Good News: The famous River Mersey in Liverpool, England, has recovered brilliantly from many years of industrial pollution, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A splendid quote from the great Agatha Christie!

Good To Know: Some more fun trivia about the English language.

Good News: Surfers and sailors in the Netherlands have created a clever and lo-fi means of fighting river pollution from reaching the sea! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the history of two iconic, historic hotels in Honolulu: The Moana and the Royal Hawaiian! Link HERE.

Good Times: Happy birthday (tomorrow!) to the famous painter and illustrator, Norman Rockwell! Take a look at his life and art through a wonderful short documentary, HERE.

Sounds Good: Experience a phenomenal performance of one of the greatest arias in all of opera, the “Queen of the Night” from “The Magic Flute”, performed HERE by Diana Damrau and the Royal Opera!

Good News: London’s Royal Opera House is ending its long-time sponsorship relationship with BP! Link HERE.

The Good Word: An important reminder from Madeline L’Engle…

Good To Know: A great little bit of English language trivia!

Good News: The rewilding movement in England takes another major step forward, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out some incredible coffee and pastries on Oahu, HERE!

Good For You: The music of Lester Young is always Good For You, especially with the Oscar Peterson Trio, so listen to their album together, HERE!

Sounds Good: One of the loveliest pieces of music ever written, listen to the London Symphony Orchestra performing Mozart’s “Serenade No. 10 in B Major”, HERE.

Good News: Guine Worm Disease, once a blight for tens of millions annually, has been nearly eradicated! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant quote from Atul Gawande!

Good To Know: A fascinating fact about English spoken around the world…

Good News: Learn about six lifestyle choices that can fend off mental disease and decline, HERE.

Wonderful World: Virtually visit the Byodo-In temple on Oahu, HERE!

Bon Appetit: Oahu is famous for incredible food trucks serving Garlic Shrimp…check out the legendary BEST, Giovanni’s on the North Shore, HERE.

Sounds Good: Enjoy a phenomenal performance of the charming “Voice Che Sapete” aria from Mozart’s opera “The Marriage of Figaro”! Link HERE.

Good News: The race to make renewable energy the primary energy sources of the world is taking off! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A thoughtful quote from Victor Hugo’s remarkable “Les Miserables”.

Good To Know: A great fact about the English language!

Good News: Colombia has decided to halt all new fossil fuel projects, Link HERE!

Wonderful World: Explore the wonders of snorkeling in Hawaii with a virtual visit to “The Three Tables” on Oahu, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke!

Sounds Good: Celebrating Mozart Week kicks off with a heart-rending performance of “Lachrimosa” from the Requiem in D Minor, HERE.

Good News: New research shows the potential for “positive tipping points” in the fight against climate change! Link HERE.

The Good Word: One more amazing quote from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Good To Know: An astonishing fact about the role oceans play in the air we breathe!

Good News: More great news in the ongoing shift from fossil-fueled power! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the delights and charm of Disneyland’s Main Street USA, HERE.

Good Company: Check out this lovely tour of Disneyland provided my the man himself, Walt Disney! Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to one of the greatest composers of all time, Mozart! Listen to a fantastic performance of his classic “Eine Kleine Nachmusik”, HERE!

Good News: A French design company has created some amazing decorative tiles from an unusual and sustainable source, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A very important reminder form the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Good to Know: A genuinely startling fact about the largest waterfall in the world!

Good News: Yet more research about the benefits of physical activity, this time for kids! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out some incredible history and trivia about Tomorrowland at Disneyland, HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: Happy birth anniversary to the legendary jazz violinist, Stephane Grappelli! Watch him perform “It Had To Be You”, HERE!

Good News: An amazing development in medical technology may bring new hope to people suffering from Type 1 Diabetes, Link HERE

The Good Word: A truly brilliant quote from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Good To Know: A fascinating fact about the oceans of the earth!

Good News: Miniature wetlands are a part of new housing developments in the UK! Link HERE

Wonderful World: Check out some of the amazing scripts to be found in New Orleans Square in Disneyland, HERE.

Good For You: Live jazz music is always Good For You, so listen to the wonderful sounds of the Royal Street Bachelors at the French Market in New Orleans Square at Disneyland, HERE!

Sounds Good: Happy belated birthday to the phenomenal jazz trombonist, J J Johnson! Listen to his great interpretation of Duke Ellington’s classic “Satin Doll”, HERE!

Good News: Learn about some really great news regarding the fight agains Guinea Worm disease, and Ebola, HERE.

The Good Word: One more great quote for you from Dr. Albert Schweitzer.

Good To Know: A pretty impressive fact about what the human body can do!

Good News: A vaccine being developed in Boston may be able to destroy cancer cells in certain brain cancers, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out the highest train station in Europe, high in the Swiss Alps! Link HERE.

Good Company: Spend a few minutes in the very Good Company of the jazz guitar genius, Joe Pass, HERE.

Sounds Good: …And then watch Joe Pass (birthday boy!) playing a solo guitar rendition of the classic, “Ain’t Misbehavin'”, HERE.

Good News: Research just published gives even more evidence about the mental and emotional benefits of spending time in nature! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly important quote from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Good To Know: Some amazing facts about the deepest part of the earth…

Good News: Scientists have discovered a strain of wheat that yields more crops in high heat, giving hope for our future. Link HERE!

Wonderful World: Explore the many delights of Fantasyland, possibly the most iconic of the themed lands in Disneyland, HERE.

Bon Appetit: Disneyland offers some truly incredible seasonal foods these days, so check out the latest and greatest, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy belated birth anniversary to the phenomenal valve trombonist and composer, Juan Tizol! Watch him performing his classic tune “Caravan” with the Duke Ellington Orchestra in 1952! Link HERE.

Good News: A manufacturer has created a tractor that runs on biome thane from cow dung! Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another brilliant quote from Dr. Albert Schweitzer.

Good To Know: A fascinating (and only slightly creepy) fact about the human body.

Good News: Learn something AMAZING about the astronomical skills of the ancient Aztecs, HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the charming Alpine village of Chamonix, France, with Rick Steves! Link HERE.

Good Times: Learn a bit about the remarkable painter, John Singer Sargent, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the great jazz and swing trombonist, Trummy Young! Check him out, performing with Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars, HERE.

Good News: Renewable energy sources surpassed gas as the leading power source in the UK this winter! Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another powerful quote from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Good To Know: A fascinating fact about our planet’s beautifully blue oceans!

Good News: Some wonderfully encouraging news about the fight agains cancer, particularly in the U.S., Link HERE!

Wonderful World: Learn some amazing things about Adventureland at Disneyland, U.S.A, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke, this week courtesy of Matthew Moberg!

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the legendary Romani jazz guitarist, Django Reinhardt! Watch some rare live footage of him performing in 1945, HERE.

Good News: Some hopeful news about the ongoing fight agains rhino poaching in India! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A classic quote from Dr. King.

Good To Know: A fun bit of trivia about a pretty impressive conga line…

Good News: The Earth’s ozone layer is on track to recover within four decades, thanks to humans deciding to undo their own damage, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the gorgeous, scenic Vancouver Island in Canada, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke…

Sounds Good; Honoring the legacy of the legendary swing dancer, Jean Veloz! Watch her in action in the movie “Swing Fever” in 1943, HERE.

Good News: A look back at a few of the 146 new species of plants and animals that were discovered last year!

The Good Word: A wonderful quote from Dr. Albert Schweitzer!

Good To Know: A truly neat fact about the human body…

Good News: Researchers have finally mapped the entire interior design of human cells, and important breakthrough! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the glorious Lauterbrunnen Valley in Switzerland, alongside the brilliant Rick Steves, HERE.

Good For You: The brilliant mind of Douglas Adams is always Good For You, so check him out in an interview from 1999! Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy early birthday to the influential and amazing R&B singer, Ruth Brown! Listen and watch as she performs one of her seminal hits, “Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean”, HERE.

Good News: A cancer patient in England has been declared cured of what was a terminal diagnosis, via a groundbreaking therapy, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A terrific quote from the famous humanitarian, Dr. Albert Schweitzer.

Good To Know: An icky but fascinating fact about the human body…

Good News: The Dutch government takes a hard look at the environmental claims of wood pellet fuel, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a hike around the base of Mont Blanc in Switzerland, alongside the great Rick Steves, HERE.

Bon Appetit: Explore the many wonderful restaurants in the town of Chamonix, where the Tour Du Mont Blanc, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy probable birthday to the brilliant drummer, Max Roach! Listen to the delightful “Joy Spring” by the Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet, HERE.

Good News: France is banning fast food chains from serving dine-in meals in single-use plasticware! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A delightful quote from Albert Schweitzer to start your week!

Good To Know: A pretty amazing fact about your blinking eyes…

Good News: Spain is forcing tobacco companies to remove cigarette butts and pay for that disposal, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Join travel guru Rick Steves as he shares with you the wonders of Appenzell, Switzerland in a Travel Bite, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke…

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the phenomenal jazz guitarist, Bucky Pizzarelli! Check him out with the wonderful Pearl Django, HERE.

Good News: A look back at some of the huge strides taken in Europe towards better overnight train travel!

The Good Word: One more amazing quote from Mister Rogers!

Good To Know: A mind-boggling fact about soil…

Good News: A new overnight train from Brussels to Berlin will begin service in a few months!

Wonderful World: Take a culinary tour of ten must-try foods in Bogota, Colombia, Link HERE.

Good Company: Spend a few minutes listening to the great Phil Rosenthal answer 10 questions about food, adventure, and travel, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy Birthday to the great pioneer of Afro-Cuban Jazz music, Chano Pozo! Check out this amazing clip of Dizzy Gillespie telling a great story about Pozo’s musical genius, HERE.

Good News: A look back at the progress toward low-carbon air travel in 2022!

The Good Word: A really brilliant quote from the great Mister Rogers.

Good To Know: An odd and amazing fact about the human body!

Good News: Remembering some of the phenomenal steps taken toward hydrogen-powered train travel in Europe in the past year.

Wonderful World: Take a little virtual vacation to Santiago, the capital and largest city of Chile, HERE.

Good Times: Learn about the amazing history of the construction of San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge! Its construction began 100 years ago today! Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy Birthday to the brilliant jazz sax and flute player, Frank Wess! Watch his amazing solo on the song “Cute” with Count Basie’s band, HERE.

Good News: Take a look at some of the ways that responses to drug use changed in the last year!

The Good Word: Listen to a deeply reflective quote from Mister Rogers.

Good To Know: A very odd and fun fact about bananas…

Good News: Remembering some very cool advances in how we relate to our technology and fashion over the last 12 months!

Wonderful World: Learn about 5 amazing street foods to be found in Lima, Peru! Link HERE.

Good For You: Great dancing is always Good For You, so watch the legendary tap dancer, Leonard Reed, dancing onstage at the age of 92 ½! Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday (?) to the brilliant Slim Gaillard! Check out his performance on The Steve Allen Show in 1963, HERE

Good News: A little reminder of the great steps taken by countries around the world in support of artists!

The Good Word: Another great quote from Mister Rogers for your day.

Good To Know: A surprising and compelling fact about oceans and oxygen…

Good News: Looking back at some of the advances toward the Four-Day Work Week!

