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Explore what it means to be good by listening to everyday heroes, philanthropists, altruists, and do-gooders. Hosted by NYT’s bestselling author Kelsey Timmerman and his friend Jay Moorman.

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Explore what it means to be good by listening to everyday heroes, philanthropists, altruists, and do-gooders. Hosted by NYT’s bestselling author Kelsey Timmerman and his friend Jay Moorman.

    33: Pam Mandel

    33: Pam Mandel

    Pam Mandel left suburbia for a lifetime of travel when she was only 17. She writes about her early travel days in her new memoir THE SAME RIVER TWICE.

    Pam joined Kelsey and Jay to chat about hitchhiking, travel, questioning intentions while doing good, the time she went to the airport to help a refugee, founding a nonprofit, and, of course, jamming in a ukelele rock band.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    32: Soccer in the Wake of Civil War

    32: Soccer in the Wake of Civil War

    Seren Fryatt didn't want to tape ankles the rest of her life. She quit her job to volunteer internationally with Mercy Ships. In Liberia she was recruited to play professional soccer. She saw what the sport meant to the women on her team and its potential to be a force of positive change. Eventually she founded L.A.C.E.S., an NGO that works to create a sustainable, replicable model of community development using sports as a tool to reach at-risk youth and empower their local communities.

    • 54 min
    31: Eric Henry (Entrepreneur, Farmer, Candidate, Local Citizen)

    31: Eric Henry (Entrepreneur, Farmer, Candidate, Local Citizen)

    Eric Henry’s T-shirt business and North Carolina community were turned upside down by NAFTA. Ever since, he’s focused on the triple bottom line: people, planet, and profit. Eric is a champion for his community, cooperatives, chickens, electric cars, local economies, farmers, and now he’s seeking to represent all of these interests in the North Carolina House of Representatives.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    30: Muncie Not Mercury (Part 2)

    30: Muncie Not Mercury (Part 2)

    In the summer of 2019, a violinist stood up at a city council meeting in Muncie, Indiana, and expressed concern over a factory that was coming to town. A local reporter wrote a story about the meeting. That story was passed around to concerned citizens who started asking questions. A few weeks later more than 1,000 people showed up at the courthouse protesting the Waelz Sustainable Products factory. A factory that would likely be the #1 polluter of airborne Mercury in the nation. Ultimately the billion-dollar corporation left town.

    • 59 min
    29: Muncie Not Mercury (Part 1)

    29: Muncie Not Mercury (Part 1)

    In the summer of 2019, a violinist stood up at a city council meeting in Muncie, Indiana, and expressed concern over a factory that was coming to town. A local reporter wrote a story about the meeting. That story was passed around to concerned citizens who started asking questions. A few weeks later more than 1,000 people showed up at the courthouse protesting the Waelz Sustainable Products factory. A factory that would likely be the #1 polluter of airborne Mercury in the nation. Ultimately the billion-dollar corporation left town.

    Kelsey talks with Josh Arthur, a local pastor, and Bryan Preston, a GIS technician, who were both in early on the action.

    This is a two-part episode. On this episode we discuss the build up to the 1,000-person protest and what happened at the city council meeting . . . it was like something out of a movie.

    • 50 min
    28: The Doughnut Economy

    28: The Doughnut Economy

    What does an economy of living within the means of our planet look like? Welp, according to economist Kate Raworth it looks like a doghnut. Kelsey and Jay are joined by John Motlotch and Scott Truex of the Sustainable Communities Institute for a discussion on Raworth’s TED Talk.

    • 1 hr 15 min

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