Podcast

Sounds Good with Branden Harvey

Sounds Good With Branden Harvey is a weekly podcast hosting hopeful conversations with optimists and world-changers about the unique experiences that drive them to use their influence for good. Episodes are released every Monday.

Episodes

  • Dr. Tererai Trent — Awakening the Sacred Dream Inside of Us

    Apr 30 2019

    Before Dr. Tererai Trent became Oprah’s “favorite guest of all time,” she was a woman with a forgotten dream and a profound desire to recreate our world for the better.   Born in rural Zimbabwe, Dr. Trent is one of the most internationally recognized voices for quality education and women’s empowerment today. She’s the author of ‘The Awakened Woman: Remembering and Reigniting Our Sacred Dreams’ — a book that shares her story of how she planted her dreams deep in the earth and they prayed they wo...more

  • Sarah Corbett — The Art of Gentle Protest

    Apr 17 2019

    Today, there are good reasons to doubt the effectiveness of many elements of conventional activism—oftentimes marked by aggression, extreme extroversion and violence. Award-winning campaigner Sarah Corbett started looking for alternatives that appealed to the introvert, namely, craftivism. Sarah’s gentle protest approach to craftivism aims to change the world with deliberate, thoughtful actions that provoke reflection and respectful conversation instead of aggression and division.   She’s a worl...more

  • Jonny Sun — The Strange Hope of Being an Alien

    Apr 08 2019

    You've probably seen @jonnysun's "weird Twitter" tweets of his life as a lonely alien experiencing earth. What you might not know is that Jonny Sun, the Asian Canadian playwright, artist, architect, and comedian has a master's degree from Yale, is a PhD candidate at MIT, and is a fellow at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center.   In this episode, Branden talked to Jonny about navigating the world of happiness in art and academia while wrestling with depression and anxiety. They also giggled through a c...more

  • Tyson Motsenbocker — Walking Through Doubt

    Apr 02 2019

    Tyson Motsenbocker is a songwriter and guitarist living in San Diego, California. After the release of two EP’s Until it Lands and Rivers and Roads Tyson defined himself as a mature lyricist and accomplished songwriter, sharing the stage with the likes of David Bazan, Vance Joy and James Bay. In 2013, after the death of his mother and hero, Tyson walked the six hundred mile stretch of coastline to San Francisco in memory of her. In the contrast of loud cars on a dirty highway with the serene bea...more

  • Celebrating 3 Years of Sounds Good!

    Mar 25 2019

    Branden Harvey jumps in with a short episode to share some exciting personal news, celebrate three years of making Sounds Good, and highlighting what’s ahead for Year 4 of the podcast. soundsgoodpodcast.com

  • Nadya Okamoto — Google Stuff and Just Do It

    Feb 18 2019

    Nadya Okamoto is the founder and executive director of PERIOD, an organization she founded at the age of 16. PERIOD is dedicated ensuring that menstrual products are reliably available to those who need them the most and is now the largest youth-run NGO in women’s health. Since 2014 they have addressed over 400,000 periods and registered over 230 campus chapters. Nadya recently published her debut book, Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement. Most recently Nadya was included in InS...more

  • Pantsuit Politics — How to Have Conversations About Politics

    Feb 11 2019

    Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers launched their podcast, Pantsuit Politics, in November of 2015 with the goal of listening to each other first, and talking politics second — even though Sarah is on the left of the political spectrum and Beth is on the right. Pantsuit Politics has been named one of the 7 best political podcasts to listen to right now by Elle Magazine, one of the top 9 political podcasts in 2017 by The Guardian, and one of 5 informative political podcasts you should listen t...more

  • Rob Greenfield — How to Be the Change in a Messed up World

    Feb 04 2019

    He wore his own trash for 30 days. He built tiny houses for the homeless. He dumpster dived for food. And now he’s committing to only eat food he’s grown and foraged himself for an entire year. His name is Rob Greenfield and he’s wholeheartedly committed to making a difference and leading the way to a more sustainable and just world You may have seen him on his Discovery Channel series, read his book Dude Making a Difference, watched his iconic TEDx talk, or heard about him from the BBC, CBS Thi...more

  • Andy J. Miller — Making Art and Doing Good

    Jan 28 2019

    Andy J. Miller (also known as Andy J. Pizza) is an illustrator, podcaster and public speaker. His explosive color drenched illustrations have brought hope and smiles to clients like The New York Times, Nickelodeon, Amazon, YouTube, and Warby Parker. He is also the founder of the Creative Pep Talk podcast. In this episode, Andy shares the story of his relationship with his mother, how ADHD has affected his life, and how Modest Mouse brought him out of a very dark place. soundsgoodpodcast.com/andy...more

  • Matt Haig — How to Overcome Anxiety in a 24/7 Modern World

    Jan 21 2019

    The 21st century has given birth to marvels of human ingenuity—smartphones and social media have connected us more than ever before — but this 24/7 modern world feels like it’s messing with our minds and doing unprecedented damage to our mental health. It’s no surprise then, at least to international bestselling author Matt Haig, who suffers from anxiety, depression, and addiction to his devices, that the rates of stress and anxiety are rising dramatically in the Western world, and that even tho...more

  • Kate Manser — You Might Die Tomorrow

    Jan 14 2019

    At the age of 27, Kate Manser was working at Google when she had a number of people close to her die young and unexpectedly. It sent her into a tailspin of fear and anxiety, processing her own death one day. That is, until she slowly pivoted toward seeing these tragedies and her new awareness of her own impending death as an opportunity to live as fully as her loved ones had. She’s since turned this self-awakening into a movement called You Might Die Tomorrow that reminds people around the world...more

  • Joanna Waterfall — Helping Entrepreneurs Feel Less Alone

    Jan 07 2019

    Joanna Waterfall is the founder of Yellow Co. whose mission is to equip and inspire creative, entrepreneurial women to become agents of good. In this episode, Branden and Joanna dive into relationships, prenatal depression, failing publicly, and how to separate who we are from what we do. soundsgoodpodcast.com/joanna ——— Sponsor: Visit GetLasting.com/good to download the nation's number 1 relationship counseling app and to help support Sounds Good. ——— Sponsor: The University of Helsinki has bec...more

  • Erica Mandy — Making the News Better

    Dec 31 2018

    Erica Mandy left her six-figure 'dream job' as a TV news reporter in Los Angeles, the second largest news market in the country, all because of two things: 1) She kept hearing from people that they were tuning out news all together because it was too "depressing." 2) She, herself, was feeling depressed and anxious from ten years of covering horrific stories and presenting them in an alarmist way. So, she decided to do something about it. She up and quit her secure, six-figure job to launch a new...more

  • Brandi Lea — Healed People Heal People

    Dec 24 2018

    Brandi Lea is a nonprofit founder living in Colorado Spring, Colorado who loves people in incredible ways. She’s the co-founder of a non-profit called Beauty for Ashes Uganda which works toward long-term sustainable development and deep healing for single mothers and widows in Uganda. In this episode, Branden and Brandi dive into Brandi’s experiences with trauma and what her path toward healing has looked like, what it means to run an organization that’s focused on mutually transformative relati...more

  • Shantell Martin — How to Find Your Way to Yay

    Dec 17 2018

    British visual artist Shantell Martin has originated her work upon the foundation of these two key questions: WHO ARE YOU? And ARE YOU YOU? After moving to New York from Tokyo, she became best known for creating stream-of-consciousness drawings and light projects with childlike wonder and joy. Her artwork (— which is mainly lines and stick figures —) has appeared in the Brooklyn Museum, Museum of the Contemporary African Diaspora,  well as many other well-known art venues in New York. In this co...more

  • Dwayne Reed — Teaching, Rapping, and Building Relationships

    Dec 10 2018

    Dwayne Reed is the rapping teacher from Chicago responsible for the viral hit, Welcome to the 4th Grade. You may have seen him on Good Morning America or in an Old Navy commercial directed by Pharrell Williams. Dwayne, or as he’s called in his classroom: Mr. Reed, genuinely cares about his students and has found a number of creative ways to show them. In this episode, Branden and Dwayne gush over how amazing teachers are and have a conversation around battling with depression. soundsgoodpodcast....more

  • Jessica Honegger — Imperfect Courage

    Nov 26 2018

    In 2015, Inc. Magazine recognized Noonday Collection as one of the fastest-growing companies in America. But years earlier, as Jessica Honegger stood at a pawn-shop counter in Austin, Texas, and handed over her grandmother's gold jewelry, her goal was much more personal: to fund the adoption of her Rwandan son, Jack, by selling artisan-made jewelry. This first step launched an unexpected side-hustle that would grow into Noonday Collection. Jessica embarked on this new journey and teamed up with ...more

  • Morgan Harper Nichols — Encouraging People on Their Journeys

    Nov 19 2018

    Morgan Harper Nichols is a writer and artist whose work revolves around people and their stories. As a musician, she’s seen her song, “Storyteller” garner over 1 million Spotify plays and as an author, her self-published book of poetry has become a #1 Amazon Bestseller in Inspirational Poetry. Her Instagram has gained an audience of more than a quarter million followers. In this episode, Branden and Morgan dive into using Instagram for good and building empathy through art. soundsgoodpodcast.com...more

