Listen Ad-free

Chasing Life


Is there a science to being happy? Does our brain chemistry, or even our genetics, determine how we feel about our lives? Can we learn to become even happier? While happiness may look different for everyone, and can at times feel impossible to achieve, we know it’s an emotion that can be crucial to both your physical and mental health. So in this season of Chasing Life, Dr. Sanjay Gupta is setting out to better understand happiness and what the science tells us about the best ways to achieve it. read less

Our Editor's Take

The Chasing Life podcast is an informative health podcast. It started out in 2020 as a podcast about the pandemic. It helped people navigate the misinformation, doubts, and fears that still permeate society. After almost 300 episodes, the podcast shifted its primary focus. It became a well-researched mental health, longevity, and well-being podcast. Beyond this, it provides insight into the workings of the human mind, body, and senses.

The host, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, is the Chief Medical Correspondent at CNN. The popular neurosurgeon also hosted the TV show of the same title as this podcast. He won several Emmys for his show, Sanjay Gupta MD. He also wrote the book Chasing Life, released in 2007. Other works by Gupta include Keep Sharp, 12 Weeks to a Better You, and Paging Dr. Gupta. He is a prolific contributor to other programs on the CNN platform.

On Chasing Life, Gupta and his expert guests address a variety of topics. They include psychedelics and dealing with anxiety arising from uncertainty. Do dreams serve a purpose? How many times should one bathe? How does someone break bad habits?

These are some questions Chasing Life seeks to answer. Guests on the show have included an astronaut, an immunologist, and a grief counselor. In "Expanding Your Senses," Gupta talks to a neuroscientist, Dr. David Eagleman. In the episode, they discuss the possibility of humans gaining superhuman hearing abilities.

Chasing Life is for anyone who wants to live a mindful, healthy life. New episodes are available each week.

read less
Health & FitnessHealth & Fitness
Mental HealthMental Health