Most juvenile offenders end up back in prison -- but not at Curt’s Cafe, a coffee shop offers a path to a better life. It could save taxpayers billions.
Of the 30 Million amputees worldwide, only 5 percent have access to prosthetics. A professor in Texas sets out to change that, one step at a time.
A team of “computer nerds” spot a huge hole in emergency services. Their solution may save 10,000 lives a year (or more!).
Haymakers for Hope trains regular people for boxing matches that have raised millions for cancer charities. Meet 4 people crazy enough to step into the ring.
It’s called Shared Harvest Fund, an organization that’s helping graduates to pay off their loans through volunteer work. And it’s working. Here’s how their creative approach to student debt relief makes everyone a winner.
The CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation talks about the battles we face today, and how she maintains optimism amid enormous challenges.
Exciting changes ahead! Our founder takes over the show and talks about what you can expect from now on.
What do a Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur and a Middle Tennessee farmer have in common? Creative new approaches for helping prisoners change their lives.
It's like an anti-collection agency. RIP Medical Debt is buying millions in unpaid medical bills in order to forgive the debts. Meet founders Craig Antico and Jerry Ashton, and hear their plan to bury billions in their "debt cemetery."
How do you overcome tragedy? At Camp HOPE, a retreat for children and adults grieving the death of a loved one, the answer is: By lifting each other up.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s OrchKids program opens minds and doors to new opportunities for students at inner city schools.
EOD Warrior Foundation helps the men and women who save lives by performing the military’s scariest job.
A school in the Deep South is changing hearts and developing minds with a “tough love approach” that works. Meet founder Luma Mufleh and her students.
Team Music is Love turns fans into volunteers and concerts into opportunities to make a difference. See how country singer Martina McBride takes her foundation on tour with her.
Kennedy first heard of sex trafficking when she was in middle school. “It was the worst fate I could think of.” So today she's fighting back as CEO of Marinus Analytics, a tech company that’s helping cops send traffickers to jail.
Ken Langone came from nothing to become a founder of The Home Depot, but never forgot his roots. He’s given staggering sums, but says his money isn’t truly charity. Discover a refreshing outlook that proves you don’t need riches in order to give richly.
U.S. Army Captain Matt Zeller says he wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for Janis Shinwari, an Afghan Translator who saved his life during an ambush. Years later, Zeller had the chance to return the favor to Janis -- and many others. But thousands more still need help.
Liz Shropshire is the daughter of a Vietnam war vet who couldn’t shake the memories of her childhood. She became a music teacher, but then heard a new calling: Help refugee children. She gave up everything, brought hope to a camp halfway around the world--and then a new mission emerged.
Millions of people have seen the incredible 3D printer capable of building a 700-square foot house in 24 hours. Not as many know the equally incredible story of Brett Hagler and New Story, the people behind that machine -- and how they plan on using it to build communities worldwide.
A real estate investment takes a strange and delightful twist when Kenny Hill hears a calling: “What if, what you did for these homes, you could do for people’s lives? Totally renovate.”
Travis Roy was a hockey standout with a promising career ahead of him. But then everything changed in an instant. A tragic accident left the talented young hockey player paralyzed from the neck down. But Roy refused to let his story end there. In fact, his injury was just the beginning of something incredible.
There is nothing uplifting about cancer, but there is something incredible in the way some people respond to it.
In this episode, you’ll meet Jeanine Patten-Coble, a 39-year-old wife and mother who goes to bed normally one night but discovers cancer when she wakes up the next morning.
Like all cancer patients, Jeanine faces a tough road ahead. But she makes an incredible discovery -- that helps her not only survive but build something incredible: Little Pink Houses of Hope.
Not every podcast episode will make you look at the world differently. This one might.
Why? Because in this show you’ll learn about a concept that’s changing the way people view the autism spectrum. The idea is called “neurodiversity.”
While neurodiversity may sound complex, the idea behind it is as simple as it is true: people are wired differently. People on the spectrum are neurodiverse, while those who are not on the spectrum are known as neurotypical.
In this episode, you’ll learn more about how it works, and meet a company that’s using the idea to create jobs.
Why do sports matter to children who may be fighting for their life? Because people often forget that kids battling serious disease are still kids. They have interests, dreams, and passions -- including sports. That's the idea behind Special Spectators -- a non-profit that creates VIP, all-access gameday experiences for seriously ill children and their families. In this episode, you’ll discover what one of those unforgettable days is like.
Welcome to Season 3 of Crazy Good Turns! We’re excited to have you back -- and especially pumped about this episode. Two main reasons why:
Know a Kid Who’s Doing Something Great for Somebody Else? If so, we’d love to hear about them. We’re celebrating #CrazyGoodKids, and think that every good turn deserves a shout-out. There’s no deed too great or too small. It could be as simple as setting up a lemonade stand and donating the proceeds to charity. Here’s how you can celebrate kids who are giving back:
We’ll be featuring some of the stories we receive in upcoming episodes and in our newsletters. Don’t let your kid’s good work go unnoticed!