The Good News Podcast
The Good News Podcast
The Good News Podcast is your daily reminder that not all news is bad, produced by Colleen and Neil.
The Big Apple Big Bird Bill
Dec 13 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil share good news about NYC and the birds therein.
Humpbacks Are Back
Dec 11 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil share some good news about rising humpback whale numbers in the wild.
Eight Year Old Author
Dec 9 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil share more news about child geniuses. Smart kids are always good news.
Bermuda Triangle, Repeat
Dec 6 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil chat about the very well designed water filtration device, the Bermuda!
Dec 4 • 6 min
We are sharing some good news about thoughtful and intresting programs in prisions.
Dec 2 • 11 min
Tips and action on how to help improve your connections and friendships.
Eat Your Veggies, Repeat
Nov 29 • 7 min
Colleen and Neil share some good news about your Thanksgiving leftovers.
USPS Letters to Santa
Nov 27 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil talk about traditions, letter writing, and the giving of gifts.
Nov 25 • 6 min
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon prove that boys and girls understand and learn math equally the same.
Harmonica Pete Brings The Heat
Nov 22 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil share audio of Harmonica Pete doing what Harmonica Pete does best.
More Great Tiny Home News
Nov 20 • 7 min
Colleen and Neil share more great news from from the world of tiny housing.
Queer Masquerade Ball
Nov 18 • 6 min
Chicago Parks District holding a homecoming experience for the LGBTQ Chicago youth and we think that’s amazing
Youngest Grad In The World
Nov 15 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil share the tale of the world’s newly crowned youngest degree holder.
Wiki Woman: Diane Havlir
Nov 13 • 3 min
Another episode of WikiWomen!! Diane Havlir is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of the HIV/AIDS Division at the University of California, San Francisco.
WikiWomen Lois Ellen Frank
Nov 11 • 2 min
Another WikiWomen episode, please meet Lois Ellen Frank, an American food historian, cookbook author, photographer, chef, culinary anthropologist, and educator.
Hospital Magic, Repeat
Nov 8 • 9 min
Colleen and Neil replay an interview with Andrew Knox who volunteers some of his time doing maaaaaaagic.
Everest is Taking out the Trash
Nov 6 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil share good news about a problem that has been piling up on the tallest mountain.
Nov 4 • 6 min
Guess how young kids can count? You’ll have to listen to the episode to hear what researchers have found
Lunch Room Blues
Nov 1 • 8 min
A new way to do lunch!
Drone Search, Drone Found
Oct 30 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil share more good drone news (which is apparently something Neil does… a lot).
Rats on the Road
Oct 28 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil share good news about some new rat skills to be on the lookout for.
Oct 25 • 9 min
McDonald’s in Sweden are lovin’ on their bees
Oct 23 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil are re-airing an interview with the founders of Trala, a Violin practice app. Since we talked to them, their app has been doing great- they have excellent reviews and the consensus is it really can help you learn to play!
Los Angeles Gets Plantin’
Oct 21 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil share good news about trees sprouting up in LA.
Ocean Cleanup Update
Oct 18 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil share an update about a story that we’ve been following since the early days of The Good News Podcast.
Cali Kid Detectives
Oct 16 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil share a very Stranger Things-esque tale about kid detectives helping to solve a mystery.
2 Million $$$$
Oct 14 • 5 min
A man makes a smart investment in a Chicago area business and turns it into trees.
Even more on….. (drumrollllll).. algae
Oct 11 • 5 min
Oct 9 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil share good news about shark music.
Pods of the Potomac
Oct 7 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil share news about some returned guests in the Potomac River.
Fiona Shares Good News
Oct 4 • 4 min
5- year old Fiona shares some goods news and it’s unbelievable but super good. She also talks a lot about food.
Studs Terkel and Buckminster Fuller
Oct 2 • 4 min
Today’s episode is a bit of sound art. Chicago great Studs Terkel interviews innovator Bucky Fuller. Listen and feel inspired.
Toilet Innovations and Wombat Factoids, Repeat
Sep 30 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil share an archived episode about toilets and wombats. If you haven’t yet, watch the new Bill Gates documentary on Netflix. It’s super interesting and toilets feature prominently!
A New Kind Of Walking Tour
Sep 27 • 5 min
Nonprofits in Europe of helping to empower the homeless population by training them as walking tour guides.
Self Compassion! Try it! It’s Fun!
Sep 25 • 10 min
Colleen’s on a journey of self-compassion. On this episode, she shares some tips and how you can be kinder to yourself.
Friendly Floridian Remedies Reptile
Sep 23 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil share a little tale of a captain helping a logger head.
Wiki Women: Kimberly Bryant
Sep 20 • 3 min
Today we are bringing you another episode of Wiki Women: Kimberly Bryant
Wiki Woman: Vandana Shiva
Sep 18 • 3 min
Neil and Colleen are back with another episode of WikiWomen. Today’s episode features Vandana Shiva, an Indian scholar, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, and anti-globalization author.
