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Saturdays are for sunshine — especially for your ears. With another election, ongoing wars and natural disasters, we know the news can be a lot to take in and we’re determined to share the bright side of humanity. Every Saturday, take a breather from the headlines and hear all the uplifting happenings across the world with 5 Good Things from CNN.

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Saturdays are for sunshine — especially for your ears. With another election, ongoing wars and natural disasters, we know the news can be a lot to take in and we’re determined to share the bright side of humanity. Every Saturday, take a breather from the headlines and hear all the uplifting happenings across the world with 5 Good Things from CNN.

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English


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All Aboard the Googly-Eyed Train

7/20/2024
Payton McGriff is one of CNN’s Heroes for her work providing girls in Togo with the uniforms and supplies they need to transform their lives with education. Boston commutes got a little more whimsical after two friends lobbied for some googly eyes on the city’s trains. Breakdancing is making its Olympic debut this summer – meet the athlete that’s representing Team USA. Two stay-at-home moms in Virginia turned their love for flowers into a project that spreads joy and prevents waste. Plus, the planet Venus recently got to jam out to one of hip-hop’s greats. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:13:11

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We Can Sip Wine Because the Dinosaurs Died

7/13/2024
The first CNN Hero of 2024 founded a nonprofit that teaches kids with troubled pasts how to train homeless dogs to help get them adopted. Quincy Wilson is making history ahead of the Paris Summer Olympics. In Maine, a children’s clothing store buys back its clothes and repurposes them, so they don’t end up in landfills. Divers and a marine biologist are helping save sharks from the two issues that threaten their existence. Plus, how the demise of the dinosaurs may have helped grapes thrive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:12:43

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America’s Best Towns to Visit

7/6/2024
CNN Travel has released its list of America's Best Towns to Visit – and we're spotlighting local legends, unique attractions, and innovative food that make the top five places stand out. Dasha – a rising country music star – performed at spots all over her hometown of San Luis Obispo, California that's considered a throwback West Coast paradise. No. 4 Portland, Maine is known for its fresh seafood, and no one knows its seafood like Virginia Oliver—the state’s oldest lobster trapper. A unique partnership between the Puyallup Tribe and a Puget Sound seaplane operator offers visitors scenic views of third-ranked Tacoma, Washington. If you don’t want to leave the US, but want to visit Italy, consider a trip to Providence, Rhode Island. Plus, how artists in CNN Travel’s No. 1 city, Richmond, Virginia are transforming their city with thought-provoking murals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:13:14

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How a National Park is Making the Outdoors More Inclusive

6/29/2024
A dad’s offer to be a stand-in parent for LGBTQ couples has grown into a global network of allies. A family of Taekwondo athletes sprang into action to save a woman from being assaulted. In Missouri, a small-town fire department’s bank account was running out, until a 91-year-old man gave them a game-changing donation. Visitors with disabilities can explore the Great Smoky Mountains in new ways. Plus, what are the best US towns to visit this summer? We’ll share some of CNN Travel’s top 10. For some more goodness on Saturdays, sign up for CNN's The Good Stuff newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:14:09

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5-Year-Old Becomes Youngest to Get a Bionic Arm

6/22/2024
A 5-year-old superhero fan born without a left hand now has a bionic arm that looks like Iron Man’s. “Grandmother of Juneteenth” Opal Lee moved into her new house on the lot of her childhood home she had to flee over 80 years ago. A wildlife photographer snapped the first photo of a newborn white bison calf that fulfills a hopeful Lakota prophecy. A potentially habitable planet the size of Earth has been discovered. Plus, the world’s largest 3D printer is building homes made from wood fiber in Maine. For some more goodness on Saturdays, sign up for CNN's The Good Stuff newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:13:37

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Irish Kids’ Rap Song is ‘The Spark’ You Need

6/15/2024
Creative kids in Ireland are celebrating a holiday by performing their viral rap song. A World War II veteran marries his bride in a special place. A Tiktoker surprises immigrant workers with free trips to Disneyland. In Oregon, a man was stranded in a ravine after his truck crashed, until his dog saved the day. Plus, a campus legend with whiskers has a doctorate degree. For some more goodness on Saturdays, sign up for CNN's The Good Stuff newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:13:03

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Scientists Have Made Chocolate Healthier

6/8/2024
A 5-year-old boy gets a second chance at life, after his former preschool teacher decided to donate part of her liver to him. A nonprofit that wants to rid the oceans of plastic marks a major milestone. Kids experiencing homelessness get to celebrate their birthdays with epic parties. Neighborhoods across North America are using old newspaper boxes to swap free movies. Plus, would you eat chocolate that’s more nutritious and sustainable to make? For some more goodness on Saturdays, sign up for CNN's The Good Stuff newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:13:32

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Fan Gets a Lift to a Coldplay Concert from Chris Martin

6/1/2024
Two young pandas are coming to DC’s National Zoo from China. A local news anchor shares his journey as a Black gay man in the news industry during a live broadcast. Divers help a couple find a wedding ring that was lost for 25 years. Mount Everest climber sets record for fastest ascent by a woman. Hear why a Coldplay fan will never forget the lead singer's random act of kindness. For some more goodness on Saturdays, sign up for CNN's The Good Stuff newsletter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:11:44

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A Chicago Teen Earns a Doctorate Degree

5/25/2024
A Chicago teenager became the youngest person in her university’s history to earn a doctorate degree. The discovery of a long-lost branch of the Nile River could help solve a mystery of the pyramids. Think you could win a ‘do nothing’ contest? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta gives us advice on the keys to happiness. Plus, a 90-year-old man becomes the oldest person to reach the edge of space—and accomplishes a goal he’s had for more than 60 years. For some more goodness on Saturdays, sign up for CNN's The Good Stuff newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:11:59

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Can Bacteria be the Future of Fashion?

