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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.

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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.

    When People Change with Rachel Bernstein of The Indoctrination Podcast

    When People Change with Rachel Bernstein of The Indoctrination Podcast

    We don’t know what we don’t know.
    Today we are talking with Rachel Bernstein about cults and stories of healing. It’s a dark world that most know little about, and most won’t until it hits home. But, as we discuss today, research into the topic is just getting started on the physiology of influence and manipulation.
    With every episode, perspective is a powerful tool to influence how you see and interact with the world, even when stories are hard to hear or imagine. Those stories will shape and leave you with a lasting feeling and empathy towards others.
    Key Topics:
    · How do you specialize in the study of cults (1:21)
    · How prolific are cult-like groups in the world (6:44)
    · What inspired this work to become a podcast (8:43)
    · How do you get people to listen to a show like this before they need it (11:41)
    · What have been some of the impacts you heard as a result of the podcast (15:52)
    · From a napkin to launch, what were some of those first steps (19:23)
    · What is your advice to others who might be looking to start a podcast or heal from a cult-like trauma (25:44)
    Support thehttps://www.patreon.com/indoctrination ( Podcast Indoctrination)
    Website link: (https://www.podpage.com/indoctrination/ (https://www.podpage.com/indoctrination/))
    Podcast Links:
    · https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/indoctrination/id1373939526 (Apple)
    · https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zb3VuZGNsb3VkLmNvbS91c2Vycy9zb3VuZGNsb3VkOnVzZXJzOjM5NTE3NDU5Mi9zb3VuZHMucnNz?sa=Xandved=0CAMQ4aUDahcKEwjIytmp6ej2AhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAQandhl=en (Google)
    · https://open.spotify.com/show/1prXo4iIxUfjYpfX671cUD (Spotify)
    Charity: International Cultic Studies Association (https://www.icsahome.com/home (https://www.icsahome.com/home))
    Donation: https://icsahome.networkforgood.com/projects/56244-icsa-donations-and-memberships (Donate Now)
    Social Links
    · https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC67JLTD22dSnVadqXKcYPcA (YouTube)
    · https://www.podpage.com/indoctrination/ (Twitter)
    · https://www.facebook.com/indoctrinationpodcast (Facebook)
    · https://www.instagram.com/indoctrinationpodcast/ (Instagram)
    Thanks for Listening!
    Be sure to subscribe onhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/causecasts/id1398644299?mt=2 ( Apple),https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2ZlZWRzLnBvZGlhbnQuY28vY2F1c2VjYXN0cy9yc3MueG1s ( Google),https://open.spotify.com/show/3hmQQrfFDPznEqEAEeRVm8 ( Spotify), https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/67ea3876-ad03-4d6f-814c-c5395544f5c6/Causepods?ref=dm_wcp_podcast_link_th (Amazon), 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 – https://www.facebook.com/MathewPassy (Facebook) |https://twitter.com/MathewPassy ( Twitter) |https://www.instagram.com/mathewpassy/ ( Instagram) |https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathewpassy/ ( LinkedIn)
    For help, resources, and community support, please join thehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/causepods ( Causepods Facebook Group) 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 schedulehttps://bookme.name/thepodcastconsultant/lite/causecast-podcast-booking ( your chat here).

    • 29 min
    It Makes Cents with Kriti Sarav with The WhyFi Matters Podcast

    It Makes Cents with Kriti Sarav with The WhyFi Matters Podcast

    Is your money working for you, or are you working for it?
    As Kriti tells us in this episode, there is a shortfall by schools to teach adequate financial literacy information in schools. Growing up, it simply wasn’t taught in her schools, and it wasn’t until she bought a home that she started to see the large world of money for what it is.
    The WhyFi Matters podcast is an excellent example of a niched podcast focused on a specific demographic and being the solution to that problem. If you are thinking of just getting started or looking to niche down more, this episode will help you with the issues that you might be overlooking that are waiting for a solution.
    Key Topics:
    · What made financial literacy the focus of your work (1:25)
    · What kind of background did you have growing up with financial literacy (3:01)
    · How did you go about targeting your peers to gain listeners for the podcast (5:32)
    · How have current events shaped the content on the podcast (8:49)
    · How has short-form video content impacted the content creation process (10:31)
    · How would you recommend driving traffic to your podcast (11:37)
    · Advice to someone wanting to start a podcast (15:52)
    Website link: (https://www.whyfimatters.com/ (https://www.whyfimatters.com)/)
    Podcast Links:
    · https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/whyfi-matter%24/id1506529505 (Apple)
    · https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS85Nzc4NDUucnNz (Google)
    · https://open.spotify.com/show/5WKD01xvtaT3TyXvzvCNHV (Spotify)
    Charity: https://www.choosefifoundation.org/ (Choose Fi Foundation )
    Donation: https://www.choosefifoundation.org/donate (Link)
    Social Links
    · https://twitter.com/WhyfiMatters (Twitter)
    · https://business.facebook.com/whyfimatters1/ (Facebook)