Londoners Tap For Charity, Repeat
Sep 16 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil share a story about charitable innovation from England. As an update, to date, almost 35,000 people have participated and raised more than 100,000 pounds to fight homelessness. Check out taplondon.org for more info!
US Water Conservation, Repeat
Sep 13 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil share a repeat episode to keep the theme of good water news rollin’.
Beavers, Seals, Creeks, and Thames
Sep 11 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil deliver some happy news about waterways.
Smart Stick and PSAs
Sep 9 • 6 min
Neil and Colleen share a new innovation that helps the visually impaired; they also share a number of PSAs because why not.
Sep 6 • 7 min
You just have to listen. I don’t even know where to start with a summary.
Billionaires In The Trees
Sep 4 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil share a glimmer of good news from the Amazon. (And the movie I’m trying to remember in here is Baraka)
Solitaire Bear Bear
Sep 2 • 9 min
Happy Labor Day! The Good News Podcast is still here for you. Always and forever.
Seattle News About Drugs
Aug 30 • 5 min
The City of Seattle is trying out a new way to help folks dealing with drug addiction. Jail is not longer the answer.
Ecosia Search - It’s For The Trees!
Aug 28 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil share a new way to search on the internet and plant some trees.
Heathrow’s New Incoming Scanners
Aug 26 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil share more good airport news.
Kitty Cat Meow (rerun)
Aug 23 • 3 min
Two Turtle Tales
Aug 21 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil share two stories involving turtles and the LAW.
SFO Says Bye, Bye Bottles!
Aug 19 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil share news from San Fran about limiting single use plastic bottles.
Aug 16 • 7 min
An episode dedicated to our favorite fruit.
Cat Van Catte
Aug 14 • 8 min
Researchers at the University of Tokyo have made a discovery and guess what is kind of applies to some fun cat names at the Austin Pets Alive!
Kidney Stone Roller Coasters, Repeat
Aug 12 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil replay an episode from the archive about roller coasters, kidney stones, and urethrae.
Aug 9 • 8 min
New rules on energy drinks for kids living in Scotland under 16 — but the real fun of the episode is at minute 5 with a real gem of a story from Neil.
Senior Dogs Saved
Aug 7 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil share good news about a senior dog savior.
Recycled Olympic Medals
Aug 5 • 7 min
Colleen and Neil share news about the Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals.
Four Day School Week Near Denver (Repeat)
Aug 2 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil share an episode from the archive. As an update, this program has been successful in helping the school district attract and keep high quality teaching staff! Nice!!!
Jul 31 • 6 min
The sounds in a hospital, good, bad? Yep, they are pretty bad. Hear what folks are doing to change that.
Best Idea For Those Golden Years
Jul 29 • 6 min
Have you ever thought about what your life might look like in your 60’s, 70s, ’80s and beyond? This episode explores how some people are tackling that very question.
Meoooow Big Cat Love
Jul 26 • 4 min
Cheetahs were lacking confidence in the lovemaking department so Zoos are giving them a dog-friend so they can start to relax and maybe make some wee little baby cheetahs.
Mailbox of Remembrance
Jul 24 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil share a factoid about a mailbox in Japan where you can write letters to deceased loved ones.
Hummus: Tasty and Nutritious (For Dirt Too!)
Jul 22 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil share some good news about our favorite bean dip.
Urban Bees Part 2
Jul 19 • 11 min
Part two or our conversation with Mary Nisi, Chicago been keeper. There is also a direct and unflinching mention of a bee penis.
City Bees Part 1
Jul 17 • 11 min
An interview with Mary Nisi an urban beekeeper. You’ve got to hear this!!
Bee Week 2019
Jul 15 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil are excited to celebrate the first day of The Good News Podcast Inaugural Bee Week 2019!
Hawaiian Library Return
Jul 12 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil share a tale about a library and a very considerate patron.
Joy and Happiness
Jul 10 • 9 min
Colleen and Neil talk about Joy and Happiness. What brings you joy?
Jul 8 • 4 min
R&D at Nestle has created a new candy wrapper that will biodegrade in the ocean in six months. Why, YES! I will have that YES! candy bar.
Moroccan Fog Catcher
Jul 5 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil brush off an episode from the archives, and discuss a project from Morocco that involves grabbing fog to add to the water supply.
London’s Evolving Phone Booths
Jul 3 • 6 min
From the archive, Colleen and Neil talk about exciting and intriguing ways that London is reusing their iconic booths.
Philippine Teens on Team Tree
Jul 1 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil completely agree on a new graduation requirement for the youth of the Philippines.
Full Moon Jam part 2
Jun 28 • 11 min
Colleen and Neil are back for part two of the Full Moon Jam discussion. Did you miss part 1?? Go back and take a listen.
