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Kind World is a show about how a single act of kindness can change someone's life. In each episode, hosts and reporters Yasmin Amer and Andrea Asuaje search the world for good news stories that will restore your faith in humanity. A production of WBUR.
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A man confronts his dark past and a random act of kindness that led to a 20-year philosophy.
Priya Parker is an expert on gatherings. She gives us tips on creating deeper social bonds and more collective meaning through our get-togethers.
A Chosen Family

A Chosen Family

2020-07-0209:541

Six years after their story, "A Second Mother To Me," originally aired on Kind World, we catch up with Michael Tambone and Frances Schmitz to talk about the importance and power of a "chosen family."
Kindness In Your World

Kindness In Your World

2020-06-2910:541

Our listeners share profound acts of kindness they've experienced throughout their lives, including how kind acts propelled a woman out of homelessness.
Encore: Stuck In Transit

Encore: Stuck In Transit

2020-06-2514:222

A man became stuck at an airport for 7 months and his only source of hope was a determined stranger. PLUS how a small town helped a family of refugees rebuild their chocolate empire.
Irene Li, the celebrated chef of Boston's Mei Mei, discusses her commitment to helping mom-and-pop restaurants and immigrant families survive during the pandemic. Plus, how a longtime customer helped a Los Angeles restaurant owner keep his business afloat as his sales plummet due to coronavirus.
A drumming teacher steps in and helps a troubled young immigrant find his identity in his new reality. Plus, how kindness and generosity in his early adulthood helped High Point University President Nido Qubein find strength and success.
Building A Village

Building A Village

2020-06-1611:271

A Connecticut man starts a donation challenge to feed local families in need during the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, a conversation with activist and authors Mia Birdsong on how we can build stronger, healthier and more equitable communities.
Walk With Shawn

Walk With Shawn

2020-06-0806:501

Shawn Dromgoole, a 29-year-old black man, said he was afraid to walk in his gentrifying Nashville neighborhood. Then came a response he never expected.
Healthcare workers are in the spotlight these days and getting recognized for their sacrifices during the pandemic. But for so many of them, that recognition is long overdue. Here are three of our favorite Kind World stories about how healthcare workers have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help their patients in deeply compassionate ways.
Will Bloemendaal, of Grand Rapids, Mich., tells us about witnessing a small but powerful act of integrity and kindness while on the bus.
More Than A Letter

More Than A Letter

2020-05-2208:483

Why a heartfelt thank-you letter from an 11-year-old to her mail carrier resonated with people across the country.
Jessie Spellman, of New York, N.Y., tells us about an emotional and unforgettable birthday surprise.
Stories of kindness that span across different generations.
Anna Baumgaertner, of Davie, Fla., tells us about a student performance that she calls the highlight of her year.
Dr. Laurie Santos, professor of psychologist at Yale University and host of the podcast, The Happiness Lab, gives us advice on practices we can all adopt as we cope with the anxiety of the coronavirus crisis.
Carly Shields, of Salt Lake City, Utah, tells us about the sweet ways her 3rd grade students are thinking about #COVIDKindness.
Celebrating Milestones

Celebrating Milestones

2020-05-0418:332

Finding creative ways to celebrate the class of 2020. Also, how a dedicated mentor changed one man's path.
Kelly Brooks, in Boston, Mass., called us to tell us about a project she's been working on to bring people together during the pandemic. The origins of her project date back to 2014 and a diagnosis that changed her life.
'There's Always Hope'

'There's Always Hope'

2020-04-2719:58

Voicemails about kindness during coronavirus from our listeners! Plus, a woman's quick trip to the grocery store turns into a nightmare as she becomes involved in a hostage crisis at a California Trader Joe's. Donate to support Kind World: www.wbur.org/supportkindworld
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Comments (8)

hamptonsjoy

I am an avid podcast listener & I absolutely love, love, love this pod. In these dark news times, it is wonderful to get a little bit of perspective & hope. Thank you!

Jun 9th
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ISN

just the best, warms and lifts me up

Jul 26th
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Faith Walker

Michael Regan. You are a hero. I will never forget you and the gifts you have shared. I am humbled. Thank you

Jul 6th
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Shadow Bound

thank you so much for sharing this program with me. Hearing these positive stories help me to remember to get out of my head and back onto my heart. Keep it coming baby!!

Dec 25th
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April All Year

Please come baaaack!

Oct 18th
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Andrew Casey

this podcast is amazing! I am subscribed to nearly 2 dozen podcasts and this is one of my favorites. I'm picky about what media I devour. These stories show such an amazing humanizing aspect of the world that we have sorely missed in our lives. Please keep doing what you're doing!

Jul 23rd
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