  • Richard Casper — Veterans, PTSD, and the Healing Power of Art

    Nov 12 2018

    After serving four years as an infantryman in the United States Marine Corp, including a combat deployment in Iraq where he was hit by four IEDs in four months causing a traumatic brain injury, Richard Casper returned home suffering from post-traumatic stress. That is, until he discovered the healing power of music and art. After experiencing first-hand the profound impact they had on his own healing, Richard co-founded CreatiVets in 2013 to help other veterans. CreatiVets' art programs foster s...more

  • Gustavo Guerrero — What Brings Us Together

    Nov 05 2018

    Gustavo Guerrero was born in a small town in Honduras in April of 1992. After being raised by his Aunt, Gustavo became an immigrant in America at the age of 12 after he moved to South Carolina to live with his parents. Gustavo is a talented musician and his love for music became apparent early in life when at the age of 6 he created his own drum set out of paint cans and kitchen pots and pans. While attending high school, he found refuge in the music room as he learned more about music, himself,...more

  • Nirrimi Firebrace — Creating Hope in the Heartbreak

    Oct 29 2018

    Nirrimi Firebrace is an award-winning Australian photographer and writer who catapulted into the public eye when she was just a teenager because of the unique way she shares her story through photos and words online. Shortly before recording this conversation, Nirrimi lost her brother to suicide. After realizing she didn’t have many photos of the two of them together, Nirrimi decided to give back to others — even in the midst of her grieving — by photographing others with their loved ones. Nirri...more

  • Devin Allen — Leaving a Legacy of Justice and Art

    Oct 22 2018

    In 2015 when protests broke out in Baltimore in response to the death of Freddie Gray, photographer and activist Devin Allen was one of the first photographers on the scene to share his photos with the world. His photos were quickly shared by celebrities like Rihanna and Beyonce and one of his most iconic photos landed on the cover of TIME magazine. Since then, it’s been a crazy year for him. Under Armour hired him to tour with Steph Curry around Asia shooting photos, Pope Francis was gifted a b...more

  • Gary Haugen — Ending Slavery in Our Lifetime

    Oct 15 2018

    As founder of International Justice Mission, Gary Haugen fights the chronically neglected global epidemic of violence against the poor. While a member of the 1994 United Nations team investigating war crimes in Rwanda, Gary Haugen’s eyes were opened to the appalling extent of violence in the developing world. Upon his return to the US, he founded International Justice Mission, an organization devoted to rescuing victims of global violence including trafficking and slavery. Today, IJM is responsi...more

  • Scott Harrison — Work That Has No End

    Oct 08 2018

    At 28 years old, Scott Harrison had it all. A top nightclub promoter in New York City, his life was an endless cycle of drugs, booze, models on repeat. But 10 years in, he was unhappy and morally bankrupt. Walking away from everything, Harrison spent the next 16 months on a hospital ship in West Africa and discovered his true calling. In 2006, with no money and less than no experience, Harrison founded charity: water. Today, Scott Harrison’s work at charity: water has mobilized over one million ...more

  • Ryan Cummins — Making Charity Go Viral

    Oct 01 2018

    Founding Omaze with his business partner Matt, CEO and co-founder Ryan Cummins is responsible for the online platform known for raising hundreds of millions of dollars for charity by raffling once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Today, Omaze is breaking the traditional model of charity and creating more good than ever before. Chances are you've seen an Omaze video, although you may not have realized what company was behind it. Whether it’s blowing up tanks with Arnold Schwarzenegger, watching the ser...more

  • Kendall Ciesemier — Amplifying Voices and Disrupting the Status Quo

    Sep 24 2018

    After watching a special of The Oprah Winfrey Show about the AIDS epidemic in Africa, 11-year-old Kendall Ciesemier founded the organization Kids Caring 4 Kids in 2004. After this event, Kendall knew she had seen the opportunity she was waiting for — a chance to give her life more purpose than the chronic liver disease she had grown up fighting against. She spent the next eight years spreading awareness and supporting students in Zambia — growing generous hearts and global vision among kids. Tod...more

  • Jamie Tworkowski — Bringing Your Heart into Everything

    Sep 17 2018

    Jamie Tworkowski’s life changed in 2006 when he met Renee Yohe and wrote a story called “To Write Love on Her Arms.” He posted the story on MySpace and began selling TWLOHA t-shirts as a way to help pay for Renee’s treatment. Today, TWLOHA has now responded to 200,000 messages from people in 100 countries, in addition to giving two million dollars to mental health treatment and recovery. Jamie is the founder of To Write Love on Her Arms and the New York Times bestselling author of ‘If You Feel T...more

  • CJ Casciotta — Getting Weird and Making a Difference

    Sep 10 2018

    Before we figured out that it wasn’t ok to stand out and do crazy things for fear of rejection, we had a period of our lives where we weren’t afraid to do stuff. Author, speaker, and media producer, CJ Casciotta, has passionately given himself over to the idea that if we’d get back in touch with what makes us different, we’d change the world. CJ Casciotta has helped some of the world’s biggest brands discover their unique identity and share it creatively including Lululemon, The United Nations, ...more

  • DeRay Mckesson — The Case for Hope

    Sep 03 2018

    Civil rights activist, teacher, and author, DeRay Mckesson thinks hope is the belief that tomorrow can be better than today. As one of the leading voices in the Black Lives Matter Movement and the co-founder of Campaign Zero, DeRay has spent his life working to connect individuals with knowledge and tools, and provide citizens and policy-makers with commonsense policies to ensure equity. He’s most notably known as the host of Pod Save the People and named as one of the World’s Greatest Leaders b...more

  • Ben Higgins — Leaning Into Generosity Wherever You Are

    Aug 27 2018

    Most notably recognized as the most popular figure from ABC’s The Bachelor, Ben Higgins is someone who is currently leveraging his platform of fame for good. Currently known for hosting iHeart Radio’s pop culture podcast, Almost Famous, nothing could have adequately prepared Ben for how appearing on one of the highest grossing television shows would ultimately pave the way for him to accomplish his humanitarian dreams. Today, Ben is the CEO and founder of Generous, a ‘for-purpose’ business that ...more

  • Lisa Gungor — Opening Your Eyes to Wonder

    Aug 20 2018

    Lisa Gungor’s faith was the lens through which she viewed her marriage, music, and dreams—all of which the world witnessed through her and her husband’s Grammy nominated band, Gungor. Yet, when the lens was shattered through events like the unraveling of a career, the loss of a worldview, and the birth of a baby girl with heart defects, it led Lisa to a tumultuous place — until it gave way to a new perspective. In this conversation, Branden and Lisa talk about her process of writing her latest b...more

  • Barrett Ward — Creating Sustainable Change and Second Chances

    Aug 13 2018

    While living in Ethiopia in 2010, Founder and CEO of the lifestyle brand ABLE, Barrett Ward, saw firsthand how extreme poverty forced young women, generation after generation, to resort to prostitution as a means of supporting themselves and their families. He saw that they needed an opportunity to earn a living with dignity, empowering themselves to end the cycle of poverty. This was the beginning of Barrett’s life’s work at ABLE. Leading a fashion lifestyle brand might be an unlikely role for ...more

  • Jodi Ettenberg — A Nomad’s Journey of Painful Surrender

    Aug 06 2018

    Jodi Ettenberg is a Canadian ex-lawyer who later discovered her passion in the world of food and travel. On her award-winning website, Legal Nomads, she’s helped people all over the world to explore the world around them, not with fear and suspicion, but with open-minded curiosity and compassion. Jodi’s writing has been recognized by the world’s top online publications such as the New York Times, BBC, National Geographic, The Guardian, CNN, and Bloomberg. A decade later, because of a crazy unfor...more

  • Ben Nemtin — Making the Impossible Possible

    Jul 30 2018

    In a pit of depression, Ben Nemtin and his three best friends decided to create the world’s greatest bucket list to make them feel alive. They bought a rickety old bus and criss-crossed North America, achieving the unthinkable. And most importantly, every time they accomplished a dream, they helped a complete stranger cross something off their bucket list — this was the beginning of The Buried Life movement. Ben Nemtin is now the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want To Do Bef...more

  • R.LUM.R — Sharing the Scars Behind Our Successes

    Jul 23 2018

    From his humble beginnings in Bradenton, Florida, R&B singer and classical guitarist Reggie Williams Jr. never expected his side project R.LUM.R to blow up. Then the internet found him and his music took off with the release of his 2016 single "Frustrated" — racking up over 39 million streams on Spotify to date. He has also won fans with singles like "Be Honest," "Tell Me," and "Love Less."  NPR Music labelled R.LUM.R a "fast-rising artist whose falsetto is no joke" and he has played at major fe...more

  • Mike Donehey — Refusing to Let Your Platform Get in the Way of Speaking Truth

    Jul 16 2018

    Mike Donehey is and singer, songwriter and guitarist primarily known for his work as lead singer in the Christian rock band Tenth Avenue North. What many people don’t know, is that Mike’s journey as a musician began after a near-fatal car accident where he was told he would never walk again. He then picked up a guitar during his days in the hospital and began to write music. Now, the band has long been known for the depth and vulnerability of their songwriting since they released their acclaimed...more

  • Benjamin Von Wong — Using Art to Make People Care

    Jul 09 2018

    Benjamin Von Wong is a world-renowned photographer who decided to use his talents to make a difference. He never set out to be a photographer, and he became one almost by accident. Nevertheless, in the space of the past 5 years since he quit his day job as a mining engineer, he’s earned a worldwide reputation as a brilliantly original photographic artist, and was even named one of four winners of this year’s Imaging Alliance award for Visionary Photographers. Benjamin now creates fantastical vis...more

