Dr. Rick Hanson – Interviews 2008-present


2/17/22Young and Profiting with Hala Taha


11/23/21 – Tara Law for Time magazine

7/13/21 – Sandra Hannebohm on Lion’s Roar Podcast

6/12/21 – Tara Brach on Open Center

6/8/21 – Tanya Memme on Life Masters

5/30/21 – Fleet Maull for Global Resilience Summit

3/30/21 – Mark Coleman for The Nature Summit

1/28/21 – Bob Thurman for Menla Online

1/26/21 – Jonathan Small on Write About Now

1/12/21 – Scott Snibbe on A Skeptic’s Path to Enlightenment


12/1/20 – Brian Pennie on Mental Fitness

12/8/20 – Liam McClintock on FitMind

11/22/20 – Mo Gawdat on Slo Mo (Part 2)

11/22/20 – Mo Gawdat on Slo Mo (Part 1)

11/10/20 – Eric Siegel on Commonwealth Club

11/4/20 – Dr. Perry Nickelston on Stop Chasing Pain

10/20/20 – Hunter Clarke-Fields on Mindful Mama Mentor

10/14/20 – Katrina Ubell on Weight Loss for Busy Physicians

9/17/20 – Chris Grosso on The Indie Spiritualist

9/9/20 – Christina Rasmussen on Dear Life

8/31/20 – Sandra Yeyati for Natural Awakenings magazine

8/20/20 – Larry Weeks on The Science of Success

8/12/20 – Jason Wachob on Mindbodygreen Podcast

7/31/20 – Rabbi Rami Shapiro on Essential Conversations

7/29/20 – Anat Baniel on NeuroMovement Revolution

7/27/20 – Dr. Deepika Chopra on Looking Up

7/21/20 – Jim Lefter and Sarah Bowen on Big Universe

7/15/20 – Lucas Rockwood on The Lucas Rockwood Show

7/14/20 – Nesh Nikolic on Better Thinking Podcast

7/10/20 – CoryAnn Kleinhaus on But Really, How Are You? (Ep. 9)

7/8/20 – Jayson Gaddis on The Relationship School podcast

7/2/20 – Michael Sandler on Inspire Nation

6/29/20 – Joan Hermann on Conversations with Joan

6/22/20 – Devon Kuntzman on Raising Toddler Conference

6/18/20 – Phil Goldberg & Dennis Raimondi on Spirit Matters

6/15/20 – Molly Bennett for The Pursuit of Balance article

6/5/20 – Dhru Purohit on Broken Brain Podcast

6/4/20 – Mandy Simon on Finding Your Holy Grail

6/1/20 – Rona Renner on About Health, KPFA Radio

6/1/20 – Sharon Salzberg on The Metta Hour

5/26/20 – Julia Addis on The SimplyBe Podcast

5/19/20 – James Pawelski & Larry King on Positive Conversations

5/19/20 – Justin Stenstrom on Elite Man Magazine

5/18/20 – Carl McColman on Encountering Silence

5/18/20 – Kyle Thiermann on The Kyle Thiermann Show

5/15/20 – Joel Monk on Inside Coaching

5/14/20 – Joseph Newton on Freedom Pack Podcast

5/14/20 – Lisa Natoli on A New Beginning World Conference

5/14/20 – Lisa Garr on The Aware Show

5/12/20 – Susan Stone for Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville

