47 episodes

Hi! I'm Sophie and I'm on a mission to unify the world, one voice at a time. Join the conversation with us each week as I chat with Gen Z activists, entrepreneurs, and game changers from The Conversationalist community, as well as experts and thought leaders who are at the forefront of social change. I'm here to amplify the voices of those using their voices for good and to help break open your echo chamber so you can unify your world. I'm so excited about the community we're building together so let's talk about what matters to YOU on the Geneva app by texting UNIFY to (877) 222 1119!

The Conversationalist Podcast The Conversationalist

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 108 Ratings

Hi! I'm Sophie and I'm on a mission to unify the world, one voice at a time. Join the conversation with us each week as I chat with Gen Z activists, entrepreneurs, and game changers from The Conversationalist community, as well as experts and thought leaders who are at the forefront of social change. I'm here to amplify the voices of those using their voices for good and to help break open your echo chamber so you can unify your world. I'm so excited about the community we're building together so let's talk about what matters to YOU on the Geneva app by texting UNIFY to (877) 222 1119!

    Let's Talk Being A Male In The Menstrual Space With Ameer Abdul

    Let's Talk Being A Male In The Menstrual Space With Ameer Abdul

    How can we eliminate period poverty and bridge gaps in menstrual education? 

    In this episode of The Conversationalist Podcast, The Conversationalist Founder and CEO Sophie Beren sits down with menstrual equity advocate Ameer Abdul. As the National Campaign Manager at Period, a youth-led nonprofit striving to de-stigmatize menstruation and end period poverty, Ameer discusses his experience as a male in the menstrual equity space and how he raises awareness about period poverty across the country. He also shares advice on how to fight against menstruation stigmas and create change in how it is spoken about in modern society.

    Ameer Abdul graduated from Ohio State as a biology major and pre-med student. He co-founded the Ohio State chapter of Period and successfully pressured the school into supplying each bathroom on campus with free menstrual products. He has also publicly advocated for the end of the “pink tax” in Ohio. 

    Here at The Conversationalist, we’re on a mission to amplify 1,000,000 Gen Z’er’s voices and unify the world, one conversation at a time. On each episode of The Conversationalist Podcast, The Conversationalist Founder and CEO Sophie Beren interviews activists, entrepreneurs, and game-changers from the TC community as well as experts and thought leaders who are at the forefront of social change. Each conversation invites guests to share their story, their perspectives, and the obstacles they’ve overcome to get to where they are today. Sophie is here to help break open your echo chamber so that you can unify your world.

    Now, we want to hear from you! How are you using your voice for good? Join The Conversationalist Community on the Geneva app. You’ll be able to make new friends, find new opportunities, and have 24/7 conversations about anything under the sun that matters to YOU! Come and introduce yourself, break the ice, share your hot takes, and so much more. Want to be chosen as our featured hot take on our next podcast? Make sure you’re in our community and sharing your thoughts in our hot takes room.

    Follow The Conversationalist on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok and subscribe to our Youtube Channel to stay up to date on all things Gen Z. Let’s unify the world together!

    Listen to The Conversationalist Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Audible, Spotify, and more. View the episode transcription here. For a full recap of our podcasts and to access more info on our guests, check out our blog. We'll see you next week.

    • 35 min
    Let's Talk Amplifying Disabled Voices With Tiffany Yu

    Let's Talk Amplifying Disabled Voices With Tiffany Yu

    How can we create a world for people to be unapologetically themselves?

    In this episode of the Conversationalist podcast, TC Founder and CEO Sophie Beren sits down with Tiffany Yu, the CEO & Founder of Diversability, an award-winning social enterprise to amplify disabled voices. She talks about her work as an advocate and the accident that left her disabled at just 9 years old. She also shares how vocalizing the story around her disability led her to feel liberated and how she’s navigating her identity as an Asian-American woman during this time.

    Tiffany is also the Founder of the Awesome Foundation Disability Chapter, a monthly micro-grant and independent chapter of the Awesome Foundation that has awarded $47.5k to 48 disability projects in 8 countries and the host of the podcast TIFFANY & YU. She also serves on the San Francisco Mayor's Disability Council.

    Here at The Conversationalist, we’re on a mission to amplify 1,000,000 Gen Z’er’s voices and unify the world, one conversation at a time. On each episode of The Conversationalist Podcast, The Conversationalist Founder and CEO Sophie Beren interviews activists, entrepreneurs, and game-changers from the TC community as well as experts and thought leaders who are at the forefront of social change. Each conversation invites guests to share their story, their perspectives, and the obstacles they’ve overcome to get to where they are today. Sophie is here to help break open your echo chamber so that you can unify your world.

