The Good News Podcast

The Good News Podcast

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The Good News Podcast is your daily reminder that not all news is bad, produced by Cards Against Humanity..
Meet these adorable dogs
Dec 11 • 8 min
Colleen and Neil present some descriptions of really great dogs at One Tail At A Time dog rescue. Quick go adopt a dog!
Londoners Tapping for Charity
Dec 10 • 5 min
We get introspective in a story about a new way to help those in need.
Zuri
Dec 7 • 6 min
In this episode, Colleen interviews the founders of Zuri, a Kenyan dress company.
Sinatra The Houndini
Dec 6 • 3 min
A tale about a pupper that escaped and had some journey.
Toilets and Wombats
Dec 5 • 3 min
Some special news about toilets and new findings about wombats.
Ear Hustle
Dec 4 • 5 min
Colleen loves the podcast Ear Hustle, and she gushes about it for 4 minutes.
Mosaic Lost, Mosaic Found
Dec 3 • 1 min
Find out what happened to a long lost mosaic that has recently been recovered.
Kitty Cat Meow
Nov 30 • 3 min
A cat-lovers dream job is posted on the Internet and the world cheers.
A Great Twitter Reconnect
Nov 29 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil talk about childhood besties and share a story about two friends reconnecting years later.
1 Billion $$$
Nov 28 • 2 min
Hansjörg Wyss is donating $1 Billion dollars to save the planet and that is cool.
InSight Has Landed!
Nov 27 • 3 min
More good news coming our way from Mars! NASA has successfully landed a new rover on the red planet.
Wiki Woman: Mary Anning
Nov 26 • 2 min
Today we’re sharing some info about Mary Anning- an English fossil hunter! (Sorry about the sound quality, we weren’t able to get into the studio like we normally would!)
Run Love Run
Nov 23 • 2 min
Two wins, love and running a marathon. Listen to find out.
Thanksgiving, get thankful
Nov 22 • 5 min
Happy Thanksgiving for the GNP
Ikea Double Trouble!
Nov 21 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil share some good news straight from everyone’s favorite Swedish retailer!
Thailands Beaches and Thailand’s Sharks
Nov 20 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil talk about a beach and Thailand that is making a recovery.
One Tail At A Time
Nov 19 • 7 min
Love dogs? Then you better hear this.
‘Za
Nov 16 • 4 min
‘Za as in Pizza, need we say more.
UPS Goes Green With Bikes
Nov 15 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil chat about a green development at UPS.
FL Votes No On Galloping Greyhounds
Nov 14 • 2 min
Colleen and Neil mull over a new amendment that has passed in FL.
Pee Pee Bricks
Nov 13 • 2 min
Colleen and Neil share some exciting news about a new technique to make pee pee more useful.
Truman
Nov 12 • 10 min
Truman is a giant St. Bernard, and he is alllllll love. We hope this episode brings you all the good feels.
October Books, Southampton, UK
Nov 9 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil discuss a bookstore that had a bunch of books to move and the help of volunteers to do it.
Election Diversity !yay!
Nov 8 • 3 min
Join us as we celebrate all the diversity of elected officials in the Midterms. Good work happened but we still have a long way to go.
The Power of Palau
Nov 7 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil share MORE good news about the island nation of Palau.
We Heart Bikes
Nov 6 • 6 min
Our friend talks about bikes and we love it!
A Moment for Opportunity
Nov 5 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil update listeners on the status of Opportunity on Mars.
Library Looks
Nov 2 • 5 min
Need to borrow a tie for that first interview or maybe you need a bag that looks just a little more profesh’? Riverside New York Public Libary is piloting a new program for young people to check out some clothing and accessories while on the job search.
Starbucks Signing Store
Nov 1 • 2 min
Colleen and Neil discuss a new Starbucks opening in Washington DC built to better serve hearing impaired customers.
Kitty PJ Jam
Oct 30 • 2 min
We all make mistakes… meowwwww
Three Good Smalls
Oct 29 • 2 min
Just some fun and happy facts to start your day.
Talking Tables
Oct 26 • 4 min
Need a friend? Looking for a chat? There are new talking tables at select Sainsbury’s supermarkets in the UK that are open for sittin’ and chattin’.
