive good advice (w/ Hola Papi’s John Paul Brammer)

Have you ever wished someone would just help you figure out your life? John Paul Brammer’s job is to do exactly that – he’s the writer behind the hit advice column Hola Papi. John has helped all kinds of people on topics as niche as figuring out what to do when your boyfriend pretends to be Latino to as common as answering the age-old question of how to make friends as an adult. John reveals what constitutes good advice, why a lot of problems have similar solutions, and shares what we can do to get ourselves out of our tr...

Episode 13 May 2024 36m and 2s


Re-release: How to co-parent as allies, not adversaries (with Ebony Roberts)

Re-release: How to co-parent as allies, not adversaries (with Ebony Roberts)

When you think of your home or your childhood, what comes to mind? Did you feel cared for and loved? Did you trust that your parents were always doing what’s best for you? Whether you are a parent or a child, healthy communication is one of the most important aspects of an intentional relationship with your family. Today’s guest, Ebony Roberts, is a writer, educator, activist, and mother. After ending their relationship, she and her ex-partner (author Shaka Senghor) decided to continue co-parenting their child. In this episode, she shares tips on how to establish good communication at h...

Episode 6 May 2024 32m and 59s


How to laugh at yourself (w/ Nuar Alsadir)

How to laugh at yourself (w/ Nuar Alsadir)

Poet and psychoanalyst Nuar Alsadir believes there’s a thin line between comedy and the self-discovery often found in therapy offices. In this episode, Nuar joins Chris and talks about her book Animal Joy: A Book of Laughter and Resuscitation. They discuss the power of laughter, what it means to let yourself look like a fool occasionally, how to break down the facades we create for ourselves, and the unexpected revelations she had while attending clown school.

For the full text transcript, visit go.ted.com/BHTranscripts.

Episode 29 April 2024 35m and 33s


How to build resilience through architecture (w/ Alyssa-Amor Gibbons)

How to build resilience through architecture (w/ Alyssa-Amor Gibbons)

Millions of people around the world are displaced by the enhanced natural disasters brought on by climate change, and sometimes, our economically driven world makes us feel powerless. Alyssa-Amor Gibbons knows about climate devastation and its effect on community first hand – but she thinks we can tap into our resilience through the power of design. In this episode, Alyssa shares how architecture can fundamentally change our perspective and our relationship to the planet – while helping us honor the indigenous communities that have sustained it for millennia.

For the full text transcript, visit go.ted.com/BHTranscripts

Episode 22 April 2024 34m and 6s


How to find food in your own backyard (w/ Alexis Nikole Nelson)

How to find food in your own backyard (w/ Alexis Nikole Nelson)

It’s easy to forget that the packaged lettuce you bought from the store originally grew out of the ground – but it did! What if you could cut out your trips to the store – and get more food right from your own backyard? Foraging is a fantastic way to reconnect to your natural environment and Alexis Nikole Nelson is an outdoor educator, food writer, and expert forager. This week, she’ll help ignite your curiosity about the green spaces around you, even if you live in the concrete jungle.

For the full text transcript, visit go.ted.com/BHTr...

Episode 15 April 2024 37m and 2s


How to develop the habits you want – and get rid of the ones you don’t (w/ James Clear)

How to develop the habits you want – and get rid of the ones you don’t (w/ James Clear)

We all have habits - the good and not-so good kind. But can we use them to our advantage? In this week’s episode, Chris is joined by James Clear, entrepreneur and author of #1 New York Times bestseller, “Atomic Habits”, for a conversation about the power of habitual behavior. They discuss the science of habit formation, how to understand the forces that motivate you, and why the sum of many little habits can add up to a better life. For the full text transcript, visit go.ted.com/BHTranscripts

Episode 8 April 2024 34m and 9s


How to find “your thing” (or your many things) –  (w/ Constance Hockaday)

How to find “your thing” (or your many things) – (w/ Constance Hockaday)

Some people are born knowing exactly what they want to do with their life – and because of that, they’re able to get to the top of their field. But most of us have multiple passions and identities, making it difficult to visualize our own unique paths.. So, how do we explore who we are and what we love to do in our careers and in our lives? This week, guest & TED Fellow Constance Hockaday helps us navigate and voice our deepest hopes and desires. She walks us through her perspective as an artist, what she’s learned from immers...

Episode 1 April 2024 33m and 44s


How to find wisdom and wholeness in a modern world (w/ Krista Tippett)

How to find wisdom and wholeness in a modern world (w/ Krista Tippett)

Keeping hope and courage alive before the many pains and promises of the world can be tough. So how do you do it?

Journalist and host of podcast On Being, Krista Tippett, has spent a career interviewing some of the world's wisest people in search of answers to that question. Krista shares with Chris her thoughts on how to coexist with life’s existential questions, dives into the state of spirituality in modern life — and makes a case for finding the fundamental goodness that we all have to offer.

For the full text transcript, visit go.t...

Episode 25 March 2024 36m and 49s


How to get workplace gender equity now (with Sara Sanford)

How to get workplace gender equity now (with Sara Sanford)

There are more opportunities for women in the workplace today than there ever have been. But with stagnant wage gaps, limited parental leave, and enduring bias in recruitment, have modern businesses changed THAT much?? Gender equity expert Sara Sanford says there's work to do–and in this episode, she shares how she developed a certified playbook that helps companies use data-backed standards to fight gender bias. Tune in to hear why inclusive work requires that we change not just how people think, but also how the workplace operates.

Episode 18 March 2024 36m and 27s

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