The Daily Smile

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 Jun 18, 2020
Joyful, heartwarming, wholesome, touching stories told by people interviewed by a funny, passionate woman. Highly recommended.

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Everyone needs a reminder about just how good people can be. On Wondery’s new series The Daily Smile, host Nikki Boyer brings you stories that will make you feel good each weekday morning. With interviews, inspiring clips, and chats with special guests and passionate friends, The Daily Smile takes you on a journey into goodness, gives you all the feels, and will leave you with a smile on your face.


Episode Date
The Shark Whisperer
00:17:15

Cristina Zenato grew up in South Africa and always knew her life’s work would involve the ocean. What she didn’t know is that she’d end up in the Bahamas swimming with sharks.

For more information about Cristina and her work with sharks, you can visit her website, or follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

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Jan 15, 2021
How To Be A Rebel Girl 💪
00:17:18

How do you instill confidence in young girls in a world that constantly depicts them as damsels in distress? You change the narrative. CEO Jes Wolfe and the Rebel Girls team are doing just that with their girl-centric edu-tainment company.

Learn more at the Rebel Girls website

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Order your own copy of one of the Goodnight Stories books

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Jan 14, 2021
The Antiquarian Horologist
00:21:50

Brittany Nicole Cox has an incredible job you’ve probably never heard of… she’s an antiquarian horologist. She spends her days in her Seattle workshop fixing up antique mechanical objects that bring a bit of vintage magic into the modern world.

Learn more about Nico’s shop, Memoria Technica, online at mechanicalcurios.com

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Jan 13, 2021
We Walk With Harriet
00:17:44

Linda Harris goes on a journey back in time. She walks the steps Harriet Tubman took to escape slavery and reach freedom. After she finishes walking the 116 miles, she finds a new calling and a new future.

Learn more at http://walkingwithharriet.com/ or https://harriettubmanbyway.org/tag/linda-harris/ 

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Jan 12, 2021
A Pandemic Fairytale 🧚
00:18:39

Nikki tells Mr. Malone a wonderful story about a lonely little girl and the fairy she befriends during the pandemic.

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Read the full story of Sapphire the Fairy (AKA: @saysthefox) on Twitter

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Jan 11, 2021
A Second Chance At Life: Part Two
00:23:55

Walter’s kidneys were failing. His life was now full of dialysis treatments, hospital stays and ambulance rides. There was no end in sight... but someone had his back. A mystery person who gave Walter the surprise of a lifetime — and a chance at a new life.

Learn more about organ donation

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Jan 08, 2021
A Second Chance At Life: Part One
00:17:35

Growing up, Walter Boykins always took on a challenge — whether he was up against older kids on the basketball court, or competing with his brother Chris in… well... everything. So when he faced a major health crisis, it was no surprise Walter was ready to fight. But he wouldn’t do it alone. Love would help him meet his greatest challenge.

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Jan 07, 2021
All Aboard the Photo Ark
00:17:03

Joel Sartore is a wildlife photographer. He’s worked with National Geographic for more than 30 years. But in 2005, he had an idea to do something even bigger — something that would take him across the world in the hopes of saving it.

Follow Joel and his Photo Ark on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and online

See Joel’s incredible photos and support his work on the Photo Ark

Watch the Photo Ark’s two-part special on National Geographic Wild

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Jan 06, 2021
A Love Letter to the USPS 💌
00:19:03

Mary Welcome has loved the United States Postal Service since she was a kid writing letters to people around the country. As an adult, that love evolved into a photo project that pays tribute to an old school way of communication and the USPS workers who make it happen.

Follow God Bless the USPS on Instagram and learn more about the project on Mary’s website

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Jan 05, 2021
Waggin’ in the New Year
00:18:57

To ring in the new year, Nikki tells Mr. Malone two incredible stories  — a dog with lots of business-savvy and another with a keen sense of direction. 

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Jan 04, 2021
A Bookshop Weathers the Storm (Encore)
00:17:56

A single retweet from a bestselling fantasy author changed the fate of a small, struggling bookshop in Petersfield, England.

Visit the Petersfield Bookshop online or on Twitter

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Jan 01, 2021
Tiny Adventures (Encore)
00:20:14

When travel photographer Erin Sullivan was forced to stay at home because of the pandemic, she created a way to continue exploring without leaving her apartment.

Follow Erin Outdoors on Instagram, Twitter, and online

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Dec 31, 2020
Black Love Matters (Encore)
00:19:11

Kerry-Anne and Michael Gordon had a big wedding planned for spring of 2020. Then everything got scrapped. When they finally figured out how to pull off a small ceremony in Philadelphia, they ran into the largest protest in the city’s history… and Kerry-Anne and Michael became a part of history themselves.

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Dec 30, 2020
Pet That Dog! (Encore)
00:24:14

Twelve-year-old Gideon Kidd is an expert dog-petter. He’s pet over a thousand dogs, but don’t get jealous — he’s sharing all of his pets, and his wisdom, with the world.

Follow I’ve Pet That Dog on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and online

Order Gideon’s book, “Pet That Dog! A Handbook for Making Four-Legged Friends,” here

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Dec 29, 2020
What Goes Around Comes Around (Encore)
00:18:30

A message-in-a-bottle travels over 4,000 miles in the ocean and a precious item goes missing in a garden for nearly four decades — both Nikki and Mr. Malone make some unexpected discoveries in this episode.

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Dec 28, 2020
Making Art Heals Hearts (Encore)
00:20:40

Chelsea Phaire is an artist, philanthropist, and all around do-gooder. Last year, at just 10-years-old, Chelsea did something pretty extraordinary. And not only did it make a difference in her life, it helped thousands of other kids, too.

Learn more about Chelsea’s Charity and see how you can get involved at chelseascharity.com 

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Dec 25, 2020
In Used Books (Encore)
00:24:20

Emma Smreker searches through used bookstores and thrift shops on the weekends. But she isn’t looking for amazing deals… she’s searching for things hidden within the pages of secondhand books.

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Dec 24, 2020
For the Love of Linda (Encore)
00:15:39

Ever since the family dog passed away, LaNae Slater-Moss had an animal-sized hole in her heart. But she found a way to fill it when she noticed an injured squirrel in her backyard earlier this year.