  • Brooke Shaden — Art as a Mirror for the Creator and Observer

    Jul 02 2018

    Is the process of creating art more about becoming a mirror for the creator or the observer? Fine art photographer, Brooke Shaden, has explored this question for the better portion of her life and found the nuanced answer inside her own powerful story. As a self-portrait artist who emphasizes surrealism and imagination, Brooke has spent years becoming the characters of dreams inspired by a childhood of intense curiosity and fear. After studying films for years in college, she realized her love o...more

  • Amobi Okugo — Guiding the Next Generation of Athletes

    Jun 25 2018

    Nigerian American professional soccer player, Amobi Okugo, has had an incredible journey in the world of soccer ever since he was young. He was then drafted after his freshman year at UCLA into Major League Soccer as part of the 2010 Generation Adidas Class. He has amassed over 150 appearances in all competitions professionally and has been honored to represent the United States national team program at various youth levels including the 2012 Olympic squad. While playing midfielder with the Port...more

  • Amber Rae — Courageously Befriending Our Emotions

    Jun 11 2018

    Called "The Brené Brown of Wonder” by Mind Body Green and a “Millennial Motivator” by Fortune, Amber Rae is an author, artist, and speaker whose work invites you to live your truth, befriend your emotions, and express your gifts. Her writing blends raw, personal storytelling with psychology and neuroscience, and has reached over 5 million people in 195 countries. Her public art has spread to over twenty countries, and she's spoken to and collaborated with brands like Kate Spade, Apple, Amazon, a...more

  • Shawn Askinosie — Our Vocation as a Force for Good

    Jun 04 2018

    In 2005, Shawn Askinosie left a successful career as a criminal defense lawyer to start a bean-to-bar chocolate factory, Askinosie Chocolate, and never looked back. The only chocolate maker working directly with cocoa farmers on four continents, Shawn travels to regions of Ecuador, the Philippines and Tanzania to source cocoa beans for his chocolate. Recently named by Forbes "One of the 25 Best Small Companies in America", Askinosie Chocolate has also been featured in The New York Times, The Wal...more

  • Jacqueline Whitney — Sharing Your Story While It’s Still Messy

    May 28 2018

    Jacqueline Whitney had a plan for her life. As a teenager, she was great at school, great at volleyball, and knew those would take her down her dream path. Everything changed when a series of injuries affected her ability to exercise for more than a few minutes and to be able to focus on her school work without needing to nap. Jacqueline had to learn how to deal with this sudden pivot. She turned to writing, and then eventually to Instagram, to communicate her story, her loss, her pain, and her ...more

  • Kristine Carlson — From Heartbreak to Wholeness

    May 21 2018

    After the tragic and unexpected loss of her husband, Kristine Carlson resolved to find hope in the midst of heartache and her life has never been the same since. Today, Kristine is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and leader in the field of transformation. After collaborating with her late husband Dr. Richard Carlson to create a publishing industry phenomenon with the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff series — selling more than 25 million copies worldwide — Kristine is emerging as a profo...more

  • Rob Lawless — The Untapped Value of Human Connection

    May 14 2018

    In November of 2015, Rob Lawless began a journey to spend 1 hour with 10,000 strangers to learn about their lives with no agenda. Leaving behind his careers in finance and tech sales, Rob took a huge risk and made the bet that creating human connection is currently a more important foundation for his future than building his savings account. Since the birth of this project, ‘Rob’s 10K Friends’, he has attracted a massive following and national attention — meeting everyone from street artists, to...more

  • Grace Bonney — Building Communities with Curiosity

    May 07 2018

    Founder of Design Sponge, Grace Bonney, believes that curiosity allows you to find deeper meaning inside whatever community you’ve found yourself in. This belief has altered her life in profound and impactful ways ever since she started building her own business. Grace Bonney’s blog, Design Sponge, attracts over 1 million readers per day while focusing on the creative community, with the goal of making the art and design world personal. Previously, Grace was a contributing editor at Domino and H...more

  • Miles Adcox — Why Empathy and Self-Awareness Change Everything

    Apr 30 2018

    Miles Adcox has devoted his life to living into these three concepts: Empathy over action, love over agenda, and grace over advice. Publicly and privately, he is known as one of the most plugged-in people on human condition that there is today. Today, Miles Adcox is a speaker, writer, and CEO/Owner of Onsite — an extended care center for emotional trauma & co-dependency that has been featured on 20/20, Good Morning America, The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Miles is a communication...more

  • Anjali Pinto — What Grieving Teaches Us About the Human Story

    Apr 23 2018

    Anjali Pinto is a professional photographer, artist, and writer who met her husband, Jacob, when she was young. They fell in love and shared their beautiful story consistently on Instagram. Jacob died suddenly at age 30 — out of the blue and with no warning. In her grief, Anjali didn’t turn inward. She turned to Instagram. Over the course of the past year and a half, those Instagram posts—one a day, every day—have become a kind of documentary project: a tribute to Jacob and an unfolding of Pinto...more

  • Scott Hamilton — How Adversity Paves the Way for Our Purpose

    Apr 16 2018

    The most recognized male figure-skating star in the world, Scott Hamilton has won 70 titles, awards and honors including an Olympic gold medal, an Emmy Award nomination, and induction into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame. In 1984, Scott captured the attention of the world with his Olympic Gold medal performances in Sarajevo and has since shared his love and enthusiasm for the sport as a analyst/commentator, performer, producer and best-selling author. Scott then co-founded, co-produced an...more

  • Tiffany Mitchell — Creating as an Act of Radical Vulnerability

    Apr 09 2018

    Tiffany Mitchell’s life circumstances have opened her up to this important truth: The act of creating is like pulling something from your core – bypassing everything that is covering up your true self. Her painful and beautiful story has taught her that when you admit what you’re curious about creating with other people, you’re allowing something good to come alive inside of you. Tiffany is a photographer, writer, visual storyteller and advocate for the power of vulnerability. She started her no...more

  • Justin Zoradi — How to Build, Empower, and Let Go of Work That Matters

    Apr 02 2018

    Justin Zoradi’s important work began the day he decided to no longer deny opportunities to others that he demanded for himself. This realization was sparked while working in South Africa in 2006, where he met several bright students who wanted to go to college but couldn't afford it. Today, Justin Zoradi is an award winning social entrepreneur, the author of the book Made for These Times, and the founder of These Numbers Have Faces, an international education nonprofit helping African youth atte...more

  • Ali Nelson — The Messy Magic of Making Things

    Mar 19 2018

    Multidisciplinary artist, entrepreneur and creative activist Ali Nelson didn’t always think of herself as an artist. But in 2008, everything changed with a series of tragic events — a divorce before the age of 23, a death of a close friend, a car crash with a drunk driver that led to a brain injury — that would change her life forever. Losing up to 60% of her verbal and cognitive abilities, Ali started making things, creating piece after piece in an attempt to process it all. This began the  unf...more

  • Allison Fallon — Becoming a Force of Love and Change in the World

    Mar 12 2018

    Author and speaker Allison Fallon is someone who has lived into this idea that telling the truth about yourself is the hardest thing we can do, but the beginning of something really beautiful. Like many of us, she’s realized that something amazing happens when we realize we don’t have total control and are forced to surrender to a force that is bigger than ourselves. Ally has written and published more than 10 books, coached hundreds of writers, developed multiple writing curriculums, worked as ...more

  • Theron Humphrey — Creating Out of a Place of Belonging

    Mar 05 2018

    Do you believe that the catalyst for most things we create and move toward in our lives — is perhaps a broken heart? Do you think that tragedy is the underlying spark of our most important work? For photographer and world-traveler Theron Humphrey, this statement has been one of the truest statements for the trajectory of his life. And it’s been a wild one. Theron is well-known on social media for his adventures with his coonhound Maddie. They’ve travelled the world together and started documenti...more

  • Ilwad Elman — Passing Down a Legacy of Peacemaking

    Feb 26 2018

    In 2010, the conflict in Somalia was raging heavily and the majority of Mogadishu and the South Central Regions of Somalia were lost to the control of the Al-Qaeda linked terrorist group al-Shabab. Somali-Canadian social activist, Ilwad Elman, living in Canada at the time, left the safety of her new home in North America to return to her home country of Somalia. Even in the midst of terrorism, conflict, and violence, Ilwad has remained in Somalia ever since — working for peace, security, and emp...more

  • Linda Sarsour — Fighting for All

    Feb 19 2018

    How do we maintain resilience and consistency in the midst of opposition? The Women’s March was the largest single-day protest in US history—bringing together more than 3.3 million people in 500 US cities. And Linda Sarsour, a rising household name in the United States, was a big reason why that happened. But that doesn’t come without significant backlash and criticism even while promoting a message that advocates for the dignity and respect of all human beings. Linda Sarsour is an award winning...more

  • Esmé Wang — Living with Ambition Despite Limitation

    Feb 12 2018

    Award-winning writer Esmé Wang knows from personal experience how tough it is to be ambitious and deal with limitation. She is a woman who lives with chronic illness, including late-stage Lyme disease and schizoaffective disorder. She believes that just because one lives with limitations — whether they be caregiving responsibilities, disability, chronic illness, or any other life circumstance that cause you to feel fenced in, doesn’t mean a person can’t leave a legacy of creative resilience. Esm...more

