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A Final Goodbye to Opportunity

04:35 | Feb 18th

Colleen and Neil send one final interplanetary goodbye and thank you to the show's favorite Mars rover.

Tinder 4 Dogs

05:14 | Feb 15th

Colleen and Neil chat about putting the power of swiping to use to help Lithuanians adopt more dogs.

TSA

07:07 | Feb 13th

Neil and Colleen share actual good news about the TSA.

Hawaiian Centenarian Cigarettes

07:06 | Feb 11th

Colleen and Neil chat about cigarettes; smoking them, buying them, and avoiding them.

EAT your VEGGIES

07:32 | Feb 8th

Good News! Eating veggies will benefit your mental health. Neil has strong feelings about fruit.

The Whimsical Teddy Bears of Paris

04:33 | Feb 6th

Colleen shares with Neil pictures of teddy bears just going about their daily lives in Paris.

Cold Weather Happiness Tips

06:20 | Feb 4th

Colleen and Neil share some cold weather tips after the recent Chicago polar vortex.

Black Hole Help

04:32 | Feb 1st

Nervous about Black Holes? Don't be! Scientists are trying to figure out ways to help you not fall in.

More Little Free Ideas

05:45 | Jan 30th

Colleen and Neil discuss more ideas like the Little Free Library.

The Happy Broadcast

05:53 | Jan 28th

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

04:03 | Jan 25th

Colleen and Neil tell the tale of The People's Hero.

Good Work Guardian!

06:34 | Jan 23rd

Colleen and Neil share some good news coming from the UK newspaper, The Guardian.

RISK! Kevin Alison

12:25 | Jan 21st

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

05:41 | Jan 18th

Using the power of science- Colleen and Neil offer some tips to make this year even happier.

Inbox Investigation

06:22 | Jan 16th

Colleen and Neil open up their email and share some good news that was sent in. Thanks for sending them!!!

Termite Heros

05:31 | Jan 14th

A very special episode about an unlikely hero. Also, Neil reads poems and they are AMAZING!

Milwaukee Beavers

03:08 | Jan 11th

Colleen and Neil share some exciting developments from beavers up ol' Milwaukee way.

Neil's Straw

04:21 | Jan 9th

Good things that are happening all over to help reduce the use of plastic.

The Far Side of the Moon

04:25 | Jan 7th

Colleen and Neil discuss new moon developments. What's going on up there anyway?

2018 - Not So Bad

04:00 | Jan 4th

Colleen shares three pieces of good news that happened in 2018! See it wasn't a total wash.

Another Returned Painting

03:58 | Jan 3rd

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

06:47 | Jan 2nd

Colleen and Neil talk marriage and the bennies of waiting till you're brian is done maturing.

The Good News About 2019 -- Podcast Update!

02:17 | Jan 1st

Colleen and Neil talk about what is and is not changing about the podcast in 2019.

New Year, New Renewables

04:29 | Jan 1st

Colleen and Neil share good news coming from the financial realm about renewable energy.

Squad Goals 2019

09:53 | Dec 31st, 2018

Happy New Year's Eve! Colleen and Neil talk about their 2019 hopes, dreams and goals.

2018 Favorites By Neil

08:55 | Dec 28th, 2018

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

09:11 | Dec 27th, 2018

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

07:30 | Dec 26th, 2018

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

05:55 | Dec 25th, 2018

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

07:40 | Dec 24th, 2018

Special guest Katie Klein serenades us with more Christmas songs.

The Drones of Vanuatu

03:40 | Dec 21st, 2018

Colleen and Neil dish on a new drone- one of Neil's favorite things.

Farout

04:13 | Dec 20th, 2018

A tiny pink light is the farthest of all the planets and it's 11 BILLION miles from the Sun. Think about that.

Dancing ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡น

06:30 | Dec 19th, 2018

KFAI Minnesota community radio reporter Anna Stitt brings us a story about a Haitian dance company in the heart of Minnesota.

Keanu, the Caring

08:46 | Dec 18th, 2018

Colleen and Neil talk about mitzvahs and Keanu Reeves.

Space Art

05:30 | Dec 17th, 2018

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, Collee...Show More

Wiki Woman: Fanny Bullock Workman

03:34 | Dec 14th, 2018

Another excellent article about another excellent woman of history!

