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What if Dear Abby was an investigative reporter? Each week on How To!, Amanda Ripley (bestselling author of High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out, The Unthinkable, and The Smartest Kids in the World) takes on listeners’ toughest problems and, with the help of experts, finds the answer… read more

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How To Fill an Empty Nest

September 21st, 2021

34:48

Susan never really got over saying goodbye to her eldest daughter, who left for college four years ago. She knew it would be sad, but she didn’t …

How To Crack Your Kid Like a CIA Operative

September 14th, 2021

35:50

Every kid sneaks a cookie from the cookie jar, but Jamie’s 8 year-old daughter Simone has taken it to the next level. If you look under her pillow or …

How To Live With a Dirty Family Secret

September 7th, 2021

32:43

Usually when something enters Rachel’s parents’ home, it never leaves. Growing up, Rachel and her siblings tried to clean out the growing piles of …

How To Succeed When Everyone's Mad at You

August 31st, 2021

38:28

Have you ever had to make an impossible decision? One that doesn’t have an obvious “right” answer. One that someone will inevitably hate. John knows this feeling all too well. He’s the superintendent for a mid-size …

How To Beat Your Hidden Biases

August 24th, 2021

34:43

Do you think of yourself as a “good” person? Most of us do. You probably show others kindness and respect—no matter their age, gender, sexuality, or …

How To Repair a Broken Relationship Before It's Too Late

August 17th, 2021

37:07

It’s painful for Barbara to think back on her son Ethan’s childhood. For years Ethan was caught between feuding parents until, one day, Ethan went to …

How To Reconnect with Your Kid After a Nasty Divorce

August 10th, 2021

33:40

Barbara survived a divorce so brutal that she refers to it as ‘The War of the Roses.’ Perhaps the most painful casualty was the severing of her …

How To Never Miss a Deadline

August 3rd, 2021

31:09

Avalon is driven, creative, and… can’t meet a deadline to save her life. In her defense, she’s a card-carrying member of the gig economy, juggling a …

How To Ditch Your Distractions Once and For All

July 27th, 2021

37:15

There’s one thing that all of Helena’s personal projects have in common: they remain unfinished. The family photo album is empty, as is her mom’s recipe book. And the lavender garden is still unplanted. Helena is not …

Congrats, You Won the Olympics. Now What?

July 20th, 2021

35:41

Winning the Olympics is everything Steve Mesler ever wanted. So when he and his U.S. bobsled teammates stood atop the podium at the 2010 Vancouver …

How To Make a Big Purchase Without Panicking

July 13th, 2021

35:44

Alexandra and her boyfriend want to buy a house, but they’re looking in one of the hottest housing markets in the U.S. So when they got outbid for their dream home, Alexandra was secretly relieved. Spending money, even …

How To Fight Outrageous Medical Bills

July 6th, 2021

34:41

Rich thought nothing of going to the hospital for a routine colonoscopy—until he got the bill. Even with insurance, Rich is on the hook for nearly …

How To Trick Your Brain Into Running Longer

June 29th, 2021

32:53

Have you ever thought about running but been too intimidated to start? Or maybe you’ve already got an after-work jogging routine and need tips on how to increase your endurance? On this episode of How To!, we reveal the …

I'm a Recovering Alcoholic. I'm Afraid My Kids Will End Up Like Me.

June 22nd, 2021

32:36

Lee is worried that one day soon her 25-year-old adopted daughter, who is pregnant and struggling with a drug addiction, will show up on her doorstep …

After a Year of Survival, How to Start Living Again

June 15th, 2021

33:25

For the past year, Brandon has been terrified of leaving his apartment. And so he’s settled into an extreme pandemic routine. He cooks all of his own meals, has yet to see his parents, and on the rare occasion he takes …

How To Have the Best Sex of Your Life

June 8th, 2021

34:30

Ever since she started taking a new medication a few years ago, Meme is worried that she’s lost her sex drive. She still has a great relationship with her husband, but she isn’t interested in sex the way that she used …

How to Turn Grit Into a Lifelong Habit | Angela Duckworth | The TED Interview

June 5th, 2021

1:00:48

What does it take to persevere and succeed, not just in our careers but in all aspects of our lives? For psychologist Angela Duckworth, the answer …

My Kid's Anxiety Is Giving ME Anxiety! How Do I Fix This?

