37 episodes

THE GOOD ALL AROUND US podcast is a celebration of uplifting stories and events from around the world.
Each week, hosts Deanna and Chris Ley will alternate telling stories of good things that have happened to real people all across the globe.
It's time to celebrate THE GOOD ALL AROUND US!
It's time to HAPPY UP YOUR LIFE!
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You can move right in by clicking here: www.patreon.com/TheGoodAllAroundUs
By joining our Patreon Community at the link above, you can get some fun goodies, including bonus episodes and other awesome stuff. Best of all, you will be our Neighbor! But promise us you will ignore the whining dog.
...shhhh CoCo! We are trying to record a podcast here!
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It's where we share about all the goings-on here at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US podcast.
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   Music courtesy of the amazingly talented Timur Khakimov. Check him out at OCHTAHEDRONMUSIC.
   Visit our website: www.TheGoodAllAroundUs.com

THE GOOD ALL AROUND US podcast Deanna and Chris Ley

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 44 Ratings

THE GOOD ALL AROUND US podcast is a celebration of uplifting stories and events from around the world.
Each week, hosts Deanna and Chris Ley will alternate telling stories of good things that have happened to real people all across the globe.
It's time to celebrate THE GOOD ALL AROUND US!
It's time to HAPPY UP YOUR LIFE!
   Please make sure to subscribe so you can stay up to date on all new podcast releases.
...and if you like us, please give a 5-star rating in Apple Podcast. It will only take a sec! We'd appreciate it!
...and if you really, really like us, head on over to Patreon and become our Neighbor! We'll even let you borrow our mower! It's super easy to become a part of THE GOOD ALL AROUND US Community.
You can move right in by clicking here: www.patreon.com/TheGoodAllAroundUs
By joining our Patreon Community at the link above, you can get some fun goodies, including bonus episodes and other awesome stuff. Best of all, you will be our Neighbor! But promise us you will ignore the whining dog.
...shhhh CoCo! We are trying to record a podcast here!
   Be sure to follow us on social media!
It's where we share about all the goings-on here at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US podcast.
Facebook at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US
Instagram at @TheGoodAllAroundUsPodcastTwitter at @HappyUpYourLifeYouTube at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US PodcastLinkedIn at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US Podcast
   Get your GOOD GOOD Merch!
Grab some fun (and funny) gear here: Get GOOD Merch Store.
   Music courtesy of the amazingly talented Timur Khakimov. Check him out at OCHTAHEDRONMUSIC.
   Visit our website: www.TheGoodAllAroundUs.com

    #36 Family is Who You Choose

    #36 Family is Who You Choose

    Chris and Deanna discuss their favorite flavors of LaCroix. Much to Chris's dismay, "The Top Tens" list is involved - ish. Then Chris teaches us the history of Thanksgiving - from the Pilgrims to how it became a tradition-filled US national holiday thanks to the dedication of one woman. He mixes in some fun facts and interesting details that we are sure you will find fascinating. From there, Chris takes us on a journey to Mesa, Arizona where we are introduced to Wanda Dench and Jamal Hinton - a duo that "met" under the most accidental of circumstances but has turned into the sweetest grandmother and grandson relationship that you've ever heard. This story teaches us that family isn't just who we are born into, but also, FAMILY IS WHO YOU CHOOSE.


    THE GOOD ALL AROUND US podcast is a celebration of uplifting stories and events from around the world.

    Each week, hosts Deanna and Chris Ley will alternate telling stories of good things that have happened to real people all across the globe.

    It's time to celebrate THE GOOD ALL AROUND US!
    It's time to HAPPY UP YOUR LIFE!


    Please make sure to subscribe so you can stay up to date on all new podcast releases.
    ...and if you like us, please give a 5-star rating in Apple Podcast or Podchaser. It will only take a sec! We'd appreciate it!

    ...and if you really, really like us, head on over to Patreon and become our Neighbor! By joining our Patreon Community at the link below, you can get some fun GOODies, including access to our private Facebook group, monthly bonus episodes, and other awesome stuff. Best of all, you will be our Neighbor! You can move right in to the GOOD 'HOOD by clicking here.


    Be sure to follow us on social media!
    It's where we share about all the goings-on here at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US podcast.

    Facebook at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US
    Instagram at @TheGoodAllAroundUsPodcast
    Twitter at @HappyUpYourLife
    YouTube at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US Podcast
    LinkedIn at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US Podcast


    Get your GOOD GOOD Merch!
    Grab some fun (and funny) gear at the Get GOOD Merch Store.


