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Stories of the profound effect that one act can have on our lives
||CleanKind World #33: Secret Sisters||They didn't all know each other, but they knew their friend needed help.||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #32: Pick Up The Soap||After a breakup left Laura in rough shape, Ruthy and Bill stepped up to pick her up.||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #31: Bonding In A Checkout Line||“The moment in the grocery store will just be something that I’ll always remember,” Suzie Skougard says.||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #30: The Portrait||Michael Reagan turned his life upside down to draw portraits of service people who died in Iraq or Afghanistan. Four thousand portraits later, he finally understood why.||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #29: The Heartbeat||The gift a father thought he didn’t want ended up being exactly what he needed.||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #28: The Judge And The Jail||A judge in North Carolina came up with an unusual way to enforce the law. His unorthodox decision ended up having a huge impact on one veteran’s life.||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #27: The Little Giant||When Curtis Bishop was homeless, most people looked right past him. One stranger reached out in the middle of a food court and helped change his life.||8/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #26: Finding James||James Carlsen's guitar never left his side until he sold it to feed his heroin addiction.||5/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #25: For All To See||Ever dream about finding yourself naked in a crowd?||5/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #24: Imprint||Deborah Greene was on a routine grocery run at Whole Foods when her brother called with terrible news.||4/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #23: Soar||Years after a car accident partially paralyzed her, Lauren Watson saw an aerial acrobatics demonstration in a local mall and decided she needed to learn it herself.||4/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #22: So Chocolate Bar||Watching his friend cope with a rare liver disease, Dylan Siegel was determined to help. So he set out to raise $1 million for research.||4/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #21: Not Just Some History||Joel Obermayer has recently come to see his father in a new light -- and learned that one of his father's projects helped grow a web of people around the world.||12/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #20: That Way Madness Lies||When she took her seat for a performance of King Lear one Saturday night, Barb Cone had no idea what enormous significance it would have for her 48 hours later.||12/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #19: She Remembers It All||Tragedy brought two women together. Now memories keep them close.||12/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World To Go: A Thanksgiving Special||Here's a downloadable Kind World playlist that will put you in the mood to give thanks.||11/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #18: Off The List||Sasha Chanoff was in his mid-20s when he faced an urgent decision unlike any he'd encountered before - and more than 100 lives depended on it.||11/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #17: The Goodness Deep Within||Max Evans lived on the streets of Boston near the New England Aquarium, making his bed between two jersey barriers each night. He was known for being gruff, feisty, and unkempt, but these traits belied an inner graciousness and sincerity that touched man||4/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #16: In Lovers' Quarrel, A Stranger Intervenes||Janne Vanessche and her boyfriend were fighting - a lovers' quarrel. The argument was over something trivial, but, to an outsider, things may have looked serious. When Janne fled to a nearby park to let off steam, she was surprised to hear an unfamiliar||3/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #15: Sister Sue, The Nun At The County Jail||Sister Sue Kintzele's phone number is written on the wall near the pay phone at the county jail. When prisoners can't make bail, they tell their family to call Sister Sue.||2/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #14: A Town Rallies For Hikers In Need||Nearing the end of her months-long hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, Brittany Goodson began to panic. Days of unrelenting rain had soaked her gear, and hypothermia threatened. Brittany and dozens of other hikers were forced off the trail, and eventually f||1/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #13: 'Take Me Back To Venice'||As Parkinson’s disease worsened for Bernard Michaels, his family took him on a final trip to Europe. Early in the trip, a slip in Venice, Italy landed him in the hospital. His daughter, Sonia, set out with a collapsible wheelchair to meet him, but seve||1/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #12: The Turner Girls||Jen Turner had always wanted to be a mom. But when she developed macular edema, an eye disease, doctors warned her that pregnancy could result in permanent loss of sight. Seeing her sister's distress, Jen's identical twin, Mel, made an unconventional pro||12/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #11: A House, Now A Home||Everything seemed to be going wrong in Maureen Festa's life. Her marriage was ending, her mother was dying, and she faced having to leave the neighborhood she loved. She'd learned of a potential new apartment just down the street, but, on the day she'd p||12/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #10: A Stranger Asks, 'Why Not Me?'||Dr. Ferenc Jolesz's kidneys were failing fast. The estimated wait time for a cadaver transplant was five to 10 years. He didn't have that kind of time. But an article in the local paper led a stranger to ask, "Why not me?"||11/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #9: 'A Second Mother To Me'||Every year at De Smet Jesuit High School in St. Louis, Missouri, students gather for a mother/son Mass and breakfast. Having lost his mom in middle school, Michael Tambone hadn’t attended the event. But in his Junior year, Frances Schmitz, a friend's m||11/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #8: Strangers At The Airport||Emily Proctor was traveling to Florida to visit a friend in need. When a thunderstorm caused her to miss a connecting flight, it looked like she'd be spending the night in the airport. That's when a stranger wrapped an arm around her, saying everything w||11/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #7: A Small Act Of Grace||When Maureen O'Rourke's father was dying from Alzheimer's, she vowed to stay with him until the end. Death seemed imminent, but days turned into weeks, and Maureen contemplated leaving her father's side. That's when a small gesture from a nurse gave her||11/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #6: An Ordinary, Beautiful Life||Shelagh Gordon was another name in the obituaries, an ordinary woman who had died suddenly of a massive brain aneurysm at the age of 55. But something in her obituary stood out to a journalist at the Toronto Star. For weeks, Catherine Porter had been com||1/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #5: A Place That's Safe||How far would you go to a help a person in need? When Ron Jones, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, got to know a young couple who were struggling and learned about their background, he made the decision that money alone would not be enough to truly make||12/24/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #4: Reddit Sends Its Love||Scott Widak had a smile for everyone and an open heart. When he became terminally ill, his nephew took to Reddit, asking the online community to send letters to his uncle with Down syndrome and listing some of his eclectic interests. Scott's story resona||12/17/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #3: Remembering Karim||Karim Alagha worked for 25 years at a gas station in Cambridge. He was immensely loving and deeply empathetic; he asked people how they felt and truly listened to their answers. Over time, a community formed around Karim and the station. An invisible com||12/10/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #2: A Minister's Challenge||Reverend Nathan Detering is minister at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Area Church in Sherborn, Massachusetts. Last holiday season, he tried an experiment with his congregation — “reverse offering,” where instead of members donating money||12/3/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKind World #1: When The Parachute Failed||A skydiving instructor in Texas, David Hartsock, was making his last jump for the day. His student was Shirley Dygert, a 54-year-old wife and grandmother who was jumping for the first time. When everything went wrong, Hartsock determined that there was n||11/26/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
Inspiring Tales of Human Kindness
This is such a heartwarming podcast! The stories are beautifully told, and they always remind me of the all good there is in the world. I definitely recommend it!
Wonderful and inspiring!!
Kind World is a great reminder of how acts of kindness, both big and small, make a significant impact on the lives they touch- even if the act itself is seemingly insignificant. All of the segments are thoughtful and inspiring. Keep up the good work!
Really great podcast telling interesting stories. Definitely a welcome change from what we hear on the news more regularly.