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Give Kindness A Chance

Matt Callanan meets the people whose lives have been changed by kindness, and the surprising science about its benefits for our health and wellbeing.

We all know that it’s good to be kind; but what good can kindness do for us?

In Give Kindness A Chance, Matt sets out to find inspiring people whose lives have been changed by the domino effect of kindness, and uncover whether there’s any scientific proof of what living compassionately can do for all of us.

Inspired by his dad’s legacy of good deeds, Cardiff’s Matt Callanan started his kindness project, ‘We Make Good Happen’ when he and his wife Andrea had their son. He embarked on a campaign of random acts of kindness which went viral and landed him on TV, radio and in the Sunday Times’ Alternative Rich List.

Joanna Suvarna’s Be The Ripple campaign for kinder workplaces attracted a genuine pop star; The Kindness Diaries’ Leon Logothetis circumnavigated the globe relying on the generosity of strangers and Jaime Thurston founded 52 Lives, a charity that aims to change someone’s life every single week. They share the joys, challenges and lessons they’ve learned by harnessing the power of kindness.

And world-renowned professor of neurosurgery, James R Doty unpacks the surprising benefits that being compassionate can offer for our physical and mental health.

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28 minutes

Last on

Wed 24 Mar 2021 18:30

Music Played

  • The Allergies

    Rile 'Em Up (feat. Andy Cooper & Marietta Smith)

  • Sophie Ellis‐Bextor

    You Give A Little Love

  • Ritual Cloak


  • Boy Azooga

    O Silly Me

  • Afro Cluster

    Young Shall Grow


  • Sun 21 Mar 2021 19:00
  • Wed 24 Mar 2021 18:30