141 episodes

The ChangeMakers Podcast tells stories of people changing the world.
We produce ChangeMaker Chats with people who share why and how they make change, and we also do documentary style episodes about change making campaigns. W known change makers like the 2019 Hong Kong Protesters, Standing Rock activists, climate campaigners like Bill Mckibben and Australian of the Year Grace Tame, as well as
change makers, all of whom have stories and lessons to share.
Tune to our episodes that release every fortnight on a Tuesday to be inspired about what is possible, and learn from the insights, successes and failures of others! We bege so with over 120 episodes there is plenty to be inspired by in our back catalogue about how we can change the world. You can find out more about our episodes, join our email discover more change making content at https://changemakerspodcast.org/.
Our host Amanda Tattersall is an Australian ChangeMaker, co-founding GetUp, founding community organising in Australia with the Sydney Alliance, and now is a action-rese
Associate Professor at the Universitv of Svdnev.
ChangeMakers is sponsored by the Sydney Policy Lab at the University of Sydney.

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The ChangeMakers Podcast tells stories of people changing the world.
We produce ChangeMaker Chats with people who share why and how they make change, and we also do documentary style episodes about change making campaigns. W known change makers like the 2019 Hong Kong Protesters, Standing Rock activists, climate campaigners like Bill Mckibben and Australian of the Year Grace Tame, as well as
change makers, all of whom have stories and lessons to share.
Tune to our episodes that release every fortnight on a Tuesday to be inspired about what is possible, and learn from the insights, successes and failures of others! We bege so with over 120 episodes there is plenty to be inspired by in our back catalogue about how we can change the world. You can find out more about our episodes, join our email discover more change making content at https://changemakerspodcast.org/.
Our host Amanda Tattersall is an Australian ChangeMaker, co-founding GetUp, founding community organising in Australia with the Sydney Alliance, and now is a action-rese
Associate Professor at the Universitv of Svdnev.
ChangeMakers is sponsored by the Sydney Policy Lab at the University of Sydney.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Tina Rothery - ChangeMaker Chat - Nanas against Fracking

    Tina Rothery - ChangeMaker Chat - Nanas against Fracking

    The UK’s Nana’s against Fracking are a grassroots movement that spread across regional UK communities to stop gas fracking. The movement was led by a legion of women who had never, or only at a distance, been involved in making change, but felt compelled to act when they found out about the catastrophic effects of fracking on the environment and community Tina and the Nanas were a magnificent example of people seeking and achieving ordinary hope - showing the kind of community power that lies in all of us.
    This episode is a ChangeMakers #UKSpecial.
    Nanas against Fracking take some inspiration from their sisters the Knitting Nanna’s in Australia! ChangeMakers produced an episode on gas extraction in the Northern Rivers that features these Nanas back in our first season, and you can find it on ACAST or on our website.
    You can find the UK Nanas on X/Twitter here @UK_Nanas and Tina Rothery @tinalouiseUK.
    ChangeMakers 2024 is supported by the Civic Power Fund and work with the UCL Policy Lab. This year they are supporting ChangeMakers to bring together a collection of Chats filled with extraordinary ideas and everyday experience to understand how we can change the world, www.ucl.ac.uk/policy-lab/ucl-policy-lab and www.civicpower.org.uk.
    For more on ChangeMakers check us out:
    Via our Website - https://changemakerspodcast.org (where you can also sign up to our email list!)
    On Facebook, Instagram, Threads - https://www.facebook.com/ChangeMakersPodcast/
    On X/Twitter - @changemakers99 or @amandatatts
    On LinkedIn - Amanda.Tattersall


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Samuel Chu - ChangeMaker Chat - Anti-Authoritarianism

    Samuel Chu - ChangeMaker Chat - Anti-Authoritarianism

    How on earth can any of us challenge might of authoritarian government? Samuel Chu has been contesting government over-reach and human rights abuses in China, Russia, Belarus and more - and as a US citizen and community organiser has a refreshing take on how we can all contribute to a movement against authoritarianism.
    In this episode he explores how community organising has helped him think strategically about building democratic alliances across countries, and building democratic capacity everywhere.
    Samuel has previously been on ChangeMakers to talk about the Hong Kong Security Act in May 2020
    There is more information about Samuel on his website - https://www.samuelmchu.com/.
    For more on ChangeMakers check us out:
    Via our Website - https://changemakerspodcast.org
    On Facebook, Instagram, Threads - https://www.facebook.com/ChangeMakersPodcast/
    On X/Twitter - @changemakers99 or @amandatatts
    On LInkedIn - Amanda.Tattersall



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    • 1 hr
    Love and Power - ChangeMaker Chat - Ending Violence against Women

