The Happitalist Podcast
By Pete Kirkwood and Joe Sanok
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A community dedicated to understanding the relationship between work, wealth, and well-being… and to living a life informed by this understanding. More information at www.happitalist.com
||CleanHP018: Season 1 Finale- Holes in the Sand and Tigers by the Tail||A fond farewell to Season 1, the guys talk about what they’ve learned, eat too much Indian food, and appreciate each other.||2/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHP017: Happiness-Maximizing Income, Incarcerated Bliss, Thinking Yourself into Health and Well-Being||Exactly how many dollars maximizes happiness? Can our mere attitude transform the work we are already doing into healthy exercise? Are we missing out on happiness all around us every day? This is Pete’s monologue on all of the above.||2/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHP016: Productivity, Passion, and Personal Growth- The Well-Being Benefits of Trying New Things||How to minimize your vigilance decrement, the power of the liminal spot, engaging staff passion, avoiding terror, “winning” a triathlon, building keystone habits, moving to France, and failing at swimming.||1/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHP015: Fulfillament, Smooth Sailing, and Cone Courses||How we leverage our pub to strengthen community, Pete suggests you trade in your new office chair for a million-dollar sailboat, Joe uses group juggles and cone courses to help at-risk kids.||1/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHP014: Superhero Pot Lucks, Friendship Hit Lists, and Refugee Yard Sales: How to Build Community||Proto-lawyers and yard sale sharks, stalking new friends, and the power of something as small as a neighborhood potluck to build community and well-being.||1/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHP013: Why It’s Fine to Brag About Volunteering- and What to Buy for a Voodoo Priest||The importance of science and storytelling, how to do a good TED talk, the galvanizing power of “having all the pieces,” and why it’s fine to brag about volunteering.||1/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHP012: James Pawelski, PhD: "Happy Together," "Positive Humanities," and the Pursuit of Happiness||Dr. Pawelski on his new book, "Happy Together," on measuring happiness- and on how creative endeavors can boost it. Jon says there’s nothing more American than the pursuit of happiness, dammit.||12/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHP011: Can Happitalists Get the Big Things Done? Also Am I Rich Enough to be a Happitalist?||We share the happitalist perspective on taking naps, curing cancer, reaching outer space, and how to be loved. We also give you permission to go fishing.||12/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHP010: It’s a Miracle We Survived- Pete and the Origins of Happitalism||We get to know Pete. Turkish orphanages, desert islands, one night in Bangkok, Michigan, and Appalachia: how an outsider mentality gave rise to Happitalism.||12/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHP009: Professor Steve Radelet Says Things Have Never Been Better||Professor Radelet lauds world peace, creative destructionism, girl power, and emerging democracy, but notes declining infrastructure, job displacement, and worsening income inequality. Can Happitalism help?||12/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHP008: Joe Has a Tough Year- But a Great Life||We get to know Joe- his family’s hardships, his undaunted response, and how he got to be such a machine. We discuss editing life down, enjoying leisure, and getting better stuff done faster.||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHP007: Proceed Until Apprehended- How Happitalism Unlocks Creativity||Joe’s kids set their own limits, Pete’s staff are more generous than he is. We call great beer a “key metric”, and we view the brewery as a platform for Happitalism.||11/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHP006: $H and the Happitalist Entrepreneur||Pete calls his business a laboratory- and a squeezable orange. Joe wonders how much to pay everyone.||11/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHP005: Do the Selfish Thing- Redistribute Your Own Wealth||We talk about fat leopards and tasty springboks, we imagine an ideal day, and we explain why the rich should want to give away their money.||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHP004: The Magic- Collateral Effects of Happitalism||Surf camp and disasters, lawyers and moldy drywall: how being selfish can save the world.||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHP003: What WILL Make You Happier: Intentional Activities and the Limitations of Pure Economics||Crock pots, the value of horses, bad choices, and an old Ford Taurus: how intentional activities can overcome life circumstances and make you happier.||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHP002: The Three Factors of Happiness (and What WON’T Make You Happier)||Joe gets pizza excited, Pete says “chipper” and “boob job,” and we learn that people spend almost all their time on 10% of the happiness.||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHP001: Pete and Joe Want to Make You Happier||With tales of Cheetah hair, family memos, and the parable of the water pourer, this episode introduces happitalism, a new take on capitalism, which posits maximum well-being as the point of economic activity.||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Loving this call to action!
You’re preaching to the choir with me, and I share your mission, love it! It also really speaks to the epidemic of anxiety and discontent in our country, all the way down to our kids, that seems to come from these false messages of never being enough and never having enough. We see this everyday in our offices as therapists (found you through Joe, who I just met recently by phone, hi Joe ;). I love that you’re proving that all wrong. So I’m really excited to support your mission, hopefully you can help turn this giant ship back on course. Good luck guys!
Turns the idea of making money on its head
Everyone likes to make money, but this podcast is great at discussing when making more money is a poor use of time vs doing things instead that have a longer lasting impact on your true happiness.
Let it Sink in
I had the opportunity to attend the Happitalist launch party at the Workshop Brewery. Warmth and contentment filled my soul as I shared stories with new friends and old. All while having the opportunity to listen to a once in a lifetime trio play music together. This is good stuff thanks Pete and Joe for providing the venue and opportunity to reconnect and reenergize.