Culture Shift Podcast, a project of Culture Shift Agency (www.cultureshiftagency.com), interviews thinkers, activists, innovators, and artists, who defy the status quo through bold, systems-oriented, creative work in all kinds of fields. We hope to inspire listeners to be critical, engaged, and thoughtful in their own lives and to further the intellectual understanding of the culture we live in and ways we can wake up to and change the stagnate thinking that permeates our lives and wraps around us like an invisible cloak.
Dr. Baz Dreisinger: What Is Prison Really For?
Dr. Baz Dreisinger, author, activist, professor at John Jay College, and founder of Incarceration Nations Network joins us to talk about the role of prison in serving justice and the greater society.
Our current system, based on punishment and revenge, serves neither those imprisoned nor society as a whole. Dr. Dreisinger holds out hope for a more just, humane approach that confronts systemic inequality, racism, and other underlying issues perpetuated in our capitalist system of mass incarceration.
Sara Jolena Wolcott: The Real Origin Story of Climate Change
Sara Jolena Wolcott's quest to understand the deep roots of climate change led her on a global odyssey from sustainable international development to becoming a traveling musician in India where she recognized arts and spirituality as key forces in crafting regenerative cultures to originating the story of climate change within the historical context of colonization
Join host Martha Williams as she talks with Sara about the power of origin story and its role in finding lasting solutions to climate change.
Dr. Gail Christopher: Healing Racism, the Taproot of America
Join host Martha Williams as she talks with Dr. Gail Christopher, the visionary for and architect of the Truth Racial Healing and Transformation effort for America, launched in 2017 by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and several other foundations.
Racial Healing "is not anti-racism work. The focus of racial healing is really on eradicating the fallacy of a hierarchy of human value and replacing it with a deep sense of our inner connection as human beings." – Dr. Gail Christopher
Challenging The Culture of Gender Inequality with Michelle P. King
Join host Martha Williams as she talks with author of The Fix and Director of Inclusion at Netflix, Michelle P. King, who, after sixteen years working with major Fortune 500 companies as a gender equality expert, she realized one simple truth — the tired advice of fixing women doesn’t fix anything because it's our workplace CULTURE that holds inequality in place.
Rethinking Gender Through Embodiment with Ava Pipitone
Join host Martha Williams as she talks with Ava Pipitone, social entrepreneur (HostHome, Suyana) and futurist, about how Ava's journey to finding true embodiment has led them on a quest to re-think gender personally and societally.
Ava is an entrepreneur, futurist, and friend. They seek to embody peaceful evolution through completely hacking and redesigning their physical body, psychology, and ideology to integrate our new norm of constant adaptation.
What is Gender Reconciliation? with Cynthia Brix & Will Keepin
All genders all over the world have been wounded by gender imbalance.
Join host Martha Williams as she talks with the founders of Gender Equity and Reconciliation International (GERI) about the importance of healing the gender divide and understanding the cultural context for why this work matters, men, women, and the entire gender spectrum.
Thank You for the thought-provoking interview that has my mind reaching and questing. Through real conversations like this people will discover positive, different, and productive ways to resolve challenging personal and global dilemmas.