44 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
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...shhhh CoCo! We are trying to record a podcast here!
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THE GOOD ALL AROUND US podcast Deanna and Chris Ley

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 45 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

    #43 The Perfect Moment

    #43 The Perfect Moment

    Chris and Deanna share all about their #AdventuresInQuarantining. Deanna (aka Sniffly McSnifflington) has used the extra time at home to get her unruly spices in line while Chris (aka Captain Sleepypants) tells everyone how this whole experience has fatigued him greatly. They also discuss The Twilight Zone that has been happening this week with their pets (doo doo doodoo doo doo doodoo). From there, they share their earliest childhood memories before Deanna takes us on a journey to Zhaotong, China. We hear how Li Jingwei, who was kidnapped from his front yard when he was 4 years old, used a memory he had of his home to search for his biological parents. You'll be WOWed with the details of this incredible story as we get to know Li and learn how the details of that 33-year-old memory all led up to THE PERFECT MOMENT.


    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
    #42 Welcome Home!

    #42 Welcome Home!

    Deanna and Chris wish everyone a Happy 2022 and share how exciting their New Years Eve was. They chat about their recent trip to the Buffalo River area in northwest Arkansas which provided a lot of fun times - like watching 20 year old DVDs each night, introducing Deanna to Yahtzee, and their epic, surprise-to-Chris hike. Then Chris takes us on a road trip to Williamsburg, Virginia, stopping at numerous sightseeing spots along the way (thanks to Wanderlog.com).  It's there that we get to know how Habitat For Humanity, Virginia Tech, and the 3D printing company Alquist worked with single mom April Stringfield to make history. You will learn so many cool things in this heartwarming story and will be cheering along we say to April and her 13 year-old son, "WELCOME HOME!".


    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
    #41 It Should Be Me

    #41 It Should Be Me

    Chris and Deanna chat about how hard it's been to get in the holiday spirit, their love for White Christmas, their plans for Christmas Day, and what shopping was like on Christmas Eve. Then Deanna takes us to Cheyenne, Wyoming to meet 6-year-old Bridger Walker. She shares the story of how one Instagram post that shared his quick-thinking, selfless act caught the attention of people overnight. Even though celebrities who play superheroes in the movies showered Bridger with messages praising what he did, by the end of this story, it's clear that this young fella is a superhero in real life. Grab the Kleenex and be ready to be wowed as you learn all about this amazing family, the detailed story behind the original Instagram post, and how Bridger's bravery has inspired the world. #BridgerStrong


    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)

    • 51 min
    #40 All Because Of Amy

    #40 All Because Of Amy

    Deanna and Chris talk about the amazing time that had at the For King & Country concert this week, and then Chris encourages us to do something based on one of their songs - Burn The Ships. Then Chris shares the interesting history of Christmas lights and how they came to be before taking us all on a trip down to Kissimmee, Florida where we are introduced to hotelier, philanthropist, Korean War Veteran, and Holocaust survivor Henri Landwirth. We learn how he founded Give Kids The World and has been helping fulfill children's wishes for 35 years, and how the organization has lit up the lives for thousands and thousands of families through the holiday season over the last two years, ALL BECAUSE OF AMY.


    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)

    • 45 min
    #39 Love Will Find A Way

    #39 Love Will Find A Way

    For the first time in The Good All Around Us history, Deanna and Chris have a guest in The Happy Place. Deanna's BFF April is visiting from KCMO and is sitting in on this episode's recording. Deanna tells the story of how they met and how they've remained close through the years. Then Deanna shares that this week's episode is all about a four-letter word with a lot of meaning - LOVE. It's a fitting topic for their anniversary week, and they laugh their way through three different Top Tens lists all about love before Deanna takes us to Marietta, Georgia to meet Kelsey Dunlap and Jacob Young, two ER nurses whose love took flight even in the midst of the pandemic. It's a sweet story of Jacob's creative and meaningful proposal that has the world saying "awwww" and giving us all hope that even in the darkest of times, LOVE WILL FIND A WAY.


    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)

    • 43 min
    #38 Experience The Power

    #38 Experience The Power

    Deanna and Chris chat about their Thanksgiving festivities, how the kids are coming over for Kidsgiving, the fact that Chris loves decorating the outside of the house for the holidays, and how Deanna's sleep schedule is way off these days. Then Chris talks about how the music in our lives can have a profound effect on our physical and mental state. He quizzes Deanna on well-known songs (that almost cause her "ugly laugh" to come out) before taking us all on a journey to Budapest, Hungary. After sightseeing around the city, they attend an amazing event at the Mupa Budapest Concert Hall to see the Danubia Orchestra perform Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. This performance is a very special one for very special people. It's an event where the attendees and the musicians become one with the music and where everyone is truly able to EXPERIENCE THE POWER.


    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)

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 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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