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.

Good News: Eating more fish may fight the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease, Link HERE.

The Good Word: “No Man Is An Island”, by John Donne.

Good To Know: A truly fascinating fact about outer space…

Good News: Amazing new aquatic drones and other inventions are helping to catch plastic waste in rivers before it gets to the oceans, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore some of the myriad delights of Costa Rica, HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: Celebrating the life and artistry of the brilliant finger style guitarist, Chet Atkins! Check out his remarkable performance of “Dark Eyes”, HERE.

Good News: A tech startup in Tunisia has created a portable machine that can create drinking water out of water vapor in the air, Link HERE.

The Good Word: An amazing and powerful poem from Ha Jin.

Good To Know: Some interesting facts about the planet Mercury!

Good News: A rare orchid, believed to be extinct in Vermont, has been rediscovered there after more than a century! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Spend a few minutes exploring the many wonders of the city of Buenos Aires, HERE.

Good For You: The delightful and wholesome Australian-produced children’s show “Bluey” is absolutely Good For You. Check it out HERE.

Sounds Good: More amazing summertime music, today from the brilliant Bob Marley and the Wailers, performing “Stir It Up” in 1973. Link HERE.

Good News: Good news for polar bears in the face of global warming, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A lovely poem by Philip Larkin.

Good To Know: A genuinely impressive fact about our knowledge of Mars.

Good News: The government of Spain has approved legislation to fight food waste! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a quick virtual tour of Colombia, HERE.

Bon Appetit: Learn how to make a Colombian specialty, arepas guajiras, courtesy of Kenji, HERE.

Sounds Good: Travel to the sun-kissed coast of South America via the gorgeous music of Bebel Gilberto, HERE.

Good News: A new type of temporary electronic wrist tattoo can provide vital blood pressure information, Link HERE.

The Good Word: An excerpt from Walt Whitman’s classic poem, “Song Of Myself”.

Good To Know: A genuinely fascinating astronomical fact!

Good News: A biodegradable, plant-based alternative to plastic wrap has been created! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Kicking off a week exploring Central and South America, check out this brilliant video from National Geographic about Peru, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly HILARIOUS (?) joke!

Sounds Good: The sultry sounds of summer are up this week, starting with another gorgeous performance by Buena Vista Social Club, performing “Candela” live in Amsterdam, HERE.

Good News: One in every five British councils are involved in the Rewilding Movement, link HERE.

The Good Word: A classic short poem from Robert Frost.

Good To Know: A startling fact about the planet (?) Pluto…

Good News: The EU Commission has drafted legislation to reverse biodiversity loss, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take about ten minutes to learn about some of the highlights of the remarkable Austrian city of Salzburg, Link HERE.

Good Company: The heartwarming and powerful TV show “Ted Lasso” took the world by storm awhile back. Find out a little bit of why, HERE.

Sounds Good: Celebrate the onset of warmer weather with the gorgeous and languid song “Chan Chan”, from the soundtrack to the 1999 documentary “Buena Vista Social Club”, HERE.

Good News: The EU parliament has voted on legislation to ban all CO2 emissions in automobiles, beginning in 2035, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Listen to the poem “The Summer Day”, by Mary Oliver.

Good To Know: A classic bit of trivia about sharks and cows!

Good News: Vitamin D deficiency has been shown to be linked to dementia, giving hope for preventative measures, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: A little more exploration of the wonders of Vienna and its surroundings, HERE.

Good Times: The Antarctic Treaty came into effect on this day in 1961, so learn a thing or two about that amazing continent, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy belated birthday to the brilliant big band vocalist, Ella Johnson! Listen to her swinging rendition of “Alright, Okay, You Win”, HERE.

Good News: Bus stops in the UK city of Birmingham have beet transformed into stained glass art galleries, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A stunningly beautiful poem from Nobel Prize winner Sir Derek Walcott.

Good To Know: A genuinely startling fact about pineapples!

Good News: The UK economy could get a 1.6-billion-pound boost if policies were used to fight air pollution, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a little virtual tour of Vienna, courtesy of the amazing Rick Steves, Link HERE.

Good For You: One of the great documentaries of the last few decades, “Jiro Dreams Of Sushi” is now available on YouTube, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great jazz bassist, Milt Hinton! Check him out performing at the age of 82, HERE.

Good News: The city of Madrid plans to construct a remarkable new vertical park to creat “natural air conditioning” for the area, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Listen to “The Guest House” by Rumi.

Good To Know: A very surprising fact about human evolution!

Good News: The government of Spain is working toward cutting food waste significantly, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Tour the many sights and wonders of the Austrian city of Innsbruck, HERE.

Bon Appetit: …And while you’re there, sample some of Innsbruck’s culinary delights, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy belated birthday to the late, great Eric Dolphy! Listen to his quintet as they swing their way through the jazz standard, “On Green Dolphin Street”, HERE.

Good News: Research conducted in the UK shows a huge portion of the population is unplugging from the negative news sources and finding alternatives, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A lovely poem from the great Wendell Berry.

Good To Know: A stunning fact about trees…

Good News: Low-carbon airships are coming to the fore in European travel! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the wonders and delights of the city of Salzburg and the surrounding Austrian countryside, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke.

Sounds Good: Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the amazing composer, Jacques Offenbach, by listening to the overture to “Orpheus in the Underworld”, HERE.

Good News: The nation of Albania has committed to preserving the Vjosa River in its pristine state, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A wonderful quote from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

Good To Know: A startling bit of information about saffron…

Good News: Recent research throws some light on surprising positive aftereffects of the pandemic lockdowns! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a two-and-a-half minute virtual vacation and explore the islands of Fiji from the air! Link HERE.

Good Company: A brilliantly written, light-hearted book always makes for Good Company, and the master of such works is PG Wodehouse! Learn a bit about him from Stephen Fry, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday (tomorrow!) to the Swing Era piano giant, Benny Payne! Listen to his phenomenal duet, with Fats Waller, on the classic “St. Louis Blues”, HERE.

Good News: A new study shows a correlation between physical well-being and optimism! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A wonderful quote from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II!

Good To Know: A surprising bit of trivia about wasabi…

Good News: A great story about an endangered sea turtle species, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the delights of the island of St. Lucia, HERE.

Good Times: Happy birthday to the brilliant Dutch artist, M.C. Escher! Learn about this remarkable person HERE.

Sounds Good: Tomorrow is the anniversary of the birth of the phenomenal composer and conductor, Igor Stravinsky! Listen to the finale of his “Firebird Suite” HERE.

Good News: A new study indicates that internal combustion engine vehicle sales is in “terminal decline” thanks to an upswing in electric vehicle sales! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly important quote from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

Good To Know: A surprising bit of information about vanilla!

Good News: Recent analysis ranks the best cities in the world for work/life balance, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take an AMAZING 360-degree virtual tour of Oahu, HERE.

Good For You + Sounds Good: Give your virtual Hawaiian vacation a splendid soundtrack with 100 Vintage Hawaiian Songs, HERE.

Good News: Check out the remarkable benefits of a glass of beetroot juice a day, HERE.

The Good Word: A truly thought-provoking quote from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

Good To Know: A surprising historical fact about basil…

Good News: Low-Traffic Neighborhoods in London are showing many benefits, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a little aerial tour of the stunningly beautiful Maldives, HERE.

Bon Appetit: Check out the amazing Mexican Barbecue and Market, Terlingua! Located in Portland, Maine, let Phil Rosenthal show you around, HERE.

Sounds Good: One more great performance from the remarkable Doc Cheatham! Watch his performance of “On The Sunny Side of the Street”, HERE.

Good News: Finland has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2035! Link HERE.

The Good Word: An important reminder from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth.

Good To Know: Some interesting information about paprika!

Good News: A nature reserve in Scotland is set to double in size! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the beauty and wonder of Bora Bora, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke!

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great jazz trumpeter, Doc Cheatham! Watch him play the classic “Struttin’ With Some Barbecue”, HERE.

Good News: A six-month trial of the four-day-workweek concept is now underway in the UK! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A wonderfully inspiring quote from GK Chesterton.

Good To Know: An amazing fact about the national orchestra of Monaco…

Good News: Electric cargo bikes will be getting a great upgrade in the form of solar panels! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a nostalgic visit to Disneyland, circa 1979! Link HERE.

Good Company: Spend half an hour in the very Good Company of Walt Disney as he is interviewed in 1963, HERE.

Sounds Good: It doesn’t get any better than the phenomenal album, “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book”. Give it a listen, HERE.

Good News: A citizen-led initiative in Mexico City will cover 1,000 freeway pillars in vertical gardens! Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another wonderfully thought-provoking quote from G.K. Chesterton.

Good To Know: A fun bit of trivia about country music…

Good News: Need more reason to drink coffee everyday? Here you go…LINK.

Wonderful World: Take a stroll through the scenic wonders of Butchart Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia, HERE.

Good Times: Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Cole Porter and watch the brilliant American Masters documentary about him, HERE.

Sounds Good: Listen to one of the only recordings of Cole Porter’s classic “Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love”” featuring ALL the words, with Louis Armstrong and the Oscar Peterson Trio, HERE.

Good News: The world’s biggest plant has been discovered off the coast of Western Australia, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A clever thought from G.K. Chesterton!

Good To Know: A fascinating bit of historical trivia about a certain piano.

Good News: The European Union has lowered their greenhouse gas emissions by 34% over the bas year of 1990, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the many wonders of Yellowstone National Park, HERE.

Good For You + Sounds Good: Watch Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers perform the Cole Porter classic song, “Night and Day”, HERE.

Good News: Four European nations have pledged to drastically increase their offshore wind energy production by 2050, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant thought from G.K. Chesterton.

Good To Know: A great bit of trivia about vinyl record sales!

Good News: The Netherlands is taking a step to eliminate fossil fuel powered boilers in Dutch homes, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the majestic Columbia River gorge, HERE.

Bon Appetit: Portland, Oregon has a phenomenal food truck scene! Learn more about it HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy upcoming birthday to the prolifically talented Cole Porter (June 9th!) Listen to one of his classic songs, “Don’t Fence Me In”, sung by Bing Crosby, HERE

Good News: The South Pacific nation of Niue is planning to make 100% of its surrounding waters into a marine conservation area! Link HERE.

The Good Word: More great thoughts from G.K. Chesterton.

Good To Know: A surprising fact about a music industry legend…

Good News: Fantastic news about the growth of renewable energy from the International Energy Agency, HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a little virtual vacation down the Oregon Coast, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke!

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the great Swing Era bandleader, Jimmie Lunceford! Check him out, leading his orchestra in their classic hit, “Rhythm Is Our Business”, HERE.

Good News: The population of One-Horned Rhinos in India and Nepal is on the rise! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A quote worth pondering, from G.K. Chesterton.

Good To Know: A delightful fact about Pennsylvania, the home state of Mister Rogers!

Good News: Major progress is being made in Africa, in the fight agains Sleeping Sickness, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Enjoy the spectacle of a classic gin martini being crafted for you in the hands of a brilliant bartender at the Savoy Hotel in London! Link HERE.

Good Company: Check out the time Julia Child stopped by Mister Rogers Neighborhood and showed him a recipe for some spaghetti, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the brilliant musician, composer and arranger, Oliver Nelson! Listen to the classic track “Stolen Moments” from his seminal album “The Blues and the Abstract Truth”, HERE.

Good News: Amazing news about the monarch butterfly populations in North America, Link HERE.

The Good Word: An amazingly good quote from G.K. Chesterton,

Good To Know: A surprising little fact about the state of Iowa!

Good News: A major gift to the Big Brothers / Big Sisters of America Organization will help their amazing mission, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: The glories of the Full English Breakfast are celebrated here, at the famed Regency Cafe in London! Link HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the brilliant English composer, Edward Elgar! Most famous in the US for “Pomp and Circumstance”, listen instead to his amazing “Enigma Variations”, HERE.

Good News: Earth removed to create a new train line in London has been repurposed to help create a seaside bird reserve in Essex, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A wonder-filled quote from G.K. Chesterton.

Good To Know: A genuinely surprising fact about the state of Delaware!

Good News: A movement is underway to use the available space atop European buildings to create urban green spaces! Link <a href="http://<iframe title="vimeo-player" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/544990624?h=72891253a5&quot; width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out the greatest hot chocolate in London (the world…?), Dark Sugars Chocolates, HERE.

Good For You + Sounds Good: Celebrate the anniversary of the release of the seminal album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band! Learn more about it HERE.

Good News: Great news about dramatic increases in endangered mammal populations in Europe, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly brilliant quote from G.K. Chesterton.

Good To Know: A pretty amazing fact about a state park in Arkansas!

Good News: A research team in Singapore is using recycled glass as a major component in 3D printed concrete! Link HERE.

Wonderful World + Bon Appetit: Explore the sights, sounds and tastes of the delightful Borough Market on the south bank of the Thames River in London, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to one of the best jazz bass players of all time, Christian McBride! Check him out with his trio in 2016, playing the classic “Tangerine”, HERE.

Good News: Research has identified seven lifestyle habits that can help stave off the onset of dementia, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A wonderful quote from the great G.K. Chesterton.

Good To Know: A delightful fact about the flag of the state of Alaska!

Good News: Some remarkable news on the progress of creating nature preserves in the UK! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore four classic London coffee institutions alongside coffee scholar James Hoffman, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke!

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the incredible jazz musician, Benny Goodman! Check him out in his prime, with his phenomenal orchestra, in 1963, playing “Bugle Call Rag” HERE.

Good News: The “Green Nobel Prizes” have been awarded recently! Learn more HERE.

The Good Word: A truly splendid quote from Leo Tolstoy.

Good To Know: Some surprising and useful information about rhubarb…

Good News: Potential hope in the ongoing fight against climate change, centering around methane, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Let Rick Steves show you around Hamburg, Erfurt, Wittenburg and Wurzburg! Link HERE.

Good Company: Spend a few minutes in the very Good Company of the great Wynton Marsalis as he talks about the jazz legends he knew, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the phenomenal Afro-Cuban jazz pianist, Gonzalo Rubalcaba! Watch and listen to him perform “Autumn Leaves”, HERE.

Good News: An offshore wind farm is being used to help grow new coral, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A really wonderful quote about nature, by John Muir.

Good To Know: A genuinely impressive fact about pomegranates!

Good News: A massive trial of the 4-Day-Work-Week idea gets underway next month in the UK, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Let Rick Steves show you around the wonders of the city of Berlin, Link HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the legendary Miles Davis! Watch an astonishing performance of the song “So What” from the seminal Kind Of blue album, HERE!

Good News: A report newly published in Belgium has shown some impressive correlation between old, big urban trees and improved health and well-being, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A wonderful quote about nature, from Henry David Thoreau.

Good To Know: Some interesting information about cranberries!

Good News: The European Union is moving forward with a plan to require solar panels on all public buildings by 2025, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a scenic cruise down the Rhine River in Germany and stroll the historic streets of Rothenburg, alongside Rick Steves! Link HERE.

Good For You + Sounds Good: Happy birthday to one of the most important swing dancers of all time, Frankie Manning! Watch him dance in the phenomenal dance scene from “Hellzapoppin'”, HERE.

Good News: The Chelsea Flower Show has banned the use of artificial turf, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A lovely excerpt of a poem by Lord Byron, celebrating nature.

Good To Know: A pleasant bit of information about donut peaches!

Good News: Comedy is being prescribed to help fight trauma and depression in the UK, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the wonders of Frankfurt and Nurnberg, with your guide Rick Steves, HERE.

Bon Appetit: Curious about street food in Berlin? Check out this splendid video about a few of the can’t-miss specialties, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy Birthday to the great tap dancer, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson! Watch him perform his signature stair dance routine, HERE

Good News: Robotic surgery on bladder cancer is showing some great results, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A great quote about nature from John Muir.

Good To Know: A startling fact about some very expensive fruit…

Good News: New Zealand has published its roadmap for zero emissions HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a splendid tour of Munich and the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, courtesy of Rick Steves, Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke!

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to one of the greatest bandleaders of the Swing Era, the amazing Artie Shaw! Check him out, leading his band in their biggest hit, “Begin The Beguine”, HERE.

Good News: England creates a new “Super Nature Reserve”, Link HERE.

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

Good To Know: Some fascinating information about prehistoric timekeeping.

Good News: 2021 was a record year for the removal of dams from European waterways! Learn more HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out this phenomenal video collection of 20 of the most beautiful waterfalls in New Zealand, HERE.

Good Company: Spend about half an hour listening to Rick Steves share his thoughts on “Why We Travel”. Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birth anniversary (tomorrow) to the phenomenally talented Thomas “Fats” Waller! Listen to him share his incredible musical gifts on his classic “Handful Of Keys”, HERE.

Good News: A football club in England has hosted Eid prayers for the local Muslim community! Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another great quote about children’s literature from C.S. Lewis.

Good To Know: A little history about time zones!

Good News: A new bi-national park is being created straddling the border between the United States and Mexico, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out the phenomenal Iguazu Falls in Venezuela and Brazil, Link HERE.

Good Times: Remembering the eruption of Mt. St. Helens on May 18, 1980, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the incredible blues shouter, Big Joe Turner! Check him out performing in 1954, HERE

Good News: A floating solar farm in Portugal is slated to go live in July, Link HERE.

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

Good To Know: Some fascinating information about the number of days in a year…

Good News: Covid vaccines have been shown to lower the number of stillbirths, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a little virtual tour of the many gorgeous waterfalls of Yosemite National Park, HERE.

Good For You: The classic Saturday Morning cartoon, Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears, are very good for you. Watch a few HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great jazz sax player, Paul Quinichette! Listen to his amazing solo at the start of “One O’Clock Jump”, HERE.

Good News: Spain is instituting up to three days of menstrual leave each month for any woman who wants it, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly brilliant quote from C.S. Lewis.

Good To Know: Some genuinely fascinating information about time…

Good News: The State of California hit a great milestone on the path to 100% renewable energy on its power grid, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the mighty Mosi-oa-Tunya Falls in Africa, HERE.

Bon Appetit: Summer is a-coming! Time to grill up some…cheese? YES! Join Jamie Oliver and make some amazing halloumi skewers on the BBQ, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the legendary, and wildly eccentric, composer Erik Satie! Listen to one of his most famous works, Gymnopedie No. 1, HERE.

Good News: A new precedent is being set in the Philippines, to hold corporations responsible for their roles in the climate change crisis, Link HERE.

The Good Word: An absolutely delightful quote from C.S. Lewis.

Good To Know: A little bit of fascinating information about how we measure time.

Good News: The Smithsonian Institution is beginning a new policy of returning artifacts and times that have been acquired under dubious circumstances. Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Join National Geographic to learn a bit about the remarkable Angel Falls of Venezuela, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke!

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great Woody Herman! Check him out, along with his hard-swinging orchestra, as they perform “Caldonia” on the Ed Sullivan Show, HERE.

Good News: A battery-powered aircraft completed two test flights from the airfield of Little Snoring, in the UK! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A short, but thought-provoking quote from J.M. Barrie.

Good To Know: Learn a bit about the largest cheese ever made!

Good News: A vaccine is showing promise in the fight against Multiple Sclerosis, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Wrapping up a week exploring Italy, we spend an evening enjoying the culinary delights of Florence, with Rick Steves! Link HERE.

Good Company: Mister Rogers is always Good Company, so spend about fifteen minutes watching his interviews on the Charlie Rose Show, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the amazing jazz pianist, Red Garland! Listen to the Red Garland Trio as they swing their way through “Stompin’ At The Savoy”, HERE.

Good News: Research shows that replacing beef protein production with microbial protein production could help fight deforestation, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A delightful quote from J.M. Barrie!

Good To Know: A brilliant historical fact about cheese…

Good News: A housing co-op in Barcelona has won an award for its brilliant architecture which also involves some amazing social initiatives! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Let Rick Steves show you the wonders to be found on the back streets of Rome, Link HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the amazing French composer, Gabriel Faure! Listen to his delightful “Pavane”, accompanied by the paintings of Claude Monet, HERE

Good News: A brilliant conservation group is helping to use several ideas to protect big cats around the world, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A splendid quote from the brilliant author J.M. Barrie.

Good To Know: Some information to give your more reason to eat cheese…

Good News: A brilliant new scheme to help promote urban gardens in the UK! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a little virtual guided tour around the wonders of Venice, Italy, courtesy of the great Rick Steves, HERE.

Good For You: Learning about great art is always Good For You, so take fifteen minutes and learn a thing or two about Salvador Dali and his classic paining “The Persistence of Memory”, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the phenomenally prolific songwriter, Irving Berlin! Watch a wonderful segment from CBS Sunday Morning on his life and work, HERE.

Good News: Renewable energy production comes to the Mediterranean Sea with the first offshore wind farm in that region! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A genuinely heartwarming quote from J.M. Barrie!

Good To Know: A surprising bit of trivia about cheesemaking!

Good News: Some brilliant new research has been released about yet more reason to transition to an Electric Vehicle, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out the scenic wonder of Italy’s coastal paradise, the Cinque Terre! Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: Take a few minutes out of your day and let Stanley Tucci mix you a Negroni, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the phenomenal Fred Astaire! Check him out in his triple-threat glory as he sings (with Ginger Rogers) and dances (alone!) to “I Won’t Dance”, HERE.

Good News: Gun crimes in the city of London have declined significantly! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A splendid quote from J.M. Barrie.

Good To Know: A great, historical fact about cheese.

Good News: The rhino population of Mozambique is BACK! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore some of the lovely sights in Florence, Italy, and its surrounding countryside, courtesy of Rick Steves! Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly good (?) joke!

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the brilliantly talented pianist, composer, and arranger, Mary Lou Williams! Listen to her swing her classic Swing Era anthem, “Roll ‘Em”, HERE.

Good News: The nation of Japan has recorded their lowest-ever annual emissions since record-keeping began! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly brilliant and lovely quote from Robert Browning.

Good To Know: An odd fact about some books and a motorway…

Good News: The US has begun to restore environmental protections that had been suspended by the previous administration, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Spend some time watching the stunningly beautiful cherry blossoms of the campus of the University of Washington, HERE.

Good Company: Check out one of the great tap dance acts of all time, Buck & Bubbles, HERE.

Sounds Good: Tomorrow is the anniversary of the premier of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Watch and listen to a breathtaking performance of the whole symphony, HERE.

Good News: The EU is moving to put legislation in place to remove toxic chemicals from loads of sources, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly great quote from Robert Browning!

Good To Know: Ever wonder what the most expensive book in the world is…?

Good News: More great headway being made in the fight agains cancer! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Taking a cruise across Puget Sound on one of the Washington State Ferries in the springtime is a delight! Learn more about these ships HERE.

Good Times: On this date in 1961, Alan Shepard, Jr. became the first American astronaut in space. Learn more HERE.

Sounds Good: Check out Duke Ellington and his Orchestra as they perform one of their hit pop songs, the amazing “Satin Doll”, HERE.

Good News: A section of the Thames River in Oxford has been designated a “River Bathing Site”, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly great quote from Robert Browning.

Good To Know: A lovely bit of information about books and trees!

Good News: A brand new festival has recently kicked off in London, and its all about Free Books! Learn more HERE.

Wonderful World: Give yourself a virtual getaway with two hours of HD video of the magnificent Snoqualmie Falls, Link HERE.

Good For You: Learning about great art is always Good For You, so go spend half an hour with the brilliant YouTube channel “Great Art Explained” and learn about the Mona Lisa, HERE.

Sounds Good: Duke Ellington and his Orchestra perform their theme song, “Take The ‘A’ Train” live at the Salle Pleyel in Paris in 1958, featuring the dynamic Ray Nance and Paul Gonsalves, HERE.

Good News: A new online map allows you to explore the many rewilding efforts taking hold all around the world! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A rightly famous poem by Robert Browning.

Good To Know: What IS the longest sentence in world literature?

Good News: A UK startup is hoping to get beachgoers to trade polystyrene bodyboards for non-disposable wooden ones, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a look at one of the most iconic springtime happenings in the Pacific Northwest, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival! Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: A brilliant listing of one reviewers take on the 15 best eateries in Pike Place Market, HERE.

Sounds Good: Listen to the gorgeous and haunting “Mood Indigo” recorded by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra in 1931, Link HERE.

Good News: New technology will allow solar panels to generate power even at night! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A great quote from Robert Browning.

Good To Know: A great word to describe a particular aspect of the love of books…

Good News: The Dutch railway system is taking on disposable coffee cup waste, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Celebrating the Pacific Northwest in the springtime, check out Mount Rainier in it’s floral glory, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke!

Sounds Good: Kicking off a week celebrating the life and music of Duke Ellington, check out the earliest film of them, performing 1930! Link HERE.

Good News: The government of the province of Quebec in Canada has completely banned the exploration and production of oil and gas, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A delightful bit of verse from William Shakespeare.

Good To Know: The surprising reason Shakespeare started writing sonnets…

Good News: Scientists have identified potential coral reef sanctuaries for marine life in the face of climate change, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out this brilliant video on the history of the lovely Disneyland Railroad, HERE.

Good Company + Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the great Duke Ellington! Check out this remarkable performance of “It Don’t Mean A Thing” with Duke and his Orchestra AND Ella Fitzgerald, HERE

Good News: The government of the state of Victoria in Australia has committed millions of Australian dollars to help protect land for endangered species and carbon storage, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A short but pithy quote from Shakespeare.

Good To Know: A fascinating bit of trivia about Shakespeare’s plays!

Good News: Some genuinely hopeful research has been released about the endangered Green Sea Turtle population, Link HERE.

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

Good Times: Check out a fascinating video giving an overview of the Kon-Tiki expedition which launched on this day in 1947, HERE.

Sounds Good: Ella Fitzgerald’s first big hit song was “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” and you can see her performing it in this excerpt from a 1942 movie, HERE.

Good News: A gorgeous salt water lagoon in Spain is now protected with the same level of rights as a citizen! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A dazzling quote from Shakespeare!

Good To Know: A stellar bit of trivia about Shakespeare and some of his characters.

Good News: A French design startup is bringing lovely bioluminescent light to the streets of a village near Paris, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn a bit of fascinating history about the development of The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland! Link HERE.

Good For You: Two amazing things that are Good For You, together in one video clip! Phil Rosenthal and the wonders of Disney/Pixar’s “Ratatouille”, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: More amazing footage of Ella Fitzgerald, this time performing her incredible rendition of “How High There Moon” featuring quotes from Charlie Parker solos in her scatting! Link HERE.

Good News: Sir David Attenborough has been given the title “Champion of the Earth” by the UN! Learn more HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant Shakespeare quote on his birthday!

Good To Know: A genuinely surprising fact about some Shakespeare plays you can read in another language…

Good News: A brilliant breakthrough in the fight against prostate cancer, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Watch the delightful TV special that Walt Disney produced to give the public a peek into the development of “Disneyland”, HERE.

Bon Appetit: Learn about the history of the beloved Disneyland treat, the Dole Whip, HERE.

Sounds Good: Be amazed at the last TV appearance of Ella Fitzgerald and her phenomenal performance of the song “Too Close For Comfort”, HERE.

Good News: The Basic Income for the Arts scheme has finally launched in Ireland! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A great Shakespeare quote about aging well.

Good To Know: A genuinely surprising fact about Shakespeare.

Good News: Classical piano virtuoso Lang Lang is donating keyboards to kids all across the UK, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Disneyland played host to the great Louis Armstrong in 1962 for the “Disneyland After Dark” TV special. Watch that amazing segment, HERE.

Good One: Your hilarious (?) joke for the week!

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the legendary Ella Fitzgerald! Watch and listen as she swings “April In Paris” in 1957, Link HERE.

Good News: A breakthrough in solar power storage! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A classic and pithy quote from William Shakespeare.

Good To Know: A surprising link between Shakespeare and starlings…

Good News: The city of Munich is taking a huge step forward in adding solar power to their bus fleet, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a little virtual tour of the home and school of Shakespeare, HERE.

Good Company: Spend a few minutes in the very Good Company of Dame Judi Dench as she talks about the art of acting and speaking the works of Shakespeare, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great Paul Chambers! Check him out with in a performance with the Miles Davis Quintet (minus Miles on this tune…) in 1960, HERE.

Good News: A brilliant new test on blood proteins doubles the chance to diagnose heart attacks, strokes and heart failure early! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A fantastic quote from Shakespeare’s As You Like It.

Good To Know: Some great facts about Shakespeare’s influence on the English language.

Good News: Pinterest takes the lead among social media platforms, in the fight agains climate change misinformation, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore and learn about the many homes associated with Shakespeare and his family, HERE.

Good Times: Celebrating the birthday of the “Father of Modern Bicycles in England”, James Starley. Learn about the evolution of bicycle design via a great short animation, HERE.

Sounds Good: The music of the age of Shakespeare, played on period-accurate instruments, HERE.

Good News: A new report shows that its getting cheaper and easier to lower emissions, Link HERE.

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

Good To Know: More interesting facts about Shakespeare’s parents!

Good News: Some great news about electric car sales in the UK, link HERE.

Wonderful World: A brilliant mini-documentary on The Globe Theatre in London, HERE.

Good For You: Check out the trailer for the wonderful 1993 film adaptation of “Much Ado About Nothing” directed by Kenneth Branagh, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy Birthday to “El Rey”, Tito Puente! Watch him give a blistering performance in 1965, HERE.

Good News: A 12-year old with Cerebral Palsy was gifted a new bionic exoskeleton that enables him to walk and play for the first time, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant quote from Shakespeare.

Good To Know: A perhaps startling fact about Shakespeare and his wedding to Anne Hathaway.

Good News: A 30-year study on Alzheimer’s Disease has yielded loads of helpful new information about the role of genetic links, link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the home of Shakespeare, the lovely and historic Stratford-Upon-Avon, courtesy of the Smithsonian Channel, HERE.

Bon Appetit: Learn about the culinary delights of the wealthy of Elizabethan England, from renowned food historian Ivan Day and the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the brilliant Lionel Hampton! Dig a 1957 performance of his theme tune “Flying Home” HERE.

Good News: Some great news about the fight against climate change was just published in the journal Nature, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A classic quote from William Shakespeare!

Good To Know: A brilliant bit of trivia about Shakespeare’s father.

Good News: A new, all-female news group has been launched in historically misogynistic Somalia, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn a thing or two about London in the age of Shakespeare, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke!

Sounds Good: Take a look and a listen to the dancing and music that was a part of courtly life in Elizabethan-Era England, courtesy of The Met, HERE.

Good News: The Rainforest Trust is looking to protect 125 million acres by 2025, and they are well on their way, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A timely and important quote from the late Anwar Sadat.

Good To Know: A delightful little fact about ancient Egyptians and their pastimes.

Good News: An Airbus A380 in France has completed a test light powered entirely on used cooking oil, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn a thing or two about the famously mysterious Timbuktu, HERE.

Good Company: Spend a few minutes in the very good company of Charlie Chaplin, HERE.

Sounds Good: …And be entertained by Chaplin as well, with his hilarious barbershop routine to Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No. 5, HERE.

Good News: The Mattel toy company is taking great steps to create more environmentally friendly toys, Link HERE.

The Good Word: More wisdom from The Egyptian Book Of The Dead.

Good To Know: A genuinely surprising fact about ancient Egyptian workers.

Good News: UK medical technology is trialling a new “artificial pancreas” for diabetes sufferers, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a little tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site, Tikal, in Guatemala, HERE.

Good Times: Happy birthday to The Grapes of Wrath! Check out a brilliant scene from the 1940 film adaptation, HERE.

Sounds Good: And Happy birthday to the “Empress of the Blues”, Bessie Smith! Watch and listen as she performs “St. Louis Blues” HERE.

Good News: An incredible Nigerian startup has created a low-cost, portable unit to treat jaundice in newborns, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Timeless wisdom from Ali Ibn Abi Talib

Good To Know: Some interesting information about ancient Egyptian doctors!

Good News: Schools using mindfulness and meditation to help schoolchildren improve their mental health and lives! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the incredible Rani Ki Vav stepwell in India, HERE.

Good For You: Old Time Radio Shows are definitely Good For You, and The Lone Ranger is one of the quintessential shows from that era! Listen to a few episodes for yourself, HERE.

Sounds Good: Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the great jazz sax player, Bud Freeman, by listening to his performance at the Nice Jazz Festival in 1978, HERE.

Good News: An innovative social program in Amsterdam aims to help get economically homeless people back on their feet, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Some timeless wisdom from an actual Pharaoh.

Good To Know: Some more surprising trivia about ancient Egypt and women!

Good News: A brilliant company in West Virginia is turning former coal surface mining land into lavender fields! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a stunningly beautiful virtual hot air balloon ride over the sprawling and gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage site of Bagan, Myanmar! Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: Learn a fast and authentic recipe for Pad Thai, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the lovely big band singer Helen Forrest! Listen to her lightly swinging take on the classic “Comes Love” with Artie Shaw and His Orchestra, HERE.

Good News: An innovative startup in Nairobi is creating a brilliant solution to the dire water shortage in Kenya, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant quote from the Egyptian Book Of The Dead.

Good To Know: A pretty surprising fact about and ancient Egyptian (?)

Good News: Booklovers worldwide rally to help rebuild a beloved bookstore in Gaza, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the wonders of the ancient Mayan archeological site, Chichen Itza, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke!

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the phenomenal Herbie Hancock! Check him out, with an all-star band, playing his classic “Cantaloupe Island”, HERE.

Good News: Panama has voted to enact “Rights of Nature” laws into the books, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A very important quote from Charles Dickens.

Good To Know: A pretty great bit of trivia about marshmallow Peeps…

Good News: A design firm in the Netherlands has come up with some innovative uses for decommissioned wind turbine blades! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a delightful virtual cruise down the Brisbane River, HERE.

Good Company: Have your tissues at the ready for this splendid little video featuring the wonderful human, Chadwick Boseman, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great Carmen McRae! Listen to her swing “Bye Bye Blackbird” accompanied by Count Basie! Link HERE.

Good News: The government of the UK will subsidize the use of green fertilizers over artificial fertilizers, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A thought-provoking quote from Truman Capote.

Good To Know: A hilarious and odd fact about “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and China.

Good News: Rwandan farmers are now the sole proprietors of the largest tea producer in the country, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a brief tour of the “Seven Best Cafes in Brisbane”, Link HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: Celebrate the birthday of the phenomenal Billie Holiday, and listen to her delightful recording of “The Way You Look Tonight” from 1936, HERE!

Good News: A new treatment for bowel cancer is being trialled in the UK with spectacular results so far, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant and important quote from Charlotte Bronte.

Good To Know: Some important and fascinating facts about good sleep.

Good News: A potential breakthrough in the fight against COPD is showing great promise in the UK, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Visit a splendid whiskey-based cocktail bar in Brisbane: The Cobbler! Link HERE.

Good For You: Getting outdoors and exploring the beauties of nature all around us is always Good For You, so use this fantastic trailfinding tool from alltrails.com HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great jazz drummer Stan Levey! Check him out, swinging the rhythm for Stan Kenton & His Orchestra, HERE

Good News: A butterfly species that has been battling extinction has bounced back admirably, thanks to conservation efforts! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant thought from Leo Tolstoy.

Good To Know: A favorite piece of historic trivia about the news…

Good News: A diabetes-prevention program in the UK is showing its amazing results, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Visit the absolutely charming bookstore and cafe, Riverbend Books and the Double Shot Cafe, in the Brisbane suburb of Bulimba, HERE.

Bon Appetit: Halloumi is an AMAZING cheese and its everywhere in Australia! Check out the brilliant British chef, Jamie Oliver, as he shows you a terrific recipe for halloumi skewers, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great sax player, Stanley Turrentine! Listen to his gorgeous rendition of the Gershwin classic, “The Way You Look Tonight”, HERE.

Good News: The most remote pub in the whole UK has been saved thanks to the efforts of the tiny Scottish town it serves! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant, classic quote from Oscar Wilde.

Good To Know: A surprising historic fact about donuts…

Good News: The loudest bird in Britain, the bittern, has been saved from extinction in the UK (again)! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a delightful stroll around scenic Mount Coot-Tha and the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke!

Sounds Good: Happy birth anniversary to the iconic jazz trumpeter James “Bubber” Miley! Listen to his amazing muted trumpet playing on the Ellington classic, “The Mooche”, HERE.

Good News: Global renewable energy reached an amazing milestone recently, Link HERE.

The Good Word: One more great quote from Henry David Thoreau for the week.

Good To Know: A genuinely surprising fact about the history of milk in tea.

Good News: Check out a fantastic rundown of the various steps being take all across Europe to boost the use of renewable energy!

Wonderful World: Explore some of the wonderful historic sites to be enjoyed all around San Diego, California! Link HERE.