More Emoji! 2019, The Year of the Waffle
Oct 25 • 8 min
Colleen and Neil share another chunk of their conversation with Jeremy Burge from the Emojipedia
Wiki Women: Lillian Moller Gilbreth
Oct 24 • 2 min
Today we’re pleased to share the story of Lillian Moller Gilbreth, as suggested to us by a listener.
Maori Thrash and Maori Moana
Oct 23 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil share some good news about the Maori language.
Emoji πŸ˜‘
Oct 22 • 9 min
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Edgar Allen Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart
Oct 19 • 13 min
For this episode, Neil reads Poe’s famous story for all those ghouls and goblins who enjoy a good Halloween scare.
Wiki Women: Annie Edson Taylor
Oct 18 • 3 min
Today we’re pleased to share the story of Annie Edson Taylor, as suggested to us by a listener.
Good Will Writing
Oct 17 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil discuss an author in Dublin who has a story that sounds a little bit familiar.
Mushrooms and Bees
Oct 16 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil share news about about some potential new bee medicine.
Mailbox Shares
Oct 15 • 3 min
We love or listeners and sometimes they email or leave a voicemail. On today’s episodes we share some of the latest messages.
T. Swift
Oct 12 • 3 min
Taylor Swift Instagram a message, the people listened and now A LOT more folks are registered to vote.
Science!
Oct 11 • 2 min
There was BIG news last week on about a few Nobel prizes in science and Cards Against Humanity is helping girls reach their STEM dreams.
Turkey’s Meow Park
Oct 10 • 2 min
Colleen and Neil chat about a cat city in a Turkish city.
Balloon Animals
Oct 9 • 4 min
What’s your happy place? Neil and Colleen track down a listener and dish.
Music Dreams
Oct 8 • 6 min
Following your dreams usually means lots of struggle; but there’s good news, dreams can come true!
We Love Bikes
Oct 5 • 7 min
Happy Friday!! We are just loving on bikes this episode.
The Bermuda Triangle: Well Designed
Oct 4 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil talk about an award winning piece of life saving design.
And The Hult Prize Goes To…
Oct 3 • 7 min
Colleen and Neil discuss this year’s Hult Prize finalists and winner.
Lego Kismet
Oct 2 • 6 min
Many lovely examples of kismet and a turtle gets a second chance.
clap.spoil.item
Oct 1 • 9 min
Neil shares a new way of thinking about maps and addresses.
Día de los Muertos
Sep 28 • 4 min
Because Fall is here and October is days away.
Wild Horses
Sep 27 • 5 min
The outer banks had a tough couple of weeks with an “incredibly big and incredibility wet” hurricane. But there’s good news.
Little Free Library πŸ“šπŸ€“
Sep 26 • 7 min
Colleen shares some good news about itty bitty free little libraries.
Coming In Fast
Sep 25 • 4 min
Neil and Colleen discuss a recent marathon winner and complain about the length of a full marathon but they are also in awe of Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge who crush the record.
Happy happy foods
Sep 24 • 7 min
Colleen and Neil share 5 happy foods. Do you have a happy food? Tell us!!
The Palau Pledge
Sep 21 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil discuss tourism and passports on the island of Palau.
Wiki Ladies
Sep 20 • 5 min
Neil and Colleen continue to share the Wiki good news as well as some women forward entries. (repeat)
Prescription Roller Coasters
Sep 19 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil discuss kidney stones, roller coasters, and relative urethra sizes.
Rio’s Museu Nacional, Digital Phoenix
Sep 18 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil discuss the recent museum fire in Brazil and the attempt to save digital copies of some of the museum’s exhibits.
Tixels
Sep 17 • 5 min
Very cool technology happening that’s helping blind and visually impaired people interact in the digital world.
Milk Delivery Nostalgia
Sep 14 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil share good news about milk delivery in the UK.
Miles4Migrants
Sep 13 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil talk with a co-founder Seth about Miles 4 Migrants. Looking for something to do with all your airline miles, we’ve got just the ticket.
Robots In Your PIPES
Sep 12 • 8 min
Neil shares some good news about robots. Bleep boop bop beep
Mature-Aged People Werkin’
Sep 11 • 6 min
The Great Barrier Reef Recovery
Sep 10 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil share some good news about the Great Barrier Reef.
Youths Media
Sep 7 • 5 min
Outcast Youth Media comments on words such as gay, queer and what stereotypes these words provoke.