June 1st, 2021

32:37

Michaela is worried that her son, Asher, is constantly worried. At 8 years old, Asher is already dealing with some pretty intense anxiety. For …

The Single Most Important Thing to Know Before Becoming a Single Parent

May 25th, 2021

33:38

Stacie is in her early 30s and is ready to have a baby. There’s just one problem—she doesn’t have a partner. As much as she wants to be a mom, Stacie is worried about being a single parent by choice. On this episode of …

How to Stand Up to Your Terrible Manager—Without Getting Fired

May 18th, 2021

33:19

Shirley loves her job as a product manager for a startup, but she can’t stand her manager. He’s inefficient, old-fashioned, and entirely unsupportive …

How To Have a Fight That Actually Helps Your Relationship

May 11th, 2021

35:16

Diane feels like she’s constantly picking fights with her partner Mohammed—when he forgets to grab tomatoes from the grocery store or drops the ball on planning their son’s birthday party. Their conflicts are …

Now Is the Time To Escape Your Bad Relationship. Here’s How.

May 4th, 2021

34:11

Dating is always tough, but during a pandemic it can feel downright impossible. “I’m incredibly lonely, and it’s impossible to meet anybody my age …

I’m Great at My Job. So Why Do I Feel Like a Fraud?

April 27th, 2021

30:25

When Shellye Archambeau walked into her first meeting as a board member of Verizon, she felt a moment of panic. “Do I actually belong at this table?” she remembers thinking. Shellye, one of the first Black women to work …

How To Give a Killer Speech

April 20th, 2021

33:52

We're all have to give a presentation at some point in our lives — on a stage, in a conference room, and, these days, on Zoom. So what makes a good speech? On this episode of How To!, we bring on Chris Anderson, the …

I Was Lost at Sea for 438 Days. Here's How I Survived.

April 13th, 2021

34:30

Imagine you’re floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on a boat the size of an SUV. You have no working electronics, no food or water, and only a styrofoam box to shade you from the sun. Your only companion is a …

How To Fight Rattlesnakes and Polar Bears

April 6th, 2021

33:35

Have you ever wondered how you’d fare in the wild? What you’d do when facing off against a rattlesnake or staring down a polar bear? On this episode …

How To Write the Perfect Obituary

March 30th, 2021

32:44

Laura’s dad lived an unusual life. He raised 12 children on a farm without running water in the Texas countryside while also programming his own website that connected families, for free, with help when they were going …

How To Make an Exit Like Mary Poppins

March 23rd, 2021

34:07

For years, Stella helped raise twin girls whom she loved deeply. She potty trained them, read bedtime stories and made sure they ate their veggies. But then, one day with little warning, she was asked to leave them. …

How To Stop Snoring (And Breathe Easier)

March 16th, 2021

33:31

Andrew snores so badly that his cats won’t sleep in the same room as him. He’s desperate to sleep better at night, and breathe more easily during the day. As a trans man, Andrew spent most of his life training to be a …

How To Quiet the Chatter in Your Head

March 9th, 2021

32:11

Emilia can’t stop thinking about a long-ago love affair with Ivan, a man she met in Mexico in her early 20s and dated for several years. Now, a decade later, Emilia is newly married, but thoughts of her time with Ivan …

How To Survive a Doomsday Cult

March 2nd, 2021

31:31

Michael grew up terrified that the world was going to end. This wasn’t your typical childhood anxiety, but something he was taught while being raised …

How To Fall Out of Love

February 23rd, 2021

35:05

Several months ago, Sarah told her best friend John she’s in love with him—but he doesn’t love her back. Now Sarah can’t get John out of her head, …

How To Start Over at 60

February 16th, 2021

32:05

Age may just be a number but turning 60 is a big deal—at least, according to three listeners who recently wrote us about the challenges they’re facing in their later years. Joy can’t decide whether to retire from her …

How To Leave the Church When Your Dad’s the Pastor

February 9th, 2021

31:41

Chris’s childhood was defined by the Pentecostal church, where his father is a minister and his siblings are following the same path. But when Chris …

How To Steal Back Your Identity

February 2nd, 2021

31:48

Ever since Casey’s husband had his identity stolen, Casey hasn’t been able to relax. She spends late nights and weekends obsessively checking their …

How To Be a Badass On and Off the Court

January 26th, 2021

34:55

Juliet knows she’s one of the best tennis players in her community league, but whenever she gets on the court, she’s paralyzed by self-consciousness.

