20 episodes

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-changing innovations in science and tech. From here on in, this is a good vibes only space.

a good good thing Neil Thornton + Jack Ratcliffe

    • Society & Culture

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-changing innovations in science and tech. From here on in, this is a good vibes only space.

    Positive in a pandemic: old drugs, new tricks

    Positive in a pandemic: old drugs, new tricks

    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...

    • 25 min
    Positive in a pandemic: a new normal?

    Positive in a pandemic: a new normal?

    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...

    • 30 min
    Positive in a pandemic: Unity and walking for the NHS

    Positive in a pandemic: Unity and walking for the NHS

    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...

    • 29 min
    Did they help?

    Did they help?

    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...

    • 41 min
    BONUS: From Japan with love

    BONUS: From Japan with love

    *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...

    • 32 min
    Taban Shoresh and The Lotus Flower

    Taban Shoresh and The Lotus Flower

    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 her family Taban narrowly escaped a mass live burial and the family eventual arrived in Britain. Fast-forward to adulthood, Taban was working in the city when she decided to leave her promising career to start the Lotus Flower,  a non-profit that supports women and girls impacted by conflict and displacement. Made up local implementers that work at the grassroots level to get right into the heart of the communities, the Lotus Flower has helped countless women and families restart their lives after the devastation of war and conflict. 
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    About your hosts
    Jack
    A New Media artist currently undertaking a PhD in virtual reality, Jack is motivated by the positive impact technology can have on our day to day lives both operationally and emotionally. Outside of PhDs and podcasting, Jack is a proud dad to three turtles and an ever-growing number of house plants.  Find Jack at @jacktionman on Instagram and Twitter
    Neil
    A digital content editor by day, Neil is also a men’s lifestyle blogger at whatneildid.com where he covers a range of topics from travel and style to health and mental well-being. You’ll never find him too far from a coffee.   Find Neil at @Whatneildid  on Instagram and Twitter 

    • 51 min

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