48 episodes

A podcast about inequality. We reimagine our economy one conversation at a time with activists, thinkers and politicians across the world. Brought to you by Liz, Max, Nabil and Nadia.
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EQUALS: Reimagining Our Economy The Inequality Podcast

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    • 4.8 • 18 Ratings

A podcast about inequality. We reimagine our economy one conversation at a time with activists, thinkers and politicians across the world. Brought to you by Liz, Max, Nabil and Nadia.
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    COST OF LIVING STORIES ACROSS THE GLOBE – from Lumbadzi, London and Cape Town

    COST OF LIVING STORIES ACROSS THE GLOBE – from Lumbadzi, London and Cape Town

    We speak to three people reckoning with today’s massive cost of living crisis – with stories from Malawi, the United Kingdom and South Africa. Max speaks with Nellie Kumambala, a secondary school teacher in Lumbadzi, Malawi, and Walter, a security guard in London, United Kingdom. Nabil speaks with Wafaa Abdurahman, the National Coordinator, Fight Inequality Alliance South Africa.
    Different countries, same story. People are suffering. They’re ready to act. What are their solutions?
    Make sure you share the podcast on social media and leave a review! We’re at @EQUALShope on Twitter.
    The views expressed on episodes do not necessarily represent the views of the podcast and its producers.
    Women picking fruits: Photo by Brett Sayles

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    • 31 min
    INFLATION: THE UNTOLD STORY – with Lindsay Owens and Irit Tamir

    INFLATION: THE UNTOLD STORY – with Lindsay Owens and Irit Tamir

    EQUALS is back! We're asking: What has *really* been happening in the board rooms of multinational companies? And what's that got to do with today's cost-of-living crisis being felt across the globe?
    This new season on EQUALS we’ll focus on the crisis, bringing stories and solutions from across the globe.
    Nabil and Nadia speak with Dr. Lindsay Owens and Irit Tamir. Lindsay is the Executive Director at the Groundwork Collaborative, formerly Economic Policy Advisor to Senator Elizabeth Warren and taught domestic poverty and inequality at Georgetown University. Irit is Oxfam America's Director of Private Sector Department. She is focused on working with companies to ensure that their business practices result in positive social and environmental impacts for vulnerable communities throughout the world.
    Make sure you share the podcast on social media and leave a review! We’re at @EQUALShope on Twitter. 
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    • 32 min
    “FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE, GET PREPARED!” – With Helen Clark, Former PM of New Zealand

    “FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE, GET PREPARED!” – With Helen Clark, Former PM of New Zealand

    Nadia and Nabil welcome former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark on the EQUALS podcast for a special episode.
    The IMF, World Bank and the G20 all are meeting this week. The world is facing multiple crises that are converging from the COVID-19 pandemic to the Ukraine crisis, to soaring food and fuel prices.
    Two years into the pandemic, we ask PM Clark what governments should have done to respond to the pandemic; what still needs to happen; and how to prevent future crises. And could we have ended the pandemic if we had more women leaders today?
    Helen Clark is a member of Club de Madrid, the world’s largest forum of democratic former Presidents and Prime Ministers, and a Commissioner to its ground-breaking Global Commission on Democracy and Emergencies. She was also appointed by the WHO to co-Chair the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response.
    Please share the podcast and leave a review! We’re @EQUALShope on Twitter. For more on the PVA, check out @peoplesvaccine

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    • 32 min
    IT’S A WRAP ON SEASON 4!

    IT’S A WRAP ON SEASON 4!

    It’s a wrap on Season 4 of EQUALS! Liz, Max, Nabil and Nadia reflect on the season, and on 2 years since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    We talk race, inequality, political power, access to justice, and we discuss campaigning for a People’s Vaccine.
    14 episodes in, which ones stand out for us and why?
    Make sure you share the podcast on social media and leave a review! We’re at @EQUALShope on Twitter. For more information about the people’s vaccine movement check out @peoplesvaccine.
    If you’re joining us on EQUALS for the first time, tune in to our earlier interviews – from talking with the award-winning journalist Gary Younge on what we can learn from Martin Luther King Jr to fight inequality, to rebel feminist economist Jayati Ghosh, best-selling author Anand Giridharadas on whether we need billionaires, and the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Kristalina Georgieva on what communism has to do with today’s pandemic. 