More Words
Sep 6 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil share some listener shared words!!! Also, Colleen hopes to be nacreous someday and Neil is grossed out.
P.A.M
Sep 5 • 3 min
Sweden is doing something very smart…… again……. so boring. But we can’t throw shade it’s actually a good idea.
Dusty Ol’ Mars
Sep 4 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil chat about the weather on Mars and how it’s affecting our friend Opportunity.
πŸ¦†Ramp
Sep 3 • 7 min
Happy Labor Day!! Here is a story about ducks.
Sudsy at School
Aug 31 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil discuss a school’s new laundry room.
Words, words, words
Aug 30 • 5 min
What’s your favorite word? Neil and Colleen talk about words and meaning and it’s uplifting.
NYU Medical School Is Doing Something Cool!
Aug 29 • 4 min
Ever considered going to medical school, but just couldn’t stomach the price tag. Well, we have good news from NYU.
Animal Crackers, Roaming Free
Aug 28 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil share some cookie news. No more cages for your favorite crackers!
Books! πŸ€“πŸ“–
Aug 27 • 5 min
Colleen read a book this summer.
Four Day School Week
Aug 24 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil chat about a school in Colorado switching over to a four day week.
Pool Time 🐢🐢
Aug 23 • 4 min
Colleen shares a childhood myth, and good news out of Denver, CO.
Attend the Tale of Bonnie the Bovine
Aug 22 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil share a story about a very lucky, very friendly cow.
Science Is Trying to Fix Plastic
Aug 21 • 3 min
Fiona tells Colleen what she wants to be when she grows up & the new science of plastic.
New Trees and Saving Trees
Aug 20 • 2 min
Two separate countries are addressing the health of their environment in two powerful ways.
S. Williams
Aug 17 • 4 min
Colleen finds a thing on the Internet that isn’t terrible and she reflects on being a mom.
The United Kingdom of Cats
Aug 16 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil talk about the reintroduction of a UK big cat.
Save The Airpod. I ❀️NYC
Aug 15 • 2 min
Listener Andrea Coleman sends us a voicemail and a very happy and good news story. The folks of NYC 1, sewer grate 0.
Animals In Service
Aug 14 • 7 min
Colleen and Neil chat about service friends of all shapes and sizes.
Voicemail Jokes
Aug 13 • 3 min
Neil and Colleen share listener voicemail jokes. We love our listeners!!
Lemon-Aide Law
Aug 10 • 7 min
Colleen and Neil, with guest host Warren, chat about a new law hitting the books in New York.
Gilligan’s Puppies
Aug 9 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil, with special guest Warren, chat about some a lovely island surprise.
Social Media Saves a Tortoise
Aug 8 • 3 min
Social does good and saves a tortoise. Two medium sized kids tell us the tale.
I Promise
Aug 7 • 4 min
Colleen shares some news you’ve probably heard but it’s still very good news. So listen and be nice about it.
Keepin’ It In the Fish Family
Aug 6 • 5 min
Neil shares a piece of good news about an iconic fish market in the West Coast. Can you guess which iconic fish market I might be talking about…..? Great now go listen to the episode.
A Positive State of Mind
Aug 3 • 8 min
Colleen and Neil listen to a great story about visualizing your goals from a friend of the show, Meredith Stepien.
Eurovision: The Passion, The Fire
Aug 2 • 9 min
Colleen and Neil wrap up their discussion with Lauren about her love of Eurovision.
Eurovision: Some Background
Aug 1 • 8 min
Colleen and Neil talk with Lauren about the Eurovision Song Contest. Today, we’re just getting the basics, tomorrow we’ll talk more!
Trala
Jul 31 • 6 min
Can you learn how to play the violin from an app. YES YOU CAN! Colleen and Neil talk with two founders of the app Trala and they are very cool.
Micro Good News #5
Jul 30 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil chat about some good news coming out of the animal kingdom recently.
Do you wan to save a Castle? Of course you do.
Jul 27 • 8 min
Neil talks about crowdfunding and doesn’t yak. Colleen listens and adds comments where appropriate.
Life Tips
Jul 26 • 6 min
Colleen shares some life tips. I hope everyone really benefits from these tips.
Art Damaged - The Stories
Jul 25 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil continue their discussion with Christopher and Casey about Art Damaged, their forthcoming book. Today, we try our hand at some re-enactments.
