This is True

This is True

Latest Episodes

030: I Learned There Are No Boxes
April 29, 2019

In This Episode: An unthinking This is True reader was shown Uncommon Sense — and adopted the practice for himself. A profoundly moving episode that shows how even terrible humans can change. John's story is one of the most powerful ever told by a reader.

029: 32 Glasses of Water Go Down the Black Hole
April 22, 2019

In This Episode: I love watching others and recognizing signs of Uncommon Sense. I’m going to tell you about another friend of mine (who has no idea I’m going to talk about this), since it’s a great example of taking something you see with a grain of salt

028: Reading TRUE to Kids
April 15, 2019

The question: should you consider reading This is True 'weird news' stories to your kids? Lots of parents do — or let the kids read it themselves. Here’s why (12-1/3 minutes). Show Notes:

027: Think… or React?
April 08, 2019

One of the This is True mantras is ‘Think first, react later ...if at all.’ But what does that really mean, and how can we learn something from an example of doing it ‘wrong’? Show Page:

025: Finding Your Purpose and Mission
March 25, 2019

Some know their life's purpose and mission. Others don't know how to apply them to their lives. Here's how to get clarity on both, even if you're retired. Show Page:

024: Extending Thinking Beyond Humans
March 11, 2019

Thinking about thinking that might occur in machines — for the betterment of humanity. Show Page:

022: The Little Things
February 25, 2019

The "little things" matter -- a lot. Right down to making the world a better place for generations to come, and they're easy to do. And really: if a 5-year-old is obviously starting to develop Uncommon Sense, anyone who puts their mind to it can develop i

021: Uncommon Sense at Work
February 18, 2019

Uncommon Sense isn't just for your day-to-day life. Here's the story of a guy who not only runs his life with Uncommon Sense (even if he doesn't call it that), he does it on the job, too: "tiny little things" that bring huge financial results. Here are a

019: How to be Happier
February 04, 2019

A 'secret' to Uncommon Sense used to be passed down from generation to generation, but has started to die out — which explains a lot. Learn it to reduce stress and fear, and increase satisfaction and happiness, in just over 14 minutes! Show Page: https://

017: Developing Uncommon Sense
January 28, 2019

Can you really develop Uncommon Sense? From none to some, and from some to more? Yes: it can grow, get stronger, and help you in your life -- or even save your life. Here's how. Show Page: