Good Virus is a feel-good documentary, narrated by Catherine Ryan Hyde, best selling author of the novel and film, Pay It Forward. Good Virus is all about being nice and the benefits of being nice. We profile cutting-edge scientists and authors from Berkeley to Harvard and everywhere in between as well as real life people whose lives illustrate their incredible discovery: THAT KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS!
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Catherine Ryan Hyde, best selling author of the book (and film) Pay It Forward talks about how her revolutionary movement got started and how it can potentially change the world - even if some people don't follow the rules.
Catherine Hyde’s novels have touched millions of readers and movie audiences. Her novel “Pay It Forward”, became a Hollywood Blockbuster success along with her Pay It Forward Foundation that has sparked and reenergized a worldwide phenomena of good will.
Dr. David Rand, behavioral scientist at Yale University, talks about the Prisoner's Dilemma, reciprocity and why nice guys always win in the end.
Rand's work on promoting human cooperation has been featured on the front covers of both Nature and Science and reported widely in the media.
Dacher Keltner, author of “Born To Be Good - The Science Of A Meanigful Life”, talks about the scientific benefits of being kind, including: longer life, higher earnings and better relationships.
Dr. Keltner is also founder of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley and its faculty director. He has devoted his career to studying the nature of human goodness, conducting ground-breaking research on compassion, awe, laughter, and love.
Philip Horvath, who became a monk in business school, talks about Mondays, heart attacks and how to make life a better experience for yourself and others.
Philip serves as a catalyst working with individuals and organizations on turning change into transformation, and ultimately creating meaningful experiences and relationships.