Good Company: Lin-Manuel Miranda seems like he’d be Good Company. Check out just one example of why, HERE

Sounds Good: Happy birth anniversary to the phenomenal baritone saxophone player, Harry Carney! Listen to him perform one of his signature songs, Ellington’s “Sophisticated Lady”, HERE.

Good News: The Royal Horticultural Society in the UK is looking into the value presented by hedges! Learn more HERE.

The Good Word: Great thoughts on the subject of nature from Henry David Thoreau!

Good To Know: Some fascinating (and important!) information about black tea.

Good News: A collaboration in Taiwan is recycling disposable masks in a very interesting way, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the amazing craft cocktail bar “Raised By Wolves”, found, improbably, in a shopping mall near San Diego. Check it out HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the prolific and brilliant Johann Sebastian Bach! Listen to his lovely and sprightly Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 performed by the amazing Netherlands Bach Society, HERE.

Good News: Brussels will pay its residents to give up their normal cars in favor of something greener, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly great quote from Henry David Thoreau!

Good To Know: A fascinating tidbit about Darjeeling tea.

Good News: As if we needed more reason to love forests, a new study gives us just that, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Continuing our weeklong visit to San Diego, check out an amazing weekly brunch available at the legendary Hotel Del Coronado, Link HERE.

Good For You: The films of the great silent film comedian Buster Keaton are always Good For You. Learn more HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the brilliant Norah Jones! Watch her perform her hit song, “Don’t Know Why” on Letterman back in 2002, HERE.

Good News: There is enough water underground in the continent of Africa to handle a five-year drought, if handled correctly! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A great thought from Henry David Thoreau.

Good To Know: A fascinating little historic fact about tea and tea bags!

Good News: Great news regarding a potential means to treat some of the effects of Parkinson’s Disease, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore some of the great conservation efforts from the legendary San Diego Zoo, HERE.

Bon Appetit: San Diego is home to some great fish tacos! Learn more about this justly famous culinary delight and some great chefs who make them, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy belated birthday to the late, great tap dancer Harold Nicholas! Watch him dazzle and delight in the classic number, “Mister Beebe”, HERE.

Good News: A fascinating new approach to animal conservation has been launched, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A much-loved passage from Henry David Thoreau’s masterpiece “Walden”.

Good To Know: A genuinely surprising bit of trivia about tea!

Good News: A blind eel was just one of many, many “new” species introduced to the world recently! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a little virtual tour of the delightful Balboa Park in San Diego, California, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke!

Sounds Good: Celebrating the anniversary of the birth of the great jazz sax player, Ben Webster! Check him out, alongside trumpeter Charlie Shavers, playing the classic “Stardust”, HERE.

Good News: Chile has created a massive new national park to help protect the rapidly melting glaciers, Link HERE.

The Good Word: One more brilliant quote from Mister Rogers for this week.

Good To Know: A brilliant, historic coffee-related anecdote.

Good News: A brilliant repurposing of former coal mine locations in the Appalachian Mountains, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Modern technology gives you the ability to virtually explore Stonehenge! Give it a try HERE.

Good Company: Carl Sagan made history with the groundbreaking science program “Cosmos” on PBS. Learn a bit about what set a young Sagan on his life’s path, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great composer Bela Bartok! Watch the London Symphony Orchestra as they record the final movement of Bartok’s “Concerto for Orchestra”, HERE.

Good News: Scientists at MIT are working on a plant-based polymer that is stronger than bone or aluminum alloys, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly wonderful Mister Rogers quote.

Good To Know: Clearing up a mystery about a coffee brand’s name.

Good News: A road in a London suburb is temporarily closed, for the loveliest and quirkiest reason! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Continuing to explore great man-made wonders of the world, explore the Roman Colosseum with your guide, Rick Steves, HERE.

Good Times: Today is the anniversary of the birth of the great Hollywood song-and-dance man, Gene Nelson! Check out a brilliant duet with Gene and Virginia Mayo, HERE!

Sounds Good: Nothing much, just a classic jazz tune in the hands of a master! Listen to Marian McPartland and her Trio swinging their way through Duke Ellington’s “Things Ain’t What They Used To Be”, HERE.

Good News: A collection of great news about forests around the world!

The Good Word: A classic quote from Mister Rogers.

Good To Know: Some surprising information about coffee consumption…

Good News: A remarkable breakthrough in the battle against aging, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a little tour of one of the most remarkable places in the world, the temple complex at Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Link HERE.

Good For You: The dancing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers is definitely Good For You. Check out the delightful “Isn’t It A Lovely Day To Be Caught In The Rain” HERE.

Sounds Good; Happy birthday to the late, great jazz and swing pianist Johhny Guarnieri. Listen to (and watch) him perform Bix Beiderbecke’s “In A Mist”, HERE.

Good News: England and Wales have (finally!) passed legislation to allow outdoor weddings, Link HERE.

The Good Word: More important thoughts from Mister Rogers!

Good To Know: A pretty interesting fact about caffeine.

Good News: A community-owned wind turbine has just come online in Wales, giving energy bill discounts to its owners! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a lovely stroll through one of Rome’s loveliest areas, the delightful Trastavere region of the city, Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: Learn a foolproof and brilliant method for preparing one of Rome’s most iconic meals, Cacio e Pepe pasta, courtesy of Serious Eats, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy belated birthday to the phenomenal Sister Rosetta Tharpe! Listen to her stunning performance of the gospel classic, “Down By The Riverside”, HERE.

Good News: Rewilding efforts near London are helping the beaver population return to the area for the first time in nearly four centuries! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A great quote from Mister Rogers!

Good To Know: Some more fascinating information about coffee…

Good News: The first African person to win the prestigious Pritzker Prize in architecture is celebrated! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a little virtual walking tour around the legendary Acropolis in Athens, courtesy of the terrific Rick Steves, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke!

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the brilliant Russian romantic composer, Modest Mussorgsky! Listen to one of his real masterpieces, “Pictures At An Exhibition”, HERE.

Good News: A brilliant inventor from Uganda has created an affordable, portable method to create clean drinking water, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Words of wisdom from Mister Rogers.

Good To Know: Some compelling information about espresso!

Good News: New legislation in Chile takes another swipe at single-use plastics, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Let National Geographic take you on a beginner’s guided tour of the remarkable Machu Picchu in Peru, HERE.

