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One Cat’s Obsession With Hunting Birds Leads to Invention That Has Saved Hundreds of Thousands (Podcast)

Cats kill a staggering number of birds in the U.S. every year—estimated to be in the BILLIONS—but Nancy Brennan’s love of both birds and cats led to a solution. Hear The Good News Guru tell her feel-good story of the week (from the December 7, 2018 Ellen K. Morning Show on KOST-103.5 radio in Los Angeles). Subscribe to our Good News podcast on iTunes, or for Android devices on Podbean.

DJ Spins Records From His Garden Shed Since 1974 for an Audience of One – His Wife

For the last 44 years, this self-made DJ has played for the “smallest audience in the world” from his garden shed – but that's about to change. Hear The Good News Guru tell the heartwarming story (from the November 30, 2018 Ellen K. Morning Show on KOST-103.5 radio in Los Angeles). WATCH the video from the BBC at GNN... (Image from BBC video Tweet) Subscribe to our Good News podcast on iTunes, or for Android devices on Podbean.

Another Hero–When Garbageman Refuses to Flee Wildfires So He Can Check On Seniors Along His Route (Podcast)

This garbageman ignored his boss’s warnings to evacuate and broke company protocol so he could check on elderly residents on his route—and a 93-year-old lady was so glad he did. Hear The Good News Guru tell the incredible story (from the November 16, 2018 Ellen K. Morning Show on KOST-103.5 radio in Los Angeles). WATCH the video on GNN… Subscribe to our Good News podcast on iTunes, or for Android devices on Podbean.

Hiker Was About to Die in a Snowstorm When She Was Saved by a Total Stranger Following Her Intuition (Podcast)

It's a good thing that Nancy Abell listens to her instincts—otherwise, a German hiker may never have made it out of the mountains alive. Hear The Good News Guru tell the incredible story (from the November 13, 2018 Ellen K. Morning Show on KOST-103.5 radio in Los Angeles). READ the full story on GNN… Subscribe to our Good News podcast on iTunes, or for Android devices on Podbean.

Frantic Woman Dials Wrong Number, But it Becomes the Perfectly Right Number (Podcast)

A frantic woman was trying to contact her brother's social worker to get him a ride to the hospital, but accidentally called the wrong number, leading to a chain of kindness. Hear The Good News Guru serve up the inspiring story (from the November 2, 2018 Ellen K. Morning Show on KOST-103.5 radio in Los Angeles). READ the full story on GNN… Subscribe to our Good News podcast on iTunes, or for Android devices on Podbean. (Featured courtesy of Jimmy John’s)

Buying Coffee and a Muffin at Restaurant Drive-thru Saves a Stranger’s Life (Podcast)

Every day, Glen Oliver orders his coffee and pays for the car behind him at an Ontario drive-thru cafe. One morning, that fateful purchase changed someone’s life and saved them from suicide. Hear The Good News Guru serve up the inspiring story (from the October 26, 2018 Ellen K. Morning Show on KOST-103.5 radio in Los Angeles). WATCH the video and read more on GNN… Subscribe to our Good News podcast on iTunes, or for Android devices on Podbean. (Featured photo by Michael on Flickr, CC license)

Baseball Playoff Winners and Celebrities Play Ping-Pong in Dodger Stadium to Lift Kids From Trafficking (Podcast)

The Dodgers took to the field recently, not for the baseball fans, but playing ping-pong with Matthew McConaughey, Ashton Kutcher, Jamie Foxx, and Bryan Cranston to serve underprivileged kids. Hear The Good News Guru serve up all the details (from the October 19, 2018 Ellen K. Morning Show on KOST-103.5 radio in Los Angeles). WATCH the video and read more on GNN...

Depressed by Cable News Playing in Public Everywhere, He Designed Glasses That Black Out Screens (Podcast)

They got sick of having to watch TV news in public, so they created a special pair of sunglasses that block out the droning screens around them. Hear The Good News Guru talk about the innovation (from the October 12, 2018 Ellen K. Morning Show on KOST-103.5 radio in Los Angeles). WATCH the video at Good News Network

Uber Driver Stumbles Into Gift of New Hands For His 11-Year-old Daughter After Picking Up Engineering Student (Podcast)

A stunningly serendipitous Uber meeting resulted in a college student giving a big hand to a little girl who needed it most. Hear The Good News Guru tell the surprising story (from the October 5, 2018 Ellen K. Morning Show on KOST-103.5 radio in Los Angeles). WATCH the video at Good News Network...

How a College Student and Minister Answered Each Other’s Prayers With a Note Attached to a Balloon (Podcast)

A Baptist minister was losing his faith, so much that he didn't even want to go to church any more, until a balloon with a desperate plea for help floated down into his lap... Hear The Good News Guru tell the heartwarming story (from the September 28, 2018 Ellen K. Morning Show on KOST-103.5 radio in Los Angeles). WATCH the video at Good News Network...

