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Branden Harvey  Storyteller focused on the good in the world. Founded the Goodnewspaper and host the podcast Sounds Good.

http://goodgoodgood.co/goodnewspaper

I get to do a lot of speaking these days and I love it so much. Right now I'm unbelievably excited to be speaking at @plywoodpeople's #PlywoodPresents in August.
I'm really excited because it's small and intimate and I'll get to meet SO many of the incredible people attending. My favorite thing about speaking at conferences and events is the conversations that happen in between sessions.
I'm also so psyched that a bunch of my friends are speaking. It'll be so good to see and learn from my buddies @jasonradical, @dallasclayton, @cjcasciotta, and @eryneddy and I'm thrilled to get to meet @inkyjohnson, @christenawithane, Mimi Valdes from @i_am_other, @flynncoleman and a few other inspiring souls.
If you can swing it PRETTY PLEASE sign up to attend. I'd love to meet you there!
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(Oh my goodness and remind me to tell y'all about how I took an ONLINE public speaking class in college one time. 😂 I can't believe that's a thing!!!)

Happy Mother's Day to my brave, brilliant, beautiful mom. ❤️ I'm so glad @sammiharveyco and I got to spend the weekend with her. We've kind of created an accidental tradition of spending the weekend looking at plants and flowers. I think these cactuses count!

The last few weeks since our Kickstarter have been a whirlwind of details and logistics— all of the boring stuff that while not exciting, bring everything together. Last week I got the opportunity to visit the printing press that will be printing the #Goodnewspaper and it was an absolute highlight for me.
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Originally we were planning to print the Goodnewspaper with a wonderful printer we've been fans of for quite some time. About halfway through the Kickstarter campaign I reached out to them and let them know how successful our campaign had been already. They informed me that we'd actually scaled beyond their capacity (already!) and that they wouldn't be able to handle the size of our production— let alone what it might grow to months down the road.
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While it's never fun to make last minute changes, I began the important process of securing a new printer for our paper.
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After searching all over, I was finally referred by another publication toward a wonderful printer in the middle of nowhere in Tennessee. Someone on their team came out to my studio in Nashville to tell me more about what they do, how they do it, and why they do it and I was sold.
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The management has a great deal of passion for sustainability, the sample papers I saw were high quality, and the team was enthusiastic about our mission and wanted to work together. And on top of that, they're incredibly passionate about what they do and bring a level of excellence and craftsman-like quality to the process of creating newspapers.
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So last week I drove out to the middle of nowhere in Tennessee with a film crew and met the team and learned about the entire process of creating a paper. It was absolutely fascinating and beautiful. Oh, and there's ink everywhere. I know I should have expected that... but I definitely came back covered in more ink than I could have imagined. hahah
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I left the printer feeling proud to be working with them and can't wait for them to bring the Goodnewspaper to life. I can't wait for this to show up in people's mailboxes! (For those who are curious, check out the link in my bio to learn more and preorder!)

In the midst of a crazy week hustling away on the #Goodnewspaper, I loved getting to go out for ramen with @sammiharveyco to celebrate her half birthday!
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We came across this sweet note on the ground. If this is for you this week, keep fighting. The other side will be worth it. 💙

Tonight I'm falling asleep very thankful.
Our Kickstarter to start a newspaper that celebrates difference makers ends early tomorrow morning and I can't stop thinking of everyone who's supported this dream.
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My brain is swirling with the names of the people who subscribed to the Goodnewspaper, friends and strangers who sent me words of encouragement, supporters who offered their feedback, followers who shared about the Kickstarter, and my amazing team who brought this to life.
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I noticed all of you. I read every name of every backer and saw all of your tweets, texts, and Instagrams.
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Thank you ALL for playing a role in this story. We're just getting started and I can't wait to see where this goes. You'll always be the ones who laid the building blocks.
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Now it's time to start printing a few thousand newspapers!
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If you want to get in on the first-run of the Goodnewspaper, this is truly your last chance. We'd love to have you! One issue is just $10 and a subscription is $30! We also have a few pins and totes left! Link in my bio. 💙

I can't believe it! Just 24 hours left in our Kickstarter to create a newspaper that celebrates the people, ideas, and movements that are changing the world!
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Join 1200+ people who have already subscribed today!
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And a huge shoutout to everyone who's already joined our hopeful movement. ❤️ We can't wait to get this in your hands!

More than 1100 people have backed the Goodnewspaper on Kickstarter and there are still 59 hours left!
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If you haven't already, make sure to check out the Kickstarter and subscribe before the Kickstarter ends! Click the link in my bio.

As y'all probably know, we launched our Kickstarter campaign for our new project/art piece/publication/coffee table "book"/master plan to change the world — Goodnewspaper — a few weeks ago.
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It's been so incredible seeing so many people rally around this idea of celebrating the good and the hope that shines even in the midst of brokenness.
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Yesterday alone we were featured in Huffington Post, on NowThis News (the video on us has more than half a MILLION views!), and a site that's all in Spanish that I can't read!
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➡️ At this point there's a little bit less than 48 hours to subscribe for he Goodnewspaper on Kickstarter. Now's your chance! Join us today. The link is in my bio. ⬅️
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We've been working hard on bringing this to life and I can't wait to get this in your hands. 💙📰

We just signed the lease for year two of our tiny apartment with magical morning light! We love our little neighborhood so much!
Also, I can't get over how perfect our sweet pup Poptart is. Oh my word. ❤️

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It was so much fun being on the other side of the camera today. Thanks for shooting a few Hasselblad portraits of me, @realjoshmartinez! (And thanks for the Instax prints too!)
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If you haven't subscribed to the Goodnewspaper yet, there's still a a little more than a week left before prices go up! Join us! The link is in my bio. 💙

For the last year I've had the job of traveling the country on @southwestair planes getting to know random, inspiring passengers, photographing them, sharing their stories on @southwestair social, and documenting my own crazy experiences along the way on Snapchat. It's been one of my favorite gigs I've ever had!
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My first flight was on Southwest. My most memorable flight was on Southwest. I dated @sammiharveyco long distance for 3.5 years thanks to Southwest.
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The fact that they asked to work with me absolutely blows me away. Even a year later.
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As a celebration of the adventures I've had with Southwest over the last year, I compiled a blog post on my site of some of my favorite people I've met and some of the craziest things I've done. (You HAVE to watch the video about the dance party I got to have on a brand new @southwestair plane!!!) The link is in my bio for the next 24 hours or so! I hope you enjoy!
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Thank you so much for the adventures, Southwest. Your love for people, surprises, joy, and love inspire me. Thank you.
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PS: @southwestair put me in their magazine last month! Still blows me away!

My first job was delivering newspapers for my local newspaper— The Moscow/Pullman Daily News. Every day after 5th grade I’d walk home, roll up newspapers, throw them in my carrier bag, and ride my razor scooter around my neighborhood dropping papers off on front porches until the sun went down.
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I don’t remember if I got paid $50/month to deliver 100 papers, or $100/month to deliver 50 papers— but it was my first job. And I loved it.
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That’s why I’m so blown away that the good ol’ Moscow/Pullman Daily News wrote a feature about me and my own newspaper (#Goodnewspaper!!!?!!) and put it on the FRONT PAGE on the big Saturday edition! Oh man do I love my hometown.
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@jordanjamesonphoto, a super talented photographer in Pullman, was kind enough to grab a copy and shoot some photos for me! (Thank you!) Swipe to read what they wrote about me. :)

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