5/18/2024
A couple is growing their family by adopting all five siblings who grew up in foster care together. Nimble – a mixed-breed dog – made history and a rescue mutt stole hearts at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. A street librarian is getting creative to increase access to free books for kids in Baltimore. A family outing turned into a rare fossil find of a brand-new species that existed right after the dinosaurs went extinct. Plus, could handbags made with bacteria help clean up the fashion industry? For some more goodness on Saturdays, sign up for CNN's The Good Stuff newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:12:03

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An Eighth Grader Saves His School Bus by Taking the Wheel

5/11/2024
13-year-old Landon Goldberg and his younger brother Lyric started a band with their dad, and their performances have gone viral! An eighth grader sprang into action to save his school bus from crashing in Wisconsin. An orangutan does something scientists have never seen a wild animal do before. A nurse chose to work instead of attending her graduation, so her co-workers decided to surprise her. And some students organized a prom at their high school for senior citizens in New Jersey. For some more goodness on Saturdays, sign up for CNN's The Good Stuff newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:11:36

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Why We Should Be Buzzing About the Bees

5/4/2024
An 11-year-old boy can hear now, thanks to a breakthrough gene therapy. A newlywed couple and their guests made the most of it, after a tornado ripped through a town in Nebraska the day before their wedding. The US honeybee population is at an all-time high. An Ohio mom who’s paralyzed from the waist down is learning how to walk again alongside her toddler. Plus, is adjusting a giraffe a pain in the neck? For some more goodness on Saturdays, sign up for CNN's The Good Stuff newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:11:05

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What if we Could Speak to Whales?

4/27/2024
Elementary school kids show us a few kind words can go a long way with their cheerful hotline. A chain of cafés that employs people with intellectual and development disabilities just opened a US location. Scientists had a conversation with a whale for the very first time. Some students cut loose at prom and supported a good cause, after a celebrity with a special tie to the school showed up. And, what if there was internet on the moon? For some more goodness on Saturdays, sign up for CNN's The Good Stuff newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:12:12

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How the WNBA Draft is Inspiring the Next Generation

4/20/2024
Three college recruits reflect on the WNBA draft and the moment the sport is having right now. A family in Oklahoma granted their son’s wish to get a pet octopus, but they had no idea she would end up giving birth! A college dorm surprises their hall’s security guard with the gift of a lifetime. Why a recent gift comes just in time for the iconic cherry blossom trees in Washington, DC. Plus, would you ride to the edge of space in a helium balloon? For some more goodness on Saturdays, sign up for CNN's the Good Stuff newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:11:56

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The Island Where Goats Outnumber People

4/13/2024
94-year-old Joy Ryan and her grandson have a new travel goal, after she became the oldest person to visit all 63 US national parks. An Arkansas community teams up so a legally blind man never has to walk five miles to work. Flowers and futures are blooming on the southside of Chicago. The way we get tattoos today may resemble how humans got tatted up 5,000 years ago. Plus, what happens when a small island has more goats than people? For some more goodness on Saturdays, sign up for CNN's The Good Stuff newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:11:49

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Hundreds of Couples Are Eloping During the Eclipse

4/6/2024
We'll tell you how some of the millions of people planning to watch the total eclipse in the US next week are preparing. One Oklahoma man is on a mission to keep paying off student lunch debt in honor of his late wife. The first man to live with a pig kidney transplant is at home recovering. People experiencing homelessness in Phoenix are able take showers and do laundry for free. Plus, what if you could fly to another country and be home in time for dinner? For some more goodness on Saturdays, sign up for CNN's The Good Stuff newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:11:16

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A Happy Ending for a Furry Wedding Crasher

3/30/2024
College students are loving a new course they're taking that's teaching them how to be happier. A cat-loving couple adopts the kitty who crashed their wedding. A children’s nursery inside a home for older adults in the UK has led to some heartwarming friendships. An iconic movie prop that's fueled a hot debate for decades sold at an auction for big bucks. Plus, why are people bringing PowerPoints to parties? For some more goodness on Saturdays, sign up for CNN's The Good Stuff newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:11:33

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Dapper Day, ‘Assume I Can,’ March Meowness & more

3/23/2024
Some very fashionable third graders started a weekly trend of dressing to the nines at school. The star of the viral campaign for World Down Syndrome Day reflects on the ad’s empowering message. For most people, March is for basketball... but for this library, it’s all about cats for a good cause! A DJ and a cancer survivor team up to cheer patients up at a children’s hospital. Plus, how much do you love your favorite book... enough to go to an immersive event? For some more goodness on Saturdays, sign up for CNN's The Good Stuff newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:11:30

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Sailing into history, surprise wedding, luck of the Irish & more

3/16/2024
Sailor Cole Brauer became the first American woman to race nonstop around the world by herself. A catholic schoolteacher in Minnesota pulled off an epic surprise by getting married in front of the whole school. Guinness brewery is doing more for the Irish than slinging pints this St. Patrick’s Day. Scientists discover tons of new deep-sea species. Plus, what if every weekend was a three-day weekend? For some more goodness on Saturdays, sign up for CNN's The Good Stuff newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:11:06

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'Love goes a long way,' therapy reading dogs, a pizza mogul’s journey & more

3/9/2024
A mom in Michigan's love and care helped her daughter wake up from a five-year coma. Therapy dogs are helping some elementary school students get better at reading. You'll hear about how a pizza-making champion went from homeless in New York City to famous and is using his success to give back. A teenager is giving old LEGOs a new purpose. Plus, do people prefer the clocks to spring forward or fall back? For some more goodness on Saturdays, sign up for CNN's The Good Stuff newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:11:17