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Randi Weingarten – Changemaker 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

  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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#26 Power of March for Our Lives – Identity Matters

In the US, gun violence affects black communities far more than any other. How did the March for Our Lives movement work with these communities? What do powerful intersectional movements look like? 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. EPISODE TRANSCRIPT MEI-LING HO-SHING I feel like every African-American household is required to talk about what gun violence…

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#25 Power of March for Our Lives 2 – Art and Politics

    In the wake of the school shooting in Parkland people began using art as a means to express their grief and to connect their plea for gun reform to others. How did this art reach people in ways that moved beyond just words? 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. EPISODE TRANSCRIPT MANUEL OLIVER:  Listen. If…

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#24 Power of March for Our Lives – 1 – Who Speaks

    On 14 February 2018, 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida. That same day, student survivors began to build a movement against senseless gun violence and lax gun laws. This is the first episode in a multi-part series that explores how they organised for change. This episode looks at how important their voices were in breaking through the sense of despair in America’s gun debate. Listen by clicking…

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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

  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.