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Hello! And Good News

Hannah Kanengieter & Boardwalk Audio

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A podcast highlighting the people, places, and current events that are affecting the world in a positive way. Each week Hannah sits down with a different performer/comedian and unveils to them all of the best (and silliest) news she's discovered. Let’s be honest, the bulk of our news tends to highlight the absolute worst dang stuff going in the world. A lot of it is fear based, repetitive, and goes straight bummer-town. This is not to say that being aware of these events isn't valid or important, but it is just as important to acknowledge that, most of the time, when bad shenanigans are happening there are also people out there working to make it better. So join Hannah and her comedic guest as they discuss those positive rays of sunshine that are making a difference in the world.

Latest Episodes

Helping The Birds and Ghostnets and Stuff with Casey Margaret Craig

Hello! And Good News! Another long break between episodes brings us together once again. This month’s good news guest is Casey Margaret Craig. Casey is a very funny lady who works in film and television here in Los Angeles on shows you probably know like Workaholics, Silicon Valley and Ghosted. Casey and I sit together on the true blue couch and talk about: 3D printed houses! ICON has developed a method for printing a single-story 650-square-foot house out of cement in only 12 to 24 hours. If all goes according to plan, a community made up of about 100 homes will be constructed for residents in El Salvador next year Parley, a global cleanup organization that works internationally to develop solutions to current and future pollution problems within our oceans. Parley is currently partnering with Adidas by releasing shoes made from Parley Ocean Plastic - materials created from upcycled plastic waste intercepted on Maldivian beaches and in coastal communities before it reaches the oce...

62 MIN2018 APR 18
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Helping The Birds and Ghostnets and Stuff with Casey Margaret Craig

Jazz, The Greatest Teenager, and How to Close a Tab with Peter Banifaz.

EHello! And Good News! This weeks good news guest is Peter Banifaz. Peter is an an actor and an improviser. So insanely funny and wonderful. If you live in Los Angeles you can see Peter on Harold Night at the UCB Theater with the team Queen George. They knock it out of the park on a regular basis. You can also catch him on Season 8 of Shameless. I have a new couch, and it’s blue, but Peter and I hang out on it and talk about: Jahmal Cole, who started the non-profit My Block, My Hood, My City which works to provide underprivileged youth in the Chicago area with opportunities and education beyond their neighborhoods. Clean Slate a program in the Presbyterian Night Shelter in Fort Worth Texas that provides the homeless with the opportunity for paying work through the shelter and eventually successful job placement. Salvador Gomez Colon- a fifteen year old who is delivering 100’s of solar lamps to those in Puerto Rico who are still without power. Peter was originally born in Tehran, Ir...

76 MIN2018 MAR 3
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Jazz, The Greatest Teenager, and How to Close a Tab with Peter Banifaz.

54. Halloween Happiness, First Fall Colors, and Fire Fighting Coffee with Nina Concepción

Hello! And Good News! This week I have on guest Nina Concepción. Nina is an actress, writer and comedian. She is so hilarious. If you live in Los Angeles you can see her on Harold Night at UCB Theater with the team Crush. Join Nina and I as we sit on the big red couch and discuss:A young boy on Halloween who filled up an empty candy bowl left on a porch with his best loot for other children after him to find. 200 Universities just released 600 free online courses. An online magazine, Foreigner, is redefining the stigma associated with being a “foreigner” by highlighting stories of entrepreneurship and challenges, inspiration and creativity, alternative takes and cultural diversity, to give an honest representation of what being a foreigner is really about.Fire Department Coffee, a coffee company that donates a portion of its sales to support firefighter and military charities is currently putting all of their charitable funds towards helping the firefighters of Northern Californi...

