S1 Ep 2 – Brooklyn Nine Nine

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

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

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

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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S2 Episode 5 – Marriage Equality

S2 Episode 5 – Marriage Equality

The road to marriage equality in Australia was filled with dirty tricks and homophobia. How did the LGBTI community build a movement strong enough to overcome it all? Click 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 5 – Marriage Equality Click on the play button above to stream it here. Or listen to…

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Series 2 – coming 29 October

Series 2 – coming 29 October

Get ready to be inspired by some of the best people on the planet – Series 2 of the ChangeMakers launches on Monday 29 October 2018. We will be releasing 9 story based episodes: 5 on 29 October then a further 4 at the end of November. The stories include: Episode One – an inside look at Hollywood TV show Brooklyn 99 and its story on systemic police racism. Episode Two – the 2014 Umbrella Movement from Hong Kong when…

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S1 Episode 9 – Fighting the Hard Right – GetUp

S1 Episode 9 – Fighting the Hard Right – GetUp

Have you ever clicked on an online petition and wondered whether it worked? In 2016, GetUp – a digital campaign organisation best known for its online petitions and email campaigns – decided to go offline. They came up a strategy to remove extreme conservative politicians from the Australian parliament. One of the places they went to was the seat of Bass in Northern Tasmania – a seat not known for being welcoming to out-of-towners. What did they do, and how…

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S1 Episode 8 – The Power of Vision – Fred Hollows

S1 Episode 8 – The Power of Vision – Fred Hollows

What does it take to improve the lives of millions of people? The late Fred Hollows knew. He was known across the globe for his groundbreaking work in disrupting the global medical establishment, and his legacy lives on among the doctors he inspired. His most famous student, Dr Sanduk Ruit, has helped bring sight to over 125 000 people and trained thousands more doctors. In the process, he has directly improved the lives of millions of people. But what does…

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S1 Episode 7 – Fighting Dirty – Standing Rock

S1 Episode 7 – Fighting Dirty – Standing Rock

What would you do if someone wanted to bulldoze an oil pipeline through your country, threatening not just your land, but your water and air? And what if the nation backing them had a history of playing dirty? That’s the situation the people in today’s episode found themselves in. The battle over building an oil pipeline in Standing Rock in South Dakota, USA. Should they take the high road? Or respond in kind? Click the play button above to stream…

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Reclaiming a segregated city – a day in Cape Town with Reclaim the City

Reclaiming a segregated city – a day in Cape Town with Reclaim the City

On the western side of Cape Town’s downtown are a string of what looks like unused buildings. From the outside they appear like they must be empty. Broken windows, damaged roofs. If you were a tourist here you wouldn’t “see” them – just a haze as you enter the city on one of the major highways. But today my 9 year old son and I came to find one of those buildings because we were there for a meeting about…

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