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Information about our different interviews with ChangeMakers, what we call ChangeMaker Chats. These are ad hoc interviews with a single change maker that allow us to explore what kind of change they make, why they make it and how they go about it.

Paul Oosting – GetUp ChangeMaker Chat

  GetUp is one of Australia’s most impactful and influential community organisations, and Paul Oosting is their national director. We discuss what GetUp learnt from the 2019 Federal Election campaign. We find out Paul’s insights about what it’s like to operate under the pressure of media and political attack. Listen by clicking play above, or listen via an app on Apple, PodcastOne or Stitcher – or on most other podcast apps by searching “ChangeMakers.” Or use our RSS feed.


Bushfire Survivor Fiona Lee – ChangeMaker Chat

When the 2019 Bushfires burnt her home, Fiona Lee did what most would find hard – she became an advocate for climate change. Three days after her house burnt down, Fiona and her family stood at NSW Parliament House calling for serious action on climate change as creating the context for these catastrophic fires. What is her story? How did she do this? And what did she learn about the power of her own voice in this moment. This episode…

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Antony Dapiran – Changemaker Chat

Antony Dapiran is the author of City of Protest – A Recent History of Dissent in Hong Kong. He is a long-time Hong Kong resident, lawyer, and commentator on Chinese business and legal matters. Listen by clicking play above, or listen via an app on Apple, PodcastOne or Stitcher – or on most other podcast apps by searching “ChangeMakers.” Or use our RSS feed.


Joel Solomon – Changemaker Chat

Joel Solomon is the co-author of a new book – The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose and Capitalism.  He is the chair and co-founder of Renewal Funds, Canada’s largest mission venture capital firm and has been active in the charitable funding of environmental issues for decades. Listen by clicking play above, or listen via an app on Apple, PodcastOne or Stitcher – or on most other podcast apps by searching “ChangeMakers.” Or use our RSS feed.


Jennifer Dillon – Changemaker Chat

Jennifer Dillon is the communications director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance.  We talk about her work seeking recognition, dignity, respect and basic labour protections for millions of domestic workers in the United States. Listen by clicking play above, or listen via an app on Apple, PodcastOne or Stitcher – or on most other podcast apps by searching “ChangeMakers.” Or use our RSS feed.


Dave Sweeney – Changemaker Chat

Dave Sweeney is a long time prominent anti-nuclear campaigner, co-founding the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize winning global organisation, ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Listen by clicking play above, or listen via an app on Apple, PodcastOne or Stitcher – or on most other podcast apps by searching “ChangeMakers.” Or use our RSS feed.


Jeremy Heimans – Changemaker Chat

Jeremy Heimans is a digital social movement entrepreneur and the key figure behind cutting edge social change organisations like GetUp, Avaaz and Purpose.  We talk about his journey, and themes from his new book with Henry Timms, called New Power – How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World – and How to Make it Work for You. Listen by clicking play above, or listen via an app on Apple, PodcastOne or Stitcher – or on most other podcast apps by searching “ChangeMakers.” Or use our RSS…

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Hahrie Han – ChangeMaker Chat

Hahrie Han is one of the world’s top researchers studying ways of strengthening civic engagement.  We explore the different strategies you can use to build people power and the journey she took to become one of the world’s top researchers in this space. Listen by clicking play above, or listen via an app on Apple, PodcastOne or Stitcher – or on most other podcast apps by searching “ChangeMakers.” Or use our RSS feed.


Jolovan Wham – ChangeMaker Chat

Imagine trying to make change in an authoritarian state? Jolovan Wham works in Singapore with migrant domestic workers. Why does he do it and what does the state do to make his change making so hard? Listen above by clicking play, or listen via an app on Apple, PodcastOne or Stitcher – or on most other podcast apps by searching “ChangeMakers.” Or use our RSS feed.


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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