The Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast

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

Past Episodes

53 min listen
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Championing Radical Neighborliness with Michael Wood-Lewis (Episode #151)

Does your neighborhood or community feel like one where everyone has each other’s back, or do you barely know anyone enough to say “hello?” Our guest today, Michael Wood-Lewis, is the co-founder of Front Porch Forum, a platform where 2/3rds of households in Vermont are choosing to come together with their neighbors. Whether it's finding lost pets, locating free building materials, volunteering to rebuild after disasters, or discovering a reliable plumber, the strength and bonds that are forming are a model for the future. Here’s inspiration and possibility at its best.
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54 min listen
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Fresh Remedies for Relationship Struggles with Andy Chaleff (Episode #150)

Today we talk with author Andy Chaleff about some fresh remedies for our relationship struggles. The points of friction in our relationships can feel like a broken record and have us stuck, or worse, on the brink of heartbreaking separations. But Andy’s insights are so helpful, simple and inspiring that they will make you feel like a path is appearing.
Listen InFresh Remedies for Relationship Struggles with Andy Chaleff (Episode #150)
47 min listen
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Turn Your Sustainability Sacrifices into a Joyful Game with Claudia Ruane (Episode #149)

Dr. Lynda sits down with Claudia Ruane from an amazing company, Do Nation, that is turning the loss and sacrifice model of “living sustainably” on its head and making it possible for people to change habits and feel expansive, important, and energized. Do Nation is connecting businesses and all of us as individuals—each in our own way—to small acts that can really move the needle in mitigating climate change and putting a spring back in our steps.
Listen InTurn Your Sustainability Sacrifices into a Joyful Game with Claudia Ruane (Episode #149)
53 min listen
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How Radical Generosity Can Help You Invest in a Brighter Future with Vicki Saunders (Episode #148)

Vicki Saunders is the visionary, social entrepreneur who founded an organization called SheEO (now Coralus) which is widely renowned for supporting women who are getting the world’s to-do list done! This conversation will generate sparks for your own impact and totally validate the fact that you were right to hold out hope for humanity. Momentum is building behind an economic model that is “circular” and regenerative when it comes to expanding goodness and progress.
Listen InHow Radical Generosity Can Help You Invest in a Brighter Future with Vicki Saunders (Episode #148)
55 min listen
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Find Work That Matters: Sustainability-Focused Companies Want Your Talents with Hannah Phang (Episode #147)

Doing work that matters—work that really lights you up—can impact your health and longevity so much that the goal of creating that kind of working-life is fast becoming a central theme in the new world of work. People seek work that matters, but for the longest time there hasn’t been a place dedicated to helping people find that work. To solve this problem, Hannah Phang co-founded The Now Work, a platform that connects people who have world-changing skills and aspirations with world-changing work and companies who are just waiting for the right talent to come along.
Listen InFind Work That Matters: Sustainability-Focused Companies Want Your Talents with Hannah Phang (Episode #147)
54 min listen
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The Slow AF Run Club Welcomes YOU to the Back of the Pack with Martinus Evans (Episode #146)

When did society decide that people with larger bodies can’t possibly be “fit,” and create systems that exclude them from most fitness communities? Martinus Evans is flipping all those notions upside down and providing a rapidly growing community with insight and inspiration. At 300 pounds he has run 8 marathons, is a certified running coach, and has 95K followers on Instagram. And today, we will learn why the joy in fitness activities is for everyone, in every kind of body.
Listen InThe Slow AF Run Club Welcomes YOU to the Back of the Pack with Martinus Evans (Episode #146)
60 min listen
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Our Lives are Only Limited By the Space We’ve Had to Explore with Christal Brown (Episode #145)

Many of us rush through our days, weeks, and lives, chasing goals and just trying to get everything done. But all that activity can blind us to the fact that our goals come from the notions of “influential others” in our lives, and not from what lights us up as individuals. Christal Brown is a master in helping others discover and structure a personal vision that is all their own, and one that will be a central source of joy, no matter the ups and downs in the journey.
Listen InOur Lives are Only Limited By the Space We’ve Had to Explore with Christal Brown (Episode #145)
79 min listen
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“John’s Crazy Socks” Puts Disabled Employees in Positions to Succeed with Mark and John Cronin (Episode #144)

Listening to this episode will burst open a joyful place in your heart and will give you a leap in business savvy. Our guests are part of a flip in perspective in the business world that will change the future for millions. John Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome, and his father, Mark, are co-founders of John’s Crazy Socks, a business hiring people with differing abilities not as an act of charity, but a smart business move.
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70 min listen
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Mindfully Embracing the Unexpected: Advice from a Zen Teacher with Flint Sparks (Episode #143)

If you or someone you know is struggling with a complexity that seems irrevocably stuck, our guest today—Flint Sparks—will point you in some new directions. He’s been a professional psychotherapist for four decades, and he is also a Zen teacher: a wonderful combination that brings a level of timeless wisdom to the table that adds a path to freedom we may not find any other way.
Listen InMindfully Embracing the Unexpected: Advice from a Zen Teacher with Flint Sparks (Episode #143)
60 min listen
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Filmmaker Tours 150 Small U.S. Communities: The Surprising, Positive Lessons with Sarah Yourgrau (Episode #142)

