27 episodes

Sometimes, a single moment can change a person’s entire life. Like when documentary filmmaker Ken Burns saw his father cry for the first time, or when Sal Khan, a hedge fund analyst, decided to tackle the impossible and educate people around the globe. Host Alicia Burke talks to doers like Ken Burns, Arianna Huffington and Sal Khan about the powerful moments that inspired them to make an impact.

That Made All the Difference Bank of America

    • Technology
    • 4.5 • 146 Ratings

Sometimes, a single moment can change a person’s entire life. Like when documentary filmmaker Ken Burns saw his father cry for the first time, or when Sal Khan, a hedge fund analyst, decided to tackle the impossible and educate people around the globe. Host Alicia Burke talks to doers like Ken Burns, Arianna Huffington and Sal Khan about the powerful moments that inspired them to make an impact.

    Andrew Heinrich, Founder and Executive Director, Project Rousseau

    Andrew Heinrich, Founder and Executive Director, Project Rousseau

    What if every child had access to higher education? Advocate Andrew Heinrich discusses finding his purpose helping young people from underserved backgrounds, and how the smallest moments can make the biggest impact. Learn about what inspired him to start such a vital organization at a young age and what gives him hope for the future.

    • 18 min
    Matt Damon and Gary White, Water.org and WaterEquity co-founders

    Matt Damon and Gary White, Water.org and WaterEquity co-founders

    What if clean water could help women achieve true equality? Learn about how actor/writer Matt Damon and engineer Gary White are combining practical solutions with storytelling to help create global access to clean water. Hear what inspired their work and what they learned along the way.

    • 22 min
    Jeni Britton, Founder & Chief Creative Officer Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

    Jeni Britton, Founder & Chief Creative Officer Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

    What if you really listened to the kid in you? Entrepreneur Jeni Britton discusses how a childhood inspiration led her to see owning a business as an act of fellowship. Hear how starting small and always improving were her “secrets” to building a successful business and a better world.

    • 20 min
    Catherine Coleman Flowers, Environmental Justice Activist

    Catherine Coleman Flowers, Environmental Justice Activist

    What if where you were born inspired your life’s work? Hear how growing up in the rural South drove Catherine Coleman Flowers to become one of America’s top advocates for environmental justice. From clean water to climate solutions, Catherine has fought tirelessly for the place she calls home.

    • 17 min
    Savita Subramanian, Head of ESG Research, BofA Global Research

    Savita Subramanian, Head of ESG Research, BofA Global Research

    What if doing well and doing good could go hand in hand? From climate solutions to the pursuit of equality, Savita Subramanian talks about her journey and current day work in this insightful discussion. She also talks about her own background and how she found her calling.

    • 19 min
    Henry Louis Gates Jr., Professor, Harvard University

    Henry Louis Gates Jr., Professor, Harvard University

    What if your love of history could help unite us all? Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. discusses discovering a passion for history, his own genealogical roots, and helping others do the same. Hear about his latest documentary, ‘The Black Church,’ the history of the African-American experience and the discovery that we all have more in common than we might think.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

Monterey Jazz ,

Lonnie Bunch

I loved this interview!

Divest! ,

Greenwashing

Did you know Bank of America is one of the biggest funders of fossil fuel infrastructure projects? The interviews with environmentalists are pretty ironic greenwashing attempts.

Daniellezzzzzz ,

Bank of America and Fossil Fuels

No thanks- I’ll listen to a podcast funded by Bank of America that promotes “advocacy , equality, and environmental justice” when they divert from the fossil fuel industry. In 2020, BOA invested $42 billion in the fossil fuel industry. Interviewing environmentalists means nothing when you are funding the problem. This is a terrible PR move to cover for them destroying the planet.

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