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Good Newscast is a feel-good podcast, part of the Texas Optimism Project. In each episode, hosts Owen Egerton, Chelsea Francis, and Andrew Roush explore new ideas and thought-starters around optimism in daily life. Good Newscast is sponsored by Frost Bank.

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Good Newscast is a feel-good podcast, part of the Texas Optimism Project. In each episode, hosts Owen Egerton, Chelsea Francis, and Andrew Roush explore new ideas and thought-starters around optimism in daily life. Good Newscast is sponsored by Frost Bank.

    #34 What Happens When We Start with Thanks(giving)?

    #34 What Happens When We Start with Thanks(giving)?

    In the November episode, Owen, Chelsea, and Andrew discuss the importance of gratitude in your everyday perspective. The hosts discuss beginning with giving thanks and the beginning of Thanksgiving.

    • 38 min
    #33 Can You Hear that Wild Harmony?

    #33 Can You Hear that Wild Harmony?

    This episode features stories from our hosts as they share the quintessential optimism found in playing and listening to music. 
    Andrew shares his personal experience of being in the drum corps as a teenager, Owen talks about an inspiring family from Houston who battled COVID while still playing music, and Chelsea shares a video of Brazilian pianist João Carlos Martins, who regained the ability to play the piano via bionic gloves. 

    • 42 min
    #32 Virtual Classrooms & Real-World Lessons

    #32 Virtual Classrooms & Real-World Lessons

    This episode features stories of people being resourceful while learning in this new era of education. What does our education look like now? What can students of today do to make the world a better place in the future?

    • 37 min
    #31 Go on with Your Good Self

    #31 Go on with Your Good Self

    Episode 31 of Good Newscast continues the discussion of how self-care in the midst of challenging situations is inherently optimistic. Our hosts look to people who use wonder, humor, or self-compassion to serve others and tell inspiring stories.

    • 37 min
    #30 When Being Selfish is Actually Good

    #30 When Being Selfish is Actually Good

    This episode gets personal, as each host reveals how they have worked to be more optimistic at home and in life through mantras, therapy, and perspectives. The common thread is a focus on one’s self to improve overall outlook.

    • 32 min
    #29 Movers & Shakers & Trailblazers

    #29 Movers & Shakers & Trailblazers

    In “Movers & Shakers & Trailblazers,” the hosts consider how movement inspires others to pursue new activities and break down boundaries.

    • 51 min

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