Happy Maybe Podcast: The Backstory and How You Can Get On Board
In early 2023 my good friend Nikita and I decided to create a new podcast dedicated to understanding and unpacking the idea of happiness.
At the risk of sounding banal as heck, happiness matters because it makes life enjoyable. It's the good stuff that keeps us going, and by understanding what makes us happy, we can find ways to add more of it to our daily lives.
Nikita and I met in New York City about 5 years ago at a rooftop party. It didn't take long for us to uncover shared interests, forming a connection that sustained over time.
At that point, I was just starting to dip my toes into a nomadic lifestyle, spending a significant part of the year in NYC. Nikita and I often found ourselves exploring spiritual seminars, yoga classes, and personal growth events, both together and on our own.
We were both searching for answers, striving to navigate the challenges of city life. Despite our busy schedules and not always having the chance for face-to-face meetings, we managed to maintain our connection, even meeting up in unexpected places around the world a few times.
Our recorded conversations aim to explore the concept of happiness and its significance in our lives. What exactly makes us happy? What makes us distressed?
While we are not academic psychologists, we spend enough time philosophizing about this topic to be useful to the community.
The Journey of Self-Fulfillment
In a free-form format, we discuss the challenges and complexities of finding happiness. We explore different perspectives and theories on happiness. A key component of this pursuit is self-reflection and personal growth.
Our Podcast Format
Although we aspire to, we don’t have a specific agenda. Nikita has a burning topic, and I dive in to help him navigate. It’s not uncommon to switch roles. In a way, it’s akin to a therapy session or a circling meeting.
As hosts, we are as similar as we are different. We have a computer programming background and like nerdy things. We are curious and open-minded. I may appear to have more creative outlets, while Nikita is more analytical. We’ll let our listeners decide.
How The Podcast Can Help You
Whether intentionally or accidentally, we hope to offer guidance and support to listeners in their pursuit of happiness.
We will mention our favorite books on psychology, self-development, and spirituality, suggest meditation practices, and briefly review our favorite media sources.
Where to Listen
Here is the link to our website www.happymaybe.com.
You can go directly to Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, or Yandex.Music to hear it and follow for new episodes.
We invite you to engage with us. Feel free to reach out with your queries or suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know if you want to be a guest on our show.
I appreciate you taking the time to read this and listen to our podcast. We hope you will stay with us for a ride of self-discovery and happiness.