56 MIN2017 NOV 8
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54. Halloween Happiness, First Fall Colors, and Fire Fighting Coffee with Nina Concepción

53. When Bad News Reminds Us To Find The Good With PJ McCormick

Hello! And Good News! This week I have on guest PJ McCormick. PJ is an improviser (and former Pro Wrestler!) in Los Angeles. He was most recently on the UCB Mess Hall team Bomb Pop. PJ is one of my favorite performers here in LA, and I have never had a dull conversation with him. This week we discuss the light and the dark side of life, both in the stories we touch on and PJ’s own life experience, and how ultimately empathy and appreciation for living in the moment are lessons that lot of us humans learn the hard way. Don’t worry we also talk about J. Lo and the timeline of her career. So join us as we sit on the big red couch and discuss:A grandfather in New Jersey who forgot he bought a lottery ticket and then a year later realized he had the winning numbers!The world’s first negative emissions plant that is turning Carbon Dioxide into stone instead of emissions. A man who found a missing teenage girl, who had been kidnapped from her house, and gave the reward offered to him ba...

63 MIN2017 OCT 26
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53. When Bad News Reminds Us To Find The Good With PJ McCormick

52. Good Pilots, Creative Recovery, And Overcoming Obstacles with Joseph Kibler

Hello! And Good News! This week I have on guest Joseph Kibler who is an actor, producer and improviser. Joseph also has a feature length documentary entitled Walk On, which follows Joseph's own story having been born disabled and HIV positive. He was told he would never walk or live past four years old and Walk On follows him training, at age 21, to walk 6.2 miles in the LA AIDS Walk. Joseph is an incredible person and performer we sat on his big red couch and talked all about: Julio Canales, a Delta pilot who is using his own plane to fly to Puerto Rico and deliver care packages and aid as well as medical evacuation flights for those affected by Hurricane Maria. The city of San Diego just reached it’s goal of housing 1,000 homeless veterans. They are now focussing on finding long term housing for another 1,000 homeless in the next 15 months. Restoration Station, is more than just an upcycled furniture store. It a non-profit social enterprise run by an addiction recovery charity th...

60 MIN2017 OCT 12
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52. Good Pilots, Creative Recovery, And Overcoming Obstacles with Joseph Kibler

51. Disaster Relief, Emotional Intelligence, and Living In The Moment with Charlie Mihelich

Hello! And Good News! This week I have Charlie Mihelich back on the ‘ol pod to talk good news. Charlie is an improvisor, writer, and actor. Charlie and I get back on the big red couch and talk all about: Montana Brown a childhood cancer survivor who now works as a nurse at the center she was once a patient at. We touch on some celebrities who have donated to disaster relief in Puerto Rico. Which leads us into talking about doomsday prepper, Joseph Badame, who after learning his house would be foreclosed, donated everything (40 years worth of survival prep) to hurricane relief. Animal corner features Frida, a 7 year old search-and-rescue labrador who has helped find 52 people in her career. Frida is currently in Mexico aiding the Mexican Navy as they search for earthquake survivors. This leads us into a discussion about emotional intelligence in animals and whether it is instinctual or a learned trait. Charlie is from Riverside, and Riverside County is home to one of the largest sol...

58 MIN2017 OCT 4
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51. Disaster Relief, Emotional Intelligence, and Living In The Moment with Charlie Mihelich

50. Smiles, Shoes, and Horse Visits With Veronica Gruba

It’s Hello! And Good News’ 50th Episode! This week's episode features Veronica Gruba! Check out her blog at veronicagruba.com, and if you live in Los Angeles you can see her around town performing at The Clubhouse and other indie shows with her team Rebel Without Applause, Totally Heather, and Tyrant.Hannah and Veronica hang out on the big red couch and talk about:The Flying Seagull Project, a group of performers, musicians, and artists who travel around the world to refugee camps, hospitals, shanty towns and classrooms to bring entertainment and happiness to children undergoing difficult times. Check out this video featuring them on BBC, it might make you cry. The Shoe That Grows, an organization that provides shoes to children in need. One thing that makes this shoe special is that it is adjustable and can grow up to five sizes and lasts for several years. Aeric McCoy, a heroin addict who was living on the streets of Baltimore who found a woman’s purse and wanted to return it. ...

