16 episodes

Good Change Podcast: Conversations About Making a World of Difference

The Good Change podcast highlights the common ground we share, the unlimited positive impact of a single person, and the greater good. We don’t aim to solve all of the world’s problems, but we do offer you peace of mind, hope, laughter, and ideas on how you can help improve circumstances and communities. In many ways, this podcast is the opposite of self-help. It is us-help. We draw attention to kindness, to the better angels of our nature. We swap stories that bring smiles, deep breaths, inspiration, and ideas to help us evolve. We introduce you to people who are positively transforming lives, those who are making change. Good change.

"Where movement makers, industry leaders, visionaries, voices of hope, and everyday heroes gather to share ideas, laugh, and inspire action for greater good"
— Michelle Abraham, Founder, AmplifYou Podcasting

Good Change: Conversations About Making a World of Difference Ken Streater

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Good Change Podcast: Conversations About Making a World of Difference

The Good Change podcast highlights the common ground we share, the unlimited positive impact of a single person, and the greater good. We don’t aim to solve all of the world’s problems, but we do offer you peace of mind, hope, laughter, and ideas on how you can help improve circumstances and communities. In many ways, this podcast is the opposite of self-help. It is us-help. We draw attention to kindness, to the better angels of our nature. We swap stories that bring smiles, deep breaths, inspiration, and ideas to help us evolve. We introduce you to people who are positively transforming lives, those who are making change. Good change.

"Where movement makers, industry leaders, visionaries, voices of hope, and everyday heroes gather to share ideas, laugh, and inspire action for greater good"
— Michelle Abraham, Founder, AmplifYou Podcasting

    Good Change Catch-Up and a Free Hat for You!

    Good Change Catch-Up and a Free Hat for You!

    This short and sweet episode shares how you can get a free “Good Change” hat; that change is a skill that is not hard to acquire nor hard to put into action; presents a story of local goodness; gives a glimpse of a future episode; and why listening to the good change podcast is good for you and your community!

    • 9 min
    We the People: Rights vs. Responsibilities, the Second Amendment, and the Immediate Need to Reduce Gun Violence

    We the People: Rights vs. Responsibilities, the Second Amendment, and the Immediate Need to Reduce Gun Violence

    If anyone is qualified to speak as an advocate for the elimination of gun violence and the reduction of weapons of wars on our community streets, it is Dr. Kyleanne Hunter, PhD. As a hunter, former Marine, and now Air Force Academy professor, Kyleanne speaks about and encourages gun control from all sides of this issue. She was the first woman pilot of the Super Cobra attack helicopter, served multiple deployments in war zones, and was awarded seven Airstrike-Medals as this warship captain. She is all too familiar with the military version of the AR15, having experienced firefights in various battle zones. She is keenly aware of the politics and economics of gun manufacturers, having finished her active-duty time as the Marine Corps’ Legislative Liaison Office of the House of Representatives. Her perspectives are powerful and based in fully qualifying experiences that very few of us have.

    In this episode, learn about the preamble to the U.S. Constitution as the guiding section of the Bill of Rights; how the Second Amendment was designed to protect the citizenry and not individual; the absolute need to live from the code that our rights can’t exceed our responsibilities; the consequences on our children from environments rife with PTSD producing influences; that the NRA has morphed from its original intent into a marketing arm of weapons manufacturers; how most gun owners want to drastically reduce gun violence; and what you can do on a local and individual level to effect change on our streets.

    • 51 min
    Pondering Leadership, Writing, and the Beauty of Life’s Voyage

    Pondering Leadership, Writing, and the Beauty of Life’s Voyage

    In 1975, William “Bill” McGinnis wrote the New York Times Bestseller, “Whitewater Rafting,” which has become the bible of boating wild rivers. After that, Bill created Whitewater Voyages, one of the most successful rafting companies on earth. It was founded on a guiding style that focused on connection to oneself, others, and the world around us. Then Bill retired from outfitting and became an acclaimed thriller novelist. Today, among other things, the proteges and alumni of Whitewater Voyages lead large multinational corporations, are highly regarded elected officials, direct critical global non-profit organizations, and run entire school districts. This Good Change episode chronicles a life well lived and illustrates the ability of one person to manifest a community of changemakers. This is Bill’s legacy.



