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Exploring the themes of "Ted Lasso" and what happiness and success look like

Hannah Davis on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Thursday, March 16, 2023
Julie Williams
Hannah Davis on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Thursday, March 16, 2023

The third season of Apple TV’s “Ted Lasso” kicked off this week. The comedy series tells the story of a misfit American football coach leading a British soccer team. The show is known for promoting kindness, camaraderie, and optimism.

Season Three explores the theme of happiness and what success actually means. What do we think will make us happy versus reality? We explore that question and the themes of the show with our guests:

  • Jim Allen, associate professor of psychology at SUNY Geneseo, and author of “The Psychology of Happiness in the Modern World: A Social Psychological Approach 
  • Hannah Davis, founding director of Flower City Folk, and professor of practice in RIT's School of Individualized Study
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.