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Kind World

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Kind World is a show about compassion. Through stories big and small, we explore the effect one act can have on a life, to better understand each other and ourselves.

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Kind World is a show about compassion. Through stories big and small, we explore the effect one act can have on a life, to better understand each other and ourselves.

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Goodness in this world!

By CindyNICU - Sep 06 2019
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I’m grateful to listen to regular people doing kind things for others! Thank you for this podcast!

Great mood changer

By JBickSonoma - Aug 18 2019
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Love to listen after I’ve been around negative people as a means to change my perspective

iTunes Ratings

954 Ratings
Average Ratings
814
69
27
19
25

Goodness in this world!

By CindyNICU - Sep 06 2019
Read more
I’m grateful to listen to regular people doing kind things for others! Thank you for this podcast!

Great mood changer

By JBickSonoma - Aug 18 2019
Read more
Love to listen after I’ve been around negative people as a means to change my perspective
Cover image of Kind World

Kind World

Updated about 13 hours ago

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Kind World is a show about compassion. Through stories big and small, we explore the effect one act can have on a life, to better understand each other and ourselves.

Rank #1: All-Star Friendship

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Reporter Shirley Wang tells the story of her father, Lin Wang, a cat-litter scientist who befriended NBA Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley.

Jan 08 2019
15 mins
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Rank #2: The Betrayal

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“The ocean was one of the most important relationships in my life," Shannon Leone Fowler says. "Sometimes, the most important."

Feb 06 2018
9 mins
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Rank #3: New Ink

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Much like addressing racism, covering a tattoo can be more complicated than getting the original.

Mar 01 2018
7 mins
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Rank #4: The Bridge

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Julie Lindahl and Rachael Cerrotti of our previous two episodes meet, and a twist of fate changes everything for Rachael.

Dec 19 2017
7 mins
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Rank #5: Remembering Karim

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Karim Alagha worked for 25 years at a gas station in Cambridge. He was immensely loving and deeply empathetic; he asked people how they felt and truly listened to their answers. Over time, a community formed around Karim and the station. An invisible community that was not even aware of itself until Karim fell sick.

Dec 11 2013
6 mins
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Rank #6: A Stranger's Rescue

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When Michael Connor saw a burning car on the side of the road, he stopped to see how he could help. He didn't expect to save a child's life seconds before a disaster.

Jul 15 2019
13 mins
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Rank #7: Love For The Least Loved

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Growing up in a violent and chaotic home almost pushed Aaron Stark to commit a mass shooting. He says the simple acts of kindness from his friends stopped him from making a horrible mistake.

Apr 22 2019
14 mins
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Rank #8: Reddit Sends Its Love

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Scott Widak had a smile for everyone and an open heart. When he became terminally ill, his nephew took to Reddit, asking the online community to send letters to his uncle with Down syndrome and listing some of his eclectic interests. Scott's story resonated around the world, with hundreds and hundreds of letters coming in, each recognizing something special about Scott that had resonated with the sender.

Dec 18 2013
9 mins
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Rank #9: The Secret

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Julie Lindahl felt burdened by an indescribable guilt, a feeling she could never understand.

Nov 21 2017
7 mins
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Rank #10: When The Sun Came Out

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Norah and Dan were an unlikely pair.

Mar 27 2017
6 mins
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Rank #11: A Place That's Safe

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How far would you go to a help a person in need? When Ron Jones, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, got to know a young couple who were struggling and learned about their background, he made the decision that money alone would not be enough to truly make a difference in their lives.

Dec 25 2013
5 mins
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Rank #12: A Different Window

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Bostonians aren’t always known for their friendly, helpful nature, but Blair Wong has discovered a very different side to the city’s inhabitants.

May 01 2017
7 mins
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Rank #13: Refuge

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For Rachael Cerrotti, history keeps circling back to the present.

Dec 05 2017
8 mins
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Rank #14: A Connecting Flight

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After a chance meeting on an airplane, school volunteer LynnEllen was inspired to help Timothy feel closer to home during his first deployment to Afghanistan. The letters he received were as unexpected as their meeting.

Jun 03 2019
13 mins
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Rank #15: A Sister, A Surrogate

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In 2014, Melissa Turner went above and beyond the bond of sisterhood to become a surrogate for her identical twin, Jen. Five years since the birth of Jen's own twin girls, the sisters have experienced tremendous joy and unimaginable tragedy.

Jul 08 2019
11 mins
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Rank #16: A Story Of Basketball, Friendship And Mental Health

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When David Pradel was going through a hard time, Nate Edwards was there to help. But David didn't know that Nate was suffering from depression, too.

Jun 17 2019
23 mins
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Rank #17: Secret Sisters

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They didn't all know each other, but they knew their friend needed help.

Dec 20 2016
7 mins
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Rank #18: An Ordinary, Beautiful Life

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Shelagh Gordon was another name in the obituaries, an ordinary woman who had died suddenly of a massive brain aneurysm at the age of 55. But something in her obituary stood out to a journalist at the Toronto Star. For weeks, Catherine Porter had been combing the paper, looking to profile an ordinary person through the perspectives of the family and friends he or she had left behind. What emerged was an extraordinary portrait.

Jan 08 2014
7 mins
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Rank #19: The Boy With Long Lashes

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People ask Mohamed if he's crazy. He says he wouldn't live any other way.

Apr 11 2017
4 mins
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Rank #20: After The Flood

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Coach Kevin Motsinger was one of many North Carolinians displaced by Hurricane Florence earlier this year. Despite his own devastating losses, the 45-year-old high school football coach focused on rebuilding his small, rural town.

Jan 01 2019
9 mins
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