Full Moon Jam Part 1
Jun 26 • 11 min
The City of Chicago sanctions dancing with fire; Colleen and Neil more.
A Dropping Rate of Divorce
Jun 24 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil talk about a dip in the US divorce rate, thanks in part to Millennials. At The Good News Podcast, we identify as Willenials.
Get up and Go Go Fuel
Jun 21 • 9 min
Neil explains a really complicated science around jet fuel and it sounds like good news. We are pretty sure it’s good news.
Yard Work PE
Jun 19 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil share about an alternative PE option in Iowa.
Blood talk + Neil is a Pepsi boy
Jun 17 • 8 min
Get your vegetables
Jun 14 • 7 min
Veggies are edgy.
Three Word Addresses
Jun 12 • 9 min
Colleen and Neil dust off an archive episode: three word maps!
Recycling in Response
Jun 10 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil share some news about the changing recycling landscape and how people are responding to it.
Jun 7 • 7 min
Neil and Colleen talk about pools and blue skies day-dreamin’ And bonus at the very end of the episode, Neil sounds just like Matthew McConaughey.
Get yer pronouns straight
Jun 5 • 6 min
Neil shares some good news from the World Health Organization. Happy Pride Month!
A Very Green Year for the UK
Jun 3 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil share three mini stories with good green news from across the pond.
Passport to Palau
May 31 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil dust off an episode from the archive- some poetry from the passport to the island of Palau.
LEGO Braille Bricks
May 29 • 5 min
The Lego Foundation is releasing LEGO Braille Bricks in 2020. The project hopes to help blind and visually impaired children learn Braille in a fun way!
May 27 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil share a story about the Heimlich maneuver and home alone safety.
Kids Share Facts and it’s F**king Adorable
May 24 • 3 min
A Chicago JK classroom gives us the cutest audio we’ve heard in a long time.
May 22 • 7 min
The London 2019 marathon has a great idea! Water bottles are getting replaced by seaweed water globs. Genius!
May 20 • 7 min
TSA dogs are super cute and that’s ok.
May 17 • 4 min
Colleen brings listeners to a vintage video game arcade (meep meep). You’re Welcome.
May 15 • 8 min
Colleen and Neil rerun an episode about Keanu Reeves and some of the many good things he’s done. He has a new movie coming out because Keanu never stops working.
May 13 • 6 min
Colleen shares some great news about Germany helping refugees find work, this conversation then de-evolves to Colleen mentioning “pod wet”.
Beautiful Botanical Book Bounces Back
May 10 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil share good news about a lost book that has been found.
G O A T
May 8 • 4 min
Innovation on the California firefighting front.
New Yawk City’s Roofs Are Getting Greener
May 6 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil share news about a new New York initiative.
May 3 • 6 min
21st-century marriage talk
Notre Dame Restoration
May 1 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil chat about some of the good things coming out after the fire at Notre Dame.
Hey Four Eyes
Apr 29 • 4 min
Rwanda becomes the first low-income country to provide vision care to ALLL of its citizens free of cost.
Jason Momoa, Plastic Protester
Apr 26 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil discuss GoT, beards, and aluminium.
Good News about Animals 🐘🐯
Apr 24 • 2 min
Tigers are making a come back and China makes a good choice; banning ivory
Drones: Hawaiian Hibiscus Helpers
Apr 22 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil discuss a drone that is finding plants thought to be lost.
Apr 19 • 6 min
A rerun from January, a story about family and Haitian dance culture from KFAI Minnesota community radio.
Apr 17 • 10 min
Neil shares some funky sounds and the pair discover they listen to music very differently.
Apr 15 • 5 min
A throwback to an episode we aired in January, all about termites!
Sit Stay Read
Apr 12 • 6 min
Dogs and kids learning to read in a cuddle puddle. A cuddle puddle.
Apr 10 • 2 min
Three quick facts for you about the planet’s southernmost continent.
Good Earth Tips
Apr 8 • 9 min
Tips to continue to care for Mother Earth.
Apr 5 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil talk about 911, 311, and people helping each other.
Apr 3 • 6 min
Be a hero! Adopt an older dog.
Cat Video Fest
Apr 1 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil talk about another dream job. Meow
Mar 29 • 3 min
The University of Tennessee is doing some good that is gonna save some folks some money, money!
Mar 27 • 4 min
Social media for good? That’s crazy…. smart. Neil tell us about #tashtag.
Donate Your Organs (if you want to)
Mar 25 • 8 min
Can you believe it! Good news about organ donation.
Pads For Dads
Mar 22 • 6 min
Neil tells Colleen about Pads for Dads and Colleen has big dreams for Fiona.
The Crew Dragon
Mar 20 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil ponder the new SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule and it’s recent, successful test flight.
