127 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.

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    • 4.8 • 203 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.

    Fruits, Vegetables and Community: Ashley Webb

    Fruits, Vegetables and Community: Ashley Webb

    When Ashley Webb moved her family from Los Angeles to New Orleans in 2017, it was a huge culture shock. Not only was the city very different, but the neighborhood they moved into was considered a food desert, meaning there is no immediate access to fresh produce. Wanting to change this, Ashley and her husband started a community garden—and it blossomed into a much bigger project than they ever imagined.

    • 19 min
    will.i.am: The American Dream Fund

    will.i.am: The American Dream Fund

    Most people know will.i.am as the founding member of The Black Eyed Peas, one of the most popular hip hop groups of all time. Aside from music, however, Will actually has another passion: education. Since founding the “i.am.angel foundation” in 2009, Will has worked tirelessly to set up robotics programs in schools, get kids into STEAM fields, and help high school students get prepared for and accepted into college.

    • 33 min
    Bay Area Freedom Collective: Simon Liu, Jessica McKellar & Tenzin Kyizom

    Bay Area Freedom Collective: Simon Liu, Jessica McKellar & Tenzin Kyizom

    For formerly incarcerated individuals, safe, stable and affordable housing is the foundation of a smooth reentry into society. Unfortunately, it’s often the most difficult resource for them to obtain. Recognizing this need, one San Francisco Bay Area collective—run by and for formerly incarcerated Californians—is bringing housing and other necessary resources to people who have been similarly impacted by the criminal justice system.

    • 26 min
    Every Kid Deserves a Bike: Katie Blomquist

    Every Kid Deserves a Bike: Katie Blomquist

    When Katie Blomquist was in her mid-20s, she left her career in marketing and PR to pursue something more personally fulfilling: teaching. After landing a job at a school in Charleston, South Carolina, Katie quickly fell in love with her students. When she learned that most of them didn’t have access to simple childhood pleasures such as bicycles, she wanted to change that. What started out as a singular act of kindness has grown into a movement that is bringing joy to kids in Charleston and beyond.

    • 22 min
    Purpose 4 Pets: Meet Kid Hero Genevieve

    Purpose 4 Pets: Meet Kid Hero Genevieve

    Eleven-year-old Genevieve may be young, but she has big dreams. After going through the application process to foster a kitten, she was inspired to start her own nonprofit organization to improve the foster matching system in her local area. While Genevieve’s efforts are virtual-only for now due to COVID-19, she dreams of someday expanding to an in-person rescue center where she can house and care for animals of all shapes and sizes.

    • 21 min
    Cookies4Cures: Dana Perella

    Cookies4Cures: Dana Perella

    When 5-year-old Dana Perella was at a speech therapy session she met another young girl named Mila, and they became fast friends. When Mila was diagnosed with Batten disease, Dana wanted to help, so she started baking cookies and selling them around her neighborhood. What started out as a local project has turned into something much bigger.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
203 Ratings

203 Ratings

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This is exactly the barriers of asking for help

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Much Love Miss Alex aka Lady B!

Thank you for featuring such an inspiring, motivational individual!

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Great job !!!

This a fantastic podcast. Just what the world needs . I just feel like we need to hear more stories of people/organizations helping our veterans and our military families. So many amazing positive stories though. I love Charlie Hyatt’s story. She’s an amazing human. ❤️❤️

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