53 episodes

Causepods is a passion project of The Podcast Consultant, Mathew Passy. The aim is to interview folks who are using podcasts to raise awareness for a good cause. Whether that’s a non-profit, charity, medical cause, social justice movement, or anyone looking to create a positive impact in the world, from the local level to the global population. One unique feature to Causepods is that we are going to use this platform to raise money for a 501(c)3 non-profit of your choosing through GoFundMe. If you think you’re a podcaster making a difference in the world, please take a few moments to fill out the Causepods Form and we can’t wait to have you on Causepods.

Causepods The Podcast Consultant

    • Non-Profit
    • 5.0, 17 Ratings

Causepods is a passion project of The Podcast Consultant, Mathew Passy. The aim is to interview folks who are using podcasts to raise awareness for a good cause. Whether that’s a non-profit, charity, medical cause, social justice movement, or anyone looking to create a positive impact in the world, from the local level to the global population. One unique feature to Causepods is that we are going to use this platform to raise money for a 501(c)3 non-profit of your choosing through GoFundMe. If you think you’re a podcaster making a difference in the world, please take a few moments to fill out the Causepods Form and we can’t wait to have you on Causepods.

    Fighting Addition with Matt Shedd of the Stories of Recovery podcast

    Fighting Addition with Matt Shedd of the Stories of Recovery podcast

    Matt Shedd joins me today from Marr Addiction Treatment Centers. Matt is the host of their podcast, Stories of Recovery | Alcoholism, Addiction & Twelve Step Spirituality. They share personal experiences of dealing with substance abuse from the perspective of a client in a treatment center, a family member, or a counselor.


    Matt talks about why they chose podcasting as a medium to get these stories out there as well as advice for others looking to start a podcast. We also discuss how you can donate to Marr’s scholarship fund to help those who need assistance getting the treatment they need.


    Website: www.marrinc.org (http://www.marrinc.org)


    Subscribe:


    Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-marr-experience/id1362158810 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-marr-experience/id1362158810) ?


    Google: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5tYXJyaW5jLm9yZy9mZWVkL3BvZGNhc3Qv (https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5tYXJyaW5jLm9yZy9mZWVkL3BvZGNhc3Qv)


    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4yLQfLagl7gZ0fbwI7wEoM


    Charity:


    MARR Addiction Treatment Center  


    Donate - https://www.classy.org/give/273739/#!/donation/checkout (https://www.classy.org/give/273739/#!/donation/checkout)


    New Meanings Magazine - https://www.marrinc.org/new-meanings-magazine/ (https://www.marrinc.org/new-meanings-magazine/)


    Social Media:


    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/marrinc/ (https://www.facebook.com/marrinc/)


    Twitter - https://twitter.com/marrincrecovery (https://twitter.com/marrincrecovery)


    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/marraddictiontreatmentcenters/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/marraddictiontreatmentcenters/)


    Thanks for Listening!


    Be sure to subscribe on  Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3hmQQrfFDPznEqEAEeRVm8) , or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@causepods.org.


    Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Causepods -  LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathewpassy/)


    For help, resources, and community support, please join the  Causepods Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2073354376260768)  if you are already producing podcasts for a cause or are thinking about launching one.


    And if you would like to be a guest on Causepods, please fill out this form and schedule  your chat here (https://bookme.name/thepodcastconsultant/lite/causecast-podcast-booking) .

    • 23 min
    Getting Happy by Getting Sober with Gillian Tietz of the Sober Powered Podcast

    Getting Happy by Getting Sober with Gillian Tietz of the Sober Powered Podcast

    I am joined this week by Gillian Tietz, host of the Sober Powered Podcast. Gillian created her podcast after conquering her addiction and feeling genuinely happy for the first time in her life. Now, it’s her mission to pass on the knowledge she’s gained about the science and psychology of addiction, helping others break the chains of alcohol abuse.


    She shares the story about why she started drinking and the effects it had on her mental health. Gillian also tells us why she decided to start learning, writing, and eventually launching a podcast about addiction. 


    We wrap up our discussion talking about the cause Gillian is supporting, To Write Love on Her Arms. TWLOHA is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.


