Crazy Good Turns
By Joyful Noise Productions
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We celebrate people who do crazy good turns for others. New episodes are released every other Tuesday morning.
||CleanThese Military Heroes Walk Toward Bombs -- EOD Warrior Foundation||EOD Warrior Foundation helps the men and women who save lives by performing the military’s scariest job.||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFugees Academy: An American School Showing Society at Its Best||A school in the Deep South is changing hearts and developing minds with a “tough love approach” that works. Meet founder Luma Mufleh and her students.||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMartina McBride and Fans Spread the Love||Team Music is Love turns fans into volunteers and concerts into opportunities to make a difference. See how country singer Martina McBride takes her foundation on tour with her.||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShe Tracks Down Sex Traffickers -- Emily Kennedy of Marinus Analytics||Kennedy first heard of sex trafficking when she was in middle school. “It was the worst fate I could think of.” So today she's fighting back as CEO of Marinus Analytics, a tech company that’s helping cops send traffickers to jail.||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKen Langone and the Generosity of Time||Ken Langone came from nothing to become a founder of The Home Depot, but never forgot his roots. He’s given staggering sums, but says his money isn’t truly charity. Discover a refreshing outlook that proves you don’t need riches in order to give..||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe American Soldier Who Wouldn’t Leave His Translator Behind||U.S. Army Captain Matt Zeller says he wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for Janis Shinwari, an Afghan Translator who saved his life during an ambush. Years later, Zeller had the chance to return the favor to Janis -- and many others. But...||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeacher Discovers Surprising Path to Peace: The Shropshire Music Foundation||Liz Shropshire is the daughter of a Vietnam war vet who couldn’t shake the memories of her childhood. She became a music teacher, but then heard a new calling: Help refugee children. She gave up everything, brought hope to a camp halfway around the...||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan 3D Printing Solve the World’s Housing Crisis?||Millions of people have seen the incredible 3D printer capable of building a 700-square foot house in 24 hours. Not as many know the equally incredible story of Brett Hagler and New Story, the people behind that machine -- and how they plan on using...||4/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Launch Pad To a Better Life||A real estate investment takes a strange and delightful twist when Kenny Hill hears a calling: “What if, what you did for these homes, you could do for people’s lives? Totally renovate.”||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow a Paralyzed Athlete Refused to Lose||Travis Roy was a hockey standout with a promising career ahead of him. But then everything changed in an instant. A tragic accident left the talented young hockey player paralyzed from the neck down. But Roy refused to let his story end there. In...||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA New Approach to Coping with Cancer||There is nothing uplifting about cancer, but there is something incredible in the way some people respond to it. In this episode, you’ll meet Jeanine Patten-Coble, a 39-year-old wife and mother who goes to bed normally one night but discovers cancer..||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis Company Will Change How You Look at Autism||Not every podcast episode will make you look at the world differently. This one might. Why? Because in this show you’ll learn about a concept that’s changing the way people view the autism spectrum. The idea is called “neurodiversity.” While...||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World’s Strongest Spectators||Why do sports matter to children who may be fighting for their life? Because people often forget that kids battling serious disease are still kids. They have interests, dreams, and passions -- including sports. That's the idea behind Special...||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean$50,000 Grant Winner! Plus: How Kids Give Back||Welcome to Season 3 of Crazy Good Turns! We’re excited to have you back -- and especially pumped about this episode. Two main reasons why: We announce the winner of our $50,000 grant from Season 2. Don’t worry, we won’t keep you in suspense for..||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Gift: 5 Stories of Incredible Kindness||In this show, you’ll hear five stories of incredible gifts or acts of kindness. Kindness and generosity come in many forms. This episode proves it. Tune in and you will hear about: A child who’s rescued from a life-threatening ordeal...||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDanny Wuerffel and Desire Street Ministries||Fame. Fortune. And the adoration of millions. Those are the things Danny Wuerffel left behind when he walked away from sports and into a life of serving others. Today you’ll find the former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback at Desire Street...||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEntrepreneurial Philanthropy||How far would you go to help one of your coworkers? For Bernie Marcus, the co-founder and former CEO of Home Depot, the answer is: farther than most would ever imagine. In the 1980s, Marcus had a personal accountant whose 4-year-old son had autism....||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Quadruple Amputee Helps Injured Vets Heal||Some people are strong. Some are tough. Some seem unstoppable. And then there’s Travis Mills of the Travis Mills Foundation, who will redefine all of those words for you. He’ll tell you that he’s like anyone else. He just had a bad day at work....||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFeeding Others by Fighting Waste||On paper it doesn’t make any sense. One out of every six people in the United States lack access to sufficient food, yet 40 percent of the food produced in this country goes to waste. These statistics may be staggering, but they aren’t unique to...||10/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Ones You Can Count On - Disaster Services Corporation, Society of St. Vincent de Paul USA||The numbers are staggering. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma inflicted between 150 and 200 million dollars in damage to Texas and Florida alone. That’s to say nothing of the human cost — thousands of lives disrupted, people displaced and homes...||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA House Like No Other||It’s dark, late, and cold. Of course it’s cold. This is Alaska and it’s the middle of winter. The evening temperatures are more than 30 degrees below zero—and dropping. And the boy was going outside to sleep in a car. That scene is what broke...||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPouring it Forward||What would it be like to go to work at a place where you always smile, people are genuinely glad to see you, and there always seems to be at least one coworker who reaches a new milestone every day? That’s life at Bitty and Beau’s, a coffee shop...