Plural of You | Compassion, Kindness, Empathy, Humankind, Happier People, Kind Living, Good Stories, Better World, Sociology
By Josh Morgan
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Want to make a difference but don't know how? I’m Josh Morgan, and I’m collecting inspiration from people who are making the world a better place.
||CleanAwakening Compassion at Work – Monica Worline (POY 38)||Monica Worline has co-authored a book about the benefits of compassion at work, and about how we can make our workplaces better for everyone.||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFeeling Powerless? Try Family Dinners – Lynn Barendsen (POY 37)||Lynn Barendsen directs The Family Dinner Project at Harvard, where she and her team help American families gather around their dinner tables again.||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur Right to Fair Repair – Gay Gordon-Byrne (POY 36)||Gay Gordon-Byrne directs The Repair Association, a group of repair professionals and advocates fighting to make the products we buy easy to repair again.||1/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Your Slow Cooker Can Change a Life – Crescent City CrockPot (POY 35)||Aaron Taylor and Rosie Nolan co-founded Crescent City CrockPot in New Orleans to slow-cook meals for those who are homeless. Here's why it matters to them.||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOvercoming Fear of the Future – Yisroel Roll (POY 34)||Yisroel Roll is a psychotherapist and rabbi from Baltimore. He's helped hundreds of people overcome fear, anxiety, and depression to find their true selves.||11/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHealing the Sickness of Our Secrets – Cheri Speelman (POY 33)||Cheri Speelman leads The AIDS Outreach Project near Seattle, helping those at risk for drug-related afflictions. Here she shares her compassionate outlook.||8/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanViolence Can Be Stopped – Tony Barksdale (POY 32)||Tony Barksdale is a retired commissioner from the Baltimore Police Department. He believes violence can be solved, and he's committed to see that happen.||7/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDefending the Earth from Asteroids – Danica Remy (POY 31)||Danica Remy is the COO at B612, an organization out to detect and deflect asteroids before they can impact the Earth. Here she shares their unique mission.||6/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBringing Local Government & The Public Together – Kirsten Wyatt (POY 30)||Kirsten Wyatt co-founded ELGL to bring government employees together and to inspire confidence in local government. Listen as she shares what motivates her.||6/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Search Engine for Social Services – Selina Sosa (POY 29)||Selina Sosa directs Community Outreach at Aunt Bertha, the Texas B Corp offering a search engine for social services. Listen as she shares their mission.||5/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Award Politeness Points – Bill Durkin (POY 28)||Bill Durkin gives cards, or Politeness Points, to thank polite train riders in Boston. He and Josh talk about how this simple idea can spread empathy.||5/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTouch Awareness & Sculptures of Hugs – Bonnie Kemske (POY 27)||Bonnie Kemske creates sculptures mimicking hugs using touch research. Her goal is to raise awareness of the benefits of touch and bring people together.||4/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuilding Community with Local Homestay Programs – Julie Knopp (POY 26)||Julie Knopp directs City Stay, which offers local homestay programs in Minnesota. Listen as she compares this one-of-a-kind idea to study abroad education.||4/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmotional Labor Among 911 Dispatchers – Jim Marshall (POY 25)||Jim Marshall trains 911 dispatchers to protect their mental health in their high-stress jobs. He also shares why he enjoys serving these hidden caregivers.||3/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean100 Tools to Empower Global Women – Betsy Teutsch (POY 24)||Women are the largest group affected by poverty worldwide. Betsy Teutsch has written an outstanding book on 100 tools they are using to improve their lives.||3/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Social Benefits of Trees – Paul Johnson (POY 23)||Paul Johnson helps Texans manage their trees, and he also hosts a podcast about the benefits of trees. Learn more about this surprisingly important field.||2/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeArded WARRIORs, A Veterans Support Group – Ty Oswald (POY 22)||Ty Oswald started BeArded WARRIORs, a veterans support group, to help others in Alabama like him. He's also committed to reaching veterans across the US.||2/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAbleGamers & Video Game Accessibility – Steve Spohn (POY 21)||Steve Spohn is the COO of AbleGamers, which helps those with disabilities play video games. He and Josh talk about this incredibly touching mission.||1/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRestorative Justice in the American South – Doug Ammar (POY 20)||Doug Ammar directs the Georgia Justice Project, which supports those the criminal justice system harms. He boosts the restorative justice approach to crime.