Very most popular jobs
Mar 18 • 10 min
Colleen loves lists and she found a great list about fastest growing jobs that holds some good news.
The Undiagnosed Diseases Network
Mar 15 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil talk about the common cold and more exotic sicknesses.
Mar 13 • 6 min
Another installment of Wiki Women— highlighting women’s entries on Wikipedia. This episode architecture.
Gigantic Elephant Sweaters
Mar 11 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil check out some humongous sweaters for pachyderms.
Teeny, Tiny Detroit Homes
Mar 8 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil take a look at some small homes from Detroit.
Mar 6 • 7 min
The Axolotl or also known as the Mexican Walking fish is a salamander that can basically regrow any part of its body!
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, STEM Champion
Mar 4 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil discuss memorabilia and STEM education.
VCR: Very Cool, Right?
Mar 1 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil read a letter from an eBay buyer. It’s kind and heartfelt and good.
How Did The Zebra Get It’s Stripes?
Feb 27 • 5 min
Scientists have finally figured out why a Zebra has stripes!!
Free Market Fun!
Feb 25 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil dissect recent commerce news. Snow plowing commerce and toilet bowl vs. phone commerce.
A Leafier Planet
Feb 22 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil share good news about globally impressive leafiness.
What’s your Atomic Number?
Feb 20 • 7 min
We celebrate the Periodic Table on today’s episode! UNESCO has announced that 2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. Yay!
A Final Goodbye to Opportunity
Feb 18 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil send one final interplanetary goodbye and thank you to the show’s favorite Mars rover.
Tinder 4 Dogs
Feb 15 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil chat about putting the power of swiping to use to help Lithuanians adopt more dogs.
Feb 13 • 7 min
Neil and Colleen share actual good news about the TSA.
Hawaiian Centenarian Cigarettes
Feb 11 • 7 min
Colleen and Neil chat about cigarettes; smoking them, buying them, and avoiding them.
EAT your VEGGIES
Feb 8 • 7 min
Good News! Eating veggies will benefit your mental health. Neil has strong feelings about fruit.
The Whimsical Teddy Bears of Paris
Feb 6 • 4 min
Colleen shares with Neil pictures of teddy bears just going about their daily lives in Paris.
Cold Weather Happiness Tips
Feb 4 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil share some cold weather tips after the recent Chicago polar vortex.
Black Hole Help
Feb 1 • 4 min
Nervous about Black Holes? Don’t be! Scientists are trying to figure out ways to help you not fall in.
More Little Free Ideas
Jan 30 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil discuss more ideas like the Little Free Library.
The Happy Broadcast
Jan 28 • 5 min
The Good News Podcast brings you good news to your ears. Mauro Gatti creator of the Happy Broadcast brings good news to your eyes. Just sit and think. about. that.
The People’s Hero
Jan 25 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil tell the tale of The People’s Hero.
Good Work Guardian!
Jan 23 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil share some good news coming from the UK newspaper, The Guardian.
RISK! Kevin Alison
Jan 21 • 12 min
Creator of the storytelling podcast RISK! Kevin Alison joins Colleen and Neil and talks getting up and telling your truth. What’s your truth?
Happiness Tips for Twenty Nineteen
Jan 18 • 5 min
Using the power of science- Colleen and Neil offer some tips to make this year even happier.
Jan 16 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil open up their email and share some good news that was sent in. Thanks for sending them!!!
Jan 14 • 5 min
A very special episode about an unlikely hero. Also, Neil reads poems and they are AMAZING!
Jan 11 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil share some exciting developments from beavers up ol’ Milwaukee way.
Jan 9 • 4 min
Good things that are happening all over to help reduce the use of plastic.
The Far Side of the Moon
Jan 7 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil discuss new moon developments. What’s going on up there anyway?
2018 - Not So Bad
Jan 4 • 4 min
Colleen shares three pieces of good news that happened in 2018! See it wasn’t a total wash.
Another Returned Painting
Jan 3 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil share a story about another stolen piece of art getting returned to it’s home.
Put A Ring On It…. but no so fast
Jan 2 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil talk marriage and the bennies of waiting till you’re brain is done maturing.
The Good News About 2019 — Podcast Update!
Jan 1 • 2 min
Colleen and Neil talk about what is and is not changing about the podcast in 2019.
New Year, New Renewables
Jan 1 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil share good news coming from the financial realm about renewable energy.
Squad Goals 2019
Dec 31, 2018 • 9 min
Happy New Year’s Eve! Colleen and Neil talk about their 2019 hopes, dreams and goals.
2018 Favorites By Neil
Dec 28, 2018 • 8 min
Neil shares some of his favorite Good News Podcast Episodes from 2018. Do you have a favorite? Let us know!
Colleen’s Favorite Episodes of 2018
Dec 27, 2018 • 9 min
In 2018 we brought the good news, here are a few of Colleen’s favorites. Tomorrow you’ll hear from Neil!