Bike Messenger Bliss

06:35 | Dec 13th, 2018

We are back talking with bike friend Drew about his time as a Chicago bike messenger.

Jose Andres: Chef and Peace Prize Nominee

04:03 | Dec 12th, 2018

A message of good news from the worlds of disaster relief and gastronomy.

Meet these adorable dogs

08:02 | Dec 11th, 2018

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

05:04 | Dec 10th, 2018

We get introspective in a story about a new way to help those in need.

Zuri

06:02 | Dec 7th, 2018

In this episode, Colleen interviews the founders of Zuri, a Kenyan dress company.

Sinatra The Houndini

03:10 | Dec 6th, 2018

A tale about a pupper that escaped and had some journey.

Toilets and Wombats

03:11 | Dec 5th, 2018

Some special news about toilets and new findings about wombats.

Ear Hustle

05:21 | Dec 4th, 2018

Colleen loves the podcast Ear Hustle, and she gushes about it for 4 minutes.

Mosaic Lost, Mosaic Found

01:51 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Find out what happened to a long lost mosaic that has recently been recovered.

Kitty Cat Meow

03:33 | Nov 30th, 2018

A cat-lovers dream job is posted on the Internet and the world cheers.

A Great Twitter Reconnect

03:48 | Nov 29th, 2018

Colleen and Neil talk about childhood besties and share a story about two friends reconnecting years later.

1 Billion $$$

02:21 | Nov 28th, 2018

Hansjรถrg Wyss is donating $1 Billion dollars to save the planet and that is cool.

InSight Has Landed!

03:06 | Nov 27th, 2018

More good news coming our way from Mars! NASA has successfully landed a new rover on the red planet.

Wiki Woman: Mary Anning

02:17 | Nov 26th, 2018

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

02:57 | Nov 23rd, 2018

Two wins, love and running a marathon. Listen to find out.

Ikea Double Trouble!

03:57 | Nov 21st, 2018

Colleen and Neil share some good news straight from everyone's favorite Swedish retailer!

Thailands Beaches and Thailand's Sharks

03:50 | Nov 20th, 2018

Colleen and Neil talk about a beach and Thailand that is making a recovery.

One Tail At A Time

07:08 | Nov 19th, 2018

Love dogs? Then you better hear this.

'Za

04:20 | Nov 16th, 2018

'Za as in Pizza, need we say more.

UPS Goes Green With Bikes

03:38 | Nov 15th, 2018

Colleen and Neil chat about a green development at UPS.

FL Votes No On Galloping Greyhounds

02:34 | Nov 14th, 2018

Colleen and Neil mull over a new amendment that has passed in FL.

Pee Pee Bricks

02:40 | Nov 13th, 2018

Colleen and Neil share some exciting news about a new technique to make pee pee more useful.

Truman

10:33 | Nov 12th, 2018

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

03:59 | Nov 9th, 2018

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!

03:51 | Nov 8th, 2018

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

03:02 | Nov 7th, 2018

Colleen and Neil share MORE good news about the island nation of Palau.

We Heart Bikes

06:32 | Nov 6th, 2018

Our friend talks about bikes and we love it!

A Moment for Opportunity

03:04 | Nov 5th, 2018

Colleen and Neil update listeners on the status of Opportunity on Mars.

Library Looks

05:19 | Nov 2nd, 2018

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 sear...Show More

Starbucks Signing Store

02:44 | Nov 1st, 2018

Colleen and Neil discuss a new Starbucks opening in Washington DC built to better serve hearing impaired customers.

Kitty PJ Jam

02:49 | Oct 30th, 2018

We all make mistakes... meowwwww

Three Good Smalls

02:17 | Oct 29th, 2018

Just some fun and happy facts to start your day.

Talking Tables

04:44 | Oct 26th, 2018

Need a friend? Looking for a chat? There are new talking tables at select Sainsburyโ€™s supermarkets in the UK that are open for sittin' and chattin'.

