ChangeMakers show


Summary: ChangeMakers Podcast tells stories of people trying to change the world. Each week, host Amanda Tattersall travels the globe, talking to the people involved in extraordinary campaigns, finding out what works - and what doesn't. Hopes, fears and regrets are revealed. Story by story, the lessons of how to change the world are teased out. Over ten episodes ChangeMakers looks at twenty campaigns, in 14 countries across the globe. From anti-Putin activists in Moscow, to democracy advocates in Hong Kong, to environmental farmers in northern NSW, ChangeMakers shows change is possible.

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 #21 Amnesty and Trolling Twitter | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:41:19

Social media abuse tries to shut people down, and is frighteningly common for women and people of colour. This is the story of how Amnesty decided to map twitter and see if it could stop it.

 #20 Igniting Jobs for Refugees | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:38:03

In Australia it’s hard for newly arrived refugees to find a new job. In 2011, Settlement Services International found a way for refugees to create businesses for themselves - by using the marketplace as a changemaker.

 #19 Migrant Caravan in Central America | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:48:17

In late 2018 thousands of people from across Central America walked North to the border of the USA and into the political maelstrom of the midterm elections. How did they organise themselves and what did they achieve?

 Becky Bond - ChangeMaker Chat | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:40:33

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? 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.

 John Robertson - ChangeMaker Chat | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:50:37

Do you wish politicians would spill the beans on how politics actually works? Then this chat is for you. Topics range from Your Rights at Work, the ALP and the Adani mine. 

 Marc Stears - ChangeMaker Chat | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:39:10

Can universities be change makers? Marc Stears has not only been a Professor at Oxford but a leading figure in the UK Labour Party under Ed Miliband. He shares what he has learnt about transitioning across the university-practitioner divide in the pursuit of social impact, and his new role as Director of Sydney Policy Lab. 

 #18 Asian Coalition for Housing Rights | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:37:14

Can squatters ever hope to become land owners? An inspiring story from Thailand shows what it takes for poor people to rebuild the city around them. 

 #17 Homes for the Homeless | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:28:33

How do we overcome chronic long term homelessness? On this episode we look at one campaign which decided to set an absurdly ambitious goal to try and solve the homelessness problem. 

 #16 Fair Treatment | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:48:24

What is a church doing running a facility where illegal drugs can be used openly? And why? 

 #15 Marriage Equality | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:48:09

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?

 #14 Reclaim the City | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:42:48

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.

 #13 Indivisible | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:42:35

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.

 #12 Umbrella Movement | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:39:12

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?

 #11 Brooklyn 99 | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:26:56

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?

 #10 Fleeing For Your Life | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:24:55

When Donald Trump took power, one of his first orders was to ban Syrian refugees entering the United States. In many parts of the world politicians are increasingly scapegoating refugees, and in the process denying them their human rights. But there is one country that has decided to treat refugees with basic human decency. Uganda doesn't lock up its refugees. Instead, they live in settlements with freedom of movement, access to land and education. What can the rest of the world learn from Uganda? ChangeMakers on Facebook: ChangeMakers on Twitter: ChangeMakers on Instagram: Connect with Amanda on Twitter: Check out our Patreon campaign: Find PodcastOne Australia on Facebook: Follow PodcastOne Australia on Instagram: Follow PodcastOne Australia on Twitter:


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