THE GOOD ALL AROUND US podcast

THE GOOD ALL AROUND US podcast

THE GOOD ALL AROUND US podcast is a celebration of uplifting stories and events from around the world. Each week, hosts Deanna and Chris Ley will alternate telling stories of good things that have happened to real people all across the globe. It's time to celebrate THE GOOD ALL AROUND US! It's time to HAPPY UP YOUR LIFE! Please make sure to subscribe so you can stay up to date on all new podcast releases. ...and if you like us, please give a 5-star rating in Apple Podcast. It will only take a sec! We'd appreciate it! ...and if you really, really like us, head on over to Patreon and become our Neighbor! We'll even let you borrow our mower! It's super easy to become a part of THE GOOD ALL AROUND US Community. You can move right in by clicking here: www.patreon.com/TheGoodAllAroundUs By joining our Patreon Community at the link above, you can get some fun goodies, including bonus episodes and other awesome stuff. Best of all, you will be our Neighbor! But promise us you will ignore the whining dog. ...shhhh CoCo! We are trying to record a podcast here! Be sure to follow us on social media! It's where we share about all the goings-on here at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US podcast. Facebook at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US Instagram at @TheGoodAllAroundUsPodcast Twitter at @HappyUpYourLife YouTube at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US Podcast LinkedIn at THE GOOD ALL AROUND US Podcast Get your GOOD GOOD Merch! Grab some fun (and funny) gear here: Get GOOD Merch Store. Music courtesy of the amazingly talented Timur Khakimov. Check him out at OCHTAHEDRONMUSIC. Visit our website: www.TheGoodAllAroundUs.com

Episodes

November 29, 2021 51 min

Chris talks about being thankful for his pre-turkey turkey nap before their Thanksgiving festivities begin, while Deanna makes plans to watch more horrible holiday movies - movies that were made to be heckled. Then Deanna gets super sciency and shares a lot of information on blood and blood types, as well as facts from RedCrossBlood.org on blood donations in the U.S and why donors are so desperately needed. From there, she takes us...

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Chris and Deanna discuss their favorite flavors of LaCroix. Much to Chris's dismay, "The Top Tens" list is involved - ish. Then Chris teaches us the history of Thanksgiving - from the Pilgrims to how it became a tradition-filled US national holiday thanks to the dedication of one woman. He mixes in some fun facts and interesting details that we are sure you will find fascinating. From there, Chris takes us on a journey ...

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November 15, 2021 50 min

Deanna and Chris chat it up about how they survived Deanna's 30th reunion festivities and their weekend guests - and how Chris looks a lot taller on Facebook. They laugh about how yet another person was "fooled" by Episode #19 - An Ounce Of Hope. Then Deanna tells us how she learned about this week's heroes from a post on the Humans of New York Facebook page. She shares the backstory of how Brandon Stanton started H...

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November 8, 2021 37 min

Chris and Deanna chat about how much fun it was to record their "Look Back" Bonus episode for their Patreon Neighbors and how hard it is to be in a bad mood when you search the interwebs for GOOD stories. They also talked all about trick or treating with their "farkly cheerleader" granddaughter, and how Deanna is excited for her 30th reunion this weekend. Then Chris takes us to Istandbul (not Constantinople) to meet...

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October 31, 2021 47 min

Chris and Deanna talk about their "fancy" candle obsession, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe (which is Deanna's favorite coffee roast), how Chris cracks himself up constantly, and how they discovered a fun new place in downtown St. Louis  that sells antiques and records. Then Deanna takes us on a journey to the quaint Swiss Alps town of Zermatt where we meet Neil Heritage, a British Veteran who overcame incredible odds after a dev...

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October 24, 2021 44 min

Deanna and Chris talk all about their trip to Texas and how much fun they had going to Chip and Joanna's Silos, watching sunrises, hunting javelina-boar-hog-pigs, and how they listened to a serial podcast on the long drive home - You Must Remember This's “Charles Manson’s Hollywood” by Karina Longworth. From there Chris gives us the history of how rummage sales came to be and some fun trivia about them. Then he takes us to ...

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October 17, 2021 54 min

Chris and Deanna share how they are getting ready to take a fun, multi-stop road trip with their pups that has them traveling to a ranch outside of Waco, Texas for the week. While there, Deanna is convinced that Joanna Gaines will become her BFF. Then join them as Deanna tells the story of how Snoopy-loving Wesley Morgan used his furlough time during the pandemic to connect with strangers in a way that has been around since the 193...

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October 10, 2021 40 min

Deanna and Chris talk all about  their "whisk away" for Chris's birthday to a local St. Louis favorite that neither of them had been to since they were little - the National Museum of Transportation. Then they hop in the car and travel to Denver, Colorado where Chris introduces us to the Faircloth family. It's there that we learn how Woody and his young daughter Luna are helping families who've lost their homes ...

