'Your Positive Imprint' Podcast

Stories are everywhere.  People are everywhere. Your Positive Imprint is real life...true stories.  Listen to stories about positive actions inspiring positive achievements around the world.  Some of the individuals featured are Iditarod racers, dancers, Arctic tour guides, anthropologists, archeologists, physicians' assistants, photographers, organic farmers, philanthropists, musicians, environmentalists, scientists, entrepreneurs, engineers, and so many others whom have shared their stories, their positive imprints.  Every positive imprint means something to somebody.

Enjoy listening and be inspired to recognize your positive imprint. What's your P.I.?  




"Catherine is a great conversationalist; the perfect person to discover and share the extraordinary contributions of ordinary people."

Kristen McKinnis, USA Pennsylvania

"Catherine's always finding good everywhere.  I think it's great that Catherine is sharing stories of so many inspiring ways of being in the world.  Her positive imprint is going to spread!"  

Maria Stevens, New Mexico, USA

Most Recent Podcast Episodes

It’s huge and it needs to be removed! Sea Monkey Project shares their ocean plastic solutions


It’s huge and it needs to be removed from our oceans.
Sea life is not under water but under the threat of death.
Sea Monkey Project is about cleaning up plastic pollution and providing ocean plastic solutions.
Australia’s fourteen year old Sydney Steenland is seeing the world through her family’s Sea Monkey Project. The family lives on a boat. Her passion is to do what she can to prevent more death and destruction. At only 14 she is finding ocean plastic solutions.
Carlos, Sydney’s dad says, “Our ocean life and other wildlife do not have a choice. They are just stuck with it.” He is an inventor and builder.
Sarah, Sydney’s mom, is a cartoon artist. She creates visual education materials. Indi is 11 years old and sorts plastics for shredding He knows all seven categories of plastic.
Listen to Sydney, Carlos, Sarah, and Indi share their ocean plastic pollution solutions.

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Oceanographer wins BIG money in rainfall forecasting contest.


Ray Schmitt’s rainfall prediction model was accurate in forecasting the drought that led to southern California wildfires last year. He and his two sons entered a forecasting contest hosted by the US Bureau of Reclamation and the Team Salient won! Ray would like to see his model serve the world in predicting droughts and floods before they happen.
Ray also says that knowing the future availability of water is vital for famers and food security. His research demonstrates the central role of the ocean in the climate system and how essential it is to continue with research and share with government so policies may be legislated.

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Weather Flight Delays. Opportunity or Annoyance?


Weather flight delays. Opportunity or annoyance? Fog rolls in and closes the Kodiak, Alaska runway. Stranded commercial airline pilots Doug and Dave share their perspectives. You can’t build your life on past successes. Tomorrow hasn’t yet come. Documentary filmmaker Sarah Lanier joins the conversation sharing a foggy experience.

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Tundra Tours – Step outside!! Explore Norway.


“You don’t need to be a full-time adventurer to have a nice experience in the woods. Step outside and see what opportunities are around you.” -Espen Lysø
Experience Norway’s outdoors during this podcast. It features Espen and Kine of Norway along with their tour guide, Bernie of Tundra Tours.
Bernie, once on a mission to enjoy the outdoors on holiday instead found himself as an appointed guide. A guide for free to English speaking travelers into Norway’s outdoors.
The ‘guiding’ experience which was fulfilling left Bernie with only one option. Become one. So he did. Bernie IS Norway’s Tundra Tours.
Join them on their journey into Norway’s outdoors as they canoe down a river, sleep in tree tents and hang out with mosquitoes. Just listen and have fun!!

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Launch day is every Monday!

O que mais me agrada e me faz ser sua amiga, Catarina, é a maneira como você vê o mundo, como se fosse uma extensão do seu quintal. Você tem vontade de abraçar a todos e sua alegria, sinceridade e amor me cativaram.  

Translation:  What I like the most about being your friend, Catherine, is the way you see the world, as an extension of your backyard. You feel like hugging everyone and your happiness, truth and love captivated me for life.

Dagmar de Morais
São Paulo, Brasil

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About me and my podcast

Hello!  I am Catherine Praiswater and I am your host.

I am philosophical but also sentimental.  Growing up, life was spent in the outdoors camping, hiking, backpacking, traveling, fishing and singing songs around the campfire.  Often times my family and I were alone in the wilderness, except for the wildlife.  My parents told both true and imaginative stories which taught us children about life.  As a result, I enjoy telling stories and listening to them. 

My husband and I meet many people all over the world who share with us their positive actions.  Join me in listening to these achievements and perhaps reflect on your own positive imprint.

My podcast differs than most in that when I am able I will record conversations on-site.  I carry my recording equipment with me so I can capture surrounding sounds.  As you listen to some of the dialog exchange you can hear resonances of bird calls, ocean surf, airport announcements, animal calls, etc.  Many episodes are also recorded in my sound studio.

Your friends, your neighbors, your colleagues, your family, and people you don't know influence society.  These are their stories, their positive imprints.  What's your P.I.?

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