Good Company: It’s hard to find better company than that of the Dalai Lama. Listen to some of his lovely thoughts, HERE.

Sounds Good: Wrapping up a week of brilliant albums available on vinyl, listen to the classic “Abbey Road” by The Beatles, HERE.

Good News: An L.A.-based startup company has created an amazing system to repurpose and reuse unrecycleable plastics, Link HERE.

The Good Word: An important reminder from the pen of C.S. Lewis.

Good To Know: More great coffee trivia!

Good News: The nation of Wales has come up with an innovative new road surface using a surprising recycled material, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore one of the most famous and famously beautiful buildings in all the world, the majestic Taj Mahal. Link HERE!

Good Times + Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great Nat “King” Cole! Celebrate his birthday with a truly brilliant album (available on vinyl!), “After Midnight”. Listen HERE.

Good News: 65% of companies in the UK are now offering a 4-day work week! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant and inspiring quote from Ella Fitzgerald!

Good To Know: Some great information about coffee in New York…

Good News: Helping to break the disinformation cycle around the conflict in Ukraine. Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore and learn about the phenomenal pyramids of Egypt, HERE.

Good For You: The great Mister Rogers documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” is very Good For You, and you can watch the trailer for it HERE.

Sounds Good: The music of Bob Marley always sounds good, and his greatest hits collection “Legend” is one of the truly great albums of all time. Listen to the whole thing HERE.

Good News: Researchers discover yet another amazing way in which forest trees help mitigate carbon dioxide, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A classic quote from the brilliant Walt Whitman.

Good To Know: A little bit of trivia about coffee…

Good News: Scientists and researchers at the University of Bath in England have hit upon a method to recycle plastics at room temperature in mere minutes! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Let National Geographic take you on an awe-inspiring tour of Petra, in Jordan, Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: Travel all across the world and explore the many ways different cultures enjoy their coffee, HERE.

Sounds Good: Continuing our week-long rumination on great albums to own on vinyl, we listen to the seminal 1993 alubum “Midnight Marauders” from A Tribe Called Quest. Listen HERE.

Good News: A newly-discovered species of fish in the Maldives has been named for that country’s national flower, Link HERE.

The Good Word: An important quote from the great Winston Churchill.

Good To Know: A surprising fact about a New York City ant…

Good News: Floating solar panels in South Korea are a brilliant innovation, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out this amazing video, produced by National Geographic, about the incredible Great Wall Of China, HERE.

Good One: A pretty good, awful joke!

Sounds Good: Kicking off a week of great vinyl albums you can own, listen to the seminal Miles Davis classic, “Kind Of Blue”, HERE.

Good News: The wreck of the long-lost Antarctic expeditionary ship, The Endurance, has finally been found! Link HERE.

The Good Word: Some wonderfully awful Vogon poetry, by Douglas Adams!

Good To Know: A genuinely surprising fact about stars and trees…

Good News: Want to learn about parks in your area? Check out this amazing interactive map from the Trust for Public Lands, HERE.

Wonderful World: One of the most amazing and unusual places in the world, Socotra, is the focus of an incredibly informative little video HERE.

Good Company: Today would have been Douglas Adams’s 70th birthday! Watch this brilliant interview with him, HERE.

Sounds Good: And watch some (pretty rough but still incredible) video of Douglas Adams playing onstage with Pink Floyd for his 42nd birthday in 1994! Link HERE.

Good News: Scientists in Ireland have identified a new treatment method to fight agains severe asthma, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly brilliant quote from Douglas Adams.

Good To Know: A startling fact about the days and years on Venus…

Good News: A brilliant startup in Colombia is creating easy-to-make low-income housing made from recycled plastic and coffee husks, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take an aerial tour of the gorgeous and otherworldly Rainbow Mountains in China, Link HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great jazz cornetist, Bix Beiderbecke! Listen to his brilliant piano composition, “In A Mist” performed by the great Marian McPartland, HERE.

Good News: The US Women’s soccer team will finally be paid the same amount as their male counterparts in competitions, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliantly clever quote from Douglas Adams!

Good To Know: A surprising fact about solar energy…

Good News: Still MORE evidence about the benefits of regular exercise, this time regarding strength-building activities, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out this National Geographic video about a remarkable hotel in Bolivia, made entirely out of salt! Link HERE.

Good For You: Meditation is definitively Good For You, and John Butler is a delightfully soft-spoken guide, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Celebrate the anniversary of the release of U2’s classic 1987 album, The Joshua Tree! Listen to the whole darned thing HERE.

Good News: Panama joins a growing number of nations to enact legislation to protect the “rights of nature”, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Brilliant words from Douglas Adams.

Good To Know: A truly amazing fact about our Solar System!

Good News: Supermarkets in the UK are embracing “refill shopping” to combat single-use plastic waste, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a stunning, 360-degree view tour of the amazing Glow Worm Caves in New Zealand, Link HERE!

Bon Appetit: Celebrate British Pie Week with this loving ode to a working-class classic, Pie & Mash! Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the legendary jazz pianist, Dick Hyman! Listen to his brilliant album, From The Age Of Swing, HERE.

Good News: An international coalition of 175 nations resolved to end plastic pollution and negotiate a treaty to that end by 2024, Link HERE.

The Good Word: The first of this week’s great quotes from Douglas Adams.

Good To Know: An amazing fact about neutron stars!

Good News: Germany moves up its deadline to shift to 100% renewable energy by a full 15 YEARS, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out the otherworldly beauty of the Marble Caves of Patagonia, in Chile! Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke!

Sounds Good: Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Maurice Ravel with a gorgeous interpretation of his Piano Concerto in G Major, performed by Jean-Yves Thibaudet, HERE.

Good News: Kenyan farmers find a way to combine solar farms and crop-producing farms, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Listen to the great poem “Autumn” by T.E. Hulme

Good To Know: A startling bit of trivia about St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Good News: Specially trained dogs are helping to find endangered ground-nesting birds in the UK, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a little tour of the wonders to be seen at the National Gallery in London, courtesy of Rick Steves, HERE.

Good Company + Sounds Good: Antonio Vivaldi’s life was marked by great selflessness, and he left us with the magnificent “Four Seasons” concerti. Listen to them HERE and read the accompanying sonnets HERE!