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Good People with Kelsey Timmerman
54 minutes | a month ago
32: Soccer in the Wake of Civil War
Seren Fryatt didn't want to tape ankles the rest of her life. She quit her job to volunteer internationally with Mercy Ships. In Liberia she was recruited to play professional soccer. She saw what the sport meant to the women on her team and its potential to be a force of positive change. Eventually she founded L.A.C.E.S., an NGO that works to create a sustainable, replicable model of community development using sports as a tool to reach at-risk youth and empower their local communities.
77 minutes | 5 months ago
31: Eric Henry (Entrepreneur, Farmer, Candidate, Local Citizen)
Eric Henry’s T-shirt business and North Carolina community were turned upside down by NAFTA. Ever since, he’s focused on the triple bottom line: people, planet, and profit. Eric is a champion for his community, cooperatives, chickens, electric cars, local economies, farmers, and now he’s seeking to represent all of these interests in the North Carolina House of Representatives.
60 minutes | 6 months ago
30: Muncie Not Mercury (Part 2)
In the summer of 2019, a violinist stood up at a city council meeting in Muncie, Indiana, and expressed concern over a factory that was coming to town. A local reporter wrote a story about the meeting. That story was passed around to concerned citizens who started asking questions. A few weeks later more than 1,000 people showed up at the courthouse protesting the Waelz Sustainable Products factory. A factory that would likely be the #1 polluter of airborne Mercury in the nation. Ultimately the billion-dollar corporation left town.
51 minutes | 6 months ago
29: Muncie Not Mercury (Part 1)
In the summer of 2019, a violinist stood up at a city council meeting in Muncie, Indiana, and expressed concern over a factory that was coming to town. A local reporter wrote a story about the meeting. That story was passed around to concerned citizens who started asking questions. A few weeks later more than 1,000 people showed up at the courthouse protesting the Waelz Sustainable Products factory. A factory that would likely be the #1 polluter of airborne Mercury in the nation. Ultimately the billion-dollar corporation left town. Kelsey talks with Josh Arthur, a local pastor, and Bryan Preston, a GIS technician, who were both in early on the action. This is a two-part episode. On this episode we discuss the build up to the 1,000-person protest and what happened at the city council meeting . . . it was like something out of a movie.
75 minutes | 6 months ago
28: The Doughnut Economy
What does an economy of living within the means of our planet look like? Welp, according to economist Kate Raworth it looks like a doghnut. Kelsey and Jay are joined by John Motlotch and Scott Truex of the Sustainable Communities Institute for a discussion on Raworth’s TED Talk.
63 minutes | 7 months ago
27: Kids & the Trauma Pandemic
For kids, “The System” doesn't work in the best of times. And during a time of global pandemic, there are even fewer supports. Psychologist Janay Sander joins Kelsey and Jay to discuss how best to support kids facing traumatic circumstances.
77 minutes | 7 months ago
26: Kohl Crecelius on Good Business & Importance of Jobs
Kohl Crecelius believes that jobs matter almost more than anything. He has helped lead the modern movement integrating social good and business, as he founded Krochet Kids and KNOWN SUPPLY. Kohl joins Kelsey and Jay to discuss Fair Trade, B-Corps, and how his journey started with crocheting.
72 minutes | 7 months ago
25: Capturing beauty, humanity, & suffering as a foreign correspondent
Victoria Milko has reported from health clinics in rural Bangladesh, protests in the streets of Myanmar, and refugee camps in Thailand. She joins Kelsey & Jay from her apartment in Jakarta to discuss the global impact of COVID-19, the importance of journalism in today's society, and her path to becoming a Southeast Asia-based science reporter for The Associated Press.
18 minutes | 8 months ago
24: Indigenous Wisdom & Intentionality
Live from Patagonia! Kelsey tells Jay about his experiences visiting with the Arhuaco, an indigenous group in Colombia. This is Kelsey's first update from the road while researching his new book about regenerative agriculture.
62 minutes | 10 months ago
23: A visit to the wall
Drop a quarter into a turnstile and you can cross from the U.S. into Mexico. Easy. The reverse journey is much more difficult, especially for immigrants searching for a better life. Scott Truex, who has spent his career learning and teaching about sustainability and community development, talks to Kelsey and Jay about his recent visit to the Mexican border and the infamous wall.
31 minutes | a year ago
22: Why astronauts are good people
To be good you have to feel small. Kelsey and Jay discuss transcendent moments and what astronauts, meditators, and monks can teach us.
80 minutes | a year ago
21: The ripple effects of giving money
Give a man a fish? Teach him to fish? But what if he doesn’t want to fish? What if he wants to open a store, or sing, or be mechanic, or a pilot? Joe Huston, The CFO of GiveDirectly, joins Jay and Kelsey to discuss giving money to the poor and the positive ripple effects it makes in a community. Show notes at: whereamiwearing.com/GiveDirectly
44 minutes | a year ago
20: What good can a corporation do?
Kelsey and Jay discuss corporate social responsibility and launch their 2020 presidential bid based on a platform of no taxes but forced giving. #TimmermanMormon2020
12 minutes | a year ago
Alone in Castle Dracula
Happy Halloween! Not a full episode here, but a snack-sized story of the time I spent a night alone in Castle Dracula in Romania.
43 minutes | a year ago
19: The Giving Adventure of Roger Grein
Roger Grein wouldn't be alive if not for the gifts of others. Against many odds, Roger has paid it forward. As the founder of Magnified Giving, Roger now encourages high school students to give.
104 minutes | a year ago
18: Olivia Alaso
Olivia Alaso, while growing up in Uganda, was told "white is right." White people visited her hometown and brought candy and "solutions." But then she went to college and became a social worker and begin to question the structures that elevated white people and suppressed Ugandans. She's a founder of the #NoWhiteSaviors Instagram account and organization. She joins Kelsey and Jay to share her experiences and views.
30 minutes | a year ago
#17: Is Kiva the Shake Weight of Do-gooding?
Kelsey and Jay discuss Kiva's microlending model and Kelsey's experiences in Bangladesh and Cambodia.
57 minutes | a year ago
#16: Rozy Mbone promotes peace in a violent community
Rozy Mbone, a former gang leader, promotes peace in her community in Nairobi, Kenya. Kelsey shares his recording interviewing Rozy.
44 minutes | a year ago
#15: Accidental Activism
Kelsey and Jay chat about their brushes with activism, and why Kelsey is wearing his Boy Scout uniform for the first time in 22 years.
68 minutes | a year ago
#14: Kelsey Nielsen of No White Saviors Part 2
Kelsey Nielsen is a founder of No White Saviors. This is part 2 of our interview. She joins Kelsey and Jay on a conversation on responsible photography and tourism, collaborating with locals, exploring our own privilege, the hypocrisy of our existence, travel and white privilege, and the influence of social media on "white saviorism."
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