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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 answers to questions you’ve always wanted to ask, but couldn’t. Until now.

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  • Mel C5
    Awesome Podcast
    Updated- I miss David! His voice, questions and flow made the podcast so great. It's hard to get into the new female host. It's not the same. A great podcast, I look forward to the weekly episodes and enjoy listening to it. The show is very helpful and insightful!
  • kittygiant
    Comment about new host
    Listening to the latest episodes I notice more superfluous chitchat between the host and guests than before with Charles & his guests & his use of time. I find this irritating in that with all this ‘extra’ chatter, the objective of the podcast is not moved forward or at least not staying on track. Sometimes it just feels like they are conversing casually without regard to an audience, and when that happens they lose me & I’m apt to stop listening.
  • LMS11223344
    The ads drive me up the wall
    I do love this show and find it so insightful and helpful. 5 stars for content. But please, if I have to hear one more bush’s baked beans add about the “barbecue-niverse” I am going to lose it. Pretty please, consider going with less main-stream (corporate) adds and switch to some that actually offer interesting products. Thanks!!
  • Sarita7981
    Please clean up your language
    About half the episodes are useful and I listen to those. But please , can’t your producer edit out some of the base language ? It’s degrading and cheapens the podcast.
  • Milk4me7
    Miss Charles
    6/2 update - another episode with Google search top 10 depth, so unoriginal, nothing worth hearing. Sad. The show has gotten tame and predictable since Charles left as host, David isn’t making the show creative enough, the guests have gotten lame and the advice is predictable. Need to get better...
  • jmi89
    Too many ads
    30 min episode yet 10 min are ads...No thank you!!
  • 13Arabesque
    Life Hack
    Love this show! So much good and varied advice.
  • I need a fursona
    I Like this podcast 👍
    (Podcast EP Request) I am 15 and enjoy making beats with my iPod-touch. I am pretty good at it and am only getting better. But I want to make music based off of video games like Call Of Duty, Five Nights at Freddys, And just big games like these. I don’t want to be in the EP, but I need help of figuring out how to write a lyrics good enough for the type of beats I make. Oh by the way I need help rhyming, and help learning rhyme schemes. Of course I could look this up on YouTube, but I think it’ll give you more listeners. Just a question and a suggestion. Thank you if you read this far. 🥁🎹🎺🎵❤️ (Review) I think that this podcast has a lot of insight on the topics they talk about. If u you oh need help with anything reach out to the podcasts crew and they’ll likely help you.
  • frissjan
    Good, but the frequency of advertisements is AWFUL!
    I like this podcast, but the ads are excessive!! Ruins this podcast.
  • KTMAC60
    Great but not enough
    The show is very well done but wish each episode was an hour at least for some more in depth discussion of each topic
  • weespesh
    Helpful AF
    REALLY NEEDED THAT QUIET THE CHATTER IN YOUR HEAD EPISODE YESTERDAY THANK YOU. All the other episodes I’ve listened to have been compelling and helpful, too. Thoughtfully delivered human stories with immediately useful DIY steps, minus the corniness of most self-help content.
  • pboxer
    Thoughtful and Thought Provoking
    David Epstein has insight, empathy and a profound ability to draw out great content from his guests. I thoroughly engrossed. This is time well spent.
  • tosh160
    Recommendation: how to not cry when someone is yelling at you
    You guys should do a episode on: how to not cry when someone is yelling at you. How to have control over your emotions How to have a better friends with a adult/ teacher How to be friends with a male seminary teacher without it being creepy.
  • ReptileGirl01
    Five stars! I absolutely love this podcast. The topics are so interesting and sometimes funny too. Even if the specific episode isn’t a personal problem of mine, they are still so entertaining. Keep it up guys!
  • Willow OB
    Fun and interesting
    Love learning from the guests and thinking of things differently.
  • Flickster1000
    Head in the clouds
    The episode about stress baking with simple ingredients that everyone has in their kitchen was for Miso Buttermilk Biscuits. That tells you all you need to know about this podcast.
  • Arlie K
    Off to a great start!
    I've always enjoyed this show, and I'm super excited for David to take the helm! I'm a big fan of his writing, and I have no doubt the show will continue to flourish with him behind the microphone. Can't wait to hear what's next!
  • David E13
    Entertaining and applicable
    Even when the specific issues are narrow, always does a good job of broadening the perspective so there are takeaways for anyone. Well produced, too.
  • vgalgano
    Passing the Torch
    Liked the previous format, but also love this new host. Interesting questions and framing. Very personable and light-hearted, while discussing heady topics. Would recommend!
  • 221698smile
    Too Many Commercials!
    Super interesting and useful content. I’d give it five stars if there weren’t so many commercials!
  • Zfariba
    Loved it
    I get to know you by one episode on happiness app and loved and become subscriber on your app. I am listening from beginning ( second one so far) and loved it so far. So happy to get to know your app :)
  • pppkitty
    Weight loss fantasies
    The fact that this show seems to regularly mention weight loss makes it lose all credibility. Supposedly, this show is supposed to have some basis in research, but look at the research on weight loss. No long term intervention has ever been found. 98% of people who lose weight gain it all back in 5 yrs and 2/3rds are heavier, and this is not due to non-compliance, but biological compensatory processes that have protected us for thousands of years. Dieting is a $70B/yr industry built on repeat customers, so I understand pretending permanent weight loss is possible is good for ratings, but it’s an irresponsible and easily verifiable lie that does real harm to people. Do better in 2021.
