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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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Mar 6, 2017

Even in the midst of working for big names like Seth Godin and Apple, Amber felt like she lacked the sense of wonder she’d had as a child. In this episode, Amber shares how hitting a wall and having a breakdown led her being able to choose wonder over worry.


More: brandenharvey.com/sounds-good/amber-rae

Feb 27, 2017

Why are so many of the best people in the world so well-traveled? Why does travel have the ability to shift the way you see the world? Zach Houghton, the founder of Passion Passport, shares his story and perspective around travel.


More: brandenharvey.com/sounds-good/zach-houghton

Feb 20, 2017

In this episode, registered dietician nutritionist McKel Hill shares her personal story and tips for living a more healthy and balanced life. McKel is the founder of Nutrition Stripped, a blog, online community, and resource for a balanced wellbeing.

More: brandenharvey.com/sounds-good/mckel-hill

Feb 13, 2017

The story of a man who went from selling $800 bottles of champagne and $500 bottles of vodka as a New York City nightclub promoter to raising millions of dollars to provide clean water to people in need as the founder and CEO of charity: water.

More: brandenharvey.com/sounds-good/scott-harrison

Feb 6, 2017

Emily McDowell has been transforming the stationery industry since 2013 with her “greeting cards for the relationships we really have.” She's is a cancer survivor and the creator of Empathy Cards, a line of greeting cards for when you don’t know what to say. She’s also the co-author of her new book, There Is No Good Card For This. She has appeared on Good Morning America, NPR, and NBC, and featured in the New York Times, USA Today, and Women's Health.

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@EmilyMcDowell_: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook | emilymcdowell.com

@BrandenHarvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat | brandenharvey.com

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Jan 30, 2017

Nancy is the CEO of Crisis Text Line, a non-profit organization providing free crisis intervention via text messages and was the creator of Dress for Success, a non-profit organization that provides professional attire for low-income women, to help support their job-search and interview process. Her work has been recognized with all kinds of awards and honors including being named as one of Fortune’s “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders”, Marie Claire's "20 Women Changing the World”, and Schwab's "Social Entrepreneurs of the Year". She’s also a two-time TED speaker.

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@CrisisTextLine: In crisis? Text HELLO to 741741 | crisistextline.org

@BrandenHarvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat | brandenharvey.com

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Jan 23, 2017

Hannah Brencher is a writer, TED speaker, and a professional letter sender. In 2011, she founded The World Needs More Love Letters— a global community of over 20,000 individuals across six continents, fifty-three countries, and all fifty states who believe in the power of writing love letters. Hannah’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Oprah, Glamour, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune and dozens of other publications. She’s also the author of “If You Find This Letter.”

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@HannahBrencher on Twitter & Instagram | hannahbrenchercreative.com & moreloveletters.com

@BrandenHarvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat | brandenharvey.com

Find show notes at soundsgoodpodcast.com

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Jan 16, 2017

Matt Wertz is a singer-songwriter who's toured with acts like Hanson, Jason Mraz, Gavin Degraw, Five For Fighting, and Ben Rector. He’s also the host of the podcast Curiosity Habit. In this episode, Branden and Matt dive deep into Matt's background, his intentional curiosity, and growing self-awareness.

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@Matt Wertz on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook | mattwertz.com

@brandenharvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat | brandenharvey.com

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Jan 9, 2017

Grace Theisen is a singer-songwriter living in Nashville, TN and she’s the co-founder of a non-profit that uses music to fight human trafficking in the United States called Songs Against Slavery. Grace balances both of these pursuits while also battling with chronic pain every day. In this conversation Branden and Grace talk about ambitiously pursuing dreams and social justice while also fighting to overcome difficult physical and mental health.

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@GraceTheisen on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook | gracetheisen.com

@SongsAgainstSlavery on Instagram & Facebook | songsagainstslavery.org

@brandenharvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat | brandenharvey.com

Find show notes at soundsgoodpodcast.com

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Jan 2, 2017

Nate Snell is the founder and owner of Pip’s Original Doughnuts in Portland, Oregon— a doughnut shop that has earned accolades and recognition from publications like the New York Times and Thrillist. But what makes this doughnut shop amazing isn’t necessarily the doughnuts. It’s the unique way that Nate has created a space that inspires community.

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@PipsOriginal on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook | pipsoriginal.com

@brandenharvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat | brandenharvey.com

Find show notes at brandenharvey.com/podcast

Dec 26, 2016

Bob Goff calls himself a "recovering lawyer" because after practicing law for 25 years, then becoming the Hon. Consul to Uganda, he gave up his law firm to pursue writing and speaking full time. Bob lives a life of adventure with his family and his NGO Love Does that operates all around the world in places like Uganda, Iraq, and Somalia.

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@bobgoff on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook | lovedoes.org

@brandenharvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat | brandenharvey.com

Find show notes at brandenharvey.com/podcast

 

Dec 19, 2016

Science Mike is a communicator who sees the world through the lens of science. You may have heard from Mike on his podcasts Ask Science Mike and The Liturgists Podcast. Branden sat down to talk with him about the science of optimism vs cynicism, making the world a better place, and how we all relate to one another.

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@mikemchargue on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook | mikemchargue.com

@brandenharvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat | brandenharvey.com

Find show notes at brandenharvey.com/podcast

 

Dec 12, 2016

Laura is an artist, world traveler, and outdoor lover going blind bit by bit, day by day. She has an eye condition Retinitis Pigmentosa that’s been slowly taking her vision from her her whole life. In this episode, Branden talks with Laura about how she doesn’t let this condition get in the way of her art, adventure, or living a life of optimism and hope.

