29 Aug - 2023

Dr. Laurie Santos is teaming up with Sesame Workshop for a special three-episode series on The Happiness Lab podcast that will focus on concrete strategies parents can use to help themselves and their children feel happier.

With help from some of the beloved characters and songs from Sesame Street, Dr. Santos explores why it’s never too early, or too late, to improve your emotional well-being. 

The series will feature the familiar voices of Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, and Grover, all while tackling themes related to improving the emotional well-being of parents and children. Some of the themes spotlighted in the three episodes include strategies for how to properly regulate emotions and ways we can sweep away overtly negative self-criticism. 

In May, Dr. Santos joined Sesame Workshop to announce their new organization-wide focus on the emotional well-being of young children and their families in a live conversation with Elmo, Sesame Workshop CEO Steve Youngwood, and Kay Wilson Stallings, Executive Vice President, Chief Production and Creative Development Officer.

The new three-episode series of The Happiness Lab premieres on September 18, 2023 and will be available on iHeartPodcasts, Apple, Spotify, YouTube, and wherever podcasts are streamed. Pushkin+ subscribers will be able to binge the mini-series on the very first day. For more information visit www.Pushkin.fm.

Episodes will include: 

  • Episode One: Can You Tell Me How to Get to a Happier Street? (ft. Abby Cadabby)
  • Episode Two: Sunny Day, Everything’s A-OK: Feelings Are Like the Weather (ft. Big Bird)
  •  Episode Three: Sweeping the Self Criticism Away (ft. Grover)

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