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In the Habit: Introduction to Changing our Behaviour

Written by: Ash Ranpura, Alice Fraser
Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
Categories: Self-Development, How-to
4.5 out of 5 stars (352 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

How can we change our behaviours? The first step is understanding our habits. For better or worse, habits are the invisible building blocks of daily life. Research suggests that about 40% of what we do is repeated almost daily and yet most of the time we aren’t really aware of what’s happening.

In this series, neuroscientist Ash Ranpura and comedian Alice Fraser deep dive into the science of behaviour change. They want to find out how we can make good habits and how we can break bad ones. Along the way they meet the man who invented the science of habits, talk to a woman trying to change the world through figuring out how to make behaviour change stick and try out some of the latest tricks and techniques designed to help you change your own behaviours.

This is the one series you should have in your headphones if you want to understand how to make positive changes in your life.

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Impressive presentation and informative content

Short , crisp and to the point , it's very well scripted, I love all episodes and specially podcasters performance.

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Nice

I loved the way they both carried it.
Content wise I thought they were things which still could not completely help change habits.
Still good.It reminds you what yours parents told us, in the typical parents way 😀

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very intresting and practical way to build habits.

A must listen for all struggling to shed past habits and want to pick up new positive habits. Explains how we can do the same in a progressive manner.

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A more scientific approach

It was good, the audible was around 2 plus hrs, got some technical approach to change the habits, and am sure it will work..

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Good content and well narrated

Good content and well narrated.
Examples given were apt.
More indepth knowledge sharing would have been more helpful

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Habits and it's Understanding

This was a great production and insight into Habits. Why we fail OR why we succeed in developing Habits

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Small change in habits --> Big impact on life

Nicely described concept of habits, importance of small small change which we can bring in our habits to generate large impact on our life.

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could be better

narration was good. but could have talked about the technique of building will power more rather than other in important stuffs from the examples

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Insightful and pragmatic!

It's very practical and insightful. It helps you understand better about habit development. I really like the voice of both the co-creators, they've made the content interactive and engaging.

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amazing.

One must read power of habit by Charles Duhhig. I listened to this audible while walking or exercising, which helped me in building these habits.

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  • RJS
  • 27-01-19

Wow, really useful.

Really interesting and easy to listen to guide of various evidence based methods and tricks to change bad habits or just make life a bit easier. The presenters made a good team.

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  • Luke
  • 28-01-19

Brilliant narrative by Ash and Alice.

Absolutely loved the narrator's and content was superb. Good bitesize series, light, informative and enjoyable.

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  • Tracy S.
  • 10-03-19

Good info

Lots of good info presented in a fun, down to earth way. The editing kept my attention as I listened to the entire series in one go. I must say that all of the techniques and paths to forming good habits are happening in a regular yoga practice (I’m talking from a philosophical perspective rather than a physical one, although the physical practice is definitely a slice of the whole pie.) For example, baby steps, MEA, hypnosis (well, meditation can be quite hypnotic) are all on the path of practice and repetition, changing samskaras (patterns/ record grooves) and eventually turning in your unwanted habits for the ones that improve your existence. I really enjoyed it. Now, off to fine tune the habits that need reminding. Thanks!

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  • Justyna Zubow
  • 13-03-19

nice to follow sleep with.

intresting but not enough to keep me awake.
lots of intresting information but nothing that would change my life and my habbits.

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  • Mul
  • 05-03-19

Excellent and free

Very well put together, interesting and inspiring. Keen to hear more from these audible series.

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  • Audrey Oliphant
  • 01-03-19

Fantastic

Very very interesting, great structure makes sense of science. Please produce more more more more

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  • Dave
  • 23-05-19

So poorly made can't process the info.

After listening to the sample I was really looking forward to listening to the whole series. I just about got through the first episode but the second episodes started just as bad and was clearly getting worse. The two main presenters seem to love their voices far too much. They would be playing a snippet of an interview and then randomly complete the interviewers story themselves. This was so blatant and frequent that I couldn't even to assess the information which was being given.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-03-19

Great

Easy to listen to, enjoyable, good music background, useful information, very fluid in discussion. Would reccomend.

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  • paul halford
  • 25-02-19

Habit forming

some really sound idea's to go away and put into practice. looking forward to hearing the rest

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-11-19

Nice and chill

Very cute narration, with good baseline advices and ponters. A good look at habit formation trough practical and historical view

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  • Yulia
  • 13-05-19

Great series

Really interesting series to listen. I learnt many useful tips through this audio show. Highly recommend! It’s fun, easy to listen to on the go, in the car or anywhere

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-08-19

Fun and Educational

Great series!!! Engaging funny and relatable.
Great resources given you just need to listen, and it’s a reality life experience not talking but doing.
Cheers Sonya

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  • Jessica
  • 25-08-19

This really got me thinking

The approach to the topic was genuine and the banter between the narrators was relatable. Admitting that you have a bad habit is hard, and finding the right way to overcome or change it is difficult. I've had a really bad habit for a while, but after listening here I am ready to tackle it. The multiple perspectives on this topic helps to see a problem from every angle.

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  • Ms Tracey C Hemley
  • 23-06-19

Wow. so much behind seeing habits

I'm really inspired now to look at my day and how I can include habits I want to have. How to slowly slot them in in my schedule.

also inspired to look at what I have wanted to achieve for a while, like learning my ukulele and how to do it.

This was an amazing, life changing audible.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-11-19

loved it!

i loved this podcast. you guys work so well together and its a great topic! learnt alot! please do more together!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-09-19

Very helpful

My only bother is that sometimes the female sounds more like a news reader than like shes on a podcast. Very helpful in itself though

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  • Melina Wedin
  • 15-03-19

amazing

amazing content, definitely helped me as a person wanting to quit smoking and exercise more

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-08-19

Entertaining and Informative

Easy listening and thought provoking, Ash and Alice make learning fun, keen to listen to more of the series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-07-20

Concise, educational and enjoyable

Loved how quick, digestible and interesting these were. Actionable tips in every episode, plus sufficient recognition that not all of it is effective by itself or immediately.

Only complaint is in the first few episodes, some sentences are spliced together between the hosts and interview quotes, which always feels quite disjointed.

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  • IanA
  • 08-07-20

An entertaining overview

The two speakers are really good - clear, thoughtful, funny, intelligent.

The structure and content are well chosen and the interviews spaced throughout are informative and entertaining.

All up, definitely recommended!