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A Good Good Thing

15 EpisodesProduced by Neil Thornton + Jack RatcliffeWebsite

From climate change to politics, the news can be tough going – so we’re here to help. A Good Good Thing is a good news podcast that offers a friendly respite, full of fun and inspiring stories, from charities and pop culture to life-changing innovations in science and tech. From here on in, this is … read more

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Taban Shoresh and The Lotus Flower

February 17th, 2020

51:02

Jack and Neil are joined by aid worker, women's rights activist and campaigner Taban Shoresh. Iraqi Kurdish by birth, Taban's family were persecuted under Saddam Hussein's regime. After being imprisoned, Taban, just …

2019: a good good review

January 27th, 2020

45:43

We're back! We know it's almost February but Happy New Year to all! We hope 2020 has been full of good good things for you already. Before we crack …

Putting Her Forward

October 21st, 2019

44:35

Do you know how many statues there are of real women - excluding queens - in the UK? 25. That's less than 3% of the total statue population. 

Or at …

Reasons to Stay Alive

October 7th, 2019

43:28

Reasons To Stay Alive is the bestselling memoir of author Matt Haig that relives Matt's battle with depression and anxiety. The book starts where it all almost ended, on a cliff top in Ibiza and charts his road to …

Recap: a good good update

August 26th, 2019

35:46

We’ve reached our 10th episode! The past 6 months have flown by, so for this episode we’re taking a trip down memory lane and revisiting the charities, people and innovations of episodes past and checking in to see …

Olio: The app fighting food waste in local communities

August 12th, 2019

34:18

In the UK today, 8.4 million people are struggling to afford to eat with 4.7 million of these people living in severely food insecure homes, which means they often don’t know where their next meal comes from. And yet, …

Making a meal out of fake meat

July 23rd, 2019

34:06

Whether it's ‘fake meat’, ‘imitation meat’, or the rather oxymoronic ‘vegan meat’, meat alternatives and their derivatives are big business. In fact, Barclays analysts estimate the meat-free meat industry can reach a …

Hugging for pride: a mom's journey to acceptance

June 24th, 2019

34:55

HAPPY PRIDE MONTH! We’re celebrating the rainbow with a Pride special and we couldn’t be more excited. Why? Because we are joined by a very, very …

Community matters: reclaiming the streets

June 6th, 2019

34:01

What would happen if we reclaimed the transient spaces that surround us; if roads and intersections were more than just throughways, but social …

A Good Good Thing

May 19th, 2019

1:44

From climate change to politics, the news can be tough going - so we’re here to help share some positive stories.
A Good Good Thing is a good news …

How to succeed at saving the planet

May 16th, 2019

41:27

The current state of the planet has hit the headlines over the past few weeks with the actions of Extinction Rebellion in London and other European countries, and the proposal of a Green New Deal in the US. But what …

Virtual reality, real benefits

May 2nd, 2019

32:32

We look at the very real benefits that new VIRTUAL REALITY technology could bring for learning, anxiety therapy, empathy awareness and entertainment, …

The clothing brand manufacturing a jobs revolution

April 18th, 2019

33:20

In this episode, we discuss COMMUNITY CLOTHING - a social enterprise successfully reviving British clothes manufacturing, ensuring quality products …

The ozone avengers

March 28th, 2019

29:43

In this episode, we discuss THE OZONE LAYER - what it is, how it is, and why a huge hole united the whole world in a heart-warming tale of global …

Fighting food waste, feeding people

March 14th, 2019

27:43

We introduce our brand new podcast, A GOOD GOOD THING - a broadcast dedicated to the discussed of positive news, both big and small. This week, we discuss FOODCYCLE, a charity dedicated to reducing food waste and …

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