Podcast Recommendations to Inspire a Changing World

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Podcasts to Inspire a Changing World

Podcast artwork for System Catalysts, Ourage + Optimism, How to Save a Planet, Better Heroes, and Collective Impact Forum


👉🏽 Elizabeth Nguyen (she/her)

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👉🏽 The world is rife with problems, and sometimes it feels hard to know what to do to make a change. These podcasts are informative and inspirational, and make you want to get up and do something.

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System Catalysts

What do you do when Black women are getting sicker and dying younger, but you can't rely on a systemically racist healthcare system? You take matters into your own hands — or in GirlTrek's case, feet. They share their bottom-up approach to systems change.

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Outrage! + Optimism

Climate change is important, but talking about it can sometimes feel like eating your vegetables. Learn how to approach the topic in a way that actually interests and engages others.

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How to Save a Planet

EarBuds curator Elizabeth loves hearing stories straight from the source. This episode highlights real people doing real things to save the planet, and it makes Elizabeth want to be like them.

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Better Heroes

Having worked in the service industry for over a decade, EarBuds curator Elizabeth has seen how often food goes to waste. This episode brings awareness to the issue and gives hope that there are ways to upcycle food waste just like we would for textiles.

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Collective Impact Forum

With solutions that are clear and supported by evidence, homelessness is solvable if we collectively choose to solve it. And we should! This episode shares approaches and strategies to begin doing so.

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Left Over, an investigative podcast from LWC Studios, reveals the toxic politics in the American public school lunch system.

Award-winning journalist Jessica Terrell dives into the experiences of lunch workers, students, families, caretakers, and community organizers while examining the problematic views surrounding poverty and unchecked racial inequality. Listen here.

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The Award Winning podcast But What Do I Know? is BACK with new episodes for the 2024 season. This podcast is your bi-weekly dose of conversations that are affirming, packed with life lessons, and support your healing. Join your host Chidinma Azubuike to clue in to the latest in current affairs, from relevant news to music releases as well as curated recommendations.

Following this, Chidinma is sure to be joined by a guest for main segment conversations intended for deeper reflection and self-discovery. Whether it‘s getting your finances together, prioritizing wellness, or navigating broken relationships, Chidinma and her guests are seeking the answers for those life moments that make you say “Damn, but what do I know?"

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🛣️April 5 was National Read a Road Map Day. Before the days you could whip out your phone and navigate with Google Maps, hard copy road maps littered passenger seats and filled glove compartments. National Read a Road Map Day encourages people to go on more adventures. Trap Street Podcast is a mystery about maps.

🍲Hungry for something new? Listen to new CurtCo podcast Foods That Matter, with host and food archeologist John Robert Sutton. Think Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown meets Somebody Feed Phil.

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Tim Dillon is a comedian and tour guide. He’s very excited to give you a tour of the end of the world.

Each week from a porch in Los Angeles he shares apocalyptic visions with his friends and berates a local diner.

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