Amy Cesal’s DayDoh Project
Dec 26, 2018 • 7 min
For today’s episode, we connected with Amy Cesal who has been working on a project to make data visualization more fun, more personal, and more colorful.
Carols by Katie: Revisited
Dec 25, 2018 • 5 min
In honor of the holiday, we’re rerunning one of our favorite episodes. Happy holidays and merry Christmas!
Carols by Katie 2: Let’s Get Poppy
Dec 24, 2018 • 7 min
Special guest Katie Klein serenades us with more Christmas songs.
The Drones of Vanuatu
Dec 21, 2018 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil dish on a new drone- one of Neil’s favorite things.
Dec 20, 2018 • 4 min
A tiny pink light is the farthest of all the planets and it’s 11 BILLION miles from the Sun. Think about that.
Dec 19, 2018 • 6 min
KFAI Minnesota community radio reporter Anna Stitt brings us a story about a Haitian dance company in the heart of Minnesota.
Keanu, the Caring
Dec 18, 2018 • 8 min
Colleen and Neil talk about mitzvahs and Keanu Reeves.
Dec 17, 2018 • 5 min
Today we hear from Dixie Treichel, a reporter at KFAI Minnesota community radio. This piece tells the story of Sculptor Sara Hanson who created bio-scenic public art sculptures designed to share images between earthlings and outer space. Also, Colleen has…
Wiki Woman: Fanny Bullock Workman
Dec 14, 2018 • 3 min
Another excellent article about another excellent woman of history!
Bike Messenger Bliss
Dec 13, 2018 • 6 min
We are back talking with bike friend Drew about his time as a Chicago bike messenger.
Jose Andres: Chef and Peace Prize Nominee
Dec 12, 2018 • 4 min
A message of good news from the worlds of disaster relief and gastronomy.
Meet these adorable dogs
Dec 11, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 5 min
We get introspective in a story about a new way to help those in need.
Dec 7, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, Colleen interviews the founders of Zuri, a Kenyan dress company.
Sinatra The Houndini
Dec 6, 2018 • 3 min
A tale about a pupper that escaped and had some journey.
Toilets and Wombats
Dec 5, 2018 • 3 min
Some special news about toilets and new findings about wombats.
Dec 4, 2018 • 5 min
Colleen loves the podcast Ear Hustle, and she gushes about it for 4 minutes.
Mosaic Lost, Mosaic Found
Dec 3, 2018 • 1 min
Find out what happened to a long lost mosaic that has recently been recovered.
Kitty Cat Meow
Nov 30, 2018 • 3 min
A cat-lovers dream job is posted on the Internet and the world cheers.
A Great Twitter Reconnect
Nov 29, 2018 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil talk about childhood besties and share a story about two friends reconnecting years later.
1 Billion $$$
Nov 28, 2018 • 2 min
Hansjörg Wyss is donating $1 Billion dollars to save the planet and that is cool.
InSight Has Landed!
Nov 27, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 2 min
Two wins, love and running a marathon. Listen to find out.
Thanksgiving, get thankful
Nov 22, 2018 • 5 min
Happy Thanksgiving for the GNP
Ikea Double Trouble!
Nov 21, 2018 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil share some good news straight from everyone’s favorite Swedish retailer!
Thailands Beaches and Thailand’s Sharks
Nov 20, 2018 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil talk about a beach and Thailand that is making a recovery.
One Tail At A Time
Nov 19, 2018 • 7 min
Love dogs? Then you better hear this.
Nov 16, 2018 • 4 min
‘Za as in Pizza, need we say more.
UPS Goes Green With Bikes
Nov 15, 2018 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil chat about a green development at UPS.
FL Votes No On Galloping Greyhounds
Nov 14, 2018 • 2 min
Colleen and Neil mull over a new amendment that has passed in FL.
Pee Pee Bricks
Nov 13, 2018 • 2 min
Colleen and Neil share some exciting news about a new technique to make pee pee more useful.
Nov 12, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil share MORE good news about the island nation of Palau.
We Heart Bikes
Nov 6, 2018 • 6 min
Our friend talks about bikes and we love it!
A Moment for Opportunity
Nov 5, 2018 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil update listeners on the status of Opportunity on Mars.
Nov 2, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 2 min
We all make mistakes… meowwwww
Three Good Smalls
Oct 29, 2018 • 2 min
Just some fun and happy facts to start your day.
Oct 26, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 8 min
Colleen and Neil share another chunk of their conversation with Jeremy Burge from the Emojipedia
Wiki Women: Lillian Moller Gilbreth
Oct 24, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil share some good news about the Maori language.