    Access everything above and so much more in one easy place - our website!
    www.TheGoodAllAroundUs.com


    Join our Facebook group PODAPALOOZA where podcast creators and podcast listeners unite!


    Email us at any time at Hello@TheGoodAllAroundUs.com! We'd love to hear from you!
     

    Music courtesy of the amazingly talented Timur Khakimov. Check him out at OCHTAHEDRONMUSIC.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thegoodallaroundus)

    • 39 min
    #35 A Blissful Transformation

    #35 A Blissful Transformation

    Deanna and Chris chat it up about how they survived Deanna's 30th reunion festivities and their weekend guests - and how Chris looks a lot taller on Facebook. They laugh about how yet another person was "fooled" by Episode #19 - An Ounce Of Hope. Then Deanna tells us how she learned about this week's heroes from a post on the Humans of New York Facebook page. She shares the backstory of how Brandon Stanton started HONY and how it has wowed millions of people over the last 10 years. It's from that post that we travel to the South Bronx to meet physical therapist Martha Gold-Dvoryadkin and her husband Alex. They have spent years and years dedicating their time and resources to young people living with disabilities in the most amazing way - one BLISSFUL TRANSFORMATION at a time.


    THE GOOD ALL AROUND US podcast is a celebration of uplifting stories and events from around the world.

    Each week, hosts Deanna and Chris Ley will alternate telling stories of good things that have happened to real people all across the globe.

    It's time to celebrate THE GOOD ALL AROUND US!
    It's time to HAPPY UP YOUR LIFE!


    Please make sure to subscribe so you can stay up to date on all new podcast releases.
    ...and if you like us, please give a 5-star rating in Apple Podcast or Podchaser. It will only take a sec! We'd appreciate it!

    ...and if you really, really like us, head on over to Patreon and become our Neighbor! By joining our Patreon Community at the link below, you can get some fun GOODies, including access to our private Facebook group, monthly bonus episodes, and other awesome stuff. Best of all, you will be our Neighbor! You can move right in to the GOOD 'HOOD by clicking here.


    Be sure to follow us on social media!
    It's where we share about all the goings-on here at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US podcast.

    Facebook at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US
    Instagram at @TheGoodAllAroundUsPodcast
    Twitter at @HappyUpYourLife
    YouTube at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US Podcast
    LinkedIn at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US Podcast


    Get your GOOD GOOD Merch!
    Grab some fun (and funny) gear at the Get GOOD Merch Store.


    Access everything above and so much more in one easy place - our website!
    www.TheGoodAllAroundUs.com


    Join our Facebook group PODAPALOOZA where podcast creators and podcast listeners unite!


    Email us at any time at Hello@TheGoodAllAroundUs.com! We'd love to hear from you!
     

    Music courtesy of the amazingly talented Timur Khakimov. Check him out at OCHTAHEDRONMUSIC.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thegoodallaroundus)

    • 50 min
    #34 Crash Pads For Kedi

    #34 Crash Pads For Kedi

    Chris and Deanna chat about how much fun it was to record their "Look Back" Bonus episode for their Patreon Neighbors and how hard it is to be in a bad mood when you search the interwebs for GOOD stories. They also talked all about trick or treating with their "farkly cheerleader" granddaughter, and how Deanna is excited for her 30th reunion this weekend. Then Chris takes us to Istandbul (not Constantinople) to meet Didem Gokgoz, a woman who used her talents and experience to find creative and unique ways to give stray cats a home. She has amazing support from the community, too! Everyone is thrilled that she's developed CRASH PADS FOR KEDI.


    THE GOOD ALL AROUND US podcast is a celebration of uplifting stories and events from around the world.

    Each week, hosts Deanna and Chris Ley will alternate telling stories of good things that have happened to real people all across the globe.

    It's time to celebrate THE GOOD ALL AROUND US!
    It's time to HAPPY UP YOUR LIFE!


    Please make sure to subscribe so you can stay up to date on all new podcast releases.
    ...and if you like us, please give a 5-star rating in Apple Podcast or Podchaser. It will only take a sec! We'd appreciate it!

    ...and if you really, really like us, head on over to Patreon and become our Neighbor! By joining our Patreon Community at the link below, you can get some fun GOODies, including access to our private Facebook group, monthly bonus episodes, and other awesome stuff. Best of all, you will be our Neighbor! You can move right in to the GOOD 'HOOD by clicking here.


    Be sure to follow us on social media!
    It's where we share about all the goings-on here at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US podcast.