More Emoji! 2019, The Year of the Waffle

08:16 | Oct 25th, 2018

Colleen and Neil share another chunk of their conversation with Jeremy Burge from the Emojipedia

Wiki Women: Lillian Moller Gilbreth

02:25 | Oct 24th, 2018

Today we're pleased to share the story of Lillian Moller Gilbreth, as suggested to us by a listener.

Maori Thrash and Maori Moana

03:06 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Colleen and Neil share some good news about the Maori language.

Emoji ๐Ÿ˜‘

09:31 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Emoji are fun but they also give us some cultural insights as well as smooth communications help. What's you favorite emoji.

Edgar Allen Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart

13:20 | Oct 19th, 2018

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

03:19 | Oct 18th, 2018

Today we're pleased to share the story of Annie Edson Taylor, as suggested to us by a listener.

Good Will Writing

03:52 | Oct 17th, 2018

Colleen and Neil discuss an author in Dublin who has a story that sounds a little bit familiar.

Mushrooms and Bees

03:04 | Oct 16th, 2018

Colleen and Neil share news about about some potential new bee medicine.

Mailbox Shares

03:06 | Oct 15th, 2018

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

03:06 | Oct 12th, 2018

Taylor Swift Instagram a message, the people listened and now A LOT more folks are registered to vote.

Science!

02:22 | Oct 11th, 2018

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

02:49 | Oct 10th, 2018

Colleen and Neil chat about a cat city in a Turkish city.

Balloon Animals

04:42 | Oct 9th, 2018

What's your happy place? Neil and Colleen track down a listener and dish.

Music Dreams

06:11 | Oct 8th, 2018

Following your dreams usually means lots of struggle; but there's good news, dreams can come true!

We Love Bikes

07:13 | Oct 5th, 2018

Happy Friday!! We are just loving on bikes this episode.

The Bermuda Triangle: Well Designed

03:52 | Oct 4th, 2018

Colleen and Neil talk about an award winning piece of life saving design.

And The Hult Prize Goes To...

07:15 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Colleen and Neil discuss this year's Hult Prize finalists and winner.

Lego Kismet

06:03 | Oct 2nd, 2018

Many lovely examples of kismet and a turtle gets a second chance.

clap.spoil.item

09:37 | Oct 1st, 2018

Neil shares a new way of thinking about maps and addresses.

Dรญa de los Muertos

04:22 | Sep 28th, 2018

Because Fall is here and October is days away.

Wild Horses

05:20 | Sep 27th, 2018

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 ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿค“

07:27 | Sep 26th, 2018

Colleen shares some good news about itty bitty free little libraries.

Coming In Fast

04:57 | Sep 25th, 2018

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

07:13 | Sep 24th, 2018

Colleen and Neil share 5 happy foods. Do you have a happy food? Tell us!!

The Palau Pledge

04:02 | Sep 21st, 2018

Colleen and Neil discuss tourism and passports on the island of Palau.

Wiki Ladies

05:16 | Sep 20th, 2018

Neil and Colleen continue to share the Wiki good news as well as some women forward entries. (repeat)

Prescription Roller Coasters

04:37 | Sep 19th, 2018

Colleen and Neil discuss kidney stones, roller coasters, and relative urethra sizes.

Rio's Museu Nacional, Digital Phoenix

03:46 | Sep 18th, 2018

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

05:22 | Sep 17th, 2018

Very cool technology happening that's helping blind and visually impaired people interact in the digital world.

Milk Delivery Nostalgia

05:17 | Sep 14th, 2018

Colleen and Neil share good news about milk delivery in the UK.

Miles4Migrants

06:08 | Sep 13th, 2018

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

08:15 | Sep 12th, 2018

Neil shares some good news about robots. Bleep boop bop beep

The Great Barrier Reef Recovery

05:26 | Sep 10th, 2018

Colleen and Neil share some good news about the Great Barrier Reef.

Youths Media

05:58 | Sep 7th, 2018

Outcast Youth Media comments on words such as gay, queer and what stereotypes these words provoke.

More Words

04:03 | Sep 6th, 2018

Colleen and Neil share some listener shared words!!! Also, Colleen hopes to be nacreous someday and Neil is grossed out.

P.A.M

03:16 | Sep 5th, 2018

Sweden is doing something very smart...... again....... so boring. But we can't throw shade it's actually a good idea.