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Dec 23, 2020
Made From Scratch (Encore)
00:16:41

When Michelle Brenner was put on furlough earlier this year, she decided to use her extra time and some tomato sauce, ground beef, and noodles to provide comfort to her Washington community.

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Dec 22, 2020
The Adventures of Justin & Yip Yip (Encore)
00:21:55

Nikki and Mr. Malone take a wild ride down the river as they discuss the tale of a Canadian man and his newfound animal sidekick. 

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Dec 21, 2020
A Mariachi Family Affair
00:24:36

Richard and Esperanza Mata worried their daughters would resent them for spending so much of their childhood playing mariachi music. But then the girls started playing too. Now mariachi isn’t just a passion, it’s the family business and a personal mission.

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Dec 18, 2020
Planes, Pilots, and Paws
00:16:16

With his restaurant business slowed by the pandemic, Eduard Seitan turned his energy toward another passion — taking flight for our furry friends in need.

Find out more about Pilots N Paws on their website

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Dec 17, 2020
A Holiday Trivia Treat
00:23:02

Fellow Wondery co-hosts Aricia Skidmore-Williams and Brooke Siffrinn join Nikki for two rousing rounds of holiday-themed trivia and this game comes down to the wire!

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Dec 16, 2020
The Grrreat Voice Behind a Christmas Classic
00:20:01

Everyone loves the Christmas TV classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” But few people know the story of the legendary voice-actor behind that beloved signature song. His name is Thurl Ravenscroft. And his daughter Nancy says her dad was anything but grinch-y.

Hear samples of Thurl’s work on Spotify 

Learn more about his life online at  D23.com or on the Disney Wiki

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Dec 15, 2020
A Blizzard of Goodwill
00:17:44

Nikki and Mr. Malone tell some new stories from around the world and delve into their own stories of Christmas past for this fun holiday episode!

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Dec 14, 2020
Finding Peace with Rapper Raja Kumari
00:17:18

Raja Kumari is a trailblazer — and she doesn’t slow down for anyone. But this year, the pandemic didn’t give her much of a choice. Staying at home was a big change… but it was a good one. Because it’s brought her closer to something she values more and more: peace. And now, she wants to share it with everyone.

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To listen to Raja’s music on your platform of choice, check out her website

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Dec 11, 2020
Letters to Santa 🎅🏼
00:18:14

Each year the U.S. Postal Service receives hundreds of thousands of letters bound for Santa Claus at the North Pole. Documentary filmmaker Dana Nachman set out to tell the story of what happens to all of those letters and how Santa makes those Christmas wishes come true. Turns out, we can all lend a hand.

Become an Adopter Elf at USPSOperationSanta.com

Learn more about Dana and her films online

Watch Dear Santa at dearsanta.movie — In select theaters and on demand December 4th

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Dec 10, 2020
The Boston Typewriter Orchestra… Ding!
00:19:56

The Boston Typewriter Orchestra is an unusual musical group to say the least. Instead of using traditional instruments, all of the sounds, beats, and rhythms are made using vintage typewriters. You’ve never heard songs like this!

Listen to songs by the Boston Typewriter Orchestra on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, or YouTube

Follow the Boston Typewriter Orchestra on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

Find out more about the BTO on their website: bostontypewriterorchestra.com

To make a donation in Jeff’s name online, go to https://wmbr.org/fr/pledge2020_Ended.php and choose the show “Pipeline” 

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Dec 09, 2020
A Spirited Conversation with Theresa Caputo
00:23:56

You may know Theresa Caputo as TLC’s “Long Island Medium.” She’s been communicating with the dead for as long as she can remember. But it’s not as scary or even as hoaky as you might think — sometimes, the messages are exactly what you need.

Visit Theresa’s website and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Listen to Hey Spirit wherever you get your podcasts

For a chance to be a guest on Hey Spirit, call 1-877-TCAPUTO

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Dec 08, 2020
The Christmas Owl 🦉
00:18:26

What happens when a tiny owl stows away in the most famous Christmas tree in the world? Nikki and Mr. Malone find out in this festive episode.

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Dec 07, 2020
Wondery Presents Little Stories Everywhere
00:05:06

Wondery’s newest podcast, Little Stories Everywhere, is the perfect immersive experience to share by the fireplace with loved ones this holiday season. Each episode will be the reading of a children’s classic - some of the most magical stories ever told, now reimagined with enchanting sound design for families to enjoy together or adults to enjoy on their own. 

Little Stories Everywhere is out now, premiering with A Merry Christmas, a collection of holiday tales by Louisa May Alcott that truly embody the holiday spirit, no matter what you celebrate. Listen today: wondery.fm/littlestories_TDS.

Dec 05, 2020
Seth Savoy’s “Echo Boomers”
00:22:04

Director Seth Savoy’s rip-roaring debut feature film Echo Boomers follows a group of privileged but indebted and underemployed millennials as they tear across Chicago, pillaging and destroying homes of the rich. The movie is actually inspired by real events — and Seth’s quest to “smuggle social commentary” into mainstream action movies.

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Dec 04, 2020
Making Art and History During COVID-19
00:17:45

As a kid growing up in Koreatown in Los Angeles, Autry Museum of the American West curator Tyree Boyd Pates discovered museums and the power of art. Now, as one of LA’s hottest young cultural influencers, Tyree spearheaded an ambitious, crowd-sourced project to spotlight life and creativity during the pandemic, with a special emphasis on the minority and low-income communities that have been most affected by the virus.

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Check out the Autry’s project, Collecting Community History Initiative: The West During COVID-19

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Dec 03, 2020
Mette Kelto and The Hexawizard Tournament
00:22:32

Anders Kelto and his big brother Lars had vivid imaginations growing up — they created entire worlds of mystery and fun without ever leaving their backyard. Now, Anders is passing that spirit of adventure down to a new generation of his family with Lars as his inspiration.

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Dec 02, 2020
Ron Funches’ Holiday Spectacular
00:19:38

With the holidays approaching, comedian Ron Funches talks to Nikki about his comedic style, his family, and what it’s like to navigate telling jokes during the pandemic.

