14 episodes

A singular star, everyone ( and we mean everyone! ) is connected to ...KEVIN BACON. 

He has starred in some of the biggest films of the last 30 years – and after years of hearing his name used alongside ‘Six Degrees’ (the idea that everyone is separated by six people or less), Kevin decided to embrace it and turned the concept into a non-profit – SixDegrees.org - in 2007. 

Now, in his new podcast “Six Degrees with Kevin Bacon,” he will use his fame to feature celebrity guests and highlight their favorite charitable organizations! Each episode will feature inspirational conversations with extraordinary changemakers and how they are making a difference in the world every single day. Get ready to lean in, learn and be inspired to act.

Tune in Tuesdays for your weekly dose of #dogooders. The 'Six Degrees with Kevin Bacon' podcast. Dancing will NOT be banned.

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    • 4.9 • 229 Ratings

A singular star, everyone ( and we mean everyone! ) is connected to ...KEVIN BACON. 

He has starred in some of the biggest films of the last 30 years – and after years of hearing his name used alongside ‘Six Degrees’ (the idea that everyone is separated by six people or less), Kevin decided to embrace it and turned the concept into a non-profit – SixDegrees.org - in 2007. 

Now, in his new podcast “Six Degrees with Kevin Bacon,” he will use his fame to feature celebrity guests and highlight their favorite charitable organizations! Each episode will feature inspirational conversations with extraordinary changemakers and how they are making a difference in the world every single day. Get ready to lean in, learn and be inspired to act.

Tune in Tuesdays for your weekly dose of #dogooders. The 'Six Degrees with Kevin Bacon' podcast. Dancing will NOT be banned.

    How Empathy Drives Action with Kyra Sedgwick and SixDegrees.org

    How Empathy Drives Action with Kyra Sedgwick and SixDegrees.org

    Happy holidays from the Bacon family! This week Kevin hosts his wife, Emmy and Golden Globe winning actress, producer, and director Kyra Sedgwick.  The two discuss the question they get asked the most as a couple, diaper service in the middle of nowhere and the power of turning big feelings into bigger impact. 

    The couple is joined by their friend Stacy Huston, who is the Executive Director of SixDegrees.Org and Executive Producer of this podcast.  They discuss the origin of SixDegrees as a nonprofit, and shine a light on their mission to amplify today's changemakers while providing essential care items to communities in need.

    Stay tuned until the end as Stacy makes a BIG announcement in celebration of the upcoming 40th anniversary of Kevin’s iconic film, “Footloose."

    To learn more and get involved with SixDegrees.org or to give for our Giving Tuesday campaign, head to SixDegrees.org or text 'BACON' to 707070.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Searching For Meaning w/ Penn Badgley & Tahirih Justice Center

    Searching For Meaning w/ Penn Badgley & Tahirih Justice Center

    Penn Badgley joins Kevin today and opens up about the origins of his love for acting, his journey with faith and eventually finding a home within Baha'i. The two discuss his passion for giving back and are joined by Anusce Sanai, Managing Attorney for the Tahirih Justice Center, an organization dedicated to supporting immigrant survivors of gender-based violence. 

    *Note: this interview was recorded before the SAG-AFTRA strike took effect.

    To learn more and get involved with the Tahirih Justice Center, head to TahirihJusticeCenter.com. To support more initiatives like this program, text 'BACON' to 707070 or head to SixDegrees.Org to learn more. 
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    • 51 min
    A BroaderWay with Idina Menzel

    A BroaderWay with Idina Menzel

    Broadway star and powerhouse vocalist Idina Menzel joins Kevin on the podcast this week. The two discuss the downside of green stage makeup, their shared goal of raising good humans, and Idina’s dream of amplifying the power of every young woman and gender-expansive youth through her organization, A BroaderWay Foundation. Executive Director Torya Beard joins the conversation to share the impact the organization is having and their dreams for the future. 

    *Note: this interview was recorded before the SAG-AFTRA strike took effect.