How To Get Things Done in a Divided Nation with Samantha Power

January 19th, 2021

32:41

Samantha Power knows what it’s like to arrive in Washington, D.C. and feel a little lost—literally. She once couldn't find the oval office. But more …

Our Favorite Advice of 2020

December 29th, 2020

27:27

Here at How To! headquarters, we give and receive a lot of good advice. This year we learned how to talk politics without wrecking relationships,

How To Stress-Bake with Claire Saffitz

December 22nd, 2020

26:39

Are you sick of sourdough? Stress-baking the same chocolate chip cookies every week? Our listener Daniel understands—he’s been baking like crazy …

How To Get Your Dog to Stop Eating Your Daughters’ Underwear With Jenny Slate

December 15th, 2020

33:07

Erin thinks her dog Chief has the most embarrassing habit—he keeps eating her daughters’ underwear. This has happened several times, resulting in …

How To Get Out of Debt Faster Than You Think

December 11th, 2020

28:09

Irina and her husband are more than $100,000 in debt. They’re working to pay it off, but between monthly credit card bills, student loan payments, 401k contributions and spending on their new baby, their money is spread …

How To Face Your Fear of Dying

December 8th, 2020

32:07

Katie is terrified of dying. As the youngest in a big family, she can’t stop thinking about the fact that all her loved ones may die before she does. Katie is a comedy writer who knows how to get laughs, but her …

How To Save Your Marriage

December 1st, 2020

32:04

Lauren and Carlos are afraid their marriage is at a breaking point. With Carlos out of work, an active toddler to care for, and another child on the way, Lauren and Carlos are feeling pressures familiar to many …

How To Rescue Someone From a Conspiracy Theory

November 24th, 2020

31:57

Matt’s dad believes some crazy conspiracy theories—that the moon landing was faked, that JFK’s assassination was an inside job, and that QAnon is …

How To Have an Open Relationship

November 17th, 2020

30:51

Abe’s girlfriend wants to try something different—sleeping with other people. In other words, she wants an open relationship. Abe could be on board, …

How To Be the Next Erin Brockovich

November 10th, 2020

28:57

Mike is an average guy on a mission to change the state of Florida—specifically, to convince the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to stop overspraying the rivers and lakes with herbicides. As a fisherman, Mike …

How To End a Sibling Rivalry With Kate & Oliver Hudson

November 3rd, 2020

30:30

Sam and his sister used to be close, but lately their relationship feels strained. Years of favoritism toward Sam by their parents has taken its toll …

How To Avoid Becoming Your Mother

October 27th, 2020

29:54

Have you ever had a moment where you realized… I’m becoming like my parents? For many of us that can be a funny realization, but for Michelle it was a wakeup call. Her mother can be a bit of a drama queen, and as time …

How To Get People to Vote

October 23rd, 2020

17:24

Isabelle decided to spend her gap year as a political volunteer campaigning on behalf of Joe Biden. She’s been writing postcards, making phone calls, …

How To Survive a Public Shaming With Katie Hill

October 20th, 2020

35:55

Back in 2018, newly elected U.S. Representative Katie Hill was a rising star in the Democratic Party. Then unauthorized nude photos of her were leaked to a right-wing blog by her estranged husband, triggering a House …

How To Talk Politics Without Wrecking Relationships

October 13th, 2020

35:22

On a recent phone call Shannon’s mom didn’t mince words: The only way she’d vote for Joe Biden is if Jesus himself comes down and tells her to. …

How To Lose Weight and Keep It Off

October 6th, 2020

32:27

John needs to shed 15-20 pounds. At age 72, on the cusp of retirement, he wants to reduce his blood pressure medication and have more energy to travel. John knows how to lose weight—at an earlier point in his life he …

How To Get Away With Murder

September 29th, 2020

33:54

One day in 1987, a young girl in a small town in upstate New York disappeared and then turned up dead. For seven years her murder went unsolved, …

How To Win Arguments Like a Hostage Negotiator

September 22nd, 2020

33:32

Shayne defuses bombs for the military, but in his personal life he’s terrified of confrontation. Take, for example, the time his kids’ babysitter cleaned out a week’s worth of groceries from his fridge and he never said …

Cheat Sheet: How To Survive High School & Whatever Comes Next

September 15th, 2020

33:47

College application season is here and Aria, a 17 year-old senior, is stressing—even more than usual. At her high school in Chicago’s south suburbs, …

Cheat Sheet: How To Talk to Your Son About Sex

September 8th, 2020

34:15

Thirteen-year-old Henry seems like a model son. He gets good grades, plays on the hockey team, and has a solid group of friends. But Henry’s been …