Wonderful World: Take a virtual vacation to glamorous and fascinating Buenos Aires, Argentina! Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: Join the brilliant Phil Rosenthal for a bonus scene from his show “Somebody Feed Phil”, at the great restaurant Proper, in Buenos Aires, HERE.

Sounds Good: More jazz + hip-hop goodness, this time with A Tribe Called Quest and their classic track “Jazz (We Got)” , Link HERE.

Good News: More retrospective on some amazing medical advances in the past year!

The Good Word: A thought-provoking quote from Mister Rogers.

Good To Know: An odd (and possibly terrifying) bit of scientific trivia…

Good News: Some of the amazing steps taken in 2022 in the fight agains plastic pollution!

Wonderful World: Explore some of the amazing sights in the capital of Bolivia, La Paz! Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke!

Sounds Good: Listen to the amazing “Proceed II”, and early track from The Roots, featuring jazz vibraphonist Roy Ayers, HERE.

Good News: A brief overview of some of the huge steps taken in the fight against several types of cancer!

The Good Word: A splendid poem about the New Year.

Good To Know: A surprising bit of trivia about tire manufacturers…

Good News: Looking back at some great advances in the fight agains Alzheimer’s Disease!

Wonderful World: Check out the New Year’s fireworks and celebrations last year in London, Link HERE.

Good Company: Take ten minutes out of your day to listen to the brilliant Mister Rogers, HERE.

Sounds Good: Head into the New Year with a heart full of hope and joy with this gorgeous performance of Bob Marley’s “One Love” performed by 1000 Christians, Muslims, and Jews in Jerusalem, HERE.

Good News: Land gets returned to nature, as well as indigenous caretakers!

The Good Word: A delightful poem to celebrate the New Year.

Good To Know: An amazing means of retiring beavers to their natural habitat…

Good News: An overview of the many strides in the past year in the fight against cancer!

Wonderful World: Check out the amazing New Year’s celebrations in Paris, France, HERE!

Good Times / Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the phenomenal Earl “Fatha” Hines! Enjoy this performance of Fatha at the 1974 Montreaux Jazz Festival, HERE!

Good News: Remembering some of the great steps taken by big businesses to help fight climate change!

The Good Word: A truly lovely poem celebrating the New Year.

Good To Know: A genuinely odd historic fact about a US President and some cheese…

Good News: A short recap of some good news about animal conservation in 2022!

Wonderful World: Check out the New Year’s Celebrations in Edinburgh, known as Hogmanay! Link HERE.

Good For You: Phil Rosenthal’s enthusiasm for travel, food, and joie de vivre is very Good For You, so watch the Tokyo episode of “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having”, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the phenomenally talented and tasteful drummer, Ed Thigpen! Check him out with the Oscar Peterson Trio in Denmark in 1964, HERE

Good News: Climate reparations became a reality in the past year!

The Good Word: Listen to “To the New Year”, by W.S. Merwin.

Good To Know: An incredible fact about a presidential descendant…

Good News: Research has shown ways that individuals can help fight climate change, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out the massive New Year’s Eve party in Sydney Harbor, HERE.

Bon Appetit: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt shares his method for making amazing Oklahoma Onion Burgers, HERE.

Sounds Good: More musical goodies from Cab Calloway! Today, it’s his brilliant performance of “St. James Infirmary”; enjoy it HERE.

Good News: A brief recap of some of the amazing steps forward in the realm of renewable energy and diminishing fossil fuel use!

The Good Word: A wonderful New Year’s poem from the great musician Ravi Shankar.

Good To Know: A truly odd bit of trivia!

Good News: Looking back at great changes in the battle against climate change through legislation.

Wonderful World: A look at the New Year celebrations in Salzburg, Austria! Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke!

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the Hi-De-Ho man himself, Cab Calloway! Check out this great soundie from 1935, “Cab Calloway’s Jitterbug Party”, HERE.

Good News: Spain’s Congress has decided to provide state-funded menstrual leave, a first in Europe! Link HERE.

The Good Word: Listen to “Account of a Visit From St. Nicholas”, commonly known as “Twas The Night Before Christmas”!

Good To Know: A little history about “Jingle Bells”.

Good News: Lots of good news about animal conservation and diversity around the world, HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a virtual stroll around the amazing Christmas Market in the Old Town Square of beautiful Prague, HERE.

Good Company: Spend some time in the Christmastime Good Company of Andy Williams on his annual Christmas Special, this time from 1966, HERE.

Sounds Good: Wrapping up our week of Beethoven with the power and glory of his famed “Ninth Symphony”, with Daniel Barenboim conducting the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, HERE.

Good News: A gecko which faced extinction has come back from the brink thanks to conservation efforts, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Listen to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “The Three Kings”.

Good To Know: A bit of history behind “O Tannenbaum”!

Good News: Some Australian marsupials are having a population comeback with some help from several conservation groups! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the fabulous Freiburg Christmas Market in Germany’s Black Forest, HERE.

Good Times: Happy birthday to Giacomo Puccini! Check out this stunning performance of his “Nessun Dorma” as sung by Luciano Pavarotti, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: A delicate rendering of Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”, performed here by Daniel Barenboim. Link HERE.

Good News: The UK government has agreed to make childcare a part of critical national infrastructure, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Listen to the poem “Good King Wenceslaus”!

Good To Know: Learn about the origin of the Christmas tune, “All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth”…

Good News: A brilliant new plan in London will give away unsold theatre, opera and concert seats to disadvantaged families! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a virtual trip over to beautiful, beautiful Copenhagen and see what Christmas is like there! Link HERE.

Good For You: Jack Benny is always Good For You, and so is a good Christmas show, so watch this Christmas episode of his TV show, HERE.

Sounds Good: Watch and listen to a phenomenal performance of Beethoven’s magnificent Fifth Symphony, HERE.

Good News: European banking giant HSBC has pledged not to fund any more fossil fuel projects going forward! Link HERE.

The Good Word: The splendid Christmassy poem [little tree] by e.e. cummings.

Good To Know: Learn a bit about the remarkable backstory of “Deck The Halls”!

Good News: Belgium plans to tax private jets, among other things, in an effort to curb emissions in the aviation industry, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the many delights of the Christmas Market in Cologne, Germany! Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: Join hosts Josh and Ollie of the YouTube channel “Jolly”, as they guide you around the Christmastime foods of London’s Borough Market, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Enjoy this performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, featuring Itzahk Perlman, HERE.

Good News: Recapping the phenomenally important news about the major advance toward nuclear fusion from last week, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A splendid wintry poem for the day.

Good To Know: The remarkable backstory about the classic Christmas kid’s song, “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town”!

Good News: A UK teenager who had been diagnosed with “incurable” leukemia has apparently been cured, thanks to a remarkable new treatment, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the marvels of some Christmas markets in the Alsace region of France, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke…

Sounds Good: Kicking off a week celebrating the music of Beethoven, listen to and watch this great performance of his 6th Symphony with Leonard Bernstein and the Vienna Philharmonic, HERE.

Good News: A remarkable property of the parasite that carries leprosy may be able to grow new, healthy livers in HUMANS! Link HERE.

The Good Word: One last quote this week from Jane Austen!

Good To Know: A truly startling fact about escalators…

Good News: Some fun news regarding a poll on people’s feelings about the holiday season!

Wonderful World: Another beautiful virtual vacation! This time: the Cook Islands! Link HERE.

Good For You: Old-Time Radio is very fun and Good For You! Listen to this wonderful Christmastime show starring Bing Crosby, HERE.

Sounds Good: Another amazing live performance from Frank Sinatra! Listen to him singing his classic, “Fly Me To The Moon”, HERE.

Good News: The Nature Conservancy is helping the nation of Barbados to achieve its goal to protect 30% of its territorial waters, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A terrific quote from Jane Austen about…dancing!

Good To Know: An interesting little fact about bobcats.

Good News: Two plant species are being taken off the endangered species list thanks to efforts by scientists and conservationists! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the stunning waters of the Seychelles islands off the coast of Africa! Link HERE.

Good Times: Happy belated birthday to the brilliant pianist, McCoy Tyner! Check out his solo piano performance of “Giant Steps”, HERE.

Sounds Good: More swinging music from Frank Sinatra! Today, check out his classic rendition of “Come Fly With Me”, HERE.

Good News: A huge breakthrough has been achieved in the movement to create nuclear fusion and open up the potential for unlimited clean energy for the world! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A sentiment from Jane Austen with which we can all agree…

Good To Know: A fun fact AND a fun word!

Good News: An incredible story about the rebirth of a devastated coral reef system, HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore those very reefs with National Geographic, HERE.

Good For You: Learn a bit about the gorgeous and melancholy jazz tune, “Christmastime Is Here” by Vince Guaraldi, HERE.

Sounds Good: Another great performance from Frank Sinatra! “You Make Me Feel So Young”, from his live appearance at the Royal Festival Hall in 1962. Check it out HERE.

Good News: The largest trial of the 4-Day work week concluded recently and the results are overwhelmingly positive! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly amazing quote from Jane Austen.

Good To Know: Some important trivia (?) about coffee.

Good News: A solar-powered car is going into mass production, a major milestone in that industry! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a virtual flight over Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head in Oahu, HERE.

Bon Appetit: As long as you’re in Honolulu, grab an epic bowl of noodles at Marukame Udon, HERE.

Sounds Good: More great Christmas music from Frank Sinatra! Link HERE.

Good News: Onshore wind farming is getting a major boost by the UK government, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Jane Austen gives us a lovely quote.

Good To Know: An amazing historic bit of trivia about telephones!

Good News: This year’s Earthshot prize winners have been announced! Learn about them HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a virtual visit to a delightful beach on Oahu, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke!

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to Frank Sinatra! Get some winter cheer with his rendition of “Let It Snow”, HERE

Good News: The European Union passes legislation to fight deforestation from an economic angle, Link HERE.

The Good Word: “A Winter Bluejay” by Sara Teasdale

Good To Know: A truly surprising fact about the snowiest city on Earth!

Good News: France has banned short-haul flights if a shorter train trip is available, a step toward innovation in sustainable aviation technology! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out how Christmas is celebrated in lovely Switzerland, courtesy of the amazing Rick Steves, HERE!

Good Company: Listen to Lin-Manuel Miranda tell the story of the first time he met his idol, “Weird” Al Yankovic, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy (tomorrow) Birthday to the great jazz trumpeter, violinist, singer and dancer, Ray Nance! Check out his performance of “Take The ‘A’ Train”, HERE.

Good News: A species of endangered blue butterfly in Oregon is coming back strong, thanks to amazing conservation efforts, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Listen to the lovely poem, “Snow” by Gillian Clarke

Good To Know: An incredible historical fact about a cold snap in 1911…

Good News: The loss of Mangrove forests worldwide has slowed to practically nothing, thanks to major conservation efforts, Link HERE!

Wonderful World: Take a virtual trip to Italy and see some of that country’s lovely Christmastime festivals and celebrations! Link HERE.

Good Times: Today is the anniversary of the birth of the brilliant painter and muralist, Diego Rivera! Learn about one of his masterpieces, “Man: Controller of the Universe”, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy belated birthday to the amazingly talented trumpeter, singer and all-around entertainer, Louis Prima! Check him out in 1938, HERE!

