The Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast

Hosted by Dr. Lynda Ulrich, Goodness Exchange Co-Founder

Past Episodes

1 h 27 min watch
Voiceover artist and podcast host Kris Brown

Can You Be Overly Optimistic? Finding Balance in Big Ideas with Kris Brown (Episode #184)

In the quiet corners of Vermont, amidst the soothing hum of nature, there's an almost impossibly deep and velvety voice that resonates with wisdom and authenticity: Meet Kris Brown, a voice over expert whose path to success has been anything but ordinary. His journey is marked by struggles (like incarceration and homelessness), redemption (through insightful strategies), and, through it all, a relentless pursuit of several passions that he is now bringing together in a life that can inspire us all.
Listen InCan You Be Overly Optimistic? Finding Balance in Big Ideas with Kris Brown (Episode #184)
5 min watch
Jennifer Bushman, chef, sustainable seafood advocate and aquaculture expert

Where’s Your Fish From? The Future of Sustainable Seafood with Jennifer Bushman (Episode #183)

Jennifer Bushman is a leading expert in elevating ingeniously sustainable “water farming.” Aquaculture now has the potential to provide abundant seafood, as well as foods from freshwater sources, all over the world. Get ready to be delighted—and hungry—as you learn about this consumer shift that you’ll surely be anxious to participate in.
Listen InWhere’s Your Fish From? The Future of Sustainable Seafood with Jennifer Bushman (Episode #183)
5 min watch
Doug Barnard Iraq travel guide

Mythbusting Travel: Goodness in Iraq with Doug Barnard (Episode #182)

Doug Barnard is a seasoned YouTuber with over 500,000 followers, as well as a guide who takes people on wondrous journeys to places often maligned in mass media, like Iraq. Barnard has found the people there amazing in their generosity and goodwill, and he embraces the opportunity to showcase the wonders of ancient lands that are untouched by tourism.
Listen InMythbusting Travel: Goodness in Iraq with Doug Barnard (Episode #182)
52 min watch

An Astronaut’s View: Flourishing on Spaceship Earth Together with Nicole Stott (Episode #181)

Astronaut Nicole Stott isn't your average adventurer; she's one of the few individuals who have had the privilege of leaving Earth and venturing into the vast unknown, experiencing the wonder of living and working aboard a shuttle and the ISS. With over 100 days spent in space, Nicole has gained a unique perspective on our planet and the universe beyond.
Listen InAn Astronaut’s View: Flourishing on Spaceship Earth Together with Nicole Stott (Episode #181)
45 min watch
Artist, Educator, and Social Entrepreneur Ernesto Rodriguez of Sereneview

Transforming Stressful Spaces with Nature Photography with Ernesto Rodriguez (Episode #180)

Ernesto Rodriguez is using a lifetime of experiences bridging art, science, and nature to create healing environments, and he can teach us how to combine our own unique life experiences to create real impact in remarkable ways. During this interview, you may see a path for yourself appear: one that allows you to live with joyous energy to the very end.
Listen InTransforming Stressful Spaces with Nature Photography with Ernesto Rodriguez (Episode #180)
58 min watch
Dr. Rebecca Cliffe of the Sloth Conservation Foundation

Save the Sloths and You Save Everything Else with Rebecca Cliffe (Episode #179)

Dr. Rebecca Cliffe is the founder of one of the world’s largest organizations for the conservation of the endearing, always-smiling sloth. Sloths aren’t just the latest trendy, adorable animal: Dr. Cliffe is here to inform us that they are worth every moment of constant attention and adoration, and to help us understand how we can assist this remarkable wildlife partner.
Listen InSave the Sloths and You Save Everything Else with Rebecca Cliffe (Episode #179)
50 min watch
biomimicry content strategist katie losey

Looking to Nature to Solve Complex Problems with Katie Losey (Episode #178)

Did you know that many of the design and engineering problems we face today have actually already been solved through millions of years of evolution, by nature itself? Katie Losey, a science writer, is passionately advocating for the use of biomimicry—the study and application of nature’s hidden genius—in modern-problem solving.
Listen InLooking to Nature to Solve Complex Problems with Katie Losey (Episode #178)
1 hr 4 min watch
Podcast Host & Retired Media Executive Bill Burke

Why Optimism Is Your Greatest Survival Skill with Bill Burke (Episode #177)

Bill Burke is the former CEO of The Weather Channel, and former President of the TBS Superstation. His long life at the highest echelons of media leadership has made him a master at choosing his own perspective, and he considers optimism to be one of our greatest superpowers. In this episode, he shares his insights about how it’s possible to harness the power of optimism with a few key strategies.
Listen InWhy Optimism Is Your Greatest Survival Skill with Bill Burke (Episode #177)
1 hr 15 min watch
Consultant, executive, and educator Kyle Dodson

Finding Common Ground, No Matter How Far Apart We Stand with Kyle Dodson (Episode #176)

Kyle Dodson is a master when it comes to building bridges within communities. He can turn almost any negative notion on its side, inspect it from a fresh angle, and transform it into a source of positive ripple effects—and in that rare talent, he shows us how to invite others into a place of possibility.
Listen InFinding Common Ground, No Matter How Far Apart We Stand with Kyle Dodson (Episode #176)
1 hr 10 min watch
Abby Wren and Wade Holland

Here’s Your Permission Slip to Embrace Your Individuality with Abby Wren and Wade Holland (Episode #175)

Abby Wren and Wade Holland are pushing back the edges of what’s “acceptable” and opening up a whole new landscape for people who would like to celebrate their uniqueness more. If your inner light is being dimmed, even a little, by the pressure to fit in or some other life circumstance or limitation, this episode is for you.
Listen InHere’s Your Permission Slip to Embrace Your Individuality with Abby Wren and Wade Holland (Episode #175)
1 hr, 3 min watch
A photo of ecologist Rodger Savory in the field.

