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Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller is about how women rise up, social change and the quest for equality, featuring in-depth conversations with women taking charge and leading change. Every episode offers stories, inspiration and actions you can apply to your own life. Take action with our Toolkit episodes and uncover hidden sexism with our Feminist Detective segments. From KALW 91.7FM in San Francisco and PRX. inflectionpointradio.org

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Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller is about how women rise up, social change and the quest for equality, featuring in-depth conversations with women taking charge and leading change. Every episode offers stories, inspiration and actions you can apply to your own life. Take action with our Toolkit episodes and uncover hidden sexism with our Feminist Detective segments. From KALW 91.7FM in San Francisco and PRX. inflectionpointradio.org

    How Actor Amber Tamblyn Created Her Own Role: Feminist Activist

    How Actor Amber Tamblyn Created Her Own Role: Feminist Activist

    In this episode we’ll hear how Amber Tamblyn went from being an actress to being an activist--defining her own role in the feminist movement--and how we can all play a role in leading change.  Amber's  book is called "Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution." It's part memoir, part manifesto, part call to action. We sat down together in San Francisco while she was in town as part of the release of her book in paperback.

    Back in 2017, Amber wrote an OpEd for the NYTimes, called "I'm Done With Not Being Believed" in which she tells what happened when a well-known actor almost as old as her dad tried to pick her up when she was 16, and then called her a liar when she outed him on Twitter. This was before the Weinstein revelations, before the #MeToo movement caught fire and before Times Up, which Amber went on to co-found.


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    How Seane Corn Brings the Principles of Yoga into Activism

    How Seane Corn Brings the Principles of Yoga into Activism

    Seane Corn helps people who are committed to social change understand that to dismantle the systems that create oppression, you've got to dismantle the systems that exist within yourself. This world-renowned yoga instructor, activist and author of "Revolution of the Soul" shares how to dismantle those systems and learn where we can each be most of service for a better world.

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    And when you’re done, come on over to The Inflection Point Society, our Facebook group of everyday activists who seek to make extraordinary change through small, daily actions.

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    How A'shanti Gholar is Getting More Women of Color in Office

    How A'shanti Gholar is Getting More Women of Color in Office

    A’shanti Gholar is the founder of the Brown Girl's Guide to Politics and the national political director for Emerge America--a national organization devoted to getting more Democratic women into office. You'll hear how A’shanti went from watching CSPAN as a kid, with her mom, to working for President Barack Obama, the DNC and the NAACP before joining Emerge America. And she'll share what it's going to take to get more women of color elected to office.

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    • 51 min
    Feminist Detective: The Case of the Unfunny Women

    Feminist Detective: The Case of the Unfunny Women

    A new scientific study shows that men are funnier than women. In this Feminist Detective segment, special guest, author and journalist, Ruth Whippman and Lauren get to the bottom of this finding and seize the means of humor production!

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    Gail Collins and the Adventures of Older Women in American History

    Gail Collins and the Adventures of Older Women in American History

    Jane Fonda. Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Nancy Pelosi. Elizabeth Warren. Maxine Waters. Are "older" women taking over? By 2034 there will be more people 65 and older than there are people under 18. And by and large, women are outliving men. So what might all these older women mean in terms of a possible power shift, historically speaking? Listen to my conversation with Gail Collins, New York Times columnist and the author of the new book, “No Stopping Us Now. The Adventures of Older Women in American History” We explore how attitudes toward older women have shifted in America over the centuries – from the Plymouth Colony view that women were marriageable if "civil and under fifty years of age," to quiet dismissal of post-reproductive females, to women’s role as perpetual caretaker (even when she might need caretaking herself), to the first female nominee for president.

    Lauren spoke with Gail on stage for the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco in October of 2019. Support our production with a tax deductible contribution at inflectionpointradio.org/contribute. Thank you!

    • 50 min
    How To Make America a Democracy Again - Dan Pfeiffer

    How To Make America a Democracy Again - Dan Pfeiffer

    Dan Pfeiffer, co-host of Pod Save America, former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama and author of the book, "Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter and Trump", shares how he got into politics and what it's going to take to get America out of the political plight we find ourselves in today. This conversation was recorded on stage, presented by Cal Performances at UC Berkeley.

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aghoffnagle ,

Feminist detective

What a great piece on apologizing! Love the next segments.

Stephanie Lepp ,

SO NECESSARY

These are the stories we need to hear right now! Both to celebrate how women are rising up, and to ENABLE women to rise up. Love the guests, and love Lauren's interview style. Start with the most recent, and go through the entire back catalog :)

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Yes! Love this show, none of that instgram yoga empowerment bs, real women doing real rising up, love this.

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