    Now, we want to hear from you! How are you using your voice for good? Join The Conversationalist Community on the Geneva app. You’ll be able to make new friends, find new opportunities, and have 24/7 conversations about anything under the sun that matters to YOU! Come and introduce yourself, break the ice, share your hot takes, and so much more. Want to be chosen as our featured hot take on our next podcast? Make sure you’re in our community and sharing your thoughts in our hot takes room.

    Follow The Conversationalist on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok and subscribe to our Youtube Channel to stay up to date on all things Gen Z. Let’s unify the world together!

    Listen to The Conversationalist Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Audible, Spotify, and more. View the episode transcription here. For a full recap of our podcasts and to access more info on our guests, check out our blog. We'll see you next week.

    • 47 min
    Let's Talk Going From Being A Black Liberal to a Black Conservative With Zahier Turner

    Let's Talk Going From Being A Black Liberal to a Black Conservative With Zahier Turner

    How can we have effective conversations with people with whom we disagree? 

    In this episode of the Conversationalist podcast, TC Founder and CEO Sophie Beren sits down with Zahier Turner, a college student and activist who is passionate about having conversations that break open his echo chamber. Zahier opens up about his journey as a Black conservative and the struggles he experienced moving from one end of the political spectrum to another. His journey offers an important reminder that it’s important to normalize changing our opinions as we explore different ideologies and how we should all do our best to listen and be open to multiple points of view.

    Zahier is a 21-year-old studying at Savannah College of Art and Design. He’s a natural-born creative with a passion for art in almost any form, including drawing, acting, singing, fashion, screenwriting, and more.  He is the media director for BLEXIT, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing urban and minority communities.

    Here at The Conversationalist, we’re on a mission to amplify 1,000,000 Gen Z'ers voices and unify the world, one conversation at a time. On each episode of The Conversationalist Podcast, The Conversationalist Founder and CEO Sophie Beren interviews activists, entrepreneurs, and game-changers from the TC community as well as experts and thought leaders who are at the forefront of social change. Each conversation invites guests to share their story, their perspectives, and the obstacles they’ve overcome to get to where they are today. Sophie is here to help break open your echo chamber so that you can unify your world.

    Now, we want to hear from you! How are you using your voice for good? Join The Conversationalist Community on the Geneva app. You’ll be able to make new friends, find new opportunities, and have 24/7 conversations about anything under the sun that matters to YOU! Come and introduce yourself, break the ice, share your hot takes, and so much more. Want to be chosen as our featured hot take on our next podcast? Make sure you’re in our community and sharing your thoughts in our hot takes room.

    Follow The Conversationalist on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok and subscribe to our Youtube Channel to stay up to date on all things Gen Z. Let’s unify the world together!

    Listen to The Conversationalist Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Audible, Spotify, and more. View the episode transcription here. For a full recap of our podcasts and to access more info on our guests, check out our blog. We’ll see you next week.

    • 27 min
    Let's Talk Navigating Multiple Echo Chambers with Alexandra Cohen

    Let's Talk Navigating Multiple Echo Chambers with Alexandra Cohen

    How can we listen, learn and grow throughout every phase of life? 

    In this episode of the Conversationalist podcast, TC Founder and CEO Sophie Beren sits down with Alexandra Cohen, a high school senior from LA. She shares her experience as one of the only Jewish students in her Catholic high school. She and Sophie also talk about the similarities they share at different stages of life and how being one of the only Jewish students in high school led them to feel more connected to their Jewish identities. 

    Alexandra uses her voice in written advocacy and has been published in numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times. She has also served as a member of the California Youth Supreme Court and was selected to represent California in the National Judicial Competition. She gives back to her community through her involvement with the Harold Robinson Foundation and Six Feet Supplies. 

    Here at The Conversationalist, we’re on a mission to amplify 1,000,000 Gen Z'ers voices and unify the world, one conversation at a time. On each episode of The Conversationalist Podcast, The Conversationalist Founder and CEO Sophie Beren interviews activists, entrepreneurs, and game-changers from the TC community as well as experts and thought leaders who are at the forefront of social change. Each conversation invites guests to share their story, their perspectives, and the obstacles they’ve overcome to get to where they are today. Sophie is here to help break open your echo chamber so that you can unify your world.

    Now, we want to hear from you! How are you using your voice for good? Join The Conversationalist Community on the Geneva app. You’ll be able to make new friends, find new opportunities, and have 24/7 conversations about anything under the sun that matters to YOU! Come and introduce yourself, break the ice, share your hot takes, and so much more. Want to be chosen as our featured hot take on our next podcast? Make sure you’re in our community and sharing your thoughts in our hot takes room.

    Follow The Conversationalist on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok and subscribe to our Youtube Channel to stay up to date on all things Gen Z. Let’s unify the world together!

    Listen to The Conversationalist Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Audible, Spotify, and more. View the episode transcription here. For a full recap of our podcasts and to access more info on our guests, check out our blog. We’ll see you next week.

