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Sounds Good With Branden Harvey is a weekly podcast that explores the lives, stories and adventures of the happiest people on the Internet. Every week, our host Branden Harvey sits down with someone who is spreading hope and positivity in the world, and tries to figure out just what it is that makes them tick. Sounds Good With Branden Harvey is part of the Gradient Podcast Network, with new episodes released each Monday.

Sounds Good With Branden Harvey is a weekly podcast that explores the lives, stories and adventures of the happiest people on the Internet. Every week, our host Branden Harvey sits down with someone who is spreading hope and positivity in the world, and tries to figure out just what it is that makes them tick. Sounds Good With Branden Harvey is part of the Gradient Podcast Network, with new episodes released each Monday.
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Sounds Good With Branden Harvey is a weekly podcast that explores the lives, stories and adventures of the happiest people on the Internet. Every week, our host Branden Harvey sits down with someone who is spreading hope and positivity in the world, and tries to figure out just what it is that makes them tick. Sounds Good With Branden Harvey is part of the Gradient Podcast Network, with new episodes released each Monday.

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English


Episodes

Barrett Ward — Creating Sustainable Change and Second Chances

8/13/2018
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While living in Ethiopia in 2010, Founder and CEO of the lifestyle brand ABLE, Barrett Ward, saw firsthand how extreme poverty forced young women, generation after generation, to resort to prostitution as a means of supporting themselves and their families. He saw that they needed an opportunity to earn a living with dignity, empowering themselves to end the cycle of poverty. This was the beginning of Barrett’s life’s work at ABLE. Leading a fashion lifestyle brand might be an unlikely role...

Duration:00:45:28

Jodi Ettenberg — A Nomad’s Journey of Painful Surrender

8/6/2018
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Jodi Ettenberg is a Canadian ex-lawyer who later discovered her passion in the world of food and travel. On her award-winning website, Legal Nomads, she’s helped people all over the world to explore the world around them, not with fear and suspicion, but with open-minded curiosity and compassion. Jodi’s writing has been recognized by the world’s top online publications such as the New York Times, BBC, National Geographic, The Guardian, CNN, and Bloomberg. A decade later, because of a crazy...

Duration:01:06:49

Jodi Ettenberg — A Nomad’s Journey of Painful Surrender

8/6/2018
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Jodi Ettenberg is a Canadian ex-lawyer who later discovered her passion in the world of food and travel. On her award-winning website, Legal Nomads, she’s helped people all over the world to explore the world around them, not with fear and suspicion, but with open-minded curiosity and compassion. Jodi’s writing has been recognized by the world’s top online publications such as the New York Times, BBC, National Geographic, The Guardian, CNN, and Bloomberg. A decade later, because of a crazy...

Duration:01:06:56

Ben Nemtin — Making the Impossible Possible

7/30/2018
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In a pit of depression, Ben Nemtin and his three best friends decided to create the world’s greatest bucket list to make them feel alive. They bought a rickety old bus and criss-crossed North America, achieving the unthinkable. And most importantly, every time they accomplished a dream, they helped a complete stranger cross something off their bucket list — this was the beginning of The Buried Life movement. Ben Nemtin is now the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want To...

Duration:01:13:20

R.LUM.R — Sharing the Scars Behind Our Successes

7/23/2018
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From his humble beginnings in Bradenton, Florida, R&B singer and classical guitarist Reggie Williams Jr. never expected his side project R.LUM.R to blow up. Then the internet found him and his music took off with the release of his 2016 single "Frustrated" — racking up over 39 million streams on Spotify to date. He has also won fans with singles like "Be Honest," "Tell Me," and "Love Less." NPR Music labelled R.LUM.R a "fast-rising artist whose falsetto is no joke" and he has played at...

Duration:00:59:32

Mike Donehey — Refusing to Let Your Platform Get in the Way of Speaking Truth

7/16/2018
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Mike Donehey is and singer, songwriter and guitarist primarily known for his work as lead singer in the Christian rock band Tenth Avenue North. What many people don’t know, is that Mike’s journey as a musician began after a near-fatal car accident where he was told he would never walk again. He then picked up a guitar during his days in the hospital and began to write music. Now, the band has long been known for the depth and vulnerability of their songwriting since they released their...

Duration:00:55:14

Benjamin Von Wong — Using Art to Make People Care

7/9/2018
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Benjamin Von Wong is a world-renowned photographer who decided to use his talents to make a difference. He never set out to be a photographer, and he became one almost by accident. Nevertheless, in the space of the past 5 years since he quit his day job as a mining engineer, he’s earned a worldwide reputation as a brilliantly original photographic artist, and was even named one of four winners of this year’s Imaging Alliance award for Visionary Photographers. Benjamin now creates...

Duration:00:48:24

Brooke Shaden — Art as a Mirror for the Creator and Observer

7/2/2018
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Is the process of creating art more about becoming a mirror for the creator or the observer? Fine art photographer, Brooke Shaden, has explored this question for the better portion of her life and found the nuanced answer inside her own powerful story. As a self-portrait artist who emphasizes surrealism and imagination, Brooke has spent years becoming the characters of dreams inspired by a childhood of intense curiosity and fear. After studying films for years in college, she realized her...

Duration:00:41:05

Amobi Okugo — Guiding the Next Generation of Athletes

6/25/2018
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Nigerian American professional soccer player, Amobi Okugo, has had an incredible journey in the world of soccer ever since he was young. He was then drafted after his freshman year at UCLA into Major League Soccer as part of the 2010 Generation Adidas Class. He has amassed over 150 appearances in all competitions professionally and has been honored to represent the United States national team program at various youth levels including the 2012 Olympic squad. While playing midfielder with...

