Hosted by award-winning podcaster Deborah James and her two children Eloise and Hugo, The Good Stuff pod is here to see families through the next 8 weeks of staying in and staying positive. Each Monday, Deborah, Eloise and Hugo will investigate the research around the ‘good stuff’ covering questions such as how does music boost your mood? Why should we look after the animals on our planet? And what does kindness look like in different countries around the world? Each Thursday will be a "good news only" channel, sharing good news sent in from you guys at home, as well as exciting stories of positive news from around the world.
How can dogs make us all happier?
The Good Stuff is back for this special bonus episode and it's got more bark than ever! This week, Deborah, Eloise and Hugo are talking about how dogs can help us in our lives - from guide dogs supporting the blind, to specially-trained four legged officers to help detect and prevent crime. The trio are joined by Rowan Sanderson who is part scientist and part nutritionist at the raw dog food company Bella and Duke who shares fascinating dog facts. As always you can expect positive 'good news headlines', as well as the top listener voicenote of the week.
How can we preserve the planet?
In this week's episode Deborah, Eloise and Hugo (along with their live audience!) chat about all things wildlife and conservation, quizzing one another on some fascinating wildlife facts. They also welcome Dr Jane Goodall to the podcast who's groundbreaking research on chimpanzees has spanned six decades. As always you can expect uplifting 'good news headlines', as well as the top listener voicenote of the week.
How can gardening improve your happiness?
In this week's episode, the trio explore some of the more botanical things in life - as this episode is all about the relationship between gardening and happiness. As they share the amazing power plants can have on our moods, Deborah, Eloise and Hugo are joined by expert gardener Ellen Mary, as she gives her top tips for growing a garden no matter where you live. As always, you can expect a positive round up of good news headlines, as well as your happy voicenotes. If you'd like your good news to be included in future episodes, email your voicenote to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can we build a healthy brain?
How can we build a healthy brain? This week, Deborah, Eloise and Hugo chat about cool brain facts including the fact that we have about 70,000 thoughts each day! They also welcome Psychologist, author, and Bake Off finalist Kimberley Wilson who tells The Good Stuff hosts about what makes human brains unique and what we can do look after our mental health. As always, expect good news headlines and their voicenote of the week. If you'd like your good news to be included in future episodes, email your voice note to email@example.com
How can we boost creativity?
How can we boost creativity? On today's episode, Deborah, Eloise and Hugo talk about when they feel their most creative with their guest of the week, Holly Tucker MBE. As the founder of Notonthehighstreet and Holly & Co, Holly is also the perfect person to share advice on Eloise and Hugo's business ideas. The trio also share their good news headlines and voicenote of the week. If you'd like your happy news to be included in future episodes, email your voice note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can the power of positive thinking help us in our everyday life?
In this week's episode, the trio speak to Jada Sezer about the power of positive thinking. As a UN ambassador, body positivity advocate and a Young Minds Charity representative, Jada shares the strength she finds from positive affirmations. As ever Hugo, Eloise and Deborah start off the week with the good news in the headlines and if you'd like your news to be included in future episodes, email your voice note to email@example.com