42 episodes

Travel with award-winning educator Michael Hernandez as he interviews innovation leaders and searches for answers about how to innovate in education and the workplace.

Change the Narrative Michael Hernandez

    • Education
    • 4.5 • 20 Ratings

Travel with award-winning educator Michael Hernandez as he interviews innovation leaders and searches for answers about how to innovate in education and the workplace.

    Shook: Satire, Illustrations, And The Power Of Editorial Cartooning Feat. Lalo Alcaraz (S3 E6)

    Shook: Satire, Illustrations, And The Power Of Editorial Cartooning Feat. Lalo Alcaraz (S3 E6)

    Sometimes words just don't cut it—especially when you’re making fun of the president. That’s where Lalo Alcaraz comes in. I sat down with the Pulitzer recognized, Herb Block-winning editorial cartoonist about visual storytelling, taking on corrupt politicians, taking heat from haters, and how working with Pixar got him accused of selling out. And: What happens when you call BS in a world of extremists and replacement theory nuts?

    • 47 min
    Reclaiming Your Story: Why Representation In TV & Film Matters Feat. Erick Galindo (S3 E5)

    Reclaiming Your Story: Why Representation In TV & Film Matters Feat. Erick Galindo (S3 E5)

    Whose story gets told and how do the stories we hear affect our understanding of the world and other people? What if we reclaimed the stories of our families and culture, and used story as a way to build empathy?

    In this episode, I talk with James Beard and Telly award-winning writer, director and producer, Erick Galindo, about his work at the New York Times and LA Taco, his podcasts WILD, and Idolo: The Ballad of Chalino Sanchez, and his upcoming TV show for CBS, Mexican Beverly Hills. Erick shares his ideas about what makes for a good story, and the importance of representation in media. (Don’t miss the part where we compare his true crime podcast to Rashomon!)

    • 49 min
    S3 E4 Who Owns A Story? Creative Commons CEO Catherine Stihler

    S3 E4 Who Owns A Story? Creative Commons CEO Catherine Stihler

    Throughout this season of the podcast I’ve been talking with storytellers about their craft, and the potential they have to make positive change in the world.  Now that we’re struggling to get access to reliable facts about COVID, climate change, and even our own history, it seems like it's time to change the narrative of how we develop knowledge, and ask ourselves: who owns a story and who gets access to them? In this episode, I talk with Catherine Stihler, CEO of Creative Commons, about the importance of open source resources, and developing licenses that allow for sharing of information while protecting the intellectual property of researchers, artists, and writers.

    • 45 min
    Crazy Good: Sonic Stories And The Art Of Curation Feat. LeRoy Downs (S3 E3)

    Crazy Good: Sonic Stories And The Art Of Curation Feat. LeRoy Downs (S3 E3)

    Maybe you made mix tapes in high school. Or maybe you make Spotify playlists for your boo. But what goes into curating a good musical story, and can it actually help us to think of ourselves and the world differently?

    In this episode, jazz advocate and KCRW DJ LeRoy Downs (AKA The Jazz Cat) shares secrets about how he performs for radio audiences around the world, how to balance the avant garde with popular taste, and how he crafts sonic stories that vibrate through our bodies and minds.

    • 51 min
    Anime, Parasites and Cameras: The Incredible True Story of a National Geographic Explorer. (S3 E2)

    Anime, Parasites and Cameras: The Incredible True Story of a National Geographic Explorer. (S3 E2)

    It's an easy career change to go from being a biologist to becoming a National Geographic photographer, right? Only if it involves your dad's camera, some anime episodes, and a few insect parasites...

    On this episode of Change the Narrative, we talk with National Geographic photographer, Anand Varma, who works at the intersection of art and science. What role do art, storytelling, wonder, and passion play in the scientific process? Hear his origin story about how he became a renowned photographer, where he finds inspiration for his work, and his tips on how to create visual stories that stop readers in their tracks.

    • 39 min
    Finding Ourselves Through Story. Feat. Micaela Blei (S3 E1)

    Finding Ourselves Through Story. Feat. Micaela Blei (S3 E1)

    These days, everyone calls themselves a storyteller: CEOs, marketing experts, even roller coaster designers... But what makes for a truly good story, and how can we use story to build community, process the world, and find our identities? It's a good thing we spoke with the former Director of Education at The Moth, Micaela Blei, because she helped us wrap our heads around it, and shared a few tips about crafting stories that can move your audience.

    Season Three is dedicated to our namesake subject--Narratives: the stories well tell ourselves, the stories we tell each other, and how narratives can be used to affect positive change in the world.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Ali27P ,

Excellent!

Fantastic narratives on pressing topics in an open and upfront discussion format. Not normally a podcast listener, but Change the Narrative is informative, encouraging, and thought-provoking. Worth a listen!

Bvphelps ,

Inspired to change my narrative

The topics and guests that Michael presents gives me some great ideas on how I can add more value to myself and my work. The episodes allow me to make my travel time to work more productive and energizing.

Bisitos ,

Reassuring and helpful

The podcasts are not a perfect fit for me because I’m a college professor, but the sentiments of the most recent episodes have been helpful.

We’re all trying to figure out how to get through this pandemic. But we’re also always trying to figure out how to improve and be open to change, even before all of this.

Thanks for making these perspectives available.

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