POY’s Podcast Posts

Episodes from Plural of You’s podcast. See the Episodes page to listen to every episode in one place.

How to Award Politeness Points – Bill Durkin (POY 28)

How to Award Politeness Points - Bill Durkin (POY 28)

Bill Durkin gives cards, or Politeness Points, to thank polite train riders in Boston. He and Josh talk about how this simple idea can spread empathy.

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Touch Awareness & Sculptures of Hugs – Bonnie Kemske (POY 27)

Touch Awareness & Sculptures of Hugs - Bonnie Kemske

Bonnie Kemske creates sculptures mimicking hugs using touch research. Her goal is to raise awareness of the benefits of touch and bring people together.

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Building Community with Local Homestay Programs – Julie Knopp (POY 26)

Building Community with Local Homestay Programs - Julie Knopp

Julie Knopp directs City Stay, which offers local homestay programs in Minnesota. Listen as she compares this one-of-a-kind idea to study abroad education.

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Emotional Labor Among 911 Dispatchers – Jim Marshall (POY 25)

Emotional Labor Among 911 Dispatchers - Jim Marshall

Jim Marshall trains 911 dispatchers to protect their mental health in their high-stress jobs. He also shares why he enjoys serving these hidden caregivers.

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100 Tools to Empower Global Women – Betsy Teutsch (POY 24)

100 Tools to Empower Global Women - Betsy Teutsch

Women are the largest group affected by poverty worldwide. Betsy Teutsch has written an outstanding book on 100 tools they are using to improve their lives.

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The Social Benefits of Trees – Paul Johnson (POY 23)

The Social Benefits of Trees - Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson helps Texans manage their trees, and he also hosts a podcast about the benefits of trees. Learn more about this surprisingly important field.

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BeArded WARRIORs, A Veterans Support Group – Ty Oswald (POY 22)

BeArded WARRIORs, A Veterans Support Group - Ty Oswald

Ty Oswald started BeArded WARRIORs, a veterans support group, to help others in Alabama like him. He’s also committed to reaching veterans across the US.

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AbleGamers & Video Game Accessibility – Steve Spohn (POY 21)

AbleGamers & Video Game Accessibility - Steve Spohn (POY 21)

Steve Spohn is the COO of AbleGamers, which helps those with disabilities play video games. He and Josh talk about this incredibly touching mission.

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Restorative Justice in the American South – Doug Ammar (POY 20)

Restorative Justice in the American South - Doug Ammar (POY 20)

Doug Ammar directs the Georgia Justice Project, which supports those the criminal justice system harms. He boosts the restorative justice approach to crime.

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Giving Christmas Trees & Being a Santa – Alex Gramling (POY 19)

Giving Christmas Trees & Being a Santa - Alex Gramling (POY 19)

Alex Gramling and his friends started giving away Christmas trees after a chance encounter with someone in need. Now he enjoys being a Santa for others.

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