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Dec 01, 2020
Animals with Attitude
00:17:47

Animals have been getting angsty during the pandemic too! Nikki tells Mr. Malone three stories — about a group of thieving raccoons, a sad grouper in Finland, and an English peacock with a big personality.

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Nov 30, 2020
A Real Life Parent Trap (Encore)
00:20:03

When Catherine and Allison realized that their mom and dad were perfect for each other, they set a scheme in motion that’s straight out of a romantic-comedy.

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Nov 27, 2020
Fostering Love (Encore —Peter Mutabazi)
00:24:12

Peter Mutabazi survived a harsh childhood on the streets of Uganda because of a stranger’s incredible act of kindness. Now in the U.S., he was ready to pass along that love and change the lives of kids just like him. And along the way, one boy changed his.

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Nov 26, 2020
Hoagie’s Heroes (Encore)
00:20:47

Melissa Cruz and Jenny Ayala are sisters, business partners, and best friends. They run a small sandwich shop together in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. And they’re big on taking care of the community — so when the pandemic hit, Melissa and Jenny put up a sign in their window offering the best kind of support a restaurant can give.

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Nov 25, 2020
Miles for Smiles (Encore)
00:18:11

Billy Flanigan is an entertainer at heart. He’s worked at Walt Disney World for nearly 40 years — but when the park closed down in March, he found a new way to create smiles.

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Nov 24, 2020
The Case of the Missing Bear (Encore)
00:18:41

In Vancouver, Canada, a beloved teddy bear is stolen. Nikki and Mr. Malone discuss what they would do if this happened to them and walk through the twists and turns of the case — including an offer to help from an A-list celebrity.

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Nov 23, 2020
A Good Day for Gratitude
00:23:28

Thanksgiving is always a time to reflect on all we have to be thankful and grateful for. That’s especially true this year. And with that in mind, we reached out to family, friends and you, our wonderful listeners, to find out what folks are thankful for right now.

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Nov 20, 2020
Celebrating Friendsgiving
00:17:47

Comedian and actor Nicol Paone always loved classic holiday movies, but she never saw LGBTQ people represented in films the way she wanted. So after she and fellow friend and actress Malin Akerman went through particularly tough break-ups, they decided to make their own holiday comedy called, "Friendsgiving.”

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Nov 19, 2020
The Houses of Beirut
00:22:33

When Joe Khoury and Gabriela Cardozo took photos of classic facades in some of Beirut’s most historic neighborhoods, they never imagined the meaning their photos would take on after a tragic event devastated large parts of the city.

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Nov 18, 2020
Table for Two with the Potash Twins
00:18:17

Adeev and Ezra Potash are twins, horn players, and foodies. So whenever they’d come home from touring the world, they’d recreate the dishes they fell in love with on the road — and now, they want to help you make your favorite takeout meals, too.

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Nov 17, 2020
To Grandmother’s House We Go
00:21:00

Kids do the darndest things! Today, Nikki shares three incredible stories of kids going the extra mile — literally and figuratively. 😉

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Nov 16, 2020
Ben Shirley’s Symphony
00:20:03

Musician and composer Benjamin Shirley tasted rock stardom, then hit rock bottom; strung out and homeless on LA’s Skid Row. Salvation came with sobriety, a new found humility and the healing power of music and creativity.

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Nov 13, 2020
How Bobby Berk Found His Happy Place
00:18:38

Interior designer and “Queer Eye” star Bobby Berk has spent years helping others discover the joy in their living spaces. How he found it for himself was simple: By being true to who he is. 

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Nov 12, 2020
Wrestle Like A Girl
00:21:41

Army veteran and former pro wrestler Sally Roberts is making big moves for herself and for girls and other veterans across the country.

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Nov 11, 2020
A Good Morning with Alex Aiono
00:20:47

Alex Aiono is a lot of things — he’s a musician, a songwriter, an actor, and now he’s even a podcaster. And he’s been chasing his dreams for years. It hasn’t all been roses… but it has led him to exactly where he wants to be. And now he’s sharing his talent and vision (and a special song) with all of us.

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Nov 10, 2020
Mr. Malone For Mayor
00:21:03

Not all election stories are stressful. Nikki and Mr. Malone have the 2020 election coverage you need, including stories about animals running for office and an unexpected candidate who cleans up at the polls in a small Russian town.

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Nov 09, 2020
The Other Einstein
00:24:00

At a time when women were not allowed into universities, Mileva Marić Einstein was a rare and gifted scientific mind in 19th century Europe. But as her husband Albert went on to define modern physics, she was missing from the story. But now unearthed letters raise the question: Was Mileva the Mother of the Atomic Age?

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Nov 06, 2020
The Legendary Librarian
00:21:14

When billionaire banker J.P. Morgan needed a home for his master collection of art and rare manuscripts, an unknown woman became his trusted librarian and curator. Belle da Costa Greene was one of the most successful women of her day, but she had to keep a life-altering secret in order to succeed.

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Nov 05, 2020
Hollywood’s Secret Inventor
00:26:21

Known as “The Most Beautiful Woman in the World,” movie legend Hedy Lamarr wasn’t just a Hollywood star — she was a scientist. And the invention she dreamed up impacts our world in a way that connects us all. 

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Nov 04, 2020
Trailblazer for Truth
00:17:39

Born a slave but freed by the Civil War, Ida B. Wells was a force to be reckoned with as a writer and teacher. But the lynching of a friend set her on a path that would have long-lasting impacts on American society.

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Nov 03, 2020
Master of Mystery
00:22:01

Before she became a world-famous author, 36-year-old Agatha Christie disappeared in a way that only she could have written. The mystery of her disappearance caused the largest manhunt in England’s history and changed the course of her life.

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Nov 02, 2020
The Mysterious Hauntings of the Japanese Yokai
00:18:33

Yokai come in infinite shapes and sizes; from tengu mountain goblins and kappa water spirits to shape-shifting foxes and murderous apparitions. Japanese folklorist and UC Davis professor Michael Dylan Foster recounts his own spine tingling encounter with a yokai and runs down their delightful and terrifying origins and why they’re more relevant today than ever before.

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Oct 30, 2020
Abandoned Beauty
00:17:47

Abandoned buildings can be creepy, right? Well… not for Irish photographer Rebecca Brownlie. For the past decade, she’s made it her goal to showcase the beauty that can be found in the forgotten buildings of Ireland’s countryside.

