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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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Episodes

Dr. Tererai Trent — Awakening the Sacred Dream Inside of Us

4/30/2019
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Before Dr. Tererai Trent became Oprah’s “favorite guest of all time,” she was a woman with a forgotten dream and a profound desire to recreate our world for the better. Born in rural Zimbabwe, Dr. Trent is one of the most internationally recognized voices for quality education and women’s empowerment today. She’s the author of ‘The Awakened Woman: Remembering and Reigniting Our Sacred Dreams’ — a book that shares her story of how she planted her dreams deep in the earth and they prayed...

Duration:00:49:45

Sarah Corbett — The Art of Gentle Protest

4/16/2019
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Today, there are good reasons to doubt the effectiveness of many elements of conventional activism—oftentimes marked by aggression, extreme extroversion and violence. Award-winning campaigner Sarah Corbett started looking for alternatives that appealed to the introvert, namely, craftivism. Sarah’s gentle protest approach to craftivism aims to change the world with deliberate, thoughtful actions that provoke reflection and respectful conversation instead of aggression and division. She’s a...

Duration:00:58:57

Jonny Sun — The Strange Hope of Being an Alien

4/8/2019
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You've probably seen @jonnysun's "weird Twitter" tweets of his life as a lonely alien experiencing earth. What you might not know is that Jonny Sun, the Asian Canadian playwright, artist, architect, and comedian has a master's degree from Yale, is a PhD candidate at MIT, and is a fellow at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center. In this episode, Branden talked to Jonny about navigating the world of happiness in art and academia while wrestling with depression and anxiety. They also giggled...

Duration:00:53:44

Tyson Motsenbocker — Walking Through Doubt

4/2/2019
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Tyson Motsenbocker is a songwriter and guitarist living in San Diego, California. After the release of two EP’s Until it Lands and Rivers and Roads Tyson defined himself as a mature lyricist and accomplished songwriter, sharing the stage with the likes of David Bazan, Vance Joy and James Bay. In 2013, after the death of his mother and hero, Tyson walked the six hundred mile stretch of coastline to San Francisco in memory of her. In the contrast of loud cars on a dirty highway with the...

Duration:01:09:30

Celebrating 3 Years of Sounds Good!

3/25/2019
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Branden Harvey jumps in with a short episode to share some exciting personal news, celebrate three years of making Sounds Good, and highlighting what’s ahead for Year 4 of the podcast. soundsgoodpodcast.com

Duration:00:10:58

Nadya Okamoto — Google Stuff and Just Do It

2/18/2019
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Nadya Okamoto is the founder and executive director of PERIOD, an organization she founded at the age of 16. PERIOD is dedicated ensuring that menstrual products are reliably available to those who need them the most and is now the largest youth-run NGO in women’s health. Since 2014 they have addressed over 400,000 periods and registered over 230 campus chapters. Nadya recently published her debut book, Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement. Most recently Nadya was included...

Duration:00:40:41

Pantsuit Politics — How to Have Conversations About Politics

2/11/2019
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Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers launched their podcast, Pantsuit Politics, in November of 2015 with the goal of listening to each other first, and talking politics second — even though Sarah is on the left of the political spectrum and Beth is on the right. Pantsuit Politics has been named one of the 7 best political podcasts to listen to right now by Elle Magazine, one of the top 9 political podcasts in 2017 by The Guardian, and one of 5 informative political podcasts you should...

Duration:00:35:36

Rob Greenfield — How to Be the Change in a Messed up World

2/4/2019
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He wore his own trash for 30 days. He built tiny houses for the homeless. He dumpster dived for food. And now he’s committing to only eat food he’s grown and foraged himself for an entire year. His name is Rob Greenfield and he’s wholeheartedly committed to making a difference and leading the way to a more sustainable and just world You may have seen him on his Discovery Channel series, read his book Dude Making a Difference, watched his iconic TEDx talk, or heard about him from the BBC,...

Duration:00:54:14

Andy J. Miller — Making Art and Doing Good

1/28/2019
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Andy J. Miller (also known as Andy J. Pizza) is an illustrator, podcaster and public speaker. His explosive color drenched illustrations have brought hope and smiles to clients like The New York Times, Nickelodeon, Amazon, YouTube, and Warby Parker. He is also the founder of the Creative Pep Talk podcast. In this episode, Andy shares the story of his relationship with his mother, how ADHD has affected his life, and how Modest Mouse brought him out of a very dark...

Duration:00:56:22

Matt Haig — How to Overcome Anxiety in a 24/7 Modern World

1/21/2019
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The 21st century has given birth to marvels of human ingenuity—smartphones and social media have connected us more than ever before — but this 24/7 modern world feels like it’s messing with our minds and doing unprecedented damage to our mental health. It’s no surprise then, at least to international bestselling author Matt Haig, who suffers from anxiety, depression, and addiction to his devices, that the rates of stress and anxiety are rising dramatically in the Western world, and that...

