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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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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. 

 For more episodes download the free LiSTNR app

    Jane McAlevey - ChangeMaker Chat

    Jane McAlevey - ChangeMaker Chat

    Jane McAlevey is a fierce advocate for winning social change through organising. Her organising method, grounded in decades of experience, mentorship, and the battles of many movements across US history, is that workers and people need to lead their own change. She specialises in teaching how you can support people to do this. 

    For unionists, her work is well known - and this episode is a joyous journey into how she came to this approach, and how that approach works. For others in the climate movement or racial justice movements - this is a useful introduction to what Jane means by organising, how it is different to mobilising and some of its crucial features. 

    If you are interested in Jane’s work, she has published three books and a free online book of case studies that can all be downloaded here - https://janemcalevey.com/. You can find Jane on Twitter at @rsgexp. 

    She also runs a global training program called Workers Rising - the most recent session is described here and future sessions will be advertised on Jane’s website (you can sign up for updates). 

    For more on ChangeMakers - check us out at https://changemakerspodcast.org/, or Twitter at @changemakers99 or @amandatatts. 

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    • 56 min
    Sam Rye - ChangeMaker Chat

    Sam Rye - ChangeMaker Chat

    This week we explore what it would take to build a movement for nature. Sam Rye is a manager at the Conservation Volunteers Australia. He has been involved in a lifetime of work around regeneration and in networks involving decentralised leadership. He is bringing those two passions together to imagine how people can reimagine their relationship with the earth.

    For more on ChangeMakers check us out:
    Via our Website - https://changemakerspodcast.org
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    • 46 min
    Ernie Cortes - ChangeMaker Chat

    Ernie Cortes - ChangeMaker Chat

    We talk to one of the biggest names in US community organising, Ernie Cortes. We chat about the history of organising, exploring how it has changed and how it has created a powerful network of organisers that spans the globe. Ernie reflects on the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) under Saul Alinksy, his work building the IAF after Alinsky’s death, and some of the practices the IAF uses to develop powerful organisers.

    Across the conversation, Ernie mentions dozens of important references and readings that will be food for any existing and want-to-be change maker. We have put that list on our website too, for those who weren’t quick enough to grab a pen - https://changemakerspodcast.org/ernie-cortes-changemaker-chat/

    For more on ChangeMakers check us out:
    Via our Website - https://changemakerspodcast.org
    On Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ChangeMakersPodcast/
    On Twitter - @changemakers99 or @amandatatts 

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    • 48 min
    ICYMI - A different Afghanistan - The Kabul Peace House

    ICYMI - A different Afghanistan - The Kabul Peace House

    As Afghanistan falls again to the rule of the Taiban, we want to share a lesser-known story of hope - the work of the Kabul Peace House. During the 2000s in the mountains of central Afghanistan, soon after the US invasion, a remarkable but unlikely peace movement began. Led by a man called Insaan, they committed to a process of building peace between people. Over decades they created understanding and connection between ethnic groups and genders in ways that invasion and ideology never could.

    This story was written and recorded by our reporter Mark Isaacs on location in Afghanistan, and first released in 2020. Life in Afghanistan is far more complex than how it is portrayed in the daily Western news, in this episode we celebrate the Afghani community leaders who continue to work for a better place and real peace.

    You can find out more about this story in the book about Kabul Peace House, by Mark Isaacs - https://markjisaacs.com/product/the-kabul-peace-house/

    Find out more about ChangeMakers on our website - https://changemakerspodcast.org/

    You can follow us on Twitter @changemakers99 or our host Amanda Tattersall @amandatatts. Or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ChangeMakersPodcast/

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    • 56 min
    ICYMI - Hahrie Han - ChangeMaker Chat

    ICYMI - Hahrie Han - ChangeMaker Chat

    In 2018 we interviewed Hahrie Han one of the United State’s prominent researchers on community organising, community leadership, and social change. This episode explores her research on civic engagement and some of the cut through theorising she has done contrasting ‘mobilising’ and ‘organising strategies. For anyone interested in how people can work together to make powerful change to advance their values and solve their problems - then this is for you! We release this now as Hahrie has just released a co-authored book called Prisms for the People - the next installment of powerful thinking in this space.

    For more on ChangeMakers - go to https://changemakerspodcast.org

    For more on Hahrie’s books - https://www.hahriehan.com/books

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    • 34 min
    Ed Miliband - ChangeMaker Chat

    Ed Miliband - ChangeMaker Chat

    When can political parties be real change makers and produce big change? Ed Miliband, former Opposition Leader for the UK Labour Party shares some of the lesser-known stories that have shaped his political identity and his ambitions for a politics that can go big. We discuss the role of labour and social democratic parties in the change making space. We reconsider the idea that ‘politics is the art of the possible’ and Ed shares some of his insight into the kind of politics that is needed for these challenging times.

    We have some follow up resources for this episode:

    In the episode, Ed makes reference to Arnie Graf. For a ChangeMaker Chat with Arnie go here - https://changemakerspodcast.org/arnie-graf-community-organiser-changemaker-chats/

    Ed also mentions Citizens UK. For a podcast with Jonathan Cox Citizen UK's co-director go to - https://changemakerspodcast.org/jonathan-cox-scale-and-organising-changemaker-chat/

    Ed mentioned BREXIT, for a ChangeMaker story about how the campaign worked go to - https://changemakerspodcast.org/episode-2-win/

    For more information about ChangeMakers, you can find us at https://changemakerspodcast.org/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ChangeMakersPodcast/ and on Twitter at @ChangeMakers99

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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

Marambangbilang ,

The best

Started listening to this podcast a few years ago and I continue to learn and be inspired by the content. Thanks Amanda!

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!

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