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Oct 29, 2020
Zoe Lister-Jones: The Power of Being a Weirdo
00:16:49

When Zoe Lister-Jones was a kid, she was not a fan of horror movies. But The Craft was different. It spoke to her and a lot of other self-proclaimed weirdos out there. Now, she’s keeping the story alive — and adding a few new lessons — in her new film, The Craft: Legacy.

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Oct 28, 2020
Sounds Like Magic
00:18:09

Adam DeCoster is a member of a secret Hollywood club. He’s one of the 40 working Foley artists in the industry, and it’s his job to make sure everything you hear in movies and TV shows sounds perfect. 

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Oct 27, 2020
A Very Malone Halloween
00:20:01

In a special spoooooky episode, Nikki and Mr. Malone go house-haunting and visit a one-of-a-kind haunted experience in Japan. Don’t forget your flashlight — there are ghosts in this episode! 👻

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Oct 26, 2020
Andy Sealy is Living Her Dash
00:15:42

Andy Sealy, a 30-something Philadelphia woman, finds a lump in her breast. Her prognosis is Stage-4 incurable cancer. But besides the gene for aggressive breast cancer — hope, optimism, and resilience run through her DNA. Her diagnosis starts Andy on a path to helping others.

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Oct 23, 2020
Krysten Gentile Thrives in the Face of Breast Cancer: Part Two
00:21:52

After going through chemo and radiation, Krysten was finally cancer-free. But about a year later, a new diagnosis changed everything. And now Krysten is making the most of every day — and changing lives along the way.

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Oct 22, 2020
Krysten Gentile Thrives in the Face of Breast Cancer: Part One
00:23:19

At 35, Krysten Gentile was living the dream. She loved her career, she was happily married, and she and her husband shared two little boys... with another on the way. Until one day, Krysten found a lump on her breast — and her life changed forever. 

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Oct 21, 2020
Accidentally Wes Anderson
00:18:05

Sometimes the places in movies are incredible, but not at all real. That’s especially true of award-winning director Wes Anderson’s movies. But two longtime fans, Wally and Amanda Koval, have found a way for adventurers all over the world to explore very real places that look like they belong in a Wes Anderson movie. 

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Oct 20, 2020
The Otter and the Rat
00:17:50

A lonely otter searches for love and a life-saving rat is rewarded for his hard work in this fun episode featuring Nikki and Mr. Malone. 

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Oct 19, 2020
Georgia’s Midnight Mission
00:16:24

Georgia Berkovich didn't think she’d make it out of her 20’s. Hooked on drugs and destitute, she finally got clean. Then she started giving back and re-discovered her zest for life. Georgia now leads a volunteer program that’s bringing hope to countless lives in Los Angeles.

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Oct 16, 2020
Cool and Dope
00:15:04

Seven-year-old Cavanaugh Bell is on a mission. He was bullied in school and responded by starting a non-profit. Now he’s helping kids just like himself and so much more.

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Oct 15, 2020
A Glitter of Aricias
00:16:37

What is it called when our host Nikki Boyer and Wondery’s Even the Rich co-host Aricia Skidmore-Williams decide to play animal-related trivia? A whole lotta laughs. 😂

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Oct 14, 2020
It’s Never Too Late
00:20:49

We’ve all heard of the “overnight success” — but usually, chasing your dreams isn’t that easy. It takes a lot of hard work, tough decisions, and sometimes many, many detours. That’s what it took for Carlos Foglia. And now, he’s living the dream.

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Oct 13, 2020
When A Chicken Goes To COSTCO (Encore)
00:18:09

What happens when the chicken crosses the road and ends up at the local COSTCO? Nikki and Mr. Malone find out in one of our all-time favorite Daily Smile episodes. 

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Oct 12, 2020
Pups and Cups of ☕️ (Encore)
00:18:53

In honor of Adopt A Dog Month, we’re revisiting the story of an incredible company with a mission. When Jordan Karcher was a kid he thought he’d grow up to become a veterinarian. He didn’t become a vet, but Jordan did find a creative way to combine two of his life’s passions — coffee and dogs.

Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co.

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Oct 09, 2020
A Cooking Lesson From Big Bottom (Encore)
00:13:50

If you’re anything like host Nikki Boyer… you love to eat, but your cooking skills could use some improvement. Never fear! Michael Volpatt, founder of Sonoma County’s Big Bottom Market, is here to give Nikki a lesson on how she can make a quick meal with whatever ingredients happen to be in her kitchen.

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Oct 08, 2020
Nina Draws Scientists
00:17:24

When science student Nina Chhita moved to London, she started to explore the city by drawing likenesses of its famous inhabitants. Many of them scientists. And many of those scientists were women. But when a Christmas trivia night at a local pub made it clear she was the only one who knew who they were -- it sparked an idea. One that could help change what we know about scientists.

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Oct 07, 2020
Raegan Revord: A Young Star Making a Difference
00:15:26

Actress Raegan Revord stars in the CBS prequel hit series, Young Sheldon. But she’s been spending her time a bit differently these days. Since the lockdown, she shifted her attention to something else. Something bigger.

Check out Raegan's Instagram or follow her on Twitter to learn more about her organization, Homeless Helpers. To donate, email info@homelesshelpersLA.com 

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Oct 06, 2020
The Candy Man Can... and Did
00:16:20

Thought buried treasure was the stuff of movies? Think again! Nikki and Mr. Malone venture out on some real-life treasure hunts in this adventurous episode.

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Oct 05, 2020
Little Smiles 😄
00:20:06

In celebration of World Smile Day, Nikki tells Mr. Malone a whole bunch of small, smile-worthy stories from around the world. Get ready to grin! And stay tuned to the end of the show. We have a special treat for you from LA’s Da Poetry Lounge esteemed poet, Tonya Ingram.

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Oct 02, 2020
Coming Full Circle at Da Poetry Lounge
00:20:40

Jasmine Williams was 14 when she took a drama class that ignited her passion for poetry and changed her life. Now, she’s sharing that passion with people all over the world — and soon, with all of us at The Daily Smile.

