In Happier News

38 EpisodesProduced by Deanne Goodman

A weekly roundup of positive and happier news stories in 10 minutes or less as well as episodes with inspiring people. This is a podcast for people who believe there is too much negativity in the media and would rather be uplifted by hearing about the good in the world instead. Host Deanne Goodman i… read more

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Vegan Meals for the Homeless, Beauty Queen's Talent is Science and More Positive News in Under 10 Minutes - Episode 38

July 15th, 2019


Vegan meals for the homeless, a beauty queen proves science is rad, a non profit with a moving message and with summer heating up, we round out this …

The Story that Inspired Oprah, Remembering a Holocaust Hero and More Positive News in 10 Minutes or Less- Episode 37

July 8th, 2019


In this week's episode we learn about an awesome non-profit inspired by a young child with Alopecia, a teen in foster care who just wants a family before turning 18 and how his plea has been heard around the world. We …

Internet Shaming Turns Positive, Good News for Elephants & More! 10 Minutes of Happier News - Episode 36

June 28th, 2019


A photo shared to social media shaming a homeless dad turns out to be the best thing ever, an ex-con and the officer who arrested him form an …

Choosing Happiness After a Rough Start - Jerry Dugan Episode 35

June 27th, 2019


Jerry Dugan says he is one of the most annoyingly happy people you will ever meet, yet he grew up in a broken home, saw his dad attempt suicide, experienced combat in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and almost lost his home …

Inspiring Stories That Will Motivate Anyone - Episode 34

June 22nd, 2019


In Happier News this week, a 103-year-old runner breaking records shares a lifetime of wisdom, an Uber driver helps her passenger - a sickly veteran …

Dads Making a Difference, The Power of Flowers, and More Positive News in 10 Minutes or Less - Episode 33

June 15th, 2019


In celebration of Father's Day, we're starting with an uplifting story of a dad who recently saved lives by giving out free dad hugs at a pride parade. Pampers is helping dads by installing 5000 changing tables in men's …

Hero Teachers, Cupcakes for Disney, Tiniest Baby Leaves Hospital & More - Positive News Roundup Episode 32

June 7th, 2019


Two teachers take the cake for going above and beyond their call of duty. Speaking of cake, a teen in Minnesota earned enough money making cupcakes that he was able to take his entire family of 7 on a trip to Walt …

Alex Trebeck, Ending Child Marriage, Paying It Forward - This Week's Happier News in 10 Minutes, Episode 31

June 1st, 2019


This week we have great news for fans of Jeopardy, Alex Trebeck is crushing his diagnosis of stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer like a champ, plus other stories of beating the odds. More than 1,200 girls in Malawi have gone back …

Immigrant and Foster Parent Journey- Episode 30 with Roman Prokopchuk

May 28th, 2019


Episode 30 of the In Happier News podcast features an interview with Roman Prokopchuk,  a digital marketing expert who immigrated to America as a child and is currently navigating the world of being a foster parent to …

Surprise Gifts, Cute Pups & More Good News in Under 10 Minutes - Episode 29

May 25th, 2019


A Walmart Cashier gets a gifted a car, a billionaire pays off $40 million of student debt for graduating seniors he doesn't even know, teachers around the state of Alabama donate sick days to a football coach so he be …

Smile Inducing Inspiring Stories & Happy News in 10 Minutes or Less - Episode 28

May 18th, 2019


A skydiver's lost leg is found, a drone successfully delivers a donated organ, hydration blobs made from seaweed extract are revolutionizing races, a …

The Importance of Self-Love with Joie Cheng, Episode 27

May 13th, 2019


Episode 27 of the In Happier News podcast features an interview with Joie Cheng,  the self-love transformational queen. 

Joie’s Journey To Self-Love …

Celebrating Mothers - Positive and Inspiring News Stories From Around the World. Episode 26.

May 9th, 2019


This week Deanne pulled together stories in celebration of Mother’s Day. Some are about biological mothers and others are about people who have …

Weekly Dose of Positive News and Inspiring Stories: Episode 25

April 29th, 2019


A toddler spreads kindness to senior citizens, the story of a young man who went from homeless to being a NFL prospect, how a grandmother's wrong number dial turned into a friendship, drunk honeybees survive Notre Dame …

The Secret to Living is Giving - 10 Minutes of Positive News and Inspiring Stories

April 23rd, 2019


Welcome to the In Happier News podcast, with host Deanne Goodman. We scour the news each week to bring you the happy, inspiring and positive stories in 10 minutes or less!

The uplifting and good news stories of Episode …

In Happier News: Caring for the Planet, Earth Day Edition

April 13th, 2019


Episode 23 Each week I scour the news to bring you positive and inspiring stories in 10 minutes or less.  This week, in honor of Earth Day on April 22nd I rounded up the positive news stories that had to do with saving …

Positive News Roundup - Inspiring Stories for the Week Ahead

April 6th, 2019


So much good news going on this week!  Here are links to the eight inspiring stories shared to brighten your day! 

Basketball Coach Brings the Sport …

Positive News RoundUp: Homeless Chess Champ, Win a Free Trip to Finland, Cop Searches For Missing Teddy Bear & More

March 30th, 2019


It's March 29, 2019 and here's a roundup of good news stories to brighten your day in 10 minutes or less! 