Good News: A fascinating new method of storing energy is being worked on in Switzerland: a “water battery”! Learn more HERE.

The Good Word: Robert Frost’s classic wintertime poem, “Stopping By The Woods On A Snowy Evening”.

Good To Know: A fascinating fact about snowfall…

Good News: An interesting and unique species of penguin in the Galapagos is getting a hand in its survival, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Enjoy a virtual visit to the wondrous Christmas Market in Stockholm, Sweden’s Old City, HERE.

Good For You: The delightful cooking videos of South Korean couple “Aaron and Claire” are so fun and Good For You! Check out their “15 Minute Chili Garlic Noodles” video, HERE.

Sounds Good: Today we celebrate jazz pianist Teddy Wilson for no particular reason! Watch his amazing solo piano performance in Nice, France, from 1977. Link HERE.

Good News: Bangladesh is home to an incredible movement among farmers to fight drought with basic irrigation techniques, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A splendid wintry poem from Robert Louis Stevenson.

Good To Know: A fun fact about snow!

Good News: Researchers in Ecuador have found 32 species of Harlequin Frog previously believed to be extinct! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the delights of Dublin in the wintertime, HERE.

Bon Appetit: Enjoy a virtual bowl of warming Japanese beef noodle soup, Niku Udon, courtesy of J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, HERE.

Sounds Good: Today is the anniversary of the birth od Dave Brubeck! Check him out, with his iconic quartet, as they perform their hit song, “Take Five”, HERE.

Good News: A baker in an English town, is bringing back an old tradition, the communal oven! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A hauntingly beautiful poem about wintertime, by Emily Bronte.

Good To Know: Some fun facts about snowfall around the world.

Good News: Rolls-Royce and easyJet have created the first green hydrogen powered jet engine, Link HERE!

Wonderful World: Check out the many wonders of Paris in the winter! Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke…

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the phenomenal Cassandra Wilson! Listen to her extraordinary rendition of the Billie Holiday classic, “What A Little Moonlight Can Do”, HERE.

Good News: A 205-room hotel built from timber has just opened in Sweden, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another really brilliant quote from C.S. Lewis!

Good To Know: Some impressive facts about C.S. Lewis and his education.

Good News: The Greek island of Tilos has replaced its landfill with recycling plant that now reduces waste by 85%! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out all the mouth-watering goodies to be enjoyed at German Christmas markets, HERE.

Good Company: Jason “Aquaman” Momoa seems like a delightful fella. Check him out on the Graham Norton Show, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the great jazz singer, Connee Boswell! Watch her singing “Heebie Jeebies” with her sisters HERE.

Good News: The European Union is introducing legislature to reduce plastic bottle waste, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A really lovely quote from C.S. Lewis about friendship!

Good To Know: Another surprising fact about C.S. Lewis and his own feelin.gs about his legacy.

Good News: Even more reason to eat fruits and veggies: they can reduce bowel cancer in me by 22%! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out the delights of this year’s Prague Christmas Market! Link HERE.

Good Times: Learn a bit about birthday boy Georges Seurat and his masterpiece,” An Afternoon at the Island of La Grande Jatte”, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy early birthday to the great pianist, Wynton Kelly! Watch and listen to him play with his phenomenal trio, HERE.

Good News: UNESCO has bestowed protected cultural heritage status on a number of things in the last week, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A wonderful quote from C.S. Lewis

Good To Know: A delightful bit of trivia about C.S. Lewis!

Good News: A huge step forward has been taken in the ongoing fight agains Alzheimer’s Disease, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a look at a half-dozen beautiful Christmas markets in Munich, HERE.

Good For You: Amazing food is always Good For You, and a New York chopped cheese is amazing food! Learn a bit about it HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy belated birthday to Billy Strayhorn! Watch Duke Ellington and his Orchestra performing Strayhorn’s classic composition, “Take The ‘A’ Train”, HERE.

Good News: An energy-saving trial in the UK spared the equivalent of an hour’s output from a gas-fuelled power station, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A delightful quote from C.S. Lewis!

Good To Know: A genuinely startling bit of trivia about C.S. Lewis…

Good News: Low-income families in the UK are being prescribed fresh fruit and vegetables in a nine-month project tackling food poverty and health inequality.

Wonderful World: Take a virtual stroll around the wonders of the Edinburgh Christmas Market, Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: Spend a few minutes watching J. Kenji Lopez-Alt as he whips up some late-night steak tacos, HERE.

Sounds Good: Check out a lovely Tiny Desk Concert featuring Sheku Kanneh-Mason, HERE.

Good News: The European Space Agency has recruited Paralympic sprinter John McFall as the first disabled potential astronaut, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A lovely thought from C.S. Lewis.

Good To Know: A very surprising fact about C.S. Lewis!

Good News: England’s National Health Services will offer support for workers going through menopause, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the wonders of London in the Christmas season, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke!

Sounds Good: Our first great New Artist this week is the phenomenal jazz vocalist, Samara Joy! Listen and watch her recent performance on the Today Show, HERE.

Good News: Nearly 60 nations signed on to add more protections for sharks around the world, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Listen to a great quote about kindness from Abraham Lincoln.

Good To Know: A fun bit of trivia about a Thanksgiving morning tradition!

Good News: Another great step taken in the ongoing fight agains cancer, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the beauty of Descanso Gardens in Souther California, and their winter nighttime experience, Enchant! Link HERE.

Good Company: The brilliant Buster Keaton is always some good company. Check out the first of three episodes in the amazing documentary “A Hard Act to Follow”, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the great Nat Adderley, one of the great trumpet players in jazz! Watch and listen to him perform with the Cannonball Adderley Quintet on “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”, HERE.

Good News: A clever electrical device may be able to save millions of sharks from being accidentally caught by fisher people, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Listen to a lovely reminder about kindness from J.M. Barrie.

Good To Know: A truly surprising fact about a Thanksgiving song…

Good News: Learn about an amazing, 3D-printed neighborhood being built near Austin, Texas, HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn about the delightful ice cream destination, Bi-Rite Creamery, in San Francisco, and their latest incredible flavor! Link HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: Happy birth-anniversary to the brilliant composer, Scott Joplin! Listen to his gorgeous “Palm Leaf Rag”, performed by Morton Gunnar-Larsen, HERE.

Good News: The impending removal of four dams along the Klamath River ensures the return of salmon spawning, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A thought-provoking quote from Mother Theresa.

Good To Know: Learn a bit about the “Butterball Turkey Hotline”!

Good News: More research is showing a link between planting trees (or preserving already-planted trees) and longer life! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out some of the AMAZING pastries available at Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, HERE.

Good For You: Watching great tap dancing is always Good For You, and Monday was the birthday of the phenomenal Eleanor Powell! Check out a performance with Fred Astaire, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the legendary stride pianist, Willie “The Lion” Smith! Watch and listen as he performs the classic stride tune “Carolina Shout”, HERE.

Good News: Hundreds of newly-dug ponds in Switzerland are helping to bring back endangered amphibian populations there! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A lovely quote from the Dalai Lama about kindness!

Good To Know: An impressive fact about turkey-eating at Thanksgiving.

Good News: The London Library is getting a notable new president…Link HERE.

Wonderful World + Bon Appetit: Check out the phenomenal La Torta Gorda, hailed as the best Mexican food in San Francisco, HERE.

Sounds Good: Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the great English composer Benjamin Britten, by listening to his lovely Ceremony of Carols, HERE.

Good News: A new plan to utilize plots of unused land to grow food for needy families in the UK is taking shape, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant reminder about the importance of timely kindness from Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Good To Know: An odd fact about the day after Thanksgiving!

Good News: The UK has its first drug-testing charity organization, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Behold the breathtaking scenery of the Big Sur coastline in California, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke…

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the groundbreaking jazz saxophonist, Coleman Hawkins! Listen to his seminal recording of “Body and Soul” from 1939, HERE.

Good News: The German government will give cash money to people who turn 18 next year, to spend on concerts and theatre performances, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A splendid quote about music from Robert Browning!

Good To Know: A fascinating bit of trivia about the first woman in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Good News: Germany is withdrawing from a terrible “treaty” that allows corporations to sue governments if they lose profits over environmental policy changes, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out 5 amazing street foods in Seoul, South Korea! Link HERE.

Good Company: Spend a few minutes in the very Good Company of the delightful Stanley Tucci as he teaches you how to mix an Old Fashioned cocktail, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday (a little early!) to the great swing bandleader, Tommy Dorsey! Watch him and his band in their prime in 1943, playing the classic “Well Git It!”, HERE.

Good News: An endangered turtle species in Australia is gaining a new lease on existence, Link HERE

The Good Word: Some words of wisdom from Confucius!

Good To Know: A surprising fact about the history of the halftime music at the Super Bowl!

Good News: A community in SOuth Carolina honors its past by feeding the needy in the present, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn about amazing sushi from all around the world, HERE.

Good Times: Happy birthday to the incredible Savion Glover! Watch his mind-blowing performance at the White House, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday, as well, to the brilliant songwriter, Johnny Mercer! Listen to him sing his own composition, “G.I. Jive”, HERE

Good News: Dolly Parton has received an amazing financial prize to use for the charity of her choice! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A wonderful quote about music from Plato!

Good To Know: A fun historic bit of trivia about music in cars…

Good News: The United States Veterans Administration has nearly achieved its goal of housing every homeless veteran in the country, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out “Five Tasty Stories about California” courtesy of Great Big Story, HERE.

Good For You: The phenomenal documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” is a never-ending source of inspiration. Watch a brilliant excerpt HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the amazing Diana Krall! Watch and listen to her and her trio as they swing the classic tune “Deed I Do”, HERE.

Good News: A cellist has founded a record label devoted to women classical music composers, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A lovely quote about music from Albert Einstein!

Good To Know: A pretty amazing fact about Metallica…

Good News: France has taken another move toward promoting widespread use of renewable power, Link HERE.

Wonderful World + Bon Appetit: Learn about some remarkable, multicultural street foods to be enjoyed in London, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy (slightly belated) birthday to the great Aaron Copland! Listen to a brilliant performance of “Appalachian Spring” by Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, HERE.

Good News: A newly released report shows the EU’s carbon emissions dropping form the first time in 16 months, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A wonderful quote about the arts from President Obama.

Good To Know: A GREAT bit of trivia about Dolly Parton’s songwriting skills.

Good News: A brilliant new rewilding scheme is underway in the Iberian Highlands of Spain, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out some of the most incredible bowls of ramen to be had in all of Japan! Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke…

Sounds Good: Happy birthday (yesterday) to the late, great Bennie Moten! Listen to his band’s theme song in a great Bill Holman arrangement for Charlie Barnet’s Orchestra, HERE.

Good News: A long running study has just been released showing great benefits to drinking two cups of black tea a day, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A wonderful reminder from Ella Fitzgerald!

Good To Know: A delightful bit of trivia about Edinburgh’s arts scene.

Good News: More great news for Brazil’s rainforests, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out the many beautiful and historical sights on Edinburgh’s scenic Calton Hill, Link HERE.

Good Company: Learn about Rodin’s “The Thinker” sculpture in the good company of the genius behind Great Art Explained, on YouTube, HERE.