The media seems to bombard us with stories of how bad it is “out there” and it would be easy to think that anywhere outside our particular pocket of the country is a bit frightening. But our guest today, Sarah Yourgrau, spent time in 150 small communities across America as a producer on Mike Rowe’s uplifting series: “Returning the Favor.” On this journey, she learned things that blew her away with joy. Here are some surprising stories that build a perspective we can all celebrate!
Listen InFilmmaker Tours 150 Small U.S. Communities: The Surprising, Positive Lessons with Sarah Yourgrau (Episode #142)
60 min listen
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Aging Has Its Perks! How to Embrace Life Year After Year with Carl Honoré (Episode #141)

This week we take a deep dive into our expanding potential in every single decade of the aging process. Our guest, Carl Honoré, is raising eyebrows with his novel insights about aging, with special emphasis on how it improves collaboration in diverse groups, the advantages we are gaining with age, and the things to look forward to that we can’t get to any other way.
Listen InAging Has Its Perks! How to Embrace Life Year After Year with Carl Honoré (Episode #141)
61 min listen
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The Give and Take in a Supportive Company Culture with Bob Glazer (Episode #140)

Entrepreneur, author, and renowned podcaster, Bob Glazer, is known for his novel, common-sense ideas for creating business cultures that employees rave about. This is because his ideas focus on multiplying our better impulses, rather than trying to throttle back our worst. This hour, Dr. Lynda talks to Bob about the insights in his new book Elevate Your Team, and we all come away with some pearls we can use everyday to elevate our own working lives.
Listen InThe Give and Take in a Supportive Company Culture with Bob Glazer (Episode #140)
66 min listen
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Feeling Stuck? Use Street Wisdom to Navigate the World with More Curiosity with David Pearl (Episode #139)

Having a reliable routine for getting fresh perspectives and ideas can be a sanity-saver and a path to opening up new potential almost every day for you. In this episode, we learn about just such a path with David Pearl, who is leading a movement—Street Wisdom—that can be an energizing, simple way to find answers to small daily quandaries and your most challenging problems. And best of all, it’s a free, ever changing way to boost your sense of joy, wonder and well-being.
Listen InFeeling Stuck? Use Street Wisdom to Navigate the World with More Curiosity with David Pearl (Episode #139)
64 min listen
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500,000 Volunteers Show Us How We Are All “Rich,” in Some Way with Nipun Mehta (Episode #138)

Turns out, we can have many kinds of wealth besides money: creativity, time, community, compassion, friendships, attention, and patience, to name a few. We can each give those things to others liberally, and in the process, live extraordinarily happy lives. Today’s guest, Nipun Mehta, will help you see that in a world where “capital” like time, ideas, and kindness are priceless, what you have to contribute makes you very wealthy.
Listen In500,000 Volunteers Show Us How We Are All “Rich,” in Some Way with Nipun Mehta (Episode #138)
67 min listen
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There are 3 Types of Thinkers. Which One Are You? With Dr. Temple Grandin (Episode #137)

Temple Grandin is a renowned innovator whose lifelong work and advocacy have shed light on the beauty and potential of every brain, regardless of neurological differences. Her insights into animal behavior, autism, and education have had a profound impact on many industries and have opened doors for countless individuals who may have otherwise gone unrecognized. Her new book applies to 40% of our population: people whose creative minds are going unsupported. Listen in and see if you may be one of those folks.
Listen InThere are 3 Types of Thinkers. Which One Are You? With Dr. Temple Grandin (Episode #137)
51 min listen
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2 Billion Meals Served to Hungry Kids with Debbie Shore (Episode #136)

Debbie Shore is co-founder of Share Our Strength, which has fed close to 2 billion meals to hungry children since their campaign, No Kid Hungry, began. (That’s billion with a B, folks!) Today's episode is full of stories and insights from that remarkable journey that will give you many nuggets of inspiration and ingenious thinking to take into your own path to make the world a little better place.
Listen In2 Billion Meals Served to Hungry Kids with Debbie Shore (Episode #136)
55 min listen
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Your Backyard at Night: What the Critters Can Teach Us with Topher White (Episode #135)

This chat with conservation innovator Topher White will give you a feeling of celebration and wonder. In 2013, he created the ingenious Rainforest Connection, a nonprofit which is helping to preserve biodiversity in 34 countries and counting. And now, he is launching another pioneering technology! But this time, it’s one we can all bring to our own backyards, neighborhoods, and even on vacation. All of that, in the service of making a personal connection with the natural world around us, in fascinating and delightful ways.
Listen InYour Backyard at Night: What the Critters Can Teach Us with Topher White (Episode #135)
37 min listen
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What Makes a Job the Best Job Ever with Seth Godin (Episode #134)

Seth Godin is well known in much of the global business world as the ultimate Entrepreneur/Social Innovator and an icon of fresh perspectives that focus on what really matters. In this episode, Dr. Lynda and Seth discuss the insights in his new book, The Song of Significance, which has been described as a book for a new era in the world of work… and a new generation.
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