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October 3, 2021 47 min

Chris and Deanna talk about their birthday-filled Weekend of Celebration coming up, how it was definitely not the chili that caused Alyssa's stomachache 3 years ago, and Chris's big plans (and what he plans to wear) for his special day. Then Deanna takes us to Minneapolis, Minnesota where we learn why people run and the benefits of running, as well as fun facts about Minneapolis. It's there that they wait at the finish ...

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September 26, 2021 40 min

Deanna and Chris share how much fun they had at the Family Fun Day they hosted, how Chris will never be a Frisbee champion, and how he is hot but the St. Louis Cardinals are hotter. Then the two of them and their pups jump in the car and drive us all to McClellanville, South Carolina to meet Eliot Middleton, an amazing man who is the pit master for his barbeque restaurant by day and is giving back to his community in the most unbel...

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September 19, 2021 41 min

Chris and Deanna chat about Sandy's new obsession, their time well-spent in Wilmington, and their once-in-a-lifetime viewing of the SpaceX launch. Then Deanna takes us on a 2 day journey (not a day and a half, Google!) to Gehlaur, India where we hear the unbelievable story of how a heartbreaking tragedy caused Dashrath Manjhi to work like a man possessed to ensure that no one else would ever have to go through what he experienc...

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September 12, 2021 35 min

Deanna and Chris chat about Chris's Ted Lasso-style mustache and how it came to be, the great lunch date Deanna had with her mom, and Chris's great experience being a guest on Cynthia Seer's "True Hauntings & Scary Stories" podcast. Then Chris takes us back to 2004 when a tsunami hit Sri Lanka and how the story of a woman on that island who lost her hard-earned livelihood inspired Margaret Jankowski to take ...

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September 5, 2021 47 min

Chris and Deanna talk about how you can't be sick these days without thinking it's the dreaded C word. They chat about their gratitude for a lay-low week, Chris's one-upping that occurs when Deanna isn't feeling well, and the much-anticipated Return of the Robe(s) thanks to the cooler weather. Then Deanna takes us from Washington DC to Charlotte Court House, VA as we follow Rodney Stotts, a man who has overcome mass...

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August 29, 2021 28 min

Chris and Deanna chat about why he's all smiles, and they share some laughs talking about how much they love TED LASSO! TED LASSO! TED LASSO! TED LASSO! Then Chris takes us across the pond to meet Max Woosey, an 11-year old from Braunton, England. What started out as the acceptance of a gift from a dying friend and a promise to use it to "have an adventure" has turned into so much more. Listen, smile along, and be WOWed...

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August 22, 2021 44 min

Deanna shares with Chris how relaxing it is to go the salon and have someone else fancy up your hair. Then they chat about their weekend festivities. Last weekend had Chris pulling his "moving gloves" out of retirement twice, and this weekend's wedding of a friend (and loyal listener) is sure to be a Zoot Suit Riot. Then Deanna takes us to Shanghai, China where she and Chris spend the week lending a helping hand to Budd...

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August 15, 2021 37 min

Chris and Deanna laugh their way through this banter-filled episode where they chat about the continued joys of homeownership and their week of peopling with those they love (and with those who love the podcast), all while Chris hilariously channels his inner Will Arnett. Then Chris takes us to Tokyo, Japan where we get to experience the 2021 Olympics firsthand as we root for Jamaican hurdler Hansle Parchment as he races to make it...

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August 8, 2021 43 min

Home from an fantastic vacation, Chris and Deanna share their gratitude for the yummy birthday dinner with friends (thank you Joni and Dave!), a fun night out playing video games, and the once in a lifetime experience of being able to tour the USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier (thank you Quentin and McKenzie!). Then Deanna introduces us to Anthony DeGiulio, a man who not only impacted Barbara Asofsky's life in the most inspir...

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August 1, 2021 38 min

Have podcast will travel! Recording from vacation in Virginia Beach, Chris and Deanna chat all about their amazing view, the Return of The Crab Man, and their fun dinner out with their aunt and uncle. Then Chris educates us on how we don't have to be a throw-away society. He takes us to Glasgow, Scotland where we meet Sophie Unwin, a woman whose motto is "If it's broken, fix it!". She and her network partners at REM...

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July 25, 2021 48 min

What a week it has been for Chris and Deanna! Catch up with them as they discuss their new found drainage freedom, how Deanna had two too-close-for-comfort critter experiences, and how some friends surprised her for her upcoming birthday in such a sweet way. Then Deanna takes us on a story experience like no other as she tells it in real time as it happened on April 15th, 2019. Come along for the ride as she shares the day Paris, F...

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July 18, 2021 41 min

Chris and Deanna (aka Itchy McScratchington) laugh about the interesting week they've had. Deanna shares all of her rash woes while Chris basks in the glory of being a new shed owner. Then Chris takes us through U.S. News's "Top 5 Best Places To Live" and the history of Reader's Digest before we travel to Austin, Texas where we meet Chelsea Timmons, a young woman who had no choice to but accept the generosity of...

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