Sounds Good: Wrapping up a full week with Devo, behold their stunning LIVE performance of their seminal song “Freedom Of Choice” in 2013, HERE.

Good News: A new low-cost rail company is starting service in Spain this month, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly wonderful quote from Mahatma Gandhi.

Good To Know: A fun historic fact about Edinburgh and an elephant!

Good News: A Danish energy company is trying a new and innovative plan to combine two eco-friendly concepts, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn about and explore Edinburgh’s lovely, neoclassical New Town, alongside Rick Steves, HERE.

Good Times: Happy birthday to Sesame Street, which debuted on this day in 1969! Check out Jimmy Fallon & The Roots along with some Muppets, as they perform the show’s theme song, HERE.

Sounds Good: Watch Devo perform their truly amazing and inspirational (really!) song, “Through Being Cool”, live in 1981, HERE.

Good News: The psychedelic chemical in magic mushrooms is proving to be a powerful treatment for severe depression, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A lovely quote from the great Walt Whitman.

Good To Know: A splendid fact about Edinburgh!

Good News: England’s Devon coast is getting a savannah, courtesy of the efforts of the National Trust, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a virtual walking tour of Edinburgh’s iconic St. Giles Cathedral, Link HERE.

Good For You: A truly great cup of coffee is definitely Good For You, so check out this video highlighting seven brilliant Edinburgh coffee shops, HERE.

Sounds Good: One of Devo’s catchiest tunes, watch them performing “Girl U Want”, live in 1980, HERE.

Good News: Brazil’s election results bode well for the protection of the Amazon rainforests, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliantly inspirational quote for your day!

Good To Know: An odd fact about one particular penguin in the Edinburgh Zoo…

Good News: A report shows benefits of returning endangered forests to indigenous cultures, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a stroll along Edinburgh’s Royal Mile alongside Rick Steves, HERE.

Bon Appetit: Rick Steves then gives us a visit to the amazing Scotch Whisky emporium “Cadenhead’s”, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: More amazing music from Devo! This time: “Gates of Steel”, live in 1980. Link HERE!

Good News: The Ashden Awards in London celebrate innovative solutions to problems associated with climate change! Check out this year’s winners HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant and thought-provoking quote from Winston Churchill.

Good To Know: A wonderful bit of trivia about the historicity of Edinburgh!

Good News: A cease-fire has been agreed in the four-year civil war in Ethiopia, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Kicking off a week exploring Edinburgh, Scotland! First up: the amazing Edinburgh Castle, alongside the brilliant Rick Steves. Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke!

Sounds Good: The iconic album “Oh, No! It’s DEVO” was released just over 40 years ago! Check out this incredibly talented band performing “Uncontrollable Urge” in 1981, HERE.

Good News: Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, is working to make the center of Paris a 100% cycling and pedestrian zone, link HERE.

The Good Word: Listen to “Beyond The Red River”, by Thomas McGrath.

Good To Know: A delightful fact about summertime in Paris!

Good News: Paris has the ambition to become the “greenest city” in Europe in just a few years, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the sights and foods of Paris alongside Phil Rosenthal in the Paris episode of “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having”, HERE.

Good Company: Spend some much-overdue time in the Good Company of Mister Rogers, HERE.

Sounds Good: The soundtrack to “Ratatouille” is absolutely gorgeous! Listen to one of its iconic tunes, along with some wonderful scenes from the film, HERE.

Good News: The city of Amsterdam has created a fascinating way to help fight litter on their streets, Link HERE.

The Good Word: The delightful poem “When The Frost Is On The Punkin” by James Whitcomb Riley.

Good To Know: Another amazing bit of Parisian trivia!

Good News: Construction works in England have unearthed one of the best examples of Roman road in the world, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn a bit about the gorgeous “Water Lilies” by Monet, as well as the remarkable room in which they are displayed, HERE.

Good Times: Happy birthday to the phenomenal Big Joe Turner! Check out his performance of “Honey Hush”, an outtake from the documentary “Last of the Blue Devils”, HERE.

Sounds Good: Parisian rapper MC Solaar is one of the most important and influential figures in French hip hop; listen to his amazing track “Un Ange En Danger” with jazz bassist Ron Carter, HERE

Good News: 100 universities in the UK have pledged to divest themselves from their investments in oil and gas, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A wonderful and evocative poem about autumn.

Good To Know: A brilliant bit of trivia about how much Parisians love their baguettes!

Good News: The UK-based restaurant chain, Wagamama, is part of a great plan to teach prisoners useful skills for when they are released! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a virtual tour of the Orsay Museum in Paris, courtesy of a Rick Steves Audio Europe walking tour, HERE.

Good For You: Give yourself an hour to soar over Paris with some breathtaking drone footage, HERE.

Sounds Good: Continuing to celebrate Paris, check out Ella Fitzgerald and an all-star trio, as they perform “April In Paris”, HERE.

Good News: A brilliant, volunteer-run “fixing factory” has just opened in Camden, offering to fix electronics and appliances on a pay-what-you-can-afford basis! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A lovely poem celebrating the changes of autumn.

Good To Know: A great fact about a form of communication still in use in Paris!

Good News: An advertising watchdog in the UK has slapped the wrist of banking firm HSBC for “greenwashing” in their ads, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Wonder at the splendors of the Gothic masterpiece, Sainte-Chappelle, HERE.

Bon Appetit: Learn about 5 of the best street foods available in Paris! Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Check out the breathtaking performance, “Tilted”, by Christine and the Queens, HERE.

Good News: The UK’s new Prime Minister has reinstitute the ban on fracking there, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A delightful poem celebrating autumn.

Good To Know: A fun bit of trivia about a certain Parisian cafe!

Good News: Learn a bit about an amazing new rooftop forest being built in London, HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a stroll down a classic pedestrian avenue in Paris, alongside Rick Steves! Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke!

Sounds Good: Check out this amazing clip of Django Reinhardt playing some phenomenal Jazz Manouche, HERE.

Good News: Youth in the UK may now be prescribed activities such as dancing, surfing or rollerskating, for mental health, Link HERE.

The Good Word: T.E. Hulme’s delightful short poem, “Autumn”.

Good To Know: A fun fact about Disneyland!

Good News: Good news from the International Energy Agency’s annual report, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Phil Rosenthal joins an indie folk-rock band for some Mexican barbecue in Portland, Maine. Link HERE.

Good Company: Watch a wonderful interview with the great Louis Armstrong on the Dick Cavett Show in 1970, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Float off into your weekend with the sound of Ella Fitzgerald singing the classic “Early Autumn”, Link HERE.

Good News: Scientists and engineers at Penn State University have made massive breakthroughs in batteries for Electric Vehicles! Link HERE.

The Good Word: Listen to Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s amazing “The Eagle”.

Good To Know: A lovely historic anecdote about Bob Hope…

Good News: An environmental scientist has created an unbelievable method to clean polluted lakes without chemicals, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Join Phil Rosenthal and Julia Sweeney as they visit a Chicago-area icon “Jimmy’s Red Hots”, Link HERE.

Good Times: Happy birthday to the brilliant writer, actor, voice artist, singer and producer, Seth MacFarlane! Check out his delightful appearance on The Graham Norton Show, HERE.

Sounds Good: More autumn-themed music, this time: the lovely jazz ballad “Autumn Leaves”, performed by Johnny Hartman with the John Coltrane Quartet, HERE.

Good News: The formerly hazardously polluted beaches of the Gaza Strip are open for swimming again, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Listen to Lewis Carroll’s classic poem, Jabberwocky.

Good To Know: A fun historical fact about Hershey’s Chocolate bars with Almonds.

Good News: The Island nation of the Maldives is building a floating city to cope with rising sea levels, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Phil Rosenthal and his son Ben visit the amazing Oahu-based restaurant, Pig and the Lady, Link HERE.

Good For You: Pleasant images and music are always Good For You, and this lengthy video of gorgeous autumnal landscapes is perfect! Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Listen to Vince Guaraldi’s contribution to this week’s theme of the music of autumn with his Trio’s rendition of “Autumn Leaves”, Link HERE.

Good News: A new test may help detect some forms of cancer even earlier, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant poem from Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Good To Know: A fascinating bit of information about eye colors.

Good News: Learn about “Speedo Diplomacy”, HERE.

Wonderful World: More amazing travel and food with Phil Rosenthal, Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: Check out the delightful cafe, “Toast”, in Adelaide, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Celebrate the season of autumn all week, starting with “Autumn In New York”, performed by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, Link HERE.

Good News: The Lloyd’s Banking company in the UK has pledged to stop funding new oil & gas projects, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A really lovely quote from PG Wodehouse about real happiness.

Good To Know: An amazing historical fact about women and a cross country motorcycle trip!

Good News: Cycling continues to increase in the UK, even after the pandemic! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a virtual stroll through the delightful Murdoch Avenue, a twin row of massive Moreton Bay fig trees in the Adelaide Botanic Garden, HERE.

Good Company: Check out this insightful interview with birthday boy Dizzy Gillespie on Ralph J. Gleason’s Jazz Casual program, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: …and then watch Dizzy performing alongside the great Louis Armstrong as they play the classic, “Umbrella Man”, HERE.

Good News: Amazing advances in high-resolution satellite photography allows scientists to track endangered whales and help them, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A fine example of PG Wodehouse’s writing skill.

Good To Know: A great fact about Aretha Franklin!

Good News: A reintroduction program for endangered vultures in Europe reached a big point recently, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a historic virtual tour of the gorgeous Morialta Falls near Adelaide via an amazing tourist film from 1930, Link HERE.

Good Times: Happy birthday to the brilliant Fayard Nicholas! Listen to him recount some stories about the filming of the legendary “Chattanooga Choo-Choo” number from Sun Valley Serenade (1941), HERE.

Sounds Good: …and watch that same remarkable performance, HERE.

Good News: 275 rare parrots saved from the path of Hurricane Ian need your help to build a new sanctuary, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly brilliant PG Wodehouse quote.

Good To Know: A delightful fact about Dolly Parton.

Good News: Mini wind turbines could revolutionize wind renewable power! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out the wonders of Cleland Wildlife Park in Adelaide, HERE!

Good For You: Any Mister Rogers Neighborhood is Good For You, so watch this episode, especially the bit at the crayon factory! Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy early birthday (it’s tomorrow) to Jelly Roll Morton! Listen to his seminal composition, “King Porter Stomp” as performed by Wynton Marsalis and Marcus Roberts, HERE!

Good News: The city of Rennes in France has already banned outdoor space heaters, and France is heading in that direction as well, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A pretty thought-provoking quote from PG Wodehouse.

Good To Know: A fun bit of trivia about Elton John’s pianos…

Good News: Restaurants in the Netherlands are banding together to help people struggling with the rising costs of food and energy, for free! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out the brilliant National Wine Centre of Australia in Adelaide, HERE.

Bon Appetit: Get to know one of the bartenders at Adelaide’s famous cocktail spot, Maybe Mae, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the phenomenal Wynton Marsalis! Listen to him expound on the connections between jazz music and democracy before playing “Amazing Grace”, HERE.

Good News: The International Civil Aviation Organisation said it would support an “aspirational” net zero goal for aviation by 2050! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant quote from PG Wodehouse!