    • 19 min
    Finding Other Ways With John Stange of Dwell On These Things Podcast

    Finding Other Ways With John Stange of Dwell On These Things Podcast

    Have you struggled to pay yourself a salary as a non-profit?
    As a non-profit, you get so focused on helping the cause you are concentrated on that your needs become the least of your problems. Add on top of that any guilt you might feel paying yourself through the organization.
    Our guest today, John Stange, was in a similar boat with the church and was close to having to close up his church. Until he found a path in podcasting that helped him generate revenue and remove the pressure of having a salary come from the church, it let the church focus on immediate payables and get through any hard times it was going through.
    The story today will inspire, make you think differently, and open up some news doors you might not have considered.
    https://www.platformlaunchers.com/ (Platform Launchers)
    Key Topics:
    · How does a Paster find himself having a podcast (1:18)
    · What made the medium of podcasting the right fit for you (4:40)
    · What early lessons did you take away from getting started (6:06))
    · How did you decide to pivot podcasts (7:03)
    · How do you target local and national audiences (8:20)
    · The significant change in year three and made the podcast take-off (10:07)
    · How the podcast took the pressure off the non-profit to pay him a salary (10:41)
    · What advice would you share with folks just getting started (13:21)
    Website link: https://desirejesus.com/ (https://desirejesus.com/)
    Podcast Links:
    · https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dwell-on-these-things/id1180352948 (Apple)
    · https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9pbmZvcm1hbGJpYmxlc3R1ZHkucG9kYmVhbi5jb20vZmVlZC8?sa=Xandved=0CAMQ4aUDahcKEwiY6qjF0u70AhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQEw (Google)
    · https://open.spotify.com/show/1RxufTkYJyI6qn8e2n0qes?si=d118d027ff044b43 (Spotify)
    Charity: https://corecreek.com/ (Core Creek Community Church)
    Donation: https://corecreek.com/give (Link)
    Social Links
    · https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnstange/ (LinkedIn)
    · https://twitter.com/pastorstange (Twitter)
    · https://www.facebook.com/author.john.stange (Facebook)
    · https://www.instagram.com/pastorjohnstange/ (Instagram)
    Thanks for Listening!
    Be sure to subscribe onhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/causecasts/id1398644299?mt=2 ( Apple),https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2ZlZWRzLnBvZGlhbnQuY28vY2F1c2VjYXN0cy9yc3MueG1s ( Google),https://open.spotify.com/show/3hmQQrfFDPznEqEAEeRVm8 ( Spotify), https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/67ea3876-ad03-4d6f-814c-c5395544f5c6/Causepods?ref=dm_wcp_podcast_link_th (Amazon), 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 – https://www.facebook.com/MathewPassy (Facebook) |https://twitter.com/MathewPassy ( Twitter) |https://www.instagram.com/mathewpassy/ ( Instagram) |https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathewpassy/ ( LinkedIn)
    For help, resources, and community support, please join thehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/causepods ( Causepods Facebook Group) 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 schedulehttps://bookme.name/thepodcastconsultant/lite/causecast-podcast-booking ( your chat here).

    • 18 min
    A Short Podcast With Big Impact With Carey Green

    A Short Podcast With Big Impact With Carey Green

    Have you ever considered a daily podcast?
    It’s a podcast category that is often overlooked because of what seems like too much work. But, under the right circumstance, it can be the perfect tool to provide short, daily value to a demographic you want to reach. Made famous by John Lee Dumas with Entrepreneurs on Fire, it ushered in proof that it can be done and successful.
    Our guest today Carey Green has shown that it can succeed in a category that often seems saturated, like religion and faith. Morning Mindset Daily Christian Devotional is an excellent niche carved out with a unique value proposition.
    Key Topics:
    How did faith get combined into podcasting (1:20)
    What did the competition look like when the Podcast launched (2:00)
    How are the six-minute episodes structured (2:44)
    What is the big takeaway from producing your Podcast (3:57)
    What does the scheduling look like for a daily podcast (5:31)
    What have you done to grow the Podcast (6:18)
    Who do you think about when you talk into the microphone for the audience (7:40)
    When it comes to Video, how does it fit into Podcast (8:38)
    What makes Not A Needy Person the charity of choice (11:06)

