From the archive, a story of a found fortune and helpful hands.
Ikea is committing to being a more circular business model.
Little Free Libraries are making some positive and welcoming changes for those friendly community libraries.
Machu Picchu welcomed it's first and only visitor in months. One lucky(?) tourist got the whole place to themselves.
A new method to unwind and relax from the Netherlands!
In this repeat, we're sharing good news about a store that's a bit more welcoming to the deaf and hard of hearing community. Since this episode first aired, more of these stores have opened- there are now five in total around the world!
Magawa is a brave rodent saving lives every single day. Go Magawa!
Enzymes we've covered previously work better together- teamwork makes the dream work!
From the archives, an interview with Amy Cesal who uses a children's toy to make data more accessible for adults.
From the backlog, a story about unexpected outdoor diners in Paris.
Three lil' short pieces of good news- bees, BPM, and ballots!
Sometimes helping the environment requires yanking out a noxious weed- Hawaii nailed it!
From the archive, babies are so very, very smart.
Paying it forward... or is this really paying it backward?
Kids are making big corporate change at one of our favorite toy companies.
Nandi Bushell and Dave Grohl have been in an EXTREME drum solo competition- and we get to hear the awesome results!
From the archives, a study about creativity and video games.
Three bits of good news about this upcoming US election season.
An eccentric candy factory owner is starting a treasure hunt to find gold tickets around the country. Sounds... familiar?
From the archive, good news about rats driving tiny little cars and what it teaches us about learning.
Good news about an app in Finland that is trying to give citizens a better idea of their carbon footprint and reward them for using less.
With guest host Molly, good news about skateboarding in real life and the digital world.
Good news for our feathered friends! And an update on more NBA provided polling places come November.
An update to this story: Kiss did play this concert... but, no sharks ended up showing up! Frankly, I find that rude.
Four short pieces of good news- everything from fashion to flora!
An exciting update- Ecosia just recently announced that they've planted 100 MILLION TREES! Think about trying a new search engine and planting a tree or two in the process.
A second chunk of an interview with Brian Hare, co-author (along with Vanessa Woods) of Survival of the Friendliest. Great news- he's got some recommendations on making the world a friendlier place!
Part 1 of a conversation with the co-author of Survival of the Friendliest, Brian Hare. He and co-author Vanessa Woods have written a GREAT book about human evolution and how it pays to be friendly.
Twins, who married twins, are simultaneously expecting. The more I think about this good news, the more my mind gets turned inside out.
A new TGNP segment! To brighten your day, this segment asks guests "what is something you love?" Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you love or want to tweak it!
Three short pieces of good news: Lego, love, and llamas.
A potential new law in Germany would dim lights to brighten the future for bugs in the country.
Tumani, a gorilla, needs some help getting ready for her upcoming child. So she's got a doll.
The latest installment of Wiki Women! Today, a Nepali entrepreneur who went from baron to button boss!
The Crew Dragon capsule makes a return- it's a big deal. The two astronauts are back on solid ground safe and sound. (Sorry for the crummy audio on this episode!)
In honor of the successful launch of NASA's newest rover, an archive episode explaining how the (awesome) name was chosen.
Good news about an ongoing experiment trying to shrink the wealth gap between the poorest and richest. And a conversation about a personalized monthly basic income.
Those classic, red phone booths in England are now much more likely to be anything but a phone booth nowadays.
A heartwarming tale from the archive about some kids solving a mystery WAY better than the Scoob and the gang.
From the archive, good (bad?) news about what cats understand and memorable pet names to encourage adoptions.
A story of love and loyalty from an animal that normally gets a bad reputation.
A champion fundraiser is getting knighted for his hard work for the benefit of health care workers.
Good news from the realm of conservation- birds back from the brink and wolves keeping elk in check.
After way (way) too long, a certain football team will soon announce an upcoming name change.
Pooch parcel deliveries in Colombia- sign me up!
Extremely good news for any comic strip fans out there- The Far Side is back!
A short, but sweet story about a helpful friend from the archives.
From the backlog, a story about the sounds at the hospital and the people trying to make them better.
Some good voting news for... maybe the first time? (Also, sorry about the title- I was really struggling to come up with a good basketball themed title...)
Three pieces of good news- great bang for your podcast buck!
From the archive, a very cool, very LEGO, very accessible project. The bricks are now rolling out around the world- go check them out: https://www.legobraillebricks.com/
From the archive, elephants in India get some chic outerwear for colder temperatures.
From the archive, good news about everyone's favorite dip: hummus!
The Good News Podcast is celebrating Juneteenth with voices other than ours.
From the archive, the first part of our conversation with Mary Nisi about starting up your very own bee colony in the city.
An update on the show and an app to check out
Colleen's farewell episode. She shares a few of her favorite clips from episodes from the past three years.
Colleen and Neil share good news about the removal of Confederate monuments and the chewing of tennis balls.
Colleen and Neil take a look at what's topping major bestseller lists and it's encouraging.
Check out https://www.joincampaignzero.org/ for more information and insight on police violence.
SpaceX and NASA have successfully launched, orbited, and docked Bob and Doug.
Colleen and Neil share a kind tale from the archive about a library and a very considerate patron.
There is a giant piece of art that Colleen and Neil chat about. Can you guess what it is?
Panda are very very cute and they are big heads and this really helpful when they climb trees.
Good news about birds. I will not bury the lede. 10 new birds were described in 2020. Listen to find out more
Colleen and Neil share good news near and dear to Colleen's heart.
Bookseller Joe of Chicago's Volumes Bookstore and cafe tells us about a nonfiction book called On Lighthouses by Jazmina Barrera.
Colleen and Neil share good news about the newest member of the Gerber baby club.
Colleen and Neil share new beaver news. If you're on the lookout, you can always find beaver news.
A small business in Chicago, Luft balloons is thriving and spreading beautiful cheer.
Good news! For the first time in 10 years California is drought free
Colleen and Neil share a story that's both good news and sweet justice.
Colleen and Neil discuss a big bump in our lifetime in Moroccan literacy.
We chat with Joe a bookseller Volumes Bookstore and Bookcafe in Chicago about a certain smelly book he's reading...
We chat with Rebecca co-owner of Volumes Bookstore and Bookcafe in Chicago about what books she's reading
A recent public service announcement from Japan's health ministry shares a creature from 19th Japanese folklore to help bring hope in the fight against COVID-19.
Colleen and Neil discuss Paris' fast tracked plan to get more people on two wheels.
Colleen and Neil pull this episode out of the archives- sometimes you need some help with homework and there is only one number to dial.
Colleen finds an article in the New York Times Science section about fish shaped like a box.
Colleen and Neil share a tale about a sheep that's finally come home.
Neil shares cute news about a donkey and a zebra.. awwwww
Colleen and Neil discuss a new potential (or... hypothetical) piece of scientific equipment up on the moon.
We're talking plastic today. More specifically, some new tools we might have to break down some of our tons and tons of plastic.
Three shorty snippets of good news. All your favorites: magnets, pandas, renewables.
Sharing some good news that has a pretty niche audience... just me, Neil. Watch the whole reference video here: https://youtu.be/bQ269uka-VU
Some good news for Pixar papas- they're getting an award and a million!
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!!!