Art Damaged - The Book
Jul 24 • 7 min
Colleen and Neil talk with Christopher Schreck and Casey Hudetz about a book they’re putting together called Art Damaged. The name says it all…
Pinheads Unite (Repeat)
Jul 23 • 7 min
Colleen and Neil brush off an oldie, but a goodie- Pinball is a craze that folks just cannot quit!
A Very Fine Proposal
Jul 20 • 5 min
Neil and guest host Jo chat about an intricate grocery wedding proposal out of the big apple.
Emmy, By Any Means Necessary
Jul 19 • 6 min
Neil and guest host Jo gab about some good news rolling down from the Hollywood Hills.
Full Fat Dairy: The Whole Truth
Jul 18 • 7 min
Neil and special guest host Jo Feldman chat about good news coming from the dairy world.
Venezuela’s Crypto Coin
Jul 17 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil discuss a new crypto coin out of Venezuela.
Fast facts, so faassssst
Jul 16 • 3 min
Colleen shares some fun facts, they are also fast facts. Do you know what a group of jellyfish are called? You don’t?! Listen to find out.
Catalogs, Gone4Eva or Here2Stay?
Jul 13 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil talk Toys R Us and the future and past of catalogs.
White Rhino Come Back
Jul 12 • 4 min
Neil and Colleen share some good news about a possible Northern White Rhino comeback and they also talk about hashtags.
Pickpocket Hero πŸ’…
Jul 11 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil talk about a woman doing amazing work to help the pickpocket problem in Barcelona.
Good Water Conservation News
Jul 10 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil share some good water news and chat showers.
HuffPost Happy
Jul 9 • 5 min
Neil and Colleen share a website site pick you/me up!!
A New York State of Love
Jul 6 • 5 min
Neil and Colleen share a really great piece from the New York Times Magazine; it’s about love. We need a little more love, right? The answer is always yes.
A More Xcessible Xbox
Jul 5 • 4 min
Neil and Colleen talk about a more accessible way to play video games.
Show Up Girls
Jul 4 • 7 min
Colleen and Neil talk with the founder of Show Up Girls, an organization using improv to help improve confidence in adolescent girls.
Un-Belize-ably Good News
Jul 3 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil share some good news about a rebounding reef.
020
Jul 2 • 6 min
Repurposing and reusing the iconic red London phone booths. Neil and Colleen are just too excited about this.
Micro Good News #4
Jun 29 • 1 min
Another mini-blast of good news!
Sweater Summer
Jun 28 • 10 min
Sam Barsky knits the best sweaters. For summer he’ll even do a summer knit tank top.
Hopeful
Jun 27 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil sit down with Alison of the Studs Terkel Radio Archive to hear another gem from the Studs Radio Archive.
Best Most Favorite Happy Song
Jun 26 • 7 min
Can a song make you happy? Colleen and Neil discuss.
Fur-Friends
Jun 25 • 4 min
Neil and Colleen are back with Friendshipping hosts Jenn and Trin, with a very important question. Are our pets friends and if so how?
Studs, again 🀘
Jun 22 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil sit down with Alison of the Studs Terkel Radio Archive to hear another gem from the Studs Radio Archive.
Haircuts4Homeless Part 2
Jun 21 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil wrap up their conversation with Brennon about Haircuts4Homeless and find out what’s coming up next.
Haircuts4Homeless Part 1
Jun 20 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil speak with Brennon Jones about his personal take on charity.
Micro Good News #3
Jun 19 • 2 min
Colleen and Neil share some short science news with everybody.
Studs
Jun 18 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil talk to Studs Terkel expert, Allison. Who’s Studs Terkel? Shame on you. Listen to find out.
Slingin’ Ritas
Jun 15 • 6 min
Colleen Loves Sea Turtles
Jun 14 • 4 min
Micro Good News #2
Jun 13 • 1 min
Colleen and Neil offer up another teency little reminder that the world is still pretty great.
Grown People Friends
Jun 12 • 6 min
Trin and Jenn of the Friendshipping podcast are back with us! Making friends as an adult can be rough, let’s talk about it.
What’s That You’re Listening To?
Jun 11 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil discuss Neil’s imagined versus real favorite kind of music.
Good Friendshipping News
Jun 8 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil ask the tough questions to the Friendshipping podcast hosts Jenn and Trin. What does friendship mean to you?
