34 episodes

Journalist, author, and activist Marianne Schnall has been in conversation with some of the most iconic luminaries of our time. The ShiftMakers Podcast brings us on an epic journey that highlights the exclusive insights of various celebrities, thought leaders, and movement makers as they share guidance on how to be an authentic changemaker today. Ultimately, we uncover what it will take to make a positive difference in the world.
In our special third season of ShiftMakers, presented by Tandem, Marianne shares her new conversations with visionary leaders and wisdom from her archives in a season-long exploration of what a gender-equal world could look like and what work we can all do to get us there.
For more information about Marianne Schnall, please visit MarianneSchnall.com
For more information about Tandem, please visit tandemequality.org

ShiftMakers Marianne Schnall

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 7 Ratings

Journalist, author, and activist Marianne Schnall has been in conversation with some of the most iconic luminaries of our time. The ShiftMakers Podcast brings us on an epic journey that highlights the exclusive insights of various celebrities, thought leaders, and movement makers as they share guidance on how to be an authentic changemaker today. Ultimately, we uncover what it will take to make a positive difference in the world.
In our special third season of ShiftMakers, presented by Tandem, Marianne shares her new conversations with visionary leaders and wisdom from her archives in a season-long exploration of what a gender-equal world could look like and what work we can all do to get us there.
For more information about Marianne Schnall, please visit MarianneSchnall.com
For more information about Tandem, please visit tandemequality.org

    Kimberlé Crenshaw - Full Interview

    Kimberlé Crenshaw - Full Interview

    Listen to host Marianne Schnall’s full conversation about advancing racial justice with civil rights activist and law professor Kimberlé Crenshaw. Crenshaw discusses the #SayHerName movement (3:35) and book (9:24)—which she created with the African American Policy Forum to uplift the often invisible names and stories of Black women and girls who have been subject to racialized police violence—the origins, meaning, and importance of two terms she coined, “intersectionality” (22:55) and Critical Race Theory (27:19), what support Black women leaders need (33:39), her visions for a more equal world (31:25), and much more.

    For more information about Marianne Schnall, please visit MarianneSchnall.com 
    For more information about Kimberlé Crenshaw and her work, visit aapf.org
    For more information about Tandem please visit tandemequality.org
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    • 46 min
    Racial Justice In a Gender Equal World

    Racial Justice In a Gender Equal World

    Recognizing that we cannot achieve gender equality without also advancing racial equality, host Marianne Schnall has devoted this episode to looking at the intersection of gender and race and exploring how we can move the needle on both. Beginning with archival wisdom from her interviews with Black women thought leaders —Anita Hill, Maya Angelou, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and others—who offer their perspectives on both anti-Black racism specifically, as well as equality for all marginalized communities, Schnall then shares her conversation with esteemed civil rights activist and law professor Kimberlé Crenshaw who discusses two key terms she coined, “intersectionality” (14:10) and Critical Race Theory (18:14), the importance of uplifting Black women’s stories (25:50), her calls to action for creating a more equal world (28:30), and much more.

    For more information about Marianne Schnall, please visit MarianneSchnall.com 
    For more information about Kimberlé Crenshaw and her work, visit aapf.org
    For more information about Tandem please visit tandemequality.org
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    • 33 min
    Natalie Merchant - Full Interview

    Natalie Merchant - Full Interview

    In this episode, listeners can hear Marianne's full conversation with award-winning singer/songwriter Natalie Merchant. In their poignant, in-depth conversation they discuss the power of art and music not only as vehicles for personal expression and healing but also as means to help inspire others and create unity and community. Merchant talks about her latest album Keep Your Courage, including her new song “Sister Tilly” (5:00), how she uses her music as a platform to amplify activism and uplift social causes, (20:53) her evolution as an artist (27:42), her hopes for what her music can bring to the world (33:43), and much more.
    To learn more about Natalie Merchant's activism and body of work including her new album Keep Your Courage and her touring schedule please visit: nataliemerchant.com
    For more information about Marianne Schnall, please visit MarianneSchnall.com 
    For more information about Tandem, please visit tandemequality.org
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    • 46 min
    Liberation Through Art In A Gender Equal World

    Liberation Through Art In A Gender Equal World

    Host Marianne Schnall continues a season-long exploration of visions for a gender-equal world by delving into the power of artistic expression and its potential to create meaningful change. Beginning with wisdom from her archives, Marianne shares insights from Melissa Etheridge, Maya Angelou, Amy Poehler, and several other renowned women artists. Marianne then shares highlights from a recent conversation she had with award-winning singer/songwriter Natalie Merchant, followed by a conversation with singer Teneia Sanders and drummer/comedian Rita Brent. Listeners will hear insights on how art can help shift culture and raise awareness about important social issues (10:51), turn pain into power (27:00), and unify humanity (12:50).
    To learn more about Natalie Merchant's activism and body of work including her new album Keep Your Courage and her touring schedule please visit: nataliemerchant.com
    The song “Our Rebellious Hearts” releases on March 29th, and to watch the documentary short film Our Rebellious Hearts, featuring Teneia and Rita and made in partnership with Tandem, Click Here. (23:45). 
    For more information on Teneia Sanders please visit www.teneia.com 
    For more information on Rita Brent please visit www.ritabrent.com
    To listen to Teneia's album Black Empress (27:57)
    For more information about Marianne Schnall, please visit MarianneSchnall.com 
    For more information about Tandem, please visit tandemequality.org
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    • 40 min
    New Paradigms of Leadership and Power In A Gender Equal World

    New Paradigms of Leadership and Power In A Gender Equal World

    In this first episode of our season devoted to creating a gender-equal world, Marianne Schnall explores how new paradigms of power and leadership could help us achieve equality. Beginning with wisdom from her archives of conversations with Gloria Steinem, Ai-Jen Poo, Jane Fonda, Stacey Abrams, Barbara Lee, Anita Hill, Wangari Maathai, and Elizabeth Lesser, Marianne then speaks with special guest activist, educator, and leader in social justice Brittany Packnett Cunningham who shares her insights on an abundant view of power (10:38), differences in leadership across gender identities (16:54), her own personal leadership style (16:51), how to accelerate change (22:32), and what support Black women need (24:21).  
    For more information about Marianne Schnall, please visit MarianneSchnall.com 
    For more information about Tandem, please visit tandemequality.org
    To learn more about Brittany’s work, please visit BrittanyPacknett.com.
    To watch Brittany’s viral Ted Talk, click here.
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    • 31 min
    Brittany Packnett Cunningham - Full Interview

    Brittany Packnett Cunningham - Full Interview

    This episode features Marianne Schnall’s full conversation with lifelong activist, educator, and leader in social justice Brittany Packnett Cunningham Brittany Packnett Cunningham. Brittany—the VP of Social Impact at BET, an NBC News and MSNBC Political Analyst, and host of the new and justice podcast UNDISTRACTED—shares her powerful insights on a broad range of topics, including why we need to view power as an abundant resource, the importance of authenticity and integrity in leadership, her hopes for an equal world where all genders and races have the “freedom to dream,” and much more. 
    For more information about Marianne Schnall, please visit MarianneSchnall.com 
    For more information about Tandem, please visit tandemequality.org
    To learn more about Brittany’s work, please visit BrittanyPacknett.com.
    To watch Brittany’s viral Ted Talk, click here.
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    • 42 min

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

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