55 MIN2017 SEP 27
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50. Smiles, Shoes, and Horse Visits With Veronica Gruba

49. A Humble Bundle of Good News With Matt Apodaca

This week's episode features another favorite recurring guest, Matt Apodaca! Matt is an improvisor and comedian here in Los Angeles. You can see him on Harold Night at the UCB Theater and around town doing other sketch and improv shows. Matt and Hannah will both be performing in the Seattle Sketch Fest on September 23rd. If you live in Seattle, get tickets to Totally Real Friends! Hannah and Matt hang out on the big red couch and talk about nonesense, Apple products and really good news:The cruise ships are killing it again this week in terms of good samaritanism. Carnival Cruise Lines gave 2 Million Dollars to support Hurricane Harvey recovery and just pledged another 10 million to support Hurricane Irma victims. Humble Bundle, a game content provider, donates part of its proceeds to charities. The cool part is that it lets the consumer decide how much of their money goes to the content creators, host site, or charity. The second cool thing is that they just reached a benchmark of ...

50 MIN2017 SEP 20
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49. A Humble Bundle of Good News With Matt Apodaca

Hurricane Help, Solar Power, And Reincarnation with Charles Mockler

Episode Title: 47. Hurricane Help, Solar Power, And Reincarnation with Charles Mockler This week's episode features one of Hannah’s all time favorite recurring guests, Charles Mockler!Hannah and Charles hang out on their big red couch and talk about:The hurricanes. Ways people can help, how cruise lines are sending ships to help assist/evacuate victims in the caribbean islands, and a touching story of people coming together to rebuild a texas man’s home for his 100th birthday.The UK will be providing free solar power to 800,000 low-income homes in the next five years.Los Angeles has renounced Columbus Day and replaced it with Indigenous Peoples DayAnimal Corner features a dog that rescues earthworms! Follow Hannah on instagram @cannongator Follow Hannah on twitter @cannongator Follow Charles on instagram @charles.mocklerFollow Charles on twitter @charlesmockler See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46 MIN2017 SEP 13
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Hurricane Help, Solar Power, And Reincarnation with Charles Mockler

47. Little Bit of Gratitude: A Minisode with Hannah

This week's episode is a palette cleanser solo episode. Hannah has been traveling and so this episode slows things down with a few short good news blips to get you through the week, some interviews about staying grateful and positive, as well as where to donate to Hurricane Harvey Relief and Montana Fire Relief. Good News Later!Follow Hannah on instagram @cannongatorFollow Hannah on twitter @cannongator See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

39 MIN2017 SEP 6
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47. Little Bit of Gratitude: A Minisode with Hannah

Latest Episodes

Helping The Birds and Ghostnets and Stuff with Casey Margaret Craig

Hello! And Good News! Another long break between episodes brings us together once again. This month’s good news guest is Casey Margaret Craig. Casey is a very funny lady who works in film and television here in Los Angeles on shows you probably know like Workaholics, Silicon Valley and Ghosted. Casey and I sit together on the true blue couch and talk about: 3D printed houses! ICON has developed a method for printing a single-story 650-square-foot house out of cement in only 12 to 24 hours. If all goes according to plan, a community made up of about 100 homes will be constructed for residents in El Salvador next year Parley, a global cleanup organization that works internationally to develop solutions to current and future pollution problems within our oceans. Parley is currently partnering with Adidas by releasing shoes made from Parley Ocean Plastic - materials created from upcycled plastic waste intercepted on Maldivian beaches and in coastal communities before it reaches the oce...

62 MIN2018 APR 18
Comments
Helping The Birds and Ghostnets and Stuff with Casey Margaret Craig

Jazz, The Greatest Teenager, and How to Close a Tab with Peter Banifaz.

EHello! And Good News! This weeks good news guest is Peter Banifaz. Peter is an an actor and an improviser. So insanely funny and wonderful. If you live in Los Angeles you can see Peter on Harold Night at the UCB Theater with the team Queen George. They knock it out of the park on a regular basis. You can also catch him on Season 8 of Shameless. I have a new couch, and it’s blue, but Peter and I hang out on it and talk about: Jahmal Cole, who started the non-profit My Block, My Hood, My City which works to provide underprivileged youth in the Chicago area with opportunities and education beyond their neighborhoods. Clean Slate a program in the Presbyterian Night Shelter in Fort Worth Texas that provides the homeless with the opportunity for paying work through the shelter and eventually successful job placement. Salvador Gomez Colon- a fifteen year old who is delivering 100’s of solar lamps to those in Puerto Rico who are still without power. Peter was originally born in Tehran, Ir...