    To learn more and get involved with A BroaderWay, head to ABroaderWay.org. To support more initiatives like this program, text 'BACON' to 707070 or head to SixDegrees.Org to learn more. 
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    • 52 min
    The Generator Collective w/ Ilana Glazer

    The Generator Collective w/ Ilana Glazer

    Broad City is BACK! Just kidding - but this weeks episode sees Ilana Glazer and Kevin dive deep into the delicacies of working with your best friend, the unexpected challenges that come with making a cultural hit and fighting for the future of democracy with Glazers organization Generator Collective. They are joined by her co-founder, Glennis Meagher to discuss how they are lowering the barrier to entry for Gen-Z and Millennials to engage in civic discourse. 

    *Note: this interview was recorded before the SAG-AFTRA strike took effect.

    To learn more and get involved with the Generator Collective, head to www.TheGeneratorCollective.com. To support more initiatives like this program, text 'BACON' to 707070 or head to SixDegrees.Org to learn more. 
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    • 51 min
    Breaking The Stigma w/ Phoebe Robinson & (RED)

    Breaking The Stigma w/ Phoebe Robinson & (RED)

    In this feel-good episode, comedian and New York Times best-selling author Phoebe Robinson chats with Kevin as they delve into podcasting hierarchies, the less glamorous aspects of touring, and how Phoebe's upbringing shaped her advocacy and activism. They are joined by Jennifer Lotito - President and COO of (RED) who shines a light on the (RED)ucator initiative and the ongoing battle to end AIDS.

    *Note: this interview was recorded before the SAG-AFTRA strike took effect.

    To learn more and get involved with (RED), head to RED.org. To support more initiatives like this program, text 'BACON' to 707070 or head to SixDegrees.Org to learn more. 
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    • 41 min
    The Power of Girls w/ Alyssa Milano & UNICEF's Dawwie

    The Power of Girls w/ Alyssa Milano & UNICEF's Dawwie

    This week, Kevin sits down in studio with Alyssa Milano. She talks about the beginning of her acting career on "Who's The Boss?", fame at a young age, her life-changing friendship with Ryan White and her activism in HIV awareness in the 1980s. She then shares her connection to Dawwie, a UNICEF supported Girls’ Empowerment Initiative in Egypt, that is educating young women and amplifying their voices. They are joined by Dina Heikel, a Social and Behavioral Change Officer currently working with the Dawwie initiative.

    *Note: this interview was recorded before the SAG-AFTRA strike took effect.

    To learn more and get involved with Dawwie Initiative, head to unicefusa.org/stories/how-unicef-empowering-girls-egypt. To support more initiatives like this program, text 'BACON' to 707070 or head to SixDegrees.Org to learn more.

    To support children that are directly affected by the current conflicts and war, please head to unicefusa.org/what-unicef-does/emergency-response/conflict

    UNICEF is on the ground in 190 countries and territories, supporting children with lifesaving supplies and programs. In all wars, it is children who suffer first and suffer most. UNICEF is calling for an immediate end to the hostilities in Israel and Gaza. UNICEF and its partners are responding to the immediate needs of children and families in Gaza with medical supplies and medicines, as well as mental health and psychosocial support. UNICEF will continue to respond to critical humanitarian needs as the situation evolves. To learn more about UNICEF’s work and to donate please visit unicefusa.org/ActNowemergencies. 
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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
229 Ratings

229 Ratings

Mary Muroski ,

Highlights good work

Thanks for bringing the spotlight to the important work that is being done in this world. Each of the interviews with the organization leaders has been so inspiring and really highlights the important work that is being done and needs to continue.

mzpennylane ,

♥️

Hey Kevin, Love your pod! Thank you for using your platform to promote positive agencies that improve our world.

chech mo ,

Love it x100000

Kevin is so wholesome and funny! One of my favorites. This pod showcases how good natured and normal he is. Using his platform for great things. Can’t wait to hear more!

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