55 episodes

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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    • 4.8 • 71 Ratings

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.

    Mike Gecan - ChangeMaker Chat

    Mike Gecan - ChangeMaker Chat

    Mike Gecan is a 45 year veteran organiser based in the United States. He is the former National Co-Director of the first, largest and oldest community organising network in the world - the Industrial Areas Foundation. He talks to us about what organising is, and what it is not. He shares stories about how he learnt about power, and explores some of the differences between social change traditions like mobilising and organising. He also gives us a fresh take on the upcoming Trump v Biden 2020 US Presidential Election.

    Go to our website link for additional reading, materials and links referred to in the podcast. https://changemakerspodcast.org/mike-gecan-changemaker-chat

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    • 51 min
    Samuel Chu - ChangeMaker Chat

    Samuel Chu - ChangeMaker Chat

    Samuel Chu is a long time community organiser and the founder of the Hong Kong Democracy Council in the United States. In this Chat we explore how he has connected his identities as an organiser and a Hong Konger to create a radically different form of international solidarity in the US. His approach translated the energy of protest into politics, securing bipartisan support for multiple pieces of legislation in support of Hong Kong. We also consider how his work provides lessons for how we might push back against rising authoritarianism in other places across the world.

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    • 49 min
    Maurice Mitchell - ChangeMaker Chat

    Maurice Mitchell - ChangeMaker Chat

    The Movement for Black Lives is realigning political life in the US in 2020. Maurice Mitchell has been a leader in this movement since Ferguson. This conversation moves from his own traumatic experiences of racism that shaped his early life, to his work as an organiser and his reflections on the kinds of political strategy required to win justice. We zero in on the protests that exploded following the police murder of George Floyd in May 2020 and unpack the lesser known but vital strategies that have underpinned their success.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Craig Reucassel - ChangeMaker Chat

    Craig Reucassel - ChangeMaker Chat

    Have you been enjoying Fight for Planet A - the show all about climate change? Then come and hear our ChangeMaker Chat with host Craig Reucassel where we go behind the scenes to find out about his story, and explore what he is trying to achieve in doing the show.

    For more on ChangeMakers head to https://changemakerspodcast.org/.

    Follow us on Twitter @Changemakers99, or host Amanda Tattersall @amandatatts.

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    • 43 min
    Bushfires Part 2 - Renegade Aid in Batemans Bay

    Bushfires Part 2 - Renegade Aid in Batemans Bay

    In all of Australia, Batemans Bay and the South Coast was one of the worst affected. With devastation everywhere, formal government services and charities weren’t able to cope. This is the story of the little known community initiative that saw the breach and stepped in to fill the gap.

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    • 39 min
    Bushfires Part 1 - Black Ops Mosquitos

    Bushfires Part 1 - Black Ops Mosquitos

    In the summer of 2019, Australia had the worst bushfires on record. Everyone knows the story of the official fires services. This is the story of the not-so-official fire fighting squad.

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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

Paul Doughty ,

Highly recommended

One of the best podcasts about organising and social movements you’ll come across. Great format, great production and great stories. Easy and enjoyable to listen to, yet explores issues in great depth from the perspective of those standing up to the powerful.

enviromads ,

Crucial conversations for the times we live in. Thank you!

As a young change maker, learning from people who have been creating social change for some time is essential. Thank you!

elise ganley ,

Helpful for teaching community organisers

As a community organiser in Queensland this is super helpful in thinking through creative ways of taking action in coalition and understanding the operation of power across different contexts. Podcasts are great for us because we can listen to them in the car between meetings and learn the lessons in a simple way! I easily recommend them to leaders because it’s accessible for them and easy to understand

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