Today’s Solutions: January 29, 2022

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

January 28, 2022

Bee Bricks & Overcoming Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Today's Good News: A buzz-worthy new planning law was passed in the city of Brighton and Hove in England, which requires new buildings to include special bricks that have nests for solitary bees. Plus, researchers are tackling the problem of drug-resistant bacteria with promising leads. Listen to the Optimist Daily Update with Summers & Kristy - Making Solutions the News!

 PLAY   16:59 min

January 27, 2022

ByBlocks & Cooling Bamboo

Today's good news: ByBlocks give hard-to-recycle-plastic a new life and this bamboo system can offer us a sustainable and affordable alternative to air conditioning. Listen to the Optimist Daily Update with Summers & Kristy - Making Solutions the News!

 PLAY   12:17 min

January 26, 2022

Fibers Unsorted & Wordle

Today's good news: Fibers Unsorted recycles unrecyclable textiles and the psychological reason behind the Wordle craze. Listen to the Optimist Daily Update with Summers & Kristy - Making Solutions the News!

 PLAY   10:49 min

January 25, 2022

Maps & Preventing Collisions in Space

Today's good news: Learn why the world map we know is wrong and a new AI tool prevents collisions in outer space. Listen to the Optimist Daily Update with Summers & Kristy - Making Solutions the News!

 PLAY   11:31 min

January 24, 2022

Pristine Coral Reef & Aquaponics

Today's good news: Coral reef seemingly unscathed by climate change discovered off the coast of Tahiti and the world's largest indoor vertical farm adds a special ingredient: fish! Listen to the Optimist Daily Update with Summers & Kristy - Making Solutions the News!

 PLAY   13:22 min

January 20, 2022

Food Scrap Recycling & Zero-Waste Stores

Today's good news: New York introduces new food waste recycling law and discussing the exciting rise of zero-waste stores. Listen to the Optimist Daily Update with Summers & Kristy - Making Solutions the News!

 PLAY   10:50 min

January 19, 2022

The Sniff Test & Retrofitting Old Buildings

Today's good news: Why the sniff test beats "use-by" dates and retrofitting older buildings so they can reach net zero. Listen to the Optimist Daily Update with Summers & Kristy - Making Solutions the News!

 PLAY   12:59 min

January 18, 2022

Jigsaw Puzzles & Edible Cellulose Coating

Today's good news: Jigsaw puzzles and edible plastic-free coating for produce. Listen to the Optimist Daily Update with Summers & Kristy - Making Solutions the News!

 PLAY   14:57 min

January 17, 2022

Laughing Animals & Science Moms

Today's good news: Study finds that more than 65 species of animals laugh (just like us!) and how the Science Moms help spread science-based climate optimism. Listen to the Optimist Daily Update with Summers & Kristy - Making Solutions the News!

 PLAY   13:10 min

January 14, 2022

Diane Macedo: The Sleep Fix

Today we are delighted to chat with ABC News anchor/correspondent and former insomniac, Diane Macedo. Diane joins us to talk about her new book, 'THE SLEEP FIX: Practical, Proven, and Surprising Solutions for Insomnia, Snoring, Shift Work, and More.' As a busy, working mom, she shares her insights on how to adjust and fit solutions for a better sleep into our everyday lives. Find the book here: https://www.harpercollins.com/pages/thesleepfix

 PLAY   37:58 min