Dusty Ol' Mars

04:00 | Sep 4th, 2018

Colleen and Neil chat about the weather on Mars and how it's affecting our friend Opportunity.

๐Ÿฆ†Ramp

07:27 | Sep 3rd, 2018

Happy Labor Day!! Here is a story about ducks.

Sudsy at School

06:28 | Aug 31st, 2018

Colleen and Neil discuss a school's new laundry room.

Words, words, words

05:05 | Aug 30th, 2018

What's your favorite word? Neil and Colleen talk about words and meaning and it's uplifting.

NYU Medical School Is Doing Something Cool!

04:01 | Aug 29th, 2018

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

05:11 | Aug 28th, 2018

Colleen and Neil share some cookie news. No more cages for your favorite crackers!

Four Day School Week

05:02 | Aug 24th, 2018

Colleen and Neil chat about a school in Colorado switching over to a four day week.

Pool Time ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ

04:13 | Aug 23rd, 2018

Colleen shares a childhood myth, and good news out of Denver, CO.

Attend the Tale of Bonnie the Bovine

05:26 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Colleen and Neil share a story about a very lucky, very friendly cow.

Science Is Trying to Fix Plastic

03:31 | Aug 21st, 2018

Fiona tells Colleen what she wants to be when she grows up & the new science of plastic.

New Trees and Saving Trees

02:36 | Aug 20th, 2018

Two separate countries are addressing the health of their environment in two powerful ways.

S. Williams

04:08 | Aug 17th, 2018

Colleen finds a thing on the Internet that isn't terrible and she reflects on being a mom.

The United Kingdom of Cats

04:33 | Aug 16th, 2018

Colleen and Neil talk about the reintroduction of a UK big cat.

Save The Airpod. I โค๏ธNYC

02:27 | Aug 15th, 2018

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

07:11 | Aug 14th, 2018

Colleen and Neil chat about service friends of all shapes and sizes.

Voicemail Jokes

03:46 | Aug 13th, 2018

Neil and Colleen share listener voicemail jokes. We love our listeners!!

Lemon-Aide Law

07:48 | Aug 10th, 2018

Colleen and Neil, with guest host Warren, chat about a new law hitting the books in New York.

Gilligan's Puppies

05:30 | Aug 9th, 2018

Colleen and Neil, with special guest Warren, chat about some a lovely island surprise.

Social Media Saves a Tortoise

03:47 | Aug 8th, 2018

Social does good and saves a tortoise. Two medium sized kids tell us the tale.

I Promise

04:45 | Aug 7th, 2018

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

05:05 | Aug 6th, 2018

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

08:32 | Aug 3rd, 2018

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

09:03 | Aug 2nd, 2018

Colleen and Neil wrap up their discussion with Lauren about her love of Eurovision.

Eurovision: Some Background

08:28 | Aug 1st, 2018

Colleen and Neil talk with Lauren about the Eurovision Song Contest. Today, we're just getting the basics, tomorrow we'll talk more!

Trala

06:17 | Jul 31st, 2018

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

03:26 | Jul 30th, 2018

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.

08:06 | Jul 27th, 2018

Neil talks about crowdfunding and doesn't yak. Colleen listens and adds comments where appropriate.

Life Tips

06:18 | Jul 26th, 2018

Colleen shares some life tips. I hope everyone really benefits from these tips.

Art Damaged - The Stories

05:55 | Jul 25th, 2018

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

07:53 | Jul 24th, 2018

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)

07:04 | Jul 23rd, 2018

Colleen and Neil brush off an oldie, but a goodie- Pinball is a craze that folks just cannot quit!

A Very Fine Proposal

05:44 | Jul 20th, 2018

Neil and guest host Jo chat about an intricate grocery wedding proposal out of the big apple.

Emmy, By Any Means Necessary

06:44 | Jul 19th, 2018

Neil and guest host Jo gab about some good news rolling down from the Hollywood Hills.

Full Fat Dairy: The Whole Truth

07:43 | Jul 18th, 2018

Neil and special guest host Jo Feldman chat about good news coming from the dairy world.

Venezuela's Crypto Coin

03:50 | Jul 17th, 2018

Colleen and Neil discuss a new crypto coin out of Venezuela.

