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COMING THIS MARCH, 2023! From the creator of Inflection Point: a five-part Women’s History Month mini-series, featuring inspiration and advice for a feminist future from trailblazers making change right now!  Grab a copy of our new book based on Inflection Point interviews called It’s a Good Day to Change the World at itsagooddaybook.com.

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

COMING THIS MARCH, 2023! From the creator of Inflection Point: a five-part Women’s History Month mini-series, featuring inspiration and advice for a feminist future from trailblazers making change right now!  Grab a copy of our new book based on Inflection Point interviews called It’s a Good Day to Change the World at itsagooddaybook.com.

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

    A Good Day to SHARE: Emily Ladau on how to break down barriers

    A Good Day to SHARE: Emily Ladau on how to break down barriers

    Today, we hear from Emily Ladau, a disability rights activist, about how to break down barriers. Emily Ladau has Larsen syndrome, a rare genetic joint and muscle disorder. She is on a mission to make progress for disability rights by sharing her own story and helping others do the same on their own terms. She's won a number of awards for her activism, and her first book is Demystifying Disability:What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally.

    This is episode 5 from a special segment for Women’s History Month about how we can build a more feminist future....and take care of ourselves and each other when the work is daunting. Find more trailblazers in our new book, It’s a Good Day to Change the World.

    • 6 min
    A Good Day to TRANSFORM: Senator Sarah McBride on how to advance equality

    A Good Day to TRANSFORM: Senator Sarah McBride on how to advance equality

    This episode we hear from Senator Sarah McBride about how to advance equality.

    Senator McBride became the highest-ranking openly trans official in the country in 2020 when she was elected to the Delaware state senate. But this wasn’t the first time she made history.

    In 2009, McBride was a junior at American University when she used her social media platform to come out as a trans woman. She says coming out was the most difficult thing she'd ever done and realized she wanted to play a larger role in creating an accepting world for more trans people. So, while still in college, she led the way in advocating for the adoption of Delaware’s first gender identity non-discrimination bill.

    This is episode 4 from a special segment for Women’s History Month about how we can build a more feminist future....and take care of ourselves and each other when the work is daunting. Find more trailblazers in our new book, It’s a Good Day to Change the World.

    • 6 min
    A Good Day to CREATE: Gloria Steinem on how to start a revolution

    A Good Day to CREATE: Gloria Steinem on how to start a revolution

    Today, we hear from Gloria Steinem about how to start a revolution. Through her speeches, books, documentary films, and the feminist organizations she’s founded, Gloria advocates for reproductive choice and ending violence against women and children. She cofounded the Ms. Foundation for Women, and the Women’s Media Center,among others. She was one of the founders of New York magazine and in 1972 she launched Ms., the first feminist magazine with national distribution.

    This is episode 3 from a special segment for Women’s History Month about how we can build a more feminist future....and take care of ourselves and each other when the work is daunting. Find more trailblazers in our new book, It’s a Good Day to Change the World.

    • 6 min
    A Good Day to PREPARE: Caroline Paul on training to be brave

    A Good Day to PREPARE: Caroline Paul on training to be brave

    Today, we hear from Caroline Paul about the importance of being brave. Caroline should know…She's climbed the Golden Gate Bridge, gotten into Guinness World Records for crawling and trained for the Olympic luge team. In 1989, Caroline was one of the first female firefighters in San Francisco—1 of 15 women out of a crew of 1,500. For thirteen years, every day on the job was an adventure. She published a memoir about her experience, and later wrote The Gutsy Girl and You Are Mighty, a practical guide for young activists.

    This is episode 2 from a special segment for Women’s History Month about how we can build a more feminist future....and take care of ourselves and each other when the work is daunting. Find more trailblazers in our new book, It’s a Good Day to Change the World.

    • 6 min
    A Good Day to IMAGINE: Isha Clarke on how to believe in your power

    A Good Day to IMAGINE: Isha Clarke on how to believe in your power

    Isha Clarke is a founding member of Youth vs. Apocalypse, an activist organization that organized the first-ever youth climate strike in San Francisco. Isha has been fighting for climate justice since junior high school. That's when they spoke out against a coal terminal slated to be built in their hometown of Oakland, CA. A few years later they confronted senator Dianne Feinstein about the Green New Deal in a video that went viral.

    Isha believes we all have the power to reverse the climate crisis.

    This is episode 1 from a special segment for Women’s History Month about how we can build a more feminist future....and take care of ourselves and each other when the work is daunting. Find more trailblazers in our new book, It’s a Good Day to Change the World.

    • 6 min
    It's a Good Day to Change the World - Introducing a new book and miniseries

    It's a Good Day to Change the World - Introducing a new book and miniseries

    Great news! We have a new book coming out based on Inflection Point interviews, called It’s a Good Day to Change the World! To give you a peek inside every Tuesday, throughout Women’s History Month, we’re bringing you a special short segment we produced with KALW San Francisco about how we can build a more feminist future–and take care of ourselves and each other along the way. You’ll hear inspiring firsthand stories and get practical tools from trailblazers for how to create an equal, just and joyful world. First episode airs on February 28th.

    Lauren Schiller and co-author Hadley Dynak will be at bookstores around the Bay Area and in Park City, NYC and Milwaukee throughout March. Learn more, find an event near you, and get the book at itsagooddaybook.com.

    Thank you to our Bay Area launch sponsors:

    Donkey & Goat Winery - A woman made winery and Berkeley, CA’s first natural winery

    Hello!Lucky

    Almanac Beer

    Slanted Door

    • 2 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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