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Kind World

WBUR

Kind World is a show about how a single act of kindness can change someone's life. In each episode, hosts and reporters Yasmin Amer and Andrea Asuaje search the world for good news stories that will restore your faith in humanity. A production of WBUR.

Kind World is a show about how a single act of kindness can change someone's life. In each episode, hosts and reporters Yasmin Amer and Andrea Asuaje search the world for good news stories that will restore your faith in humanity. A production of WBUR.

Location:

Boston, MA

Networks:

WBUR

Description:

Kind World is a show about how a single act of kindness can change someone's life. In each episode, hosts and reporters Yasmin Amer and Andrea Asuaje search the world for good news stories that will restore your faith in humanity. A production of WBUR.

Language:

English


Episodes

Kind World Says Goodbye

7/30/2020
Listen in as five Kind World producers discuss how the show has grown and evolved in its seven-year run.

Duration:00:17:34

Giving Can Make Us Happier

7/27/2020
Science says giving can make us happier than having more money. Psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Dunn suggests ways to rethink the way we give in order to make it feel like a source of joy rather than an obligation.

Duration:00:10:07

Encore: A Teacher's Aid

7/23/2020
When Jenn Carson found out her father was a serial killer, she began to think she was doomed to follow a dark path. But then she met a teacher who helped her change her life forever through simple acts of kindness

Duration:00:14:46

The Surprising Benefits Of Raising Kind Kids

7/20/2020
Adam Grant, organizational psychologist at UPenn, says kids who are taught kindness and caring at an earlier age may be more likely to succeed as adults.

Duration:00:17:57

Encore: A Connecting Flight

7/17/2020
A chance meeting between a school volunteer and a Marine leads to a slew of unexpected acts of kindness. Plus, how small gifts and tokens from neighbors helped a mother and daughter as the young girl struggled with a mysterious illness.

Duration:00:14:44

Feeling Lonely? You're Not Alone.

7/13/2020
Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy shares with us the startling effects of chronic loneliness and how we can combat this public health crisis -- even in a socially distant world.

Duration:00:15:04

Encore: Love For The Least Loved

7/9/2020
A man confronts his dark past and a random act of kindness that led to a 20-year philosophy.

Duration:00:15:25

Have More Meaningful Gatherings, Even During COVID

7/6/2020
Priya Parker is an expert on gatherings. She gives us tips on creating deeper social bonds and more collective meaning through our get-togethers.

Duration:00:14:05

A Chosen Family

7/2/2020
Six years after their story, "A Second Mother To Me," originally aired on Kind World, we catch up with Michael Tambone and Frances Schmitz to talk about the importance and power of a "chosen family."

Duration:00:11:39

Kindness In Your World

6/29/2020
Our listeners share profound acts of kindness they've experienced throughout their lives, including how kind acts propelled a woman out of homelessness.

Duration:00:11:30

Encore: Stuck In Transit

6/25/2020
A man became stuck at an airport for 7 months and his only source of hope was a determined stranger. PLUS how a small town helped a family of refugees rebuild their chocolate empire.

Duration:00:14:21

A Serving Of Compassion

6/22/2020
Irene Li, the celebrated chef of Boston's Mei Mei, discusses her commitment to helping mom-and-pop restaurants and immigrant families survive during the pandemic. Plus, how a longtime customer helped a Los Angeles restaurant owner keep his business afloat as his sales plummet due to coronavirus.

Duration:00:12:33

Encore: The Rhythm Within

6/18/2020
A drumming teacher steps in and helps a troubled young immigrant find his identity in his new reality. Plus, how kindness and generosity in his early adulthood helped High Point University President Nido Qubein find strength and success.

Duration:00:15:34

Building A Village

6/16/2020
A Connecticut man starts a donation challenge to feed local families in need during the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, a conversation with activist and authors Mia Birdsong on how we can build stronger, healthier and more equitable communities.

Duration:00:13:51

Walk With Shawn

6/8/2020
Shawn Dromgoole, a 29-year-old black man, said he was afraid to walk in his gentrifying Nashville neighborhood. Then came a response he never expected.

Duration:00:09:14

Playlist: The Kindness Of Healthcare Workers

6/1/2020
Healthcare workers are in the spotlight these days and getting recognized for their sacrifices during the pandemic. But for so many of them, that recognition is long overdue. Here are three of our favorite Kind World stories about how healthcare workers have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help their patients in deeply compassionate ways.

Duration:00:21:51

A Moment Of Kindness From Will

5/28/2020
Will Bloemendaal, of Grand Rapids, Mich., tells us about witnessing a small but powerful act of integrity and kindness while on the bus.

Duration:00:02:23

More Than A Letter

5/22/2020
Why a heartfelt thank-you letter from an 11-year-old to her mail carrier resonated with people across the country.

Duration:00:08:47

A Moment Of Kindness From Jessie

5/21/2020
Jessie Spellman, of New York, N.Y., tells us about an emotional and unforgettable birthday surprise.

Duration:00:02:06

Bringing Generations Closer Together

5/18/2020
Stories of kindness that span across different generations.

Duration:00:22:00