Fast facts, so faassssst

03:16 | Jul 16th, 2018

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?

04:19 | Jul 13th, 2018

Colleen and Neil talk Toys R Us and the future and past of catalogs.

White Rhino Come Back

04:19 | Jul 12th, 2018

Neil and Colleen share some good news about a possible Northern White Rhino comeback and they also talk about hashtags.

Pickpocket Hero ๐Ÿ’…

06:42 | Jul 11th, 2018

Colleen and Neil talk about a woman doing amazing work to help the pickpocket problem in Barcelona.

Good Water Conservation News

05:00 | Jul 10th, 2018

Colleen and Neil share some good water news and chat showers.

HuffPost Happy

05:16 | Jul 9th, 2018

Neil and Colleen share a website site pick you/me up!!

A New York State of Love

05:57 | Jul 6th, 2018

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

04:33 | Jul 5th, 2018

Neil and Colleen talk about a more accessible way to play video games.

Show Up Girls

07:05 | Jul 4th, 2018

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

03:36 | Jul 3rd, 2018

Colleen and Neil share some good news about a rebounding reef.

020

06:36 | Jul 2nd, 2018

Repurposing and reusing the iconic red London phone booths. Neil and Colleen are just too excited about this.

Micro Good News #4

01:57 | Jun 29th, 2018

Another mini-blast of good news!

Sweater Summer

10:52 | Jun 28th, 2018

Sam Barsky knits the best sweaters. For summer he'll even do a summer knit tank top.

Hopeful

05:11 | Jun 27th, 2018

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

07:47 | Jun 26th, 2018

Can a song make you happy? Colleen and Neil discuss.

Fur-Friends

04:49 | Jun 25th, 2018

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 ๐Ÿค˜

04:22 | Jun 22nd, 2018

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

05:54 | Jun 21st, 2018

Colleen and Neil wrap up their conversation with Brennon about Haircuts4Homeless and find out what's coming up next.

Haircuts4Homeless Part 1

06:12 | Jun 20th, 2018

Colleen and Neil speak with Brennon Jones about his personal take on charity.

Micro Good News #3

02:35 | Jun 19th, 2018

Colleen and Neil share some short science news with everybody.

Studs

05:47 | Jun 18th, 2018

Colleen and Neil talk to Studs Terkel expert, Allison. Who's Studs Terkel? Shame on you. Listen to find out.

Micro Good News #2

01:27 | Jun 13th, 2018

Colleen and Neil offer up another teency little reminder that the world is still pretty great.

Grown People Friends

06:25 | Jun 12th, 2018

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?

05:25 | Jun 11th, 2018

Colleen and Neil discuss Neil's imagined versus real favorite kind of music.

Good Friendshipping News

06:03 | Jun 8th, 2018

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

01:59 | Jun 7th, 2018

Colleen and Neil test out an even shorter version of TGNP- let us know what you think!

Cornbread

05:16 | Jun 6th, 2018

Sharing audio from BigShed media all about Cornbread. Yummmmmmm

The CAH Science Ambassador Scholarship

07:36 | Jun 5th, 2018

Colleen and Neil chat about a scholarship and congratulate the winner.

Pedal Power

07:13 | Jun 4th, 2018

Neil and Colleen bike Chicago's Lake Shore Drive and LOVE IT.

NASA Research- FREE FREE FREE

03:44 | Jun 1st, 2018

Colleen and Neil talk about NASA research and dig into a recent study.

Things you can recycle. Surprise!

03:48 | May 31st, 2018

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

03:59 | May 30th, 2018

Colleen and Neil mispronounce a name-- but more importantly, they talk about continuing to learn in your golden years.

Sunken Treasure

04:36 | May 29th, 2018

Colleen and Neil discuss sunken treasure and patrons of the arts.

Low Power FM

04:30 | May 28th, 2018

The best news about the Low Power FM, get weird with us.

Fog Catcher

06:25 | May 25th, 2018

Colleen and Neil talk about Moroccan water collection.

A More Xcessible Xbox

04:33 | May 24th, 2018

Colleen and Neil talk about accessible design and a new video game controller.