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@lauralawsonvisconti on Instagram & Twitter | lauralawsonvisconti.com

@brandenharvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat | brandenharvey.com

Find show notes at brandenharvey.com/podcast

Get good news stories in your inbox every week at brandenharvey.com/goodnewsletter

 

Dec 5, 2016

This is Part 2 of Branden’s conversation with Jason Russell, the cofounder of Invisible Children and general creative genius. In this two-part interview Jason and Branden talk about creativity, breakdowns, and movements.

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@jasonradical on Instagram and @jasonrussell on Twitter | broomstickengine.com

@brandenharvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat | brandenharvey.com

Find show notes at brandenharvey.com/podcast

Nov 28, 2016

Jason is the cofounder of the iconic non-profit Invisible Children which was founded to increase awareness of the horrendous activities of the LRA in Central Africa. Jason was also the director of the iconic Kony 2012 film that took the world by storm. In this two-part interview Jason and Branden talk about what it means to create a movement, what Jason experienced during his breakdown and subsequent recovery, and Jason’s experience in the world of theater.

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@jasonradical on Instagram and @jasonrussell on Twitter | broomstickengine.com

@brandenharvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat | brandenharvey.com

Find show notes at brandenharvey.com/podcast

 

Nov 21, 2016

Blythe Hill is the founder of Dressember— a movement of people using a dress to fight human trafficking and change the world. Branden talked with Blythe about inspiring activism, facing criticism, and making an idea come to life. 

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@dressember on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook | dressember.org

@brandenharvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat | brandenharvey.com

Find show notes at brandenharvey.com/podcast

Nov 14, 2016

Branden sits down with writer and speaker Tyler Huckabee days after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States to talk about empathy, justice, listening, and where we go from here.

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@tylerhuckabee on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook | tylerhuckabee.com

@brandenharvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat | brandenharvey.com

Find show notes at brandenharvey.com/podcast

Nov 7, 2016

Allison, Meegan, and Natalie Closner are the three sisters that make up the band, Joseph. Originally hailing from Oregon, the Joseph girls have had an incredible year touring the United States and Europe. In just the last few months they’ve performed on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, CONAN, NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert, and Ellen. Allison, Meegan, and Natalie are full of life, strength, courage, and hope and all of that rings so true in their music.

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@thebandjoseph on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook | thebandjoseph.com

@brandenharvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat | brandenharvey.com

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Oct 31, 2016

Sarah is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Darling Magazine, an artistic quarterly publication that seeks to broaden the “ideals” of beauty in media by using all sizes of models and becoming the first magazine to not retouch women's bodies or skin in photos. Darling is now carried in over 300 retailers in the U.S. and abroad including Anthropologie and Whole Foods. Sarah and the Darling team have built a strong community of women who know their true worth.

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@darling on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook | darlingmagazine.org

@brandenharvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat | brandenharvey.com
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Oct 24, 2016

Charlie Todd is the founder of Improv Everywhere and has been producing and directing the group’s work for over fifteen years. Improv Everywhere as a group carries out pranks, which they call "missions", in public places. The chaotic and joyful experiences they create have gone viral on YouTube time and time again.

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@improveverywhere on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook

improveverywhere.com

@brandenharvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat

brandenharvey.com

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Oct 17, 2016

Hip hop artist and poet, Propaganda, grew out of the Los Angeles hip hop scene and has become a prominent voice in the world of political activism and education. He's assembled a body of work that challenges his listeners with every verse & reaches across the spectrum of pop culture.

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SOCIAL:
@prophiphop on Twitter and Instagram| humblebeast.com/propaganda

 

@brandenharvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat | brandenharvey.com

 

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Oct 3, 2016

In 2004, Frank Warren started an art project called PostSecret. He asked strangers to mail their secrets they'd never shared with anyone to his house. The game plan was to put the few postcards he received into an art exhibit… but he just kept receiving more and more. Frank started a lo-fi blog where he shared a handful of secrets once a week. Now, PostSecret is the largest advertisement-free blog in the world and he’s received more than a million postcards from strangers.

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SOCIAL:
@postsecret on Twitter and Facebook. | www.postsecret.com

@brandenharvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat | www.brandenharvey.com.

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Sep 26, 2016

Jessica Hische is an amazing lettering artist and author of "In Progress”. She’s done amazing hand lettering work for clients such as Wes Anderson, Penguin Books, The New York Times, American Express, Target, and Nike. Jessica is considered highly in the design community as someone who’s a helper— consistently providing advice on how she’s overcome obstacles in both work and life.

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SOCIAL:
@jessicahische on Twitter and Instagram. | www.jessicahische.is/awesome

@brandenharvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat | www.brandenharvey.com.

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Sep 19, 2016

If you work in the creative or design world, you probably know Aaron’s name. And if you’re not in the creative or design world, you’ve probably still seen Aaron’s work. Aaron is a designer that’s worked with tons of brands and people you’ve heard of including Nike, Patagonia, Ford, and Barack Obama. And he’s also the founder of Field Notes— the iconic little notebooks you’ve seen all over the place. In this episode of Sounds Good, Branden and Aaron dive deep into philosophy, hope, and savoring the inconsequential.

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SOCIAL:
@draplin on Twitter and Instagram. | www.draplin.com

@brandenharvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat | www.brandenharvey.com.

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Sep 12, 2016

Brad Montague is the creator of Kid President, the popular web series featured on Rainn Wilson's Soulpancake YouTube channel that has been viewed more than 16 million times. With a passion for helping foster creativity and compassion in young people he is constantly creating new and unique ways to make the world a better and more childlike place.

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SOCIAL:
@thebradmontague on Instagram & Twitter

@brandenharvey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat | www.brandenharvey.com.
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