    Website link: https://careygreen.com/ (https://careygreen.com/)
    Podcast Links:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/bb/podcast/morning-mindset-daily-christian-devotional/id1322666339 (Apple)
    https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9sYmNtb3JuaW5nbWluZHNldC5saWJzeW4uY29tL3Jzcw (Google)
    https://open.spotify.com/show/6wDdNDw7O4lVJy9HeWnxY8?si=1eab84a7875a46ad (Spotify)

    Charity: Not A Needy Person (https://careygreen.com/notaneedyperson/ (website))
    Donation: https://careygreen.com/notaneedyperson/ (Link)
    Social Links
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/careyngreen/ (LinkedIn)
    https://twitter.com/careyngreen (Twitter)
    https://www.facebook.com/MorningMindsetDevotional/ (Facebook)
    https://www.instagram.com/careyngreen/?hl=en (Instagram)

    Thanks for Listening!
    Be sure to subscribe onhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/causecasts/id1398644299?mt=2%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank ( Apple),https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2ZlZWRzLnBvZGlhbnQuY28vY2F1c2VjYXN0cy9yc3MueG1s%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank ( Google),https://open.spotify.com/show/3hmQQrfFDPznEqEAEeRVm8%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank ( Spotify), https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/67ea3876-ad03-4d6f-814c-c5395544f5c6/Causepods?ref=dm_wcp_podcast_link_th%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank (Amazon), 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 – https://www.facebook.com/MathewPassy%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank (Facebook) |https://twitter.com/MathewPassy%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank ( Twitter) |https://www.instagram.com/mathewpassy/%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank ( Instagram) |https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathewpassy/%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank ( LinkedIn)
    For help, resources, and community support, please join thehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/causepods%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank ( Causepods Facebook Group) 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 schedulehttps://bookme.name/thepodcastconsultant/lite/causecast-podcast-booking%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank ( your chat here).

    • 19 min
    Rare Diseases with Kristine Hoestermann of the Because We Re Strong Podcast

    Rare Diseases with Kristine Hoestermann of the Because We Re Strong Podcast

    What would it feel like not knowing?
    For most of our life, we always get to know what's wrong, how to fix it, and what comes next. As we hear today, that is not always the case when it comes to diseases and for many people, they live life, not knowing what's wrong or how long they have.
    Our guest Kristine opens up about her story of feeling alone and a passion that came from it to find things in common within the rare disease community to help people feel they are not alone.
    Key Topics:
    · What is the purpose of the Because We Are Strong podcast (0:58)
    · The backstory leading up to why a podcast like this was needed (1:46)
    · Dealing with life, without a diagnosis (3:00)
    · How common is it to live with a disease and not know what's wrong (4:00)
    · What made podcasting the best medium for this cause (6:30)
    · What is missing in the podcast landscape that would have helped get started (7:30)
    · What has been the impact of the podcast (9:37)
    · If you just got started today, what did you need to know (11:00)
    · Dealing with guess pitching (13:00)
    · How did the RARE apparel clothing company fit into the strategy (15:49)
    Website link: http://bwspod.com/ (Bwspod.com)
    Podcast Links:
    · https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/because-we-are-strong/id1530703166 (Apple)
    · https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMzAyNDg3LnJzcw== (Google)
    · https://open.spotify.com/show/1VBL2fID9oYf9fwBx2mi3t (Spotify)
    Charity: Find Your RARE (https://findyourrare.com/ (website))
    Donation: https://findyourrare.com/pages/ourstory (Link)
    Social Links
    · https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristine-hoestermann-82139a1a2/ (LinkedIn)
    · https://twitter.com/findyourrare (Twitter)
    · https://facebook.com/findyourrare (Facebook)
    · https://redirect.viglink.com/?format=goandjsonp=vglnk_163607898229012andkey=9c32f909009f012c8e816fdd1f242ef2andlibId=kvlr5370010397pu000DLh57xttkwjutiandloc=https%3A%2F%2Ffindyourrare.com%2Fandv=1andopt=trueandout=https%3A%2F%2Finstagram.com%2Ffindyourrareandtitle=RARE.andtxt=%0A%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%0A%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20Instagram%0A%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20 (Instagram)
    Thanks for Listening!
    Be sure to subscribe onhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/causecasts/id1398644299?mt=2 ( Apple),https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2ZlZWRzLnBvZGlhbnQuY28vY2F1c2VjYXN0cy9yc3MueG1s ( Google),https://open.spotify.com/show/3hmQQrfFDPznEqEAEeRVm8 ( Spotify), https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/67ea3876-ad03-4d6f-814c-c5395544f5c6/Causepods?ref=dm_wcp_podcast_link_th (Amazon), 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 – https://www.facebook.com/MathewPassy (Facebook) |https://twitter.com/MathewPassy ( Twitter) |https://www.instagram.com/mathewpassy/ ( Instagram) |https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathewpassy/ ( LinkedIn)
    For help, resources, and community support, please join thehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/causepods ( Causepods Facebook Group) 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 schedulehttps://bookme.name/thepodcastconsultant/lite/causecast-podcast-booking ( your chat here).