    Website: https://soberpowered.com (https://soberpowered.com)


    Subscribe:


    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/feed/id1520426877 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/feed/id1520426877)


    Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMTgwMjE3LnJzcw (https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMTgwMjE3LnJzcw)


    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6vtGToNOqNxRTLGnBg5l5f (https://open.spotify.com/show/6vtGToNOqNxRTLGnBg5l5f)


    Charity:


    To Write Love on Her Arms - https://twloha.com/ (https://twloha.com/)   


    Donate: https://twloha.com/donate/ (https://twloha.com/donate/)


    Social Media:


    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sober.powered/ (https://www.instagram.com/sober.powered/)


    Thanks for Listening!


    Be sure to subscribe on  Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3hmQQrfFDPznEqEAEeRVm8) , or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@causepods.org.


    Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Causepods -  LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathewpassy/)


    For help, resources, and community support, please join the  Causepods Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2073354376260768)  if you are already producing podcasts for a cause or are thinking about launching one.


    And if you would like to be a guest on Causepods, please fill out this form and schedule  your chat here (https://bookme.name/thepodcastconsultant/lite/causecast-podcast-booking) .

    • 21 min
    Understanding and Ending Military Suicide with Duane France of the Seeking the Military Suicide Solution Podcast

    Understanding and Ending Military Suicide with Duane France of the Seeking the Military Suicide Solution Podcast

    This week we’re chatting with Duane France, co-host of the Seeking the Military Suicide Solution Podcast, a limited series podcast talking to individuals looking to make a difference regarding the suicide epidemic in service members, veterans, and their families.  And this podcast is actually his second show and grew out of Headspace and Timing (https://veteranmentalhealth.com/) .


    We discuss the broad range of causes for suicide among serving and retired military members, the misconceptions around what has led to this growing epidemic, and then how this podcast is also part of a partnership with the media organization Military Times and what it means to have another entity supporting your podcast efforts.  We also discuss the PREVENTS project from the US Department of Veterans Affairs


    Moe about Duane, MA, MBA, LPC, he is the director of veteran services for the Family Care Center, a private mental health clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is also the executive director of the Colorado Veterans Health and Wellness Agency, a 501(c)3 nonprofit professionally affiliated with the Family Care Center. 


    By the way:


    If you or someone you know is struggling, please reach out to the suicide hotline at - 1-800-273-8255


    If you’re a Veteran, try –


    https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ (https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/)


    Call - 1-800-273-8255, Press 1


    Text - 838255


    Links


    Links to Podcast: https://www.militarytimes.com/podcasts/military-suicide/ (https://www.militarytimes.com/podcasts/military-suicide/)


    Subscribe


    Apple - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/seeking-the-military-suicide-solution/id1489962717 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/seeking-the-military-suicide-solution/id1489962717)


    Google - https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL3NlZWtpbmctdGhlLW1pbGl0YXJ5LXN1aWNpZGUtc29sdXRpb24= (https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL3NlZWtpbmctdGhlLW1pbGl0YXJ5LXN1aWNpZGUtc29sdXRpb24=)


    Spotify - (https://open.spotify.com/show/1ow0zXdEf59vBvKhZlx3n6)


      


    Project he cares about - https://www.va.gov/prevents/ (https://www.va.gov/prevents/)


     


    Social Media:


    https://twitter.com/ThCounselingVet (https://twitter.com/ThCounselingVet)


    Thanks for Listening!


    Be sure to subscribe on  Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3hmQQrfFDPznEqEAEeRVm8) , or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@causepods.org.


    Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Causepods -  LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathewpassy/)


    For help, resources, and community support, please join the  Causepods Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2073354376260768)  if you are already producing podcasts for a cause or are thinking about launching one.


    And if you would like to be a guest on Causepods, please fill out this form and schedule  your chat here (https://bookme.name/thepodcastconsultant/lite/causecast-podcast-booking) .

    • 27 min
    Fighting the Stigma of Mental Health with Oliver Thompson-Smith of the You Wouldn't Know Podcast

    Fighting the Stigma of Mental Health with Oliver Thompson-Smith of the You Wouldn't Know Podcast

    Mental health continues to have a great deal of stigma associated with it. Today, I’m talking with Oliver, who is working to confront that stigma and normalize the conversation around mental health. 


    After struggling with his own mental health issues, Oliver wanted to provide a space where the conversation around mental health was not something to fear or be embarrassed by. Rather, he provides a safe place for people to open up about their own mental health experiences. 


    Oliver also shares with us why he decided to start a podcast, what you can expect from the episodes and his biggest piece of advice for those who may be hesitant to launch their podcast.


