34 episodes

Lantern is a fortnightly podcast about young people trying to 'change the world' and trying to understand what that actually means.

All Season 1 Episodes are now available.

Season 2 is currently in development and will drop in the second half of 2018.

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Lantern is a fortnightly podcast about young people trying to 'change the world' and trying to understand what that actually means.

All Season 1 Episodes are now available.

Season 2 is currently in development and will drop in the second half of 2018.

    A Space to Connect (S2 - #16)

    A Space to Connect (S2 - #16)

    “It is about cutting through and getting to the heart of what people really want and sometimes people don’t know, but most of the time, I’ve found that people already have some inklings, and they just need the space and the support and the tools to develop it.”

    For our sixteenth episode, we sit down with Helen Babb, Founder & CEO of Yes Get It, an organisation that empowers and equips women with the self-awareness, confidence and practical tools to be bold and powerful leaders. She is also a Senior Associate (Inclusion and Engagement) in the Corporate Responsibility Team at the National Australia Bank.

    Together we discuss the importance of creating spaces for women to connect, grow and support each other, determining where social impact sits in your career pathway and personal development journey and the role of corporate social responsibility in driving social change.

    Show Notes:


    Young Social Pioneers (Program)


    Brene Brown (Author)


    Managing Your Energy and Not Your Time (Article)


    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain (Book)


    How I Built This (Podcast)

    You can find out more about Yes Get It on their Website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    You can learn more about Corporate Responsibility at NAB here.

    Follow the Project Lantern journey on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and our website.

    Review us on iTunes or listen on Spotify.

    • 39 min
    Power of Positive Narratives (S2 - #15)

    Power of Positive Narratives (S2 - #15)

    "Democratising knowledge; how do we do that in a way that transcends geography, how do we do that in a way that transcends pricing."

    For our fifteenth episode, we sit down with Jeffrey Effendi, Founder and Head of Creativity of DrawHistory, a strategy and design studio built for today's changemakers.

    Together we discuss the role of storytelling in amplifying the work of impact organisations, the power of positive narratives and the role of responsible business in design.

    Show Notes:


    The Humanitarian Group (Organisation)


    Museum of Freedom and Tolerance (Resource)


    Stanford Social Innovation Review (Resource)


    Start With Why (Book)


    Three One Six (Organisation)

    You can find out more about DrawHistory on their website, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

    Follow the Project Lantern journey on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and our website.

    Review us on iTunes or listen on Spotify.

    • 39 min
    Dismantling Structural Racism (S2 - #14)

    Dismantling Structural Racism (S2 - #14)

    “We can have a really inspiring conversation [around racial and economic justice], bring people together around a positive vision. Not just fighting against something, fighting for something, for the world we actually want to live in, that we’ve wanted to live in since we were born, that we want our children to inherit.”

    For our fourteenth episode, we sit down with Tim Lo Surdo, Founding Director of Democracy in Colour, Australia’s first national racial justice advocacy organisation led by people of colour.  

    Together we discuss the importance of political advocacy and campaigning, how Democracy in Colour is working to dismantle structural racism and how to be a strong ally for a number of impacted communities.  

    Show Notes:
    Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals by Saul D. Alinsky (Book)
    Bill Moyer’s Movement Action Plan (Resource)

    You can find out more about Democracy in Colour on their website, Facebook or Twitter. 

    Follow the Project Lantern journey on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and our website.

    Review us on iTunes or listen on Spotify.

    • 38 min
    Harnessing Super for Good (S2 - #13)

    Harnessing Super for Good (S2 - #13)

    CW: suicide ideation.

    Disclaimer:Project Lantern is an independent organisation that does not hold any commercial partnerships. This content is not designed to act as financial advice of any kind. Please consult all Product Disclosure Statements and/or expert advice prior to choosing a superannuation fund.

    “When you look at super and the sheer size of what it can achieve in the world…and the fact that I don’t even have to put aside $1000 because that money is already being put aside for me…I have a resource that I can use that to make the world better.”

    For our thirteenth episode, we sit down with Emily Flood, Ethical Investment Analyst at Future Super, Australia’s first fossil-free superannuation fund which invests ethically to create a more sustainable future.

    Together we discuss the vast potential for superannuation funds to be used as a force of good, the ethical investment principles of Future Super, grappling with privilege and perfectionism in the social impact space in particular and entering a career pathway beyond your area of study.

    Show Notes:
    Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth (Book)
    Kate Raworth (Blog)
    Don’t Think of an Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate: The Essential Guide for Progressives by George Lakoff (Book)
    Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals by Saul D. Alinsky (Book)
    Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe (Book)

    You can find out more about Future Super on their website or on their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn.

    Emily has kindly agreed to share her email address for listeners who may want to connect or ask additional questions, you can contact her on emily@myfuturesuper.com.au.

    • 38 min
    A Fearless Generation (S2 - #12)

    A Fearless Generation (S2 - #12)

    CW: gender based violence.

    “For us Jasiri exists for those who cannot wait, it exists for women and survivors of all types, of giving them the skills and support that they need to make it through the nights.”

    For our twelfth  episode, we sit down with Caitlin Figueiredo, Founder and CEO of Jasiri, an organisation promoting gender equity through  empowerment-based self-defense and leadership programs for women.

    Together we discuss the role empowerment-based self-defense plays in gender equity, critiques that self-defense programs face, the need for programs to create space for young women to get involved in politics and Caitlin’s journey working with the UN.

    Show Notes:
    VGen World Vision (Organisation)
    Our Watch (Organisation)
    The importance of self-defense training for sexual violence prevention (research)
    Call Your Girlfriend (Podcast)
    Pod Save America (Podcast)

    If you want to follow the work of Caitlin and her team at Jasiri or find out more about their leadership programs check out their website, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

    Follow the Project Lantern journey on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and our website. Review us on iTunes or listen on Spotify.

    • 40 min
    Youth Voices at the UN (S2 - #11)

    Youth Voices at the UN (S2 - #11)

    “Young people are vital actors now, they aren’t just the future, they can be leaders today… they can be empowered to create change if given the opportunities."

    For our eleventh episode, we sit down with Kareem El-Ansary, the 2019 Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations as he embarks on a listening tour across Australia to discover the most important issues to young Australians.

    Together we discuss his journey into the role, the nuances of providing policy recommendations, the need to ensure young people’s voices are heard and strategies to re-engage young people with politics.

    Show Notes:
    Future Crunch [newsletter]
    Yuval Noah Harari [author] 
    Freakonomics [book]
    The March of Patriots [book]
    Thinking Fast and Slow [book]

    You can follow Kareem's journey as youth rep through Facebook and if you want to support the program financially, you can do so here.

    Follow the Project Lantern journey on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and our Website. Review us on iTunes or listen on Spotify.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

Dmaan2017 ,

Inspiring and thought provoking

A fantastic podcast for young people who are seeking to create change in Australia!

23net ,

Excellent podcast about young people and social impact

I am loving this podcast and learning lots about social impact, the work of a group of committed and passionate young people veganism and a movement to change the world for the better amongst other things. Definitely worth a listen.

An3i ,

Fresh

Interesting. Innovative. Fresh. Amazing asked questions.A great perspective on how to make a change in the world. I am looking forward to future episodes!

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