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School of Purpose

Bradley Wright PhD

How do we find our purpose in life? Answering this question is the focus of this podcast. It features case studies of people who have found and lived out purpose, interviews with experts who study purpose, and practical lessons about finding purpose. As we understand how to find purpose, we can have more of it in our lives. Bradley Wright is a professor of sociology who studies meaning and purpose. You can learn more at

Recent Episodes

How Does Being Older Affect Finding Purpose? Mini-Lesson 14.5January 18, 2021 Episode artwork #14: Developing Purpose in College-UConn Honors Student Lily ForandJanuary 13, 2021 Episode artwork Can We Find Purpose Intentionally? Mini-Lesson 13.5January 11, 2021 Episode artwork #13: Using Spiritual Practices to Discern Purpose-Sociologist Jaime KucinskasJanuary 06, 2021 Episode artwork Acting on Purpose without a Destination. Mini-Lesson 12.5January 04, 2021 Episode artwork #12: Identifying Life Purpose as It Starts in Our Childhood-Purpose Coach Holly WoodsDecember 30, 2020 Episode artwork #11: The Power of Reading and Learning in Finding Purpose-Catholic Convert Glenn StantonDecember 23, 2020 Episode artwork #10: Creating a Career with Multiple Sources of Purpose-Literature Professor Julie CyzewskiDecember 16, 2020 Episode artwork #9: How and Why to Act on Purpose-Richard Lopez, Psychology at Bard CollegeDecember 09, 2020 Episode artwork #8: Following Purpose into a Forgotten Form of Art-Faux Bois Sculpturer Diane HussonDecember 02, 2020 Episode artwork #7: From Planning to Be a "Miserable Lawyer" to a Career that He Loves-Nick Copenhaver, an Honors University SeniorNovember 25, 2020 Episode artwork #6: A Life Purpose Statement Unfolding over 50 Years-Bob Turner of The NavigatorsNovember 18, 2020 Episode artwork #5: A Meandering Journey into Becoming a WriterNovember 11, 2020 Episode artwork #4: Uprooting Everything to Pursue Purpose-on a Boat, in His 70sNovember 04, 2020 Episode artwork #3: Lessons in Purpose from Surviving Cancer a Second TimeOctober 27, 2020 Episode artwork #2: Creating a Purposeful, Flourishing Retirement with Compassion InternationalOctober 23, 2020 Episode artwork #1: Learning about Purpose from Lifelong ActivistsOctober 16, 2020 Episode artwork