Oct 22, 2018 • 9 min
Emoji are fun but they also give us some cultural insights as well as smooth communications help. What’s your favorite emoji? 🎾🐐 🇧🇲△ 📺🏅 🧛♀️😥 🐭🎫 👂🏃♀️ 🗣⎍ 😊😊🍱 💶👁 🌳🌲 🤣🤣 🍂📖🇬🇧 🦆🛣 💓😜 🤡🎓 💛🚽 🚋⚽️ 🚀🐈 👱♀️🍒 🕵️♀️👞
Edgar Allen Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart
Oct 19, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil share news about about some potential new bee medicine.
Oct 15, 2018 • 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.
Oct 12, 2018 • 3 min
Taylor Swift Instagram a message, the people listened and now A LOT more folks are registered to vote.
Oct 11, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 2 min
Colleen and Neil chat about a cat city in a Turkish city.
Oct 9, 2018 • 4 min
What’s your happy place? Neil and Colleen track down a listener and dish.
Oct 8, 2018 • 6 min
Following your dreams usually means lots of struggle; but there’s good news, dreams can come true!
We Love Bikes
Oct 5, 2018 • 7 min
Happy Friday!! We are just loving on bikes this episode.
The Bermuda Triangle: Well Designed
Oct 4, 2018 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil talk about an award winning piece of life saving design.
And The Hult Prize Goes To…
Oct 3, 2018 • 7 min
Colleen and Neil discuss this year’s Hult Prize finalists and winner.
Oct 2, 2018 • 6 min
Many lovely examples of kismet and a turtle gets a second chance.
Oct 1, 2018 • 9 min
Neil shares a new way of thinking about maps and addresses.
Día de los Muertos
Sep 28, 2018 • 4 min
Because Fall is here and October is days away.
Sep 27, 2018 • 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 📚🤓
Sep 26, 2018 • 7 min
Colleen shares some good news about itty bitty free little libraries.
Coming In Fast
Sep 25, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 7 min
Colleen and Neil share 5 happy foods. Do you have a happy food? Tell us!!
The Palau Pledge
Sep 21, 2018 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil discuss tourism and passports on the island of Palau.
Sep 20, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil discuss kidney stones, roller coasters, and relative urethra sizes.
Rio’s Museu Nacional, Digital Phoenix
Sep 18, 2018 • 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.
Sep 17, 2018 • 5 min
Very cool technology happening that’s helping blind and visually impaired people interact in the digital world.
Milk Delivery Nostalgia
Sep 14, 2018 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil share good news about milk delivery in the UK.
Sep 13, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 8 min
Neil shares some good news about robots. Bleep boop bop beep
Mature-Aged People Werkin’
Sep 11, 2018 • 6 min
The Great Barrier Reef Recovery
Sep 10, 2018 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil share some good news about the Great Barrier Reef.
Sep 7, 2018 • 5 min
Outcast Youth Media comments on words such as gay, queer and what stereotypes these words provoke.
Sep 6, 2018 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil share some listener shared words!!! Also, Colleen hopes to be nacreous someday and Neil is grossed out.
Sep 5, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil chat about the weather on Mars and how it’s affecting our friend Opportunity.
Sep 3, 2018 • 7 min
Happy Labor Day!! Here is a story about ducks.
Sudsy at School
Aug 31, 2018 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil discuss a school’s new laundry room.
Words, words, words
Aug 30, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil share some cookie news. No more cages for your favorite crackers!
Aug 27, 2018 • 5 min
Colleen read a book this summer.
Four Day School Week
Aug 24, 2018 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil chat about a school in Colorado switching over to a four day week.
Pool Time 🐶🐶
Aug 23, 2018 • 4 min
Colleen shares a childhood myth, and good news out of Denver, CO.
Attend the Tale of Bonnie the Bovine
Aug 22, 2018 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil share a story about a very lucky, very friendly cow.
Science Is Trying to Fix Plastic
Aug 21, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 2 min
Two separate countries are addressing the health of their environment in two powerful ways.
Aug 17, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil talk about the reintroduction of a UK big cat.
Save The Airpod. I ❤️NYC
Aug 15, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 7 min
Colleen and Neil chat about service friends of all shapes and sizes.
Aug 13, 2018 • 3 min
Neil and Colleen share listener voicemail jokes. We love our listeners!!
Aug 10, 2018 • 7 min
Colleen and Neil, with guest host Warren, chat about a new law hitting the books in New York.
Aug 9, 2018 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil, with special guest Warren, chat about some a lovely island surprise.
Social Media Saves a Tortoise
Aug 8, 2018 • 3 min
Social does good and saves a tortoise. Two medium sized kids tell us the tale.
Aug 7, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 9 min
Colleen and Neil wrap up their discussion with Lauren about her love of Eurovision.
Eurovision: Some Background
Aug 1, 2018 • 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!
Jul 31, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 8 min
Neil talks about crowdfunding and doesn’t yak. Colleen listens and adds comments where appropriate.
Jul 26, 2018 • 6 min
Colleen shares some life tips. I hope everyone really benefits from these tips.