Kids Aim to Tally One Billion Acts of Peace in Just 10 Days–Let’s All Join Them! (Podcast)

Find out how a simple hashtag can help a bunch of kids tally one BILLION acts of peace in ten days—with #DoItForPeace. Hear The Good News Guru tell the inspiring story (from the September 21, 2018 Ellen K. Morning Show on KOST-103.5 radio in Los Angeles). READ More at Good News Network

A Man Got the Nobel Prize for Her Discovery. Now, 44 Years Later, She’s Awarded Breakthrough Physics Prize and $3Mil (Podcast)

The female physicist responsible for one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century is finally getting the recognition she deserves, after a man earned the Nobel Prize, instead of her. Hear The Good News Guru tell the inspiring story (from the September 14, 2018 Ellen K. Morning Show on KOST-103.5 radio in Los Angeles). READ More at Good News Network

Special on 9/11: After Losing 66 People, Investment Bankers Make Most Memorable Investment They’d Ever Make (Podcast)

One of the most inspiring stories to come out of 9/11 is the investment banking firm that lost 66 employees in the World Trade Center. Their response will echo for a century as the most memorable investment they would ever make. Hear The Good News Guru tell the powerful story (from the September 11, 2018 Ellen K. Morning Show on KOST-103.5 radio in Los Angeles). Download a free Commemorative 9/11 newsletter from GNN to read dozens of heartwarming stories that sprang up in the tragedy’s aftermath... –Featured Photo by Jackie, CC license, 2006

Popcorn Seller From Texas is Now the ‘People’s Prime Minister of Australia’ (Good News Guru Podcast)

Peter Dutton isn't just an American popcorn seller—thanks to an unlikely accident of mistaken identity, he now holds the title of “The People's Prime Minister of Australia”. Hear The Good News Guru tell the happy story (from the September 7, 2018 Ellen K. Morning Show on KOST-103.5 radio in Los Angeles). READ More at Good News Network

Two Drag Queens Moved Into a Nursing Home, and Brought Joy With Them (Podcast)

Drag queens and old people may not be a conventional pairing, but Tacky and Paris have proven the two go together like fun and fabulous. Hear The Good News Guru tell the happy story (from the August 31, 2018 Ellen K. Morning Show on KOST-103.5 radio in Los Angeles). WATCH the Video, and Read More at Good News Network

Beer Deliveryman Prevents Suicide on a Bridge By Offering a Cold One—and Channeling Denzel Washington (Podcast)

After channeling his inner Denzel Washington, a beer deliveryman finally succeeded in talking down a suicidal man when he cracked open a cold one. Hear The Good News Guru tell the exciting story (from the August 24, 2018 Ellen K. Morning Show on KOST-103.5 radio). WATCH the video and see more here, on Good News Network

In Twist of Fate, NFL Star’s Organs Go to the Ailing Sports Hero Who Inspired Him (Podcast)

It was the only known instance of a pro athlete's organs being donated to another player, and they serendipitously went to the baseball star whom he had met and idolized as a child. Hear The Good News Guru tell the heartwarming tale (from the August 17, 2018 Ellen K. Morning Show on KOST-103.5 radio). WATCH the video and read more here, on Good News Network

Teen Wanted to Auction His Pig to Help a Teacher – But These Four Bidders Had Better Plans (Podcast)

A shy teen had a 265-pound gift for his teacher—and after several auction bidders heard about the boy's compassion, they took it upon themselves to make sure the gift really brought home the bacon. Hear The Good News Guru tell the incredible tale (from the August 10, 2018 Ellen K. Morning Show on KOST-103.5 radio). READ the full story, here, on Good News Network

The Most Important Question to Ask a Life or Business Partner

The Lesson: Who are you inviting to be in your carpool lane called LIFE? Once we discover our purpose—our North star—we must make sure that we only partner with people who are going in the same direction. GNN’s own Anthony Samadani came up with this quick way to envision the “right” partner for your business or marriage.

Notable Excerpt: “If you are going northbound and someone is going southbound, would it make sense to have them in your carpool? And that’s the analogy of life. It takes a team, ... but in order to get the right people, you guys need to be in the same lane.”

The Speaker: An attorney and TV/Film producer by trade, Anthony Samadani partnered with Good News Network in 2017 to use his entertainment and business acumen to energize the platform and deliver more ways to discover good in the world. Anthony is passionate about empowering people to make every day count and challenging them to find the good in everyday interactions. As a social good entrepreneur, speaker and consultant, Anthony works with individuals and organizations to discover their good so they can “do good, for the greater good.”

MORE From Anthony: Fight Your Fears and Find Your Balance In 4 Minutes (WATCH the inspiring talk below) [raw][/raw] Good Advice? SHARE It – And, CHECK Out More on our Good Talks Page

Man Saves Ancient Books From Dumpster and, Months Later, Finds Amazing Inscriptions (Podcast)

This guy's shocking dumpster discovery was the beginning of a fascinating chapter in his life—and turned trash into American treasure. Hear The Good News Guru tell the incredible tale (from the August 3, 2018 Ellen K. Morning Show on KOST-103.5 radio). READ the full story, here, on Good News Network...