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Sounds Good hosts hopeful conversations with optimists and world-changers about the headlines we can be hopeful about — and how you can get involved and make a difference. Every week, Good Good Good founder Branden Harvey sits down with the people driving positive change against the world's greatest problems. Each episode will leave you with a sense of hope about the good in the world — and a sense of direction on how we can all be a part of that good. Episodes are released every Monday.

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Sounds Good hosts hopeful conversations with optimists and world-changers about the headlines we can be hopeful about — and how you can get involved and make a difference. Every week, Good Good Good founder Branden Harvey sits down with the people driving positive change against the world's greatest problems. Each episode will leave you with a sense of hope about the good in the world — and a sense of direction on how we can all be a part of that good. Episodes are released every Monday.

Dive deeper into these stories and find more good news at goodgoodgood.co and @goodgoodgoodco.

    How To Combat Your Media Echo Chamber

    How To Combat Your Media Echo Chamber

    Echo chambers are a real problem in our news and media consumption. We follow, listen to, and read news from people who tell us what we already believe, so we run the risk of missing out on the truth or valuable perspectives. Our guest, Harleen Kaur, co-founded Ground News, a news comparison platform that promises to uncover your media blind spots by offering news for people from all political ideologies through their website, app, newsletters, and browser extension.

    In the first half of the episode, Harleen explains how our current media landscape came to be and the importance of uncovering our own blind spots, and in the second half she shares three things each of us should do every time we consume news.



    Guest: Harleen Kaur, co-founder and CEO of Ground News
    Visit Ground News on their website and download their app, sign up for their newsletters, and install their browser extension.



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    • 28 min
    Shane Claiborne on Abolishing the Death Penalty

    Shane Claiborne on Abolishing the Death Penalty

    Shane Claiborne is an outspoken critic of the death penalty. He’s a well-respected justice system reform activist and Christian faith leader, and he believes capital punishment needs to go for good in the United States — a country that’s in company with China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Egypt for countries with the highest execution rates.

    In the first half of today’s episode, Shane shares how he came to believe so passionately against the death penalty, lay out the most important facts, and celebrate progress that’s already been made, such as the abolition of the death penalty in some places and the growing conversation on the topic. He also casts a vision for what a future without the death penalty could look like. In the second half, Shane lays out how each of us can get involved.



    Guest: Shane Claiborne, activist and author
    Get involved in protesting against the death penalty at deathpenaltyaction.org, and learn more about Shane and his work at shaneclaiborne.com.



    Background reading:


    The Guardian wrote this article about Lisa Montgomery, whose execution is scheduled for tomorrow, January 12
    Visit The Marshall Project’s ‘The Next to Die’ page for great journalism about death row and the death penalty
    Shane’s book, Executing Grace, talks about the death penalty from a faith perspective
    And Bryan Stevenson’s book, Just Mercy, is also a great and important read on the subject. He’s the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative.



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    • 34 min
    This Nonprofit Helps Kids Grow $100 Into Thousands For Charity

    This Nonprofit Helps Kids Grow $100 Into Thousands For Charity

    The nonprofit Kids Boost empowers kids to become philanthropists and social entrepreneurs. With $100 in start-up funding, kids work with a one-on-one coach to raise funds for a charity they love. On average, participants turn the initial $100 into $1,850 for deserving charities.

    In the first half of this episode, Kids Boost founder Kristen Williams tells the story of a 12-year-old named Jared, who inspired her to start Kids Boost, and how participants creatively raise money for the causes they care about. In the second half, Kristen shares how everyone — kids and grown-ups alike — can make a difference by doing what they love.



    Guest: Kristen Williams, founder and executive director of Kids Boost
    Donate to Kids Boost and follow Kids Boost on Instagram



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    • 28 min
    3 Steps to Emotional Wellness with Miles Adcox

    3 Steps to Emotional Wellness with Miles Adcox

    Miles Adcox (Onsite Workshops, Unspoken Podcast) is passionate about emotional wellness. His company offers life-changing personal growth workshops, leadership retreats, and emotional treatment. He lives his life by three concepts: Empathy over action, love over agenda, and grace over advice. He also co-hosts a podcast, Unspoken, with friend of the show Ruthie Lindsey.

    In the first half of this episode, Miles explains what is and isn’t self-care, how to balance negative and positive emotions, and three steps to enhance emotional wellness. In the second half, Branden sits with Good Good Good’s managing editor, Kailey Thompson, to highlight the best news that came from 2020 and how we can be a part of the good in 2021.



    Guest: Miles Adcox, owner and CEO of Onsite Workshops
    Learn more about emotional wellness from Onsite, sign up for Rediscovering You or 30 Days of Living Centered, and follow Miles on Instagram.



    Background reading on the year’s top good news stories:


    Lockdowns caused a 17 percent drop in global carbon dioxide emissions.
    Levels of nitrogen dioxide — a key ingredient in smog — declined by an average of 27 percent in 12 major global cities 10 days after lockdowns were initiated.
    Books on anti-racism rose to best-seller lists this year.
    Following increased Black Lives Matter protests, the majority of people support the movement.
    Protests against racial injustice led to policy changes around the country.
    We also put together our top good news stories from 2020 on our Instagram. Check out all the good that 2020 brought.



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    • 43 min
    How to Be an Ally During a Crisis

    How to Be an Ally During a Crisis

    Danielle Coke (@ohhappydani) uses art to educate and inspire her Instagram followers about anti-racism and allyship. For many of us, this year has inspired big questions about how to meaningfully take action and make a difference in the realm of a lot of big problems — and especially systemic racism and racial injustice. These problems aren’t new, but this year has brought them to front of mind for many for the very first time. Dani’s work helps people understand racial justice work and how to get involved.

    In the first half of this episode, Dani guides us through five steps to allyship during a crisis, and in the second half Dani shares how we can maintain hope, despite how “bad” the year has been.



    Guest: Danielle Coke, advocate and illustrator using art for activism and education
    Follow @ohhappydani on Instagram to see Dani’s illustrations and shop her art



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    • 20 min
    Why Ranked Choice Voting Could Save Us

    Why Ranked Choice Voting Could Save Us

    Katherine Gehl says reforming our voting system is the solution to political division and gridlock. Our current political system makes polarization and incivility commonplace and compromise nearly impossible, but ranked choice voting promises to make efficient cooperation possible. Katherine founded Democracy Found and The Institute for Political Innovation, organizations that work to catalyze political change in America.

    In the first half of this episode, Katherine describes how increased political competition and changing our voting system can make politics better, and in the second half she offers simple steps we can take to make a better election system a reality.



    Guest: Katherine Gehl, co-founder of Democracy Found, founder of The Institute for Political Innovation, and co-author of “The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy”
    Get involved in implementing ranked-choice voting and order Katherine’s book.



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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
341 Ratings

341 Ratings

KMK 1 ,

the best of the best.

from the excellence in podcast production, the masterful questions asked, the phenomenal game-changer guests, and all the way down to the perfect copywriting — this show is a work of art. forever looking forward to each episode and forever on the edge of my seat to see what comes next.

thank you, sounds good team, for putting something meaningful into the world every work in the midst of so much tension and chaos.

Jtcdeuce ,

"Good" news

The stories just contribute to the overall leftist echo chamber narrative. The transition music slaps hard though, so I gotta give a few stars just for that.

rachelmeade ,

phenomenal podcast!!!

I love this podcast so much. It brings people to my attention that I never would have thought of before. Brandon takes the time to understand complex issues and brings humanity and thoughtfulness into the conversations, leading with positivity and optimism.

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