Good Newscast

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February 20, 2020

Good Newscast 24: Optimism + Technology

The Texas Optimism Project and Frost Bank’s Opt for Optimism initiative are proud to share episode 24 of Good Newscast, a podcast about good things in the world. Season 1 of the podcast explored optimism in the headlines, but season 2 welcomes a different format and new host. Chelsea

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January 14, 2020

Good Newscast: Episode 23

In episode 23 of Good Newscast, sponsored by Frost Bank, Owen, Andrew and Arely close out the season with a look at their favorite stories from past shows.

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January 14, 2020

Good Newscast: Episode 22

In episode 22 of Good Newscast, sponsored by Frost Bank, Owen shows us a new 3D printed house that is helping the homeless, Arely tells us a story of hope about a man whose wrongful conviction was overturned through DNA, and Andrew reveals a conduit to Santa at a Deli

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January 14, 2020

Good Newscast: Episode 21

In episode 21 of Good Newcast, sponsored by Frost Bank, Owen applauds the first all-woman space walk, Andrew has a story of empathy for an orangutan that broadens to a discussion about humanity, and Arely shows how a compassionate coach's fearless act saved two lives at a high school in

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January 10, 2020

Good Newscast: Episode 20

The Texas Optimism Project and Frost Bank are proud to share episode 20 of Good Newscast, a podcast about good news in the world. Optimism can change lives, but it doesn’t always come easy. Join hosts Owen Egerton, Arely Silva and Andrew Roush as they dive headfirst into exploring the

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October 17, 2019

Good Newscast: Episode 19

In episode 19 of Good Newscast, sponsored by Frost Bank, Owen finds hope along the path to ending homelessness, Andrew shows us a wildlife bridge where animals can wave at cars in safety, and Arely tells us of a local news network that inspired statewide action to aid students experiencing

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September 24, 2019

Good Newscast: Episode 18

The Texas Optimism Project and Frost Bank are proud to share episode 18 of Good Newscast, a podcast about good news in the world. Optimism can change lives, but it doesn’t always come easy. Join hosts Owen Egerton, Arely Silva and Andrew Roush as they dive headfirst into exploring the

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September 10, 2019

Good Newscast: Episode 17

The Texas Optimism Project and Frost Bank are proud to share episode 17 of Good Newscast, a podcast about good news in the world. Optimism can change lives, but it doesn’t always come easy. Join hosts Owen Egerton, Arely Silva and Andrew Roush as they dive headfirst into exploring the

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August 20, 2019

Good Newscast: Episode 16

In episode 16 of Good Newscast, sponsored by Frost Bank, Owen praises the equalizing power of the see-saw, Arely shows us how easy it can be to help alleviate grim conditions at the border, and Andrew finds a Korean precedent for protest in Hong Kong.

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August 5, 2019

Good Newscast: Episode 15

This episode, sponsored by Frost Bank, Owen honors YOLO poets, Andrew seeks the balance between bears and wolves, and Arely talks about high schoolers building houses. But as they cover this week's stories, all three hosts start to ponder the existential question—What IS news?

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July 29, 2019

Good Newscast: Episode 14

In this episode of Good Newscast, sponsored by Frost Bank, Arely, Andrew, and Owen spotlight good news about public health, mental health, and an underground international safety network that provides assistance to people across the world who are LGBTQ.

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July 23, 2019

Good Newscast: Episode 13

In episode 13 of Good Newscast, sponsored by Frost Bank, Owen takes us on a pilgrimage across Spain, Andrew spotlights new ways to keep plastic from outnumbering fish in our oceans, and Arely gives us the story behind the story of a hero meteorologist in Abilene.

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June 17, 2019

Good Newscast: Episode 12

At the halfway point of the year, Owen, Andrew and Arely seek out stories that are good news in the making. These works in progress give us hope—from capping the price of insulin, to funding state parks, to coming to terms with an old Austin ordinance to racially divide the

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June 5, 2019

Good Newscast: Episode 11

On episode 11 of Good Newscast, sponsored by Frost Bank, Owen, Andrew and Arely deftly navigate three stories of three women—all of whom face hardships and danger to emerge as heroes for us all.

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May 20, 2019

Good Newscast: Episode 10

In this week's episode of Good Newscast, sponsored by Frost Bank, Owen, Arely, and Andrew extrapolate optimism from 18 pizzas, 3 million meals, and 242 years of American self-governance.

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May 6, 2019

Good Newscast: Episode 9

In this special "lightening round" episode of Good Newscast, sponsored by Frost Bank, hosts Arely, Andrew, and Owen speed through headlines—some good, some not-so-good—seeking optimism in aging, education, and history.

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April 22, 2019

Good Newscast: Episode 8

This week on Good Newscast, sponsored by Frost Bank, Andrew and Owen discuss their roller derby names while Arely highlights headlines that can inspire optimism in nature, starting with 42,000 pounds of avocados.

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April 8, 2019

Good Newscast: Episode 7

In this special "Happy Hour" edition of Good Newscast, hosted by Frost Bank, Owen tempts the existential crisis of contentment vs. happiness from a story about biscuits. Arely claps for Austin's animal no-kill rate, and Andrew is inspired to dance in traffic.

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March 27, 2019

Good Newscast: Episode 6

Owen and Arely host special guest, Brenda Garza, for Episode 6 of Good Newscast, Sponsored by Frost Bank. Brenda from GenCure joins the discussion to appeal for blood and marrow donors. She also reveals that her involvement in the program comes from her own personal story.

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March 15, 2019

Good Newscast: Episode 5

This week of Good Newscast, sponsored by Frost Bank, our hosts talk about the power of comedy, the future of medicine, and Project Hemingway.

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February 20, 2019

Good Newscast: Episode 4

This week the hosts of the Good Newscast, sponsored by Frost Bank, discuss random acts of whimsy, radical acts of kindness, and lessons from Bob Ross.

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February 11, 2019

Good Newscast: Episode 3

In episode 3 of Good Newscast, sponsored by Frost Bank, our hosts discuss community and homelessness, strangers honoring a Vietnam veteran, and the courage it takes to be the youngest producer in Hollywood.

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January 30, 2019

Good Newscast: Episode 2

If there is good out there, Owen, Andrew, and Arely will find it. In Episode 2 of Good Newscast, sponsored by Frost Bank, our hosts tidy up closets, cheer on a mission to Disney for career development, and take notice of the seeds that Lady Bird Johnson knowingly planted long

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January 24, 2019

Good Newscast: Episode 1

The Texas Optimism Project and Frost Bank are proud to introduce the Good Newscast, a podcast about good news in the world.