19 episodes

I will be interviewing environmental experts and policy makers so we can all learn about how to make the world a better place. Launched December 2019. Instagram: @achangeisachance_podcast

A Change is a Chance Ryan Lo

    • Education
    • 4.2 • 5 Ratings

I will be interviewing environmental experts and policy makers so we can all learn about how to make the world a better place. Launched December 2019. Instagram: @achangeisachance_podcast

    Episode 19: Breaking the Myth: Why Sharks are the Heroes of the Marine Ecosystem

    Episode 19: Breaking the Myth: Why Sharks are the Heroes of the Marine Ecosystem

    In this episode, I talked with Mr. David McGuire, founder of Shark Stewards, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting sharks. He explained to me why sharks are not only uninterested in humans, as a mere 10 shark attacks occur on average, but also help the ocean produce 50% of the air we breathe. We went over how important these apex predators are to the marine ecosystem, and the creatures that live there. Our conversation gave me a new sense of urgency to help these incredible creatures from the dangers of trophy hunting, commercial fishing, and the shark fin soup industry. Listen now to understand these creatures yourself and do your part in ensuring their survival in the future.

    • 33 min
    Episode 18: Writer, Comedian, Actor Brian Copeland Takes on 2022

    Episode 18: Writer, Comedian, Actor Brian Copeland Takes on 2022

    Brian Copeland, a writer, actor, comedian, and many more, joins A Change is a Chance to discuss the most polarizing issues of our time: Critical Race Theory, voter suppression, Covid-19, alternative facts, and the fight for democracy.  Mr. Copeland also gives us a hint on his next big project! 

    • 30 min
    Episode 17: Q&A with Founder of Plastic Free July on the State of Our Fight Against Plastic Pollution

    Episode 17: Q&A with Founder of Plastic Free July on the State of Our Fight Against Plastic Pollution

    This episode was my second interview with Ms. Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, the founder of Plastic Free July. We discussed current events like COP26, the documentary Seaspiracy, and the 2021 Plastic Free Foundation Impact Report. We also talked about Ms. Prince-Ruiz's book, "Plastic Free", and her plans for the future. Learning Ms. Prince-Ruiz's opinions was enlightening, including the hope that she provided. Please take a listen to understand what's going well in our fight against plastic pollution and areas that need more work and attention from all of us.

    • 43 min
    Episode 16: Tackling the True Dangers of Plastic with the Schippers Brothers from Parley for the Oceans

    Episode 16: Tackling the True Dangers of Plastic with the Schippers Brothers from Parley for the Oceans

    In this episode, Mr. Nick and Mr. Hans Schippers, two brothers from Parley for the Oceans, who specialize in upcycling, green education, and , talked with me about the plastic dangers that industries hide in plain sight, green-washing, and the myth of recycling. We also discussed the amazing work the Schippers brothers have done with SCHroadtrip (Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii), Parley for the Oceans, and the Parley AIR Station at Bishop Museum in Oahu. Listen to learn the truth about recycling. 

    • 36 min
    Episode 15: Afro-Asian Solidarity and its Importance in the Fight Against Systemic Injustices

    Episode 15: Afro-Asian Solidarity and its Importance in the Fight Against Systemic Injustices

    This episode is the second part of the 2 part series with Hip-Hop for Change, an organization that empowers and teaches youth to speak up and fight through hip-hop, as well as unlearning and relearning the role of BIPOC in history. Ms. Stephanie Liem, Mr. Marlon Richardson, and I discussed the importance of Afro-Asian Solidarity, what it is, and why cross-group solidarity is critical in fighting white supremacy. The interview moved me in many ways. It was enlightening and quite personal as well. Please give it a listen and I hope it inspires you too. 

    • 31 min
    Episode 14: Conversation with Hip-Hop fo Change on the Importance of Having a Voice Through Hip-Hop

    Episode 14: Conversation with Hip-Hop fo Change on the Importance of Having a Voice Through Hip-Hop

    This episode is the first part of a 2 part series with Hip-Hop for Change, an organization that empowers and teaches youth to speak up and fight through hip-hop, as well as unlearning and relearning the role of BIPOC in history. I talked with Ms. Stephanie Liem, the Communication Director, and Mr. Marlon Richardson, the Education Director, about what Hip-Hop for Change is, what its missions are, and how the organization works towards those missions. In the second part of this interview series, you'll hear my interview with Ms. Liem and Mr. Richardson on the importance of Afro-Asian Solidarity, what it is, and why it's needed to fight white supremacy. Stay tuned for the next part, coming out soon.

    • 35 min

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