Duration:00:30:02

Amber Rae — Courageously Befriending Our Emotions

6/11/2018
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Called "The Brené Brown of Wonder” by Mind Body Green and a “Millennial Motivator” by Fortune, Amber Rae is an author, artist, and speaker whose work invites you to live your truth, befriend your emotions, and express your gifts. Her writing blends raw, personal storytelling with psychology and neuroscience, and has reached over 5 million people in 195 countries. Her public art has spread to over twenty countries, and she's spoken to and collaborated with brands like Kate Spade, Apple,...

Duration:00:47:35

Shawn Askinosie — Our Vocation as a Force for Good

6/4/2018
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In 2005, Shawn Askinosie left a successful career as a criminal defense lawyer to start a bean-to-bar chocolate factory, Askinosie Chocolate, and never looked back. The only chocolate maker working directly with cocoa farmers on four continents, Shawn travels to regions of Ecuador, the Philippines and Tanzania to source cocoa beans for his chocolate. Recently named by Forbes "One of the 25 Best Small Companies in America", Askinosie Chocolate has also been featured in The New York Times,...

Duration:00:47:14

Jacqueline Whitney — Sharing Your Story While It’s Still Messy

5/28/2018
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Jacqueline Whitney had a plan for her life. As a teenager, she was great at school, great at volleyball, and knew those would take her down her dream path. Everything changed when a series of injuries affected her ability to exercise for more than a few minutes and to be able to focus on her school work without needing to nap. Jacqueline had to learn how to deal with this sudden pivot. She turned to writing, and then eventually to Instagram, to communicate her story, her loss, her pain,...

Duration:00:46:03

Kristine Carlson — From Heartbreak to Wholeness

5/21/2018
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After the tragic and unexpected loss of her husband, Kristine Carlson resolved to find hope in the midst of heartache and her life has never been the same since. Today, Kristine is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and leader in the field of transformation. After collaborating with her late husband Dr. Richard Carlson to create a publishing industry phenomenon with the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff series — selling more than 25 million copies worldwide — Kristine is emerging as a...

Duration:00:54:53

Rob Lawless — The Untapped Value of Human Connection

5/14/2018
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In November of 2015, Rob Lawless began a journey to spend 1 hour with 10,000 strangers to learn about their lives with no agenda. Leaving behind his careers in finance and tech sales, Rob took a huge risk and made the bet that creating human connection is currently a more important foundation for his future than building his savings account. Since the birth of this project, ‘Rob’s 10K Friends’, he has attracted a massive following and national attention — meeting everyone from street...

Duration:00:45:19

Grace Bonney — Building Communities with Curiosity

5/7/2018
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Founder of Design Sponge, Grace Bonney, believes that curiosity allows you to find deeper meaning inside whatever community you’ve found yourself in. This belief has altered her life in profound and impactful ways ever since she started building her own business. Grace Bonney’s blog, Design Sponge, attracts over 1 million readers per day while focusing on the creative community, with the goal of making the art and design world personal. Previously, Grace was a contributing editor at...

Duration:00:44:51

Miles Adcox — Why Empathy and Self-Awareness Change Everything

4/30/2018
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Miles Adcox has devoted his life to living into these three concepts: Empathy over action, love over agenda, and grace over advice. Publicly and privately, he is known as one of the most plugged-in people on human condition that there is today. Today, Miles Adcox is a speaker, writer, and CEO/Owner of Onsite — an extended care center for emotional trauma & co-dependency that has been featured on 20/20, Good Morning America, The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Miles is a...

Duration:00:48:45

Anjali Pinto — What Grieving Teaches Us About the Human Story

4/23/2018
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Anjali Pinto is a professional photographer, artist, and writer who met her husband, Jacob, when she was young. They fell in love and shared their beautiful story consistently on Instagram. Jacob died suddenly at age 30 — out of the blue and with no warning. In her grief, Anjali didn’t turn inward. She turned to Instagram. Over the course of the past year and a half, those Instagram posts—one a day, every day—have become a kind of documentary project: a tribute to Jacob and an unfolding...

Duration:00:54:35

Scott Hamilton — How Adversity Paves the Way for Our Purpose

4/16/2018
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The most recognized male figure-skating star in the world, Scott Hamilton has won 70 titles, awards and honors including an Olympic gold medal, an Emmy Award nomination, and induction into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame. In 1984, Scott captured the attention of the world with his Olympic Gold medal performances in Sarajevo and has since shared his love and enthusiasm for the sport as a analyst/commentator, performer, producer and best-selling author. Scott then co-founded,...

Duration:01:09:31

Tiffany Mitchell — Creating as an Act of Radical Vulnerability

4/9/2018
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Tiffany Mitchell’s life circumstances have opened her up to this important truth: The act of creating is like pulling something from your core – bypassing everything that is covering up your true self. Her painful and beautiful story has taught her that when you admit what you’re curious about creating with other people, you’re allowing something good to come alive inside of you. Tiffany is a photographer, writer, visual storyteller and advocate for the power of vulnerability. She started...

Duration:00:48:50

Justin Zoradi — How to Build, Empower, and Let Go of Work That Matters

4/2/2018
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Justin Zoradi’s important work began the day he decided to no longer deny opportunities to others that he demanded for himself. This realization was sparked while working in South Africa in 2006, where he met several bright students who wanted to go to college but couldn't afford it. Today, Justin Zoradi is an award winning social entrepreneur, the author of the book Made for These Times, and the founder of These Numbers Have Faces, an international education nonprofit helping African...

Duration:00:56:11