For the Ultimate Good with Danielle Coke

For the Ultimate Good with Danielle Coke

Welcome to For the Ultimate Good, a podcast encouraging a lifestyle of hope, good work, and loving your neighbors well. Join illustrator and activist Danielle Coke as we walk through the journey of a life dedicated to justice, empathy, and optimism, and all of the challenges that show up along the way. With topics like tackling overwhelm & burnout, collective liberation & mutual aid, using your gifts to help others, and tons of things in between, you'll leave each episode feeling equipped and inspired to continue along in your journey of doing good work for others while taking good care of yourself. Taking action during specific seasons is great. Forming a lifestyle of action that flows with your daily life is even better - especially when it’s sustainable and free from guilt & shame. It won't be perfect, but it's possible. Let's do it together.


August 30, 2022 45 min
According to Sharon McMahon, affectionately known as "America's Government Teacher," we each have a different & important job to do on this earth - even if you don't have millions of dollars or thousands of social media followers. In this episode, we talk about how to discover your unique contribution, how to be responsible with the information you consume/share online, and how to fight pessimism in your pursuit...
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In this episode, Dani sits down with Courn Ahn, a fellow multidisciplinary designer and illustrator based in Portland, Oregon, to talk about all things art and activism. We trace our journeys over the past few years in this work, the highs and lows of creating this kind of content online, and share what others can do to support this kind of work while encouraging listeners to take the work offline too!  Find Dani on social media: ...
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Do I need to speak out about every issue? Whose voices should be centered? Does my perspective matter? In this episode, Dani sits down with Tyler Burns, President of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective and co-host of the acclaimed Pass the Mic podcast, to discuss what it looks like to navigate today's most pressing cultural questions through the lens of faith and wisdom while dodging the hurdles that try to throw us off c...
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Throughout the past few years, many have awakened to the external forces of injustice. But what if the key to making a lasting impact involved waking up to your own capacity to transform? In this conversation with Michelle MiJung Kim (she/her), a longtime activist & author, we discuss the real work of justice and how it involves going beyond just recognizing what's wrong. We tackle Anti-Asian hate, solidarity between Asian ...
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In the age of social media, many of us have been wired to respond to injustice and tragedy online. For Cole Arthur Riley, her processing of such events coupled with her liturgical formation and Black experience combined to birth Black Liturgies, a project that integrates spiritual practice with Black emotion, Black literature, and the Black body. In this conversation, we talk about what it's like to be Black creators on social ...
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Another day, another heavy headline, another rush of difficult emotions & challenging conversations. How do we make sense of it all and take meaningful action without staying overwhelmed and stuck? In this episode with Branden Harvey of Good Good Good, Dani and Branden talk about how to practically show up when the news is heavy (and when it's not!), real good news vs. feel-good news,  the dangers of spreading misinformatio...
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In a speech to thousands of Black students at the Youth March for Integrated Schools, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. issued a challenge as they considered their futures: “Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.” Through the complexities of naviating race discussions in 2022, during a se...
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Welcome to the first episode of the For the Ultimate Good podcast! In this episode, I set the stage for the future of the podcast and my heart behind it all. The idea of “loving my neighbor well” and “pursuing the ultimate good” have been guiding lights for me in this season. And I’m sure that echoes your heart’s cry as well. But when you say that you love your neighbor, do you mean it? What is this “love” that we’re referring to?...
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