For some people change is scary and for others it’s liberating. From change over time to changing our minds, this episode focuses on ideas where change and optimism overlap.
The first episode of season 2 welcomes a new host and new format. Owen, Andrew, and Chelsea talk about optimism and technology.
Meet the new voice joining the Good Newscast and Good Newsletter, as part of the Texas Optimism Project.
Owen, Andrew and Arely close out the season with a look at their favorite stories from past shows.
From justice to architecture to Santa, the stories this week cover the gamut of optimistic news.
Arely’s story about a fearless, compassionate high school coach moves everyone.
Owen finds inspiration in disrupting the chocolate business, Andrew introduces us to a new variety of apple, and Arely loves puppy health breakthroughs.
Owen, Arely, and Andrew share stories from vastly different arenas, but a theme in conversation is starting to arise.
Often behind big ideas are a series of small ones, so the hosts highlight simple, good deeds that can lead to positive change.
Special guest Jodi Egerton from Typewriter Rodeo joins the discussion and conjures spontaneous poetry behind our favorite stories of optimism.
Owen and Arely focuses on solutions at the U.S.-Mexico border and Andrew looks to Korea and Hong Kong.
As Owen, Arely, and Andrew cover this week’s stories, all three hosts start to ponder the existential question—What IS news?
A round up of good news, from public health, mental health, and an underground international safety network for people who are LGBTQ.
The hosts talk about a pilgrimage across Spain, new ways to battle plastic in our oceans, and the story behind the story of a hero meteorologist.
At the halfway point of the year, we seek out stories that are good news in the making—works in progress that give us hope.
Owen, Andrew and Arely deftly navigate three stories of three women—all of whom face hardships and danger to emerge as heroes for us all.
Owen, Arely and Andrew extrapolate optimism from 18 pizzas, 3 million meals, and 242 years of American self-governance.
Arely, Andrew, and Owen speed through headlines—some good, some not-so-good—seeking optimism in aging, education, and history.
Andrew and Owen discuss their roller derby names while Arely highlights the headlines that can inspire optimism in nature, starting with 42,000 pounds of avocados.
Owen tempts the existential crisis of contentment vs. happiness, Arely claps for Austin’s animal no-kill rate, and Andrew is inspired to dance in traffic.
A special guest from GenCure joins the discussion to appeal for blood and marrow donors, revealing her own personal story.
This week our hosts talk about the power of comedy, the future of medicine, and Project Hemingway.
Arely, Owen, and Andrew discuss random acts of whimsy, radical acts of kindness, and lessons from Bob Ross
We discuss community and homelessness, strangers honoring a Vietnam veteran, and the courage it takes to be the youngest producer in Hollywood.
Our hosts tidy up closets, cheer on a mission to Disney for career development, and take notice of the seeds that Lady Bird Johnson knowingly planted long ago.
This week, we discuss Mary Oliver, a boxing athlete, the incredible story of a midwife in the Himalayan Mountains, and more!