  • JoelB.
    Excellent Podcast
    Thank you for your work in providing content that's thought-provoking, humorous and informational. I have been listening for for past several months and I am always eager to see the next topic on release day! Please don't stop what you are doing! You are greatly appreciated! Joel B.
  • ssoozee
    I’ve been subscribed to “How To! With Charles Duhigg” for a long while, but only recently started listening to it. My gosh, Charles is amazing and every topic is fascinating. His guests are top-notch and Charles has an easy-yet-direct way of asking perfect questions to help listeners understand each subject. Charles and his podcast are awesome! Love, love, love!
  • sarah8977777
    Great Podcast
    I always learn something useful while listening to this podcast. Very compelling stories and an empathetic and insightful host.
  • Pondering barred owl
    Love the vibe
    No matter what the topic is , always enjoy the vibe
  • Moshe b Abraham
    Great and Well Treated
    Lots of wonderful episodes. Amazing in their judicious handling of polyamory. But that’s not the only subject they handle well. The ads have gotten a little more numerous over time though.
  • Ronald Orosz
    Give credit where credit is due
    At the end you brushed aside the republican congressman leading the effort to stop algal blooms from occurring downstream from lake okeechobee. Congressman Brian Mast has been fighting to stop the poisoning of downstream waters and the reason Mike has been successful in getting his message out to the masses. I wonder if it were a democrat spearheading this effort if they would’ve been recognized. Your podcasts have a subtle political undertone that often support the left. Thanks
  • Prsopect Farms
    curiosity machine
    Super smart & well produced
  • hshsbekfiehbe
    Love this podcast!
    Always something fun and interesting to listen to! Gives practical advice
  • Connie Bennett
    Really great podcast
    What a fascinating, original, intriguing podcas!. I love the way Charles gets people to share their compelling stories and then weaves in advice from experts.
  • Mary Rothschild
    I love this!
    Not sensational. Just storytelling and practical strategies in a respectful environment.
  • trumpisdumb
    Very good job!
    I noticed that you guys put out how to survive a pandemic right before corona, haha
  • SAV 74
    Best podcast ever
    I cannot get enough of these podcasts. The topics are so relatable. Charles Duhigg is an incredible host. Highly recommended.
  • Sarena M.
    Really good! Only 1 thing against it
    It’s a really good podcast! Clear to the point, good topics, not too long and updates regularly enough. Only reason why I don’t give it a 5-Star is the ads!! I feel like there’s too many for how short the eps are, like maybe one or two is fine in the eps but it’s way more than that and so I just get annoyed whenever another one pops up.
  • Bebelcap
    Missing the weekly episodes. Please go back to weekly! Always looking toward to the next one! Keep it up! Great podcast refreshing and inspiring
  • Csgw147
    Wow! So insightful and accessible
    I have been listening for several months and this podcast has grown on me with each episode! Charles Duhigg is fantastic - so kind and intelligent and resourceful. I listen to everything he’s done now!
  • That One Lady E
    Uplifting and Practical Advice
    Charles Duhigg knocks these episodes out of the park. His sensitive and inquisitive nature comes across with his interactions with the subjects who present their questions and the experts that come in to provide their advice. I find that I take away practical and reasonable tips that can be used in all situations. There’s no harping or preaching just sensible knowledge from professionals. Keep it up!
  • AliN00B
    Entertaining and Approachable
    They keep it light and fun, and you get to learn something too. Definitely worth a listen.
  • Vyfyttxfufudfy
    Great podcast
    I love this show. Practical advice on every day issues packed into 30-40 minutes
  • legray803
    Two thumbs up
    Man, the September 2019 “How to Survive a Pandemic” was pretty prescient...
  • Boston Podcast Fan
    Powerful, actionable help
    This is my new favorite podcast. It is non-judgmental, reassuring and most importantly it offers actionable suggestions. I particularly appreciate the lack of arrogance and “know it all-ism”. It is like I confess a problem, that I am struggling with, to my best friend and he/she hires an expert to help and this expert says “No worries, I understand where you are & you got this”.
  • simpkj1
    How To Walk Away From An Impossible Parent
    Wish I could talk to Sydney. Let her know DNA does not make a family member. And I had the same kind of dad. Sometimes you have to love people at a distance so you can find your footing. Sending love and healing.
  • DrMaryATC
    Insights and Learning
    I pick up an idea for something in my life from EVERY episode. Some are personally difficult to listen to—the ever-present compassion helps there.
  • Alexlinhi
    Great show
    Connecting listeners questions with experts answers
  • YamaDiallo
    Helps me lear about other people
    Many of these “how to” episodes have nothing to do with my needs but are fun to listen to and I usually learn something new in the process.
  • Kihbcdf
    This episode on masks ... so so much propaganda
    No this is not the new norm. Who’s agenda are you pushing. People need to think critically about this issue. I’m out not one more episode after this horrible advice.
  • Fortified with knowledge
    Informative and entertaining
    I read Duhigg’s book “the power of habit”. So when I saw his podcast I thought I would give it a try. He partners with experts in their field and I trust his sources. Very informative and entertaining.
  • I can't think of anickname
    Used to be pretty good
    I used to enjoy listening but last episode was a call to action on politics. Started pushing green new deal!
  • Heartbroken in New York
    Part of the problem.
    Downplaying the use of single-use plastic is a great way to make me never listen to this podcast again.
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