I was the lead reporter and writer for a one hour audio documentary on the Science of Gratitude, hosted by Susan Saradon.
A co-production of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and Ben Manilla Productions.
“The past 10 years have seen an explosion in the scientific study of happiness. The findings so far are complex, and incomplete. But if they could be distilled into one simple prescription for happiness, it would probably be this: Say thank you.
Gratitude, it seems, is a key—perhaps the key—to feeling more satisfied with your life. It improves your relationships with loved ones. It’s even good for your heart.
Learn more about these and many other cutting-edge findings in The Science of Gratitude, a one-hour radio special narrated by Academy Award-winner Susan Sarandon. The special, produced by the Peabody Award-winning Ben Manilla Productions and the Greater Good Science Center (GGSC), will be airing this fall on public radio stations nationwide, distributed by Public Radio International. Funding was provided by the John Templeton Foundation as part of the GGSC’s Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude project.
The Science of Gratitude will combine scientific research with personal stories illustrating the benefits and obstacles to feeling truly grateful. Throughout the hour, you’ll gain practical insights into how to cultivate more gratitude in yourself, your kids, your workplace, and beyond.
You can isten to a the complete special below. If you’re a station program director interested in airing the one-hour special, along with eight short-form companion pieces, please contact your client relations manager at Public Radio International.
And if you’re a public radio listener, check with your local public radio station to determine when The Science of Gratitude will be broadcast in your area. Currently, stations in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Portland, Detroit, San Diego, Atlanta, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Dallas/Ft. Worth, and many other cities are planning to air it.
* Correction: In The Science of Gratitude, we incorrectly state that Cheryl Burke Jarvis is a professor at Illinois State University. She is actually a marketing professor and associate dean at Southern Illinois University. We regret the error.