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Sounds Good with Branden Harvey

Sounds Good With Branden Harvey is a weekly podcast hosting hopeful conversations with optimists and world-changers about the unique experiences that drive them to use their influence for good. Episodes are released every Monday.
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Apr 30, 2019

Before Dr. Tererai Trent became Oprah’s “favorite guest of all time,” she was a woman with a forgotten dream and a profound desire to recreate our world for the better.

 

Born in rural Zimbabwe, Dr. Trent is one of the most internationally recognized voices for quality education and women’s empowerment today. She’s the author of ‘The Awakened Woman: Remembering and Reigniting Our Sacred Dreams’ — a book that shares her story of how she planted her dreams deep in the earth and they prayed they would grow and break the cycle of oppression of women today.

 

In this conversation, Branden and Dr. Trent go deep into the heart of the power of an awakened woman and why our dreams will have greater meaning when they are tied to the betterment of your community.

 

 

This episode originally aired in October of 2017.

 

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Apr 17, 2019

Today, there are good reasons to doubt the effectiveness of many elements of conventional activism—oftentimes marked by aggression, extreme extroversion and violence. Award-winning campaigner Sarah Corbett started looking for alternatives that appealed to the introvert, namely, craftivism. Sarah’s gentle protest approach to craftivism aims to change the world with deliberate, thoughtful actions that provoke reflection and respectful conversation instead of aggression and division.

 

She’s a world-traveling storyteller, has given several TEDx Talks and wrote A Little Book of Craftivism which was published in 2013, and How To Be A Craftivist, published in 2017. Also notable to mention, Malala has attended one of her workshops.

 

In this conversation, Branden and Sarah chat about how craftivism can be for everyone. From skilled crafters to burnt out activists, gentle protest can be for those people who want to challenge injustice in the world but don’t know what to do, where to start or how to prioritize their energies and time.

 

This episode originally aired in December of 2017.

 

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Apr 8, 2019

You've probably seen @jonnysun's "weird Twitter" tweets of his life as a lonely alien experiencing earth. What you might not know is that Jonny Sun, the Asian Canadian playwright, artist, architect, and comedian has a master's degree from Yale, is a PhD candidate at MIT, and is a fellow at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center.

 

In this episode, Branden talked to Jonny about navigating the world of happiness in art and academia while wrestling with depression and anxiety. They also giggled through a conversation about Jonny’s news book, ‘Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too’.

 

 

This episode originally aired in July of 2017.

 

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Apr 2, 2019

Tyson Motsenbocker is a songwriter and guitarist living in San Diego, California. After the release of two EP’s Until it Lands and Rivers and Roads Tyson defined himself as a mature lyricist and accomplished songwriter, sharing the stage with the likes of David Bazan, Vance Joy and James Bay.

In 2013, after the death of his mother and hero, Tyson walked the six hundred mile stretch of coastline to San Francisco in memory of her. In the contrast of loud cars on a dirty highway with the serene beauty of the Pacific Ocean, Tyson contracted a new view of life beyond loss, a renegotiated relationship with God and peace inside the turmoil. This walk would become the basis for his debut full length record available now on Tooth & Nail Records. Tyson has two recent EPs and a number of singles which were released in 2017 and 2018.

In this episode, Branden and Tyson talk about growing up in Pullman, Washington together, what it means to experience grief, and the process of writing his debut record.

This episode originally aired in May of 2016.

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Mar 25, 2019

Branden Harvey jumps in with a short episode to share some exciting personal news, celebrate three years of making Sounds Good, and highlighting what’s ahead for Year 4 of the podcast.

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Feb 18, 2019

Nadya Okamoto is the founder and executive director of PERIOD, an organization she founded at the age of 16. PERIOD is dedicated ensuring that menstrual products are reliably available to those who need them the most and is now the largest youth-run NGO in women’s health. Since 2014 they have addressed over 400,000 periods and registered over 230 campus chapters.

Nadya recently published her debut book, Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement. Most recently Nadya was included in InStyle Magazine’s “The Badass 50: Meet the Women Who Are Changing the World” list, alongside Michelle Obama, Ariana Grande, and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

In this episode, Branden and Nadya talk about periods, pivoting, and making a difference while you’re young.

