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Dec 21, 2021

Stories of Impact Podcast Season 5: Human Flourishing

Guests Laurie Santos, Wynton Marsalis, Judith Jamison, Casper ter Kuile, Arthur C. Brooks, and more share stories that highlight science and practices helping humans flourish.

By Templeton Staff

About Season 5
Stories of Impact podcast Season 5 features engaging conversation with global luminaries in psychology, the arts, theology, education, and more — stories from the "frontline workers of flourishing." Listen in as this season's guests share how scientific innovation and practical tools are driving the achievement of a new vision of thriving health and wellbeing. Topics include the intersection of science and spirituality; how challenges in life and flourishing relate; the importance of listening well to each other; and finding happiness through meaning and purpose.

Season 5: Human Flourishing Episode Guide

Innovations for Human Flourishing with Dr. Andrew Serazin The president of Templeton World Charity Foundation talks about what flourishing is, why studying it matters, and the Foundation’s $60 million commitment and strategy to support new scientific research on human flourishing to translate related discoveries into practical tools.

The Science of Spiritual Exercises with Rev. Sue Phillips and Casper ter Kuile Co-founders of Scared Design Lab interpret contemporary spirituality and how it relates to religious tradition, community, science, and human flourishing.

The Role of Education in Human Flourishing with The Honorable Shirley Ann Jackson and Andreas Schleicher Two global leaders in education speak of experiential, community-centered opportunities for learning as a key component of human flourishing. 

Happiness and Human Flourishing with Laurie Santos and Arthur C. Brooks Explore how meaning and purpose are connected to human flourishing and happiness with two leading researchers on the topic of a life well lived.

Music, Listening, and Human Flourishing with Wynton Marsalis The acclaimed musician, Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center composer, and advocate of American culture talks about the importance of listening as a key to human flourishing.

Dance and Human Flourishing with Judith Jamison Dancer/choreographer Judith Jamison, Artistic Director Emerita at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater about how dance and other forms of artistic expression feed and are fueled by sharing universal stories of the human condition — from sorrow to celebration.

Climate and Human Flourishing with Mary Robinson Ireland’s former president and Chair of The Elders discusses climate health how it will impact our future.

Stay tuned! The second half of Season 5: Human Flourishing continues, starting January 18, 2022.

Built upon the award-winning video series of the same name, Templeton World Charity Foundation’s “Stories of Impact” podcast features stories of new scientific research on human flourishing that translate discoveries into practical tools. Bringing a mix of curiosity, compassion, and creativity, journalist Richard Sergay and host Tavia Gilbert shine a spotlight on the human impact at the heart of cutting-edge social and scientific research projects supported by TWCF.