  • Becca Stevens — Love as the Most Powerful Force for Change

    Feb 05 2018

    Becca Stevens is an author, speaker, social entrepreneur, founder and president of Thistle Farms. After experiencing the death of her father and subsequent child abuse when she was 5, Becca longed to open a sanctuary for survivors offering a loving community. In 1997, five women who had experienced trafficking, violence, and addiction were welcomed home. 20 years later, Thistle Farms continues to welcome women with free residence that provide housing, medical care, therapy and education for two ...more

  • Meera Lee Patel — Making Friends with Your Fear

    Jan 29 2018

    What if our deepest fears are shining guideposts, lighting the way to what we truly want in life? Instead of pushing them aside, what happens if we begin listening to our fears—and allow them to lead us bravely into the unknown? Author and illustrator Meera Lee Patel has taken the big, scary concept of fear and crafted a personal, yet universal love letter to it in her newest book My Friend Fear: Finding Magic in the Unknown. Using her own experience with anxiety, Patel help readers examines fea...more

  • Dana Falsetti — Self-Awareness as Our Most Important Work

    Jan 22 2018

    We are so much more than our bodies or anyone’s opinion of it. We have too much to offer and too much important work to do to spend time worrying about catching up to society’s standards that all-too-often silence our self-assuredness. Dana Falsetti is an advocate for women who want to find the confidence to live life more fully. Originally known for her strength in yoga, Dana now uses her platform to inspire critical thinking, self-awareness, and confidence across multiple media including her p...more

  • Natalie Norton — Sticking Around for the Miracle

    Jan 15 2018

    Author, speaker, and life coach Natalie Norton’s life has been put through the ringer. She is no stranger to pain. Tragedy began with the unexpected death of her younger brother in 2007. After this event, her life slowly unraveled over the next few years with the death of her youngest son, a failed adoption of 3 beautiful children who had been living in Natalie’s home for 2 years when the state unexpectedly reunified them with their biological mother. Furthermore, a sudden ‘brain surge’/seizure ...more

  • Sarah Corbett — The Art of Gentle Protest

    Jan 01 2018

    Today, there are good reasons to doubt the effectiveness of many elements of conventional activism—oftentimes marked by aggression, extreme extroversion and violence. Award-winning campaigner Sarah Corbett started looking for alternatives that appealed to the introvert, namely, craftivism. Sarah’s gentle protest approach to craftivism aims to change the world with deliberate, thoughtful actions that provoke reflection and respectful conversation instead of aggression and division. She’s a world-...more

  • Jenna Kutcher — Showing the Real, Not the Highlight Reel

    Dec 18 2017

    Our ability to empathize, belong and love rests on our willingness to be vulnerable. In order for connection to happen, we have to allow ourselves to be seen, really seen. Jenna Kutcher is passionate about showing something deeper than perfect online. She’s a small-town Wisconsin girl who has single-handedly built a six-figure income photography business, fostered a massive social media following and currently hosts and produces the podcast “The Goal Digger Podcast” where she uses her platform t...more

  • Liz Vice — Seeing Our Calling as an Invitation

    Dec 04 2017

    Most of us become impatient in the process and loathe uncertainty. However, Liz Vice has reconciled this truth in a profound way by learning to soar despite roadblocks in her story. While battling with an autoimmune disease for 7 years, Liz felt she had to reconcile with the fact that she would have to forfeit her dreams — instead, her life took a turn for the spectacular. Raised in Portland, Oregon — Liz Vice is a gospel and R&B singer and currently the music director at Hope Brooklyn while bal...more

  • Flynn Coleman — Letting Go of the Need to Save Everything

    Nov 27 2017

    Meet Flynn Coleman, a modern-day wonder woman in the world of social justice and advocacy. She’s an international human rights lawyer, educator, author and CEO of Malena, a socially conscious fashion line that focuses on empowering women artisans around the world. She has worked with the United Nations, the United States federal government, and corporations and human rights organizations around the world. Flynn is a contributing writer for such publications as HuffPost, Global Citizen, and Dar...more

  • Nigel Poor — Why Finding Commonality Can Change the World

    Nov 20 2017

    Every single day, it feels like the media and politicians want us to think that we live in a dangerous world filled with monsters. Inside spaces like prisons, the news wants us to believe that there is nothing redemptive inside, only disappointment and violence, rather than looking at the people inside with compassion and commonality. Nigel Poor, is a social activist, artist and co-creator of the podcast Ear Hustle who has given her life to this idea. Nigel Poor is a visual artist whose work exp...more

  • Chewbacca Mom — Laughing Your Way Towards Defiant Joy

    Nov 13 2017

    The world knows Candace Payne as “Chewbacca Mom,” the wife and mother of two from Dallas who captured the hearts of nearly 200 million people around the world with nothing but a toy Chewbacca mask, a smartphone, and 4 minutes of infectious laughter. Candace’s viral moment of simple joy became Facebook Live’s top video. But what the video doesn’t show is Candace’s storied journey of daunting obstacles on the way to the joy-filled life—extreme poverty, past trauma, and struggles with self-worth. S...more

  • Amena Brown — Finding Inspiration on the Mountain and in the Mundane

    Nov 06 2017

    Does it ever feel like our souls hold massive record collections: melodies, rhythms and bass lines? Memories that ask you to dance and memories that haunt you in a minor key? Lies that become soundtracks to your days while truths play too softly to be heard? Spoken word poet, author and speaker Amena Brown seems to think so. Amena Brown’s broken records played messages about how she wasn’t worthy to be loved. The author of five spoken word albums and two nonfiction books (including ‘How to Fix A...more

  • Abby Falik — How Travel Exposes the Nerve You Can’t Ignore

    Oct 30 2017

      The British born essayist, Pico Lyer, once said, “We don’t travel to move, we travel to be moved.” There is a unique power in global experiences that takes us outside our comfort zones and shapes our empathy. Abby Falik is one of those individuals who have discovered this power. Abby is the Founder & CEO of Global Citizen Year, an innovative ‘for-purpose social venture’ on a mission to make it normal for kids to choose a ‘bridge year’ abroad after high school: an experience that builds self-aw...more

  • Firuzeh Mahmoudi — Why Activism is the Same as Breathing

    Oct 23 2017

    The 1979 Iranian revolution radically shaped who Firuzeh Mahmoudi is today. She grew up witnessing massive rallies, captivated by the excitement, chaos, and hope. Years later, when protests erupted in 2009, Firuzeh — with no prior experience — organized concurrent rallies in 110 cities in support of the Iranian protesters – the largest global day of support for Iran in history. She is now the founder and director of United for Iran, an independent nonprofit based in San Francisco that works for ...more

  • Dr. Tererai Trent — Awakening the Sacred Dream Inside of Us

    Oct 16 2017

    Before Dr. Tererai Trent became Oprah’s “favorite guest of all time,” she was a woman with a forgotten dream and a profound desire to recreate our world for the better. Born in rural Zimbabwe, Dr. Trent is one of the most internationally recognized voices for quality education and women’s empowerment today. She’s the author of ‘The Awakened Woman: Remembering and Reigniting Our Sacred Dreams’ — a book that shares her story of how she planted her dreams deep in the earth and they prayed they woul...more

  • Clint Smith — How More Understanding Activates Real Hope

    Oct 09 2017

    Clint Smith is a poet whose work goes beyond passion and straight into the world of social engagement — his work creatively invites his listeners out of ignorance and into the world of a real and authentic kind of empathy. Clint Smith is a writer, teacher, and Ph.D. Candidate at Harvard University. He is a 2014 National Poetry Slam champion, an Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist, and author of the poetry collection Counting Descent. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, a...more

  • Kevin and Blake Walsh — Choosing to Stay Until Tomorrow

    Oct 02 2017

    Seconds before Kevin Walsh was about to attempt suicide in 2007, he received an unexpected phone call from his first crush, Blake. That phone call saved his life. Now, a decade later, the two are married. Not many people had heard their story until Kevin posted his story on Quora in answer to the question, “What is one moment in your life you thought could only happen in a movie?” His response went viral and was then featured on HuffPost, Buzzfeed, The Independent, and People. In this episode, ...more

  • Cody Goldberg — Play as a Form of Radical Inclusion

    Sep 25 2017

    When Cody Goldberg and his wife received the news that their daughter, Harper, was diagnosed with a condition that would require her to use a wheelchair for the rest of her life, it would change everything. More specifically, it would make Cody a forever zealot for inclusion of children experiencing disability in playgrounds across America after realizing how alienated they are from them by design. As a graduate of NYU in film and television who then pursued careers at Red Bull and Adidas, Cody ...more

  • Adam Foss — Making an Impact From Inside a Broken System

    Sep 18 2017

    Former prosecutor, Adam Foss is a fierce voice for compassion in criminal justice reform. He’s currently the founder of Prosecutor Impact, a non-profit organization built around the mission of improving community safety in the US by requiring better incentives and more measurable metrics for success beyond, simply, “cases won.”. Not only did he advise President Barack Obama on criminal justice reform, but he was also named the 2017 Nelson Mandela Changemaker of the Year. There is no other way to...more

  • Drake White — A Roadmap to Your Ideal Self

    Sep 11 2017

    Drake White is an American country music singer and songwriter from Alabama with a passion for storytelling. With his passionate delivery from the stage, White seems to have inherited his grandfather’s ability to touch crowds with a sermon. However, White stresses that he isn’t a preacher, but doesn’t see a problem with putting his own methods for surviving the world out there. He’s most popular for his debut single, "Simple Life," for his label release early in 2013. A year later, White signed ...more