Good To Know: The little-known origin of the name behind Margherita pizza…

Good News: A UK-based firm is helping to recycle plastic fishing nets, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out the amazing Adelaide Central Market, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke, this time: imported fresh from Australia!

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the brilliant jazz drummer, Cozy Cole! Check him out playing with the Roy Eldridge Sextet, HERE.

Good News: A music venue is Glasgow is utilizing dancer’s body heat for a power source! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant quote from PG Wodehouse.

Good To Know: A hilarious bit of ancient history…

Good News: The nation of Greece was powered entirely by renewable energy for several hours last week! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: More amazing world travel, and FOOD, with Phil Rosenthal! This time, he visits an incredible market in Madrid, HERE.

Good Company: Hard to imagine better company than Oscar Peterson and Count Basie, especially when they discuss Art Tatum, HERE.

Sounds Good: Speaking of Art Tatum: Happy Birthday to him! Behold his legendary pianistic prowess with this rare clip of him playing Dvorak’s “Humoresque”, HERE.

Good News: A remarkable bit of good news in the fight agains cancer, HERE.

The Good Word: A wonderful quote from P.G. Wodehouse for today.

Good To Know: A fun historical fact about an iconic kind of food…

Good News: A Michelin-starred chef is helping to fight homelessness in London, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Phil Rosenthal, coincidentally also in London here, visits a genuinely Indian restaurant! Link HERE.

Good Times: On October 14th, 1964, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. received the Nobel Prize for Peace. Watch and listen to his acceptance speech, HERE.

Sounds Good: Celebrate the birthday of Ray Brown today by listening to his performance as part of the Oscar Peterson Trio, as they play “Hymn To Freedom”, HERE.

Good News: Stockholm is getting new high-speed electric ferries for commuters, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Some classic P.G. Wodehouse!

Good To Know: A great bit of trivia about baby porcupines…

Good News: Cleaning up war-torn cities in Ukraine with EDM! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out an incredible ice cream shop in Montreal with Phil Rosenthal, HERE.

Good For You: Watching a classic Disney cartoon is always Good For You, and this spooky one is just right for Halloween season! Watch it HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great Ralph Vaughan Williams! Listen to his iconic “Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis” HERE.

Good News: The UK retailer John Lewis is creating a clothing rental scheme to help fight the effects of the fast fashion industry, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly delightful quote from PG Wodehouse!

Good To Know: A fun bit of trivia about cats, large or small…

Good News: London is hosting a “Mental Wealth” festival all week long, Link HERE.

Wonderful World + Bon Appetit: Explore the wonders of a food hawker center in Singapore with Phil Rosenthal, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great jazz drummer Art Blakey! Watch and listen as he and his band, The Jazz Messengers, perform the classic “Moanin'” in 1958, HERE.

Good News: The Mayor of Paris has committed 1 Billion Euros to help clean up the Seine River in Paris and make it swimmable again! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A great quote from PG Wodehouse!

Good To Know: A delightful historic fact about Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart!

Good News: Australia has taken some amazing steps to help break its dependence on coal-fueled power, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Join Phil Rosenthal as he visits an incredible bar and restaurant in Greenville, Mississippi, called the Downtown Grille, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great Thelonious Monk! Watch and listen to the man himself as he performs his classic composition, “Well, You Needn’t”, HERE.

Good News: The Welsh government is putting laws into the books to subsidize farmers for their efforts to farm sustainably, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A wonderful quote from Rumi.

Good To Know: An amazing fact about the continent of Africa.

Good News: The surprising health benefits of an icy water swim, HERE.

Wonderful World: Join Phil Rosenthal as he has a delightful visit to the Syrian restaurant Damas, in Montreal, HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: Happy birthday to David Hidalgo, lead singer and guitarist with Los Lobos! Check him out alongside that band and many amazing guests, HERE.

Good News: The U.S. has recently recorded its 1 millionth organ transplant! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A really brilliant quote from Confucius.

Good To Know: Another great bit of Oreo-related information!

Good News: A remarkable coalition of conservationists, farmers and cattle ranchers are working together to conserve land in Chiapas, Mexico, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Phil Rosenthal takes us to a remarkable restaurant in Chicago called Parachute! Link HERE.

Good For You: Watching master Tap Dancers is always Good For You, so spend a few minutes enjoying the artistry of Jason Samuels Smith, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, and “Lady” Dianne Walker, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to jazz bass wonder Jimmy Blanton! Listen to the remarkable duets he recorded with Duke Ellington in 1940, HERE

Good News: A Stanford University scientist has invented an incredible inexpensive paper microscope, Link HERE.

The Good Word: An important reminder from Aristotle.

Good To Know: A hilarious fact about Double Stuf’d Oreos!

Good News: A UK woman uses her drone camera to help find lost dogs in her area, Link HERE.

Wonderful World + Bon Appetit: Join Phil Rosenthal in San Francisco as he dines at one of his favorite restaurants, State Bird Provisions! Link HERE.

Sounds Good: More amazing tap dancing today, featuring the amazing Tip, Tap & Toe in 1943, Link HERE.

Good News: Volvo is releasing a new line of electric-powered freight trucks in Europe, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A lovely thought from Mark Twain!

Good To Know: A fun fact about two European countries…

Good News: A University of Cincinnati grad student has created a new scoliosis brace for young people, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Join Phil Rosenthal as he visits a family in Marrakech and bakes some bread with them, Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke.

Sounds Good: Enjoy the delightful sounds of tap dancing from a true master, Jimmy Slyde, HERE.

Good News: Honda plans to introduce 10 new electric motorcycles, scooters and mopeds into the Asian market to help fight the air pollution there! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A great quote from TS Eliot.

Good To Know: A fun little fact about the history of the three-point seatbelt.

Good News: The long-dreaded hole in the ozone layer seems to pe on track to close back up permanently by 2070, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: One more visit with Phil Rosenthal to Hawaii! This time, we checkout “The Pig and The Lady”, HERE.

Good Company: Spend a few minutes in the decidedly talented and delightful company of Lin-Manuel Miranda, HERE.

Sounds Good: Wrapping up a week of the music of George Gershwin with a clip of the man himself performing his classic “I Got Rhythm” in 1931. Link HERE.

Good News: Kelp forests can sequester more carbon than the Amazon rainforest, and the kelp forests of Australia are VAST! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A small sample of T.S. Eliot’s magnificent poetry.

Good To Know: A huge fact about blue whales!

Good News: Scientists and preservationists are working desperately to save the dwindling population of the Guam Kingfisher, HERE.

Wonderful World: Phil Rosenthal heads to Portland, Maine, and eats at the amazing Leeward restaurant! Check it out, HERE.

Good Times: Happy belated birthday to the phenomenal jazz pianist, Bud Powell! Watch him performing in 1962, HERE.

Sounds Good: More Gershwin goodness, this time with the wonderful Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers singing and dancing to the classic “They All Laughed”, HERE.

Good News: The population of osprey in England was critically endangered, but their numbers are rebounding very well, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly thought-provoking quote from T.S. Eliot.

Good To Know: A delightful fact about a unit of measurement…

Good News: A 3D-printed house is winning acclaim and awards all over, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Join Phil Rosenthal as he samples the goods at Sweet Magnolia Gelato in Memphis, Tennessee! Link HERE.

Good For You: Sometimes just having something beautiful to watch is plenty Good For You. So put on this Hi-Definition video of the majestic scenery of Australia! Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Continuing to celebrate the works of George Gershwin, take a listen to the monumental “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George and Ira Gershwin Songbook”, HERE

Good News: The Royal Shakespeare Company will have its first female Artistic Director in its entire six-decade history! Link HERE.

The Good Word: An important thought from T.S. Eliot.

Good To Know: A fun fact about newspapers on microfilm at the British Library!

Good News: A farmer in a refugee camp in Gaza stumbled across a major archaeological find, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Come along with Phil Rosenthal as he tries some stunning street tacos in Oaxaca, Mexico! Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: …and then join Phil as he checks out one of the hottest restaurants in Oahu, Mud Hen Water, and learn some things about Hawaiian culture to boot! Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Continuing to celebrate the life of George Gershwin, listen to this amazing performance of “An American In Paris”, HERE.

Good News: Great results are coming in regarding the 4-Day Workweek concept, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A wonderful quote from TS Eliot!

Good To Know: A fascinating fact about India.

Good News: A Swedish startup company is taking orders for their revolutionary battery-powered passenger airplanes, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Kicking off a week exploring the world by way of great food, with Phil Rosenthal as our guide, visit Rio De Janeiro, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke!

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the brilliant George Gershwin! Watch a stunning performance of his classic, “Rhapsody In Blue” performed by Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, HERE

Good News: Denmark has pledged millions to help developing nations cope with the devastations of climate disasters, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A thought-provoking quote from Pericles.

Good To Know: A fun little historical bit of trivia!

Good News: Drug trials are offering a glimmer of hope in the fight against Motor Neuron Disease, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the amazing farmer’s markets in Brisbane, HERE.

Good Company: Spend some time in the delightfully Good Company of Bluey, the Australian-produced children’s cartoons, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great John Coltrane! Watch and listen to him performing in Germany back in 1960! Link HERE.

Good News: Beginning in 2024, sales of peat will be banned in the UK! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant quote from Plato!

Good To Know: An impressive bit of trivia about Sweden…

Good News: The population of Florida’s sea turtles is having its best year on record, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out this brief video about three great restaurants to try in Brisbane, Australia, HERE.

Good Times: On this date in 1989, Irving Berlin passed away at the remarkable age of 101! Watch this rare clip of him performing on the Dinah Shore program, HERE.

Sounds Good: …and then listen to Ella Fitzgerald swing the heck out of an Irving Berlin classic, “Puttin’ On The Ritz”, HERE.

Good News: Amazing study from Oxford University shows the financial benefits, globally, of going green with energy, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A classic quote from Heraclitus.

Good To Know: A delightful and heartwarming bit of Disney trivia!

Good News: A simple blood test could revolutionize early detection of some forms of cancer! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a virtual stroll around the gorgeous Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mount Coot-Tha, Link HERE.

Good For You: Great tap dancing is always Good For You, and today we celebrate the birthday of the late, great Miriam Nelson! Learn more about her HERE.

Sounds Good: …and then watch and listen to Miriam Nelson alongside Rusty Frank, as they perform one of Miriam’s great choreographies, “Play Piano Play”, HERE.

Good News: The owner of Patagonia clothing has turned the whole company into a philanthropic exercise, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant quote from Aristotle.

Good To Know: A surprising fact about shark bites and…New York.

Good News: A rare mammal that hasn’t been seen in London in a century was spotted there recently, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the wonders of Brisbane from above! Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: Let Jamie Oliver show you how to grill up some amazing halloumi skewers, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the great Slam Stewart! Check him out singing his classic hit, “Flat Foot Floogie With A Floy Floy”, HERE.

Good News: A new skin-swab test can detect Parkinson’s Disease! Link HERE.

The Good Word: Wonderful words from Henry David Thoreau.

Good To Know: Some fun and fascinating information about some very particular words!

Good News: The Selfridge’s chain of shops is moving toward the circular economy, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the phenomenal Australia War Museum, HERE.

