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Episodes 1-21 on One Playlist
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- AbleGamers & Video Game Accessibility – Steve Spohn (POY 21)
Steve Spohn is the COO of AbleGamers, which helps those with disabilities play video games. He and Josh talk about this incredibly touching mission.
- Restorative Justice in the American South – Doug Ammar (POY 20)
Doug Ammar directs the Georgia Justice Project, which supports those the criminal justice system harms. He boosts the restorative justice approach to crime.
- Giving Christmas Trees & Being a Santa – Alex Gramling (POY 19)
Alex Gramling and his friends started giving away Christmas trees after a chance encounter with someone in need. Now he enjoys being a Santa for others.
- Using Social Media to Reunite Families – Kevin F. Adler (POY 18)
Kevin F. Adler founded Miracle Messages to record videos with those who are homeless. He then shares them with lost family members to facilitate reunions.
- Funding Good Deeds to Build Community – Laura Hale (POY 17)
Laura Hale founded the ONE Good Deed Fund, which provides small grants to fund good deeds and build community in Burlington, Vermont.
- Veterinary Social Work – Dr. Elizabeth Strand (POY 16)
Dr. Elizabeth Strand directs one of the only veterinary social work programs, and she’s determined to improve mental health among veterinarians.
- Teal Pumpkins & Food Allergy Awareness – Amanda Painter (POY 15)
Amanda Painter is part of the group behind the Teal Pumpkin Project, a campaign to make Halloween safer for children with food allergies. Here’s her story.
- OptiKey, An App for Limited Mobility – Julius Sweetland (POY 14)
Julius Sweetland created OptiKey, a free eye tracking app for those unable to type. Josh also talks with Analy Perez and Kevin Lasher on ways it will help.
- Encouraging Truck Driver Health – Barry Pawelek (POY 13)
Barry Pawelek travels the United States encouraging truck driver health throughout the industry. Here he shares his story and a few tips for drivers.
- Financial Literacy for Everyone – Drew Guthrie (POY 12)
Drew Guthrie is the COO at the FoolProof Foundation, which is improving financial literacy in many ways. He is driven by lessons from debt in his own life.
- Children’s Books in Barbershops – Alvin Irby (POY 11)
Alvin Irby is a teacher and comedian on a mission to place children’s books in barbershops throughout the United States, starting in Harlem.
- Starting a Public Skate Park – Ben Hlavacek (POY 10)
Ben Hlavacek and his friends decided to build a skate park in Kansas City and were met with help from a surprising amount of people. Here’s their story.
- Detention Center Volunteering – Katherine Weathers (POY 09)
Katherine Weathers is a detention center volunteer in Alabama. She is part of a group that visits men awaiting deportation in a socially isolated facility.
- Spreading the Joys of Neighboring – Sarah Grey (POY 08)
Sarah Grey maintains a popular website about neighboring that is based on weekly gatherings at her home. Hear her and Josh have a fun conversation about it.
- Light Pollution Awareness – Drew Carhart (POY 07)
Drew Carhart has spent years raising light pollution awareness and encouraging fondness for nature near Chicago. Listen as he shares what he has learned.
- A Sober Gym for Those in Recovery – Ian Acker (POY 06)
Ian Acker founded Fit To Recover, a nonprofit sober gym, to unite former addicts. His story is one of redemption, and he is using it to change lives.
- Public Libraries as Community Centers – David Lopez (POY 05)
David Lopez is a technology librarian in Santa Ana who enjoys helping people. Hear him talk about his work, his love for his city, and what motivates him.
- Ending Homelessness Among Veterans – Elizabeth Buehler (POY 04)
Elizabeth Buehler is Salt Lake City’s Homeless Services Coordinator. In this episode, she describes her city’s heartfelt mission to give everyone a home.
- Boatbuilding with At-Risk Youth – Jodi Carpenter (POY 03)
Jodi Carpenter is a Maritime Educator who teaches boatbuilding and life skills to troubled teens on Lake Erie. Hear Jodi and Josh’s fun talk about her work.
- Building Public Benches – Adam Greenfield (POY 02)
Adam Greenfield is a co-founder of The Public Bench Project, which is building public benches in San Francisco. Topics include community and urban design.
- Making Food Stamps User-Friendly – Jimmy Chen (POY 01)
Jimmy Chen is a co-founder and CEO at a startup that is redesigning services like Food Stamps to be user-friendly. Learn about the podcast and about Jimmy.