5/11/20 – Elisha Goldstein on Elisha Goldstein Live

5/11/20 – Cory Allen on Astral Hustle Podcast

5/11/20 – Ethan Nichtern on The Road Home

5/9/20 – Lynn Fraser for The Resilience Summit

5/9/20 – Ari Honarvar for YES Magazine

5/8/20 – Yael Schonbrun on Psychologists off the Clock

5/7/20 – Raghu Markus on Mindrolling Podcast

5/7/20 – Kalia Kelmenson on Well Enough

5/7/20 – Phil Goldberg & Dennis Raimondi on Spirit Matters

5/6/20 – Michael Krasny on KQED

5/6/20 – Yael Schonbrun on Psychologists off the Clock

5/6/20 – Travis Newbill at Shambhala Mountain Center

5/5/20 – Chris Kresser on Revolution Health Radio

5/5/20 – Patricia Karpas on Untangle

5/5/20 – Jessica Zweig on SimplyBe Podcast

5/4/20 – Dan Harris on Ten Percent Happier

5/4/20 – David Asprey on Bulletproof Radio

5/3/20 – Poppy Jamie on Not Perfect Podcast

4/29/20 – Jellis Vaes on The IPS Podcast | Educational Platform on Life

4/29/20 – Meryl Arnett on The Mindful Minute Podcast

4/28/20 – Alex Ortner on The Tapping Solution

4/23/20 – Ramon David on Brain First

4/23/20 – Jennifer Cory on Living With Heart

4/16/20 – Paul Dolman on What Matters Most

4/15/20 – Brody Welch on A Healthy Curiosity

4/8/20 – Todd Scholl on Teachers Aligned

4/6/20 – Ron Kaiser on Rejuvenaging

4/4/20 – Terry Patten on Emergence

4/3/20 – Sam Stern on Voices of Esalen

3/17/20 – Robyn Downs on Feel Good Effect

3/5/20 – David Treleaven on Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness

2/26/20 – Ramon David on Brain First Radio

2/20/20 – Kate King on Noble Mind

2/18/20 – David Newell on Inner Truth

2/6/20 – Josh King on The Beyond Addiction Show

2/6/20 – Paula Kettula on Becoming a Peaceful Parent

2/3/20 – Bob Schwartz on Higher Energy

1/15/20 – Diana Hill on Psychologists off the Clock


12/4/19 – Karine Bell on Bold as Love

11/26/19 – Patricia Karpas on Untangle

11/22/19 – Joe Corcione on The Art of Fulfillment

11/18/19 – Dr. Pelè on I Got Happy

11/18/19 – Matana Poupko Jacobs on Hope to Recharge

8/27/19 – Dr Taz Bhatia on The Dr. Taz Show

6/13/19 – Sandy Joy Weston on Let’s Keep it Real 

5/20/19 – Jeff Shore on The Buyer’s Mind

5/2/19 – Adam Markel on The Adam Markel Show

4/4/19 – Jordan Harbinger on The Jordan Harbinger Show

2/27/19 – Martin Soorjoo on Outperform

2/8/19 – Kristina Hallett on Be Awesome

2/7/19 – Michelle Chalfant on The Adult Chair

1/15/19 – Rachael O’Meara on Pausecast

1/13/19 – Gene Monterastelli on Tapping Q&A


12/27/18 – Kevin Miller on The Ziglar Show

12/26/18 – Clay Clark on Thrive Time Show

12/21/18 – Michael Sandler on Inspire Nation

12/20/18 – Patricia Karpas on Meditation Studio

12/17/18 – Chris Williamson on Modern Wisdom

12/3/18 – Janet Fouts on Mindful Social Business

11/14/19 – Logan Tyler Nelson on Scratch Your Own Itch

9/27/18 – Sam Benjamin on Esalen Podcast

9/14/18 – Paula Felps on Live Happy Podcast

8/17/18 – Dr. Lauren Tober on A Grateful Life

8/10/18 – Rigel Patterson Frank on On Grit

8/8/18 – Justin Stenstrom on Elite Man Podcast

7/12/18 – Ben Pakulski on Muscle Expert Podcast

7/5/18 – Victor “The Voice” Fuhrman on OM Times

6/25/18 – Dave Jorna on Do Life Better

6/21/18 – Laurel Trujillo on The Yoga Hour

6/12/18 – Levi Sharpe on The Upgrade

5/25/18 – Jason Wachob on Mind Body Green Podcast

4/11/18 – Robyn Conley Downs on Feel Good Effect

4/9/18 – Mike Carruthers on Something You Know

4/5/18 – Michelle McQuaid on Making Positive Psychology Work

4/4/18 – Mark Metry on Humans 2.0

3/27/18 – Andrea Scher on Creative Superheros

3/28/18 – Derek Loudermilk on The Art of Adventure

3/27/18 – Christine Hassler on Over It and On With It

3/27/18 – Eric Zimmer on The One You Feed

3/20/18 – Francesca Maxime on ReRooted (Wise Girl)