||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Life Mechanic||Your car isn't just a way to go from one place to another. It symbolizes staying on the road to success. The Lift Garage is a nonprofit aimed to move people out of poverty and homelessness by providing low-cost car repair, free pre-purchase car...||8/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBringing Joy to the Kids -- Camp Sunshine||Cancer and fun aren't two words that normally go together. And for children with cancer, a diagnosis seems to rapidly speed up the aging process. One day you have no worries, and the next day you're fighting cancer. But for Camp Sunshine, one thing...||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe "Love Heals" Method -- Thistle Farms||For many women with a history of sex trafficking, prostitution or addiction, hope can be hard to find. But Thistle Farms is using love to help empower, reinvent, and employ women around the world.||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02 Episode 10: Angels Foster||The elation, the painful setbacks, the paperwork...but most of all, the unconditional love and hope for a child's future.||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02 Episode 9: A Sense of Home||Young adults who age out of the foster system often bring with them a lifetime of trauma. One organization is determined to make them feel at home.||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02 Episode 8: Homeboy Industries||After burying a growing number of young people killed by gang violence, a Jesuit Priest took matters into his own hands.||4/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02 Episode 7: Love Beyond Walls||By breaking down walls, we can give a voice to the voiceless and inspire redemption and hope.||4/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02 Episode 6: Purposity||Connecting the dots with a text. Learn how one young entrepreneur is leveraging technology and human kindness to create an army of philanthropists.||4/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02 Episode 5: The Giving Kitchen||A story of love, loss and gratitude to a community that takes care of its own.||3/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02 Episode 4: Rainbow Pack||School supplies. May seem like a simple thing - but basic supplies like pencils, crayons and erasers might be all it takes to excite a child to learn.||3/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02 Episode 3: Music Maker Relief Foundation||Future generations of music lovers will thank this organization - dedicated to preserving the musical traditions of the South and ensuring musicians won't be silenced by poverty and time.||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02 Episode 2: All Our Kids||Investing in the success of young people around a dining room table. It's more than just a meal, it's breaking down barriers and establishing relationships rooted in love.||2/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02 Episode 1: Unsung Heroes||There are Unsung Heroes among us that keep our workplace, campus, and community running smoothly and efficiently behind the scenes, but often go unrecognized and unappreciated. We just have to take the time to listen and show a level of acknowledgment.||1/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 10: Christmas Tree Santas||A Christmas tree is a holiday tradition so many take for granted. One single mother's joy and gratitude upon receiving a donated tree inspired a group to play Santa and spread cheer by delivering trees to those who would otherwise go without.||12/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 9: Shine A Light||The glittering neon and bustle of the Vegas strip hide a vast maze of underground flood channels that hundreds of men and women call home. Hear how journalist turned activist Matt O'Brien discovered this homeless community and what he's doing to help.||11/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 8: Beyond Differences||Feeling alone and out of place is felt by far too many of our youth. One young girl's inspiring life is helping shape a movement to make everyone feel included and celebrated, no matter their differences.||11/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 7: Magic Wheelchair||What happens when you email a legendary special effects school and ask for some advice on a Halloween costume? Well, in the case of this nonprofit's story, Hollywood magic ensues, families are forever transformed - and Halloween will never be the same.||10/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 6: The Trevor Project||We all like movies. But is it possible that a movie can save lives? It seems at least one did - by galvanizing the need for a vital nonprofit aimed at LGBTQ teens and young adults in crisis. Let us introduce you to a brave young man and his inspiring...||10/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 5: Global Soap Project||He grew up in Uganda, and his family was lucky to survive the terror of Idi Amin. And then he came to America and discovered his life's calling in an unexpected place. Derreck Kayongo found hope in those little bars of hotel soap.||9/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 4: Tunnel to Towers||A New York City firefighter who sacrificed his life on 9/11. A soldier in Afghanistan who sacrificed his body for his platoon. They never met. And yet they are connected through time, space, family - and their shared courage.||9/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 3: KaBOOM!||It's one of the most successful nonprofits in the last 20 years - dedicated to building playgrounds in underserved communities. But it took one man overcoming incredible personal odds to create "an explosion of hope and opportunity."||8/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 2: City of Refuge||He's a white preacher from the hills of Virginia who brought his wife and five daughters to live in one of the most dangerous areas of Atlanta. Fought off car thieves, addicts, and deranged would-be killers. And took it upon himself to fight the...||8/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 1: Team Rubicon||We've heard too many times the stories of military veterans struggling to find a place in the civilian world. Jake Wood might have an answer - by sending veterans to the world's worst disaster zones. Help is on the way, with Team Rubicon.||8/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Wicked Good Stories
Well-curated and compelling storytelling. Inspiring!!
One good turn deserves another!
As a guy who is working hard to stand up a not for profit and, hopefully, make the world a better place, Crazy Good Things is an inspirational breath of fresh air! Listening to passionate, committed people talk about their journeys and struggles to build successful not for profits is motivational to me, as I am sure they will be to many, many others.
In the current media climate of pervasive hate and anger, it is refreshing to introduce heartwarming stories of successful grassroots efforts to make the world a better place and improve people's lives, regardless of race, gender, and religion. These stories deliver hope.
I immediately subscribed and will be awaiting each weeks episode!
it's so refreshing to find a podcast that finally reveals human behavior at its best. The questions Brad asks are compelling and honest. Never have I felt so emotional before. I had goosebumps the whole time, and that's a great thing!