Because conversations can be healing.
House Calls with Dr. Vivek Murthy is a podcast hosted by the 21st U.S. Surgeon General. In each episode, Dr. Murthy and his guests explore how they navigate the messiness and uncertainties of life to find meaning and joy. By sharing openly what’s on our minds and in our hearts, we can find strength and healing through connection.
- podcastDo you want to improve your mental and physical health? Join the 5-for-5 Connection Challenge!
- podcastIn the face of our youth mental health crisis, happiness professor Laurie Santos offers simple but powerful changes that can help students (and all of us) be happier.
- podcastThis gem of a conversation continues on the power of music, especially in lonely times.
- podcastThe Nation’s Doctor and the legendary cellist talk about the power of music and how it brings meaning to being human.
- podcastJust like the air we breathe and water we drink, we need to connection to survive. Baratunde Thurston shows us how being in nature matters to our ability to connect with each other and to ourselves.
- podcastWhat does it mean to create a chosen family?
- podcastNobody likes to feel anxious. But when approached with curiosity, anxiety can actually be a positive.
- podcastThe Surgeon General’s long-time mentor offers wisdom on how we can help heal each other.
- podcastLife is bittersweet. Embracing this can bring comfort and solace.
- podcastWe’re all hungry for connection. Chef José Andrés shares how connection has always been at the heart of his love of food.
- podcastRainn Wilson opens up about his spiritual journey and his path to connection.
- podcastAs we face an epidemic of loneliness as a country, how might we better understand how and why men and boys are disconnected?
- podcastHow do you show up for your friends? In this deeply personal conversation, Dr. Murthy and his friends share how they help each other move through life’s ups and downs.
- podcastReal connection relies on real listening. Judy Woodruff offers a journalist’s perspective on how understanding others starts with listening.
- podcastAre you worried about your teen’s mental health? In this episode, Dr. Lisa Damour and the Surgeon General discuss many of the questions on parents’ minds and the concrete ways adults can help adolescents.
- podcastHow can we find our way through our darkest times? For Eric Nam, a voiced loved by millions around the world, he found his answer in being honest & vulnerable.
- podcastLoneliness is an experience so many of us have. What can we do about it in our everyday lives?
- podcastOur culture of striving for more can undermine our happiness. But if we think of happiness as a skill, we can bring more joy into our everyday.
- podcastHow do you experience stress? Dr. Rangan Chatterjee offers perspective on different types of stress and lessons learned from helping his patients find happiness.
- podcastIn a world that can feel uncertain and pressured, this episode is a pause to ask what stories we tell, about ourselves and the world, and to think about what gives each of us a sense of meaning in our lives.
- podcastHow is your relationship with your phone (or other devices) affecting your health and well-being? Listen to hear how Surgeon General and Catherine Price, science journalist and author of “How to Break Up with Your Phone,” explore this big question.
- podcastHope is an essential part of our lives. “What gives you hope?” is the question Dr. Murthy and his guests explore in this special episode of House Calls.
- podcastmeditationFeeling stressed? Mindfulness can help. Here is the fifth of 5 short meditations, led by Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.
- podcastFriendships don’t just happen – they take effort. How can we make and keep up strong platonic relationships?
- podcastmeditationFeeling stressed? Mindfulness can help. Here is the fourth of 5 short meditations, led by Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.
- podcastFriendships are so powerful they can help you live longer. How can we make and keep friends?
- podcastmeditationFeeling stressed? Mindfulness can help. Here is the third of 5 short meditations, led by Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.
- podcastChange is a part of life. Sometimes it’s something we plan for, other times it’s unexpected. How can we handle it?
- podcastmeditationFeeling stressed? Mindfulness can help. Here is the second of 5 short meditations, led by Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.
- podcastmeditationFeeling stressed? Mindfulness can help. Here is the first of 5 short meditations, led by Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.
- podcastAnxiety feels bad, but when approached in the right way, it can actually help us achieve our goals. It starts with getting curious about our anxiety.
- podcastIn an era taken hold by polarization, argument, and competing for attention, how can we have meaningful conversations? Fred Dust plants the seeds for the talks we want to have.
- podcastHurricanes, drought, forest fires, floods. Even when things feel hopeless, there are ways we can respond to the mental trauma of worsening natural disasters.
- podcastNo more time outs and sticker charts. Dr. Becky Kennedy, the “parent whisperer,” teaches us to raise our kids through connection, not consequences.
- podcastLife is bittersweet. Embracing this can be bring comfort and solace to losses in our life.
- podcastWhat do you do when who you want to be and who the world tells you to be are different?
- podcastDo we understand what makes us happy? And if we do, can we make ourselves happier? The answer might surprise you.
- podcastBefriending your own awareness means you can feel at home in the present moment. It’s the key to being alone without being lonely.
- podcastAt the root of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s practice of mindfulness is befriending ourselves to take advantage of the full repertoire of being alive.
Father Greg Boyle offers wisdom for us all on how we can emotionally navigate past anger and bridge divides. And why he believes “kindness is the only non-delusional response to everything.”
Christian Robinson grew up drawing the life he wanted to live on paper. As an adult and celebrated artist, it’s the reverse -- Robinson infuses his children’s books with narratives and illustrations from his life to help young people understand their own lives and feel they matter.
Kate Bowler’s sudden cancer diagnosis upended her world. Angry with losing the life she had created, she had to forge a new type of strength —learning to lean on others.
Whether he’s cooking dinner for his family or feeding the world, José Andrés opens up about using the power of food to build connection and community.