  • Pantsuit Politics — Setting Out to Find the Nuance Again

    Sep 04 2017

    Sarah Stewart Holland (a progressive) and Beth Silvers (a conservative) became friends in 1999 and haven’t recovered since. Sarah, a professional blogger and social media consultant, and Beth, a human resources executive and yoga teacher, challenged the notion that talking news with your politically opposite college friend is always messy. What evolved out of their friendship was Pantsuit Politics — a podcast that has someone on the right (Beth) and someone on the left (Sarah) having conversatio...more

  • Dylan Marron — How to Have Conversations With People Who Hate You

    Aug 28 2017

    Dylan Marron is a writer, performer, video maker and self-acclaimed snacker. He also receives a lot of hate messages on the internet. Producing work that mainly focuses on social justice issues such as race, sexuality and privilege, Dylan’s learned how to take hateful conversations online and turn them into productive conversations offline — an idea and practice that we could all benefit from. Dylan’s creative resume has included (but not limited to) writing multiple series for Seriously.tv, the...more

  • Anis Mojgani — Finding Your Way Back to Being Human

    Aug 21 2017

    Anis Mojgani has been said to be a poet who gleefully spurns the boundaries of poet. He is not only a two-time National Poetry Slam Champion, winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam, and multiple-time TEDx Speaker, but he’s also an Iranian American living in Oregon with a passion for processing the human interior. Notable to mention: he is one of Branden Harvey’s favorite poets. Anis has performed his slam poetry around the globe and has performed for audiences as varied as the House o...more

  • WeRateDogs — Wielding Twitter as a Joy Outlet

    Aug 14 2017

    In 2015, WeRateDogs was born. If you would've told Matt Nelson then that he’d be entertaining 750,000 people in less than a year, he would've laughed in your face. For those of you who never knew something like WeRateDogs existed, it does. More than 3 million Twitter followers eagerly await the internet phenomenon of dog photo submissions being paired with witty captions — and the final products are brilliant. Not only is WeRateDogs used as a “joy outlet” for it’s followers, Matt has also ventur...more

  • Noor Tagouri — Breaking the Glass Ceiling with a Hijab

    Aug 07 2017

    Never disregard an 8 year old who dreams of becoming Oprah one day. Noor Tagouri, a Libyan-American storyteller and journalist, is currently one of the most talked about young adults in the country having worked with the CBS Radio, Newsy, CTV News while being known as the first hijab-wearing news anchor on American television. After the release of her first documentary passion project, The Forest Haven Story, and she went on to embark on a unique journey to achieve of her dreams of exposing cult...more

  • John Jacobs — Life Isn’t Perfect, But Life is Good

    Jul 31 2017

    Where does true optimism come from? How do we choose to gravitate toward hope when there is so much pain in the world? These are questions that John Jacobs, co-founder and CCO (Chief Creative Optimist) of Life is Good, has been resiliently living out the answer to ever since his early childhood. 1989 marked the beginning of his passion for three main things: spreading optimism, helping children in need, and making rad and iconic t-shirts. In this conversation Branden chats with John about tradin...more

  • Ashley LeMieux — Holding Sorrow and Joy in the Same Hand

    Jul 24 2017

    The Shine Project began when Ashley Lemieux’s heart was taken by the inner-city youth of Phoenix, AZ. What began as a small project has now resulted in over 40 scholarships being given to help kids go to college since 2011. Ashley’s life’s work has been a testament to the love she pours out amidst a story that has been embedded with so much pain.In this heartfelt conversation, Ashley shares about how a call one Sunday morning asking both she and her husband to become permanent guardians to two k...more

  • Zim Ugochukwu — Cultivating a Love for Curiosity and Travel

    Jul 17 2017

    Zim Ugochukwu believes that everything about travel comes from a spark of curiosity. She’s currently the founder and CEO of Travel Noire, an award-winning boutique travel company and is a passionate advocate for personal transformational. Her background consists of everything from cloning genes at 19, to running a national anti-tobacco campaign, working on the Obama campaign, becoming a precinct judge while in college, and travelling through 90% of Asia. In this conversation, Branden and Zim unp...more

  • Shantell Martin — How to Find Your Way to Yay

    Jul 10 2017

    “Who are you? Are you you?” British visual artist Shantell Martin has originated her work upon the foundation of these two questions and is now an unconventional truth-teller in her field. After moving to New York from Tokyo, she became best known for creating stream-of-consciousness drawings and light projects with childlike wonder and joy. Her artwork (mainly lines and stick figures) has appeared in the Brooklyn Museum, Museum of the Contemporary African Diaspora, Bata Show Museum, as well as ...more

  • Jonny Sun — The Strange Hope of Being an Alien

    Jul 03 2017

    You've probably seen @jonnysun's "weird Twitter" tweets of his life as a lonely alien experiencing earth. What you might not know is that Jonny Sun, the Asian Canadian playwright, artist, architect and comedian has a master's degree from Yale, is a PhD candidate at MIT, and is a fellow at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center. In this episode, Branden talked to Jonny about navigating the world of happiness in art and academia while wrestling with depression and anxiety. They also giggled through a conv...more

  • Eric Holthaus — Recognizing the Human Story in Weather

    Jun 26 2017

    In 2014, Rolling Stone referred to Eric Holthaus as “the Rebel Nerd of Meteorology”, mainly in regards to his reputation for being defiantly optimistic in the world of science. His work as a meteorologist and writing has highlighted the belief that climate change is the most important and consequential story of our time. Furthermore, Eric’s transparency about living with autism and advocating for self-care have changed the way he interacts with the rest of the world. In this conversation, Brande...more

  • Rick Hanson — The Neuroscience of Good and Bad News

    Jun 12 2017

    Dr. Rick Hanson is a psychologist and New York Times best-selling author who creatively works at the intersection of three circles: psychology, neuroscience and the contemplative wisdom that has been established around the world. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, and NPR and has focused on helping people turn everyday experiences into a powerful sense of lasting well-being. In this conversation, he speaks to the empowerment that comes with using our inner resources for hardwiring happi...more

  • Yonathan Moya — Humanizing the Mexico/U.S. Border

    Jun 05 2017

    Yonathan Moya is a photographer responsible for the creation of a project, Border Perspective, that took him on a 9-day photographic journey along the U.S. & Mexico border. As he took part in different dialogues and sought to tell truthful stories of those he encountered at the border, he gained a fuller understanding of a place he called home. Through his photography and international work, he wants to challenge others to see the world around them differently and go beyond their current worldvi...more

  • Stephen Kenn — Objects as a Gateway to Connection

    May 29 2017

    Stephen Kenn operates a Los Angeles based design studio focused on furniture and leather goods. Driven by curiosity, Stephen takes a thoughtful and optimistic approach to his work, believing there is always a way to make things simpler. He begins all design projects by seeking out materials that will last a lifetime and experimenting with new processes. In this conversation, Branden and Stephen discuss the idea of seeing objects as an opportunity for story. More: http://soundsgoodpodcast.com/ste...more

  • Ahmed Badr — Challenging the Refugee Narrative

    May 22 2017

    When Ahmed Badr was 8 years old, his family's home in Baghdad was bombed. He and his family became refugees and moved to Syria. After living in Syria for two years, they applied for a UN Refugee resettlement program and were placed in the United States. Ahmed is the founder of Narratio, a platform for creative expression that seeks to create empathy and alleviate childhood illiteracy by empowering youth through the publishing of poetry, photography, art and narrative. Ahmed is also a published w...more

  • Ken Wytsma — Exposing the Myth of Equality

    May 15 2017

    Ken Wytsma is is a leader, innovator, and social entrepreneur. He is the author of The Myth of Equality, Pursuing Justice and The Grand Paradox and president of Kilns College, where he teaches courses on philosophy and justice. He is also the founder of The Justice Conference, an annual international conference that introduces men and women to a wide range of organizations and conversations on racial inequality and social justice. More: http://goodgoodgood.co/soundsgood

  • Sara Li — Raising Your Voice to Start a Movement

    May 08 2017

    Sara Li is the founder and director of Project Consent, an international nonprofit campaign that aims to combat sexual assault and rape culture by raising awareness about the importance of consent. She founded Project Consent in high school and is now seeking to maintain a sense of normalcy while running a fast-paced and influential organization while in college. Sara is also a writer and contributes to MTV, Elite Daily, Thought Catalog and more. More: http://goodgoodgood.co/soundsgood

  • Jeremy Courtney — Unmaking Violence with Preemptive Love

    May 01 2017

    Jeremy Courtney is cofounder and executive director of the Preemptive Love Coalition (PLC), an international development organization based in Iraq that brings relief to families fleeing war in Syria and Iraq, helps refugees rebuild their lives, and provides lifesaving medical care for children in conflict zones. More: http://goodgoodgood.co/soundsgood

  • TJ Martin & Dan Lindsay — Empathy as an Artform

    Apr 24 2017

    TJ Martin and Dan Lindsay have been collaborating since 2007 and co-directed the documentary “Undefeated” which won the Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary, making TJ the first director of African-American descent to win an Oscar for a feature-length film. They recently co-directed a new documentary about the LA riots called LA 92. More: http://goodgoodgood.co/soundsgood

  • Kellie Haddock — Getting to the Other Side of Tragedy

    Apr 17 2017

    Ten years after a horrific car accident killed her husband and severely injured her son, Kellie tracked down and thanked the team of medical professionals who saved her son's life. She shared her heartwarming story of gratitude with The Thank You Project, which went viral. More: http://goodgoodgood.co/podcast/kellie-haddock

