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We could all use some Positive News!

We could all use some Positive News!

7 June 2024

Positive News is the media outlet that’s breaking the bad news bias. And now, they’re using audio to do just that. In a news landscape dominated by negative narratives, The Positive News Podcast will offer rigorous journalism about what’s going right in the world. In doing so, Positive News wants to help give people a fuller picture of reality while supporting their wellbeing.

The Positive News Podcast is their first venture into the audio space, where balanced and uplifting conversations will celebrate the people, communities and organisations that are making the world a better place. The perfect Friday listen.

The new title launches with a six-part series called Developing Mental Wealth, which uncovers the fascinating ways that communities are dealing with mental health issues in parts of the world where circumstances can be the most challenging.

Hosted by medical doctor Radha Modgil and journalist Seyi Rhodes, we travel from Guatemala to Nigeria, Peru to Zimbabwe and beyond, to meet people on the ground who are coming up with practical solutions and having a powerful effect on the wellbeing of others.

Seán Wood, CEO of Positive News said:As people increasingly avoid the news* because of its effect on their mood, our podcast offers an inspiring new way to stay engaged in topical issues. Crowd Network have been fantastic partners, translating our ‘solutions journalism’ approach so effectively into audio form, where we’re covering problems but focusing on the positive responses. For our launch series, The Crowd Network team have created rich and unique content, with our warm and perceptive hosts, Seyi and Radha, bringing out fascinating insights into the ways that people in economically developing countries are dealing with mental health challenges. It adds a powerful new dimension to our uplifting journalism.

Samantha Psyk, Head of Crowd Stories said:

As an admirer of Positive News’ journalism, it’s been a delight to collaborate with them on their first podcast. We hope listeners will feel inspired and uplifted by these amazing stories brought to life through audio. Seyi and Radha are the perfect hosts to offer helpful and thoughtful insights, reflecting on what we can all learn from these innovative mental health solutions. With episodes each Friday, we hope to send people into their weekend with a bit more spring in their step!

The podcast is available now, and if you want more from Positive News, you can subscribe to their newsletter. It’s free, and you’ll be joining thousands of other subscribers in a solution-focused community.

Positive News join a host of industry leaders to work with Crowd Network in the podcasting space, including Greenpeace, Red Bull and Chelsea FC.

* 41% of people in the UK actively avoid the news.
Source: Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2023

Press Contact: George Sampson | 07923807015

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