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

May 22, 2022 43 min

Chris gives us an inside look into his musically-driven brain, and Deanna talks about her new-experience-filled week... Running for a train and trying to figure out what her role is at a dog park, just to name a couple. Then, as Chris starts to tell his story for the week, he opens up about how he has struggled with depression in the past, and he shares about a subject that our society doesn't talk about enough - the statistics...

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Deanna and Chris have a great time talking about their granddog who's visiting again and spending last weekend at Lake of the Ozarks. They also both share fun grandparent stories about how Aria made two new critter friends. Then Deanna gives us fun facts and stats all about one of Chris's favorite things - TikTok! It's through that app that we are introduced to an amazing family from Pittsford, New York - The Dougherty ...

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May 8, 2022 47 min

Chris and Deanna wipe their tears aways from having just watched This Is Us so they can record this episode. They talk about how the show has impacted them over the last 6 seasons and that they are sad to see it wrap up. Deanna also shares how amazing it was to see a good friend of hers - and a neighbor in the Good 'Hood - step into her zone of genius to Spread Love and Light. Then they travel to West Rupert, Vermont to meet Ca...

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May 1, 2022 57 min

Deanna and Chris talk about how all of their hiking lately has made CoCo into a tick magnet, and how Chris gets the awesome job of removing her ticks as soon as he wakes up. They also chat about the sad state of their plant babies, their Tower Garden escapades, and how Elon Musk's recent tweets are super entertaining. Deanna then takes us to Gilbert, Arizona to meet ultra runner Jacky Hunt-Broersma. We'll learn how - and wh...

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April 24, 2022 55 min

Chris has a good time poking fun at Deanna for the fact that she was incarcerated in Facebook jail. He's in a silly mood, so buckle up! After Deanna encourages him to start the story, he shares the mission of Wish of a Lifetime, an organization started by Jeremy Bloom after he was inspired by how other cultures revere their elderly. Then they head to Las Vegas, Nevada where Chris shares the interesting history of that city. It&...

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April 17, 2022 50 min

Deanna and Chris talk about their upcoming Easter plans, including how Chris baked a lemon meringue pie that one time. They talk about attending an extravaganza last weekend where they celebrated their good friend who's Dancing Through Life. Deanna shares some fun dance facts, and they both go through their top 5 songs that make them want to move. Then put on your dancing shoes as Deanna takes us to Longwood, Florida where we m...

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April 10, 2022 32 min

Chris and Deanna welcome everyone to The Happy Place Greenhouse where the cucumbers are trying to take over the tomatoes. They chat about the new harnesses they bought the dogs and how CoCo doesn't mind hers at all, but Sandy... she feels quite the opposite. From there, Chris shares the interesting history of how athletic competition came to be, as well as how the Paralympics and Special Olympics got their start. He then takes ...

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April 3, 2022 43 min

Deanna dotes over how cute and adorable (not Chris or their pups... nope!) her plant babies are! She and Chris talk about their adventures in Tower Gardening over the years and how last year's "harvest" was an expensive one. Then Deanna takes us to Seattle, Washington for the Seattle Krakens home opener against the Vancouver Canucks, but not before she gives us a brief history of hockey and shares some interesting tidbi...

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March 27, 2022 35 min

Mr. and Mrs. Ley - or should we say Chr-eanna ...or Deann-is - chat about a whole 'lot of nothin' as they reflect on their blur of a week. They both agree that their fabulous dinner out with two Neighbors of The Good 'Hood and Jarred Aslett (the Hero of Episode #51) starting his hike of the PCT were some of the highlights, for sure. They laugh about Chris's "community service" that he did as a teen which lea...

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HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY to THE GOOD ALL AROUND US! This special episode is a fun one! Chris and Deanna reminisce on how the podcast came to be and - for the first time ever - they present THE GOODY AWARDS. Join them as they each gift awards to the year's past episodes in categories like Most Inspiring, Biggest Tear Jerker, Outstanding Impact, Biggest Awwww, Most Interesting, and more! Then they share listener favorites and how the l...

