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Hospital Sounds, Repeat

From the backlog, a story about the sounds at the hospital and the people trying to make them better.

Atlanta Hawks Alley-oop to Voters

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...)

Mississippi Flag, Dolly Parton, and Paleta Retirement

Three pieces of good news- great bang for your podcast buck!

Lego Braille Bricks, Repeat

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/

Elephant Sweaters, Repeat

From the archive, elephants in India get some chic outerwear for colder temperatures.

Hummus: Dirt Helper, Repeat

From the archive, good news about everyone's favorite dip: hummus!

Juneteenth!

The Good News Podcast is celebrating Juneteenth with voices other than ours.

City Bees Pt. 1, Repeat

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 and an App

An update on the show and an app to check out

Goodbye, I love you

Colleen's farewell episode. She shares a few of her favorite clips from episodes from the past three years.

Monuments and Tennis Balls

Colleen and Neil share good news about the removal of Confederate monuments and the chewing of tennis balls.

Books on fire (the good kind of fire not the burning kind)

Colleen and Neil take a look at what's topping major bestseller lists and it's encouraging.

A Time to Listen

Check out https://www.joincampaignzero.org/ for more information and insight on police violence.

Crew Dragon Is Go For Launch

SpaceX and NASA have successfully launched, orbited, and docked Bob and Doug.

Hawaiian Library Return, Repeat

Colleen and Neil share a kind tale from the archive about a library and a very considerate patron.

Selfie Panda

There is a giant piece of art that Colleen and Neil chat about. Can you guess what it is?

Panda Head

Panda are very very cute and they are big heads and this really helpful when they climb trees.

Birds Described

Good news about birds. I will not bury the lede. 10 new birds were described in 2020. Listen to find out more

San Diego's Newest Addition

Colleen and Neil share good news near and dear to Colleen's heart.

Read A Book: On Lighthouses

Bookseller Joe of Chicago's Volumes Bookstore and cafe tells us about a nonfiction book called On Lighthouses by Jazmina Barrera.

The Newest Gerber Baby

Colleen and Neil share good news about the newest member of the Gerber baby club.

Devon's New Beavers

Colleen and Neil share new beaver news. If you're on the lookout, you can always find beaver news.

Balloons Everywhere

A small business in Chicago, Luft balloons is thriving and spreading beautiful cheer.

The streams are flowin' in CA

Good news! For the first time in 10 years California is drought free

New Sheriff in Town

Colleen and Neil share a story that's both good news and sweet justice.

Moroccan Literacy Gains

Colleen and Neil discuss a big bump in our lifetime in Moroccan literacy.

More Books

We chat with Joe a bookseller Volumes Bookstore and Bookcafe in Chicago about a certain smelly book he's reading...

Books Books and Books

We chat with Rebecca co-owner of Volumes Bookstore and Bookcafe in Chicago about what books she's reading

Amabie

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.

Paris: Bike City

Colleen and Neil discuss Paris' fast tracked plan to get more people on two wheels.

911 Homework Emergency, Repeat

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.

Box Fish

Colleen finds an article in the New York Times Science section about fish shaped like a box.

Prickles the Tasmanian Sheep

Colleen and Neil share a tale about a sheep that's finally come home.

Zebra + Donkey = Zonkey

Neil shares cute news about a donkey and a zebra.. awwwww

Moon Crater Telescope

Colleen and Neil discuss a new potential (or... hypothetical) piece of scientific equipment up on the moon.

Mighty Mini Munchers

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 Quick Stories

Three shorty snippets of good news. All your favorites: magnets, pandas, renewables.

Daft Punk feat. Andrew Lloyd Webber: Bonus, Mini-episode

Sharing some good news that has a pretty niche audience... just me, Neil. Watch the whole reference video here: https://youtu.be/bQ269uka-VU

Pixar Prizewinners

Some good news for Pixar papas- they're getting an award and a million!

Broadway Delivered

Katie and Neil discuss another entertainment option- musical theater! They don't always agree and that's just fine.

Celeb Storytime

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.

A Great Internet Library

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

Cadbury Easter Pup

Katie and Neil discuss candy, dogs, and Tom Hanks.

Fievel Goes Up!

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/

Yale's Happiness Class

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

An InSight Update

A brief update on the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of InSight on Mars.

Simple Ways to Help in this Crazy Time

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.

Wiki Woman: Virginia Apgar

Another installment of Wiki Woman! Read more about the Apgar score here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apgar_score

Philippine Teens on Team Tree, Repeat

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.

Thai Sharks, Repeat

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.

Aldi's Pledge

Katie and Neil discuss Aldi's commitment in the 2020s.

New Mars Rover, New Name, Same Excitement

We love space, Mars, rovers, citizen scientists, and names here at the The Good News Podcast. This episode has all of those things!

A Sequoia Success

Katie and Neil discuss some California trees that are now protected for future generations!

Questlove's Quests

Katie and Neil share multiple pieces of great news about ?uestlove and discuss dream high schools.

The March: VR

Katie and Neil discuss a new exhibit at the DuSable Museum in Chicago.

Wiki Woman: Esther Duflo

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

Jimmy Carter and His Solar Panels

Katie and Neil discuss Jimmy Carter's most recent batch of solar panels.

What Doggies Love

Katie and Neil discuss a scientific study exploring what a pooch loves most.

Names as Colors and Colors of Names

Katie and Neil take a look at what their names might sound like and look like to someone with Synesthesia.

Julia Child Brought To Tears

Katie and Neil chat about one of Katie's all-time favorite TV moments (hint: it's Julia Child!).

Beer Water

Katie and Neil share good news about snacks for bacteria.

Voyager 2 Infinity and Beyond

Katie and Neil share an update on the Voyager probes. They're all good, great even!

Cannabis and Cannabees

Katie and Neil share good news about bees and the budding cannabis industry in North America.

Best Date of Your Life

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

Wiki Woman: Wangari Maathai

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

Missing Pooch on Vacation

Katie and Neil share good news about a dog getting reunited with it's owner.

Snowball Vending Machine, Repeat

Colleen and Neil share a repeat from a Super Bowl of yore. This is STILL an excellent idea.

Mushrooms and Bees, Repeat

Colleen and Neil share a story about soup for bees from a while back.

Roller Skating Part 3

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.

VCR Connection, Repeat

Colleen and Neil share an episode fro m the archive about a kind connection made over eBay.

Love and Fitness at the Roller Rink

The Countryman's have been married over 40 years, they met roller skating when they were 9 years old.

Fleetwood Roller Rink

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.

France single use plastic use

Big changes in France over single-use plastic.

Going Vegan, Going Green. VERY Green.

Colleen and Neil share some nutso news about lightening our impact on the planet. Turns out going vegan is nearly synonymous with going green.

Dog party + Neil thoughts

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.

Colleen Talks about Self Compassion again

Are you so tired of Colleen going on about self-compassion, too bad.

Hello 2020! Some wins of 2019

Neil and Colleen reflect on 2019 about some of the great things that happened.

Golden Rice

Colleen and Neil discuss good news about a cool new rice and share some new foods they'd like to see on the market.

Finland's Homelessness Decline

Colleen and Neil share some good news from Finland where a model for helping others is yielding benefits.

Cold Weather Happiness, Repeat

Colleen and Neil share a repeat episode with some tips to stay happy even in the cold. Happy New Year!!!

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