Good Company: Spend half an hour in the delightfully Good Company of Jack Benny on a classic radio show broadcast from 1939, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great jazz vocalist, Jon Hendricks! Check him out alongside Dave Lambert and Annie Ross as they swing their way through “Doodlin'”! Link HERE.

Good News: After some struggles to get offshoot wind farms going in the UK, the largest single turbine is slated to be built soon, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A lovely thought from Thorin Oakenshield from The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien.

Good To Know: An odd and fun fact about bats giving birth!

Good News: A Scotland-based company’s found a phenomenally useful plant that is being used to fight various environmental concerns all over the world, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the delightful southeast region of England with Rick Steves, HERE.

Good Times: Celebrating Charlie Christian’s birthday all week long in Sounds Good just wasn’t enough, so here’s Christian in the Benny Goodman Sextet, playing the timeless “Stardust”. Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Jonathan Stout (who recorded this podcast’s theme music) is a brilliant player of Charlie Christian’s music. To prove it, here he is, playing the solo from “Stardust”, HERE.

Good News: The state of California is moving forward with an innovative method to combine renewable energy with the many miles of canals, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant thought from Henry David Thoreau!

Good To Know: A fun bit of English language trivia…

Good News: A council in the UK is taking brilliant but understated step to fight fossil fuels, Link HERE.

Wonderful World; Explore the delights of the National Arboretum of Australia, HERE!

Good For You: A good, easy pasta recipe is always Good For You, so check out this one from the brilliant J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy belated birthday to the amazing jazz singer, Mel Torme! Check out his appearance on Ralph J. Gleason’s “Jazz Casual” in 1964, Link HERE.

Good News: The Great Ocean Garbage Patch Cleanup Project reached an important milestone recently! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A wonderful quote from Louis Armstrong.

Good To Know: How loud CAN a trumpet get, anyway…?

Good News: Surfers in the UK are offering free-to-rent boogie boards to fight the disposable ones littering the beaches there. Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn a bit about one of Chicago’s historic cocktail spots, the legendary Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: Spend a delightful few minutes watching Stanley Tucci mix a gin martini, HERE.

Sounds Good: Listen to Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra’s gorgeous rendition of the classic, “Stardust”, HERE.

Good News: The University of Oxford has developed a vastly more effective anti-malaria vaccine, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A classic passage from Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden”.

Good To Know: A surprising fact about some rhyming words…

Good News: Hydrogen-powered trains have taken to the rails in Germany, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a virtual tour of the many delights in Canberra, Australia! Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke!

Sounds Good; Happy belated birthday to the brilliant Harry Connick, Jr. Check out his brilliant performance of the classic “All I Need Is The Girl”, HERE.

Good News: Scientists have found a method to destroy some “forever chemicals”, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly brilliant quote from Mister Rogers.

Good To Know: A counterintuitive fact about time on Venus…

Good News: Great news about renewable wind power in the UK! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a restful few minutes to virtually visit the oasis that is the Main Street Cinema, Link HERE.

Good Company: Spend a few moments listening to a charming story from Disneyland imagineer and legend, Tony Baxter, HERE.

Sounds Good: Nothing but the amazing soundtrack to Disneyland, for your listening pleasure! Check it out HERE.

Good News: South African courts have rejected Shell Oil’s attempts to explore for offshore oil and gas along their coastline, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant quote from Mister ROgers!

Good To Know: Some genuinely fascinating information about a moon of Jupiter…

Good News: Sleeper (overnight) trains are having a comeback in Europe, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Delve into the delightful vehicles that roam Main Street USA at Disneyland, HERE.

Good Times: Learn a bit about legendary Disney animator Frank Thomas in a wonderful documentary HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the brilliant composer, Antonin Dvorak! Watch and listen to the final movement of his iconic “From The New World” symphony, HERE.

Good News: Scientists have achieved a remarkable breakthrough in the ongoing fight against Alzheimer’s Disease, Link HERE.

The Good Word: More wisdom from the great Mister Rogers.

Good To Know: A fun bit of trivia about the planet Mercury!

Good News: A schoolteacher in Canada has discovered a once-in-a-century fossil! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn a bit about the delightful Disneyland Railroad, HERE!

Good For You: Nostalgia is sometimes very Good For You, so take a virtual time travel journey to a day at Disneyland in 1979, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the phenomenal jazz sax player, Sonny Rollins! Check him out, playing his signature tune “St. Thomas”! Link HERE.

Good News: A brilliant non-profit organization in Los Angeles has kept millions of pounds of produce out of landfills and to needy people, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A very famous quote from Mister Rogers.

Good To Know: An amazing bit of trivia about the planet Saturn!

Good News: An ambitious project is soon to cover California’s irrigation canals with solar panels, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a relaxing cruise around the Rivers Of America aboard Disneyland’s Mark Twain Riverboat, HERE.

Bon Appetit: Learn how the gorgeous Manhattan Cocktail is prepared at the Carthay Circle Lounge at Disney’s California Adventure! Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday (tomorrow) to the brilliant trumpeter, Joe Newman! Listen to his swinging rendition of “Jive At Five”, HERE.

Good News: Scientists have finally developed an inexpensive way to break down polystyrene, Link HERE.

The Good Word: More great thoughts from Mister Rogers!

Good To Know: Some fascinating information about Mars…

Good News: Australian scientists and engineers have had a breakthrough in their efforts to grow coral to help restore reefs, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn some fascinating things about Main Street U.S.A. at Disneyland, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke!

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to Anton Bruckner! Listen to his brilliant “Os Just” performed by the Vienna Philharmonic and the Monteverdi Choir, HERE.

Good News: An amazing t-shirt company makes their wares from recycled previous t-shirts! Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another amazing quote from Mister Rogers.

Good To Know: An amazing fact about the effects The Moon has on the surface of the Earth!

Good News: A new type of artificial cartilage may give hope to the millions of people who suffer from arthritic knees, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn the remarkable history of Disneyland’s legendary Space Mountain, HERE.

Good Company: Listen to an amazing interview with one of the great pianists of jazz, Horace Silver, HERE.

Sounds Good:…and then listen to Horace Silver actually playing with his brilliant quintet in 1958, HERE.

Good News: A Dutch firm is using a vastly more environmentally friendly form of vinyl to make records, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A very famous quote from Mister Rogers.

Good To Know: A brilliant bit of trivia about The Moon!

Good News: A barber shop in England is offering free haircuts to help locals cope with the cost-of-living crisis, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn about the amazing history of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland, HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: Happy belated birthday to the brilliant song-and-dance man, Donald O’Connor! Check him out, dancing with Gene Kelly, in a 1959 TV special, HERE.

Good News: France has announced legislation to ban all advertising for fossil fuels and related products, Link HERE.

The Good Word: More wisdom from Mister Rogers!

Good To Know: More interesting information about The Moon…

Good News: Wolves are finding their way back into the Swiss Alps, having been chased out thirty years ago, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn about the secrets and history of Disneyland’s amazing Indiana Jones Adventure, HERE.

Good For You: Check out the classic Disneyland TV special, “Disneyland After Dark” from 1962, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the great classical music composer, Amilcare Ponchielli! Listen to his brilliant “Dance of the Hours” and watch the classic animation from Fantasia, HERE.

Good News: The active component in “magic mushrooms” may help fight several mental issues, including alcohol dependency! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly classic quote from Mister Rogers!

Good To Know: Another interesting tidbit about The Moon…

Good News: Scientists at Cambridge University have created artificial leaves that can generate clean fuel from water, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn a bit about the history of the classic Disneyland attraction, the Haunted Mansion, HERE.

Bon Appetit: A brief but informative little video about the origins of Disneyland’s iconic treat, the churro, is HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy belated birthday to the iconic jazz musician, Charlie “Bird” Parker! Check him out, live in 1951, performing the classic bebop tune “Hot House” with Dizzy Gillespie, HERE.

Good News: Doctors in the UK can soon prescribe bicycles and walking as part of a massive public health initiative, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A great quote from Mister Rogers.

Good To Know: Some fascinating facts about The Moon!

Good News: Healthy life expectancy rose by a full decade in Africa, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn about the amazing history of The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disneyland! Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke!

Sounds Good: Happy belated birthday to Danny Love AND Lester Young! Watch and listen to Lester Young playing in the classic short film, “Jammin’ The Blues”, HERE.

Good News: Research from the University of Southern Denmark highlights loads of environmental benefits of mass bicycle use, Link HERE.

The Good Word: One more great quote from Count Basie for this week!

Good To Know: An impressive fact about woodpeckers.

Good News: An endangered butterfly species has come back spectacularly, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out the amazing breakfasts available at Portland’s Pine State Biscuits, HERE.

Good Company: Happy Birthday to the phenomenal Branford Marsalis! Listen to this interview wherein he talks about how he approaches his craft. Link HERE.

Sounds Good: And then listen to Branford Marsalis and his Quartet, as they perform the theme song of this podcast, “On The Sunny Side Of The Street”, HERE.

Good News: A UK based vegan football team is making waves and has been promoted to the UK’s League One, AND plans to build their stadium out of wood! Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another terrific quote from Count Basie.

Good To Know: An impressive bit of trivia about how well African Grey Parrots can speak!

Good News: The city of Manchester, England, has created a delightful mew park, inspired by New York City’s High Line, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out the amazing Russian restaurant, Kachka, in Portland, Oregon! Link HERE.

Good Times: Happy belated birthday to Claude Debussy! Listen to the great conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen as he explains the differences and similarities between Debussy and his contemporary, Ravel, HERE.

Sounds Good: Continuing to celebrate Debussy, listen to (and watch) this extraordinary performance of one of his most famous works, Suite Bergamasque, HERE.

Good News: The Netherlands is hosting a one-in-a-decade expo dedicated to helping Europe build more environmentally friendly cities! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A terrific quote from Count Basie!

Good To Know: Some surprising facts about hummingbirds.

Good News: Battery-farmed eggs will be phased out in Australia! Link HERE.

Wonderful World + Good For You: Experience the delights of the Portland Japanese Garden, HERE.

Sounds Good: One more once for Count Basie’s birthday! Today, it’s Basie and his orchestra performing the slow-swingin’ ‘Lil Darlin” and then taking us home with “One O’Clock Jump”! Link HERE

Good News: Conservation efforts in Argentina have led to the birth of at least two baby Jaguar cubs recently! Link HERE.

The Good Word: More great life advice on individualism, from Count Basie!

Good To Know: A pretty fun fact about sleeping ducks.

Good News: Paris is offering up to 4,000 Euros for people to switch from automobiles to cargo bikes, Link HERE.

Wonderful World + Bon Appetit: Take a trip to the South Pacific, right in Portland, Oregon! Visit the Polynesian cocktail paradise that is Hale Pele, HERE.

Sounds Good: The birthday celebration of Count Basie continues, this time with their fiery performance of “Whirly-Bird” live on the Ed Sullivan Show! Link HERE.

Good News: A breakthrough in to restore vision to certain blind people, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A great bit of life advice from Count Basie.

Good To Know: A startling fact about ostriches…

Good News: The Inflationary Reduction Act was passed by Congress recently, a huge step forward in the fight agains climate change, among other things!

