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! 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 Music courtesy of the amazingly talented Timur Khakimov. Check him out at OCHTAHEDRONMUSIC.


August 1, 2023 37 mins

This week, we are loading up one of our all time favorite episodes. This one - Episode #3 from April 5, 2021 - is loved by many and still talked about often. Enjoy!

Join Deanna for a walk down Memory Lane as she and Chris share books that have impacted their lives. They talk about where Chris got all of his trivia knowledge, the bookmobile, a poem that has them both LOLing, Deanna's days in the classroom, and she pays...

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Deanna and Chris share Part II, III, and IV of their Wilmington trip before chatting about their fun #AdventureUs time shopping at local farmers' markets and u-picking (and u-eating) peaches and blackberries. From there, Deanna takes us to Indianapolis, Indiana where she explains that city's rich history and the touristy things they can do there - including eating "The Best Tenderloins in Indiana" at Whit's...

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July 17, 2023 53 mins

Chris and Deanna pat themselves on the back for having the best trained dogs in the podcasting world. They talk about their amazing roadtrip out to Wilmington, North Carolina and their two very memorable hikes, all thanks to ChatGPT - one up a mountain and another that resembled the Hunger Games. From there, Chris flies us to Munich, Germany where we learn all about the many museums and palaces we can(not) tour and provides us with...

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This week, we are loading up one of our all time favorite episodes. This one - Episode #37 from November 29, 2021 - is still in Chris's Top Tens. Enjoy!

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 informa...

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June 27, 2023 48 mins

This week, we are loading up an all time favorite episode of one our Neighbors in our Good 'Hood. This one - Episode #63 from May 30, 2022 - is one of Elyce's Top Tens. Enjoy!

Deanna and Chris chat about the amazing time they had taking Aria to her first Cardinals baseball game and all the fun that went along with it. Deanna then introduces everyone to the history of Katy, Texas ...and to her ugly laugh. (Chris f...

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June 19, 2023 52 mins

Chris and Deanna chat all about a deck makeover project that has expanded their living space and given them an idea on what to do if their day gigs don't work out. They also share about their very sweet house guest before Deanna whisks us away to The Big Apple where we experience all the sights and sounds of what it has to offer. It's there that we learn the history of Radio City Music Hall and all about its iconic dancer...

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This week, we are loading up one of our all time favorite episodes. This one - Episode #13 from June 21, 2021 -  is still in Deanna's Top Tens. Enjoy!

Chris and Deanna talk about how their Happy Place is like Calgon (Take me away!) and how they have very differing opinions on what makes for a good "Yard Work Day". Deanna shares very inaccurate information on how far they've traveled to each of their epi...

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June 5, 2023 50 mins

With a busy, fun-filled week behind them, Chris and Deanna share all about the amazing houseguests they entertained, as well as their first visit to The Armory STL downtown. Chris then takes us to Woodland, California where we learn all about the history of Yolo County and the fun things to do while visiting that town.  It's there where we meet this week's TRPATRT hero, Michael Armus Sr, a 69-year-old man who took a preca...

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May 29, 2023 66 mins

Between working on the deck, planting plants, cleaning the garage, mowing the lawn, and taking walks where some hitchhiking ticks got a ride on the CoCo Bus, it's  been an outside kind of week for Chris and Deanna. It's after that that we learn all about LaCrosse, Wisconsin and all the fun touristy things it has to offer before meeting this episode's hero, Jennifer Livingston, a local news anchor who was thrust into ...

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May 22, 2023 54 mins

From being a lumberjack who felled an 800-foot tree to spending time at the CityPark watching the St. Louis SC soccer team scrimmage, Chris’s week one-upped Deanna’s for sure, but she WOWs him with her mapigator skills when he tried to quiz her on this week’s destination of Atlanta, Georgia. It’s there that we learn the very-interesting history of Georgia State University Perimeter College to provide a program that provides associa...

