Katie and Neil discuss another entertainment option- musical theater! They don't always agree and that's just fine.
Katie and Neil offer up some celebrity sotrytime options- open to all ages! You don't need to be a kid to want to be read to.
Katie and Neil chat about about a gigantic internet library. Check out some books if you're looking for something to do! The Open Library Project can be found here: openlibrary.org
Katie and Neil discuss candy, dogs, and Tom Hanks.
Katie and Neil discuss a new record holder for highest altitude mammal. And yes, canonically, Fievel was Jewish. (It's like... a large part of the plot.) Check out more about the new champion mouse here: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2020/03/mouse-found-atop-volcano-highest-altitude-mammal/
Katie and Neil discuss a free online course from Yale that explores personal happiness. Here is the link if you'd like to check it out: https://www.coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-being
A brief update on the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of InSight on Mars.
A slight deviation from our regularly scheduled podcast; a few ideas on things we can do to help our community even if we're not feeling super communal.
Another installment of Wiki Woman! Read more about the Apgar score here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apgar_score
Pulled from the archive, legislation in the Philippines had new requirements for teens to graduate high school. And to add some clarity, it looks like this bill has passed in the congress, but is still working through the senate.
From the archives, the beach from "The Beach" is closed to tourists. As an update, a ton of great progress has been made in Maya Bay. The Thai government is looking to reopen the bay to visitors, but limiting the number of people to potentially half of what numbers once were.
Katie and Neil discuss Aldi's commitment in the 2020s.
We love space, Mars, rovers, citizen scientists, and names here at the The Good News Podcast. This episode has all of those things!
Katie and Neil discuss some California trees that are now protected for future generations!
Katie and Neil share multiple pieces of great news about ?uestlove and discuss dream high schools.
Katie and Neil discuss a new exhibit at the DuSable Museum in Chicago.
Another installment of Wiki Woman! Here is a link to Esther Duflo's TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/esther_duflo_social_experiments_to_fight_poverty?language=en
Katie and Neil discuss Jimmy Carter's most recent batch of solar panels.
Katie and Neil discuss a scientific study exploring what a pooch loves most.
Katie and Neil take a look at what their names might sound like and look like to someone with Synesthesia.
Katie and Neil chat about one of Katie's all-time favorite TV moments (hint: it's Julia Child!).
Katie and Neil share good news about snacks for bacteria.
Katie and Neil share an update on the Voyager probes. They're all good, great even!
Katie and Neil share good news about bees and the budding cannabis industry in North America.
Katie and Neil share some good news about revived dates out of Israel. Here is a link to the trailer of the documentary Katie is talking about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANUPINHT5dI
Another installment of Wiki Woman! Check out the links below for even more info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wangari_Maathai https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanjira_Mathai
Katie and Neil share good news about a dog getting reunited with it's owner.
Colleen and Neil share a repeat from a Super Bowl of yore. This is STILL an excellent idea.
Colleen and Neil share a story about soup for bees from a while back.
Colleen talks to her husband David and kiddo Fiona about why they love to roller skate. Fiona also gets mad and tells her mom to stop podcasting.
Colleen and Neil share an episode fro m the archive about a kind connection made over eBay.
The Countryman's have been married over 40 years, they met roller skating when they were 9 years old.
Colleen's five-year-old Fiona is really into roller skating. Colleen went along on Saturday morning and met some of the folks at Fleetwood Roller Rink.
Big changes in France over single-use plastic.
Colleen and Neil share some nutso news about lightening our impact on the planet. Turns out going vegan is nearly synonymous with going green.
Neil shares the celebration of dogs connected to Diwali and his thoughts on dogs in public spaces. TLDR: Check with Neil first before bringing your dog to a public location.
Are you so tired of Colleen going on about self-compassion, too bad.
Neil and Colleen reflect on 2019 about some of the great things that happened.
Colleen and Neil discuss good news about a cool new rice and share some new foods they'd like to see on the market.
Colleen and Neil share some good news from Finland where a model for helping others is yielding benefits.
Colleen and Neil share a repeat episode with some tips to stay happy even in the cold. Happy New Year!!!