    Facebook at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US
    Instagram at @TheGoodAllAroundUsPodcast
    Twitter at @HappyUpYourLife
    YouTube at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US Podcast
    LinkedIn at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US Podcast


    Get your GOOD GOOD Merch!
    Grab some fun (and funny) gear at the Get GOOD Merch Store.


    Access everything above and so much more in one easy place - our website!
    www.TheGoodAllAroundUs.com


    Join our Facebook group PODAPALOOZA where podcast creators and podcast listeners unite!


    Email us at any time at Hello@TheGoodAllAroundUs.com! We'd love to hear from you!
     

    Music courtesy of the amazingly talented Timur Khakimov. Check him out at OCHTAHEDRONMUSIC.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thegoodallaroundus)

    • 37 min
    #33 Up For The Challenge

    #33 Up For The Challenge

    Chris and Deanna talk about their "fancy" candle obsession, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe (which is Deanna's favorite coffee roast), how Chris cracks himself up constantly, and how they discovered a fun new place in downtown St. Louis  that sells antiques and records. Then Deanna takes us on a journey to the quaint Swiss Alps town of Zermatt where we meet Neil Heritage, a British Veteran who overcame incredible odds after a devastating war injury. We learn about how his amazing feats of physicality have helped heal his mind, body, and soul - including doing something that no man with his disability has ever done before - and how he is now helping other Veterans to do the same. Be inspired as you listen to how he is always UP FOR THE CHALLENGE.


    THE GOOD ALL AROUND US podcast is a celebration of uplifting stories and events from around the world.

    Each week, hosts Deanna and Chris Ley will alternate telling stories of good things that have happened to real people all across the globe.

    It's time to celebrate THE GOOD ALL AROUND US!
    It's time to HAPPY UP YOUR LIFE!


    Please make sure to subscribe so you can stay up to date on all new podcast releases.
    ...and if you like us, please give a 5-star rating in Apple Podcast or Podchaser. It will only take a sec! We'd appreciate it!

    ...and if you really, really like us, head on over to Patreon and become our Neighbor! By joining our Patreon Community at the link below, you can get some fun GOODies, including access to our private Facebook group, monthly bonus episodes, and other awesome stuff. Best of all, you will be our Neighbor! You can move right in to the GOOD 'HOOD by clicking here.


    Be sure to follow us on social media!
    It's where we share about all the goings-on here at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US podcast.

    Facebook at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US
    Instagram at @TheGoodAllAroundUsPodcast
    Twitter at @HappyUpYourLife
    YouTube at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US Podcast
    LinkedIn at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US Podcast


    Get your GOOD GOOD Merch!
    Grab some fun (and funny) gear at the Get GOOD Merch Store.


    Access everything above and so much more in one easy place - our website!
    www.TheGoodAllAroundUs.com


    Join our Facebook group PODAPALOOZA where podcast creators and podcast listeners unite!


    Email us at any time at Hello@TheGoodAllAroundUs.com! We'd love to hear from you!
     

    Music courtesy of the amazingly talented Timur Khakimov. Check him out at OCHTAHEDRONMUSIC.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thegoodallaroundus)

    • 47 min
    #32 Sold!

    #32 Sold!

    Deanna and Chris talk all about their trip to Texas and how much fun they had going to Chip and Joanna's Silos, watching sunrises, hunting javelina-boar-hog-pigs, and how they listened to a serial podcast on the long drive home - You Must Remember This's “Charles Manson’s Hollywood” by Karina Longworth. From there Chris gives us the history of how rummage sales came to be and some fun trivia about them. Then he takes us to the city of Arlington in the Commonwealth of Virginia to introduce us to the amazing Susan Thompson-Gaines. She lives to provide random acts of kindness to her community in a very unique way. Learn about what she does and how all the GOOD she's doing throughout the year is benefitting those around her in a big way every time something is SOLD!


    THE GOOD ALL AROUND US podcast is a celebration of uplifting stories and events from around the world.

    Each week, hosts Deanna and Chris Ley will alternate telling stories of good things that have happened to real people all across the globe.

    It's time to celebrate THE GOOD ALL AROUND US!
    It's time to HAPPY UP YOUR LIFE!


    Please make sure to subscribe so you can stay up to date on all new podcast releases.
    ...and if you like us, please give a 5-star rating in Apple Podcast or Podchaser. It will only take a sec! We'd appreciate it!

    ...and if you really, really like us, head on over to Patreon and become our Neighbor! By joining our Patreon Community at the link below, you can get some fun GOODies, including access to our private Facebook group, monthly bonus episodes, and other awesome stuff. Best of all, you will be our Neighbor! You can move right in to the GOOD 'HOOD by clicking here.


