Hosts of "The Good Road" Earl Bridges and Craig Martin.

Mbale, Uganda: Five Years If You're Lucky

There are so many heroes in the world of philanthropy and The Good Road crew learns so much from these heroes. In this episode, Earl Bridges and Craig Martin meet two such heroes in the eastern part of Uganda. Their journey to find them begins in a Matatu that takes them through the Ugandan countryside to a series of geographic gems like the "source of the Nile". But after a long journey they arrive at their true destination- the Mbale Regional Referral Hospital. Once there, they meet up with an amazing couple, Kathy Bourgoine and Adam Hewitt-Smith, and their daughters Eseld and Lowenna. Despite the fact that Kathy (a neonatologist) and Adam (an anesthesiologist) could be crushing it back in London, UK where they are from, they have decided to live and work in this remote city of Uganda not making a dime from their labors. And contrary to what you might think, they're not doing it for Jesus. They're both self-avowed atheists who are simply doing it for the people whose lives they change. They are do-gooders because doing good is the right thing to do. Kathy's work in the NICU and Adam's work in the hospital is saving lives, but the work is hard and stressful and takes its toll on their children. Earl and Craig explore Kathy and Adam's inspiring and at times heartbreaking world and discover all kinds of bizarre, funny, and interesting Ugandan cultural details along the way.

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  • 2020-05-28T14:30:00-07:00
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  • 2020-05-31T06:00:00-07:00
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Mbale, Uganda: Five Years If You're Lucky

There are so many heroes in the world of philanthropy and The Good Road crew learns so much from these heroes. In this episode, Earl Bridges and Craig Martin meet two such heroes in the eastern part of Uganda. Their journey to find them begins in a Matatu that takes them through the Ugandan countryside to a series of geographic gems like the "source of the Nile". But after a long journey they arrive at their true destination- the Mbale Regional Referral Hospital. Once there, they meet up with an amazing couple, Kathy Bourgoine and Adam Hewitt-Smith, and their daughters Eseld and Lowenna.

  • 2020-05-28T14:30:00-07:00
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  • 2020-05-31T06:00:00-07:00
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Yangon, Myanmar: Punk Rock Buddha

This episode finds Earl and Craig back on the road in Southeast Asia in the former capital of one of the most politically controversial countries in the region, Myanmar. War, genocide, and conflict have raged in this country dominated by ethnic struggle for decades. But beyond the headlines there are powerful stories of unexpected heroes like Burmese punk rocker Kyaw Thu Win or Kyaw Kyaw (pronounced Joe Joe). Based out of Yangon, Kyaw Kyaw fronts a punk rock band called The Rebel Riot.

  • 2020-05-31T12:30:00-07:00
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  • 2020-06-04T14:30:00-07:00
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  • 2020-06-07T06:00:00-07:00
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Bangkok, Thailand: River of Change

Earl Bridges and Craig Martin are introduced as co-hosts of The Good Road. They invite viewers, they call "do-gooders," to explore change-makers in the world of philanthropy. Returning to their "hometown" of Bangkok, the show starts with nostalgia and noodles as they recall their childhood in the city. Next, Craig and Earl take a train to Ayutthaya, exploring Thai history, and the importance of the Chao Phraya river. They then visit an illegal community along the river called Klong Toey, and discover many good things happening amidst the poverty that abounds.

  • 2020-06-07T12:30:00-07:00
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  • 2020-06-11T14:30:00-07:00
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  • 2020-06-14T06:00:00-07:00
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Chyulu Hills, Kenya: Big Life in the Wild

Earl and Craig embark on an adventure that starts in Nairobi, Kenya and ends at a wildlife ranger base in a remote region of the Chyulu Hills. The Good Road team joins a convoy of land rovers and motorcycles helmed by TED Fellow Erik Hersman and his fellow BRCK co-founders on this grand expedition. BRCK is a for-profit tech company based in Nairobi with the mission to provide free internet access across the continent of Africa. BRCK is attempting to solve all kinds of different problems and create new opportunities for anyone in remote areas ignored by big internet service providers.

  • 2020-06-14T12:30:00-07:00
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  • 2020-06-18T14:30:00-07:00
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  • 2020-06-21T06:00:00-07:00
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Alabama Village, Alabama: Light of the Village

Earl Bridges and Craig Martin travel to Alabama Village, a small community only a few miles outside of Mobile, but seemingly worlds apart. It is an impoverished and often violent community largely ignored by the world around it. But not by everyone... while there, Craig and Earl meet John and Dolores (D-Lo) Eads. John and D-Lo have a community center and church called ​Light of the Village. In their 15 years serving the people of Alabama Village and the surrounding communities they have buried more than 30 of the young people who have been through their program due to gun violence.

  • 2020-06-21T12:30:00-07:00
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  • 2020-06-25T14:30:00-07:00
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