Micro Good News #1
Jun 7 • 1 min
Colleen and Neil test out an even shorter version of TGNP- let us know what you think!
Cornbread
Jun 6 • 5 min
Sharing audio from BigShed media all about Cornbread. Yummmmmmm
The CAH Science Ambassador Scholarship
Jun 5 • 7 min
Colleen and Neil chat about a scholarship and congratulate the winner.
Pedal Power
Jun 4 • 7 min
Neil and Colleen bike Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive and LOVE IT.
NASA Research- FREE FREE FREE
Jun 1 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil talk about NASA research and dig into a recent study.
Things you can recycle. Surprise!
May 31 • 3 min
Guess what!? There are so many things you can reuse or recycle that I bet you never even thought of. Check out today’s episode for some tips.
All ages show
May 30 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil mispronounce a name— but more importantly, they talk about continuing to learn in your golden years.
Sunken Treasure
May 29 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil discuss sunken treasure and patrons of the arts.
Low Power FM
May 28 • 4 min
The best news about the Low Power FM, get weird with us.
Fog Catcher
May 25 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil talk about Moroccan water collection.
A More Xcessible Xbox
May 24 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil talk about accessible design and a new video game controller.
Good Green News
May 23 • 8 min
More good news about green space in urban areas
Lego Love
May 22 • 7 min
Do you love Lego, I mean really love Lego. Neil’s brother Peter loves lego and it’s a very powerful and positive part of his life.
Duck Ramp
May 21 • 7 min
Good news for DC baby ducks.
Fiona the Hippo
May 18 • 5 min
A human Fiona talks about a hippo Fiona. It’s cute— don’t a grump.
Subway Soccer
May 16 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil talk about sports finding a spot in the lives of commuters and kids in Atlanta and maybe Chicago.
Slurpee Life Saver
May 15 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil talk Slurpees- fave flaves, new flaves, the whole shebang!
Poll Dumb and Happy
May 14 • 7 min
Colleen and Neil have David Pinsoff back in the studio to talk up the Pulse of the Nation poll findings. Would you rather be smart and sad or dumb and happy?
Another’s Trash, Another’s Treasure
May 11 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil talk about trash, garbage, and refuse.
Choo Choo! Teens Get Tickets!
May 10 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil talk about a program to encourage teens to explore. They also play a train game. Choo choo!
Love, again
May 9 • 7 min
Because Neil says we should be celebrating love every. damn. day.
Humpback baby whales
May 8 • 4 min
Humpback baby whales are making a comeback! Plus Neil and Colleen share a fun whale sound website.
Short Story Vending Machines
May 7 • 6 min
There are vending machines out in the world that spit out short stories. They are wonderful. Hear more about them in this episode.
Teeny Tiny
May 4 • 7 min
Neil interviews Katie about something she loves very very much, very very tiny things.
Gumshoe
May 3 • 4 min
Recycled chewing gum is being used in a new and exciting way. Where do you put your chewed gum?
A Half Birthday with a Guest Host
May 2 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil talk about half birthdays with a guest host from another Good News podcast.
Arranged!
May 1 • 8 min
Colleen and Neil chat with Nashra Balagamwala the creator and designer of Arranged! A game that hopes to provide women with creative ways to avoid their own arranged marriages as well as empower them to not be afraid to pursue things such as an education,…
Sam Barsky
Apr 30 • 10 min
Colleen and Neil talk with Sam Barsky, a textile artist. He knits amazing sweaters. Search him on Instagram you gotta see these sweaters.
Foggie Dormitory
Apr 27 • 6 min
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.
Camp Tales
Apr 26 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil share a student produced segment sharing pranks and smooches from summer camp.
John Legend glows
Apr 25 • 7 min
Neil and Colleen continue their conversation with Renee Albrecht-Mallinger. Renee shares a story about a night she bumped into a famous person and blew it! Or did she? Listen to find out….
Tell Your Story
Apr 24 • 9 min
Neil and Colleen chat with Chicago storyteller Renee Albrecht-Mallinger about telling a great story.
Scotland’s Magic Mushrooms
Apr 23 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil talk about mushrooms being put to work in Scotland’s Caledonian Forest.
Pinheads Unite
Apr 20 • 7 min
Colleen and Neil delve into the world of wizards- pinball wizards.
Apple and Google Go Green
Apr 19 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil chat about the renewable energy reports released by our Silicon Valley overlords.
