8 episodes

Welcome to For the Ultimate Good, a podcast encouraging a lifestyle of hope, good work, and loving your neighbors well. Join illustrator and activist Danielle Coke as we walk through the journey of a life dedicated to justice, empathy, and optimism, and all of the challenges that show up along the way. With topics like tackling overwhelm & burnout, collective liberation & mutual aid, using your gifts to help others, and tons of things in between, you'll leave each episode feeling equipped and inspired to continue along in your journey of doing good work for others while taking good care of yourself.

Taking action during specific seasons is great. Forming a lifestyle of action that flows with your daily life is even better - especially when it’s sustainable and free from guilt & shame. It won't be perfect, but it's possible. Let's do it together.

For the Ultimate Good with Danielle Coke Oh Happy Dani

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 37 Ratings

Welcome to For the Ultimate Good, a podcast encouraging a lifestyle of hope, good work, and loving your neighbors well. Join illustrator and activist Danielle Coke as we walk through the journey of a life dedicated to justice, empathy, and optimism, and all of the challenges that show up along the way. With topics like tackling overwhelm & burnout, collective liberation & mutual aid, using your gifts to help others, and tons of things in between, you'll leave each episode feeling equipped and inspired to continue along in your journey of doing good work for others while taking good care of yourself.

Taking action during specific seasons is great. Forming a lifestyle of action that flows with your daily life is even better - especially when it’s sustainable and free from guilt & shame. It won't be perfect, but it's possible. Let's do it together.

    Your Unique Contribution Counts with Sharon McMahon

    Your Unique Contribution Counts with Sharon McMahon

    According to Sharon McMahon, affectionately known as "America's Government Teacher," we each have a different & important job to do on this earth - even if you don't have millions of dollars or thousands of social media followers. In this episode, we talk about how to discover your unique contribution, how to be responsible with the information you consume/share online, and how to fight pessimism in your pursuit of doing good.

    Find Dani on social media:
    www.facebook.com/ohhappydani
    www.instagram.com/ohhappydani
    www.twitter.com/ohhappydani
    Find Sharon on social media:
    www.instagram.com/sharonsaysso/
    Find the podcast on social media:
    www.instagram.com/fortheultimategood
    Grab artwork for the heart and home at www.ohhappydani.com
    Reach out about the podcast to admin@ohhappydani.com

    For the Ultimate Good is produced by Lovely House Media.

    • 45 min
    Art, Activism, & Action with Courn Ahn

    Art, Activism, & Action with Courn Ahn

    In this episode, Dani sits down with Courn Ahn, a fellow multidisciplinary designer and illustrator based in Portland, Oregon, to talk about all things art and activism. We trace our journeys over the past few years in this work, the highs and lows of creating this kind of content online, and share what others can do to support this kind of work while encouraging listeners to take the work offline too! 

    Find Dani on social media:
    www.facebook.com/ohhappydani
    www.instagram.com/ohhappydani
    www.twitter.com/ohhappydani
    Find Courn on social media:
    www.instagram.com/courtneyahndesign/
    https://www.facebook.com/courtneyahndesign/
    Find the podcast on social media:
    www.instagram.com/fortheultimategood
    Grab artwork for the heart and home at www.ohhappydani.com
    Reach out about the podcast to admin@ohhappydani.com

    For the Ultimate Good is produced by Lovely House Media.

    • 35 min
    Faithfully Navigating Cultural Conversations with Tyler Burns

    Faithfully Navigating Cultural Conversations with Tyler Burns

    Do I need to speak out about every issue? Whose voices should be centered? Does my perspective matter? In this episode, Dani sits down with Tyler Burns, President of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective and co-host of the acclaimed Pass the Mic podcast, to discuss what it looks like to navigate today's most pressing cultural questions through the lens of faith and wisdom while dodging the hurdles that try to throw us off course. 

    Find Dani on social media:
    www.facebook.com/ohhappydani
    www.instagram.com/ohhappydani
    www.twitter.com/ohhappydani
    Find Tyler Burns on social media:
    www.instagram.com/burnsclan_
    www.twitter.comburnsclan_
    Find the podcast on social media:
    www.instagram.com/fortheultimategood
    Grab artwork for the heart and home at www.ohhappydani.com
    Reach out about the podcast to admin@ohhappydani.com

    For the Ultimate Good is produced by Lovely House Media.

