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Undesign: A Social Change Podcast

Summary: Launched by agency DrawHistory, Undesign is a collection of conversations untangling today’s big social challenges. With our host Kosta Lucas, we speak directly and frankly about wicked problems with guests from influential global brands to fierce grassroots movements. Learn more at drawhistory.com.

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 How can we harness the power of data in the quest for gender justice? (Anisha Asundi) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3367

Our host, Kosta Lucas, speaks with Anisha Asundi, Research Fellow and a Gender Specialist at the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School. “Our unconscious bias perceives women to be either likeable or competent, not both, which is kind of a horrifying example of how unconscious bias exists.” Anisha Asundi What does the Boston Symphony Orchestra installing curtains for auditions back in 1952 have to do with gender justice in 2022? And why could the rigour of data capture and analysis hold the key to undoing unconscious bias in the community, and specifically in the workplace? Anisha Asundi talks to us about how she has been working on how gender gaps in the technology sector can be addressed to increase diversity, equity and inclusion. She speaks on why diversity training has limited effectiveness, and how gender equity, equality and justice all differ as goals of a more inclusive workplace and society. About Anisha Asundi: She is Research Fellow and a Gender Specialist at the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School. She manages Gender Action Portal at Harvard and works on Gender and Technology portfolio — which brings evidence-based research to the tech actor to close the tech gender gap and increase diversity, equity and inclusion in that area.

 How has technology influenced the way we date and the stigmatisation of online dating? (Part I) (Lauren Rosewarne) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3186

If you’ve seen shows such as the Tinder Swindler, Inventing Anna or The One, it would be easy to believe that technology enabled romance is rife with danger and subterfuge. Yet despite popular culture’s fixation with the risks of online dating, it has been the bread and butter of current personal relationships for years. So why is it still often hidden, demonized or stigmatized? In this episode speaking with Dr Lauren Rosewarne from the University of Melbourne, we unpick why online dating is unprecedentedly popular, yet is often still seen as an inferior or dubious way to find love, partnership and sex.  For more, go to DrawHistory's website: drawhistory.com/undesignpodcast/.

 How do you create a social change podcast? (Angel Chen and Jeffrey Effendi) (Epilogue) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2270

On this episode of Undesign, we look back on our inaugural first season with host Kosta Lucas and DrawHistory founders Angel Chen and Jeffrey Effendi to share podcast learnings and insights from behind the scenes, as well as opportunities and pitfalls for aspiring podcasters seeking to make change in the world around them.

 How can technology be inclusive for everyone, everywhere? (Garen Checkley) (Special) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3552

Joining Undesign on this special surprise episode to discuss inclusive technology is Garen Checkley, Product Manager at Google's Next Billion Users initiative. Garen shares plenty of insightful stories on Google’s mission to make technology helpful for everyone, everywhere, from their new research on building voice-first products, to an important report on gender equity online. This surprise episode was released to celebrate DrawHistory's sixth birthday, and the enduring role that technology design can play in creating societal change. For more, go to DrawHistory's website: drawhistory.com/undesignpodcast/. 

 How do we move beyond the 'black tile' in the fight for racial justice? (Fadzi Whande) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3913

Joining us on Undesign’s Season One finale to talk racial justice, online activism, and active allyship is our guest, Fadzi Whande. Fadzi is currently the Senior Programme Officer (Diversity and Inclusion Adviser) at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). She is also the Founding Director of the Whande Group, a consultancy and program development organisation extending this work. For more, go to DrawHistory's website: drawhistory.com/undesignpodcast/.

 What surprise special episode is coming soon? (Announcement) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 130

We drop by with two quick announcements we're excited to share. While we originally planned for 8 interviews this season, we have a special bonus episode with Google next week to talk about their Next Billion Users initiative on making technology inclusive for everyone, everywhere! Also, Undesign is up for the 2021 People's Choice Podcast Awards. To vote, go to podcastawards.com and click on the big blue button for “Nominations Voting”. We’re under the “Society & Culture category”. The rest of the categories are optional, but you can stick around and vote for your other podcast favorites if you have the time. For more, go to DrawHistory's website: drawhistory.com/undesignpodcast/.

 What can genuine Indigenous empowerment look like? (Luke Pearson) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4740

Talking to us on this episode of Undesign is our guest, Luke Pearson. Luke is a Gamilaraay man who founded IndigenousX, a digital “pass the mic” platform for upcoming Indigenous writers, creatives and thought leaders to take back control over their stories and their voices. For more, go to DrawHistory's website: drawhistory.com/undesignpodcast/.

 How do we use social media to influence good? (Nadir Nahdi) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3642

On this episode of Undesign, we discuss using social media for social good with Nadir Nahdi. Nadir is the founder of BENI, a multi-platform space for a truly multicultural, pluralist, digital community to emerge, as well as a YouTube Creators for Change Ambassador. This episode is a personal, introspective chat where hard truths emerge. For more, go to DrawHistory's website: drawhistory.com/undesignpodcast/.

 Can digital activism create enduring change? (Emmy Suzuki Harris) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3448

On this episode of Undesign, we are joined by Emmy Suzuki Harris. Emmy is the Asia Regional Director for the Change.org Foundation, the philanthropic initiative of Change.org. We dive into some of the questions that she and her team spend everyday trying to better understand, from what makes a campaign successful to assessing the effectiveness of petitions. For more, go to DrawHistory's website: drawhistory.com/undesignpodcast/.

 Is nationalism distorting our sense of identity? (Dr Farida Fozdar) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4522

On this episode of Undesign, we dive deeper into nationalism and its impacts on our identity with Dr Farida Fozdar. Farida is a distinguished sociologist with The University of Western Australia who has published over a hundred journal articles, chapters, books and reports on these fundamental questions of how diverse communities (and people) form relationships with one another.  For more, go to DrawHistory's website: drawhistory.com/undesignpodcast/. Special thanks to Kai from Curiosity Digital for recording this episode. Learn more about Kai at kailovel.com.

 Is sustainable tourism a zero-sum game? (Edmund Morris) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3046

On this episode of Undesign, we unpack travel and tourism with Edmund Morris. Edmund is a well-travelled and experienced international economic development professional, currently Founder at Equator Analytics and formerly an economist with USAID.  For more, go to DrawHistory's website: drawhistory.com/undesignpodcast/. Special thanks to Kai from Curiosity Digital for recording this episode. Learn more about Kai at kailovel.com.

 Why is participating in free knowledge important? (Zack McCune) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3988

On this episode of Undesign, we discuss free knowledge and open-source culture with Zack McCune — diving deep in everything that entails, from edit wars to the legacy of former President Trump. Zack is the Director of Brand for Wikipedia and various projects of the Wikimedia Foundation, arguably the most well-known, global mobilization of the free knowledge movement. For more, go to DrawHistory's website: drawhistory.com/undesignpodcast/.

 How does counterspeech prevent online extremism? (Dr Erin Saltman) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4154

On this episode of Undesign, we discuss online extremism and counterspeech with Dr Erin Saltman. Erin is an experienced researcher and practitioner who is the current Director of Programming for the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT). She was also formerly Facebook’s Head of Counterterrorism and Dangerous Organizations Policy for Europe, Middle East and Africa. For more, go to DrawHistory's website: drawhistory.com/undesignpodcast/.

 How can we untangle the world's problems and redesign them? (Trailer) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 165

Launched by social change agency DrawHistory, Undesign is a collection of conversations untangling today’s big social challenges. With our host Kosta Lucas, we speak directly and frankly about wicked problems with guests from leading global brands to fierce grassroots movements. For more, go to DrawHistory's website: drawhistory.com/undesignpodcast/.

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