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Oct 01, 2020
Simran Jeet Singh Keeps Going
00:16:07

As a kid, Simran Jeet Singh always looked for books that featured Sikh-Americans like him, but never found any. So he vowed to change that by writing one himself.

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Sep 30, 2020
In the Country of Women
00:16:13

Acclaimed Southern California novelist Susan Straight shares the complex, multi-racial chapters of her own family history and the generations of women at the heart of the story.

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Sep 29, 2020
Flying with the Fahans
00:16:35

Joe and Margrit Fahan are a married couple who work together in a very cool office with an incredible view. Now boarding! 

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Sep 28, 2020
Damon Gameau’s 2040
00:18:33

Damon Gameau’s debut film That Sugar Film became the biggest documentary in Australian box-office history. And his new documentary aims even higher. 2040 offers possible solutions to literally save our planet.

Learn more about 2040: https://whatsyour2040.com/

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Sep 25, 2020
One Day At A Time
00:23:55

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. On today's episode, we'll be sharing the story of Robert Campbell, who survived a painful crisis. And he's now sharing a story of hope and renewal.

NOTE: In this episode we talk about suicide, depression, and addiction. If this isn’t the right time for you to listen, maybe another time will be.

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Sep 24, 2020
What Goes Around Comes Around
00:18:20

A message-in-a-bottle travels over 4,000 miles in the ocean and a precious item goes missing in a garden for nearly four decades — both Nikki and Mr. Malone make some unexpected discoveries in this episode.

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Sep 23, 2020
Karolina Kurkova, Super Angel
00:20:16

Supermodel Karolina Kurkova has been locked down at home just like all of us, but in quarantine she's come up with a new way to channel her passion for fashion that's helping keep us all healthy and safe.

Learn more about Karolina’s Masks for All collaboration with Billie Blooms

Discover Karolina’s family wellness brand: Gryph & IvyRose

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Sep 22, 2020
A Smile For RBG
00:23:08

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was iconic. Some would even say notorious. And her journey to the highest court in the land was just as incredible as the woman herself.

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Sep 21, 2020
Bevelations with Bevy Smith
00:19:08

Most people know Bevy Smith as co-host of the Bravo show Fashion Queens and host of the daily podcast Bevelations. But what they may not know is the path this self described ‘curvy woman from Harlem’ took to get there. Nikki gets the scoop on Bevy’s late career fame on TV, surviving COVID-19, her long-running SiriusXM podcast, and forthcoming memoir “Bevelations; Lessons from a Mutha, Auntie, Bestie.”

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For more on her forthcoming memoir have a sneak peek here Bevelations | Bevy Smith | Macmillan

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Sep 18, 2020
Let’s Get This House!
00:19:22

Demi Skipper is looking for a trade and she’s bartering for something big. And it all began with one small bobby pin.

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Sep 17, 2020
A Real Life Parent Trap
00:19:30

When Catherine and Allison realized that their mom and dad were perfect for each other, they set a scheme in motion that’s straight out of a romantic-comedy.

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Sep 16, 2020
Pet That Dog!
00:23:59

Twelve-year-old Gideon Kidd is an expert dog-petter. He’s pet over a thousand dogs, but don’t get jealous — he’s sharing all of his pets, and his wisdom, with the world.

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Sep 15, 2020
The Hamburglar & Wonder Woman
00:20:29

What do emu siblings, a Chilean Batman, chocolate rain, and a lazy sloth have in common? Find out in this wacky conversation between Nikki and Mr. Malone.

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Sep 14, 2020
Luchita Hurtado Will Be Reborn
00:24:25

In her late 90’s, Venezuelan artist Luchita Hurtado attained the kind of art world ‘rock stardom’ that eluded her most of her life. On the eve of her 100th birthday, she was honored with the first major retrospective of her work at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Nikki talks to LACMA curator Jennifer King about Luchita’s kaleidoscopic life and art. 

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Sep 11, 2020
’80s Movie Madness with Ross Mathews
00:29:27

Sports are back and The Daily Smile is getting in on the fun with its own bracket… of ’80s movies. Nikki battles it out with Ross Mathews of RuPaul’s Drag Race to answer the ultimate question — which film will take home the title of ‘80s Movie Madness champion?

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Sep 10, 2020
In Used Books
00:23:26

Emma Smreker searches through used bookstores and thrift shops on the weekends. But she isn’t looking for an amazing deal… she’s searching for things hidden within the pages of secondhand books.

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Sep 09, 2020
Hanging Out with Colton Underwood
00:23:37

Colton Underwood has had a busy few months — he launched a podcast, published a book, and battled coronavirus. Now, he’s taking life day by day, just like the rest of us. He chats with Nikki about life after The Bachelor, what he’s learned in this time at home, his charity, and the new love in his life.

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Sep 08, 2020
The Adventures of Tucson and Clawdia
00:17:20

Nikki and Mr. Malone share stories of a lost pup who finds his dream job and a blue lobster who doesn’t have the blues anymore.

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Sep 04, 2020
Chef Ocho: The Ambassador of Watts
00:14:37

Keith Garrett (AKA: Chef Ocho) wants to bring his South LA community together through a common love: tacos.

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Sep 03, 2020
The First Piper
00:21:08

Ross O’Connell Jennings has pipes. Bagpipes, that is! What started as a hobby has become a passion, and now he’s on a mission to do something big.

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Sep 02, 2020
Nicole Atkins Is Positively Cool
00:19:27

Singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins’ life has changed a lot in the last couple of years. She quit drinking, she’s made peace with herself, and her music is better than ever. She talks to Nikki about her life and gives a surprise performance.

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Sep 01, 2020
Making Art Heals Hearts
00:18:12

Chelsea Phaire is an artist, philanthropist, and all around do-gooder. At just 10-years-old, Chelsea did something pretty extraordinary. And not only did it make a difference in her life, it helped thousands of other kids, too.

Learn more about Chelsea’s Charity and see how you can get involved — chelseascharity.com 

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Aug 31, 2020
Yelitsa's Dream Doll (Encore)
00:20:35

Sometimes you have to just go out and make your own dreams come true. Nikki talks to an inspired young woman determined to give every little girl the chance to have dolls that look like them.

