The Good List

By Tsh Oxenreider

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A show about the little ideas, things, habits, and works of art that make life better, from author Tsh Oxenreider.

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Take Breaks
1277

We all need regular respites in our lives, because we’re humans, not machines.

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #37, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Jun 26, 2020
Host Symposia
962

Not so much an ancient Greek banquet, and it’s not a formal meeting. But they do give a good excuse to hit the pause button and connect — even in a laid-back summer.

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #36, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Jun 19, 2020
Two-Week Summer
881

This summer is a strange one, right? (This is a beyond-bizarre year, so why wouldn’t the summer be weird, too?) Well, this idea is really simple, smart, and specific for this particular summer, in the year of our Lord 2020.

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #35, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Jun 12, 2020
Be a Bridge
2272

If, because of everything that's going right now, on you're mourning and angry and confused and shocked — and you don't know what to do with all these emotions — there's actually a few things you can do. Tsh's friend Alecia shares what's most helpful and loving for white friends and allies, both now and for the long-haul.

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #34, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Jun 05, 2020
Clean Your Room
756

If you're on the younger side, there's no time like the present to turn this to-do list item into a lifelong habit (heck, this is good for us adults, too). Tsh's teen daughter, Tate, dispenses some solid advice.

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #33, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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May 29, 2020
Just Add Magic
1085

As a less-than-stellar school year wound down, we needed something positive to bond over. This little slice of magic was just the thing we needed.

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #32, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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May 22, 2020
Create a Rule of Life
778

it can help you say yes and no to the right things, find peace about your boundaries, & gain clarity about what matters most to you. In other words, it’s tremendously useful.

Head to thegoodlistshow.com/rule to create your own Rule of Life.

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #31, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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May 15, 2020
Fight Acedia
767

Acedia isn’t a byproduct of our modern society, it’s a byproduct of being a human being on earth. Thankfully, there are a few small things that do a world of good to fighting this “noonday devil.”

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #30, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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May 08, 2020
List What You Like
465

There are things that, while we'd never wish for all this, have turned out to be okay. In fact, there are some things that are, dare we say, a little better than when life is “normal.”

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #29, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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May 01, 2020
Buy From Immigrant Markets
286

By making intentional choices about our household errands, we help local businesses during this tough time, and supporting markets and other shops run by immigrant communities means you’re saying you want these businesses to stay.

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #28, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Apr 28, 2020
Home Fires
826

There are just enough echoes of camaraderie, resilience, and finding contentment of the unknown during World War II for this lovely show to feel a little bit familiar right now. (Plus, a second unexpected work of art!)

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #27, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Apr 24, 2020
Exercise for Alone Time
964

If you’re craving more of a reason to move your body a bit more, maybe this little mindset shift will work for you. …As an introvert, I'm intrigued.

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #26, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Apr 23, 2020
Send a Letter
298

I'd forgotten the surprising delight of receiving a handwritten letter in the mail.

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #25, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Apr 21, 2020
Declutter a Space
551

This is for those of you who could use a little boost of encouragement with a physical activity, a quick win, or something with a good before-and-after visual. Low-pressure, but feels good to get done. (Hint: smaller is better.)

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #24, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Apr 17, 2020
Start a Victory Garden
902

There’s something really grounding (no pun intended) with tilling the soil, getting about as offline as you can get, and doing something that humans have done for millennia.

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #23, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Apr 16, 2020
Support Local (Especially Bookstores)
547

Think of some of your favorite restaurants, coffee shops, gift shops, and bookstores that aren’t a national chain in your community. Then imagine them gone post-pandemic — closed up. ...If you’re like me, that’s not a world you like imagining.

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #22, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Apr 14, 2020
Declare a News-Free Day
591

Being a good neighbor, good citizen, good human being means staying in the know, but not necessarily about everything right away — definitely not to the detriment of our health.

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #21, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Apr 10, 2020
Loop Your School Schedule
919

There’s a first happening right now: almost every parent is homeschooling. My friend Sarah Mackenzie has a brilliant but simple idea to make it a little easier.

