141 episodes

True Stories of Good People is a podcast about people who are making a difference in other people's lives, or have had their lives changed by someone kind.

True Stories of Good People GoFundMe

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 212 Ratings

True Stories of Good People is a podcast about people who are making a difference in other people's lives, or have had their lives changed by someone kind.

    The Nerdettes: An All-Girls Robotics Team Inspiring their Community

    The Nerdettes: An All-Girls Robotics Team Inspiring their Community

    When a high school all-girls robotics team from Huntsville, Alabama landed a seat at the Tech Challenge World Championships, they weren’t sure they would be able to afford to compete. Lucky for them, their local community came to the rescue. Their presence at the competition made history, and they continue to inspire other young women & girls in their community by showing there is a seat at the table for them in the world of robotics & STEM fields as a whole. 

    • 23 min
    The Violin That's Making History: Anne Harris & Amanda Ewing

    The Violin That's Making History: Anne Harris & Amanda Ewing

    When a chance encounter on the internet brought together Anne, a Black female professional fiddle player, and Amanda, the only Black female violin maker in the United States, the serendipity wasn't lost on them. They immediately knew that with the help of their community, they could make history—and inspire others to live out their dreams.

    • 31 min
    Creating Connection for LGBTQ+ Youth: Laurenzo

    Creating Connection for LGBTQ+ Youth: Laurenzo

    As a non-binary content creator, Laurenzo knows first-hand the struggles that LGBTQ+ youth face and how important it is to have a place where everyone can feel like they belong. That’s why they started the Laurenzo Community, a space for LGBTQ+ people to find and connect with each other online. Laurenzo starts a new GoFundMe each month to cover the membership fee for applicants who can’t afford to join the Laurenzo Community—but this Pride Month, Laurenzo is doing something even bigger. 

    • 39 min
    The Power of Stories: Joseph Gutierrez

    The Power of Stories: Joseph Gutierrez

    When Joseph Gutierrez moved to Nashville in 2017, he started to ask himself some honest questions about his new city. He wasn’t sure what the city meant to him, and vice versa. To explore these questions further, he started to have conversations with other local folks from the Asian and Pacific Islander community, and realized there was an existing lack of awareness and understanding about their cultures and identities. In response to the rising anti-AAPI hate crimes following the pandemic, Joseph and his community felt compelled to do something to help—and they believed the power of stories had the opportunity to make a big difference.

    • 19 min
    Creating Community Through Food: Alex Hanesakda

    Creating Community Through Food: Alex Hanesakda

    While in a refugee camp as a child, Chef Alex Hanesakda watched his father cook meals for friends, family, and even strangers. It was in those moments when he learned how food could break down barriers and bring communities together. Now, years later, Alex has started his own restaurant that honors the refugee experience, gives back to the community—and most importantly, brings people together.

    • 22 min
    The Landless Farmer Feeding Her Community: Chloe Moore

    The Landless Farmer Feeding Her Community: Chloe Moore

    In communities that lack access to fresh food, healthy eating options are limited. To Chloe Moore, the solution runs just as deep as the roots of the problem. She works at Southside Community Farm, a small urban food space that provides access to fresh produce to those living in Asheville’s historically Black Southside neighborhood. And with plans to create more services that bring healthy food access to more people, Chloe also aims to change the narrative around agriculture in Black communities.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
212 Ratings

212 Ratings

engpat ,

Love these stories

GoFundMe is a really cool platform, and this show gives you a closer look at the inspiring people making great things happen in their communities and beyond. The host does an excellent job guiding the conversations with empathy and care. Worth a listen!

Aubsabs222 ,

Inspirational

This podcast inspires hope, community, generosity, and thankfulness. I am so grateful to have access to these stories of greatness about my fellow humans, who I wouldn't have heard of other wise. There is so much good in the world, and True Stories of Good People helps to bring it to light!

Sunny0223 ,

I’m crying

This is exactly the barriers of asking for help

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