    We wrap up our conversation talking about his involvement as a mental health advocate with The Mental Health Foundation, and what you can do to help the movement.


     


    Key Topics:


    ·     Why Oliver is tackling the stigma around mental health (1:27)


    ·     What led to Oliver’s PTSD (2:40)


    ·     Why Oliver waited so long to look for help (5:20)


    ·     Addressing the issue of the stigma around mental health (6:32)


    ·     Why Oliver started a podcast (11:04)


    ·     What to expect from Oliver’s episodes (13:25)


    ·     The biggest lesson Oliver learned from launching his podcast (19:49)


    ·     Oliver shares details around the mental health charity he works with (20:50)


    Links to Podcast:


    https://www.ywkpodcast.com/ (https://www.ywkpodcast.com/)


    Apple – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/you-wouldnt-know/id1514927930? (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/you-wouldnt-know/)


    Google - https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMTEyMTAyLnJzcw==


    Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/7xuT2B3F4oT2vIMOi6U6PF (https://open.spotify.com/show/7xuT2B3F4oT2vIMOi6U6PF)


    Social Media:


    https://twitter.com/YWKPodcast (https://twitter.com/YWKPodcast)


    https://www.facebook.com/ywkpodcast (https://www.facebook.com/ywkpodcast)


    https://www.instagram.com/ywkpodcast/ (https://www.instagram.com/ywkpodcast/)


    DONATE Link:


    https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/ (https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/)


    https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/donate (https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/donate)


    Thanks for Listening!


    Be sure to subscribe on  Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3hmQQrfFDPznEqEAEeRVm8) , or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@causepods.org.


    Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Causepods -  LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathewpassy/)


     For help, resources, and community support, please join the  Causepods Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2073354376260768)  if you are already producing podcasts for a cause or are thinking about launching one.


    And if you would like to be a guest on Causepods, please fill out this form and schedule  your chat here (https://bookme.name/thepodcastconsultant/lite/causecast-podcast-booking) .

    • 23 min
    Fighting for Treatment of a Rare Disease with Ramya Ramaswamy of the Raising Rare Podcast

    Fighting for Treatment of a Rare Disease with Ramya Ramaswamy of the Raising Rare Podcast

    In today’s episode, I’m talking with Ramya Ramaswamy whose son, Raghav, was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder on his first birthday. Since the diagnosis, Ramya and her husband have shared their story, put together a team of leading scientists, raised funds, organized a research conference and are literally fighting their way to a treatment.


    We discuss the challenges they’ve faced in their journey, including how COVID-19 has literally halted progress on any research being done for this rare genetic disease. We also talk about the importance of getting Raghav’s story out there and how co-hosting a podcast has been a key player in this effort.


    Ramya also shares with us the fundraising efforts being done to support research in finding not only a cure for Raghav, but also a framework for finding treatment for all rare genetic diseases.


    Key Topics:


    ·      Ramya tells the story of her son’s diagnosis (1:48)


    ·      What Ramya and her husband have done since Raghav’s diagnosis (3:42)


    ·      What is was like when Ramya found out there were other children with the same diagnosis (6:40)


    ·      Why Ramya decided to start a podcast about her son’s diagnosis (8:27)


    ·      How COVID-19 has affected the research efforts to finding a treatment (9:42)


    ·      The challenge in getting people to take notice in rare diseases who aren’t already directly involved (10:37)


    ·      How Ramya’s husband built their network of scientists, clinicians, pharmacists, and FDA consultants to advise them on finding a treatment (12:07)


    ·      Who Salem Oaks is and how they’ve helped Ramya’s family (13:40)


    ·      How Ramya has faced the challenge of opening up in her podcast (16:00)


    ·      Ramya talks about the fundraising they are doing and how you can help (17:30)


    https://www.raisingrare.fm/ (https://www.raisingrare.fm/)


    https://salemoaks.com/ (https://salemoaks.com/)


    Link to Podcast:


    Apple – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/raising-rare/id1500783011 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/raising-rare/id1500783011)


    Google – https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vcmFpc2luZ19yYXJl (https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vcmFpc2luZ19yYXJl)


    Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/7zsm4NXUiXVzQwqb6vVqo6 (https://open.spotify.com/show/7zsm4NXUiXVzQwqb6vVqo6)


    Social Media:


    https://www.facebook.com/cureforRaghav


    https://twitter.com/sanathkr_


    Care and Share - Cure Raghav - https://www.curegpx4.org/ (https://www.curegpx4.org/)


    DONATE Link:  https://www.curegpx4.org/donate (https://www.curegpx4.org/donate)


    Thanks for Listening!