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Aug 28, 2020
Em the Letter Writer (Encore)
00:16:46

There’s been a lot of talk about the post office lately. So we’re revisiting a beautiful story we did about a little girl in South Dakota who wrote tons of letters, including one to her local postal worker that would have a ripple effect around the country.

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Aug 27, 2020
Pet Detectives (Encore)
00:17:21

Did you know it's National Dog Day?! That means it’s time to bring back the amazing story of a lost dog named Katie and her family’s quest to find her. Don’t worry — Mr. Malone and Nikki are on the case!

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Aug 26, 2020
Looking to the Stars (Encore)
00:19:43

Under these late summer skies, it seems right to revisit Nikki’s conversation with astronaut Cady Coleman about her amazing adventure living and working on the International Space Station… Taking off in… 3… 2… 1…

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Aug 25, 2020
Best Teacher Ever (Encore)
00:14:39

School is starting up again this year, even if it is from a distance. So with kids going back to school in some form across the country, it's the perfect time to go back to class with one of our favorite episodes — Nikki’s conversation with one of her best friends, who also happens to be a pretty amazing teacher.

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Aug 24, 2020
My Friend Fungie 🐬
00:20:26

A woman in Southern California forged a very special relationship with a dolphin more than 20 years ago. Little did she know, this solitary dolphin who lives halfway around the world would play such a vital role in her life.

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Aug 21, 2020
NBA’s Bismack Gives Back
00:20:50

NBA Charlotte Hornets Bismack Biyombo is a force on the basketball court – and an even more meaningful one in his native Democratic Republic of The Congo.

Learn more about the Bismack Biyombo Foundation

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Aug 20, 2020
Hoagie's Heroes
00:20:14

Melissa Cruz and Jenny Ayala are sisters, business partners, and best friends. They run a small sandwich shop together in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. And they’re big on taking care of the community — so when the pandemic hit, Melissa and Jenny put up a sign in their window offering the best kind of support a restaurant can give.

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Aug 19, 2020
The Land of Misfit Bags
00:22:26

Ever wondered where everyone’s lost luggage ends up? Turns out… Scottsboro, Alabama. Nikki discovers more in a conversation with the descendants of the founder of the Unclaimed Baggage Center.

Visit the Unclaimed Baggage Center or shop their online store

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Aug 18, 2020
Lost & Found
00:20:44

A family discovers a strange and unexpected time capsule in their home and people’s clothes mysteriously disappear from a Louisiana neighborhood. Nikki and Mr. Malone are on the case.  

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Aug 17, 2020
Fostering Love
00:23:49

Peter Mutabazi survived a harsh childhood on the streets of Uganda because of a stranger’s incredible act of kindness. Now in the U.S., he was ready to pass along that love and change the lives of kids just like him. And along the way, one boy changed his.

Follow Peter on Instagram: @fosterdadflipper

Learn more about Peter’s organization, Now I Am Known

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Aug 14, 2020
Home Is Where The Boat Is
00:20:01

From the moment they met, Behan and Jaime Gifford loved being on the water and dreamed of a life at sea. So when the opportunity came to make that dream a reality, the Giffords took their family on the adventure of a lifetime.

Follow the Giffords on social media: @sailingtotem on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

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Aug 13, 2020
The Magic of Cooking
00:23:01

Jennifer has always loved cooking up new creations, but had no idea that time spent in the kitchen would lead to a new and better life.

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Aug 12, 2020
Dr. Bikini Makes a Splash
00:23:06

ER Doctor Candice Myhre loves to surf. And when she joined her love of medicine with surfing, she not only saved lives, but helped change the way people look at women in her profession.

Follow Candice on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

Join Candice's MedBikini Facebook group, a forum for healthcare workers of all genders to fight sexism in medicine and make positive change

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Aug 11, 2020
House Hunters
00:21:28

Do you ever imagine leaving your life behind, moving to an exotic locale, and starting a new life? Nikki and Mr. Malone go virtual house-hunting in four amazing locations around the world, and then choose their top pick.

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Aug 10, 2020
Catching Up with Karamo Brown
00:26:38

Staying home was a change for everyone — but it was an especially big shift for Karamo Brown. He’s been on the go ever since Queer Eye became an overnight sensation two years ago… and now that he’s had some downtime, he wants to share what he’s learned and what’s making him smile.

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Aug 07, 2020
The Good Bad Dad Jokes Do
00:17:55

Tom Schruben likes to tell jokes. Really bad dad jokes. And when he shared them with his friends and neighbors, he found that in times of trouble, a bad joke can do a whole lot of good.

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Aug 06, 2020
Finding Joy at the Hollywood Bowl
00:18:54

When Gil Roscoe needed something to take his mind off his grief, he decided to apply for a new job. He had no idea it would lead to a whole new world that would reopen his heart.

Find Gil’s novels on Amazon, or read his essay in the LA Times

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Aug 05, 2020
The Case of the Missing Bear
00:18:35

In Vancouver, Canada, a beloved teddy bear is stolen. Nikki and Mr. Malone discuss what they would do if this happened to them and walk through the twists and turns of the case — including an offer to help from an A-list celebrity… 

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Aug 04, 2020
Rising from the Ashes
00:20:10

Photographer Norma Quintana likes to collect things. Vintage cameras, antiques, old photographs, artwork. And when a massive fire destroyed everything she and her family owned, she was devastated. But Norma found a creative way to work through her grief. And now she’s sharing it to help others, too.

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Aug 03, 2020
Ice Cream Dreams
00:17:49

Dr. Maya Warren has the sweetest job in the world. Traveling the globe, with only one thing on her mind. And it's probably not what you think.

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Discover Dr. Maya’s no-churn ice cream recipes on her website

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Jul 31, 2020
8,000 Love Poems
00:19:46

Peter Gordon loved his wife so much, he told her in a poem every day. But when she passed away, he had to find a new way to keep the love alive.

Read Peter’s poems to Alison at A Love in Verse.

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Jul 30, 2020
The Adventures of Justin & Yip Yip
00:19:40

Nikki and Mr. Malone take a wild ride down the river as they discuss the tale of a Canadian man and his animal sidekick.

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Jul 29, 2020
Miles for Smiles
00:16:17

Billy Flanigan is an entertainer at heart. He’s worked at Walt Disney World for nearly 40 years — but when the park closed down in March, he found a new way to create smiles.