||1/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGiving Christmas Trees & Being a Santa – Alex Gramling (POY 19)||Alex Gramling and his friends started giving away Christmas trees after a chance encounter with someone in need. Now he enjoys being a Santa for others.||12/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUsing Social Media to Reunite Families – Kevin F. Adler (POY 18)||Kevin F. Adler founded Miracle Messages to record videos with those who are homeless. He then shares them with lost family members to facilitate reunions.||12/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFunding Good Deeds to Build Community – Laura Hale (POY 17)||Laura Hale founded the ONE Good Deed Fund, which provides small grants to fund good deeds and build community in Burlington, Vermont.||11/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVeterinary Social Work – Dr. Elizabeth Strand (POY 16)||Dr. Elizabeth Strand directs one of the only veterinary social work programs, and she's determined to improve mental health among veterinarians.||11/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeal Pumpkins & Food Allergy Awareness – Amanda Painter (POY 15)||Amanda Painter is part of the group behind the Teal Pumpkin Project, a campaign to make Halloween safer for children with food allergies. Here's her story.||10/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOptiKey, An App for Limited Mobility – Julius Sweetland (POY 14)||Julius Sweetland created OptiKey, a free eye tracking app for those unable to type. Josh also talks with Analy Perez and Kevin Lasher on ways it will help.||10/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEncouraging Truck Driver Health – Barry Pawelek (POY 13)||Barry Pawelek travels the United States encouraging truck driver health throughout the industry. Here he shares his story and a few tips for drivers.||9/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinancial Literacy for Everyone – Drew Guthrie (POY 12)||Drew Guthrie is the COO at the FoolProof Foundation, which is improving financial literacy in many ways. He is driven by lessons from debt in his own life.||9/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChildren’s Books in Barbershops – Alvin Irby (POY 11)||Alvin Irby is a teacher and comedian on a mission to place children's books in barbershops throughout the United States, starting in Harlem.||8/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStarting a Public Skate Park – Ben Hlavacek (POY 10)||Ben Hlavacek and his friends decided to build a skate park in Kansas City and were met with help from a surprising amount of people. Here's their story.||7/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDetention Center Volunteering – Katherine Weathers (POY 09)||Katherine Weathers is a detention center volunteer in Alabama. She is part of a group that visits men awaiting deportation in a socially isolated facility.||6/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpreading the Joys of Neighboring – Sarah Grey (POY 08)||Sarah Grey maintains a popular website about neighboring that is based on weekly gatherings at her home. Hear her and Josh have a fun conversation about it.||5/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLight Pollution Awareness – Drew Carhart (POY 07)||Drew Carhart has spent years raising light pollution awareness and encouraging fondness for nature near Chicago. Listen as he shares what he has learned.||4/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Sober Gym for Those in Recovery – Ian Acker (POY 06)||Ian Acker founded Fit To Recover, a nonprofit sober gym, to unite former addicts. His story is one of redemption, and he is using it to change lives.||3/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPublic Libraries as Community Centers – David Lopez (POY 05)||David Lopez is a technology librarian in Santa Ana who enjoys helping people. Hear him talk about his work, his love for his city, and what motivates him.||2/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEnding Homelessness Among Veterans – Elizabeth Buehler (POY 04)||Elizabeth Buehler is Salt Lake City’s Homeless Services Coordinator. In this episode, she describes her city’s heartfelt mission to give everyone a home.||1/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoatbuilding with At-Risk Youth – Jodi Carpenter (POY 03)||Jodi Carpenter is a Maritime Educator who teaches boatbuilding and life skills to troubled teens on Lake Erie. Hear Jodi and Josh’s fun talk about her work.||12/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuilding Public Benches – Adam Greenfield (POY 02)||Adam Greenfield is a co-founder of The Public Bench Project, which is building public benches in San Francisco. Topics include community and urban design.||11/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking Food Stamps User-Friendly – Jimmy Chen (POY 01)||Jimmy Chen is a co-founder and CEO at a startup that is redesigning services like Food Stamps to be user-friendly. Learn about the podcast and about Jimmy.||11/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
More than just an interview - this podcast is uplifting.
Very thoughtful and informative.
Information and lots of insight to be had.
Refreshing and Uplifting!
Take a break from podcasts about TV shows and listen to some fascinating interviews with people trying to build a better world. Great work!