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The good news podcast. From climate change to politics, the news can be tough going – so we’re here to help. A Good Good Thing offers a friendly respite, full of fun and inspiring stories to make you smile, from charities and pop culture to life-chang


Fashion Minority Report with Daniel Peters
Aug 5 • 52 min
The Black Lives Matter movement, a global network that builds power to bring justice, healing, and freedom to Black people had a watershed moment this year with the worldwide protest in response to police brutality. The movement has inspired a…
Positive in a pandemic: old drugs, new tricks
Jul 13 • 25 min
Searching for positivity in a pandemic isn’t the easiest. So we’re here to help! In this episode, we look at dexamethasone, a steroid first produced in the 60s that’s been part of the Recovery Trial, a huge global study on the effects of certain drugs…
Positive in a pandemic: a new normal?
Jun 15 • 30 min
Searching for positivity in a pandemic isn’t the easiest. So we’re here to help! In this episode, we look at the systemic changes happening due to the on-going pandemic and look at the long-lasted (and positive) effect they may bringWe hope you’re all…
Positive in a pandemic: Unity and walking for the NHS
Apr 27 • 29 min
Searching for positivity in a pandemic isn’t the easiest. So we’re here to help! We’ll be dropping a few episodes over the next few weeks to offer a quick burst of inspiration and lightheartedness. In this episode, we catch up on some of the amazing…
Did they help?
Apr 9 • 41 min
Searching for positivity in a pandemic isn’t the easiest. So we’re here to help! We’ll be dropping a few episodes over the next few weeks to offer a quick burst of inspiration and lightheartedness. In this episode, we talk to Poojan Morjaria, founder of…
BONUS: From Japan with love
Apr 9 • 32 min
*Sings in Adele* “Hello from the inside!” What a moment we are living in. We hope you’re all keeping well and that you and your loved ones are safe. A pandemic makes for an interesting problem for podcasters, especially us as a duo. We also started this…
Taban Shoresh and The Lotus Flower
Feb 17 • 51 min
Jack and Neil are joined by aid worker, women’s rights activist and campaigner Taban Shoresh. Iraqi Kurdish by birth, Taban’s family were persecuted under Saddam Hussein’s regime. After being imprisoned, Taban, just four years old at the time, alongside…
2019: a good good review
Jan 27 • 45 min
We’re back! We know it’s almost February but Happy New Year to all! We hope 2020 has been full of good good things for you already. Before we crack on with 2020’s good good things, we’re taking a moment to reflect and look back on some of the biggest…
Putting Her Forward
Oct 21, 2019 • 44 min
Do you know how many statues there are of real women - excluding queens - in the UK? 25. That’s less than 3% of the total statue population. Or at least, there were only 25, until artists non zero one doubled that number as part of their Put Her Forward…
Reasons to Stay Alive
Oct 7, 2019 • 43 min
Reasons To Stay Alive is the bestselling memoir of author Matt Haig that relives Matt’s battle with depression and anxiety. The book starts where it all almost ended, on a cliff top in Ibiza and charts his road to recovery. Since it’s publishing, the book…
Recap: a good good update
Aug 26, 2019 • 35 min
We’ve reached our 10th episode! The past 6 months have flown by, so for this episode we’re taking a trip down memory lane and revisiting the charities, people and innovations of episodes past and checking in to see what’s new.We’ve got developments on the…
Olio: The app fighting food waste in local communities
Aug 12, 2019 • 34 min
In the UK today, 8.4 million people are struggling to afford to eat with 4.7 million of these people living in severely food insecure homes, which means they often don’t know where their next meal comes from. And yet, every year around 10 million tonnes…
Making a meal out of fake meat
Jul 23, 2019 • 34 min
Whether it’s ‘fake meat’, ‘imitation meat’, or the rather oxymoronic ‘vegan meat’, meat alternatives and their derivatives are big business. In fact, Barclays analysts estimate the meat-free meat industry can reach a staggering $140 billion over the next…
Hugging for pride: a mom’s journey to acceptance
Jun 24, 2019 • 34 min
HAPPY PRIDE MONTH! We’re celebrating the rainbow with a Pride special and we couldn’t be more excited. Why? Because we are joined by a very, very special guest. Sara Cunningham is the founder of Free Mom Hugs, and incredible nonprofit organisation she…
Community matters: reclaiming the streets
Jun 6, 2019 • 34 min
What would happen if we reclaimed the transient spaces that surround us; if roads and intersections were more than just throughways, but social spaces? Well, the community of Sellwood in Portland, Oregon did just that. Also this week, Neil relives a…
A Good Good Thing
May 19, 2019 • 1 min
From climate change to politics, the news can be tough going - so we’re here to help share some positive stories.A Good Good Thing is a good news podcast that, while not encouraging you to bury your head in the sand, offers a friendly respite, full of fun…
How to succeed at saving the planet
May 16, 2019 • 41 min
The current state of the planet has hit the headlines over the past few weeks with the actions of Extinction Rebellion in London and other European countries, and the proposal of a Green New Deal in the US. But what about countries that are already making…
Virtual reality, real benefits
May 2, 2019 • 32 min
We look at the very real benefits that new VIRTUAL REALITY technology could bring for learning, anxiety therapy, empathy awareness and entertainment, as discussed by scientists (full disclosure: this is what Jack does for a day-job, please forgive his…
The clothing brand manufacturing a jobs revolution
Apr 18, 2019 • 33 min
In this episode, we discuss COMMUNITY CLOTHING - a social enterprise successfully reviving British clothes manufacturing, ensuring quality products at affordable prices, consistent jobs and reducing fast fashion.We (two white men) also look at a study…
The ozone avengers
Mar 28, 2019 • 29 min
In this episode, we discuss THE OZONE LAYER - what it is, how it is, and why a huge hole united the whole world in a heart-warming tale of global cooperation.We also argue over new research that outlines five techniques to get over a grudge or…
Fighting food waste, feeding people
Mar 14, 2019 • 27 min
We introduce our brand new podcast, A GOOD GOOD THING - a broadcast dedicated to the discussed of positive news, both big and small. This week, we discuss FOODCYCLE, a charity dedicated to reducing food waste and getting grub to where it’s needed.We also…