3/16/18 – Anna Seewald on Authentic Parenting

3/15/18 – James Jesso on Adventures Through the Mind

3/28/18 – Stephanie James on The Spark

3/7/18 – Jeff Anostinelli on The Next Level

2/4/18 – Tyler Lay on MentorBox Podcast

1/31/18 – Joshua Steinfeldt on The Courageous Life


11/19/17 – Kelli Walker on Not Another Anxiety Podcast

11/1/17 – Cory Allen on The Astral Hustle

10/31/17 – Luke Iorio on The Meaningful Way

10/10/17 – Josh Ellis and Shelby  on Success Magazine

10/3/17 – Allison Micco on Don’t Freak Out

9/13/17 – Brady Salcido on The Neuro Lifestyle

9/7/17 – Michael Sandler on Inspire Nation

8/23/17 – Leigh Martinuzzi on The Hidden Why

5/1/17 – Branden Harvey on Sounds Good

4/12/17 – Cate Stillman on Yogahealer

1/12/17 – Chase & Sarah Kosterlitz on I Do Podcast

1/11/17 – Jeff Agostinelli on The Next Level


11/21/16 – Natasha Grey on The Conscious Living Podcast

8/31/16 – Jayson Gaddis on The Smart Couple

7/22/16 – Matt Bodnar on The Science of Success

3/20/16 – Clayton Morris on Empower

2/26/16 – Gina Ryan on The Anxiety Coaches

2/12/16 – Michael Sandler on Inspire Nation

2/8/16 – Clayton Morris on Empower


11/23/15 – Jo Davidson on Zentertainment

7/14/15 – Philip Hellmich on The Summer of Peace, The Shift Network

3/23/15 – Jordan Harbinger on The Art of Charm

3/5/15 – Derek Loudermilk on Art of Adventure

2/19/15 – Sung Lee on Inspiring Educators and UnSung Heroes


12/19/14 – Brett McKay on The Art of Manliness

10/19/14 – Duncan Campbell on Living Dialogues

9/17/14 – Evan Brand on Not Just Paleo

8/21/14 – Michael Stone on Conversations

7/13/14 – Duncan Campbell on Living Dialogues

6/25/14 – Lisa Cypers Kamen on Harvesting Happiness

6/16/14 – Wade Taylor on Leadership Insights Radio

6/16/14 – Cathy Roberts on Voices for Healing

6/12/14 – Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian on The Yoga Hour, Unity Online Radio

1/6/14 – Eric Klein on Wisdom Heart


12/11/13 – Keesha Ewers on Healthy You!

12/08/13 – Melissa Heisler on The Empowerment Show

11/25/13 – Melissa Studdard on Tiferet Journal

11/24/13 – Nora Young on CBC Books, CBC Radio Spark

11/21/13 – Moe Abdou on 33 Voices

11/8/13 – Shawn Ellis on Better Life. Better Business, Right Now

11/1/13 – Dennis Raimondi on Speaking Freely, KRUU-LP-FM

10/31/13 – Dr. Pat Baccilli on The Dr. Pat Show, KKNW

10/28/13 – Dan Gottlieb on Voices in the Family, WHYY

10/30/13 – Michele F. Rosenthal on Changing Directions, Blog Talk Radio

10/24/13 – Joe Donahue on The Roundtable, WAMC

10/22/13 – “Self-Directed Brain Change – Part II,” podcast with Tami Simon. Sounds True

10/15/13 – “Self-Directed Brain Change – Part I,” podcast with Tami Simon. Sounds True

10/8/13 – Kozo Hattori on The Compassion Interviews

10/4/13 –  Amanda Pfeffer on Ontario Today, CBS Radio

9/23/13 – JoAnne Dahl, Ph.D. on Act: Taking Hurt to Hope – Training the Brain for Compassion, Web Talk Radio

9/12/13 – Sister Jenna on America Meditating

9/9/13 – Ajayan Borys on Mind Matters Radio

8/7/13 – Brent Smith on Brent Smith Lifestyle

5/9/13 – Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian on The Yoga Hour, Unity Online Radio