The Kids are Alright’ and They’re Getting S**t Done
Apr 18 • 2 min
Kids are saving the Amazon, plus fun facts about the Amazon!
Clean Beach & Turtles Come Back
Apr 17 • 5 min
The GNP shares good news that layers like an onion.
Pulse of the Nation: Farts
Apr 16 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil talk with David Pinsof about the Cards Against Humanity Pulse of the Nation Poll. Specifically, about toots.
Was Alexander the Great gay?
Apr 13 • 7 min
OutCasting youth participant Lucas explores how the meaning and social significance of homosexuality have changed and why it may not be appropriate to label as gay historical figures who had same-sex relationships.
Hurdles (repeat)
Apr 12 • 7 min
A youth media classic. RadioActive youth producer Angela Nguyen shares a story about high school senior overcoming hurdles both literally and figuratively.
Outer Space Cat Lunchbox
Apr 11 • 5 min
Have you ever done something to support a friend or family member? This episode Colleen and Neil share a story about an uncle and an outer space cat lunchbox.
Antarctica Plants
Apr 10 • 4 min
Neil and Colleen talk about growing food ON THE MOON!
Wake Up Lazy Bones!
Apr 9 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil chat with Rebecca, a lawyer who has recently returned to coding to fix something that had been bothering her.
Dia de los Muertos
Apr 6 • 4 min
The GNP shares some stories from Texas Folklife producers. They worked with Martin Middle School students on a series of short radio stories. These stories cover a full range of school folklore and community heritage. This story is about The Day of the…
Cuento de Tamales
Apr 5 • 3 min
Texas Folklife producers worked with Martin Middle School students on a series of short radio stories. These stories cover a full range of school folklore and community heritage. This story is about Tamales…..hmmmmmmm Tamales
Itchy and Scratch Off
Apr 4 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil talk about a lotto winner and the curse of wealth.
🐯🐯🐯
Apr 3 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil share some good news about tigers.
Heavy Metal Cheese
Apr 2 • 4 min
A cheesemonger in New Zealand plays heavy metal to his cheese, listen and find what happens.
Backyard Brains
Mar 30 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil discuss even MORE ways that backyard time is the best time.
Good News Wiki, Again!
Mar 29 • 5 min
Neil and Colleen continue to share the Wiki good news as well as some women forward entires.
Voicemails!
Mar 28 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil share listener voicemails!!
Bees Comeback 🐝
Mar 27 • 3 min
The bad news there’s been a significate blow to the bee population in recent years. The good news they are starting to make a small comeback!
Ice cream /n/ a frozen treat
Mar 26 • 4 min
Youth producers Nathan Friend and Irene Noguchi of KUOW’s RadioActive Youth Media share with you a story about your favorite frozen treat.
Jokes part 2 (repeat)
Mar 23 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil share listener shared jokes.
Save the Ocean Shoes
Mar 22 • 3 min
Colleen shares some good news about Adidas bringing awareness to saving our oceans. Plus whale sounds.
Carlos Arturo Torres Part 2
Mar 21 • 5 min
Part 2 of Carlos Arturo Torres
Carlos Arturo Torres
Mar 20 • 9 min
Carlos Arturo Torres a product designer born in Columbia he shares his story with Colleen and Neil. Please enjoy part one.
The Bright Side Is…
Mar 19 • 7 min
Colleen and Neil speak with Melis Sönmez- the founder of Bright Side. She tells us what Bright Side is and how it got started.
Lego Goes Green
Mar 16 • 5 min
Lego is using a greener plastic- that’s great news! Colleen and Neil chat Lego and talk with Peter, Neil’s brother, who is a Lego master.
Cornbread
Mar 15 • 5 min
On today’s episode, we are revisiting a Good News Podcast favorite. Big Shed audio shares an audio postcard from a cornbread—- that’s right, cornbread— festival in Tennessee.
Backyards Have A Superpower
Mar 14 • 9 min
The University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ph.D. candidate Carly Ziter, tells Colleen and Neil the best news about how much impact your tiny itty bitty backyard can have on our planet.
Abdul-Basit Hassan
Mar 13 • 7 min
KUOW’s RadioActive Youth Media youth reporter Zubeyda Ahmed shares a powerful and universal story about her dad.
Suitcase Degas
Mar 12 • 5 min
Neil and Colleen chat about an art heist in France.