    • 42 min
    Waking Up to the Real Work of Justice with Michelle MiJung Kim

    Waking Up to the Real Work of Justice with Michelle MiJung Kim

    Throughout the past few years, many have awakened to the external forces of injustice. But what if the key to making a lasting impact involved waking up to your own capacity to transform? In this conversation with Michelle MiJung Kim (she/her), a longtime activist & author, we discuss the real work of justice and how it involves going beyond just recognizing what's wrong. We tackle Anti-Asian hate, solidarity between Asian and Black communities, and the importance of the collective in the pursuit of justice. We also discuss her four-part framework that frees justice-seekers up to chart their own paths, and what's not ours to carry on this journey as we are continuously caring for ourselves.

    Find Dani on social media:
    www.facebook.com/ohhappydani
    www.instagram.com/ohhappydani
    www.twitter.com/ohhappydani
    Find Michelle MiJung Kim on social media:
    www.instagram.com/michellekimkim
    www.twitter.com/mjmichellekim
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mjmichellekim/
    Find the podcast on social media:
    www.instagram.com/fortheultimategood
    Grab artwork for the heart and home at www.ohhappydani.com
    Reach out about the podcast to admin@ohhappydani.com

    For the Ultimate Good is produced by Lovely House Media.

    • 39 min
    Creating While Black: The White Gaze, Hope, and Reimagination with Cole Arthur Riley

    Creating While Black: The White Gaze, Hope, and Reimagination with Cole Arthur Riley

    In the age of social media, many of us have been wired to respond to injustice and tragedy online. For Cole Arthur Riley, her processing of such events coupled with her liturgical formation and Black experience combined to birth Black Liturgies, a project that integrates spiritual practice with Black emotion, Black literature, and the Black body. In this conversation, we talk about what it's like to be Black creators on social media under the white gaze, how memory gives us hope to pull from as we recount the experiences of those who came before us, and what we dream for the future liberation of Black people.  Let's stay connected!

    Find Dani on social media:
    www.facebook.com/ohhappydani
    www.instagram.com/ohhappydani
    www.twitter.com/ohhappydani
    Find Cole Arthur Riley on social media:
    www.instagram.com/blackliturgies
    www.instagram.com/colearthurriley
    Find the podcast on social media:
    www.instagram.com/fortheultimategood
    Grab artwork for the heart and home at www.ohhappydani.com
    Reach out about the podcast to admin@ohhappydani.com

    For the Ultimate Good is produced by Lovely House Media.

    • 35 min
    Being a Helper in the Midst of Heavy Headlines with Branden Harvey

    Being a Helper in the Midst of Heavy Headlines with Branden Harvey

    Another day, another heavy headline, another rush of difficult emotions & challenging conversations. How do we make sense of it all and take meaningful action without staying overwhelmed and stuck? In this episode with Branden Harvey of Good Good Good, Dani and Branden talk about how to practically show up when the news is heavy (and when it's not!), real good news vs. feel-good news,  the dangers of spreading misinformation - even if it's positive, and how doing a little bit of good wherever you are can have a whole lot of impact. We're not just looking for the helpers – we're learning how to BE the helpers, even when things get hard. That's how we all get free.

    Let's stay connected!

    Find Dani on social media:
    www.facebook.com/ohhappydani
    www.instagram.com/ohhappydani
    www.twitter.com/ohhappydani
    Find Branden/Good Good Good on social media:
    www.instagram.com/brandenharvey
    www.instagram.com/goodgoodgoodco
    Find the pod on social media:
    www.instagram.com/fortheultimategood
    Grab artwork for the heart and home at www.ohhappydani.com
    Read the Good Newspaper at www.goodgoodgood.co
    Reach out about the podcast to admin@ohhappydani.com

    For the Ultimate Good is produced by Lovely House Media.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

kate1458 ,

What the World Needs Right Now

Dani has a beautiful talent for balancing thoughtful and compassionate perspectives with solution-oriented action. In a society filled with heartbreak, Dani provides a light and hopeful empowerment through phenomenal conversation in her podcast. It’s incredible ✨

jaylinemperez ,

God Send.

I cannot tell you how in love I am with her work at Target! It’s so powerful and I am beyond excited to start listening to her podcast!!!!!

BGTPkitten ,

A Must Listen for All - Seriously!

I just discovered Danielle Coke’s work today and I’m obsessed! This incredibly talented young woman not only creates soul-filling art and words to view…her voice and messages in her podcast fill my heart with love and hope for the future. I am an instant superfan and can’t wait for her to create more content so we can collectively heal the world. It is going to take a whole lot of good-hearted people to make a difference and I can’t imagine a better inspiration than Danielle Coke.😍

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