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    • 11 min
    WILL CHILE'S NEW 36-YEAR-OLD PRESIDENT BURY NEOLIBERALISM? - with Noam Titelman (and Ana Arendar)

    WILL CHILE'S NEW 36-YEAR-OLD PRESIDENT BURY NEOLIBERALISM? - with Noam Titelman (and Ana Arendar)

    In a few days, a 36-year-old former student leader who wants to fight inequality will become the President of Chile. He says, “If Chile was the cradle of neoliberalism, it will also be its grave”.
    We find out about what President-elect Gabriel Boric wants to do, and about the movement of young people whose protests have swung the pendulum of power in Chile.
    We take a trip to 1973 to the birth of neoliberalism – the economic ideology that would go on to spread across the world – under military dictatorship.
    And we ask if this is part of a wider progressive wave across Latin America.
    Co-hosts Nadia and Nabil are joined by two amazing guests for this fascinating conversation.
    Noam Titelman played a vital part in the Chilean youth movement as an activist, was the spokesperson of national university students' confederation (CONFECH), and was a founding member of the Broad Front (Frente Amplio) Chilean political coalition established by former student activists. Currently he's a PhD researcher in the London School of Economics and Political Science.
    We also speak to Ana Caistor Arendar who is campaigns lead at Progressive International, which unites, organizes, and mobilizes progressive forces around the world. She was formerly a journalist in Latin America before going on to become an expert, activist and advocate on inequality on the continent and worldwide.
    Make sure you share the podcast on social media and leave a review! We’re at @EQUALShope on Twitter. For more information about the people’s vaccine movement check out @peoplesvaccine.
    If you’re joining us on EQUALS for the first time, tune in to our earlier interviews – from talking with the award-winning journalist Gary Younge on what we can learn from Martin Luther King Jr to fight inequality, to rebel feminist economist Jayati Ghosh, best-selling author Anand Giridharadas on whether we need billionaires, and the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Kristalina Georgieva on what communism has to do with today’s pandemic. 

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    • 34 min
    FORMER UK PM GORDON BROWN ON THE EXTRAORDINARY COVID RESPONSE WE NEED

    FORMER UK PM GORDON BROWN ON THE EXTRAORDINARY COVID RESPONSE WE NEED

    Max and Nabil welcome former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown on the Oxfam EQUALS podcast for an incisive interview.
    The pandemic is far from over. Vaccine inequality rages on. We ask Gordon what he would do if he was leading the G20 today – and how to rally the world’s leaders to act, as he did in response to the global financial crash.
    Gordon Brown is the World Health Organization’s Ambassador for Global Health Financing, and a member of Club de Madrid forum – the world’s largest forum of democratic former Presidents and Prime Ministers.
    Make sure you share the podcast on social media and leave a review! We’re at @EQUALShope on Twitter. For more information about the people’s vaccine movement check out @peoplesvaccine.
    If you’re joining us on EQUALS for the first time, tune in to our earlier interviews – from talking with the award-winning journalist Gary Younge on what we can learn from Martin Luther King Jr to fight inequality, to rebel feminist economist Jayati Ghosh, best-selling author Anand Giridharadas on whether we need billionaires, and the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Kristalina Georgieva on what communism has to do with today’s pandemic.
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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Michael_R_G ,

Must listen for anyone interested in building a more equal world

An excellent podcast for those new to the struggle for global justice and veterans alike. Not just a polemic about global inequality, but a deep and accessible exploration of why the system is the way it is and what we can do to fix it — subjects ranging from tax havens to the labor movement to global vaccine equity.

TMT-DC ,

Excellent interview

Prof. Darrick Hamilton was amazingly clear in his explanations.

LenaJones77 ,

Brilliant

Keep up the incredible work!! Love your female co-host. I just wish the sound quality was slightly better on Winnie’s interviews

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