Duration:01:03:21

Kate Manser — You Might Die Tomorrow

1/14/2019
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At the age of 27, Kate Manser was working at Google when she had a number of people close to her die young and unexpectedly. It sent her into a tailspin of fear and anxiety, processing her own death one day. That is, until she slowly pivoted toward seeing these tragedies and her new awareness of her own impending death as an opportunity to live as fully as her loved ones had. She’s since turned this self-awakening into a movement called You Might Die Tomorrow that reminds people around the...

Duration:00:38:25

Joanna Waterfall — Helping Entrepreneurs Feel Less Alone

1/7/2019
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Joanna Waterfall is the founder of Yellow Co. whose mission is to equip and inspire creative, entrepreneurial women to become agents of good. In this episode, Branden and Joanna dive into relationships, prenatal depression, failing publicly, and how to separate who we are from what we do. soundsgoodpodcast.com/joanna ——— Sponsor: Visit GetLasting.com/good to download the nation's number 1 relationship counseling app and to help support Sounds Good. ——— Sponsor: The University of...

Duration:00:57:30

Erica Mandy — Making the News Better

12/31/2018
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Erica Mandy left her six-figure 'dream job' as a TV news reporter in Los Angeles, the second largest news market in the country, all because of two things: 1) She kept hearing from people that they were tuning out news all together because it was too "depressing." 2) She, herself, was feeling depressed and anxious from ten years of covering horrific stories and presenting them in an alarmist way. So, she decided to do something about it. She up and quit her secure, six-figure job to launch...

Duration:00:54:09

Brandi Lea — Healed People Heal People

12/24/2018
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Brandi Lea is a nonprofit founder living in Colorado Spring, Colorado who loves people in incredible ways. She’s the co-founder of a non-profit called Beauty for Ashes Uganda which works toward long-term sustainable development and deep healing for single mothers and widows in Uganda. In this episode, Branden and Brandi dive into Brandi’s experiences with trauma and what her path toward healing has looked like, what it means to run an organization that’s focused on mutually transformative...

Duration:01:17:10

Shantell Martin — How to Find Your Way to Yay

12/17/2018
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British visual artist Shantell Martin has originated her work upon the foundation of these two key questions: WHO ARE YOU? And ARE YOU YOU? After moving to New York from Tokyo, she became best known for creating stream-of-consciousness drawings and light projects with childlike wonder and joy. Her artwork (— which is mainly lines and stick figures —) has appeared in the Brooklyn Museum, Museum of the Contemporary African Diaspora, well as many other well-known art venues in New York. In...

Duration:00:48:02

Dwayne Reed — Teaching, Rapping, and Building Relationships

12/10/2018
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Dwayne Reed is the rapping teacher from Chicago responsible for the viral hit, Welcome to the 4th Grade. You may have seen him on Good Morning America or in an Old Navy commercial directed by Pharrell Williams. Dwayne, or as he’s called in his classroom: Mr. Reed, genuinely cares about his students and has found a number of creative ways to show them. In this episode, Branden and Dwayne gush over how amazing teachers are and have a conversation around battling with...

Duration:00:59:58

Jessica Honegger — Imperfect Courage

11/26/2018
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In 2015, Inc. Magazine recognized Noonday Collection as one of the fastest-growing companies in America. But years earlier, as Jessica Honegger stood at a pawn-shop counter in Austin, Texas, and handed over her grandmother's gold jewelry, her goal was much more personal: to fund the adoption of her Rwandan son, Jack, by selling artisan-made jewelry. This first step launched an unexpected side-hustle that would grow into Noonday Collection. Jessica embarked on this new journey and teamed up...

Duration:00:51:25

Morgan Harper Nichols — Encouraging People on Their Journeys

11/19/2018
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Morgan Harper Nichols is a writer and artist whose work revolves around people and their stories. As a musician, she’s seen her song, “Storyteller” garner over 1 million Spotify plays and as an author, her self-published book of poetry has become a #1 Amazon Bestseller in Inspirational Poetry. Her Instagram has gained an audience of more than a quarter million followers. In this episode, Branden and Morgan dive into using Instagram for good and building empathy through...

Duration:00:48:01

Richard Casper — Veterans, PTSD, and the Healing Power of Art

11/12/2018
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After serving four years as an infantryman in the United States Marine Corp, including a combat deployment in Iraq where he was hit by four IEDs in four months causing a traumatic brain injury, Richard Casper returned home suffering from post-traumatic stress. That is, until he discovered the healing power of music and art. After experiencing first-hand the profound impact they had on his own healing, Richard co-founded CreatiVets in 2013 to help other veterans. CreatiVets' art programs...

Duration:01:13:51

Gustavo Guerrero — What Brings Us Together

11/5/2018
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Gustavo Guerrero was born in a small town in Honduras in April of 1992. After being raised by his Aunt, Gustavo became an immigrant in America at the age of 12 after he moved to South Carolina to live with his parents. Gustavo is a talented musician and his love for music became apparent early in life when at the age of 6 he created his own drum set out of paint cans and kitchen pots and pans. While attending high school, he found refuge in the music room as he learned more about music,...

Duration:01:23:55