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This is the gateway to finding more out about individual episodes from either Series 1 (2017) or Series 2 (2018), including being able to read the full transcript of the episode.

Becky Bond – ChangeMaker Chat

We have radical challenges like climate change and inequality but not many radical political leaders. What does it take to find and elect leaders like Alexandria Ocasio Cortez who is trail blazing a new political agenda in the United States? Becky Bond was one of the Field Directors for the Bernie Sanders campaign and she shares her experience of combining radical agendas and political parties. Listen below by clicking play, or listen via an app on Apple, PodcastOne or Stitcher…

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John Robertson ChangeMaker Chat

How do politicians really make change? Although most political leaders say they are powerful and can make a difference – what are the real pressures and backroom deals that make that hard? This week we hear from a senior leader of the Australia Labor Party who “spills the beans” on how some of this works. John Robertson was a Labor Party Minister and the Leader of the Opposition in NSW for 4 years, as well as being a highly successful…

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Marc Stears: ChangeMaker Chat

Can Universities be change makers? If so, what does it take to traverse the research-practitioner divide? To find out more we interviewed Marc Stears, Director of the Sydney Policy Lab. Marc is a former Professor of Oxford turned speech writer for the UK Labour Party’s Ed Miliband, and now he is in Sydney trying to build more bridges between scholarship and practice. So why does he do it? And how? Listen in here: On the Podcast One app, on iTunes,…

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S2 EPISODE 6 – FAIR TREATMENT

What is a church doing running a facility where illegal drugs can be used openly? And why?   Click on the play button above to stream it here. Or listen to the episode on Podcast One, Stitcher or Apple iTunes. Or use any Podcast app with our RSS feed.   Full transcript of Episode 6 – Fair Treatment Dr MARIANNE JAUNCEY: You know I’ve been asked that drugs are bad Dr. Jauncey wouldn’t you say drugs are bad. My response…

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S2 Episode 7 – Homes for the Homeless

How do we overcome chronic long term homelessness? On this episode we look at one campaign which decided to set an absurdly ambitious goal to try and solve the homelessness problem. Click on the play button above to stream it here. Or listen to the episode on Podcast One, Stitcher or Apple iTunes. Or use any Podcast app with our RSS feed. Full transcript of Episode 7 – Homes for the Homeless SOUND EFFECT: “5, 4, 3, 2, 1.  Happy…

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Series 2, Ep 8 – Asian Coalition for Housing Rights

Can squatters ever hope to become land owners? An inspiring story from Thailand shows what it takes for poor people to rebuild the city around them.   Click on the play button above to stream it here. Or listen to the episode on Podcast One, Stitcher or Apple iTunes. Or use any Podcast app with our RSS feed. Full transcription Episode 8 – Asian Coalition of Housing Rights HOST: In March 1981, the iconic British rock band, Queen toured Argentina….

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S1 Ep 2 – Brooklyn Nine Nine

What can we learn when a Hollywood TV show gets into ChangeMaking? Comedy show Brooklyn 99 took on police racism. How did they do it in a way that people didn’t turn off? Click on the play button above to stream it here. Or listen to the episode on Podcast One, Stitcher or Apple iTunes. Or use any Podcast app with our RSS Feed. Full Transcript of Brooklyn 99 ARCHIE SOT: That’s just stupid, there Jefferson. Besides, getting elected, there’s…

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S2 Episode 2 – Umbrella Movement

In 2014 Hong Kong hundreds of thousands of citizens staged a mass street occupation demanding the vote. Why did it happen? And what led to tensions building inside the movement overtime? Click on the play button above to stream it here. Or listen to the episode on Podcast One, Stitcher or Apple iTunes. Or use any Podcast app with our RSS Feed.     Full transcript of Episode 2 – Umbrella Movement HOST: In March 2017, voters across Hong Kong…

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S2 Episode 3 – Indivisible

This is the origin story of the largest anti-Trump organisation in America and how it built a mass based local movement to save affordable healthcare. Click on the play button above to stream it here. Or listen to the episode on Podcast One, Stitcher or Apple iTunes. Or use any Podcast app with our RSS Feed.   Full transcript of Episode 3 – Indivisible HOST: Election Night 2016. Leah Greenberg and Ezra Levin had been campaigning for Hillary Clinton. They…

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S2 Episode 4 – Reclaim the City

In Cape Town, apartheid pushed black residents to the edge of the city. Reclaim the city is a movement pushing back, desegregating the city through strategic long term occupations. Click on the play button above to stream it here. Or listen to the episode on Podcast One, Stitcher or Apple iTunes. Or use any Podcast app with our RSS Feed. Full transcript of Episode 4 – Reclaim the City HOST: Today on Changemakers, We are in Cape Town. It’s been…

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