The Simpsons
Mar 9 • 4 min
Neil and Colleen talk about a thing they found on the internet about how weird faces look on the Simpsons when they face front.
Hospital Magic
Mar 8 • 9 min
Colleen and Neil talk with Andrew Knox a Chicago-based actor who uses some of his gifts and talents to help kids feel just a little bit better
Thrift Store Artistry
Mar 7 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil talk about their fave artists, and Neil interviews Julie Meridian who has been working on a cool project “finishing” pieces that she finds in second hand stores.
Battery Pow Pow
Mar 6 • 6 min
Neil and Colleen talk innovations in battery power thanks to Elon Musk. They also go on a tangent on how nice and/or crazy Elon Musk may or may not be. Also NDT please come on our show.
Black Panther Part 2
Mar 5 • 9 min
Lisa Beasley joins us again as we continue our conversation about Black Panther. In this episode Lisa talks about some of her favorite characters, and how might this move impact youth black youth in America.
Black Panther: The Movie
Mar 2 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil talk with Lisa Beasley about Black Panther and why, what, and how much she loves it.
Girl Scout Cookie Selling Genius
Mar 1 • 6 min
Neil and Colleen dish about some smart moves a girl scout made to get those cookies SOLD!
Baby Hippo
Feb 28 • 5 min
Three-year-old Fiona talks about a baby hippo also named Fiona.
The HAPPIEST song in the world
Feb 27 • 7 min
Neil and Colleen talk about what songs make them very very happy. Then they share the song which has been scientifically proven to make you feel happy.
Show Up Girls
Feb 26 • 7 min
Colleen and Neil talk with the founder of Show Up Girls, an organization using improv to help improve confidence in adolescent girls.
A Positive State of Mind
Feb 23 • 8 min
Colleen and Neil listen to a great story about visualizing your goals from friend of the show, Meredith Stepien.
Mr. Rogers
Feb 22 • 4 min
Mr. Rogers stamps and pen pals!! Listen to find out more.
SmartBroom
Feb 21 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil talk about new technology in the sport of curling. Neil can’t say “stroke rate” without laughing.
Snowball blast
Feb 20 • 4 min
Snowball vending machine…. need we say more? (A dollar gets you one a single ball “hand packed by real Minnesotans.)
Lasers
Feb 19 • 4 min
Cutting-edge laser technology reveals a whole new world. Colleen and Neil and discuss the perfect job for a fish and this episode contains laser sounds so, you’re welcome.
Team Starkid Blasting Off Again
Feb 16 • 7 min
Colleen and Neil talk with Team Starkid members Meredith and Brian about getting creative and staying creative.
Heathcare +
Feb 15 • 2 min
The world’s largest healthcare initiative, “Modicare”. Listen to find out more.
πŸ’– Love πŸ’–
Feb 14 • 7 min
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
Feb 13 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil chat rockets, aliens, and heroes.
HBD Darwin
Feb 12 • 8 min
In celebration of Charles Darwin’s birthday, we bring you a story from two young women scientists from the Galapagos.
Hurdles
Feb 9 • 7 min
Radioactive youth producer Angela Nguyen shares a story about high school senior overcoming hurdles both literally and figuratively.
Vampire Facial
Feb 7 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil talk about a blood donating champion and learn about a vampire facial first hand.
Sex Education Works
Feb 6 • 4 min
Guess what!? Babies having babies is at an all-time low. The Centers for Disease Control reports that teen pregnancy is down.
Jammin’ Syncro
Feb 5 • 3 min
A crew of teenage girls are vying to be Jamaica’s first synchronized swimming team.
Neil’s Lovely Lady Lumps
Feb 1 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil talk about some good news they found in the NEWS!
Job Robots
Jan 31 • 5 min
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
Jan 30 • 4 min
Good news about cancer and an educational rap… win, win.
‘Za
Jan 29 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil talk about preserving the art of pizza making.
Paying Food Forward
Jan 26 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil discuss two restaurants with two great ideas about how to get food to those who need it most.
Family is Family
Jan 25 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil share a story from youth producer April Reyes.
Pee-pecrite
Jan 24 • 7 min
Colleen and Neil break down a pee in the shower poll.
The World Got a Little Better in 2017: Part 2
Jan 23 • 2 min
Colleen and Neil revisit the Vox article and talk about the different ways the world became a slightly better place in 2017.