Wonderful World: Check out the amazing Screen Door restaurant in Portland, Oregon! Specializing in Southern comfort foods, it’s a delight. Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke!

Sounds Good: Happy belated birthday to the immortal Count Basie! Check him out playing with his orchestra in 1941, swinging “Dance of the Gremlins” and “Swingin’ The Blues”, HERE.

Good News: Research shows a major effect in the fight against dementia through creative endeavors, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A very thought-provoking quote from Salman Rushdie.

Good To Know: A fun series of historic trivia regarding hummus!

Good News: The tiger population in Nepal has had a remarkable improvement, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out the amazing foods on offer at the Adelaide Central Market, Link HERE.

Good Company: Spend a few minutes in the very Good Company of Oscar Peterson as he regales you with some splendid stories, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Wrapping up a full week immersed in the music of Oscar Peterson, check out the OP Trio as a part of a full Jazz At The Philharmonic concert, HERE.

Good News: A species of iguana that was locally extinct in the Galapagos has been reintroduced and has begun breeding! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly great quote from Salman Rushdie.

Good To Know: A surprising bit of information about…mustard!

Good News: The UN General Assembly has passed a non-binding resolution stating that everyone of Earth has the right to a clean, healthy environment, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a little walking tour of the Garden of Unearthly Delights a the Adelaide Fringe Festival, HERE.

Good Times: Happy 115th Birthday to Seattle’s amazing Pike Place Market! Learn a bit about the history of this remarkable place HERE.

Sounds Good: Continuing our celebration of Oscar Peterson all week long, check out the OP Trio as they accompany Nat “King” Cole on the lovely jazz tune, Tenderly. Link HERE.

Good News: A coastal Italian town is using marble sculptures thrown into the sea to fight illegal trawling, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly amazing passage written by Salman Rushdie.

Good To Know: Some surprising (?) information about wasabi!

Good News: Your health may be boosted by the scents and aromas of nature, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn about the amazing wine culture of Australia with a visit to the National Wine Center of Australia in Adelaide, HERE.

Good For You: Turning again to the wholesome wonder of the Australian children’s program, Bluey! Check out a travel-themed collection of clips, HERE.

Sounds Good: More brilliant music from the Oscar Peterson Trio! This time: “Bags Groove”, from the same amazing concert in Denmark in 1964. Listen and watch HERE.

Good News: Waitrose, a UK supermarket chain, has joined several other retailers in removing “use by” labels from food in an effort to get consumers to waste less food, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly wonderful passage from Salman Rushdie’s “Midnight’s Children”.

Good To Know: Some interesting information about ketchup!

Good News: It turns out that using smartphones may actually IMPROVE human memory, rather than detract from it! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out the delights of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, HERE.

Bon Appetit: Learn about the many, many delectable reasons you should eat your way across Australia, HERE.

Sound Good: Continuing our weeklong celebration of Oscar Peterson, check out the OP Trio’s performance of Duke Ellington’s classic “C-Jam Blues”, HERE.

Good News: Legislation has been passed by the US Congress to offer financial incentives for various carbon emission-fighting things, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A great quote from the brilliant author, Salman Rushdie.

Good To Know: An interesting bit of information about…mayonaise!

Good News: University of Oxford scientists have taken an important step towards eco-labels for food, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Get a brief overview of many wonderful things to see and do in delightful Adelaide, South Australia! Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke!

Sounds Good: Kicking off a weeklong celebration of the life and music of Oscar Peterson, check out the Oscar Peterson Trio in Denmark in 1964, performing the phenomenal “Hymn To Freedom”, HERE.

Good News: Salmon are being returned to the McCloud River in Northern California for the first time in over 80 years, to the joy of Native tribes in the area, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A genuinely lovely quote from Plutarch.

Good To Know: One trivia story debunked in favor of an equally odd one!

Good News: The Biden Administration passes legislation to plant 1.2 Billion trees to help reforestation efforts, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Visit the lovely Italian countryside around Umbria, and the city of Assisi, alongside the great Rick Steves, HERE.

Good Company: Get a sneak preview of next week’s Sounds Good honoree, Oscar Peterson, with a delightful appearance on the Dick Cavett Show from 1979, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday (yesterday) to the brilliant clarinet and alto sax player, Russell Procope! Check out his gorgeous solo on “Mood Indigo” with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra in 1952, HERE.

Good News: Scientists and engineers have created a method to turn water into carbon-neutral jet fuel, link HERE.

The Good Word: An important thought from Aristotle.

Good To Know: A surprising historical fact about George Washington!

Good News: More evidence of the mental health benefits of gardening! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Join Rick Steves as he shares with you one of his favorite places on Earth, the delightful Cinque Terre region of Italy, HERE.

Good Times: Happy Anniversary to the Beatle’s classic film “A Hard Day’s Night”! Check out a compilation of all the musical scenes of that movie, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy Birthday to the great, and greatly underrated, swing pianist, Jess Stacy! Watch and listen as he performs with Bob Crosby’s Bobcats, HERE.

Good News: Students at a University in The Netherlands have created a prototype car that eliminates more CO2 than it creates! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A classic quote from the illustrious Socrates.

Good To Know: The surprising story behind one particular chair at Yale University…

Good News: A Japanese newspaper is fighting environmental damage by embedding seeds in its compostable pages, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Wander the lovely city of Milan and relax at Lake Como, courtesy of Rick Steves, HERE.

Good For You + Sounds Good: Happy belated birthday to the blues and jazz singer, Jimmy Witherspoon! His vocals are truly Good For You, so check them out HERE

Good News: The largest offshore wind farm in Europe is slated to go online soon off the coast of Scotland! Link HERE

The Good Word: A powerful reminder from Ancient Greek leader Pericles.

Good To Know: A tragic yet triumphant bit of historical trivia.

Good News: A fascinating new method of gathering scallops, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the stunningly beautiful Amalfi Coast of Italy, HERE.

Bon Appetit: Whet your appetite with this lovely excerpt from Rick Steves Europe all about the slow food of Tuscany! Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy belated birthday to the great swing and R&B bandleader, Lucky Millinder! Check out this performance featuring singer Annisteen Allen, HERE.

Good News: Cheetahs, extinct for decades, are being reintroduced into India, Link HERE.

The Good Word: An important reminder from Ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus.

Good To Know: A fun fact about some familiar movie monsters!

Good News: Toyota will start producing cargo bikes for use in France! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Kicking off a week exploring Italy alongside Rick Steves, take half an hour to wander the delightful hill towns of that country, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke…

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the amazing multi-instrumentalist Benny Carter! Check him out performing in Vienna at age 84 (!!!) HERE.

Good News: Sacred groves around temples in India are inadvertently protecting the biodiversity in those spots, link HERE.

The Good Word: One more great quote from Louis Armstrong.

Good To Know: Another surprising fact about trumpets!

Good News: A village in the Cotswolds in England is taking on speeding on a local road by planting wildflowers, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out some amazing footage of Louis Armstrong onstage at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in 1954, HERE.

Good Company: Learn some more about the remarkable life of Louis Armstrong HERE.

Sounds Good: Enjoy nearly a whole hour of Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars as they perform in Australia in 1964! Link HERE.

Good News: “Botswana is making historic new progress agains HIV”, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly profound Louis Armstrong quote.

Good To Know: Another surprising fact about trumpets!

Good News: Major progress in the growth of endangered tiger populations, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Travel to New Orleans and learn about one of that city’s native cocktails, the classic Sazerac, Link HERE.

Good Times: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO LOUIS ARMSTRONG! Learn about his life and impact from the phenomenal New Orleans musician, Jon Batiste, HERE.

Sounds Good: Listen to the sublime and gorgeous “West End Blues” by Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven, HERE.

Good News: An alternative fuel startup is partnering with a brewery to create biogas from the brewer’s waste, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A classic quote from Louis Armstrong.

Good To Know: A pretty cool fact about trumpets!

Good News: The State of Delaware is introducing a program to subsidize solar power for low and middle income families, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Spend some time at NYC’s now-extinct Pegu Club and its founder, the legendary Audrey Saunders. Link HERE.

Good For You: Truly great espresso is definitely Good For You, and James Hoffmann is here to guide you through it all, HERE.

Sounds Good: Watch this phenomenal film of Louis Armstrong onstage in Copenhagen in 1934, swinging his way through three classics! It’s all HERE.

Good News: The Great Ocean Garbage Patch Cleanup Project reached an important milestone recently! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A wonderful quote from Louis Armstrong.

Good To Know: How loud CAN a trumpet get, anyway…?

Good News: Surfers in the UK are offering free-to-rent boogie boards to fight the disposable ones littering the beaches there. Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn a bit about one of Chicago’s historic cocktail spots, the legendary Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: Spend a delightful few minutes watching Stanley Tucci mix a gin martini, HERE.

Sounds Good: Listen to Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra’s gorgeous rendition of the classic, “Stardust”, HERE.

Good News: Germany cut the cost of using trains to just 9 Euros a month to encourage people to ditch their cars, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A lovely quote from Louis Armstrong.

Good To Know: A truly surprising fact about some ancient trumpets.

Good News: Spain’s short and medium distance train travel will be completely free from September 1st through the end of the year, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a delightful tour around some of the best speakeasies and cocktail bars of New Orleans, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke!

Sounds Good: Kicking off a full week celebrating Louis Armstrong, listen to his seminal early classic, “Potato Head Blues”, HERE.

Good News: Botswana has drastically reduced the incidence of mother-to-infant HIV transmission through amazing efforts, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Wrapping up a week of JRR Tolkien quotes with a pair of memorable ones.

Good To Know: A pretty cool fact about boiling water on Mount Everest.

Good News: The population of an adorable but endangered flightless parrot in New Zealand has rebounded to the highest numbers on record! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: One more day exploring England alongside Rick Steves brings us to delightful London! Link HERE.

Good Company: Learn a bit about the brief but brilliant life of our Sounds Good featured artist, Charlie Christian, HERE.

Sounds Good: Listen to a phenomenal recording of Charlie Christian jamming after hours on the song “Topsy” and showing his ideas that would influence jazz music forever. It’s HERE.

Good News: European Bison have been reintroduced to England’s wilderness and are roaming free for the first time in two thousand years! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly thoughtful quote from JRR Tolkien.

Good To Know: A startling fact from the depths of Medieval history…

Good News: London is experiencing a real cycling renaissance, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Our tour of England with Rick Steves continues today, with a visit to Northern England and the lovely city of Durham and its stunning cathedral! Link HERE.

Good For You: Phil Rosenthal’s delightful travel/food/life shows (Somebody Feed Phil & I’ll Have What Phil’s Having) are definitively Good For You. Check out the Tokyo episode, HERE.

Sounds Good: The first of three straight days celebrating the upcoming birthday of the great jazz and swing guitarist, Charlie Christian! Listen to his seminal solo on “Rose Room”, HERE.

Good News: Scientists and medical researchers have created an actual CURE for hemophilia B, a dangerous blood disorder! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A classic and familiar quote from Gandalf in The Lord Of The Rings.

Good To Know: A weird fact about a very odd lake in Australia!