8-Year-Old Chess Champion Homeless No More

Positive News Roundup: Strangers Give Strangers Life-Changing Gifts

March 22nd, 2019


This episode is a roundup of positive news stories in 10 minutes or less. You'll hear about three people who heard about or witnessed others in need and came to the rescue by gifting a car, set of new tires and a …

5 Minutes of Inspiration: Soaring Beyond Limitations

March 13th, 2019


This mini episode includes an amazing story of a heroic pigeon named Cher Ami, the unbelievably cool thing that bees can do and how so much rain is …

Boosting Confidence | Episode 18 with Davide Di Giorgio

February 21st, 2019


Davide Di Giorgio is a #1 International Best-Selling Author, Speaker, TEDx Speaker Coach, Leadership Coach, and an Ambassador for creating …

Challenge Accepted: Do One New Good Deed a Week. Episode 17 with Boomer Perrault

February 8th, 2019


Boomer Perrault is the founder of the organization, 1 a Week, that aims to spread mental health awareness and positivity through random acts of …

The Power of Pay It Forward - 10 Minutes of Positive News

January 19th, 2019


 On today’s show we are highlighting two individuals making positive changes in the world.

These are the types of news stories that don’t always get …

Using Mindset for Better Nutrition & Less Stress in the New Year. Ep. 15: Darla Nelson

January 9th, 2019


Did you know that 7 out of 10 Americans regularly deal with stress? How a person thinks about stress that can determine its effects, according to …

How Rescuing Animals Can Lead to Compassion Fatigue: Lisa Hamilton with Last Chance At Life. Ep 14

December 27th, 2018


Lisa Hamilton is the president and founder and Last Chance at Life All Breed Rescue & Adoptions. 

For the past 30 years she has run an animal rescue in addition to being in the veterinarian …

Dealing With Holiday Blues, Stress & Anxiety with Therapist Chelsea Johnson. Episode 13

December 12th, 2018


The holidays are a fun and festive time but can also be a sad, lonely, stressful or anxious time for many.

Chelsea Johnson holds a masters in …

Ocean Therapy for Foster Youth is Working- Ep 12, Craig Jenkins with Urban Surf 4 Kids

December 3rd, 2018


Craig has been apart of Urban Surf 4 Kids(US4K) since the summer of 2012 where he worked with the founder, Wesley Stewart, on creating a comprehensive Surf Therapy program to support Foster and At-Risk youth who are …

Unlocking Your True Genius, Energy Work & Energy Vampires: Episode 11 with Carson Cooper

November 19th, 2018


Carson Cooper is Founder, COO and Director of Coaching of Genius Unlocked Coaching Institute. He has over nine years of experience as a coach, trainer, mentor, and mediator. Carson has done thousands of coaching …

5 Minutes of Inspiration: The #1 Tip for Positivity :)

November 9th, 2018


In this five-minute mini bonus episode, we're focusing on #1 tip for positivity from the seven amazing guests who have come on the show.

That tip is to smile at people! Just smile.

It sounds easy, but why don’t we do it …

Grief, Grace, God and Childhood Cancer - Lorraine Tallman Episode 9

November 2nd, 2018


It’s a conversation you might want to grab tissues for. Lorraine Tallman’s calling is to care for people and she does it all while grieving with grace. Lorraine is living out her daughter Amanda's legacy through an …

Handling the Unexpected, Self-Talk and Staying Healthy with Dawn-Renee Rice, Episode 8

October 26th, 2018


Dawn-Renee Rice is a Client Services Consultant who works with entrepreneurs on their content development, and a Holistic Life Coach for people ready …

Take Care of Your Body & Transform Your Mind - Forrest Folen, Episode 7

October 17th, 2018


Forrest Folen is a mindset and meditation coach and fitness industry expert. But he didn't always take care of his body and his mind. After hitting …

Changing the World Through Giving & Service - Episode 6, Ana Perez

October 3rd, 2018


Ana Perez and I met about five years ago when I got to share her story with the world as a host of 5-Hour ENERGY helps Amazing People. Not only did I get to share her story, but I also got to surprise her with a check …

Former Special Agent Shares Self Defense and Happiness Tips - Episode 5 Cody Perron

October 3rd, 2018


Cody Perron is a former Marine and Diplomatic Security Special Agent, a
nationally certified women’s self-defense instructor and a Department of Homeland Security trained Use of Force Instructor. He's also the author of

10 Minutes of Inspiration: You Have Enough! - Episode 4 with Deanne Goodman

October 3rd, 2018


On this bonus episode, Deanne Goodman shares the secret to having it all, in less than 10 minutes flat! Learn how to reframe any situation and …

Transcending Trauma Through The Power of Music & Love - Celeste Barbier Ep. 3

October 3rd, 2018


Celeste Barbier is one of the happiest and most fun loving people, but she wasn't always that way. Celeste shares her story of overcoming trauma, …

Genuinely Happy 98% of the Time - Jared Gustafson Ep. 2

October 3rd, 2018


CEO, father, and husband to Deanne, the very humble Jared Gustafson shares tips and tricks to living a more positive and happy life. Find out why he …

From Celebrating Death to Highlighting the Positive - Ep. 1

October 3rd, 2018


Get to know host Deanne Goodman who is a journalist, an entrepreneur, a wife, and mom to a baby girl. 

Deanne wasn't always on a mission to highlight the positive. In many ways, she was on a mission to do the opposite, …

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