LPFM
Jan 22 • 4 min
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
Jan 19 • 7 min
Two Chicago improvisers, Kevin and Nick, perform in the studio for Colleen and Neil.
Sea Turtles
Jan 18 • 4 min
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
Jan 17 • 5 min
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 πŸ’–
Jan 16 • 3 min
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
Jan 15 • 5 min
Neil and Colleen share more listener provided jokes. It’s a hoot!
All Your Jokes Are Belong To Us
Jan 12 • 7 min
We asked, you delivered! An episode of jokes submitted by listeners. We’re big fans of jokes… huge fans even.
Forgiveness
Jan 11 • 3 min
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
Jan 10 • 4 min
New Year’s resolutions waning. Can’t get off the couch? Today’s episode might give you some extra inspro.
Cornbread!
Jan 9 • 5 min
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
Jan 8 • 7 min
Neil interviews Katie about something she loves very very much, very very tiny things.
Bikes and Roses
Jan 5 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil discuss biking and honking. Neil interviews a program director for a Chicago non-profit.
Dream Big, Young Wrestler
Jan 4 • 7 min
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?!
Jan 3 • 7 min
Neil chats with a prof about a new way he’s embracing Wikipedia as a teaching tool and helping nonprofits. Huzzah!!
AA
Jan 2 • 6 min
Student producer Alex Arata shares a story about an unlikely safe haven from her childhood.
Balloon animals
Dec 29, 2017 • 4 min
What’s your happy place? Neil and Colleen track down a listener and dish.
Good news from Toronto
Dec 28, 2017 • 4 min
A listener recently sent us an email and that made this episode possible.
Cardboard Rocket Ships (repeat)
Dec 27, 2017 • 5 min
An oldie but a goodie, Colleen and Neil talk to kids about what they’d build out of cardboard.
Clownin’
Dec 26, 2017 • 6 min
Neil talks to a very smart clown.
Carols by Katie
Dec 22, 2017 • 5 min
Neil’s wife is Jewish but she loves singing Christmas carols— even if she doesn’t know the words.
If it’s yellow, let it mellow
Dec 21, 2017 • 8 min
Cards Against Humanity staff member Holly Chernobyl shares some easy tips on how to live and consume more sustainably.
principal power
Dec 20, 2017 • 3 min
Public education in America could use a shake-up, maybe Principle Hamish Brewer is the guy to do it.
Yoga Dogs
Dec 19, 2017 • 7 min
Colleen talks to a Dan Borris, photographer, and creator of Yoga Dogs.
catcade
Dec 18, 2017 • 4 min
An arcade plus cat recuse…. do we need to say more.
A 4-Point Plan
Dec 15, 2017 • 3 min
Neil and Colleen talk about a 4-point plan to help avoid another #metoo generation. Includes an interview with Professor Poco Kernsmith co-author of the plan.
Best By Date
Dec 14, 2017 • 4 min
The pasta sauce in your refrigerator says expired but it smells fine, do you still eat it? Colleen and Neil talk food and sustainability.
NOVA
Dec 13, 2017 • 7 min
Today we chat with Lisa Beasley a co-founder of The Nova Collective, a consulting service that helps companies a build more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces.
Maybe LOVES dogs
Dec 12, 2017 • 7 min
Youth producer Eboni Johnson takes listeners on a journey. Does she like dogs? Does she hate dogs? Listen to find out.
Slingin’ Ritas
Dec 11, 2017 • 6 min
Neil and Colleen chat with a waiter about the proper way to flag down your server in a restaurant
The Eight of Hearts Again
Dec 8, 2017 • 8 min
Australia has legalized same-sex marriage. To celebrate, we talk to a wedding photographer who loves their job. We also chat with a pizza magician, and Neil really gets taken for a ride.
Cardboard Rocket Ships
Dec 7, 2017 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil interview kids to see what they’d like to build out of cardboard.
Episode One: These Are Interesting Times
Dec 6, 2017 • 4 min
Welcome to the Good News Podcast. In today’s story, a Florida animal shelter has an idea that gets more pets adopted into homes. Cards Against Humanity co-creator Max Temkin guests.
Trailer: Welcome to The Good News Podcast
Dec 4, 2017 • 2 min
Colleen and Neil introduce The Good News Podcast, a new show from Cards Against Humanity.