The Daily Smile

The Daily Smile

Everyone needs a reminder about just how good people can be. On Wondery’s new series The Daily Smile, host Nikki Boyer brings you stories that will make you feel good each weekday morning. With interviews, inspiring clips, and chats with special guests and passionate friends, The Daily Smile takes you on a journey into goodness, gives you all the feels, and will leave you with a smile on your face.... Show More

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October 13, 2020 20 min

We’ve all heard of the “overnight success” — but usually, chasing your dreams isn’t that easy. It takes a lot of hard work, tough decisions, and sometimes many, many detours. That’s what it took for Carlos Foglia. And now, he’s living the dream.

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October 12, 2020 18 min

What happens when the chicken crosses the road and ends up at the local COSTCO? Nikki and Mr. Malone find out in one of our all-time favorite Daily Smile episodes. 

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October 11, 2020 5 min

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If she wins in November, Kamala Harris would become Vice President after one of the most consequential and tumultuous elections in American history. Harris would be the most significant player to help Joe Biden manage a country in crisis. So who is she?

Kamala: Next in Line goes inside the cross-cultural journey that led Harris from her humble roots to become the first African-Ameri...

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October 9, 2020 18 min

In honor of Adopt A Dog Month, we’re revisiting the story of an incredible company with a mission. When Jordan Karcher was a kid he thought he’d grow up to become a veterinarian. He didn’t become a vet, but Jordan did find a creative way to combine two of his life’s passions — coffee and dogs.

Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co.

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If you’re anything like host Nikki Boyer… you love to eat, but your cooking skills could use some improvement. Never fear! Michael Volpatt, founder of Sonoma County’s Big Bottom Market, is here to give Nikki a lesson on how she can make a quick meal with whatever ingredients happen to be in her kitchen.

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October 7, 2020 17 min

When science student Nina Chhita moved to London, she started to explore the city by drawing likenesses of its famous inhabitants. Many of them scientists. And many of those scientists were women. But when a Christmas trivia night at a local pub made it clear she was the only one who knew who they were -- it sparked an idea. One that could help change what we know about scientists.

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Actress Raegan Revord stars in the CBS prequel hit series, Young Sheldon. But she’s been spending her time a bit differently these days. Since the lockdown, she shifted her attention to something else. Something bigger.

Check out Raegan's Instagram or follow her on Twitter to learn more about her organization, Homeless Helpers. To donate, email info@homelesshelpersLA.com 

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October 5, 2020 16 min

Thought buried treasure was the stuff of movies? Think again! Nikki and Mr. Malone venture out on some real-life treasure hunts in this adventurous episode.

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October 2, 2020 20 min

In celebration of World Smile Day, Nikki tells Mr. Malone a whole bunch of small, smile-worthy stories from around the world. Get ready to grin! And stay tuned to the end of the show. We have a special treat for you from LA’s Da Poetry Lounge esteemed poet, Tonya Ingram.

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October 1, 2020 20 min

Jasmine Williams was 14 when she took a drama class that ignited her passion for poetry and changed her life. Now, she’s sharing that passion with people all over the world — and soon, with all of us at The Daily Smile.

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September 30, 2020 16 min

As a kid, Simran Jeet Singh always looked for books that featured Sikh-Americans like him, but never found any. So he vowed to change that by writing one himself.

Order a copy of Fauja Singh Keeps Going from Penguin RandomHouse, Amazon, or an independent bookstore near you

Follow Simran online, or on Twitter and Instagram as @SikhProf

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September 29, 2020 16 min

Acclaimed Southern California novelist Susan Straight shares the complex, multi-racial chapters of her own family history and the generations of women at the heart of the story.

Learn more about Susan's books, including In the Country of Women

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September 28, 2020 16 min

Joe and Margrit Fahan are a married couple who work together in a very cool office with an incredible view. Now boarding! 

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September 25, 2020 18 min

Damon Gameau’s debut film That Sugar Film became the biggest documentary in Australian box-office history. And his new documentary aims even higher. 2040 offers possible solutions to literally save our planet.

Learn more about 2040: https://whatsyour2040.com/

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September 24, 2020 23 min

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. On today's episode, we'll be sharing the story of Robert Campbell, who survived a painful crisis. And he's now sharing a story of hope and renewal.

NOTE: In this episode we talk about suicide, depression, and addiction. If this isn’t the right time for you to listen, maybe another time will be.

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September 23, 2020 18 min

A message-in-a-bottle travels over 4,000 miles in the ocean and a precious item goes missing in a garden for nearly four decades — both Nikki and Mr. Malone make some unexpected discoveries in this episode.

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September 22, 2020 20 min

Supermodel Karolina Kurkova has been locked down at home just like all of us, but in quarantine she's come up with a new way to channel her passion for fashion that's helping keep us all healthy and safe.

Learn more about Karolina’s Masks for All collaboration with Billie Blooms

Discover Karolina’s family wellness brand: Gryph & IvyRose

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September 21, 2020 23 min

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was iconic. Some would even say notorious. And her journey to the highest court in the land was just as incredible as the woman herself.

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September 18, 2020 19 min

Most people know Bevy Smith as co-host of the Bravo show Fashion Queens and host of the daily podcast Bevelations. But what they may not know is the path this self described ‘curvy woman from Harlem’ took to get there. Nikki gets the scoop on Bevy’s late career fame on TV, surviving COVID-19, her long-running SiriusXM podcast, and forthcoming memoir “Bevelations; Lessons from a Mutha, Auntie, Bestie.”

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September 17, 2020 19 min

Demi Skipper is looking for a trade and she’s bartering for something big. And it all began with one small bobby pin.

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