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Kind World is a show about how a single act of kindness can change someone's life. In each episode, hosts and reporters Yasmin Amer and Andrea Asuaje search the world for good news stories that will restore your faith in humanity. A production of WBUR.

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Kind World is a show about how a single act of kindness can change someone's life. In each episode, hosts and reporters Yasmin Amer and Andrea Asuaje search the world for good news stories that will restore your faith in humanity. A production of WBUR.

    Kind World Presents: Anything For Selena

    Kind World Presents: Anything For Selena

    Listen to the trailer for "Anything For Selena," a new podcast from WBUR and Futuro Studios coming in January 2021. Subscribe now so you don't miss it!

    About The Show:

    On March 31, 1995, nine-year-old Maria Garcia came home to find her mother glued to the TV, tears rolling down her rosy cheeks. The phone kept ringing. Relatives in Mexico and the States wanted to know if Maria’s family was watching, too. American networks and Mexican programming aired the same top story. Selena Quintanilla, the Grammy-winning ascending Mexican American popstar had been killed — swiftly, violently — by the president of her fan club.

    The story shook the country and changed Maria’s life.

    In "Anything For Selena," host Maria Garcia goes on an intimate, revelatory quest to understand how Selena has become a potent symbol for tensions around race, class and body politics in the United States.

    The series weaves Maria’s personal story as a queer, first-generation Mexican immigrant with cultural analysis, history and politics to explore how, 25 years after her death, Selena remains an unparalleled vessel for understanding Latino identity and American belonging.

    • 4 min
    Kind World Presents: Port Of Entry

    Kind World Presents: Port Of Entry

    The perception that the U.S.-Mexico border’s been effectively sealed shut because of the pandemic is wrong. Lots of people are still crossing. Actually, the biggest, most dramatic change in who can’t cross right now; you’re not going to find those folks at the official ports of entry. Instead, you have to look inside migrant shelters, at the refugees who can’t seek asylum in the U.S. right now and are instead stuck in border towns. So that's what we do today. We talk to a migrant stuck at the border in Tijuana, and a doctor from Los Angeles who's trying to help.

    About The Show:

    “Port Of Entry” is about the unexplored subcultures, creativity and struggles at the U.S.-Mexico border. The KPBS podcast tells personal stories from people whose lives are shaped by the tension reverberating around the wall. This is a show for border babies, urban explorers or those who wonder what happens when two cultures are both separated and intertwined.

    • 25 min
    Kind World Says Goodbye

    Kind World Says Goodbye

    Listen in as five Kind World producers discuss how the show has grown and evolved in its seven-year run.

    • 17 min
    Giving Can Make Us Happier

    Giving Can Make Us Happier

    Science says giving can make us happier than having more money. Psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Dunn suggests ways to rethink the way we give in order to make it feel like a source of joy rather than an obligation.

    • 10 min
    Encore: A Teacher's Aid

    Encore: A Teacher's Aid

    When Jenn Carson found out her father was a serial killer, she began to think she was doomed to follow a dark path. But then she met a teacher who helped her change her life forever through simple acts of kindness

    • 14 min
    The Surprising Benefits Of Raising Kind Kids

    The Surprising Benefits Of Raising Kind Kids

    Adam Grant, organizational psychologist at UPenn, says kids who are taught kindness and caring at an earlier age may be more likely to succeed as adults.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

kelley in texas ,

Of all the times to stop this podcast!!!

The world and this country are so ugly right now! Why cancel a much needed bright light of humanity that makes such a difference in so many lives! Bring it back!!

Freddie bag of donuts ,

Ironic

Isn’t it funny the kindest nation in the is being called evil by progressives?

Makabaker ,

Kind World-I’m miss you

I have listened to the Kind World podcast for years. You’ve made me cry and laugh and lifted my faith in people each time I listened. You’ve touched thousands of hearts. And during this very difficult time in our world, I will miss you lots. Thank you.

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