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The Happier Hour

Monica McCarthy

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The Happier Hour
The Happier Hour

The Happier Hour

Monica McCarthy

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Equal parts philosophy and self-help (with a dash of humor thrown in for taste), The Happier Hour aims to make philosophy useful for the rest of us. Each episode explores a modern-day dilemma, via the lens of the greatest philosophers of all time, and often with special guests in the hot seat who know about stuff. Like the joy that comes from a strong drink at half the price, this show is for curious minds who want to know more about philosophy, without going back to school. Join your host Monica McCarthy, because it’s time to get happier!

Latest Episodes

#054 Humility Q&A: Self-Care, Self-Promotion, And The Myth of Being Self-Made

Welcome to the third and final episode on the topic of humility! In this episode you’ll hear the audience Q&A portion of the event with guests A.J. Jacobs and Dr. Serene J Khader. Topics discussed: The relationship between humility and artists, one way to change our approach to self-promotion for our projects, how can we make less harmful choices with our wallets, how we can re-frame the popular notion of self-care, and more! #TheHappierHour TheHappierHour.org/podcast/humility Facebook.com/thehappierhou

22 MINMAY 28
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#054 Humility Q&A: Self-Care, Self-Promotion, And The Myth of Being Self-Made

#053 Losing My Religion With Auguste Comte and AJ Jacobs

In this episode you’ll learn what the French philosopher and eccentric, Auguste Comte can teach us about the relationship between faith, humanity, and humility. You’ll also hear what the bestselling author A.J. Jacobs has learned about gratitude and luck via his many personal quests for knowledge and self-improvement. This episode is part two in a three part series on HUMILITY. #thehappierhour TheHappierHour.org/podcast/comte Facebook.com/TheHappierHour Twitter.com/MissMMcCarthy

38 MINMAY 21
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#053 Losing My Religion With Auguste Comte and AJ Jacobs

#052 Speaking Up With Audre Lourde and Serene J Khader

EIn this episode you’ll learn what the poet and feminist icon Audre Lorde can teach us about identity and the importance of speaking up for the oppressed. You’ll also hear why philosophy professor Dr. Serene J Khader believes we should rethink the way we empower women, and why humility is not one size fits all. This kicks off a three part series on HUMILITY. #thehappierhour Show notes: TheHappierHour.org Facebook.com/TheHappierHour Instagram.com/MissMMcCarthy Twitter.com/MissMMcCarthy

46 MINMAY 14
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#052 Speaking Up With Audre Lourde and Serene J Khader

#051 Design Q&A: Designing Our Dreams With Derrida and Kant

In this episode you’ll hear the audience Q&A from the live Happier Hour event with Debbie Millman (design expert and host of Design Matters), Dr. Kathleen Wallace (professor of Philosophy at Hofstra University), and host Monica McCarthy. You’ll learn how Immanuel Kant and Jacques Derrida can help us design our personal brand online and in interviews, and how we can better achieve our dreams by designing our lives. #thehappierhour TheHappierHour.org/podcast/designquestions Facebook.com/TheHappierHour

18 MINMAY 7
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#051 Design Q&A: Designing Our Dreams With Derrida and Kant

#050 Moral By Design With Immanuel Kant and Kathleen Wallace

Is it possible to design a universal moral code? Is it ever acceptable to lie? Hear what the philosopher Immanuel Kant had to say about ethics and his influence in philosophy today. You’ll hear from Hofstra philosophy professor Kathleen A Wallace about Kant’s Categorical Imperative, and whether or not it can help life suck less. #thehappierhour Show notes: TheHappierHour.org Facebook.com/TheHappierHour Instagram.com/MissMMcCarthy Twitter.com/MissMMcCarthy

34 MINAPR 30
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#050 Moral By Design With Immanuel Kant and Kathleen Wallace

#049 Designing Your Life With Debbie Millman and Jacques Derrida

EIn this episode you’ll hear how designing our lives can help us be happier. You’ll learn what the award winning design expert and podcast host Debbie Millman has to say about pursuing success and fame, and what the philosopher Jacques Derrida can teach us about meaning and giving voice to the voiceless. #thehappierhour Shownotes: thehappierhour.org Facebook: facebook.com/thehappierhour Instagram: instagram.com/missmmccarthy Twitter: twitter.com/missmmccarthy

40 MINAPR 23
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#049 Designing Your Life With Debbie Millman and Jacques Derrida