Good Green News

08:27 | May 23rd, 2018

More good news about green space in urban areas

Lego Love

07:40 | May 22nd, 2018

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

07:27 | May 21st, 2018

Good news for DC baby ducks.

Fiona the Hippo

05:05 | May 18th, 2018

A human Fiona talks about a hippo Fiona. It's cute-- don't a grump.

Subway Soccer

06:23 | May 16th, 2018

Colleen and Neil talk about sports finding a spot in the lives of commuters and kids in Atlanta and maybe Chicago.

Slurpee Life Saver

06:38 | May 15th, 2018

Colleen and Neil talk Slurpees- fave flaves, new flaves, the whole shebang!

Poll Dumb and Happy

07:10 | May 14th, 2018

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

06:48 | May 11th, 2018

Colleen and Neil talk about trash, garbage, and refuse.

Choo Choo! Teens Get Tickets!

06:14 | May 10th, 2018

Colleen and Neil talk about a program to encourage teens to explore. They also play a train game. Choo choo!

Love, again

07:08 | May 9th, 2018

Because Neil says we should be celebrating love every. damn. day.

Humpback baby whales

04:34 | May 8th, 2018

Humpback baby whales are making a comeback! Plus Neil and Colleen share a fun whale sound website.

Short Story Vending Machines

06:36 | May 7th, 2018

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

07:17 | May 4th, 2018

Neil interviews Katie about something she loves very very much, very very tiny things.

Gumshoe

04:54 | May 3rd, 2018

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

06:12 | May 2nd, 2018

Colleen and Neil talk about half birthdays with a guest host from another Good News podcast.

Arranged!

08:48 | May 1st, 2018

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 educa...Show More

Sam Barsky

10:52 | Apr 30th, 2018

Colleen and Neil talk with Sam Barsky, a textile artist. He knits amazing sweaters. Search him on Instagram you gotta see these sweaters.

Camp Tales

04:16 | Apr 26th, 2018

Colleen and Neil share a student produced segment sharing pranks and smooches from summer camp.

John Legend glows

07:29 | Apr 25th, 2018

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

09:24 | Apr 24th, 2018

Neil and Colleen chat with Chicago storyteller Renee Albrecht-Mallinger about telling a great story.

Scotland's Magic Mushrooms

03:46 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Colleen and Neil talk about mushrooms being put to work in Scotland's Caledonian Forest.

Apple and Google Go Green

04:25 | Apr 19th, 2018

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

02:50 | Apr 18th, 2018

Kids are saving the Amazon, plus fun facts about the Amazon!

Clean Beach & Turtles Come Back

05:13 | Apr 17th, 2018

The GNP shares good news that layers like an onion.

Pulse of the Nation: Farts

06:30 | Apr 16th, 2018

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?

07:40 | Apr 13th, 2018

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)

07:06 | Apr 12th, 2018

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

05:56 | Apr 11th, 2018

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

04:07 | Apr 10th, 2018

Neil and Colleen talk about growing food ON THE MOON!

Wake Up Lazy Bones!

05:05 | Apr 9th, 2018

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

04:22 | Apr 6th, 2018

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 t...Show More

Cuento de Tamales

03:38 | Apr 5th, 2018

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

04:08 | Apr 4th, 2018

Colleen and Neil talk about a lotto winner and the curse of wealth.

๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฏ

04:17 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Colleen and Neil share some good news about tigers.

Heavy Metal Cheese

04:19 | Apr 2nd, 2018

A cheesemonger in New Zealand plays heavy mental to his cheese, listen and find what happens.

Backyard Brains

04:46 | Mar 30th, 2018

Colleen and Neil discuss even MORE ways that backyard time is the best time.

Good News Wiki, Again!

05:16 | Mar 29th, 2018

Neil and Colleen continue to share the Wiki good news as well as some women forward entires.

Voicemails!

06:05 | Mar 28th, 2018

Colleen and Neil share listener voicemails!!

Bees Comeback ๐Ÿ

03:14 | Mar 27th, 2018

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

04:17 | Mar 26th, 2018

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)

05:23 | Mar 23rd, 2018

Colleen and Neil share listener shared jokes.

