11 episodes

Each week, join Nicole Roberts as she explores the globe meeting the wildest people doing the work that truly makes the world better. From the peaks of the Himalayas to miles under the sea, everywhere we go The Global Good Podcast team is seeking out the dreamers and the doers. Send your stories to: stories@theglobalgoodpodcast.com

The Global Good Podcast Nicole Roberts

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Each week, join Nicole Roberts as she explores the globe meeting the wildest people doing the work that truly makes the world better. From the peaks of the Himalayas to miles under the sea, everywhere we go The Global Good Podcast team is seeking out the dreamers and the doers. Send your stories to: stories@theglobalgoodpodcast.com

    DIVERSION - Great Pacific Garbage Patch

    DIVERSION - Great Pacific Garbage Patch

    If we care about preserving our planet, the importance of the oceans’ health cannot be overstated. They cover over 70% of the Earth’s surface and produce more than 50% of our oxygen. Unfortunately, our daily actions can be incredibly detrimental to the ocean-health we so desperately need. Set sail with us as we head to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an area where, thanks to both natural currents and our negligent contamination, plastic is turning our oceans into chemical soup.
    Intro music by Siddhartha Corsus - Sita's Song
    Research and writing by Nicole Roberts with assistance by Tyler Wikoff
    Produced by WillPower Productions


    Watch the Vice Documentary: https://video.vice.com/en_us/video/garbage-island/563b9c912aab5c416bc75039
    Learn more about Charles Moore, Oceanographer and Discoverer of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch: http://www.captain-charles-moore.org/
    Watch Sea Sick: Ocean in Crisis TED Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crPiV4C_t7k
    Learn more from Nat Geo: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/great-pacific-garbage-patch/
    Watch Plastic Paradise: https://plasticparadisemovie.com
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    • 23 min
    Listener Tales 1 - Holiday 2021

    Listener Tales 1 - Holiday 2021

    Since the start of the show, Listeners have been writing in telling us about the Changemakers in their lives – sometimes the very place they work or volunteer. To wrap up the year, we’re reading some of your emails to highlight the small and large groups keeping children safe, saving pets, supporting underrepresented groups in film, and honoring trailblazers in their field.
    Intro music by Siddhartha Corsus - Sita's Song
    Produced by WillPower Productions
    RESOURCES:
    Visit First Nations Films: http://www.firstnationsfilms.com
    Visit Women’s Centers International: https://www.womenscentersintl.org
    Visit Independent Animal Rescue: https://animalrescue.net
    Visit WeeCare: https://weecare.co
    Visit the Chester Pierce Human Rights Award:  https://www.psychiatry.org/psychiatrists/awards-leadership-opportunities/awards/chester-pierce-award-endowment-campaign
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    • 16 min
    Wearing Many Hats For Children

    Wearing Many Hats For Children

    Globally, we pay a high economic price for lack of investment in promoting, protecting and caring for children. This week, at our first LIVE event, we meet several people wearing Many Hats in the U.S. and Latin America, working to lift up children and give a voice and spotlight to those doing good in the world. Best of all, our conversations takes place learning about the beautiful sport of polo – a unique form of diplomacy.
    Intro music by Siddhartha Corsus - Sita's Song
    Episode music by Julius H. – Tango de Salon
    Audio and Visual Production by WillPower Productions
    Images & Video provided by Many Hats Institute
    Visit www.theglobalgoodpodcast.com to find all the resources you need to learn more and Take Action with the organizations and partners mentioned in today’s episode.
    The Many Hats Institute: http://www.themanyhats.org
    DC Scores: https://www.dcscores.org
    Ricky Martin Foundation: https://rickymartinfoundation.org
    International Peace Honors: https://internationalpeacehonors.org
    Barr Hill: https://barrhill.square.site
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    • 59 min
    DIVERSION - How The World Votes

    DIVERSION - How The World Votes

    In many countries around the world, it’s election time. In fact, in weeks, 16 countries hold elections at some level. With that in mind, we’re diving into some of the wild ways and different rules that other countries use to conduct their elections. It’s also important to address some barriers to voting (and of course those breaking barriers) that may surprise everyone who doesn’t live there.
    Intro music by Siddhartha Corsus - Sita's Song
    Research and writing by Tyler Wikoff
    Produced by WillPower Productions
    Voting Rights Around The World: https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/voting-rights-around-the-world/
    Global Election Calendar: https://www.ndi.org/elections-calendar-all?sort_order=ASC&year=2021
    The Science Of Voting Ink: https://www.livemint.com/science/news/the-science-of-indelible-ink-1556023764108.html
    Technology-Based Solutions: https://elections.smartmatic.com/can-illiterate-voters-benefit-election-technology/
    Sign Up To Vote: https://www.rockthevote.org
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    • 18 min
    This Hits Home - Mexico

    This Hits Home - Mexico

    Domestic violence happens in every country, town, age group, race and income level. And yet, Mexico is continuously rated one of the most violent countries for women in the world. This week, we travel into the making of a documentary that will change the way we view violence – painting a new picture of traumatic brain injury (TBI), CTE and the role violence plays in the lives of 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men.
    Intro music by Siddhartha Corsus - Sita's Song
    Episode music by Julius H.
    Produced by WillPower Productions
    Images & Video provided by This Hits Home (thishitshome.com)
    Visit www.theglobalgoodpodcast.com to find all the resources you need to learn more and Take Action with the organizations and partners mentioned in today’s episode.
    Visit This Hits Home Documentary: https://www.thishitshome.com
    Learn more about Panfila Domestic Violence HOPE Foundation: https://panfila.org/how-can-i-help/
    Learn more about the Domestic Violence & TBI Connection: https://www.biausa.org/public-affairs/media/domestic-violence-as-a-cause-of-tbi
    Join the Brain Donation Initiative: https://panfila.org/brain-donation-initiative/
    Get Resources from the National Domestic Violence Hotline: https://www.thehotline.org
    --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nicole-roberts1/support

    • 1 hr 22 min
    DIVERSION: The Great Book Scare - United States

    DIVERSION: The Great Book Scare - United States

    This week were headed to 1895 when America was deep into The Great Book Scare to meet Jessie Allan, a librarian in Omaha, Nebraska whose death from tuberculosis unwittingly fueled a book burning fire. Although tuberculosis was common at the time, Allan’s case of "consumption" reignited misinformation about the disease – specifically that she had contracted it from… books. The Great Book Scare lasted roughly from 1880–1915. Welcome to our 1stDiversion episode, where we’ll take a deep dive to learn more about human reaction to fear, misinformation, book burning, and how Americans became convinced that library books spread deadly diseases.
    Visit www.theglobalgoodpodcast.com to find all the resources you need to learn more and Take Action with the organizations and partners mentioned in today’s episode.
    Intro music by Siddhartha Corsus - Sita's Song
    Produced by WillPower Productions
    Information Resources:
    Joseph Hayes, Smithsonian Magazine: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/during-great-book-scare-people-worried-contaminated-books-could-spread-disease-180972967/
    Annika Mann: https://www.amazon.com/Reading-Contagion-Hazards-Age-Print/dp/0813941776
    Michael Kevane & William A. Sundstrom: https://scholarcommons.scu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1039&context=econ
    Gerald Greenberg's 1988 article Books as Disease Carriers: https://kb.osu.edu/bitstream/handle/1811/47391/GreenbergGS_LibrariesandCulture_1988_v23n3p281-294.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
    History of Tuberculosis: https://www.cdc.gov/tb/worldtbday/history.htm
    Top 35 Libraries in the world: https://www.thebestcolleges.org/amazing-libraries/
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    • 16 min

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