Cheat Sheet: How To Ace Zoom School

September 1st, 2020

34:44

Anna is sure the amount of time her two children spend on YouTube or Roblox cannot be good for them. With remote learning this fall, Anna is worried their addiction to screens is only going to worsen, stunting their …

How To Become Your Own Boss with Guy Raz

August 25th, 2020

36:51

Mitchell is a physical therapy student who dreams of revolutionizing the industry. What if physical therapists and their patients weren’t so …

How To! Presents: "Cheat Sheet"

August 21st, 2020

2:10

Expert tips for navigating a most unusual back-to-school season. A special three-part series coming September 1st!

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How To Confront a Crazy Neighbor with Tig Notaro

August 11th, 2020

33:24

The trouble began when Sarah put a fern in front of her new condo. Nice, right? The woman who lives in the unit above didn’t think so, and without warning sent Sarah a slew of passive-aggressive notes. Sarah thinks it’s …

How To Get That Promotion You Deserve

July 28th, 2020

33:27

Johnny is worried about being stuck in the same job forever. He’s been trying to climb the corporate ladder of his software company for years but has had little success. He knows he deserves a promotion, but he doesn’t …

How To Survive a Shark Attack

July 14th, 2020

30:34

David was in the ocean in Hawaii when the unthinkable happened—a shark attacked him and bit off his leg. “I don’t think you’re gonna make it,” a …

Bonus Episode - 'Hello Monday' with Jessi Hempel

July 7th, 2020

29:30

This bonus episode features Charles's recent appearance on the podcast Hello Monday, where host Jessi Hempel discusses the relationship between work and meaning. Charles tells the story of his experience attending …

How To Write a Bestseller

June 30th, 2020

32:38

Lauren already knows the plot of her bestselling novel—the problem is she hasn’t written a word. Paralyzed by self-criticism and an earlier rejection, this former English major has spent years journaling instead of …

How To Fight Racism in Your Town

June 23rd, 2020

28:27

Chris has always considered himself “on the right side of things,” but as Black Lives Matter protests sweep across the country, he’s starting to realize he needs to do a lot more. As a white man living in Austin, Texas, …

How To Stand Up for Your Kid When Society Won’t

June 16th, 2020

30:29

Karin always thought of herself as the mom of two boys—that is, until last year when her oldest child told her they were nonbinary, meaning they …

How To Walk Away from an Impossible Parent

June 9th, 2020

31:24

When Sydney’s dad texted her, “Do me a favor and lose my number,” she was crushed. At 27, Sydney has always had a rocky relationship with her dad, …

How To Find a New Career Before it's Too Late

June 2nd, 2020

33:54

Donny is ready to leave the restaurant industry once and for all. As a recovering alcoholic, he was already looking for a new career before COVID-19 …

How To Get a Stubborn Parent to Listen

May 26th, 2020

32:24

Alan’s 86-year-old dad will not stop driving—even after an incident where he drove off the road and totaled his car. Feeling guilty and worried, Alan …

How To Say the Right Thing at the Worst Time

May 19th, 2020

33:26

Ann’s sister just lost her husband and Ann doesn’t know how to console her. Ann lives in a different state and, having experienced loss herself, …

How To Lose 155 Pounds Happily

May 12th, 2020

34:14

Ashley thought by now she’d be on top of the world. Once severely overweight, Ashley lost 155 pounds and recently ran her first half-marathon. But when she looks in the mirror all she sees are the imperfections. In this …

How To Talk to Strangers

May 5th, 2020

32:55

Every other Friday, Amy’s calendar reminds her to make the rounds of her office and say “hello” to her colleagues. As an introvert, Amy deeply …

How To Actually Enjoy Working from Home

April 28th, 2020

33:14

Joanna really misses her office. Taking Zoom calls from the kitchen in her dimly lit Brooklyn apartment doesn’t compare to her bright, open office filled with friendly coworkers. In this episode of How To!, Ben Waber, …

How To Save the Planet (And Still Use a Plastic Straw)

April 21st, 2020

33:50

Caleb tries to be good to the planet by recycling, biking to work and living a minimalist lifestyle in his small Ohio town. But he still feels guilty about using disposable diapers and buying a minivan for his growing …

How To Stop Procrastinating

April 14th, 2020

33:45

Marie trains dogs for a living, but she’s struggling to teach herself a new trick—overcoming procrastination. For a year, she’s been ready to launch a new dog training app....just as soon as she makes the training …