    In this episode, learn about the importance of connectedness and staying in the moment; why opening your eyes to beauty produces magic; how leadership is best when it is welcoming, compassionate, and fosters relationships founded in caring about yourself, others, and the world around you; that positive brings out the positive; how adventure thriller novels can reflect and create a world of positive possibility; and why each individual’s gift to the universe is needed to bring about good change.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Medicine Should Not Be Marketed

    Medicine Should Not Be Marketed

    Melissa Deally is a highly regard integrative health practitioner who has deeply explored the positive and harmful elements of western modern medicine. Her research and practice have allowed her to find information and formulate approaches to better individual and, by extension, better community health. In this episode she shares the pitfalls of a health industry driven by profit, the consequences of pharmaceuticals that are not sold primarily for healing but for corporate financial return, and that now is the time to take charge of our own healing through holistic approaches, including improving nutrition, reducing stress, being judicious with western medicine, and incorporating wellbeing approaches that have been successfully used for centuries.

    With this episode, learn how each one of us has a choice and the power to take ownership of our own health; we have a health care system that does not care about our food, a food system that doesn’t care about our health, and big pharma that prioritizes shareholder profits over human health; that marketing should not have a place in medicine; that freshly graduated mainstream doctors have taken only one class in nutrition; and how modern technology allows each one of us to take diagnostic tests at home for integrative practitioners to study and then offer their “prescription” for patients; that your gut has nine times more influence on your brain than your brain has on your gut; and that, when all is said and done sleep, relaxation, stress reduction, exercise, and healthy food are cornerstones to healthy individuals and communities.

    • 50 min
    Catastrophe and Compassion in India

    Catastrophe and Compassion in India

    Immediately after becoming aware of an immediate-need effort to help with the Covid crisis in India, we put this episode together. Sudara, a social enterprise clothing company focused on ending sex trafficking and the impoverishment of women in India, has just started a fundraiser to help single mothers in rural India deal with the ravages of Covid, be it by providing food or funds for vaccinations. Check out this short and powerful podcast featuring Shannon Keith, the founder and CEO of Sudara, an organization that has been saving lives and building dreams for women in India since 2005.

    Today, with your donation of $14 you can feed a family of four for a week in India. With that in mind, think of what $100 can do! Additionally, by buying Sudara’s pajamas and loungewear that is made by women who are escaping the sex trade in India, you are supporting a company that for years has been taking women out of prostitution and despair and giving them work as garment manufacturers, and otherwise. Today, hundreds of women and their children are empowered to live meaningful and safe lives as the result of Sudara’s efforts. Now, Sudara has created this Covid-19 fundraiser to save more lives. Please listen or watch and give what you can at www.Sudara.org

    In this episode, learn of the staggering devastation in India and the particular risk from Covid among impoverished single mothers; find out what you can do right now to make a world of difference in someone’s life; how Sudara is perfectly suited as the organization to immediately put your donation to work; why buying pajamas or loungewear from Sudara helps transform communities by removing women from the sex trade in India; and how you can do more by sharing this podcast and rallying friends, families, co-workers, and others to donate and support Sudara’s mission and business.

    • 39 min
    Amazon Woman: Wild Tales and Words of Wisdom

    Amazon Woman: Wild Tales and Words of Wisdom

    More people have walked on the moon than run the Amazon—the world’s largest river—from the source to the sea. And Darcy Gaechter is the only woman to have done so in a kayak. The journey required Darcy and her two expedition-mates to paddle for five months over 4,000 river miles across the wildest portions of South America. This voyage included starting at an elevation of 15,000 feet where the river was a trickle and ending at sea level on the Atlantic coast where the waterway’s mouth is over 30 miles wide, paddling through sections known for foreigners being killed by drug cartel members, dealing with some of the most difficult whitewater on earth, and paddling for days on end into the searing sun that disintegrated their fingernails. Now a best-selling author of the acclaimed book Amazon Woman, Darcy shares stories of courage and kindness as she leaves us with inspiration to pursue and realize our own dreams.

    In this episode, Darcy invites us to find the common humanity in those we encounter, even those we may not always agree with; to not turn down the volume on your passions, no matter what; to seek out and find energy from those people who support your dreams; to work hard at what you love in order to realize the benefits that this pursuit will bring; to use your voice in order to inspire others to live passionately and purposefully, and to recognize the importance of connection to the wilderness and those we share the planet with as an ultimate life reward.

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Strengthafterstroke ,

Good Change Catch Up

It is very nice to hear about companies who are willing to go above and beyond because they care! Thanks for sharing this story and the phone message you got.
Appreciate the words of wisdom!!

Coral Mason ,

Wonderfully on point and uplifting

This was just what I was looking for this evening. Thank You for an excellent program and positively uplifting breath of fresh air!
I’m quite thankful I tuned in.

A.Kamm ,

Introspection: “all in moderation”

This podcast was really well done. On the base level I found it filled in a lot of blanks for me and gave a certain affirmation. Taking an experience so foreign or almost other worldly and bringing it down to earth, applicable in ones day to day life, was done masterfully.I’ve never done anything close to what the Amazon woman has done however I relate very well to her. Well done Ken!

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