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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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    • Personal Journals
    • 4.9 • 187 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.

    Frontline Workers Counseling Project: Dr. Ania Wertz & Dr. Elizabeth Rawson

    Frontline Workers Counseling Project: Dr. Ania Wertz & Dr. Elizabeth Rawson

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, frontline workers have been risking their lives every day to keep vital services going for those who need it. Many of them need support themselves but don’t have the time or energy to seek it out. In response, a group of mental health professionals created a solution that allows frontline workers to easily access therapy—free of charge.

    • 30 min
    So Much More Than a Shower: Mark Lytal

    So Much More Than a Shower: Mark Lytal

    Mark Lytal isn’t one to take a hot shower for granted. He never forgot his 20 years in the US Air Force, when deployment would often mean long stretches of time without running water and nothing but baby wipes to keep himself clean. His experience eventually motivated him to create a volunteer-led organization that provides hot showers and hygiene products to folks experiencing homelessness. To date, he’s helped thousands of people stay safe, clean, and hopeful.

    • 30 min
    Madi & Vashti Wilson: Joy in a Crayon Box

    Madi & Vashti Wilson: Joy in a Crayon Box

    When 8-year-old Madi Wilson noticed that there weren’t any crayons at school that matched her skin color, she told her mom she felt sad. Motivated to help all kids feel seen and represented, she launched a project to help deliver multicultural books & art supplies to classrooms in her school—and it grew bigger than she ever imagined.

    • 26 min
    #WeWalkWithShawn: Shawn Dromgoole

    #WeWalkWithShawn: Shawn Dromgoole

    Shawn Dromgoole's family has lived in the same Nashville neighborhood for over 50 years, and he has lived there for his entire life. After hearing about the deaths of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, Shawn became fearful of walking alone in his own neighborhood and shared his frustrations online. What happened next was a show of support that Shawn never expected, and it has grown into an entire movement across the country.

    • 43 min
    Empowering Cuts: Josh Santiago

    Empowering Cuts: Josh Santiago

    Josh Santiago knew he wanted to be a barber from a young age. What he couldn’t have imagined is that he’d end up taking his skills to the streets and offering haircuts to those most in need—completely free of charge. In the last five years, Josh has used his talents as a barber to brighten thousands of people’s lives in his Philadelphia community and beyond, and he has no plans of stopping anytime soon.

    • 40 min
    Love for Seniors During COVID: Hita Gupta

    Love for Seniors During COVID: Hita Gupta

    Shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, 15-year-old Hita Gupta received a disappointing phone call. The local nursing home where she regularly volunteered was letting her know that she wouldn’t be able to visit again anytime soon due to the high risk for their residents. Hita was worried that the seniors would be lonely with no visitors, and she wanted to make sure that they felt loved and taken care of.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
187 Ratings

187 Ratings

Sunny0223 ,

I’m crying

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!

Dawniemac35 ,

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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