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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.

Owen Jones – Change Maker Chat

Owen Jones – Change Maker Chat

  This is the long story behind one of the United Kingdom’s most high profile left wing figures. In this Chat we learn about Owen Jones’s journey into political life, how extra-parliamentary activism shaped him, but also why the British Labour Party matters. Owen Jones is a writer and political commentator in the United Kingdom. He is a columnist for The Guardian and the author of two books, Chavs: the Demonization of the Working Class, The Establishment: And how they…

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Professor David Isaacs – Change Maker Chat

Professor David Isaacs – Change Maker Chat

We are swirling in the midst of a pandemic surrounded by keyboard warriors claiming to know what is going on. This week we speak to one of Australia’s leading infectious disease doctors – Professor David Isaacs – to get a briefing about everything COVID-19, where it came from, what makes it a pandemic, and how to stay safe. Listen by clicking play above, or listen via an app on Apple, PodcastOne or Stitcher – or on most other podcast apps…

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Bonnie Honig – Change Maker Chat

Bonnie Honig – Change Maker Chat

  Bonnie Honig is one of the world’s top democratic theorists and is based at Brown University.  A scholar and commentator in the United States, Bonnie is the author of numerous books, including Public Things: Democracy in Disrepair, published in 2017. She  runs us through her approach to democracy and critical thinking, showing us how it can help us interpret and respond to the crises and shocks that we are experiencing now. Listen by clicking play above, or listen via…

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Randi Weingarten – Change Maker Chat

Randi Weingarten – Change Maker Chat

Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers gives us the lowdown on what she’s learned about changemaking after more than 25 years at the chalkface of teacher’s unionism in the United States. We explore education reform and the mobilising power of social movements and discover how the election of President Trump invited her to rethink the way she organises. Listen by clicking play above, or listen via an app on Apple, PodcastOne or Stitcher – or on most…

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Andrés Bernal Change Maker Chat

Andrés Bernal Change Maker Chat

  Curious about the remarkable rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and policies like the Green New Deal? We talk to Andrés Bernal about both. Andrés Bernal is an Advisor to U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. His PhD research focuses on the political economy and policy design of the Green New Deal.   Andrés is a proponent of the heterodox school of economic thought known as Modern Monetary Theory. He is a Research Fellow at the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity. See: https://www.andres-bernal.com/about Listen…

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Robyn Steward ChangeMaker Chat

Robyn Steward ChangeMaker Chat

Today’s chat is with autism advocate Robyn Steward. We learn about her journey as an autistic woman, and about the power of building understanding between neurotypical and neurodivergent people. Curious about autism – this one is 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 feed.

Paul Oosting – GetUp ChangeMaker Chat

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

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 – 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 – 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.