#048 Doubt Q&A: On Skepticism, Cynicism, and Optimism

In this episode you’ll hear how a 14th century Franciscan friar can teach us to make better choices, and what cynicism, skepticism, and optimism have in common with science, Socrates, and musical theater. This is the audience Q&A portion of the event on DOUBT featuring philosophy professor Nick Pappas and molecular biologist turned science advocate, Maryam Zaringhalam. #TheHappierHour Shownotes: thehappierhour.org Facebook.com/thehappierhour Instagram.com/missmmccarthy Twitter.com/missmmccarth

30 MINAPR 18
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#048 Doubt Q&A: On Skepticism, Cynicism, and Optimism

#047 Weird Science With Karl Popper and Maryam Zaringhalam

EIn this episode you’ll learn the difference between science and pseudoscience and how the philosopher Karl Popper radically changed how we view both. You’ll also hear from molecular biologist turned science advocate, Maryam Zaringhalam, about why diversity is imperative for progress, and how all of us can (and should) ward off science skeptics in order for all of us to be happier. #thehappierhour TheHappierHour.org Facebook.com/thehappierhour Twitter.com/MissMMcCarthy Instagram.com/MissMMcCa

34 MINMAR 26
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#047 Weird Science With Karl Popper and Maryam Zaringhalam

#046 Doubt With Socrates and Nick Pappas

In this episode you’ll hear the philosophical history of “doubt” and learn why a healthy dose of skepticism can help us face our fears in work and life today. Philosophy professor Nick Pappas and host Monica McCarthy chat about Socrates’ contributions to the topic of doubt and how we can apply his lessons in order to live more well-examined lives. #TheHappierHour TheHappierHour.org Facebook: @TheHappierHour Twitter: @MissMMcCarthy Instagram:@MissMMcCarthy

38 MINMAR 19
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#046 Doubt With Socrates and Nick Pappas

#045 Failure With Jean-Paul Sartre and Olivia Goldhill

EKicking off Season 3 of The Happier Hour, is guest Olivia Goldhill, a journalist who specializes in philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience as we explore the topic of FAILURE. You’ll learn what Jean-Paul Sartre and the Existentialists can teach us about failure, and why so much of the current self-help advice gets failure wrong. #TheHappierHour Show notes: TheHappierHour.org Facebook: @TheHappierHour

36 MINMAR 7
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#045 Failure With Jean-Paul Sartre and Olivia Goldhill

Latest Episodes

#054 Humility Q&A: Self-Care, Self-Promotion, And The Myth of Being Self-Made

Welcome to the third and final episode on the topic of humility! In this episode you’ll hear the audience Q&A portion of the event with guests A.J. Jacobs and Dr. Serene J Khader. Topics discussed: The relationship between humility and artists, one way to change our approach to self-promotion for our projects, how can we make less harmful choices with our wallets, how we can re-frame the popular notion of self-care, and more! #TheHappierHour TheHappierHour.org/podcast/humility Facebook.com/thehappierhou

22 MINMAY 28
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#054 Humility Q&A: Self-Care, Self-Promotion, And The Myth of Being Self-Made

#053 Losing My Religion With Auguste Comte and AJ Jacobs

In this episode you’ll learn what the French philosopher and eccentric, Auguste Comte can teach us about the relationship between faith, humanity, and humility. You’ll also hear what the bestselling author A.J. Jacobs has learned about gratitude and luck via his many personal quests for knowledge and self-improvement. This episode is part two in a three part series on HUMILITY. #thehappierhour TheHappierHour.org/podcast/comte Facebook.com/TheHappierHour Twitter.com/MissMMcCarthy

38 MINMAY 21
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#053 Losing My Religion With Auguste Comte and AJ Jacobs

#052 Speaking Up With Audre Lourde and Serene J Khader

EIn this episode you’ll learn what the poet and feminist icon Audre Lorde can teach us about identity and the importance of speaking up for the oppressed. You’ll also hear why philosophy professor Dr. Serene J Khader believes we should rethink the way we empower women, and why humility is not one size fits all. This kicks off a three part series on HUMILITY. #thehappierhour Show notes: TheHappierHour.org Facebook.com/TheHappierHour Instagram.com/MissMMcCarthy Twitter.com/MissMMcCarthy