    Love and Power - ChangeMaker Chat - Ending Violence against Women

    While we know that too many women live with the ever-present threat of violence our societies seem to struggle with what to do about it. While we have refuges services, and at times the issue is raised in national debate, we seem unable to address the problem at its core.
    In the UK, Love and Power is a new organisation that is seeking to end vioelcne aganst women by putting women who have expeirenced domestic violence at the centre of the debate. Love and Power combines the insight and knowledge that comes from lived experience with the strategies of community organising to bring a new approach to an old problem.
    In this ChangeMaker Chat we talk with Charlotte Fischer and Martha Jephcott the founders of Love and Power. Marthe grew up in a violent household and brings her own experience of the limits of service provision to the movement, she combines this with Charlotte's experience as a community organiser to create a new kind of women's movement that seeks to show the public dimensions of women's expeirences as a way to find political solutions to the probelm of violence.
    You can find out more about love and power here - https://www.loveandpower.co.uk. You can follow them on socials - @loveandpowerorg for both X and instagram.
    ChangeMakers 2024 is supported by the Civic Power Fund and work with the UCL Policy Lab. This year they are supporting ChangeMakers to bring together a collection of Chats filled with extraordinary ideas and everyday experience to understand how we can change the world, www.ucl.ac.uk/policy-lab/ucl-policy-lab and www.civicpower.org.uk/.
    For more on ChangeMakers check us out:
    Via our Website - https://changemakerspodcast.org
    On Facebook, Instagram, Threads - https://www.facebook.com/ChangeMakersPodcast/
    On X/Twitter - @changemakers99 or @amandatatts
    On LInkedIn - Amanda.Tattersall



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    • 47 min
    Andrew Denton - ChangeMaker Chats - Laugh till you die

    Andrew Denton - ChangeMaker Chats - Laugh till you die

    If you are in Australia you probably know of Andrew Denton the comedian, but did you know he is also a highly successful changemaker? 
    In this chat Andrew shares his journey of a life that began in comedy, then ventured into long form interviews with the popular television show “Enough Rope”, then a decade ago took him to a decision to try and change the laws on Voluntary Assisted Dying.
    Andrew shares what it was like to come to social change as a novice - and to learn the many steps of how to make powerful change with others. And despite the constant theme of death - the chat is also pretty funny.
    For more information on Go Gentle - https://www.gogentleaustralia.org.au/
    For more on ChangeMakers check us out:
    Via our Website - https://changemakerspodcast.org
    On Facebook, Instagram, Threads - https://www.facebook.com/ChangeMakersPodcast/
    On X/Twitter - @changemakers99 or @amandatatts
    On LInkedIn - Amanda.Tattersall
    ChangeMakers 2024 is supported by the Civic Power Fund and work with the UCL Policy Lab. This year they are supporting ChangeMakers to bring together a collection of Chats filled with extraordinary ideas and everyday experience to understand how we can change the world, www.ucl.ac.uk/policy-lab/ucl-policy-lab and www.civicpower.org.uk/.


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    • 59 min
    Mona Bani - ChangeMaker Chat

    Mona Bani - ChangeMaker Chat

    Mona grew up as a child of refugees fleeing political persecution. Now as an adult in the UK, she has created a new kind of organisation - Revoke - to support people seeking refuge and asylum that builds on her own experience.
    In this episode of ChangeMakers she tells us about her journey, about the political activism of her parents in Iran, and their work in Denmark as part of a broader refugee community. Mona shares how the connections and networks that nurtured them, alongside other experiences in her own journey, have inspired her to build a compassionate, political and connected organisation.
    To find out more about Revoke, visit their website here. To learn more about Mona visit her website here. 
    You can find Revoke on instagram @revokecic.
    This episode is part of our #UKSpecials series, which is sponsored by the Civic Power Fund and work with the UCL Policy Lab. They bring together extraordinary ideas and everyday experience to understand how we can change the world, Check them out at ucl.ac.uk/policy-lab and civicpower.org.uk.
    For more on ChangeMakers check us out:
    Via our Website - https://changemakerspodcast.org
    On Facebook, Instagram, Threads - https://www.facebook.com/ChangeMakersPodcast/
    On X/Twitter - @changemakers99 or @amandatatts
    On LinkedIn - Amanda.Tattersall


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    • 55 min
    Anand Giridharadas - ChangeMaker Chat - Persuaders

    Anand Giridharadas - ChangeMaker Chat - Persuaders

    What are some of the skills or insights shared by some of America’s extraordinary change makers, people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Alicia Garza or Loretta Ross? In particular, what can these people teach us about how to build larger movements for change?
    Anand Giridhardhas, author of Persuaders, talks us through what he discovered when he interviewed these and other American change makers. In this chat Anand shares the story behind why he came to write this book - about his own story as a bridge builder between cultures and the lessons he learnt about how people navigate change.
    The chat then turns to his book Persuaders - identifying lessons about how persuaders communicate, how they work across difference, and how important it is for movements to be able to think about the kind of implications that change making has on communities while they are prosecuting change with communities.
    This chat is all about Persuaders, but Anand has written four powerful books: India Calling, True American, Winners Take All and Persuaders. You can find out more about Anand here - https://www.anand.ly/.
    ChangeMakers 2024 is supported by the Civic Power Fund and work with the UCL Policy Lab. This year they are supporting ChangeMakers to bring together a collection of Chats filled with extraordinary ideas and everyday experience to understand how we can change the world, www.ucl.ac.uk/policy-lab/ucl-policy-lab and www.civicpower.org.uk/.
    For more on ChangeMakers check us out:
    Via our Website - https://changemakerspodcast.org
    On Facebook, Instagram, Threads - https://www.facebook.com/ChangeMakersPodcast/
    On X/Twitter - @changemakers99 or @amandatatts
    On LInkedIn - Amanda.Tattersall


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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 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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