    • 20 min
    Finding Purpose with Mike Graglia of the SYNGAP10 Podcast

    Finding Purpose with Mike Graglia of the SYNGAP10 Podcast

    Purpose can come from anywhere.
    We often think of purpose as something that comes from something you love, but more often than not, purpose comes from the hard things in life. For example, today we are talking with Mike Graglia, who found a purpose through the struggle of being a child's parent with SYNGAP1. A rare disease where a specific protein is not created that is essential for nerve growth. It is so rare that it wasn't recognized in humans until 2009.
    Mike knew that information would be the key to advancing his and the medical community's understanding of this disease. So he started the non-profit SynGAP Research Fund to advance the research and treatments available for people with SynGAP1. His podcast, the SYNGAP10, is that purpose coming to life in a big way by providing listeners with the latest news each week in the community.
    Key Topics:
    · How did SYNGAP1 become a part of your life (1:06)
    · What are some issues with diagnosing the disease (2:42)
    · What challenges did Mike have starting a non-profit (4:20)
    · What has been some of the early impacts that foundation as had (6:33)
    · How did adding a podcast become the right next step for the foundation (8:54)
    · In what ways do you see the current structure of the podcast evolving (14:57)
    · Deciding if a daily briefing podcast is a right fit for your cause (16:06)
    Website: https://www.syngapresearchfund.org/syngap10-podcast (Link)
    Podcast Links:
    · https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/syngap10-weekly-10-minute-updates-on-syngap1-video/id1560389818 (Apple)
    · https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy81NDhhMTUwYy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw (Google)
    · https://open.spotify.com/show/2qhQwMqDjflUAboaLoXjpi?si=e5a47796d4b942d5 (Spotify)
    Charity: SynGAP Research Fund (https://www.syngapresearchfund.org/ (website))
    Donation: https://www.syngapresearchfund.org/donate/donate (link)
    Social Links
    · https://www.linkedin.com/company/curesyngap1/ (LinkedIn)
    · https://twitter.com/cureSYNGAP1 (Twitter)
    · https://www.facebook.com/cureSYNGAP1 (Facebook)
    · https://www.instagram.com/curesyngap1/ (Instagram)
    · https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtnPWPpqouMA_1UGOyu4W6A?sub_confirmation=1 (YouTube)
    Thanks for Listening!
    Be sure to subscribe onhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/causecasts/id1398644299?mt=2 ( Apple),https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2ZlZWRzLnBvZGlhbnQuY28vY2F1c2VjYXN0cy9yc3MueG1s ( Google),https://open.spotify.com/show/3hmQQrfFDPznEqEAEeRVm8 ( Spotify), https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/67ea3876-ad03-4d6f-814c-c5395544f5c6/Causepods?ref=dm_wcp_podcast_link_th (Amazon), 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 – https://www.facebook.com/MathewPassy (Facebook) |https://twitter.com/MathewPassy ( Twitter) |https://www.instagram.com/mathewpassy/ ( Instagram) |https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathewpassy/ ( LinkedIn)
    For help, resources, and community support, please join thehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/causepods ( Causepods Facebook Group) 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 schedulehttps://bookme.name/thepodcastconsultant/lite/causecast-podcast-booking ( your chat here).

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Jazblade ,

Mathew is a pro and consultant for a reason

Well done, listened to 2 episodes straight away.

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.

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