Good News: The reintroduction of tortoises to an island in the Galapagos is showing a wonderful side effect on that islands flora, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Continuing to explore England with Rick Steves, today we visit the heart of England, Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: Take a look at Austin, Texas’s justifiably famous Torchy’s Tacos! Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great swing era bandleader and trumpeter, Erskine Hawkins! Check him out, leading an all-star band in 1979, performing a swing era classic, “Raid The Joint”, HERE.

Good News: Women’s health issues are getting a major financial boost from the UK government, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A wonderful quote from The Fellowship Of The Ring, by JRR Tolkien

Good To Know: A fun fact about Mark Twain!

Good News: Climate advocacy groups in the UK won a landmark case agains the government last week! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Kicking off a whole week exploring England alongside Rick Steves, we begin in the west of England! Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke!

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the legendary alto sax player, Johnny Hodges! Listen to him play three numbers, LIVE, with Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, HERE.

Good News: Colombia is poised to set aside 123,500 square miles of land and sea for conservation, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A genuinely thought-provoking quote from Lewis Carroll!

Good To Know: Learn about the largest ice cream sundae ever made!

Good News: A rare blue parrot which went extinct in the wild has returned to Brazil after concerted conservation efforts, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn about, and explore, the phenomenal Great Barrier Reef, HERE.

Good Company: Spend about ten delightful minutes in the very Good Company of Will Rogers! Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy One-Week-Late Birthday to Cal Tjader! Listen to his Latin Jazz classic, “Guachi Guara”, featuring Poncho Sanchez on congas, HERE.

Good News: Major drops in the cost of renewable energy implies potential for progress in the fight agains climate change! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly profound quote from the classic book, The Phantom Tollbooth.

Good To Know: An impressive statistic about ice cream in American households.

Good News: NASA is helping to research the benefits of green rooftops on buildings to fight the heat island effect in urban areas, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a little Hawaiian vacation with this stunning video taken over the gorgeous waves of the North Shore of Oahu, HERE.

Good Times: Happy birthday to the amazing artist and kinetic sculptor, Alexander Calder! Learn more about his life and art, HERE.

Sounds Good: Give yourself a sonic hug with Colin “Men At Work” Hay and a great amateur choir, as they perform his classic song, “Overkill”. Link HERE.

Good News: Conservation efforts are helping Europe’s endangered species experience a rebound in their numbers, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A lovely quote from Antione de Saint-Exupery’s classic The Little Prince.

Good To Know: A surprising bit of trivia about ice cream consumption…

Good News: A professor in Boston has created a 100% recyclable paper that can cool buildings without using electricity! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore a stunning stretch of coastal road, Australia’s The Great Ocean Road, and its iconic sight, The Twelve Apostles, with this LINK.

Good For You: A long, relaxing, scenic drive can be very Good For You, and this video shows you 10 great road trips in the U.S. Check it out HERE.

Sounds Good: Tomorrow would have been Sonny Clarke’s birthday, so celebrate with his classic hard bop album “Cool Struttin'” and its title track, HERE.

Good News: Some of the money invested in pensions and retirement funds aids deforestation…Use THIS GUIDE to find out how to avoid that.

The Good Word: A truly wonderful quote from C.S. Lewis.

Good To Know: Some historical ice cream trivia!

Good News: New, plant-based bottles are coming to your liquor store shelves! Learn about this incredible innovation HERE.

Wonderful World: Spend a few minutes virtually diving the waters of Palau in Micronesia, HERE.

Bon Appetit: Need something quick, easy, and delicious for dinner tonight? Watch the delightful YouTube chef, Marion Grasby, as she makes 15-minute garlic shrimp udon noodles, HERE.

Sounds Good: Watch the brilliant Creedence Clearwater Revival perform “Down On The Corner” LIVE on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1969, HERE.

Good News: A great philanthropist, educator and civil rights activist, Mary McLeod Bethune, has a new statue in the Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol, replacing a statue of a confederate general! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A splendid quote from Roald Dahl!

Good To Know: A classic bit of trivia about some ice cream-adjacent history.

Good News: A new clothing-repair hub is opening in Amsterdam to help counter the effects of the fast fashion industry, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn about, and witness, the amazing UNESCO-protected Belize Barrier Reef, Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke!

Sounds Good: Revel in the beauty of summertime with this soundtrack, Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony! Link HERE.

Good News: Spain is subsidizing rail travel through the end of the year to help ease the difficult cost of living crisis, link HERE.

The Good Word: John Steinbeck talks about his friend Woody Guthrie.

Good To Know: A great fact about the immigrant historical roots of a beloved chocolate brand in the U.S…

Good News: The European Union has introduced groundbreaking legislation to completely ban two pesticides linked to damaging pollinator populations, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out the amazing history of booze in Kansas City and learn about the burgeoning cocktail scene there! Link HERE.

Good Company: Want to learn more about the phenomenal Woody Guthrie? Look no further than this American Masters documentary, HERE.

Sounds Good: Listen to one last great Woody Guthrie song this week, the remarkable anti-fascist World War II song “So Long It’s Been Good To Know You”, HERE.

Good News: Newly released research shows a major bounce back in the population of Fin Whales in the Antarctic, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another brilliant quote from John Steinbeck.

Good To Know: A pair of delightful facts about cotton candy!

Good News: Canada will ban a slew of single use plastics by the end of this year, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Enjoy a virtual visit to the Bix Beiderbecke Museum in Davenport, Iowa, HERE.

Good Times: Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Gustav Klimt and learn a bit about one of his masterpieces, “The Kiss”, HERE.

Sounds Good: A whole host of amazing musicians take the stage at the Kennedy Center to honor Woody Guthrie by singing his classic “This Land Is Your Land”, Link HERE.

Good News: A new study shows that the total amount and type of weekly exercise matters more than the frequency thereof! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A deeply thought-provoking quote from John Steinbeck.

Good To Know: A genuinely surprising set of facts about chocolate production and consumption!

Good News: Research shows that being a strongly optimistic person relates to a longer lifespan, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Continuing to explore the American Midwest, we drop in on Sid’s Diner, one of the iconic places to get an Oklahoma onion burger! Link HERE.

Good For You: Any time you can watch Phil Rosenthal travel, eat, and make friends is time well spent. Watch the entirety of the Paris episode of initial travel/food show, “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having”, HERE.

Sounds Good: Legendary Boston-based punk band Dropkick Murphys are releasing an entire album of Woody Guthrie music later this year! Learn more about it, HERE.

Good News: One of the busiest airports in Europe will cut flights by 11% to help fight carbon emissions, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A great quote from the brilliant John Steinbeck.

Good To Know: A truly delightful bit of candy bar trivia!

Good News: Englands National Health Services will begin delivering chemotherapy drugs to patients on the Isle Of Wight soon, Link HERE!

Wonderful World: Visit a truly classic roadside attraction, the World’s Largest Easel, in Goodland, Kansas! Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: Check out an award-winning regional culinary specialty, the giant pork tenderloin sandwich of Iowa, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Listen to Woody Guthrie’s scathing indictment of the treatment of Oklahoma migrants headed to California in his classic song “Do Re Mi”, HERE.

Good News: White rhinos have been relocated from South Africa to the Zinave National Park in Mozambique, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A great quote from John Steinbeck’s “East Of Eden”.

Good To Know: An interesting tidbit about the legacy of candy in the U.S.

Good News: A thermal battery that uses sand in its technology went online in Finland, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: A classic roadside attraction in Wilson, Kansas, check out the World’s Largest Czech Egg, Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke!

Sounds Good: Our first installment in this week’s theme: the music and legacy of Woody Guthrie! We start off hearing his performance of some alternate lyrics to his classic song “This Land Is Your Land”, HERE.

Good News: The government of India has introduced legislation to ban some single-use plastics, an important first step! Link HERE.

The Good Word: An excerpt from Walt Whitman’s iconic poem, “Song Of Myself”!

Good To Know: A surprising fact about the history of the thistle.

Good News: Ecuador is halting mining projects on indigenous and protected lands, saving millions of acres of Amazon rainforest, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the many historic wonders of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, HERE.

Good Company: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are always good company. Watch them dance together in the splendid “Isn’t This A Lovely Day (To Be Caught In The Rain)”, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday (tomorrow) to the brilliant classical music composer, Ottorino Respighi. Watch brilliant animation set to his classic “Pines Of Rome” from Fantasia 2000, HERE.

Good News: A team of scientists have created an amazing means of filtering out heavy metals from water using vegetable oil waste, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A classic excerpt from “Walden” by Henry David Thoreau.

Good To Know: Learn a bit about the various plants related to the rose!

Good News: A new bioabsorbable implant can help manage pain without the use of drugs or opioids, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: The U.S. Capitol is a beautiful and historically significant building, and you can take a virtual tour of it HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great jazz fusion keyboard player Joe Zawinul! Listen to him performing his classic “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” with the Cannonball Adderley Quintet, HERE

Good News: NOAA is seeking to create a marine sanctuary to protect an underwater canyon off the coast of New York, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Shakespeare’s classic Sonnet 18!

Good To Know: A surprising culinary fact about tulip bulbs.

Good News: A plumber with a heart of gold has created a company to take care of some of England’s most vulnerable and created a GoFundMe to help make it happen, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn a thing or two about the remarkable Library of Congress, HERE.

Good For You: Watching a few minutes of Tom Hanks on The Graham Norton Show is definitely Good For You. Check it out HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy early birthday to the brilliant jazz sax player, Hank Mobley! Listen to his seminal album, Soul Station, HERE.

Good News: The Provincial Government in Bali has announced an action plan to eliminate single-use plastics by the end of 2022! Link HERE.

The Good Word: The wonderful poem “To The Virgins, To Make Much Of Time”, by Robert Herrick.

Good To Know: Cool facts about dandelions!

Good News: A giant battery installation on Oahu will enable that island to shut down a coal-fueled power plant, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a fascinating tour inside the Washington Monument, HERE.

Bon Appetit: It’s burger season! Watch the phenomenal chef J. Kenji Lopez-Alt as he makes a late-night onion burger, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy belated birthday to the late, great jazz vocalist Johnny Hartman. Listen to his brilliant album with John Coltrane, HERE.

Good News: Research shows that there are likely ten times more ancient trees in England than previously thought, Link HERE.

The Good Word: “I Hear America Singing” by Walt Whitman

Good To Know: A great historical fact about the current American flag!

Good News: Canada will ban most single-use plastic starting at the end of this year! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn a thing or two about the beautiful and inspiring Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C., HERE.

Good One: Your weekly HILARIOUS (?) joke!

Sounds Good: Celebrate Independence Day in the U.S. with some rousing music by John Philip Sousa, performed by John Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra! Link HERE

Good News: The EU has agreed to impressive legislation to fight climate change within this decade, Link HERE.

The Good Word: The brilliant and famous poem “O Me! O Life!” by Walt Whitman.

Good To Know: A genuinely surprising fact about our solar system’s asteroid belt!

Good News: Learn more about the incredible environment competition, The Afri-Plastics Challenge, HERE!

Wonderful World: Get a brief overview of the many wonders to be found in Central America, courtesy of Lonely Planet. Link HERE.

Good Company + Sounds Good: Happy birthday, tomorrow, to the legendary jazz pianist, Ahmad Jamal! Check out this great INTERVIEW, and then listen to Jamal and his trio performing “Poinciana”, HERE.