76 MIN2018 MAR 3
Comments
Jazz, The Greatest Teenager, and How to Close a Tab with Peter Banifaz.

54. Halloween Happiness, First Fall Colors, and Fire Fighting Coffee with Nina Concepción

Hello! And Good News! This week I have on guest Nina Concepción. Nina is an actress, writer and comedian. She is so hilarious. If you live in Los Angeles you can see her on Harold Night at UCB Theater with the team Crush. Join Nina and I as we sit on the big red couch and discuss:A young boy on Halloween who filled up an empty candy bowl left on a porch with his best loot for other children after him to find. 200 Universities just released 600 free online courses. An online magazine, Foreigner, is redefining the stigma associated with being a “foreigner” by highlighting stories of entrepreneurship and challenges, inspiration and creativity, alternative takes and cultural diversity, to give an honest representation of what being a foreigner is really about.Fire Department Coffee, a coffee company that donates a portion of its sales to support firefighter and military charities is currently putting all of their charitable funds towards helping the firefighters of Northern Californi...

56 MIN2017 NOV 8
Comments
54. Halloween Happiness, First Fall Colors, and Fire Fighting Coffee with Nina Concepción

53. When Bad News Reminds Us To Find The Good With PJ McCormick

Hello! And Good News! This week I have on guest PJ McCormick. PJ is an improviser (and former Pro Wrestler!) in Los Angeles. He was most recently on the UCB Mess Hall team Bomb Pop. PJ is one of my favorite performers here in LA, and I have never had a dull conversation with him. This week we discuss the light and the dark side of life, both in the stories we touch on and PJ’s own life experience, and how ultimately empathy and appreciation for living in the moment are lessons that lot of us humans learn the hard way. Don’t worry we also talk about J. Lo and the timeline of her career. So join us as we sit on the big red couch and discuss:A grandfather in New Jersey who forgot he bought a lottery ticket and then a year later realized he had the winning numbers!The world’s first negative emissions plant that is turning Carbon Dioxide into stone instead of emissions. A man who found a missing teenage girl, who had been kidnapped from her house, and gave the reward offered to him ba...

63 MIN2017 OCT 26
Comments
53. When Bad News Reminds Us To Find The Good With PJ McCormick

52. Good Pilots, Creative Recovery, And Overcoming Obstacles with Joseph Kibler

Hello! And Good News! This week I have on guest Joseph Kibler who is an actor, producer and improviser. Joseph also has a feature length documentary entitled Walk On, which follows Joseph's own story having been born disabled and HIV positive. He was told he would never walk or live past four years old and Walk On follows him training, at age 21, to walk 6.2 miles in the LA AIDS Walk. Joseph is an incredible person and performer we sat on his big red couch and talked all about: Julio Canales, a Delta pilot who is using his own plane to fly to Puerto Rico and deliver care packages and aid as well as medical evacuation flights for those affected by Hurricane Maria. The city of San Diego just reached it’s goal of housing 1,000 homeless veterans. They are now focussing on finding long term housing for another 1,000 homeless in the next 15 months. Restoration Station, is more than just an upcycled furniture store. It a non-profit social enterprise run by an addiction recovery charity th...

60 MIN2017 OCT 12
Comments
52. Good Pilots, Creative Recovery, And Overcoming Obstacles with Joseph Kibler

51. Disaster Relief, Emotional Intelligence, and Living In The Moment with Charlie Mihelich

Hello! And Good News! This week I have Charlie Mihelich back on the ‘ol pod to talk good news. Charlie is an improvisor, writer, and actor. Charlie and I get back on the big red couch and talk all about: Montana Brown a childhood cancer survivor who now works as a nurse at the center she was once a patient at. We touch on some celebrities who have donated to disaster relief in Puerto Rico. Which leads us into talking about doomsday prepper, Joseph Badame, who after learning his house would be foreclosed, donated everything (40 years worth of survival prep) to hurricane relief. Animal corner features Frida, a 7 year old search-and-rescue labrador who has helped find 52 people in her career. Frida is currently in Mexico aiding the Mexican Navy as they search for earthquake survivors. This leads us into a discussion about emotional intelligence in animals and whether it is instinctual or a learned trait. Charlie is from Riverside, and Riverside County is home to one of the largest sol...