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Jul 28, 2020
One True Calling
00:20:47

Alwiya Ahmed wants to be a doctor. But when her life takes an unexpected turn, she has to make a difficult choice. Put her plans on hold or keep following her dream.

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Jul 27, 2020
When A Chicken Goes To COSTCO
00:16:56

What happens when the chicken crosses the road and ends up at the local COSTCO? Nikki and Mr. Malone are going to find out... 

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Jul 24, 2020
Heroes Wear Masks
00:14:17

When Neal Brandenburg wanted to find a project for him and his kids to stave off lockdown boredom, he took up sidewalk chalk art. What he didn’t know was that his newfound hobby would deliver an inspirational message to an entire city.

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Jul 23, 2020
RE: Do Not Tell Mommy 🤫
00:19:01

Bing and Joji Mendoza had a beautiful marriage for decades. But when it came time to celebrate their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, Bing had a plan that no one in the family could have expected. And it would take extra help from their daughter Aly to pull it off.

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Jul 22, 2020
Competing To Be Herself
00:16:48

Miss Utah USA Rachel Slawson has competed in her share of beauty pageants, but it took a long time for her to compete in them on her own terms — and this year, she made history.

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Jul 21, 2020
Made From Scratch
00:14:36

When Michelle Brenner was put on furlough, she decided to use her extra time and some tomato sauce, ground beef, and noodles to provide comfort to her Washington community.

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Jul 20, 2020
A Mysterious Letter
00:23:51

You get a letter in the mail asking you to call. You don’t know the person who sent it. What would you do? When Nikki gets one of those letters, she follows her curiosity to a surprising end.

Learn more about JFI Productions

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Jul 17, 2020
From a Moment to a Movement
00:15:28

Autumn Gupta and Bryanna Wallace have one of those friendships that feels more like a sisterhood. They work to make each other better — and when the Black Lives Matter movement took off, they teamed up to help make the world better, too. 

Learn more about Justice in June

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Jul 16, 2020
One Step at a Time
00:14:41

After doctors said he would never walk again, Robert Paylor made a miraculous recovery. Now, he's using his experience to help and inspire others.

Jul 15, 2020
Tiny Adventures
00:18:21

When travel photographer Erin Sullivan is forced to stay at home, she finds a way to continue exploring without leaving her apartment.

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Jul 14, 2020
Notes in the Walls
00:16:16

There must be something about the houses in England. Nikki and Mr. Malone discuss two separate cases of people finding hidden notes in their walls decades after the messages were written.

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Jul 13, 2020
Don't Worry, Eat Happy
00:18:18

Tomme Beevas loves bringing people together through food at his restaurant in Minneapolis. But when his city shuts down, he finds a new way to serve-- one that helps the community heal.

Visit Pimento Jamaican Kitchen

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Jul 10, 2020
Painting the Void
00:15:34

Making your passion your full-time job is not easy. Artist Matley Hurd knows this all too well. But when the coronavirus pandemic hit, things changed for him — he found himself with more time, and an unexpected new canvas to showcase his work. 

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Learn more about Paint the Void

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Jul 09, 2020
A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Doing Good
00:14:47

Forty years ago, Merlin Clarke left his job and his life in New England to hitchhike around the country. The experience inspired him to change his life and create a one-of-a-kind trip where people can do good together.

Click here for more information on the Gap Year Bus

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Jul 08, 2020
Pet Detectives
00:15:21

It’s every dog owner’s worst nightmare. A beloved dog goes missing on vacation. But when the dog belongs to two former police officers — the investigation takes an unbelievable turn that leaves Mr. Malone and his dog Steve on the edge of their seats.

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Jul 07, 2020
I Do On The Big Screen (Junebug Brides)
00:17:27

When Bri and Lindsey met, it felt like one of those magical movie moments and they quickly got engaged. But when their dream wedding venue fell apart, their plans were put on hold — and then their planner came up with a special way to bring their ceremony to the big screen.

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Jul 06, 2020
Perfect Harmony
00:14:14

When music major Madisen Hallberg was asked to sing the National Anthem for her college’s virtual graduation ceremony, she jumped at the chance. Little did she know it would lead to a serendipitous meeting that would capture the attention of the entire nation.

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Jul 02, 2020
Yelitsa’s Dream Doll
00:18:13

When Yelitsa Jean-Charles was growing up, she didn’t have dolls that looked like her. But a project in college set her on a path that would see her making sure that doesn’t happen for the younger generation.

Learn more about Zoe and the Healthy Roots Dolls mission

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Jul 01, 2020
Nine Ducks and the Seven Dwarves
00:18:08

What would you do if a baby duck fell into a sewer? That's just one of the crazy real life stories Nikki and Mr. Malone explore in a conversation about the deep, dark depths and the things we find when we get there.

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Jun 30, 2020
Staying Alive Day
00:22:16

Aidan Ryker Schellings loved to skateboard from the moment he tried it. But a year ago — things changed. Today, he can’t skateboard. And he doesn’t go by Aidan. But his story is one of incredible hope and perseverance.

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Jun 29, 2020
Black Love Matters
00:17:31

Kerry-Anne and Michael Gordon had a big wedding planned for this spring. Then everything got scrapped. When they finally figured out how to pull off a small ceremony in Philadelphia, they ran into the largest protest in the city’s history… and Kerry-Anne and Michael became a part of history.

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Jun 26, 2020
Pups and Cups (of ☕️)
00:17:02

Growing up, Jordan Karcher thought nothing could be better than being a veterinarian and helping animals for a living. Though he didn’t become a vet, Jordan did find a way to combine two of his life’s passions — coffee and dogs — into a business with a cause.

Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co.

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Jun 25, 2020
The Weird and The Wonderful
00:16:07

Nikki explores the wacky and wonderful side of life with James Parker, a fan of everything quirky. From a group of humans who come together online and pretend they are insects, to a woman who makes a boat out of a common fungus — let your freak flag fly!

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Jun 24, 2020
Title Trackers
00:17:48

Is there a classic album you love that has no title track? You know, like U2’s Joshua Tree, Bruce Springsteen’s Greetings From Asbury Park. Or what about Tom Petty’s Full Moon Fever? Ever wonder what those songs might have sounded like if the artists had written them? Well, finally someone has. 

