Find the Good News with Oran Parker

Ep. 59 - The Right Round Table - Mixtape Vol. 2 - Find the Good News with Oran Parker

October 2, 2019

1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EPISODE

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A little over a year ago I came back from a personal retreat and sat down with my creative crew to tell them about something I wanted to do. After reflecting on the state of my mind, my work, and the actual tangible good I was or was not doing through my trade, I had decided that I wanted to change the rules we’d been operating by, and create a signal all our own, a channel, a stream, that was focused on finding and sharing the good. In short, I wanted to stand under this wide umbrella of goodness and take a hard 360-degree look at the community I live in, and invite others to join me under this canopy to share their stories of good works, in all their varieties and colors. More than that, I wanted to feel the sacred hearts that were beating behind these works, and hopefully, through deep listening, curiosity, intimacy, and conversation, I would get to hear the stories, thoughts, fears, hopes, dreams, inspirations, successes, and struggles that shaped these good people to do the good works they were doing. The show would be a podcast produced by the Parker Brand Creative Services team, leaning heavily on our 20 years of experience in marketing, communications, and design. The original name I’d come up with was “Find the Good.” As luck would have it, the name was taken, and so was the domain, but we happened upon the domain FindTheGood.News, so the official name of the pod, “Find the Good News” was created. We created some fun graphics to play with, outlined our format, and started inviting good people on the show,… and they came. Then, more good people showed up. Before long I was doing exactly what the introduction to the show stated. I was visiting with artists, educators, business owners, civic and spiritual leaders, and everyday citizens that were working to bring hope and happiness to their corners of the world. Find the Good News expanded into Road Trips, Mixtapes, round tables, and LIVE episodes. Listenership has grown, and with each conversation, my understanding, awareness, and happiness have grown as well. Producing Find the Good News has touched me on every dimension. I’ve laughed and cried with guests, and each one has left me to think deeply on our talk long after the microphones have powered down. After a full year of Find the Good News, what I know as truth is this; good news doesn’t wear one face. Good News looks like all of the people that have shared their hearts and minds at the Right Round Table and those that are yet to come. This show doesn’t happen without each and every one of these Good Newsies taking their time to do their good work, and then talk about it with me. I’m humbled by each one them. They are my teachers, and I’m so glad to have each of them in my personal history. To you, the listeners, I say thank you for putting your ears on each week and turning your dial to this show. There’s a lot of news in the world, and you’re choosing to find the good.

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