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Crazy Good Turns

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Sep 8, 2020

The author and columnist describes how an intentional and systematic approach to kindness changed her life, and how it can change yours.

Aug 10, 2020

Millions turn to the Optimal Living Daily podcast for advice. Co-founder Lee Rankinen shares lessons from 6,000+ hours of personal development study. 

Jul 6, 2020

The former CEO built YUM! Brands into a global powerhouse by emphasizing recognition. Now he’s on a mission to redefine leadership.

Jun 15, 2020

Kids are innately helpful. Meet the organization helping children cultivate that desire while raising money for charity.

May 15, 2020

Meet 6 remarkable people leading organizations that are meeting the enormous demands caused by COVID-19 in generous, creative, and crazy good ways.

Apr 13, 2020

We will pay to send a $50 “Thank You” gift to anyone you would like to celebrate for helping others. Nominate someone today.

Mar 2, 2020

Meet Alexis Corbin and Corbin Hooker of Unlocked, a social enterprise based in Nashville. They’re helping the city’s homeless women forge a path to better lives. But Corbin and Hooker needed help of their own -- and found it in a very surprising place.

Feb 3, 2020

Michaela “Chaeli” Mycroft of Chaeli Campaign will change how you think about disabilities and show how personal struggles can lead you to great things.

Jan 5, 2020

Dr. Laurie Santos is a Yale researcher whose course happiness is now a worldwide phenomenon. Her lesson: “The path to happiness is paved with gratitude.”

Nov 4, 2019

Hoke is the Founder of three rehabilitation programs for prisoners. But she’s had to overcome her own battles to find her “generous hustle.”

Oct 7, 2019

Phillips, an 88-year-old woman living in Reno, Nevada, is also the founder of ESL In-Home of Northern Nevada. Here’s why she feels like she’s in her 40s.  

Sep 3, 2019

In this show we have the privilege -- and it truly is a privilege -- to talk with two remarkable people: Ophelia Dahl and Paul Farmer, founders of Partners In Health. 

Many of you may already be familiar with them. There have been many articles and books written about Ophelia and Paul, as well as a documentary called Bending the Arc

They’ve earned this attention because Partners In Health is one of the rare nonprofits started within the last few decades that has truly reached scale. They've helped four million patients through over 200 healthcare facilities in several countries, from Indian reservations here in the U.S. to Haiti, Sierra Leone, Kazakhstan, and beyond. 

Aug 5, 2019

Imagine losing money for getting better at your job. That’s the insane reality for many nonprofits. Lindsay Beck and Catarina Schwab want to change it.

Jul 8, 2019

First, Pallotta raised millions to fight cancer and AIDS by inventing multi-day fundraisers. Now he’s out to change everything you think about charity -- and yourself.

Jun 2, 2019

Mick Ebeling and Daniel Belquer are helping the deaf hear music. Not Impossible Labs built limbs for amputees in warzones. That's just the beginning...

May 4, 2019

Vision isn’t just sight. It’s opportunity. VisionSpring brings it to millions around the globe each year. It started with Kassalow’s personal transformation -- one that may help you see your own mission in life.

Apr 7, 2019

Hear how April Tam Smith and Graham Smith, the founders of Times Square Restaurant P.S. Kitchen, are giving their lives away together.

Mar 3, 2019

Bailey and No Longer Bound help men break the chains of addiction. They’re 2X as effective as traditional rehab. But first, Bailey had to break free of his own.

Dec 18, 2018

In a time of crisis, would you text someone for help? Millions turn to Crisis Text Line and find life-saving support. Founder and CEO Lublin explains why.

Dec 4, 2018

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.

Nov 20, 2018

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.   

Nov 11, 2018

A team of  “computer nerds” spot a huge hole in emergency services. Their solution may save 10,000 lives a year (or more!). 

Oct 23, 2018

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.  

Oct 9, 2018

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.

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