Art Damaged - The Stories
Jul 25, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 7 min
Neil and special guest host Jo Feldman chat about good news coming from the dairy world.
Venezuela’s Crypto Coin
Jul 17, 2018 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil discuss a new crypto coin out of Venezuela.
Fast facts, so faassssst
Jul 16, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil talk Toys R Us and the future and past of catalogs.
White Rhino Come Back
Jul 12, 2018 • 4 min
Neil and Colleen share some good news about a possible Northern White Rhino comeback and they also talk about hashtags.
Pickpocket Hero 💅
Jul 11, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil share some good water news and chat showers.
Jul 9, 2018 • 5 min
Neil and Colleen share a website site pick you/me up!!
A New York State of Love
Jul 6, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 4 min
Neil and Colleen talk about a more accessible way to play video games.
Show Up Girls
Jul 4, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil share some good news about a rebounding reef.
Jul 2, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 1 min
Another mini-blast of good news!
Jun 28, 2018 • 10 min
Sam Barsky knits the best sweaters. For summer he’ll even do a summer knit tank top.
Jun 27, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 7 min
Can a song make you happy? Colleen and Neil discuss.
Jun 25, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil speak with Brennon Jones about his personal take on charity.
Micro Good News #3
Jun 19, 2018 • 2 min
Colleen and Neil share some short science news with everybody.
Jun 18, 2018 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil talk to Studs Terkel expert, Allison. Who’s Studs Terkel? Shame on you. Listen to find out.
Jun 15, 2018 • 6 min
Colleen Loves Sea Turtles
Jun 14, 2018 • 4 min
Micro Good News #2
Jun 13, 2018 • 1 min
Colleen and Neil offer up another teency little reminder that the world is still pretty great.
Grown People Friends
Jun 12, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil discuss Neil’s imagined versus real favorite kind of music.
Good Friendshipping News
Jun 8, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 1 min
Colleen and Neil test out an even shorter version of TGNP- let us know what you think!
Jun 6, 2018 • 5 min
Sharing audio from BigShed media all about Cornbread. Yummmmmmm
The CAH Science Ambassador Scholarship
Jun 5, 2018 • 7 min
Colleen and Neil chat about a scholarship and congratulate the winner.
Jun 4, 2018 • 7 min
Neil and Colleen bike Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive and LOVE IT.
NASA Research- FREE FREE FREE
Jun 1, 2018 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil talk about NASA research and dig into a recent study.
Things you can recycle. Surprise!
May 31, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil mispronounce a name— but more importantly, they talk about continuing to learn in your golden years.
May 29, 2018 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil discuss sunken treasure and patrons of the arts.
Low Power FM
May 28, 2018 • 4 min
The best news about the Low Power FM, get weird with us.
May 25, 2018 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil talk about Moroccan water collection.
A More Xcessible Xbox
May 24, 2018 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil talk about accessible design and a new video game controller.
Good Green News
May 23, 2018 • 8 min
More good news about green space in urban areas
May 22, 2018 • 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.
May 21, 2018 • 7 min
Good news for DC baby ducks.
Fiona the Hippo
May 18, 2018 • 5 min
A human Fiona talks about a hippo Fiona. It’s cute— don’t a grump.
May 16, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil talk Slurpees- fave flaves, new flaves, the whole shebang!
Poll Dumb and Happy
May 14, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil talk about trash, garbage, and refuse.
Choo Choo! Teens Get Tickets!
May 10, 2018 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil talk about a program to encourage teens to explore. They also play a train game. Choo choo!
May 9, 2018 • 7 min
Because Neil says we should be celebrating love every. damn. day.
Humpback baby whales
May 8, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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.
May 4, 2018 • 7 min
Neil interviews Katie about something she loves very very much, very very tiny things.
May 3, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil talk about half birthdays with a guest host from another Good News podcast.
May 1, 2018 • 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,…
Apr 30, 2018 • 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.
Apr 27, 2018 • 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.
Apr 26, 2018 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil share a student produced segment sharing pranks and smooches from summer camp.
John Legend glows
Apr 25, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 9 min
Neil and Colleen chat with Chicago storyteller Renee Albrecht-Mallinger about telling a great story.
Scotland’s Magic Mushrooms
Apr 23, 2018 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil talk about mushrooms being put to work in Scotland’s Caledonian Forest.
Apr 20, 2018 • 7 min
Colleen and Neil delve into the world of wizards- pinball wizards.
Apple and Google Go Green
Apr 19, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 2 min
Kids are saving the Amazon, plus fun facts about the Amazon!
Clean Beach & Turtles Come Back
Apr 17, 2018 • 5 min
The GNP shares good news that layers like an onion.
Pulse of the Nation: Farts
Apr 16, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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.
Apr 12, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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.
Apr 10, 2018 • 4 min
Neil and Colleen talk about growing food ON THE MOON!