    Be sure to subscribe on  Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3hmQQrfFDPznEqEAEeRVm8) , or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@causepods.org.


    Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Causepods -  LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathewpassy/)


    For help, resources, and community support, please join the  Causepods Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2073354376260768)  if you are already producing podcasts for a cause or are thinking about launching one.


    And if you would like to be a guest on Causepods, please fill out this form and schedule  your chat here (https://bookme.name/thepodcastconsultant/lite/causecast-podcast-booking) .

    • 20 min
    Helping Veteran Fathers Reconnect to Their Families with Ben Killoy of the Military Veteran Dad Podcast

    Helping Veteran Fathers Reconnect to Their Families with Ben Killoy of the Military Veteran Dad Podcast

    In today’s episode, I’m talking with Ben Killoy. After joining the Marine Corps straight out of high school, Ben tells us about his time in the service and what happened in the 10 years following that led him to start his podcast.


    Ben goes on to discuss where the disconnect is for Dads when they come home and how this affect’s their families. He stresses the importance of working through the emotions they feel instead of suppressing them. In his podcast, Ben gives words to feelings that are not being processed by Veteran Dad’s, helping them to come home emotionally as well as physically.


    We also talk about the evolution of Ben’s podcast and how he’s changed the format up over time to more effectively get his message heard.


    We finish up our discussion with details about the charity Ben supports, Angels of America’s Fallen, an organization that helps support the children of our fallen heroes. 


    Key Topics:


    ·      Ben talks about his time in the Marine Corps (2:15)


    ·      What happened to Ben in the 10 years after re-entering the civilian world (4:05)


    ·      Ben describes the moment he decided he wanted to do something more with his life (5:48)


    ·      The disconnect Dads experience when they come home (8:49)


    ·      Ben talks about the format of his podcast and how it’s changed over time (12:13)


    ·      What the impact has been from starting Facebook Live videos (16:36)


    ·      The biggest lessons Ben has learned about launching a podcast (19:05)


    ·      Ben tells us about the charity he’s supporting, Angels of America’s Fallen (22:40)


    Website:


    https://www.militaryveterandad.com/ (https://www.militaryveterandad.com/)


    Link to Podcast:


    Apple – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-military-veteran-dad-podcast/id1448127126 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-military-veteran-dad-podcast/id1448127126)


    Google – https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9taWxpdGFyeXZldGVyYW5kYWQubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M= (https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9taWxpdGFyeXZldGVyYW5kYWQubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M=)


    Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/2I1mwoZ0VaR9tLdCwwxsg2 (https://open.spotify.com/show/2I1mwoZ0VaR9tLdCwwxsg2)


     


    Social Media:


    https://www.facebook.com/militaryveterandad (https://www.facebook.com/militaryveterandad)


    https://twitter.com/BenKilloy (https://twitter.com/BenKilloy)


    https://www.instagram.com/ben_killoy (https://www.instagram.com/ben_killoy)


    Support Ben's Cause


    Angels of America’s Fallen - https://aoafallen.org/ (https://aoafallen.org/)


    DONATE Link:  https://aoafallen.salsalabs.org/donate/index.html (https://aoafallen.salsalabs.org/donate/index.html)


    Thanks for Listening!


    Be sure to subscribe on  Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3hmQQrfFDPznEqEAEeRVm8) , or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@causepods.org.


    Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Causepods -  LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathewpassy/)


    For help, resources, and community support, please join the  Causepods Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2073354376260768)  if you are already producing podcasts for a cause or are thinking about launching one.


    And if you would like to be a guest on Causepods, please fill out this form and schedule  your chat here (https://bookme.name/thepodcastconsultant/lite/causecast-podcast-booking) .

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Effielyn ,

Making a difference

Host, Mathew Passey, is so engaging and empathetic. It is refreshing to listen to podcasts that are on a mission. This podcast is educational with a drive to raise awareness, spread positive messages and connect us to each other.

CakesonFire451 ,

Powerful platform for “good”

Love learning about all these great causes! Thanks for the “good” work.

Rwasieleski ,

A ‘good news’ podcast!

Thank you for highlighting positive causes and the people behind them. This show is a fit for people interested in podcasting, human interest stories, and learning about the good in the world.

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