Quarantine Q&A: Masks

April 7th, 2020

8:24

Margit from Denver, Colorado writes in with a question about how to encourage people to wear masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Charles …

How To Tame a Chaotic Household

March 31st, 2020

34:48

Sarah feels like she’s drowning in the clutter of her tiny Brooklyn apartment where she lives with a messy husband and two-year-old daughter. Now …

How To Not Go Crazy Under Quarantine

March 24th, 2020

32:21

This week, we’re struggling with the same problem as our listeners: self-quarantine. As news of the coronavirus pandemic intensifies, how do we stay sane while staying home? How do we reduce stress and remain healthy …

How To Forgive the Unforgivable

March 17th, 2020

32:21

For years Claire has been holding on to a terrible family secret: Her mom physically abused Claire’s brother when he was young. How could her mom …

How To Find Your First Kiss at 38

March 10th, 2020

33:56

Sharon is 38 and never been kissed. This, as she acknowledges, is “a bit weird.” As a nurse who loves ballroom dancing, Sharon is smart, funny, and attractive. At the same time, she’s deeply religious and has been …

How To Get Your Mom to Accept You

March 3rd, 2020

31:51

When Hema first realized she was gay a few years ago after immigrating to the U.S., she knew she had to tell her mom. But the conversation didn’t go well. Hema’s mom lives in India and is convinced being gay is a …

How To Vote for the Next President

February 25th, 2020

34:20

Anthony is that rarest of things in American politics—a swing voter who is up for grabs in 2020. Caught between his Republican voting history and his …

How To Write the Perfect Breakup Song with Ben Folds

February 18th, 2020

33:31

Lorenzo is a dental student with big dreams—of becoming a rock star. Lorenzo plays a mean guitar at open mic night, but there’s one thing holding him …

How To Convince People to Give You Money

February 11th, 2020

32:39

Shannon runs a nonprofit in Aspen, Colorado — a place filled with wealthy donors, but also stiff competition. With nearly 500 nonprofits vying for …

How To Protect Yourself Against the Coronavirus

February 4th, 2020

28:02

The coronavirus outbreak in China is causing panic worldwide. The World Health Organization has declared it a global health emergency and all we hear about are doubling infection rates, massive quarantines, and …

How To Put Your Wife's Career First

January 28th, 2020

31:01

Andy would do anything for his girlfriend Cassie. Well, almost anything. As Cassie looks to move away for vet school, Andy has to decide if he’s …

How To Kick a Meth Habit

January 21st, 2020

31:38

Jason has been addicted to meth for the past 15 years, which is not uncommon in his small Illinois town. Every time Jason stopped using he would …

How To Rob a Bank

January 14th, 2020

33:40

Joe Loya robbed more than 30 banks during an 18-month span before going to jail. Charles wants to rob one bank on a Saturday afternoon, and get away scot-free. Can Joe teach Charles the tricks of the trade? Or will he …

How To Propose (to a Man)

January 7th, 2020

28:11

Once upon a time, Ashley met a man and fell in love. Now, she’s ready to get down on one knee and pop the question. But with so few women proposing to men, she’s not sure how to go about it. In this episode of How To!, …

How To Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick

December 31st, 2019

32:41

How To! gave dozens of people advice this year about solving their problems. Now, we track a few of them down to see how our experts’ suggestions …

How To Give a REALLY Big Gift

December 24th, 2019

34:51

Mary’s mother needs a new kidney — as long as it doesn’t come from Mary. What’s a daughter to do? In this episode of How To!, Mary hears from Larissa MacFarquhar, author of a book on extreme altruism, to learn how to …

How To Remember Everything

December 17th, 2019

33:17

Jessica is only 26, but says her memory is ‘worse than my mother’s.’ She forgets friends’ birthdays, important details at work and worries that life is passing her by. In this episode of How To!, we bring in Joshua …

How To Sleep

December 10th, 2019

30:15

Ben aka ‘Sleepless in San Francisco’ hasn’t been able to get a good night’s rest for over a decade. He’s tried noise machines, medication, vodka, even eating cheese -- but nothing has worked. It’s harming his health, …

How To Get Your Kid To Finally Grow Up

December 3rd, 2019

29:55

Owen is about to graduate from high school and has no idea what he wants to do next. Owen doesn’t seem worried, but his mom, Lisa, is freaking out. …