Save the Ocean Shoes

03:56 | Mar 22nd, 2018

Colleen shares some good news about Adidas bringing awareness to saving our oceans. Plus whale sounds.

Carlos Arturo Torres

09:36 | Mar 20th, 2018

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...

07:42 | Mar 19th, 2018

Colleen and Neil speak with Melis Sรถnmez- the founder of Bright Side. She tells us what Bright Side is and how it got started.

Lego Goes Green

05:33 | Mar 16th, 2018

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

05:16 | Mar 15th, 2018

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

09:24 | Mar 14th, 2018

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

07:00 | Mar 13th, 2018

KUOW's RadioActive Youth Media youth reporter Zubeyda Ahmed shares a powerful and universal story about her dad.

Suitcase Degas

05:35 | Mar 12th, 2018

Neil and Colleen chat about an art heist in France.

The Simpsons

04:57 | Mar 9th, 2018

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

09:45 | Mar 8th, 2018

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

05:55 | Mar 7th, 2018

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

06:07 | Mar 6th, 2018

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

09:54 | Mar 5th, 2018

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

06:18 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Colleen and Neil talk with Lisa Beasley about Black Panther and why, what, and how much she loves it.

Girl Scout Cookie Selling Genius

06:08 | Mar 1st, 2018

Neil and Colleen dish about some smart moves a girl scout made to get those cookies SOLD!

baby hippo

05:05 | Feb 28th, 2018

Three-year-old Fiona talks about a baby hippo also named Fiona.

The HAPPIEST song in the world

07:47 | Feb 27th, 2018

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

07:05 | Feb 26th, 2018

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

08:32 | Feb 23rd, 2018

Colleen and Neil listen to a great story about visualizing your goals from friend of the show, Meredith Stepien.

Mr. Rogers

04:44 | Feb 22nd, 2018

Mr. Rogers stamps and pen pals!! Listen to find out more.

SmartBroom

05:02 | Feb 21st, 2018

Colleen and Neil talk about new technology in the sport of curling. Neil can't say "stroke rate" without laughing.

Snowball blast

04:26 | Feb 20th, 2018

Snowball vending machine.... need we say more? (A dollar gets you one a single ball "hand packed by real Minnesotans.)

Lasers

04:23 | Feb 19th, 2018

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

07:09 | Feb 16th, 2018

Colleen and Neil talk with Team Starkid members Meredith and Brian about getting creative and staying creative.

Heathcare +

02:21 | Feb 15th, 2018

The world's largest healthcare initiative, "Modicare". Listen to find out more.

๐Ÿ’– Love ๐Ÿ’–

07:09 | Feb 14th, 2018

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

04:38 | Feb 13th, 2018

Colleen and Neil chat rockets, aliens, and heroes.

HBD Darwin

08:15 | Feb 12th, 2018

In celebration of Charles Darwin's birthday, we bring you a story from two young women scientists from the Galapagos.

Hurdles

07:06 | Feb 9th, 2018

Radioactive youth producer Angela Nguyen shares a story about high school senior overcoming hurdles both literally and figuratively.

Foggie Dormitory

06:48 | Feb 8th, 2018

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.

Vampire Facial

06:14 | Feb 7th, 2018

Colleen and Neil talk about a blood donating champion and learn about a vampire facial first hand.

Sex Education Works

04:05 | Feb 6th, 2018

Guess what!? Babies having babies is at an all-time low. The Centers for Disease Control reports that teen pregnancy is down.

Jammin' Syncro

03:06 | Feb 5th, 2018

A crew of teenage girls are vying to be Jamaica's first synchronized swimming team.

Pinheads Unite

07:04 | Feb 2nd, 2018

Colleen and Neil delve into the world of wizards- pinball wizards.

Neil's Lovely Lady Lumps

03:21 | Feb 1st, 2018

Colleen and Neil talk about some good news they found in the NEWS!

Job Robots

05:30 | Jan 31st, 2018

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

04:59 | Jan 30th, 2018

Good news about cancer and an educational rap... win, win.

'Za

04:21 | Jan 29th, 2018

Colleen and Neil talk about preserving the art of pizza making.

Paying Food Forward

04:23 | Jan 26th, 2018

Colleen and Neil discuss two restaurants with two great ideas about how to get food to those who need it most.