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Feb 11, 2019

Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers launched their podcast, Pantsuit Politics, in November of 2015 with the goal of listening to each other first, and talking politics second — even though Sarah is on the left of the political spectrum and Beth is on the right.

Pantsuit Politics has been named one of the 7 best political podcasts to listen to right now by Elle Magazine, one of the top 9 political podcasts in 2017 by The Guardian, and one of 5 informative political podcasts you should listen to by Bustle.

In Sounds Good’s second conversation with Sarah and Beth, our conversation centered on how to survive and maybe even thrive during the upcoming election cycle. Sarah and Beth just released a brand new book, I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening), which is a guide to grace-filled politics.

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Feb 4, 2019

He wore his own trash for 30 days. He built tiny houses for the homeless. He dumpster dived for food. And now he’s committing to only eat food he’s grown and foraged himself for an entire year. His name is Rob Greenfield and he’s wholeheartedly committed to making a difference and leading the way to a more sustainable and just world

You may have seen him on his Discovery Channel series, read his book Dude Making a Difference, watched his iconic TEDx talk, or heard about him from the BBC, CBS This Morning, USA Today, the LA Times, or The Guardian.

In this episode, Branden and Rob talk about Rob’s childhood growing up in Wisconsin and how he slowly, step-by-step, began to make a difference in small and big ways.

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Jan 28, 2019

Andy J. Miller (also known as Andy J. Pizza) is an illustrator, podcaster and public speaker.

His explosive color drenched illustrations have brought hope and smiles to clients like The New York Times, Nickelodeon, Amazon, YouTube, and Warby Parker. He is also the founder of the Creative Pep Talk podcast.

In this episode, Andy shares the story of his relationship with his mother, how ADHD has affected his life, and how Modest Mouse brought him out of a very dark place.

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Jan 21, 2019

The 21st century has given birth to marvels of human ingenuity—smartphones and social media have connected us more than ever before — but this 24/7 modern world feels like it’s messing with our minds and doing unprecedented damage to our mental health.

It’s no surprise then, at least to international bestselling author Matt Haig, who suffers from anxiety, depression, and addiction to his devices, that the rates of stress and anxiety are rising dramatically in the Western world, and that even though we are more connected, many are feeling more alone. In his new hit book, Notes on a Nervous Planet, Matt draws on his personal life story, as well as advice and studies from psychologists, novelists, philosophers, historians, and researchers to try to understand how to find a greater sense of health in the midst of the new world that surrounds us.

In this episode, Branden and Matt dove into Matt’s experiences of battling depression and suicidal ideation and how he came out on the other side in a healthier place. They also discussed the practical action steps we can take to continue to live our modern lives, while not letting it completely technology fill us with anxiety.

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Jan 14, 2019

At the age of 27, Kate Manser was working at Google when she had a number of people close to her die young and unexpectedly. It sent her into a tailspin of fear and anxiety, processing her own death one day. That is, until she slowly pivoted toward seeing these tragedies and her new awareness of her own impending death as an opportunity to live as fully as her loved ones had.

She’s since turned this self-awakening into a movement called You Might Die Tomorrow that reminds people around the world that we’re not promised tomorrow, so we need to live fully today.

You may have seen her Installation at Burning Man or perhaps you’ve seen her one of her stickers on a random wall, sign or car that simply say, “You Might Die Tomorrow.”

In this episode, Branden and Kate discuss how we can allow death to make us less selfish, how to make decisions easier, and what it looks like to live every day like it’s your last.

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Jan 7, 2019

Joanna Waterfall is the founder of Yellow Co. whose mission is to equip and inspire creative, entrepreneurial women to become agents of good.

In this episode, Branden and Joanna dive into relationships, prenatal depression, failing publicly, and how to separate who we are from what we do.

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The University of Helsinki has become one of the top 1% of world’s research universities and it’s especially remarkable because of its focus on seeking solutions for global challenges and creating new ways of thinking for the betterment of humanity.

The application period for the International Master’s Programmes starting in August 2019 is currently open. If you want to continue your education toward making a difference in the world, you should absolutely apply before January 11, 2019.

You can learn more about the University of Helsinki and apply for their master’s program at helsinki.fi/admissions.

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