58 MIN2017 OCT 4
Comments
51. Disaster Relief, Emotional Intelligence, and Living In The Moment with Charlie Mihelich

50. Smiles, Shoes, and Horse Visits With Veronica Gruba

It’s Hello! And Good News’ 50th Episode! This week's episode features Veronica Gruba! Check out her blog at veronicagruba.com, and if you live in Los Angeles you can see her around town performing at The Clubhouse and other indie shows with her team Rebel Without Applause, Totally Heather, and Tyrant.Hannah and Veronica hang out on the big red couch and talk about:The Flying Seagull Project, a group of performers, musicians, and artists who travel around the world to refugee camps, hospitals, shanty towns and classrooms to bring entertainment and happiness to children undergoing difficult times. Check out this video featuring them on BBC, it might make you cry. The Shoe That Grows, an organization that provides shoes to children in need. One thing that makes this shoe special is that it is adjustable and can grow up to five sizes and lasts for several years. Aeric McCoy, a heroin addict who was living on the streets of Baltimore who found a woman’s purse and wanted to return it. ...

55 MIN2017 SEP 27
Comments
50. Smiles, Shoes, and Horse Visits With Veronica Gruba

49. A Humble Bundle of Good News With Matt Apodaca

This week's episode features another favorite recurring guest, Matt Apodaca! Matt is an improvisor and comedian here in Los Angeles. You can see him on Harold Night at the UCB Theater and around town doing other sketch and improv shows. Matt and Hannah will both be performing in the Seattle Sketch Fest on September 23rd. If you live in Seattle, get tickets to Totally Real Friends! Hannah and Matt hang out on the big red couch and talk about nonesense, Apple products and really good news:The cruise ships are killing it again this week in terms of good samaritanism. Carnival Cruise Lines gave 2 Million Dollars to support Hurricane Harvey recovery and just pledged another 10 million to support Hurricane Irma victims. Humble Bundle, a game content provider, donates part of its proceeds to charities. The cool part is that it lets the consumer decide how much of their money goes to the content creators, host site, or charity. The second cool thing is that they just reached a benchmark of ...

50 MIN2017 SEP 20
Comments
49. A Humble Bundle of Good News With Matt Apodaca

Hurricane Help, Solar Power, And Reincarnation with Charles Mockler

Episode Title: 47. Hurricane Help, Solar Power, And Reincarnation with Charles Mockler This week's episode features one of Hannah’s all time favorite recurring guests, Charles Mockler!Hannah and Charles hang out on their big red couch and talk about:The hurricanes. Ways people can help, how cruise lines are sending ships to help assist/evacuate victims in the caribbean islands, and a touching story of people coming together to rebuild a texas man’s home for his 100th birthday.The UK will be providing free solar power to 800,000 low-income homes in the next five years.Los Angeles has renounced Columbus Day and replaced it with Indigenous Peoples DayAnimal Corner features a dog that rescues earthworms! Follow Hannah on instagram @cannongator Follow Hannah on twitter @cannongator Follow Charles on instagram @charles.mocklerFollow Charles on twitter @charlesmockler See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46 MIN2017 SEP 13
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Hurricane Help, Solar Power, And Reincarnation with Charles Mockler

47. Little Bit of Gratitude: A Minisode with Hannah

This week's episode is a palette cleanser solo episode. Hannah has been traveling and so this episode slows things down with a few short good news blips to get you through the week, some interviews about staying grateful and positive, as well as where to donate to Hurricane Harvey Relief and Montana Fire Relief. Good News Later!Follow Hannah on instagram @cannongatorFollow Hannah on twitter @cannongator See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

39 MIN2017 SEP 6
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47. Little Bit of Gratitude: A Minisode with Hannah
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