4/26/13 – Cheryl Esposito on Change your Mind to Change Your Brain,  Voice America

02/13/13 – Tammy Nelson on Imago Think Tank


12/20/12 – Serge Prengel on Somatic Perspectives on Psychotherapy

10/18/12 – Susan Allison on Empowered Healing

9/15/12 – Buddhist Broadcasting Foundation Radio (English, 25 minutes in)

9/12/12 – Sweigh Emily Spilkin on Thresholds to Awakening

8/17/12 – Kymberly Williams-Evans and Alexandra Williams on Women’s Radio

6/11/12 – Barry Vogel on Radio Curious

6/7/12 – Clinton Power, Australia Counseling (View Transcript)

5/21/12 – Jo Davidson on Zentertainment

3/9/12 – Patricia Raskin on Positive Business


12/16/11 – Dr. Michael Kell on Mind, Brain and Body

12/15/11 – Laurie deYoung on Laurie deYoung Morning Show, WPOC

12/7/11 – Dr. Pat Baccilli on Dr. Pat Show

12/4/11 – Veronica Faisant on Evening News, KPFA

11/29/11 – Nick Lawrence on Straight Talk

10/6/11 – Scott Cluthe on Positively Incorrect

9/23/11 – Gisele Guenard on Visionary Radio,  Voice America

8/2/11 – James Rick on Full Potential (Video)

8/2/11 – Katana Abbott on Smart Women Talk Radio, Contact Talk Radio

7/26/11 – Rob Spears on Conscious Talk Radio

7/26/11 – Rev. Paul John Roach on World Spirituality, Unity Online Radio

7/24/11 – Eva Herr on Infinite Consciousness, BBS Radio

6/15/11 – Sallie Felton on A Fresh Start

4/19/11 – Patricia Albere on The New Edge Series

3/24/11 – Daphne Cohn on The Pleasure NutritionistPart 1, Part 2

3/23/11 – Doreen Agostino on Align, Shine, Prosper

3/22/11 – Susan Swanson on The Susan Swanson Show

3/21/11 – Moe Abdou on 33 Voices (View Transcript)

2/4/11 – Dr. Michael Kell on Mind, Brain and Body

1/28/11 – Maryanne Comaroto on Maryanne Live!

1/12/11 – Lynn Cohen on Designs to Grow


12/21/10 – Pam Atherton on A Closer Look

10/20/10 – Greg Voisen on Inside Personal Growth

10/16/10 – David Van Nuys on Shrink Rap Radio (View Transcript)

10/3/10 – Terry Patten on Beyond Awakening

9/30/10 – Michael Bergeisen on Greater Good (View Transcript)

7/8/10 – Jeff Ferrannini on Planetary Spirit Radio

5/28/10 – Suzanne Kryder on Peace Talks Radio (NPR affiliate)

5/17-20/10 – Casey Truffo on the Worldwide Therapist Leadership Virtual Conference 2010

5/3/10 – “Two Wolves in the Heart” with Steve Marboli on Blog Talk Radio

4/21/10 – Geoff Laughton on Radio Free Spirit, Blog Talk Radio

4/18/10 – Jack McElligott on InSight, WFDU-FM

3/21/10 – Wendy Stragr on Good Clean Love

3/9/10 – Michael Krasny on Forum, KQED

2/18/10 – Ilene Dillon on Emotional Pro Radio

1/26/10 – Betty Louise on Green Think Radio

1/24/10 – Barbel Warren on RadiantlyU, KNUU-AM

1/22/10 – Marlene Chism on Attitude Builders

1/13/10 – VividLife Radio

1/8/10 – Michael Toms on New Dimensions Radio


12/1/09 – Claudia Hammond on All in the Mind, BBC 4

11/3/09 – Elizabeth Langel on People Coach, Blog Talk Radio

11/4/09 – Dr. Pat Baccili on The Dr. Pat Show

9/15/09 – “You Can Change Your Own Brain”, Podcast with Sounds True


6/08 – Sallie Nelson on Solitude Yoga (with Rick Mendius, M.D.)