Learn more about The Title Trackers

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Jun 23, 2020
A Cooking Lesson from Big Bottom
00:13:26

Host Nikki Boyer loves to eat, but she doesn’t really like to cook. Thankfully the chef from Sonoma County’s Big Bottom Market, Michael Volpatt, gives Nikki a lesson on how to make a quick meal with whatever she can find in her kitchen.

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Jun 22, 2020
Notes From Dad
00:16:32

When Chris Yandle moved his family to Louisiana, he noticed that his daughter was anxious about starting yet another new school. So he did something simple and special to make her feel better. And not only did it make them closer, it also made him a better dad.

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Jun 19, 2020
Taking Medicine to the Streets
00:17:00

When medical student Safa Abdulkadir showed up at a protest in her hometown of Minneapolis wearing her white lab coat, she had no intention of practicing medicine... until someone who needed help asked if she was a doctor.

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Jun 18, 2020
When A Hobby Opens A New World
00:18:51

Cindy Dick was rummaging through boxes at a yard sale when she came across a very unique sports card. It ignited a fire in her that led to a lifelong hobby.

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Jun 17, 2020
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
00:15:12

Paul “Bear” Vasquez’s life was more “whoa! whoa ho ho oh my God!” than his viral Double Rainbow video could ever capture.

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Jun 16, 2020
Obi’s Odyssey
00:16:41

A life-altering accident transforms actor and yoga teacher Obi Ndefo in unexpected ways.

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Jun 15, 2020
Cheers to the Class of 2020!
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What do you do when graduation is postponed indefinitely? If you’re the Class of 2020, you get creative. From principals going the extra mile to make sure their students get their diplomas, to parents who threw at home graduations, to students making their end-of-year ceremonies personal, these 2020 graduation celebrations are unlike any other.

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Jun 12, 2020
Mystery Money Bags
00:16:25

A Virginian family was out for a drive when they found two bags full of cash in the middle of the road. What would you do if this had happened to you? A conversation featuring Mr. Malone.

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Jun 11, 2020
For the Love of Linda
00:13:40

Ever since the family dog passed away, LaNae Slater-Moss had an animal-sized hole in her heart. But when she noticed an injured squirrel in her backyard, she just might have found a way to fill it.

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Jun 10, 2020
You’re Never Too Young to Fight For Change
00:16:23

Seventeen-year-old student activist Jalen Thompson grabbed the national spotlight after he and his friends brought their community together in a small suburb outside St. Louis, Missouri.

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Jun 09, 2020
Em the Letter Writer
00:14:42

An 11-year-old with a penchant for writing letters to friends and family around the country decided to pen a thank you note to her postman. She never could have imagined what would happen next.

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Jun 08, 2020
Looking to the Stars
00:17:35

When SpaceX launched the Dragon into orbit, it brought retired Astronaut Cady Coleman to tears. Nikki talks to her about the excitement of space travel and the possibilities this new launch holds for the future.

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Jun 05, 2020
A Graduation Surprise for Spelman's Class of 2020
00:18:22

Frank Baker and his wife Laura Day Baker decided to do something special to give a group of graduating seniors some extra help as they faced their future.

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Jun 04, 2020
Justice, Change, and Respect
00:15:00

Protests have swept the streets across the country and around the world. Host Nikki Boyer talks to her friend CJay about how it felt to come together in unity at the Los Angeles protests and how we find hope in moments like this.

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Jun 03, 2020
Runs in the Family
00:19:52

Running is Dave Fowler’s happy place. It’s gotten him through some of the toughest moments of his life. And on the brink of running his 10th straight Boston Marathon, he hit another personal roadblock. That’s when Dave found a new way to overcome adversity and bring running back into his life.

Learn more about Dave Fowler's foundation, Help In The Nick Of Time

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Jun 01, 2020
The Daily Smile Game Show
00:15:38

Dan Rubenstein, host of Wondery’s Sports Wars and The Solid Verbal, is a trivia fanatic. He’s been a television game show contestant four times. So today, Nikki surprises him with an impromptu Daily Smile game show, including some questions he couldn’t possibly answer.

Listen to Sports Wars and The Solid Verbal

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May 29, 2020
Best Teacher Ever
00:11:20

May is Teacher Appreciation Month. In honor of all the incredible educators out there, Nikki talks to a teacher about how she and others keep their heads.

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May 28, 2020
Time To Get Weird
00:10:53

People are getting creative when it comes to staying connected. From the residents of a small town who find a unique way to pass the time, to a 90-year-old woman who runs out of her favorite drink and asks for help, to a girl who shares her feelings through clever songs.

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May 27, 2020
A Bookshop Weathers the Storm
00:14:16

A retweet from a bestselling fantasy author changes the fate of a small, struggling bookshop in Petersfield, England.

Visit the Petersfield Bookshop online or on Twitter

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May 26, 2020
Stars Stuck At Home
00:16:25

Celebrities are just like us… and right now they’re going a little stir-crazy. A conversation featuring Nikki’s friend, Ross Mathews.

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May 22, 2020
The Call of the Wild
00:15:07

With everyone at home, the animals come out to play.

Window-shopping penguins in South Africa. Howling coyotes in San Francisco. Frolicking goats in Wales. A conversation with Nikki’s animal-loving friend Kat.

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May 21, 2020
The Real Life Golden Girls
00:16:22

Three English grandmothers decide to quarantine together. Their biggest concern? How much white wine they have in storage. A conversation featuring Nikki’s friend, Mr. Malone.

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May 20, 2020
Tommy's Haircut
00:14:07

Nikki’s boyfriend needs a haircut but all the barbershops are closed. So Nikki decides to give it a go. Only problem is she’s never cut hair, so she calls a virtual stylist for lessons — how hard could it be?

Contact Fred Pecora

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May 19, 2020
Drone Love
00:15:40

A boy in New York sees a girl across the way and wants to meet her. But first, the boy has to find a way to connect. With everyone sheltering-in-place, it will require a lot of ingenuity.

Jeremy Cohen’s TikTok and Instagram

Sports Commentator Nick Heath

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May 18, 2020
Introducing The Daily Smile
00:02:00

The Daily Smile premieres May 18th.


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May 04, 2020