  • Liz Bohannon — Crossing the Point of No Return

    Apr 10 2017

    Liz is full of energy, knows what taking big risks looks like, and is the founder of Sseko Designs, an ethical fashion brand that works to educate and empower women. In this episode, Branden and Liz talk about saying yes, feminism, and speaking your dreams out loud. More: http://brandenharvey.com/sounds-good/liz-bohannon

  • Orly Wahba — Using Kindness to Empower Others

    Apr 03 2017

    As a child, Orly had the terrible experience of her family’s home burning down. This left her spiraling into depression. The only solution that helped bring her back into the light? The incredible empowerment that comes with small acts of kindness. More: http://brandenharvey.com/sounds-good/orly-wahba

  • Leah Nobel — Having Conversations with 100 Strangers

    Mar 27 2017

    For her forthcoming album, Leah Nobel personally conducted a hundred interviews with people of a wide array of background and personalities. She then translated their experiences to song, the results of which is her new album. More: http://brandenharvey.com/sounds-good/leah-nobel

  • Katie Meyler — Bringing Dignity to Death in the Ebola Crisis

    Mar 20 2017

    Katie Meyler was named TIME Person of the Year in 2014 because of her incredible and inspiring work as an Ebola fighter in Liberia. People named her one of the top 25 women changing the world. She’s also the founder of the non-profit organization, More Than Me. More: http://brandenharvey.com/sounds-good/katie-meyler

  • Branden Harvey - Why I Believe in Good News

    Mar 13 2017

    Branden started off his role as a storyteller as a 16 year old photographer and slowly went down the path to telling stories focused on the good in the world. In this episode he shares the behind-the-scenes of his new hope-focused project, the Goodnewspaper. More: http://brandenharvey.com/sounds-good/branden-harvey-goodnewspaper

  • Amber Rae — Choosing Wonder Over Worry

    Mar 06 2017

    Even in the midst of working for big names like Seth Godin and Apple, Amber felt like she lacked the sense of wonder she’d had as a child. In this episode, Amber shares how hitting a wall and having a breakdown led her being able to choose wonder over worry. More: brandenharvey.com/sounds-good/amber-rae

  • Zach Houghton — Traveling with Passion

    Feb 27 2017

    Why are so many of the best people in the world so well-traveled? Why does travel have the ability to shift the way you see the world? Zach Houghton, the founder of Passion Passport, shares his story and perspective around travel. More: brandenharvey.com/sounds-good/zach-houghton

  • McKel Hill — How to Find More Balance

    Feb 20 2017

    In this episode, registered dietician nutritionist McKel Hill shares her personal story and tips for living a more healthy and balanced life. McKel is the founder of Nutrition Stripped, a blog, online community, and resource for a balanced wellbeing. More: brandenharvey.com/sounds-good/mckel-hill

  • Scott Harrison — Flipping Your Story 180 Degrees

    Feb 13 2017

    The story of a man who went from selling $800 bottles of champagne and $500 bottles of vodka as a New York City nightclub promoter to raising millions of dollars to provide clean water to people in need as the founder and CEO of charity: water. More: brandenharvey.com/sounds-good/scott-harrison

  • Emily McDowell — What to Say When You Don't Know What to Say

    Feb 06 2017

    Emily McDowell has been transforming the stationery industry since 2013 with her “greeting cards for the relationships we really have.” She's is a cancer survivor and the creator of Empathy Cards, a line of greeting cards for when you don’t know what to say. She’s also the co-author of her new book, There Is No Good Card For This. She has appeared on Good Morning America, NPR, and NBC, and featured in the New York Times, USA Today, and Women's Health. -- @EmilyMcDowell_: Instagram, Twitter, Face...more

  • Nancy Lublin — Helping Others Reach Their Full Potential

    Jan 30 2017

    Nancy is the CEO of Crisis Text Line, a non-profit organization providing free crisis intervention via text messages and was the creator of Dress for Success, a non-profit organization that provides professional attire for low-income women, to help support their job-search and interview process. Her work has been recognized with all kinds of awards and honors including being named as one of Fortune’s “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders”, Marie Claire's "20 Women Changing the World”, and Schwab's "Socia...more

  • Hannah Brencher — The World Needs More Love Letters

    Jan 23 2017

    Hannah Brencher is a writer, TED speaker, and a professional letter sender. In 2011, she founded The World Needs More Love Letters— a global community of over 20,000 individuals across six continents, fifty-three countries, and all fifty states who believe in the power of writing love letters. Hannah’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Oprah, Glamour, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune and dozens of other publications. She’s also the author of “If You Find This Letter.” -- @HannahBr...more

  • Matt Wertz — The Habit of Curiosity

    Jan 16 2017

    Matt Wertz is a singer-songwriter who's toured with acts like Hanson, Jason Mraz, Gavin Degraw, Five For Fighting, and Ben Rector. He’s also the host of the podcast Curiosity Habit. In this episode, Branden and Matt dive deep into Matt's background, his intentional curiosity, and growing self-awareness. -- @Matt Wertz on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook | mattwertz.com @brandenharvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat | brandenharvey.com Find show notes at soundsgoodpodcast.com Sign up for ...more

  • Grace Theisen — Making Peace with Your Pain

    Jan 09 2017

    Grace Theisen is a singer-songwriter living in Nashville, TN and she’s the co-founder of a non-profit that uses music to fight human trafficking in the United States called Songs Against Slavery. Grace balances both of these pursuits while also battling with chronic pain every day. In this conversation Branden and Grace talk about ambitiously pursuing dreams and social justice while also fighting to overcome difficult physical and mental health. -- @GraceTheisen on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook ...more

  • Nate Snell — Community Not Competition

    Jan 02 2017

    Nate Snell is the founder and owner of Pip’s Original Doughnuts in Portland, Oregon— a doughnut shop that has earned accolades and recognition from publications like the New York Times and Thrillist. But what makes this doughnut shop amazing isn’t necessarily the doughnuts. It’s the unique way that Nate has created a space that inspires community. -- @PipsOriginal on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook | pipsoriginal.com @brandenharvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat | brandenharvey.com Fin...more

  • Bob Goff — Making More Sparks

    Dec 26 2016

    Bob Goff calls himself a "recovering lawyer" because after practicing law for 25 years, then becoming the Hon. Consul to Uganda, he gave up his law firm to pursue writing and speaking full time. Bob lives a life of adventure with his family and his NGO Love Does that operates all around the world in places like Uganda, Iraq, and Somalia. -- @bobgoff on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook | lovedoes.org @brandenharvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat | brandenharvey.com Find show notes at bra...more

  • Science Mike — The Science of Optimism

    Dec 19 2016

    Science Mike is a communicator who sees the world through the lens of science. You may have heard from Mike on his podcasts Ask Science Mike and The Liturgists Podcast. Branden sat down to talk with him about the science of optimism vs cynicism, making the world a better place, and how we all relate to one another. -- @mikemchargue on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook | mikemchargue.com @brandenharvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat | brandenharvey.com Find show notes at brandenharvey.com...more

  • Laura Lawson Visconti — Seeing Hope

    Dec 12 2016

    Laura is an artist, world traveler, and outdoor lover going blind bit by bit, day by day. She has an eye condition Retinitis Pigmentosa that’s been slowly taking her vision from her her whole life. In this episode, Branden talks with Laura about how she doesn’t let this condition get in the way of her art, adventure, or living a life of optimism and hope. -- @lauralawsonvisconti on Instagram & Twitter | lauralawsonvisconti.com @brandenharvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat | brandenha...more

  • Jason Russell (2/2) — Recovering from a Breakdown

    Dec 05 2016

    This is Part 2 of Branden’s conversation with Jason Russell, the cofounder of Invisible Children and general creative genius. In this two-part interview Jason and Branden talk about creativity, breakdowns, and movements. -- @jasonradical on Instagram and @jasonrussell on Twitter | broomstickengine.com @brandenharvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat | brandenharvey.com Find show notes at brandenharvey.com/podcast

  • Jason Russell (1/2) — Building a Movement

    Nov 28 2016

    Jason is the cofounder of the iconic non-profit Invisible Children which was founded to increase awareness of the horrendous activities of the LRA in Central Africa. Jason was also the director of the iconic Kony 2012 film that took the world by storm. In this two-part interview Jason and Branden talk about what it means to create a movement, what Jason experienced during his breakdown and subsequent recovery, and Jason’s experience in the world of theater. -- @jasonradical on Instagram and @jas...more

  • Blythe Hill — Becoming an Advocate

    Nov 21 2016

    Blythe Hill is the founder of Dressember— a movement of people using a dress to fight human trafficking and change the world. Branden talked with Blythe about inspiring activism, facing criticism, and making an idea come to life.  -- @dressember on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook | dressember.org @brandenharvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat | brandenharvey.com Find show notes at brandenharvey.com/podcast

  • Tyler Huckabee — Next Steps After the Presidential Election

    Nov 14 2016

    Branden sits down with writer and speaker Tyler Huckabee days after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States to talk about empathy, justice, listening, and where we go from here. -- @tylerhuckabee on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook | tylerhuckabee.com @brandenharvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat | brandenharvey.com Find show notes at brandenharvey.com/podcast

  • Joseph — Burn the White Flag

    Nov 07 2016

    Allison, Meegan, and Natalie Closner are the three sisters that make up the band, Joseph. Originally hailing from Oregon, the Joseph girls have had an incredible year touring the United States and Europe. In just the last few months they’ve performed on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, CONAN, NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert, and Ellen. Allison, Meegan, and Natalie are full of life, strength, courage, and hope and all of that rings so true in their music. -- @thebandjoseph on Instagram, Twitter & ...more

