This Makes Me Happy

This Makes Me Happy is a podcast about people and what makes them happy. Each week we’ll talk to a new guest about a topic that brings them joy. We’ll learn a little about the person, their subject, and why it makes them happy. This Makes Me Happy Podcast is hosted by Bernardo Margulis, Principal and Art Director for This Makes Me Happy, a design studio focusing on branding, typography, and patterns.
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Dec 19, 2016

Brendan talks to us about volunteering in Nicaragua, minimizing his time on social media while traveling, and why traveling makes him happy.

Dec 12, 2016

Thomas talks to us about how he got into type, what it was like to be Josh Darden’s first apprentice, and why people make him happy.

Dec 5, 2016

Ben shares thoughts on being a middle child, memories of pretending to be an ice cream cone in dance class, and why writing makes him happy.

Nov 28, 2016

Jason tells us how detoxing from social media changed his life, about Insta-Coffee-Hobbes, and why sharing life with his girlfriend, Caroline, makes him happy.

Nov 24, 2016

This week we are celebrating Thanksgiving in the US. It is a long-standing tradition to go around the room saying what we are thankful for. We gave this tradition a new twist: Team Happy is sharing what we are thankful for this year.

Nov 14, 2016

We're going through tough times, but we can't be divided. Let's stick together and make the wold better.

Nov 7, 2016

Ryan tells us about how awesome it feels to see his family at the finish line of a bike race, the dad life, and why storytelling makes him happy.

This episode is one in a two-part conversation. Tune in to HiRes ( to hear the second part where Ryan and I talk about my career. Episode drops November 8th.

Oct 31, 2016

Rob shares his goal of meeting ten thousand people, his experience rubbing elbows with big-shot entrepreneurs, and why adventure makes him happy.

Oct 24, 2016

Shirley tells us why she started making jams, how to make the yummiest grilled cheese, and why making people laugh makes her happy.

Oct 17, 2016

Nataly shares her journey towards finding joy, letting go of the fear of painting, and why creativity makes her happy.

Oct 10, 2016

Anthony talks to us about his passion for helping others, shares the story behind Roar for Good, and fills us in on why he believes we choose our happiness.

Oct 3, 2016

Yael Grauer shares why she doesn’t always use cute puppy terminology, coffee shops, and why her husband makes her happy.

Sep 26, 2016

Rob tells us about his career change in 2015, how his in-the-moment outlook has changed his life, and why just being makes him happy

Sep 19, 2016

Bearj tells us about his decision to leave teaching after 28 years, overcoming negative tendencies, and why choosing happiness makes him happy.

Sep 12, 2016

Kristina tells us about her love for hosting parties, why she’s so passionate about bringing back the art of entertaining and the reasons why cooking and writing make her happy.

Sep 5, 2016

Phil talks to us about traveling throughout Australia, the out of the box ways he likes to meet people and why crocheting hats in the shape of food makes him happy.

Aug 29, 2016

Bernardo goes rogue at the Philadelphia Podcast Festival and talks to impromptu guests about tater tots, wrestling, and the things that make them happy.

Aug 22, 2016

Christina talks to us about her dream library, why she can’t get behind an e-reader, and why books make her so gloriously happy.

Aug 15, 2016

Maggie talks about living all around the world, doing kind things for others and why people make her happy.

Aug 8, 2016

Warren talks to us about the importance of following your passion, the reasons he didn’t become a doctor on a small island and why helping create a sustainable world makes him happy.

Aug 1, 2016

Fabiana tells us about her fitness journey, how she rarely passes up on french fries and why her family makes her happy.

Jul 25, 2016

In this week's episode, I share the lessons I've learned so far after 20 conversations about what makes different people happy.

Jul 18, 2016

Maria tells us about her love for dessert, her fulfilling career, and why her children make her happy.

Jul 11, 2016

Jocelyn talks about welcoming new folks to Lancaster, finding balance, and the very many amazing things that make her happy.

Jul 4, 2016

Maggie talks to us about how becoming a mother has changed her creative process, her love for color, and why all things visual make her happy.

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