46 MINMAY 14
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#052 Speaking Up With Audre Lourde and Serene J Khader

#051 Design Q&A: Designing Our Dreams With Derrida and Kant

In this episode you’ll hear the audience Q&A from the live Happier Hour event with Debbie Millman (design expert and host of Design Matters), Dr. Kathleen Wallace (professor of Philosophy at Hofstra University), and host Monica McCarthy. You’ll learn how Immanuel Kant and Jacques Derrida can help us design our personal brand online and in interviews, and how we can better achieve our dreams by designing our lives. #thehappierhour TheHappierHour.org/podcast/designquestions Facebook.com/TheHappierHour

18 MINMAY 7
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#051 Design Q&A: Designing Our Dreams With Derrida and Kant

#050 Moral By Design With Immanuel Kant and Kathleen Wallace

Is it possible to design a universal moral code? Is it ever acceptable to lie? Hear what the philosopher Immanuel Kant had to say about ethics and his influence in philosophy today. You’ll hear from Hofstra philosophy professor Kathleen A Wallace about Kant’s Categorical Imperative, and whether or not it can help life suck less. #thehappierhour Show notes: TheHappierHour.org Facebook.com/TheHappierHour Instagram.com/MissMMcCarthy Twitter.com/MissMMcCarthy

34 MINAPR 30
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#050 Moral By Design With Immanuel Kant and Kathleen Wallace

#049 Designing Your Life With Debbie Millman and Jacques Derrida

EIn this episode you’ll hear how designing our lives can help us be happier. You’ll learn what the award winning design expert and podcast host Debbie Millman has to say about pursuing success and fame, and what the philosopher Jacques Derrida can teach us about meaning and giving voice to the voiceless. #thehappierhour Shownotes: thehappierhour.org Facebook: facebook.com/thehappierhour Instagram: instagram.com/missmmccarthy Twitter: twitter.com/missmmccarthy

40 MINAPR 23
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#049 Designing Your Life With Debbie Millman and Jacques Derrida

#048 Doubt Q&A: On Skepticism, Cynicism, and Optimism

In this episode you’ll hear how a 14th century Franciscan friar can teach us to make better choices, and what cynicism, skepticism, and optimism have in common with science, Socrates, and musical theater. This is the audience Q&A portion of the event on DOUBT featuring philosophy professor Nick Pappas and molecular biologist turned science advocate, Maryam Zaringhalam. #TheHappierHour Shownotes: thehappierhour.org Facebook.com/thehappierhour Instagram.com/missmmccarthy Twitter.com/missmmccarth

30 MINAPR 18
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#048 Doubt Q&A: On Skepticism, Cynicism, and Optimism

#047 Weird Science With Karl Popper and Maryam Zaringhalam

EIn this episode you’ll learn the difference between science and pseudoscience and how the philosopher Karl Popper radically changed how we view both. You’ll also hear from molecular biologist turned science advocate, Maryam Zaringhalam, about why diversity is imperative for progress, and how all of us can (and should) ward off science skeptics in order for all of us to be happier. #thehappierhour TheHappierHour.org Facebook.com/thehappierhour Twitter.com/MissMMcCarthy Instagram.com/MissMMcCa

34 MINMAR 26
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#047 Weird Science With Karl Popper and Maryam Zaringhalam

#046 Doubt With Socrates and Nick Pappas

In this episode you’ll hear the philosophical history of “doubt” and learn why a healthy dose of skepticism can help us face our fears in work and life today. Philosophy professor Nick Pappas and host Monica McCarthy chat about Socrates’ contributions to the topic of doubt and how we can apply his lessons in order to live more well-examined lives. #TheHappierHour TheHappierHour.org Facebook: @TheHappierHour Twitter: @MissMMcCarthy Instagram:@MissMMcCarthy

38 MINMAR 19
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#046 Doubt With Socrates and Nick Pappas

#045 Failure With Jean-Paul Sartre and Olivia Goldhill

EKicking off Season 3 of The Happier Hour, is guest Olivia Goldhill, a journalist who specializes in philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience as we explore the topic of FAILURE. You’ll learn what Jean-Paul Sartre and the Existentialists can teach us about failure, and why so much of the current self-help advice gets failure wrong. #TheHappierHour Show notes: TheHappierHour.org Facebook: @TheHappierHour

36 MINMAR 7
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#045 Failure With Jean-Paul Sartre and Olivia Goldhill
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