Family is Family

06:58 | Jan 25th, 2018

Colleen and Neil share a story from youth producer April Reyes.

Pee-pecrite

07:06 | Jan 24th, 2018

Colleen and Neil break down a pee in the shower poll.

The World Got a Little Better in 2017: Part 2

02:47 | Jan 23rd, 2018

Colleen and Neil revisit the Vox article and talk about the different ways the world became a slightly better place in 2017.

LPFM

04:30 | Jan 22nd, 2018

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

07:16 | Jan 19th, 2018

Two Chicago improvisers, Kevin and Nick, perform in the studio for Colleen and Neil.

Sea Turtles

04:37 | Jan 18th, 2018

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

05:23 | Jan 17th, 2018

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 ๐Ÿ’–

03:08 | Jan 16th, 2018

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

05:23 | Jan 15th, 2018

Neil and Colleen share more listener provided jokes. It's a hoot!

All Your Jokes Are Belong To Us

07:11 | Jan 12th, 2018

We asked, you delivered! An episode of jokes submitted by listeners. We're big fans of jokes... huge fans even.

Forgiveness

03:38 | Jan 11th, 2018

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

04:24 | Jan 10th, 2018

New Year's resolutions waning. Can't get off the couch? Today's episode might give you some extra inspro.

Cornbread!

05:16 | Jan 9th, 2018

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

07:17 | Jan 8th, 2018

Neil interviews Katie about something she loves very very much, very very tiny things.

Bikes and Roses

06:22 | Jan 5th, 2018

Colleen and Neil discuss biking and honking. Neil interviews a program director for a Chicago non-profit.

Dream Big, Young Wrestler

07:49 | Jan 4th, 2018

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?!

07:18 | Jan 3rd, 2018

Neil chats with a prof about a new way he's embracing Wikipedia as a teaching tool and helping nonprofits. Huzzah!!

AA

06:26 | Jan 2nd, 2018

Student producer Alex Arata shares a story about an unlikely safe haven from her childhood.

Balloon animals

04:42 | Dec 29th, 2017

What's your happy place? Neil and Colleen track down a listener and dish.

Good news from Toronto

04:38 | Dec 28th, 2017

A listener recently sent us an email and that made this episode possible.

Cardboard Rocket Ships (repeat)

05:32 | Dec 27th, 2017

An oldie but a goodie, Colleen and Neil talk to kids about what they'd build out of cardboard.

Clownin'

06:44 | Dec 26th, 2017

Neil talks to a very smart clown.

Carols by Katie

05:55 | Dec 22nd, 2017

Neilโ€™s wife is Jewish but she loves singing Christmas carols-- even if she doesnโ€™t know the words.

If it's yellow, let it mellow

08:14 | Dec 21st, 2017

Cards Against Humanity staff member Holly Chernobyl shares some easy tips on how to live and consume more sustainably.

principal power

03:39 | Dec 20th, 2017

Public education in America could use a shake-up, maybe Principle Hamish Brewer is the guy to do it.

Yoga Dogs

07:42 | Dec 19th, 2017

Colleen talks to a Dan Borris, photographer, and creator of Yoga Dogs.

catcade

04:38 | Dec 18th, 2017

An arcade plus cat recuse.... do we need to say more.

A 4-Point Plan

03:56 | Dec 15th, 2017

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

04:08 | Dec 14th, 2017

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

07:10 | Dec 13th, 2017

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

07:30 | Dec 12th, 2017

Youth producer Eboni Johnson takes listeners on a journey. Does she like dogs? Does she hate dogs? Listen to find out.

Slinginโ€™ Ritas

06:33 | Dec 11th, 2017

Neil and Colleen chat with a waiter about the proper way to flag down your server in a restaurant

The Eight of Hearts Again

08:28 | Dec 8th, 2017

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

05:41 | Dec 7th, 2017

Colleen and Neil interview kids to see what they'd like to build out of cardboard.

Episode One: These Are Interesting Times

04:22 | Dec 6th, 2017

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

02:50 | Dec 4th, 2017

Colleen and Neil introduce The Good News Podcast, a new show from Cards Against Humanity.