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Team Starkid Blasting Off Again

Colleen and Neil talk with Team Starkid members Meredith and Brian about getting creative and staying creative.

Heathcare +

The world's largest healthcare initiative, "Modicare". Listen to find out more.

💖 Love 💖

Colleen and Neil talk about love plus we hear voices from wise little humans tellings us their thoughts on love.

Falcon Heavy, Cleared For Takeoff

Colleen and Neil chat rockets, aliens, and heroes.

HBD Darwin

In celebration of Charles Darwin's birthday, we bring you a story from two young women scientists from the Galapagos.


Radioactive youth producer Angela Nguyen shares a story about high school senior overcoming hurdles both literally and figuratively.

Foggie Dormitory

Folks are living longer and thriving, old age becoming more of a conversation. Find out how some designers are addressing how living in our 80, 90, even 100s might look like.

Vampire Facial

Colleen and Neil talk about a blood donating champion and learn about a vampire facial first hand.

Sex Education Works

Guess what!? Babies having babies is at an all-time low. The Centers for Disease Control reports that teen pregnancy is down.

Jammin' Syncro

A crew of teenage girls are vying to be Jamaica's first synchronized swimming team.

Pinheads Unite

Colleen and Neil delve into the world of wizards- pinball wizards.

Neil's Lovely Lady Lumps

Colleen and Neil talk about some good news they found in the NEWS!

Job Robots

Are you worried robots are taking over the world? Or maybe just your job? Colleen and Neil dive deep into a Pulse of the Nation poll asking just those questions.

Cancer on the Decline

Good news about cancer and an educational rap... win, win.


Colleen and Neil talk about preserving the art of pizza making.

Paying Food Forward

Colleen and Neil discuss two restaurants with two great ideas about how to get food to those who need it most.

Family is Family

Colleen and Neil share a story from youth producer April Reyes.


Colleen and Neil break down a pee in the shower poll.

The World Got a Little Better in 2017: Part 2

Colleen and Neil revisit the Vox article and talk about the different ways the world became a slightly better place in 2017.


Low Power FM radio stations are making a comeback in a BIG way. It's sometimes the best kind of weird you can hear.

Fly the Improvised Skies

Two Chicago improvisers, Kevin and Nick, perform in the studio for Colleen and Neil.

Sea Turtles

Learn something new about baby sea turtles. Colleen and Neil have trouble saying a word as well as some advice on what not to do while at the beach.

The World Got a Little Better in 2017: Part 1

Neil and Colleen share some highlights from a Vox article, 9 ways the world got a lot better in 2017, highlighting how the world got just a wee bit better in 2017.

Public Radio 💖

The Good News Show highlights a story heard on WBEZ about a creative and smart way hospitals are helping to house the homeless.

Jokes part 2

Neil and Colleen share more listener provided jokes. It's a hoot!

All Your Jokes Are Belong To Us

We asked, you delivered! An episode of jokes submitted by listeners. We're big fans of jokes... huge fans even.


A story about forgiveness. "All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives." Dalai Lama

Bronx Sole

New Year's resolutions waning. Can't get off the couch? Today's episode might give you some extra inspro.


On today's episode, The Good News Podcast shares an audio postcard from a cornbread--- that's right, cornbread-- festival in Tennessee.

Itty bitty tiny things

Neil interviews Katie about something she loves very very much, very very tiny things.

Bikes and Roses

Colleen and Neil discuss biking and honking. Neil interviews a program director for a Chicago non-profit.

Dream Big, Young Wrestler

Student producer Iridian Fierro talks about dreaming big, wrestling, finding your path and being generally amazing. Also, Neil whispers and gives Colleen the creeps.

Wiki What?!

Neil chats with a prof about a new way he's embracing Wikipedia as a teaching tool and helping nonprofits. Huzzah!!


Student producer Alex Arata shares a story about an unlikely safe haven from her childhood.

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