Today’s Solutions: December 02, 2021

The Optimist Daily Update -- your go-to good news podcast with Summers McKay & Kristy Jansen

A daily update from The Optimist Daily featuring our top good news solutions from around the world.

Tune in to start your day with a solutions-focused mindset and share our podcast with others who are committed to changing the world for good.

Episodes

December 01, 2021

EV Charging & Bristol Electric Avenue

Today's good news: The UK will mandate EV charging stations in all new homes and a pop-up shop reducing e-waste this holiday season. Listen to the Optimist Daily Update with Summers & Kristy - Making Solutions the News!

 PLAY   17:05 min

November 30, 2021

Popcorn Insulation & 3D-Printed Eye

Today's good news: Popcorn may be the base for the insulation material of the future, and the world's first 3D-printed eye is officially a success. Listen to the Optimist Daily Update with Summers & Kristy - Making Solutions the News!

 PLAY   11:28 min

November 29, 2021

Glitter & Football

Today's good news: A truly biodegradable glitter and an impressive high school football team. Listen to the Optimist Daily Update with Summers & Kristy - Making Solutions the News!

 PLAY   10:37 min

November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from The Optimist Daily team! We will be back with more episodes on Monday, November 29. Check out our Thanksgiving gratitude video here: https://www.optimistdaily.com/2021/11/happy-thanksgiving-from-the-optimist-daily/

 PLAY   02:08 min

November 24, 2021

Octopuses & Target

Today's good news: Target will no longer open its doors on Thanksgiving, and the UK has designated octopuses, squid, and lobsters as sentient beings. Listen to the Optimist Daily Update with Summers & Kristy - Making Solutions the News!

 PLAY   14:17 min

November 23, 2021

Social Anxiety & Rainforest Protection

Today's good news: Tips and tricks for avoiding holiday anxiety and a new EU law preventing deforestation. Listen to the Optimist Daily Update with Summers & Kristy - Making Solutions the News!

 PLAY   19:25 min

November 22, 2021

Gamification & Right to Repair

Today's good news: A suburb in London has cracked the code on incentivizing green transportation, and Apple will allow customers to buy parts and tools to repair devices at home. Listen to the Optimist Daily Update with Summers & Kristy - Making Solutions the News!

 PLAY   16:23 min

November 19, 2021

Joan Blades & Living Room Conversations

Today we're excited to welcome guest Joan Blades to discuss how we can build more unified communities with the power of conversation. Joan is the co-founder of Living Room Conversations, a structured conversational tool which aims to help heal society by connecting people across divides through guided conversations proven to build understanding and transform communities. Check out Living Room Conversations here: www.livingroomconversations.org

 PLAY   39:02 min

November 18, 2021

November 18, 2021: Algae and Model UN

Today's podcast solutions: Kristy shares all the benefits of microalgae and Summers dives into why you should sign your teen up for Model UN. Listen to the Optimist Daily Update with Summers & Kristy - Making Solutions the News!

 PLAY   16:03 min

November 17, 2021

November 17, 2021

Starling murmurations and the symbiotic nature of agrivoltaics today on the Update. Listen to the Optimist Daily Update with Summers & Kristy - Making Solutions the News!

 PLAY   14:00 min