Wake Up Lazy Bones!
Apr 9, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil talk about a lotto winner and the curse of wealth.
Apr 3, 2018 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil share some good news about tigers.
Heavy Metal Cheese
Apr 2, 2018 • 4 min
A cheesemonger in New Zealand plays heavy metal to his cheese, listen and find what happens.
Mar 30, 2018 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil discuss even MORE ways that backyard time is the best time.
Good News Wiki, Again!
Mar 29, 2018 • 5 min
Neil and Colleen continue to share the Wiki good news as well as some women forward entires.
Mar 28, 2018 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil share listener voicemails!!
Bees Comeback 🐝
Mar 27, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil share listener shared jokes.
Save the Ocean Shoes
Mar 22, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 5 min
Part 2 of Carlos Arturo Torres
Carlos Arturo Torres
Mar 20, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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.
Mar 15, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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.
Mar 13, 2018 • 7 min
KUOW’s RadioActive Youth Media youth reporter Zubeyda Ahmed shares a powerful and universal story about her dad.
Mar 12, 2018 • 5 min
Neil and Colleen chat about an art heist in France.
Mar 9, 2018 • 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.
Mar 8, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 6 min
Neil and Colleen dish about some smart moves a girl scout made to get those cookies SOLD!
Feb 28, 2018 • 5 min
Three-year-old Fiona talks about a baby hippo also named Fiona.
The HAPPIEST song in the world
Feb 27, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 8 min
Colleen and Neil listen to a great story about visualizing your goals from friend of the show, Meredith Stepien.
Feb 22, 2018 • 4 min
Mr. Rogers stamps and pen pals!! Listen to find out more.
Feb 21, 2018 • 5 min
Colleen and Neil talk about new technology in the sport of curling. Neil can’t say “stroke rate” without laughing.
Feb 20, 2018 • 4 min
Snowball vending machine…. need we say more? (A dollar gets you one a single ball “hand packed by real Minnesotans.)
Feb 19, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 7 min
Colleen and Neil talk with Team Starkid members Meredith and Brian about getting creative and staying creative.
Feb 15, 2018 • 2 min
The world’s largest healthcare initiative, “Modicare”. Listen to find out more.
💖 Love 💖
Feb 14, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil chat rockets, aliens, and heroes.
Feb 12, 2018 • 8 min
In celebration of Charles Darwin’s birthday, we bring you a story from two young women scientists from the Galapagos.
Feb 9, 2018 • 7 min
Radioactive youth producer Angela Nguyen shares a story about high school senior overcoming hurdles both literally and figuratively.
Feb 7, 2018 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil talk about a blood donating champion and learn about a vampire facial first hand.
Sex Education Works
Feb 6, 2018 • 4 min
Guess what!? Babies having babies is at an all-time low. The Centers for Disease Control reports that teen pregnancy is down.
Feb 5, 2018 • 3 min
A crew of teenage girls are vying to be Jamaica’s first synchronized swimming team.
Neil’s Lovely Lady Lumps
Feb 1, 2018 • 3 min
Colleen and Neil talk about some good news they found in the NEWS!
Jan 31, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 4 min
Good news about cancer and an educational rap… win, win.
Jan 29, 2018 • 4 min
Colleen and Neil talk about preserving the art of pizza making.
Paying Food Forward
Jan 26, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 6 min
Colleen and Neil share a story from youth producer April Reyes.
Jan 24, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 2 min
Colleen and Neil revisit the Vox article and talk about the different ways the world became a slightly better place in 2017.
Jan 22, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 7 min
Two Chicago improvisers, Kevin and Nick, perform in the studio for Colleen and Neil.
Jan 18, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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 💖
Jan 16, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 5 min
Neil and Colleen share more listener provided jokes. It’s a hoot!
All Your Jokes Are Belong To Us
Jan 12, 2018 • 7 min
We asked, you delivered! An episode of jokes submitted by listeners. We’re big fans of jokes… huge fans even.
Jan 11, 2018 • 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
Jan 10, 2018 • 4 min
New Year’s resolutions waning. Can’t get off the couch? Today’s episode might give you some extra inspro.
Jan 9, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 7 min
Neil interviews Katie about something she loves very very much, very very tiny things.
Bikes and Roses
Jan 5, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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.
Jan 3, 2018 • 7 min
Neil chats with a prof about a new way he’s embracing Wikipedia as a teaching tool and helping nonprofits. Huzzah!!
Jan 2, 2018 • 6 min
Student producer Alex Arata shares a story about an unlikely safe haven from her childhood.
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.
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.
Dec 20, 2017 • 3 min
Public education in America could use a shake-up, maybe Principle Hamish Brewer is the guy to do it.
Dec 19, 2017 • 7 min
Colleen talks to a Dan Borris, photographer, and creator of Yoga Dogs.
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.
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.
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.
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