Hungry for inspiration, resources, or just some good ole entertainment? Here’s what’s been on heavy rotation for the Good Good Good team and community.
Check out our latest picks for a few of our favorite ways to grow empathy, stay informed, and increase motivation to go out into the world and become good news:
What to Watch
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” | Documentary, 2018
It’s no secret the Good Good Good team members are fans of Fred Rogers. That’s why we're thrilled about the new documentary from director Morgan Neville about the life, philosophy, and legacy of Mister Rogers. It hit the big screen and found massive success. Won’t you be our neighbor?
“Human Flow” | Documentary, 2017
This German doc is all about the global refugee crisis, bringing you through stories in more than 20 countries to help you grasp both the immense scale and personal impact of large-scale human migration in our world today. The film shows the gravity of our current refugee crisis and brings the stories of the hundreds of thousands affected people straight to the forefront.
"Nanette” | Comedy Special, 2018
Hannah Gadsby’s Netflix comedy special is the most talked-about comedy special of the year. The Australian comedian provides a social commentary on comedy itself, her experiences as a gay woman, and the very nature of tension. Her comedy special has met significant critical acclaim worldwide.
What to Listen To In the Car
“Ear Hustle” | Podcast
Ear Hustle is a podcast all about life inside prison, all brought to you from the people within it. Stories are recorded and produced inside the media lab at San Quentin State Prison in California.
Check it out for difficult, honest, and sometimes funny perspectives straight from within the American prison system.
You can listen to our episode with Ear Hustle co-host Nigel Poor on our podcast, Sounds Good. And learn about reducing recidivism from Jason Wang.
“The Daily” | Podcast
This daily news podcast from the New York Times offers 20 minutes of news neatly packaged for your day. Its popularity comes from its conversational tone and accessibility; anyone can get the news they need to know just by pressing play.
Each episode has a rundown of the day’s top story and summaries of a few of biggest news stories you need to know about.
What to Subscribe To
EnneaThought for the Day | Email Newsletter
The daily newsletter just for your Enneagram type directly from the Enneagram Institute. Receive an encouragement and insight geared to assist you on your quest for self-knowledge. Don’t know which of the nine Enneagram types you are?
Check out enneagraminstitute.com for more info. (And explore more of the best newsletters to subscribe to.)
Goodnewsletter | Email Newsletter
Need a reminder of the good in the world? Every Tuesday, the Good Good Good team compiles five good news stories worth knowing about, and delivers them right to your inbox, ensuring you find hope in your weekly headlines. There’s no shortage of good news — you just have to know where to look.
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The Darling Letters | Email Newsletter
Darling is all about “the art of being a woman.” Their print mag is full of visual inspiration, un-retouched photos, and articles about careers, relationships, style, travel, and more. Receive thoughtful letters from Darling founder Sarah Dubbeldam (and special guests) straight to your inbox.
Subscribe to The Darling Letters today.
What to Read
“Choose Wonder Over Worry” | Book by Amber Rae, 2018
This book by “Sounds Good with Branden Harvey” podcast guest Amber Rae will shift the way you relate to your emotions. In her book, Rae invites you to face your fear, navigate your discomfort, and rewrite the “worry myths” in your head that hold you back. And check out her newest book in our updated book recommendations list.
“The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World” | Book by His Holiness The Dalai Lama & Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 2016
“How do we live a life of joy in the face of adversity?” That’s what the 14th Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu discuss in their 2016 book about the challenges of living a joy-filled life. These two spiritual masters want to draw you to a life brimming with joy through stories, scientific findings, and daily practices.
“Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World — and Why Things Are Better Than You Think” | Book by Hans Rosling, 2018
Physician, academic, and statistician Hans Rosling thinks most of us are wrong about the state of the world. In his latest publication, he suggests the world is richer, healthier, and less dangerous than we often think. He reveals the 10 instincts that often distort our perspectives for the worse.
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Who to Follow
@zero.waste.collective | Instagram
The Zero Waste Collective is an online community dedicated to reducing waste. Their Instagram is full of beautiful visuals and tips encouraging and equipping you to live a lower-impact, sustainable lifestyle.
@tinycarebot | Twitter
The sweetest reminders around. Every hour @tinycarebot posts a quick message reminding you to take care of yourself, always politely saying “please.”
@twloha | Twitter and Instagram
To Write Love On Her Ams is a nonprofit dedicated to offering hope and help for people battling depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. They provide always have the right words to say.
All of the recommendations in this story are independently selected by the Good Good Good team. Some of the links may be affiliate links — which means that when you click them, we may earn a commission — which supports our ability to continue sharing good news. Thank you!
A version of this story originally ran in Issue 04 of the Goodnewspaper in May 2018. The Goodnewspaper is our monthly print newspaper filled with good news.
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