  • Sarah Dubbeldam — The Art of Being a Woman

    Oct 31 2016

    Sarah is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Darling Magazine, an artistic quarterly publication that seeks to broaden the “ideals” of beauty in media by using all sizes of models and becoming the first magazine to not retouch women's bodies or skin in photos. Darling is now carried in over 300 retailers in the U.S. and abroad including Anthropologie and Whole Foods. Sarah and the Darling team have built a strong community of women who know their true worth. -- @darling on Instagram, Twitter and ...more

  • Charlie Todd — Spreading Chaos and Joy

    Oct 24 2016

    Charlie Todd is the founder of Improv Everywhere and has been producing and directing the group’s work for over fifteen years. Improv Everywhere as a group carries out pranks, which they call "missions", in public places. The chaotic and joyful experiences they create have gone viral on YouTube time and time again. -- @improveverywhere on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook improveverywhere.com @brandenharvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat brandenharvey.com Join the Sounds Good with Brande...more

  • Propaganda — Positively Affecting Culture with Art

    Oct 17 2016

    Hip hop artist and poet, Propaganda, grew out of the Los Angeles hip hop scene and has become a prominent voice in the world of political activism and education. He's assembled a body of work that challenges his listeners with every verse & reaches across the spectrum of pop culture. -- SOCIAL:@prophiphop on Twitter and Instagram| humblebeast.com/propaganda   @brandenharvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat | brandenharvey.com   You can find more podcasts like Sounds Good at gradient.is...more

  • Frank Warren — The Art of Authenticity

    Oct 03 2016

    In 2004, Frank Warren started an art project called PostSecret. He asked strangers to mail their secrets they'd never shared with anyone to his house. The game plan was to put the few postcards he received into an art exhibit… but he just kept receiving more and more. Frank started a lo-fi blog where he shared a handful of secrets once a week. Now, PostSecret is the largest advertisement-free blog in the world and he’s received more than a million postcards from strangers. -- SOCIAL: @postsecret...more

  • Jessica Hische — Living Your Life Openly

    Sep 26 2016

    Jessica Hische is an amazing lettering artist and author of "In Progress”. She’s done amazing hand lettering work for clients such as Wes Anderson, Penguin Books, The New York Times, American Express, Target, and Nike. Jessica is considered highly in the design community as someone who’s a helper— consistently providing advice on how she’s overcome obstacles in both work and life. -- SOCIAL: @jessicahische on Twitter and Instagram. | www.jessicahische.is/awesome @brandenharvey on Instagram, Twit...more

  • Aaron Draplin — Creating Randomness & Mystery

    Sep 19 2016

    If you work in the creative or design world, you probably know Aaron’s name. And if you’re not in the creative or design world, you’ve probably still seen Aaron’s work. Aaron is a designer that’s worked with tons of brands and people you’ve heard of including Nike, Patagonia, Ford, and Barack Obama. And he’s also the founder of Field Notes— the iconic little notebooks you’ve seen all over the place. In this episode of Sounds Good, Branden and Aaron dive deep into philosophy, hope, and savoring t...more

  • Brad Montague — Don’t Hide Your Magic

    Sep 12 2016

    Brad Montague is the creator of Kid President, the popular web series featured on Rainn Wilson's Soulpancake YouTube channel that has been viewed more than 16 million times. With a passion for helping foster creativity and compassion in young people he is constantly creating new and unique ways to make the world a better and more childlike place. -- SOCIAL: @thebradmontague on Instagram & Twitter @brandenharvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat | www.brandenharvey.com. You can find more...more

  • David Nelson — Leveraging Your Platform for Good

    Sep 05 2016

    David Nelson is a free agent wide receiver in the NFL. He played college football for the University of Florida, where he was a member of two BCS National Championship teams before playing for the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets. In the midst of his NFL career, David became passionate about helping orphans in Haiti and started a non-profit called i’mME that’s working to help orphans around the world in a unique and holistic way. -- SOCIAL @DavidNelson86 on Instagram & Twitter @imME_org on In...more

  • Phil Martin — Thriving With Autism

    Aug 29 2016

    Phil Martin is a photographer and EMT who also happens to be on the autism spectrum. He serves as a volunteer and advocate for Autism Speaks— the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization. Phil has a beautiful and powerful story and an especially great laugh. I can’t wait for you to get to know and learn from him. I know I’ve learned a lot from him. -- You can connect with Phil Martin on Instagram at @phil.martin and see his photography at www.dcportraits.org. You can connect with...more

  • Bonnie Kate & Max Zoghbi — Redeeming Tragedy

    Aug 22 2016

    In 2012, Bonnie Kate happened to be watching a movie in Aurora, Colorado when a gunman stormed into the theater and began shooting. Bonnie Kate was shot, but lived. On this week’s episode of Sounds Good, Bonnie Kate and her now-husband Max share the beautiful and hopeful story of how they’ve redeemed such a terrible tragedy in their lives, how they fell in love, the experience of their story going viral online (Their short film, Wildflower, has 1 million views!), and what’s next for them. You’re...more

  • Zach King — Staying Humble

    Aug 15 2016

    Zach King is a short-form filmmaker, internet personality most known for his “magic vines”. Zach has been a guest on Ellen, just wrapped up a season of the Amazing Race, and has more than 22 million followers across the internet. In this week’s episode we talk about how Zach has been able to stay humble, why he and his wife have decided to take in a foster child, and what’s next for his career. -- You can connect with Zach King on Instagram, Vine, YouTube, and Twitter. You can connect with Brand...more

  • Timba Smits — Living Without Fear

    Aug 08 2016

    Timba Smits is an award-winning designer, artist, illustrator and part-time crime fighter based in East London. He's also the Creative Director of the magazines Little White Lies and Huck. In this episode Timba shares about his life growing up in Melbourne, Australia, working hard to accomplish his goals, and overcoming a difficult time in his life. -- You can connect with Timba Smits on Instagram and Twitter and see his work at www.timbasmits.com. You can connect with Branden Harvey on Instagra...more

  • Elsie Larson — Sharing Your Beautiful Mess

    Jul 29 2016

    Elsie Larson is a brilliant blogger, entrepreneur and all-around creative person. Elsie runs the popular blog A Beautiful Mess with her sister and through A Beautiful Mess has launched a handful of bestselling apps, dozens of courses, a number of products, and of course thousands of blog posts. -- You can connect with Elsie Larson on Instagram and check out A Beautiful Mess on Instagram and Twitter and at www.abeautifulmess.com. (And get 20% off A Beautiful Mess’ blogging e-course at shop.abeaut...more

  • Sleeping at Last — Turning Inspiration into Art

    Jul 25 2016

    Ryan O’Neal is the singer-songwriter and composer behind the band Sleeping At Last. Sleeping at Last’s music has been featured in and used by the Twilight Saga, the Fault in Our Stars trailer, Dancing with the Stars, Jane the Virgin, Super Bowl Commercials, Ellen DeGeneres, a million episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, So You Think You Can Dance, Kid President, and dozens of other shows. This week Branden talked with Ryan about how he got where he is, his creative process, and what inspires him. -- You ...more

  • Nirrimi Firebrace — Creating Hope in the Heartbreak

    Jul 11 2016

    Nirrimi Firebrace is an award-winning Australian photographer who catapulted into the public eye when she was just a teenager. She runs an incredibly popular blog called Fire & Joy, where she’s shared her beautiful, sometimes heartbreaking, and always hopeful life story through photos and words since she was a young teenager. She’s shot for all kinds of brands and bands all over the world and everywhere she goes she loves people well. -- You can connect with Nirrimi Firebrace on Instagram at @fi...more

  • Devin Allen — Leaving a Legacy of Justice and Art

    Jul 11 2016

    In 2015 when protests broke out in Baltimore in response to the death of Freddie Gray, photographer and activist Devin Allen was one of the first photographers on the scene to share his photos with the world. His photos were quickly shared by celebrities like Rihanna and Beyonce and one of his most iconic photos landed on the cover of TIME magazine. Since then, it’s been a crazy year for him. Under Armour hired him to tour with Steph Curry around Asia shooting photos, Pope Francis was gifted a b...more

  • Dallas Clayton — Holding On To Childlike Wonder

    Jul 04 2016

    You’ve almost certainly seen Dallas Clayton’s fun and positive Instagram photos or at the least, some Instagram photos inspired by him. When he’s not busy writing books (for children of all ages), touring the world, painting on buildings, or climbing trees, he is generally trying find happiness and share it with others. He’s been called the Dr. Seuss of the internet generation, Justin Timberlake is a big fan, and I think you’re really going to love this quirky and unconventional conversation. --...more

  • Sammy Nickalls — Taking Steps & Talking About It

    Jun 27 2016

    Sammy Nickalls is an essayist and mental health advocate. She is a staff writer for HelloGiggles and the originator of the popular Twitter hashtag, #TalkingAboutIt. Sammy's work generally focuses on personal essays, feminism, and mental health awareness. -- You can connect with Sammy Nickalls and check out #TalkingAboutIt on Twitter at @sammynickalls.   You can connect with Branden Harvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat at @brandenharvey (with an -en at the end). And subscribe to h...more

