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March 4, 2022

Feel Good Friday! TikTok Dad Stands in at LGBTQ Weddings

Today’s story shines a light on Dan Blevins, who after walking his daughter down the aisle in 2018 said that just the thought of someone not having a parent at their wedding or in their life, was just heartbreaking to …

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March 1, 2022

The Human Case for Fewer Cars in Our Lives: Melissa & Chris Bruntlett

Melissa and Chris Bruntlett are Canadian authors and urban mobility advocates who strive to communicate the benefits of sustainable transport and inspire happier, healthier, more human-scale cities. Their first book, Building...

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Feb. 24, 2022

Feel Good Friday! Hope for Humanity: Some Good News About How We're D…

In this episode, Steve shares some good news about things we humans are doing right as a species. Credit and Special thanks to Johan Norberg and Tony Morley for their article " Reasons to be optimistic in 2022" which was …

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Feb. 22, 2022

Dr. Kyra O'Keeffe on Love: the Direct Experience of Our shared Being

Dr. Kyra O’Keeffe, PhD, is an educator and speaker who celebrates love, or the direct experience of our shared being. She earned her masters degree in Educational Neuroscience at Harvard University and her Ph.D. in the Learni...

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Feb. 18, 2022

Feel Good Friday! NFL Star Anthony Harris Takes an 11-Year-Old to a F…

Today’s story brings together NFL star Anthony Harris and a grieving 11-year-old girl named Audrey Soape. Unfortunately, Audrey lost both her father and her grandfather in the months leading up to her church’s father-daughte...

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Feb. 11, 2022

Feel Good Friday! When a Can of Coke Cost a Quarter

Today’s story was submitted by Joseph J. Mazzella to Sunnyskyz.com and reminds us to cherish every moment we have while we’re still here. Mazzella reflects on his childhood growing up across the road from a 4-H Camp where he ...

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Feb. 4, 2022

Feel Good Friday! Love, Kindness, and Broccoli Tempura!

We go back to Baltimore for this week's Feel Good Friday Episode, where we tell the story of Brandon Jones' quest to cook his dying mother-in-law's favorite broccoli tempura, that she used to order from Ekiben restaurant ever...

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Jan. 28, 2022

Feel Good Friday! Soccer Star Ian Wright's Surprise Visit by His Chil…

In this tear-jerker of an episode, Steve tells the story of soccer star Ian Wright's surprise meeting with a long-lost teacher who had meant the world to him, and who he thought had died. Ian describes him as the first …

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Jan. 21, 2022

Feel Good Friday! A Thousand Smiling Souls on a Surfboard with Dan Fi…

Believing in the "Transformative power of the ocean," Dan Fischer sought solace surfing the waves of Newport, Rhode Island after the death of his father and a close friend. After one of those surf sessions where he had writt...

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Jan. 18, 2022

Dr. Rich Blundell Returns: Science, Art, Nature, Blockchain and Crypt…

Dr. Rich Blundell is an ecologist working at the interface of art, science, nature and culture. His research examines how transformation happens across the scales of person, place and planet. As a cultural communicator, Rich ...

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Jan. 14, 2022

Feel Good Friday! The Inspiring Story of Nathan Ogden!

This week’s story shine's a light on one of the most courageous humans you will ever com across, Nathan Ogden. Back in December 0f 2001, Nathan, an accomplished snow skier, accustomed to catching big air, was hauling down th...

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Jan. 11, 2022

Encore Presentation: The "Graffitti Grandma," Irmela Mensah-Schramm

Encore Presentation of this Better Place Project Global Storytelling Series! Irmela Mensah-Schramm is a 75-year-old activist who set out to erase symbols of hate in the world. Often referred to as “Graffiti Grandma”, she’s sp...

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Jan. 7, 2022

Feel Good Friday! The Mole in the NHL and the Hero who Got it Removed!

This week's 7-minute feel-good short story is about the NHL Hockey Coach, Brian Hamilton who was working on the bench of the Vancouver Canucks and Seattle Kraken's match when I determined young medical student named Nadia Pop...

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Jan. 4, 2022

New Year Episode: Science-Based Tips for Keeping your New Year's Reso…

In this episode, Steve and Erin share their New Year's Resolutions for the year, chat about why it can be so hard sometimes to stick to these goals, and they go over 5 science-based tips to help you keep your …

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Dec. 31, 2021

Feel Good Friday! The Story of the Wandering Fish Chair and the Match…

This week’s 6-minute Feel Good Friday Episode tells the story of Emily Delfavero, a very unique chair, and a very special Facebook Group that brought them all together. Emily, an auto mechanic from Syracuse, New York spotted ...

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Dec. 28, 2021

WOW Season 4!: Words Of Wisdom Compilation of Guests Answering the Qu…

At the end of every episode, Steve and Erin ask each guest "What advice do you have for us and our listeners on how we can help make the world a better place?" In this inspiring WOW (Words Of Wisdom) …

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Dec. 24, 2021

Feel Good Friday! Who Knew The North Pole was in Santa Claus, Indiana?

Hear the story about a small town in Southern Indiana named Santa Claus and the "elves" who volunteer each year to respond to the 20,000+ letters that Santa receives each year! To become a Better Place Project Member (and rec...

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Dec. 21, 2021

Barry Nicolaou: Graveyard Epiphanies, Einstein's Advice, and Manifest…

Barry is a fierce advocate of well-being to be able to chase down life’s sought after moments. His ability to unlock and define corporate Inspiration, purpose, gratitude and drive led him to his #1 Best-Selling book: The 11 M...

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Dec. 17, 2021

Feel Good Friday! A Second Chance for People who Deserve It!

This week’s feel good story is about a company called Second Chance, in Baltimore, Md. Second Chance offers 2nd chances for materials and 2nd chances for people. Second Chance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides people, ma...

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Dec. 14, 2021

Holiday Episode! Compilation of This Year's Guests Sharing Their Favo…

In this Special Edition Holiday Episode, we compiled responses from 18 different guests of the podcast this year who answered the question "What is your favorite holiday tradition?" We received so many wonderful answers from ...

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Dec. 10, 2021

Feel Good Friday! The Hero Santa!

Steve tells the story of how a very special Santa Claus saved not only Christmas, but the innocence of a small child who never forgot. To stay connected with Better Place Project and for updates and behind the scenes info, …

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Dec. 7, 2021

Mark Bunn: Vedic Science, Dharma, Breathwork, Conscious Living, and t…

Mark Bunn has spent the last 30 years studying the ancient wisdoms of health, transcendence, higher consciousness, dharma (natural purpose) and the deeper mysteries of life. Drawing primarily on the timeless Vedic tradition o...

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Dec. 3, 2021

Feel Good Friday! The Story of Trashaun Willis, the One-Armed Athlete…

This week’s 5-Minute feel good story is about internet sensation Trashaun Willis, who due to a rare disorder called Amniotic Band Disorder Syndrome, was born with only one arm. But not only has that not stopped him, he has g...

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Nov. 30, 2021

Better Place Badasses: Season 4! What Keanu Reeves, a 7 Year-Old Supe…

Once again, it’s time for Better Place Badasses of Season 4, where Steve and Erin each shine a light on 5 Badasses that are making a positive difference in the world. Featured on this episode: Amy Wright of Bitty and …

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