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #20, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Apr 08, 2020
Coach Yourself
602

There are three main questions you can ask yourself for just about ANY issue that will help you get to what’s really going on.

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #19, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Apr 06, 2020
Tip Your People
236

It's apparently gone way down, while their work (and need for safety) has gone way up. Let's do our part.

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #18, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Apr 03, 2020
Some Good News
228

If you need a little pep to your day today, go watch this video. (You probably have already — it's gotten 10 million views in 3 days.)

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #16, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Apr 02, 2020
A Temporary Detour
285

These are not normal times. So for the next little bit, I’ll be coming to you more often, for an even shorter amount of time.

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #16, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Apr 01, 2020
Keep a Quarantine Diary
812

Keep a low-pressure, ordinary, daily diary during these days of quarantine-ing and social distancing. Your future self will be glad you did, and your descendants will probably be glad you did, too.

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #15, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Mar 27, 2020
A Golden Hour
1621

There’s one little thing I recommend for your daily routine that has nothing to do with “getting things done” or being productive. And I recommend it even in “normal” life, when we’re not social-distancing or otherwise going through a global pandemic.

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #14, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Mar 20, 2020
Comfort in Crisis
1162

Right now we need to do our part to love our neighbors as ourselves, and that also looks like taking care of ourselves. Art is a great, soul-filling way to take care of ourselves, because the best stuff points us to the true, the good, and the beautiful.

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #13, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Mar 13, 2020
Better Than Guffman
891

You need art in your life more than you probably realize, and you need to notice the local art done BY your community, FOR your community, more than you probably realize. This is definitely true for me.

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #12, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Mar 06, 2020
Mightier Than The Sword
1243

This isn't about a super-fancy, high-end pen like you’re Mr. Burns and a Bic pen a store-brand pencil are beneath you. It's about finding that pen or pencil in your life that you care about — whatever it is — and enjoying the upgraded version.


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Feb 28, 2020
Memento Mori
1040

Because life is short; because death doesn’t make life pointless, it makes it purposeful. So what does it look like to take this idea and turn it into a habit? 

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #10, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Feb 21, 2020
About Time
949

This story is about romantic love, but it’s also about familial love: between brother and sister, son and mother, father and son. It’s about the love between friends; about love in all its depths of ordinary life.

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #9, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Feb 13, 2020
You, at 5 & 85
1533

These people are the only ones that matter — and keeping this in mind will probably help you keep the right things, the right things.

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #8, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Feb 06, 2020
Candles — Really.
1013

We’re talking about something so common it might seem like it hardly warrants an entire podcast episode. But because they’re so commonplace, there are interesting ways to use them in your work, home, and even spiritual life.

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #7, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Jan 30, 2020
Your Neighborhood Beacon of Light
1202

Visiting yours regularly is a passport that opens your eyes and hearts to the world beyond your front door, one of your best hopes against tyranny, xenophobia, hopelessness, despair, anarchy, and ignorance.

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #6, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Jan 23, 2020
A Small Fiction
916

Don’t be so immersed in your Important Work that you neglect the side of you that wants a really good story.

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #5, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Jan 16, 2020
Routine Isn't a Bad Word
938

It doesn’t mean your day is a series of monotony — it's a collection of little gifts that gives you a reason for waking up. 

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #3, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Jan 10, 2020
A Journal — Whatever Works
736

The more digital our culture becomes, the more it's good to resist with the little things we care about. Like pen and paper.

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #4, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Jan 10, 2020
Father Brown
830

There's a "transcendental Sherlock Holmes" that's well over a hundred years old, and he's a delight for our modern era.

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #2, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Jan 09, 2020
Ridiculously Small
992

Small is the way to go — tiny, uninteresting, and un-instagrammable. Here’s why.

For show notes and a transcript of this episode, #1, head to thegoodlistshow.com.

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Jan 09, 2020
Trailer!
215

Welcome to The Good List — a show about the little ideas, things, habits, and works of art that make life better, from author and seasoned podcaster Tsh Oxenreider.

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Dec 30, 2019