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May 15, 2023 58 mins

Silliness ensues in Chris and Deanna's back-and-forth to start this episode. From fake echoes to Goofy gulps, the entire conversation is laughable. After that, Deanna takes us to Greenville, North Carolina where they tour the city, seeing all the fun sights that it has to offer. It's there that we meet Jimmy Donaldson, a 25-year-old who's  taken the interwebs by storm and is making a real difference in people's ...

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Quite the variety of topics in this episode as Chris and Deanna chat all about their plan-free weekend, how Chris isn't a napper, their super cool experience at CityPark, and forest bathing. From there, Chris shares the unbelievable and heartbreaking details of what Lamar Johnson has experienced over the last 28 years and how he never gave up hope or stopped fighting to prove he was innocent of the crime he was accused of comm...

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May 1, 2023 44 mins

Deanna's "Ugly Laugh" makes another appearance right out of the gate, which has a very-tired Chris wondering how to respond. Thankfully, she pulls it together in enough time to quiz him on our nation's symbols (which he doesn't do too bad on!). From there, Deanna takes everyone only 37 minutes away to a phenomenal, world-renowned place that's doing fantastic things to preserve, rehabilitate, conserve, ...

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April 24, 2023 35 mins

SQUASH TALK! You'll be enthralled with Deanna's dedication to having a discussion about "squarshes" and Chris's ability to redirect the conversation to anything but. You'll learn a ton as Chris jets us away to the vibrant city of Barcelona, Spain hearing all the things they can do with the extra fourteen grand in their pockets. From there, prepare to be amazed with the never-give-up attitude of Alex Ro...

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April 17, 2023 62 mins

An unexpected week off comes with an explanation and apology, and then a quick catch-up on what's been happening in Deanna and Chris's lives before Deanna shares her 4,794-word story for the first time ever with you, our Neighbors. Get ready, because she's channeling her inner Jules Verne by taking us all around the world in 80 days with two of the most tenacious, determined, and fascinating women you ever will meet....

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April 3, 2023 30 mins

With an Easter egg hunt, a surprise (shhhhh!) birthday part for a friend, a photo shoot, and their very first St. Louis SC MLS soccer game on tap, it's indeed bound to be a jam-packed Saturday for Chris and Deanna. No time to go on and on about it though... she wanted to hear this week's story from him! And while they can't technically travel to where this week's story starts out (wait until you hear why), you w...

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March 27, 2023 47 mins

Deanna shares that Chris now has something new to add to his resume... Cat Food Eater. Bet you can't wait to hear the not-so-good-but-for-a-GOOD-cause story behind that! Deanna then takes us to Naples, Florida where we hear all about its history and what it's known for, as well as how it's had a rough relationship with Mother Nature over the years with hurricanes and tropical storms. It was during Hurricane Ian that ...

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March 20, 2023 36 mins

LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN! Deanna talks about why she can't get that song out of her head. Chris's funny impersonations are in full effect, and of course they have to talk about the return of Ted Lasso. Then Chris takes us to La Petite Roche, Arkansas where we learn all about rich-in-history city, as well as the fun things to do while visiting. It's at a Waffle House there that we are introduced to Devonte Ga...

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March 13, 2023 55 mins

Deanna and Chris are in sing-songy moods as they kick off this episode. They chat about how Chris gets around and their shared annoyance of Snow White. Leavin' on a jet plane, they head to Decatur, Georgia where Deanna shares the history of the town, as well fun things to do while visiting. It's there that we are introduced to urban shepherd John Wierwille. This story is sure to have you on the edge of your seat as Deanna...

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March 6, 2023 70 mins

Join Chris and Deanna as they reminisce about the last 100 episodes of THE GOOD ALL AROUND US. They each pick ten episodes that the other person has told since this podcast's inception, chatting about why each are so meaningful to them still to this day. There are a lot of laughs - and, yes, even some tears - as they go through their favorite stories of GOOD, sharing why they've been so impactful and amazing and how they ...

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