Dr. Ramani Durvasula is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, and expert on the impact of toxic narcissism. She is a Professor of Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles, and also a Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg.

The focus of Dr. Ramani’s clinical, academic, and consultative work is the etiology and impact of narcissism and high-conflict, entitled, antagonistic personality styles on human relationships, mental health, and societal expectations. She has spoken on these issues to clinicians, educators, and researchers around the world.

She is the author of Should I Stay or Should I Go: Surviving a Relationship With a Narcissist, and Don't You Know Who I Am? How to Stay Sane in an Era of Narcissism, Entitlement, and Incivility. Her work has been featured at SxSW, TEDx, and on a wide range of media platforms including Red Table Talk, the Today Show, Oxygen, Investigation Discovery, and Bravo, and she is a featured expert on the digital media mental health platform MedCircle. Dr. Durvasula’s research on personality disorders has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and she is a Consulting Editor of the scientific journal Behavioral Medicine.

Dr. Stephen Porges is a Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, and Professor Emeritus at both the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland. He is a former president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and has been president of the Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, and Cognitive Sciences, which represents approximately twenty-thousand biobehavioral scientists. He’s led a number of other organizations and received a wide variety of professional awards.

In 1994 he proposed the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that links the evolution of the mammalian autonomic nervous system to social behavior and emphasizes the importance of physiological states in the expression of behavioral problems and psychiatric disorders. The theory is leading to innovative treatments based on insights into the mechanisms mediating symptoms observed in several behavioral, psychiatric, and physical disorders, and has had a major impact on the field of psychology.

Dr. Porges has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers across a wide array of disciplines. He’s also the author of several books including The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation.

Dr. Bruce Perry is the Principal of the Neurosequential Network, Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy, and a Professor (Adjunct) in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago and the School of Allied Health at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. From 1993 to 2001 he was the Thomas S. Trammell Research Professor of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine and chief of psychiatry at Texas Children's Hospital.

He’s one of the world’s leading experts on the impact of trauma in childhood, and his work on the impact of abuse, neglect, and trauma on the developing brain has impacted clinical practice, programs, and policy across the world. His work has been instrumental in describing how traumatic events in childhood change the biology of the brain.

Dr. Perry's most recent book, What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing, co-authored with Oprah Winfrey, was released earlier this year. Dr. Perry is also the author, with Maia Szalavitz, of The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog, a bestselling book based on his work with maltreated children, and Born For Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered. Additionally, he’s authored more than 300 journal articles and book chapters and has been the recipient of a variety of professional awards.

Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith is a child clinical psychologist who specializes in trauma and issues of race. She earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard and then received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. She performed postdoctoral work at the University of California San Francisco/San Francisco General Hospital. She has combined her love of teaching and advocacy by serving as a professor and by directing mental health programs for children experiencing trauma, homelessness, or foster care.

Dr. Briscoe-Smith is also a senior fellow of Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and is both a professor and the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Wright Institute. She provides consultation and training to nonprofits and schools on how to support trauma-informed practices and cultural accountability.

Sharon Salzberg is a world-renowned teacher and New York Times bestselling author. She is widely considered one of the most influential individuals in bringing mindfulness practices to the West, and co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts alongside Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein. Sharon has been a student of Dipa Ma, Anagarika Munindra, and Sayadaw U Pandita alongside other masters.

Sharon has authored 10 books, and is the host of the fantastic Metta Hour podcast. She was a contributing editor of Oprah’s O Magazine, had her work featured in Time and on NPR, and contributed to panels alongside the Dalai Lama.

Rick Hanson, PhD is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, and New York Times best-selling author. His books have been published in 29 languages and include NeurodharmaResilient, Hardwiring HappinessBuddha’s BrainJust One Thing, and Mother Nurture – with 900,000 copies in English alone. His free newsletters have 215,000 subscribers and his online programs have scholarships available for those with financial need. He’s lectured at NASA, Google, Oxford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. An expert on positive neuroplasticity, his work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, NPR, and other major media. He began meditating in 1974 and is the founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. He and his wife live in northern California and have two adult children. He loves wilderness and taking a break from emails.

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