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Stories of Impact

Stories of new scientific research on human flourishing that translate these basic discoveries into practical tools.

Oct 5, 2021

In today’s episode, we hear from The Honorable Shirley Ann Jackson, the first African-American woman to lead a top-ranked research university — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute — and Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at...


Sep 21, 2021

Today, we’re delving into a discussion with Casper ter Kuile and Reverend Sue Phillips, two of the co-founders of Sacred Design Lab, which describes itself as a “soul-centered research and development lab.” If you’re thinking, “Wait, how can you do R&D on the soul?!”, you’ll want to hear what ter Kuile and...


Sep 7, 2021

Our new season begins with scientist, entrepreneur, and philanthropy leader Dr. Andrew Serazin, President of Templeton World Charity Foundation. Dr. Serazin discusses TWCF's latest initiative, the Grand Challenges for Human Flourishing, which will enable researchers to discover new knowledge, develop new tools, and...


Aug 26, 2021

The birthright of every human being is not just to survive, but to thrive.

This year on the Stories of Impact Podcast, we bring you conversations about the science behind innovative tools that help human beings flourish. 

Join host Tavia Gilbert and journalist Richard Sergay to hear about the intersection of the science...


Mar 9, 2021

Today’s episode highlights Richard’s conversation with Dr. Everett Worthington. Dr. Worthington is Commonwealth Professor Emeritus at Virginia Commonwealth University. For the last 30 years, Dr. Worthington has been studying forgiveness, and he has written more than a dozen books on the subject. In 2001,...