8 episodes

Pursuing careers and lives that create meaningful change isn’t easy. We feature interviews of Millennials succeeding at the front lines of equity and social justice work. They authentically share the stories of the challenges, successes, and setbacks they face professionally and personally. You’ll find hope, insights, and inspiration in the questions they ask of themselves, the world, and how they can create change. These young professionals share the bond of being alumni of the Thinking Beyond Borders programs, where they developed their capacities for empathy, humility, and passionate pursuit of purpose. Visit our show page at: thinkingbeyondborders.org/podcast

So You Want to Change the World Thinking Beyond Borders

    • Documentary
    • 5.0, 31 Ratings

Pursuing careers and lives that create meaningful change isn’t easy. We feature interviews of Millennials succeeding at the front lines of equity and social justice work. They authentically share the stories of the challenges, successes, and setbacks they face professionally and personally. You’ll find hope, insights, and inspiration in the questions they ask of themselves, the world, and how they can create change. These young professionals share the bond of being alumni of the Thinking Beyond Borders programs, where they developed their capacities for empathy, humility, and passionate pursuit of purpose. Visit our show page at: thinkingbeyondborders.org/podcast

    Bonus Episode: Learning to Change the World

    Bonus Episode: Learning to Change the World

    “What do you think humanity's greatest potential looks like, and what does it mean to contribute to that in meaningful ways?” In this bonus episode for season 1, Thinking Beyond Borders’ Founder & President, Robin Pendoley, shares why Millennials give him hope, a vision for social impact education, and his definition of international development.
    Learn more: thinkingbeyondborders.org/podcast

    • 40 min
    Grappling with Privilege in Global Health Work

    Grappling with Privilege in Global Health Work

    “Is this sector going in the right direction, and do I want to be a part of it?” Emily Ausubel was inspired in high school by Dr. Paul Farmer to find ways to contribute to global public health. With experiences in organizations of various sizes and locations around the world, she shares deep insight into the strengths and weaknesses of the public health sector. She also reflects on her confrontations with her privilege and how they inform her work, relationships, and life.
    Learn more: thinkingbeyondborders.org/podcast

    • 37 min
    The Pedagogy of Equity & Justice

    The Pedagogy of Equity & Justice

    “I am a white person. I am also an educator. I'm someone who has power.” When Lucy Griswold set out to become an urban public school teacher, her motivations for doing so were beyond usual calls to close the achievement gap. Liberation, not test score increases, was her goal. As a White woman teaching at a racially and economically diverse public school in Texas, she’s flipping the normal power dynamics of the classroom on their head. She shares stories of the creativity and humility needed to overcome the barriers to connecting with her students and the subject of study across boundaries of race and class. She reflects on how teaching is liberating for her, too.
    Learn more: thinkingbeyondborders.org/podcast

    • 40 min
    Snapchat, Untold Stories, & the Future of Journalism

    Snapchat, Untold Stories, & the Future of Journalism

    “Why do I have the right to tell this story?” Marianna Brady entered journalism because storytelling is how empathy spreads. Now, she’s stepping to the forefront of the field to leverage the power of new technology like Snapchat to the BBC. As a feminist and activist, she holds strong views. Yet, she takes on the role of journalist to amplify the voices and experiences of others, even those she disagrees with. Here she shares the struggle to balance her determination to create change with self-care and happiness.
    Learn more: thinkingbeyondborders.org/podcast

    • 44 min
    Representing Child Immigrants Seeking Asylum

    Representing Child Immigrants Seeking Asylum

    “Ever since then I trust nothing. I expect nothing. Because it does often feel pretty random.” Becca Title is a lawyer representing immigrant children from Latin America seeking asylum. Most of her clients have fled threats and violence in their home countries. The outcomes of their cases will determine whether they will grow up safely in the United States or be sent back to the danger they were trying to escape. Becca shares how she copes with the stress, the hope she finds in her child clients, and how the skills she learned in theater play in her work. She also reflects on the importance of recognizing one’s limits and finding career opportunities that are sustainable in the long term.
    Learn more: thinkingbeyondborders.org/podcast

    • 40 min
    Restorative Justice Outside & Inside the Criminal Legal System

    Restorative Justice Outside & Inside the Criminal Legal System

    “It forced me to share something personal that is not always easy or comfortable to share. And that's what they've been doing all along.” Anthony Marqusee started volunteering in a Philadelphia prison during college. His collaborative work with incarcerated men in restorative justice practice is part of his broader effort to reform the criminal legal system. It’s also become part of his exploration of his own identity as a trans person.
    Learn more: thinkingbeyondborders.org/podcast

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

patrick mcm ,

Great education tool!

This is a great educational tool that we use with students on long bus rides. We are inspired by each of these interviewees and have good conversations afterward.

balungile ,

Incredible!

I listen to this podcast every week! It's amazing to hear stories of how young people - who are passionate about change and social justice - are changing the world in their unique and intentional ways. Great work and thank you for the great content.

Rebbicakes ,

Surprisingly Binge-worthy!

I listened to the first episode about Anthony and social justice, and as I was on a long car ride, just tore through 4 more after that! I loved hearing these millenials tell unique stories about the passions and tensions that arise in their lives. Robin's questions show how well he understands each person he interviews, and help bring out insights they may not have known they possessed. I felt like I got to know these 20-somethings; and so I respected them, and learned from them. If these are the people who will lead our society in the coming decades, I can honestly say that I am looking forward to that future.

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