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Hello! And Good News

A podcast highlighting the people, places, and current events that are affecting the world in a positive way. Each week Hannah sits down with a different performer/comedian and unveils to them all of the best (and silliest) news she's discovered. Let’s be honest, the bulk of our news tends to highlight the absolute worst dang stuff going in the world. A lot of it is fear based, repetitive, and goes straight bummer-town. This is not to say that being aware of these events isn't valid or important, but it is just as important to acknowledge that, most of the time, when bad shenanigans are happening there are also people out there working to make it better. So join Hannah and her comedic guest as they discuss those positive rays of sunshine that are making a difference in the world.

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54. Halloween Happiness, First Fall Colors, and Fire Fighting Coffee with Nina Concepción

Hello! And Good News! This week I have on guest Nina Concepción. Nina is an actress, writer and comedian. She is so hilarious. If...
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53. When Bad News Reminds Us To Find The Good With PJ McCormick

Hello! And Good News! This week I have on guest PJ McCormick. PJ is an improviser (and former Pro Wrestler!) in Los Angeles. He...
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52. Good Pilots, Creative Recovery, And Overcoming Obstacles with Joseph Kibler

Hello! And Good News! This week I have on guest Joseph Kibler who is an actor, producer and improviser. Joseph also has a feature...
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51. Disaster Relief, Emotional Intelligence, and Living In The Moment with Charlie Mihelich

Hello! And Good News! This week I have Charlie Mihelich back on the ‘ol pod to talk good news. Charlie is an improvisor, writer,...
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50. Smiles, Shoes, and Horse Visits With Veronica Gruba

It’s Hello! And Good News’ 50th Episode! This week's episode features Veronica Gruba! Check out her blog at veronicagruba.com, and if you live in...
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47. A Humble Bundle of Good News With Matt Apodaca

This week's episode features another favorite recurring guest, Matt Apodaca! Matt is an improvisor and comedian here in Los Angeles. You can see him...
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47. Hurricane Help, Solar Power, And Reincarnation with Charles Mockler

This week's episode features one of Hannah’s all time favorite recurring guests, Charles Mockler! Hannah and Charles hang out on their big red couch and...
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47. Little Bit of Gratitude: A Minisode With Hannah

This week's episode is a palette cleanser solo episode. Hannah has been traveling and so this episode slows things down with a few short...
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46. Potlucks For World Peace With Noah Findling

This week’s episode features standup comedian and improvisor Noah Findling. (What Now, Hollywood Improv) We sit on the big red couch and discuss: Hurricane...
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45. Combatting Hate and Finding Treasure with Rachel Chapman

This week’s episode features improvisor and writer Rachel Chapman (UCB Theater, The Telephone Show, Inside The Disney Vault)   We sit on the big red...
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43. Theme Parks, Giving Back, And Terrific Trolling With Michelle Thompson

This week’s episode features improvisor and actress Michelle Thompson (UCB Theater-Mess Hall, Purgatory)   We sit on the big red couch and discuss: A father...
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42. Swords, Dinos and Equine Therapy, With Lauren Holt

This weeks episode features actress and improvisor Lauren Holt (UCB Theater, Maude Night) We sit on the big red couch and discuss: 35 Police officers...
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41. Work On Those Bests with Jacquis Neal

This weeks episode features Jacquis Neal. Jaquis is an improviser and an actor. Catch his podcast with Carl Tart and Edgar Momplaisir. Against The...
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40. Raccoon In A Can With Max Castillo

This week’s episode features Max Castillo! Max is a stand up comedian who performs around Los Angeles. Catch him in the show Group Shower...
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39. The Truth About Santa With Mei and Willy Ratz

This weeks episode features brother and sister duo Mei and Willy Ratz! Mei is an artist, a photographer, and a conversation and experience engineer....
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38. Styrofoam, Bail Bonds, And Babies On Planes With Clark Canez

This week’s episode guest is Clark Canez! Clark is an improviser in Los Angeles. You can see him around the indie scene with teams...
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37. Letters In Mail With Katie Nathan

This week's episode features Katie Nathan! Katie is a comedian, improviser and actress who you can see performing around Los Angeles with Parker Posey,...
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36. Lose The Mirrors With Naomi Villa

This week on the podcast to talk good news is guest Naomi Villa! Naomi is on the UCB Harold Team DIRT. She also produces...
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35. You ARE a Good Parent! With Edgar Momplaisir

Episode guest Edgar Momplaisir (UCB Theater, Against The Grain Podcast) joins Hannah to talk some good news. We start by answering the question that...
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34. Notoriously Self Involved With Hailey Faust

This week’s episode guest is Hailey Faust! Hailey is a graphic designer, animator, printmaker and stylist based in Missoula, Montana, which could very well...
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33. Step Into The Rainbow With Zander Frost

This week on the podcast we have Zander Frost! Zander is hilarious and a joy. You can find him performing around Los Angeles with...
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32. Charts and Graphs with James Mastraieni

This week’s guest is James Mastraieni. James is on the UCB main stage team Outside Dog. James is also a fellow podcast host! He...
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31. Costco Sized Cough Drops With Jessica Svendsgaard

This week we have Jessica Svendsgaard from the musical improv team Adele Dazeem. We talk about: A family whose truck went down in a flood and...
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30. Put It In The Calendar With Oscar Montoya

This weeks guest is the very funny Oscar Montoya from The UCB Harold team Nomi Malone and Maude Night's The Summer Of . He...
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29. Good Job Science With Mary Holland

This week’s guest is Mary Holland! (HBO’s Veep, Seeso’s Shrink, The Largo Theater, UCB Theater) We talk about: A Tool Library in Minnesota, which...
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28. Exact Numbers With Jake Sprague

This week’s guest is Jake Sprague from the UCB Harold Team Rococo! Jake and I talk about so many things. The episode is pushing an...
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Put Your Hats Together, There’s A Baby On Board With Scott Thiede

This weeks guest is Scott Thiede! Scott is an improviser and a sketch writer. You can see him at the Clubhouse every 1stand 3rd...
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26. Check Your Facts With Natalie Benedict

This week we’ve got comedian Natalie Benedict. You can see Natalie at the shows Parker Posey and Side Coach every fourth Wednesday of the...
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25. The Money Is In The Bugs With Jillian Dunn

This week’s comedic guest is the very funny and talented Jillian Dunn! (@hippiejill)  She performs at UCB with Parker Posey and Side Coach as...
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24. They’re Holding The Future In Their Hands With Eric Feltes

This week on the podcast is actor/ writer/comedic performer Eric Feltes, and he and Hannah discuss quite a bit of good news: A pastor who...
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23. A Special “Good Newser” Episode Featuring Our Front Porch

A special “Good Newser” episode featuring Our Front Porch! Our Front Porch is a startup organization based out of Denver, Colorado and they provide...
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22. If You’re Sad, Do a Thing! With Katy Karns

Katy Karns visits from Oakland, CA for a great episode. We talk about renewable energy and the slow crawl to save the environment. (Costa...
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21. Happy To Have a Glass With Jen Cascio

This week Hannah has actress and improviser Jen Cascio over. They briefly revisit the best Girl Scout cookie seller of all time from Charlie’s...
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19. Art, Politics, And Squirrels With Oakley Boycott

A very special long distance guest episode! Hannah has actress Oakley Boycott on the show all the way from NYC. The two talk about...
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18. Letters From Strangers With Charlie Mihelich

Charlie and Hannah talk about how it's the small things that really matter, unconditional love and empathy. Hannah also discovers what Charlie's true crowd...