    Be sure to follow us on social media!
    It's where we share about all the goings-on here at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US podcast.

    Facebook at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US
    Instagram at @TheGoodAllAroundUsPodcast
    Twitter at @HappyUpYourLife
    YouTube at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US Podcast
    LinkedIn at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US Podcast


    Get your GOOD GOOD Merch!
    Grab some fun (and funny) gear at the Get GOOD Merch Store.


    Access everything above and so much more in one easy place - our website!
    www.TheGoodAllAroundUs.com


    Join our Facebook group PODAPALOOZA where podcast creators and podcast listeners unite!


    Email us at any time at Hello@TheGoodAllAroundUs.com! We'd love to hear from you!
     

    Music courtesy of the amazingly talented Timur Khakimov. Check him out at OCHTAHEDRONMUSIC.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thegoodallaroundus)

    • 44 min
    #31 What A Pal!

    #31 What A Pal!

    Chris and Deanna share how they are getting ready to take a fun, multi-stop road trip with their pups that has them traveling to a ranch outside of Waco, Texas for the week. While there, Deanna is convinced that Joanna Gaines will become her BFF. Then join them as Deanna tells the story of how Snoopy-loving Wesley Morgan used his furlough time during the pandemic to connect with strangers in a way that has been around since the 1930s. Hear how what he did helped Nancy Sloane feel less lonely and how special their friendship has become. By the time the story is finished, you will want a pal just like Wesley.


    THE GOOD ALL AROUND US podcast is a celebration of uplifting stories and events from around the world.

    Each week, hosts Deanna and Chris Ley will alternate telling stories of good things that have happened to real people all across the globe.

    It's time to celebrate THE GOOD ALL AROUND US!
    It's time to HAPPY UP YOUR LIFE!


    Please make sure to subscribe so you can stay up to date on all new podcast releases.
    ...and if you like us, please give a 5-star rating in Apple Podcast or Podchaser. It will only take a sec! We'd appreciate it!

    ...and if you really, really like us, head on over to Patreon and become our Neighbor! By joining our Patreon Community at the link below, you can get some fun GOODies, including access to our private Facebook group, monthly bonus episodes, and other awesome stuff. Best of all, you will be our Neighbor! You can move right in to the GOOD 'HOOD by clicking here.


    Be sure to follow us on social media!
    It's where we share about all the goings-on here at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US podcast.

    Facebook at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US
    Instagram at @TheGoodAllAroundUsPodcast
    Twitter at @HappyUpYourLife
    YouTube at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US Podcast
    LinkedIn at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US Podcast


    Get your GOOD GOOD Merch!
    Grab some fun (and funny) gear at the Get GOOD Merch Store.


    Access everything above and so much more in one easy place - our website!
    www.TheGoodAllAroundUs.com


    Join our Facebook group PODAPALOOZA where podcast creators and podcast listeners unite!


    Email us at any time at Hello@TheGoodAllAroundUs.com! We'd love to hear from you!
     

    Music courtesy of the amazingly talented Timur Khakimov. Check him out at OCHTAHEDRONMUSIC.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thegoodallaroundus)

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Bosshog9 ,

Love it

Chris and Deanna I absolutely love your podcast. I went into it with little knowledge of what I was about to embark on. I could listen to a full show of your banter. Then for you to take us on a journey across the world with this beautiful story of love with bits of history along the way. Carrie and I are going to make this a weekly tradition.

Mike 5555555 ,

My happy time

True confession. I thought I had been following Chris and Deanna on this podcast. I listened to each and every episode (just got caught up again!) I could never find where to write a review. Well, that’s because I was NOT following them. Oops. I am not so tech savvy. Now I am! With all the craziness in the world right now, we all need a place to go to feel good. Mine is walking with my dog. Usually I am making phone calls and answering emails as well. I’ve started making sure that on some of my walks I listen to The Good All Around Us. The combination of hearing Chris and Deanna interact (talk about relationship goals, people!), hearing about others who do wonderful things and being outside in nature is a perfect combination to raise my mood. Thanks for doing this, guys!

codystl ,

Great stories every week!

There are a few podcasts where I anxiously await for new episodes and this one is on the top of my list! We need more Good stories in our lives. And, I've learned along the way and will search wikipedia (nod to Chris, just joking) and the interwebs to learn more about the people featured. Chris and Deanna's banter is wonderful. Thank you for spreading the good!

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