How To Cook One Perfect Meal

November 26th, 2019

35:12

Jonny is a 26-year-old bachelor whose cooking often leads to heartache (and for one ex-girlfriend, a stomachache). Jonny admits he’s a klutz in the …

How To Win At Online Dating

November 19th, 2019

31:08

Traci is a single, professional woman looking for love. She builds furniture in her spare time, enjoys dancing and can’t believe she has to devote an hour each day to swiping through photos and sending flirty texts. …

How To Perform Under Pressure

November 12th, 2019

33:26

Mike’s dream job of playing bass in a Chicago orchestra is within reach — if only he can conquer his nerves and master the audition. In this episode of How To!, we bring in Dr. Don Greene, a peak performance …

How To Withstand Pain

November 5th, 2019

33:49

Sophie is a typical mom … who runs ultramarathons in her spare time. She’s pretty tough but an upcoming 268-mile race across the loneliest parts of …

How To Not Be Scared

October 29th, 2019

30:34

Becca is 6-feet tall, bold and strong-willed. She’s also easily startled and paralyzed by fear — even a children’s haunted house can reduce her to …

How To Fire Your Daughter

October 22nd, 2019

31:47

Kyle wants to sell his 50-year old family insurance business so he can finally retire. But a troublesome employee is holding him back: his daughter. …

How To Put Down Your Phone

October 15th, 2019

27:58

How many times have you looked at your phone so far today? Do you feel like you’re choosing to look, or automatically craving it when you ought to be …

How To Be Funny

October 8th, 2019

31:28

How do you learn to tell the perfect joke? In this episode of How To! A pastor from Oklahoma wants to spice up his sermons from the pulpit. So we …

How To Go On a Family Adventure

September 24th, 2019

31:33

Can a family travel around the world for a year without killing each other? Dan Kois spent a year in New Zealand, The Netherlands, Costa Rica and Kansas with his wife Alia and their two young daughters, learning how …

How To Look Like a Superhero

September 17th, 2019

30:53

How did Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman get so buff to play Deadpool and Wolverine? An up-and-coming Hollywood actor wants to know so he can land his …

How To Stress Your Kid the Right Way

September 10th, 2019

29:57

Is there a right way to let kids struggle and fail? How do you raise resilient children? And most important, when should you help out, and when …

How To Survive a Pandemic

September 3rd, 2019

30:12

Have you ever wondered how you would fare in the apocalypse? Perhaps you have envisioned yourself, shotgun loaded, prepared to mete out kindhearted …

How To Stop Being Anxious

August 27th, 2019

29:53

Matt has anxiety attacks. Every day. When he gets too many texts, when he starts worrying about his family, when the unexpected occurs: that’s when the sweat starts and his mind begins racing. He’s a strong guy — he was …

How To Uproot Your Life

August 20th, 2019

28:30

A decade after Elizabeth’s family left the U.S. to live in Portugal, they’re wondering if it’s time to move back. In this episode of How To! we turn to professional poker player, Annie Duke, who treats every decision …

How To Cook One Perfect Meal

August 13th, 2019

32:44

Jonny is a 26 year-old bachelor whose cooking often leads to heartache (and for one ex-girlfriend, a stomach ache). Jonny admits he’s a klutz in the …

How To Fire a Bad Employee

August 6th, 2019

29:04

Gabe wants to fire a bad employee, but still be a good boss. In this episode of How To! we turn to Stanford professor of management science, Bob …

How To Give Your Mom a Kidney

July 30th, 2019

30:15

Mary’s mother needs a new kidney — as long as it doesn’t come from Mary. What’s a good daughter to do? In this episode of How To! Mary hears from Larissa MacFarquhar, author of a book on extreme altruism, to learn how …

How To Withstand Pain

July 30th, 2019

30:36

Sophie Power once breastfed her newborn during an ultramarathon, but an upcoming 268-mile race across a remote stretch of Great Britain is freaking …

How To Rob a Bank

July 30th, 2019

31:14

Joe Loya robbed over 30 banks during an 18-month span before going to jail. In this episode of How To! Charles wants to rob one bank on a Saturday afternoon, and get away scot-free. Can Joe teach Charles the tricks of …

How To Be Funny

July 30th, 2019

28:08

How do you learn to tell the perfect joke? In this episode of How To! a pastor from Oklahoma wants to spice up his sermons. So we introduce him to

Introducing How To!

June 21st, 2019

3:16

What if Dear Abby was an investigative reporter? Each week, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Duhigg (The Power of Habit) takes on listeners’ …

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