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Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller is one of the only nationally syndicated radio shows and one of the first podcasts ever dedicated exclusively to featuring conversations with women about how we build power, what we do with it when we have it, and what still stands in our way.

In every episode you’ll hear incredible stories from activists, entrepreneurs, and authority-busters about how they build power and lead change for an equal, just, and joy-filled world. You’ll come away from every conversation with context, hope and inspiration. Plus, you’ll get expert advice and the tools you need to take action on the issues that matter to you–at home, at work and in the world. Produced in partnership with KALW 91.7FM in San Francisco and PRX. inflectionpointradio.org

Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 92 Ratings

Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller is one of the only nationally syndicated radio shows and one of the first podcasts ever dedicated exclusively to featuring conversations with women about how we build power, what we do with it when we have it, and what still stands in our way.

In every episode you’ll hear incredible stories from activists, entrepreneurs, and authority-busters about how they build power and lead change for an equal, just, and joy-filled world. You’ll come away from every conversation with context, hope and inspiration. Plus, you’ll get expert advice and the tools you need to take action on the issues that matter to you–at home, at work and in the world. Produced in partnership with KALW 91.7FM in San Francisco and PRX. inflectionpointradio.org

    Dear Listeners, Supporters, and Friends

    Dear Listeners, Supporters, and Friends

    On Inflection Point, we’ve documented the changes for women between two major milestones here in the US: From right before we thought we’d see our first woman President with Hillary Clinton, to today, when we might see our first VP woman of color, with Kamala Harris.

    Inflection Point is one of the only nationally syndicated radio shows and one of the first podcasts ever dedicated exclusively to featuring conversations with women about how we build power, what we do with it when we have it, and what still stands in our way. This August, we’re making a change too. Listen to find out more or go to our website for the transcript.

    Watch the video with photos!

    In Love and Action,

    Lauren

    • 4 min
    "So You Want To Talk About Race" author, Ijeoma Oluo

    "So You Want To Talk About Race" author, Ijeoma Oluo

    An awkward conversation with her white mother about “good white people” inspired Ijeoma Oluo to take on the unenviable task of writing one of the most user-friendly books on race of our time: “So You Want To Talk About Race.” In plain language, Ijeoma has confronted deeply uncomfortable questions surrounding racial injustice from the school-to-prison pipeline to the Black Lives Matter movement to white feminism and intersectionality.

    In our conversation recorded in 2018, Ijeoma wakes me up to the fact that solidarity between all women cannot happen until white cis women hold themselves accountable to the ways they have benefitted from systems of oppression. Most importantly, Ijeoma offers practical, everyday actions that you can do today to help dismantle the system of racism.

    • 42 min
    Feminist Detective: The Case of Body Positivity - with Ruth Whippman

    Feminist Detective: The Case of Body Positivity - with Ruth Whippman

    Is the body positivity movement a good thing or a bad thing in the quest for equality? Ruth Whippman joins Lauren to uncover the debate.

    Support our production with a monthly or one-time donation.

    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.

    • 9 min
    A Conversation To Do the Dishes By - Eve Rodsky, author of "Fair Play" returns!

    A Conversation To Do the Dishes By - Eve Rodsky, author of "Fair Play" returns!

    Could the Covid-19 pandemic be the inflection point that marks the end of the gendered division of labor at home? Now that we are all tethered to our homes, you may be doing more laundry,
    dishes, cooking, cleaning (did I say dishes?), nose wiping, bottom wiping and emotionally tending to your kids and teens. So it seems super timely for us to talk to the woman who has emerged as a leader in the movement to end the gendered division of labor at home and how to divvy up that labor as equitably as possible.

    Eve Rodsky has spent almost a decade surveying women and men about who does what at home to understand how and why we divide up labor along gender lines--and how to shift it--she’s talked with Economists, Psychologists, Historians, Neurologists and more.

    And she wrote a book that details exactly how to divide and conquer with your partner, the unending duties at home. It’s called "Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution For When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life
    to Live)".

    If you’ve been listening to Inflection Point, you may have also caught my conversation with Eve at INFORUM last year. I wanted to hear how her system is working in the Covid-19 world.

    We spoke live (on Zoom, of course) for The Battery in San Francisco about how to make changes that are a win for everyone in your home and in society.

    • 51 min
    How To Get Through The Worst, Together--Dr Kelsey Crowe

    How To Get Through The Worst, Together--Dr Kelsey Crowe

    I think we can all agree, it’s been a rough spring with COVID-19 taking over our lives. You may know someone who’s sick, or who’s lost a loved one or their livelihood, or any number of awful things. But as this all goes down, we don’t always know what to say, or do, for someone who’s hurting, let alone asking for the help we might need ourselves. My guest Kelsey Crowe wrote a book, “There is No Good Card For This. What to Say and Do When Life is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to the People You Love” and founded a whole community called Help Each Other Out, to help us help each other. We spoke in 2017 and I thought we could all use a bit of what she calls “whiskey for the wounded.”

    Support our production with a monthly or one-time contribution!

    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.

    • 50 min
    "Surround yourself with people who believe in you" - Solo Swimmer Kim Chambers

    "Surround yourself with people who believe in you" - Solo Swimmer Kim Chambers

    Marathon Swimming Hall of Famer Kim Chambers is only the sixth person ever to complete the Ocean’s Seven challenge... solo. That's seven open water channel swims. Think summiting Mount Everest in a bathing suit x 7... hours upon hours upon hours of swimming in critter-filled, often quite cold water. Kim is also the first and only woman in the world to solo swim the 30 miles of shark inhabited waters from the Farallon islands to the golden gate of San Francisco. We spoke at the kickoff of Women’s History Month at The Battery in San Francisco (right before everything shut down!) about taking risks, jellyfish and body image--as well as how important having a team who believes in you is for "individual" success.

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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

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 :)

StarryNightQ ,

MTNBBLE

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

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