  • Victor Saad — Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

    Jun 20 2016

    Victor Saad is an Egyptian-American living in Chicago who believes that relationships are the most powerful engines for change. After ditching grad school to create his own successful masters program called The Leap Year Project, Victor founded the Experience Institute, joining forces with industry leaders from Leo Burnett, Stanford, and Ideo to design a new type of higher education rooted in real-world experience. -- You can connect with Victor Saad on Instagram and Twitter at @victorsaad.Find ...more

  • Cubby Graham — Embracing the Uncomfortable

    Jun 06 2016

    Cubby Graham is one of the happiest and most lovable people on the internet. With 750,000 Instagram followers and plenty more spread across other platforms, the whimsical and hopeful photos Cubby shares on a daily basis have the reach to make people smile all around the world. The most amazing thing about Cubby’s influence is that he uses it for good in all kinds of ways. On top of being a fun-loving internet celebrity— Cubby also works at the innovative non-profit, charity: water.  -- You can c...more

  • Eryn Erickson — So Worth Loving

    May 30 2016

    Eryn Erickson is a musician turned entrepreneur living in Atlanta, Georgia. She’s the founder of So Worth Loving, a lifestyle brand focused on reminding people of their value. You’ve probably seen the words So Worth Loving on t-shirts, Instagram posts or all over Tumblr. So Worth Loving exists to dare people to live louder and love deeper. To remind people that they are valued. They are loved. They are worth fighting for. -- You can connect with Eryn Erickson on Instagram, and Twitter at @eryned...more

  • Tyson Motsenbocker — Walking Through Doubt

    May 23 2016

    Tyson Motsenbocker is a songwriter and guitarist living in San Diego, California. After the release of two EPs Until it Lands and Rivers and Roads, Motsenbocker defined himself as a mature lyricist and accomplished songwriter, sharing the stage with the likes of David Bazan, Vance Joy and James Bay. In 2013, after the death of his mother and hero, Motsenbocker walked the six hundred mile stretch of coastline to San Francisco in memory of her. His most recent album Letters to Lost Loves is based ...more

  • John Cotton Richmond — Changing the World Through Loving the World

    May 16 2016

    After pioneering anti-slavery initiatives in India with the International Justice Mission, John served as a federal prosecutor in the United States Department of Justice’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit for over a decade. It was here that he investigating and prosecuting labor and sex trafficking cases throughout the United States. Through his work combatting human trafficking, John has earned numerous awards and has served as an expert to the United Nations and the European Union as they to...more

  • Joshua DuBois — Helping Keep Hope Alive in the White House

    May 09 2016

    Joshua DuBois is a former assistant to President Obama and became the President’s friend and spiritual advisor. Often described as Pastor-in-Chief. He was named one of the top 100 most influential African Americans in the country by The Root and Ebony Magazine. He’s written four cover stories for Newsweek and has been featured by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, CNN, and the Washington Post. Joshua is now the founder and CEO of Values Partnerships, a consultancy that has wo...more

  • Jeremy Cowart — Overcoming “I Can’t”

    May 02 2016

    Jeremy Cowart is a photographerand idea chaser living in Nashville, Tennessee. While Jeremy iswell known for his work photographing people like Taylor Swift,Sting and the Kardashians, he spends most of his time dreaming upnew ideas and making them a reality. Between launching humanitarianprojects, a tech startup, a non-profit, and a soon-to-be-launchedglobal hotel chain, Jeremy knows how to use his platform, talentsand abilities to change the world for the better. Jeremy recentlyshared his inspi...more

  • Sara Hopkins — Why To Be Yourself Online

    Apr 25 2016

    Sara Hopkins is a news reporter turned viral comedic celebrity. Sara has an infectious personality full of hope, optimism, and kindness, which has earned her more than 960,000 followers on Vine, a quarter million followers on Instagram, and tens of thousands more scattered across the rest of the internet. She’s collaborated with brands like Starbucks, Coca-Cola, and Target and has been talked about everywhere from Adweek and Business Insider to Vogue and People. -- You can connect with Sara on I...more

  • Me Ra Koh — Letting Your Pain Sing Your Most Beautiful Song

    Apr 18 2016

    Me Ra Koh has lived an incredible and diverse life. She’s spent time in a psychiatric ward, written several books, shot photos for some of the biggest brands in the world, and starred all over the television world. She’s recently starred on the Nate Berkus Show on the Oprah Winfrey Network, starred regularly on Disney, and is currently filming and producing a travel show with her amazing family of four all over the world. Me Ra is high-energy, full of intentionality, and loves to laugh. Today sh...more

  • Adam J. Kurtz — Illustrating Joy in the Midst of Reality

    Apr 11 2016

    Adam J. Kurtz, or ADAMJK is an artist, and author of 1 Page at a Time, which has been translated into more than a dozen languages. As an artist he’s worked with the New York Times, HP, Buzzfeed, Tumblr and Urban Outfitters. In this episode, Branden and Adam talk about optimism, depression, making opportunities happen, and how to take life day by day. --  You can connect with Adamjk on Instagram and Twitter at @adamjk and see his work at adamjkurtz.com. You can connect with Branden Harvey on Ins...more

  • Kohl Crecelius — How To Fight Cynicism & Change the World

    Apr 04 2016

    Kohl is the CEO and co-founder of Krochet Kids International, a non-profit using something as simple as crocheting to empower people around the world to rise above poverty. Today Branden talks with Kohl about the importance of travel, the secret to starting things, and how to change the world.  --  You can connect with Kohl Crecelius on Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter at @kohlgreyson. Find out more about Krochet Kids International on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and krochetkids.com. You can...more

  • Maia & Alex Shibutani — Taking Kindness to the Olympics

    Mar 28 2016

    Maia and Alex Shibutani are Olympic figure skaters at the top of their game. The duo have been in the public eye for years because of their incredible talent at such a young age, but also because brother-sister teams are uncommon in the sport. With 12 years of skating together under their belts, these siblings have competed together all over the world. They just won the National Championship and are competing at the World Championships the moment this episode is going live. ESPN called them stun...more

  • Becky Simpson — The Art of Following Your Enthusiasm

    Mar 21 2016

    Becky Simpson is a designer, illustrator, and author living in Austin, Texas. Her work stands out as playful, genuine, and unique. So much so that Adobe brought her on as a creative resident. This means that for the last year her sole job has been to create from her heart. Her amazing work and outlook on life has been talked about by Buzzfeed, FOX News, Lifehacker, Jess Lively, and Refinery 29. Today Branden talks with Becky about her quirky art, how to follow your enthusiasm, the benefits of pr...more

  • Britt Nilsson — The Reality of Finding Your Identity

    Mar 14 2016

    Britt Nilsson is most well known for her -almost- two season stint with ABC’s The Bachelor & The Bachelorette. In fact, you might be one of the millions of people who watched her dance, cry, and date on live tv. Today Branden talks to Britt about what the show was really like, how she came out of her lowest moment, and how she’s using her experience to make a difference in the world. -- You can connect with Britt Nilsson on Instagram at @brittkarolina. Follow along with Branden Harvey’s trave...more

  • BC Serna — How to Truly Love People

    Mar 07 2016

    BC Serna is a world traveling storyteller, connecting with strangers everywhere he goes. When he’s not traveling the country speaking at high schools and conferences, BC can be found making films for non-profits and mentoring inner city youth. Today Branden talks to him about the value of traveling the world, engaging with controversial ideas, and removing our masks. -- You can connect with BC Serna on Instagram, Facebook, and of course YouTube by searching for ‘BC Serna’. Easy. Follow along ...more

  • Ruthie Lindsey — Finding Purpose in the Pain

    Feb 29 2016

    You’ve seen Ruthie Lindsey’s work. You just don’t know it. As a stylist, she’s worked with everyone from Warby Parker and charity: water to Mercedes-Benz and Lincoln. And crazily enough, Taylor Swift did a photoshoot in Ruthie’s beautiful home. She’s always dancing, giggling and speaking kind words. So much so that you’d never know the pain she’s overcome through the years and continues to overcome on a daily basis. Today Branden talks with her about choosing joy despite pain, finding your ident...more

  • Jedidiah Jenkins — The Adventure of Curiosity

    Feb 22 2016

    Jedidiah Jenkins wants to live to be a billion. If you ask him how, he’ll tell you he wants to live every day fully alive. And really, he has. As one of the early leaders of Invisible Children, Jedidiah saw a small non-profit turn into a global movement. While Invisible Children was at its height, Jedidiah left to pursue a crazy dream to bike from Oregon to Patagonia. He came back with countless stories from the adventure. Now Jedidiah spends his time getting those stories out in the world as he...more

  • Taylor Tippett — Choosing To Rise Above

    Feb 15 2016

    Maybe you’ve heard of Taylor Tippett, the happiest flight attendant in the world, or maybe you’re just one of the dozens of people who find themselves anonymously encouraged and inspired by her every single day. Taylor spends much of her life in the sky, but the story of how she’s changing the lives of her airline passengers has gone viral, covering more ground than even she does. Today, Branden talks to her about what she does, how she got started, and why we all should be a little more like he...more

  • Introducing Sounds Good with Branden Harvey

    Feb 03 2016

    Sounds Good With Branden Harvey is a weekly podcast that explores the lives, stories and adventures of the happiest people on the Internet. Every week, our host Branden Harvey sits down with someone who is spreading hope and positivity in the world, and tries to figure out just what it is that makes them tick. Sounds Good With Branden Harvey is part of the Gradient Podcast Network, with new episodes released each Monday.