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March 13, 2022 40 min

Chris and Deanna are SUPER EXCITED to celebrate The Good All Around Us's upcoming 1st Birthday and need your help! Please share your favorite episode and the ways it impacted you by emailing Hello@TheGoodAllAroundUs.com before March 17, 2022. They also chat about Deanna's Carmel Fudge hard lesson learned and the great people-watching experience they had at last weekend's swap meet. From there, Chris takes us to the ...

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March 7, 2022 51 min

Deanna and Chris revel in the fact that Chris survived Deanna being out of town yet again. We learn that Chris and the cats spent the week mouse-hunting while Deanna and the dogs enjoyed time outdoors with Dad. Then Deanna takes us to Twin Falls, Idaho and shares some fun facts about the area - like 3rd and 3rd, BASE jumping records, and Evel Knievel's attempt to jump Snake Canyon. It's in Twin Falls that she introduces us ...

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February 28, 2022 44 min

Chris and Deanna channel their inner Macklemore as they share their new obsession - poppin' tags! They talk all about the deals they've found at local thrift shops as they hunt for new-to-them clothes to fit their new-sized bodies. From there, Chris takes us on a road trip to Regina, Saskatchewan, but not without first stopping along the way at the Spam Museum, Minnehaha Falls, and the Mall of America. It's in Regina th...

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February 21, 2022 54 min

Deanna and Chris chat all about their return guest in The Happy Place, their amazing week of peopling that has Chris at a loss for words, and how much fun they had being interviewed about their health journey on Bright Line Eating. Then Deanna shares fun facts about Valentine's Day, and of course The Top Tens makes an appearance.  Then she takes us to Brooklyn, New York to meet Josh Wardle, a software engineer who didn’t shower...

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February 12, 2022 36 min

Chris and Deanna share all the GOOD that's happened in the last week - from Lola escapades and the RV Show to Reacher and snowshoeing. From there, Chris takes us to Pflugerville, Texas where we meet a Holly, Audrey, and Jackson Soape, a family trying to cope with the heartbreaking loss of two important men in their lives. With the daddy-daughter dance at their church right around the corner, Holly took a chance by reaching out ...

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February 7, 2022 48 min

Deanna and Chris chat about this week's Snowmaggedon. She encourages him to share his own GOOD story how he helped three people as he was out and about. Then Deanna takes us to Denver, Colorado and shares an incredible story - a story that just may save a life. It's there that we meet Dusti Talavera, a 23-year-old whose quick thinking and selflessness are the reason three young children are home safe with their parents toni...

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January 31, 2022 38 min

Chris and Deanna take a walk down memory lane to nine years ago this week when they tried out for The Amazing Race. With their recent weight loss, Chris's two new knees, and the fact that they can both drive a stick and that Chris is willing to eat a live sea cucumber, they make a fun decision during this episode. Yes, you heard it here first! Then Chris takes us to Muskogee, Oklahoma to meet 11-year-old Davyon Johnson who has ...

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January 24, 2022 50 min

Chris and Deanna talk about their obsession with The Great British Baking Show series, and how Deanna found a way to make sure they are able to watch every single episode. They share how they are excited to record their Look Back Bonus Episode and to celebrate a friend's 40th birthday. Then they get into a lively discussion about cereal as they relive their own favorites through the years and chat about ones no longer around. F...

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January 17, 2022 33 min

Deanna and Chris chat about the entertaining Monopoly documentary they watched and how Chris should compete to be the next national champion. Then they talk about how they are in the middle of a Monopoly game where Deanna is losing (as usual) and Chris is being ruthless (also as usual).  Then they talking about the "New Year's Resolution" Bonus Episode they recorded and the fantastic discussion that was had. From there,...

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January 10, 2022 44 min

Chris and Deanna share all about their #AdventuresInQuarantining. Deanna (aka Sniffly McSnifflington) has used the extra time at home to get her unruly spices in line while Chris (aka Captain Sleepypants) tells everyone how this whole experience has fatigued him greatly. They also discuss The Twilight Zone that has been happening this week with their pets (doo doo doodoo doo doo doodoo). From there, they share their earliest childh...

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