Healing the Planet by Transforming Sand Back to Soil with Rodger Savory (Episode #174)

In our rush to solve problems, we often overlook simple logic that holds the key to enormous progress. When it comes to turning the man-made desert wastelands of our planet back into the lush, productive forests and grasslands they once were, Ecologist Rodger Savory has one of those transformational observations that the world could be embracing.
Listen InHealing the Planet by Transforming Sand Back to Soil with Rodger Savory (Episode #174)
52 min watch
Jill Donahue Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast

Want Work that Feels Expansive? Find Your Noble Intention with Jill Donahue (Episode #173)

Jill Donahue has a story that is a shining example of how it is possible to respond to tragedy in a positive way that opens a life of purpose. Working in pharma, Jill responded to her family's health tragedy with a renewed energy to empower her colleagues in pharma to love their work and do better at it by connecting with their purpose to change lives. To that end, she's become an author and sought-after speaker, sharing what she's learned about connecting with and living your purpose at work to create better outcomes for everyone.
Listen InWant Work that Feels Expansive? Find Your Noble Intention with Jill Donahue (Episode #173)
68 min watch
National Geographic Explorer and Whale conservationist Katherina Audley

Mexico’s Whales are Winning as Everyday Heroes Work Together with Katherina Audley (Episode #172)

Katherina Audley is a National Geographic Explorer and whale researcher who has found a way to build community and restore the natural world in unique ways. She has helped a small village in Mexico come together to support the rare ecosystem that surrounds them, building a prosperous future for everyone—even in places over 200 miles away!
Listen InMexico’s Whales are Winning as Everyday Heroes Work Together with Katherina Audley (Episode #172)
55 min watch
headshot image dr. keneiloe molopyane paleoanthropologist

As You Rise, Raise Others with You with Dr. Keneiloe Molopyane (Episode #171)

Do you remember your childhood dreams, when you aimed to be something audacious? When she was a child watching cartoons, Dr. Keneiloe Molopyane declared that she would one day be the first South African, black, female archeologist—and now she is! Her story is inspiring in so many ways. Not only is she working in the famous Cradle of Humankind, she has also earned the distinction of being a National Geographic Explorer.
Listen InAs You Rise, Raise Others with You with Dr. Keneiloe Molopyane (Episode #171)
58 min watch
Image: Pierre Pradervand

We Don’t Need Religion to Count Our Blessings with Pierre Pradervand (Episode #170)

I’ve often questioned whether I would interview an author who has written yet another book in the “Spirituality” genre—that is, until I met Pierre Pradervand, an 86-year-old author of 23 books. Pierre still puts in 14-hour days to help people find love and kindness outside the chaos of the world’s spiritual “influencers,” and he compares going to the internet with heartfelt questions on spirituality to finding your dinner in the junk food section of the Supermarket. We need a fresh approach!
Listen InWe Don’t Need Religion to Count Our Blessings with Pierre Pradervand (Episode #170)
71 min watch
Image: Mariah and Byron Edgington

Neurodivergent Relationships Are a Gift with Mariah and Byron Edgington (Episode #169)

Do you love someone or work with someone (or maybe it’s you) who just doesn't feel like they fit in? It turns out that as many as 20% of us are “neurodiverse,” meaning that our brain pathways do not function like everyone else’s. Our guests, Mariah and Byron Edgington, are on a mission to help us see the missed potential and the joy that we can share when we look at neurodiversity as a gift.
Listen InNeurodivergent Relationships Are a Gift with Mariah and Byron Edgington (Episode #169)
51 min watch
Image: Andrea Grayson

When Cookies Talk: How to Overcome Your Sweet Tooth with Dr. Andrea Grayson (Episode #168)

If the cookies, crackers, soda, or candy are speaking to you seductively when you walk through the checkout line, there is a reason for that. Turns out that mood swings, headaches, brain fog, depression, and exhaustion are also related to that irresistible tug, and it all comes down to the way sugar is hijacking our future, often hourly, every single day. Our guest, Dr. Andrea Grayson, has a fresh approach to helping us break free from this cycle, and unlocking a better future.
Listen InWhen Cookies Talk: How to Overcome Your Sweet Tooth with Dr. Andrea Grayson (Episode #168)
54 min watch
Image: Connor Ryan

Applying an Indigenous Mindset: A Trip Through the Daily News with Connor Ryan PART 2 (Episode #167)

There is an amazing brand of young “influencers” who are diving, whole-heartedly, into their unique opportunity to make the world a better place, and today we are fortunate to have one of them as our guest. Connor Ryan, who was named one of the “20 Most Influential People in the Outdoor Industry” by Outside Magazine, is a proud Lakota tribe member and passionate professional skier, and he is bringing his understanding of Native American perspectives to the problems we need to be solving in our world right now.
Listen InApplying an Indigenous Mindset: A Trip Through the Daily News with Connor Ryan PART 2 (Episode #167)

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