    • 30 min
    Let's Talk Making the World a More Optimistic Place with Peiman Raf and Mason Spector from Madhappy

    Let's Talk Making the World a More Optimistic Place with Peiman Raf and Mason Spector from Madhappy

    How can we use entrepreneurship to advocate for causes that matter? 

    In this episode of the Conversationalist podcast, TC Founder and CEO Sophie Beren sits down with Peiman Raf and Mason Spector, the co-founders of Madhappy, an optimistic lifestyle and clothing brand focused on positivity and mental health. Peiman and Mason share the personal and professional story behind their company and how they built Madhappy into a massive success. They also share how through leading with kindness, building strong support systems, and leaning into hard conversations about mental health, we can create a more optimistic world.

    Peiman was born to Iranian immigrants in Italy and moved to America at a young age. Before launching Madhappy in 2017, Peiman worked as an investment banker in New York for several months after graduating college but found a new path after creating Madhappy with his friends.

    Mason has dedicated his career to bringing awareness to mental health and initiating conversations on various platforms. After struggling with addiction in his youth, Mason is now over two years sober and an advocate in the addiction recovery community.

    Here at The Conversationalist, we’re on a mission to amplify 1,000,000 Gen Z'ers voices and unify the world, one conversation at a time. On each episode of The Conversationalist Podcast, The Conversationalist Founder and CEO Sophie Beren interviews activists, entrepreneurs, and game-changers from the TC community as well as experts and thought leaders who are at the forefront of social change. Each conversation invites guests to share their story, their perspectives, and the obstacles they’ve overcome to get to where they are today. Sophie is here to help break open your echo chamber so that you can unify your world.

    Now, we want to hear from you! How are you using your voice for good? Join The Conversationalist Community on the Geneva app. You’ll be able to make new friends, find new opportunities, and have 24/7 conversations about anything under the sun that matters to YOU! Come and introduce yourself, break the ice, share your hot takes, and so much more. Want to be chosen as our featured hot take on our next podcast? Make sure you’re in our community and sharing your thoughts in our hot takes room.

    Listen to The Conversationalist Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Audible, Spotify, and more. View the episode transcription here. For a full recap of our podcasts and to access more info on our guests, check out our blog. We’ll see you next week.

    • 39 min
    Let's Talk Representation On Reality TV With Tammy Kay Ly

    Let's Talk Representation On Reality TV With Tammy Kay Ly

    What is it like to put yourself out there on reality TV? 

    In this episode of the Conversationalist podcast, TC Founder and CEO Sophie Beren sits down with Tammy Kay Ly, who you might recognize from Season 24 of The Bachelor. Tammy shares her experience as an Asian-American in what she calls "a caucasian dominant world" both on and off camera and offers insight on moving beyond the boxes society places us in. She also talks about becoming a better ally and navigating noise and hatred on social media.

    Tammy Kay Ly is a New York-based multi-hyphenate, TV personality, and real estate investor. She uses her platform to share lifestyle and career content, talk about breaking glass ceilings for minorities, women, and millennials, and connect with her followers worldwide. 

    Here at The Conversationalist, we’re on a mission to amplify 1,000,000 Gen Z'ers voices and unify the world, one conversation at a time. On each episode of The Conversationalist Podcast, The Conversationalist Founder and CEO Sophie Beren interviews activists, entrepreneurs, and game-changers from the TC community as well as experts and thought leaders who are at the forefront of social change. Each conversation invites guests to share their story, their perspectives, and the obstacles they’ve overcome to get to where they are today. Sophie is here to help break open your echo chamber so that you can unify your world.

    Now, we want to hear from you! How are you using your voice for good? Join The Conversationalist Community on the Geneva app. You’ll be able to make new friends, find new opportunities, and have 24/7 conversations about anything under the sun that matters to YOU! Come and introduce yourself, break the ice, share your hot takes, and so much more. Want to be chosen as our featured hot take on our next podcast? Make sure you’re in our community and sharing your thoughts in our hot takes room.

    Follow The Conversationalist on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok and subscribe to our Youtube Channel to stay up to date on all things Gen Z. Let’s unify the world together!

    Listen to The Conversationalist Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Audible, Spotify, and more. View the episode transcription here. For a full recap of our podcasts and to access more info on our guests, check out our blog. We’ll see you next week.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 Ratings

AndiDC907 ,

Echo Chamber Broken

I learn so much from this podcast each week. Sophie is such a natural conversationalist and helps me to break out of my echo chamber week after week by bringing us real, nuanced perspectives from real people. Cannot recommend enough!

XixWang ,

LOVE this podcast

I love listening to this podcast every week! Sophie is so inspiring, as well as all of the guests!

Pooja Yalla ,

Simply amazing!!

Listening to these episodes is honestly just so interesting and amazing. So many different takes and perspectives come into place for every episode put out and it’s just fascinating to see what all these people have in mind for the world to hear. Definitely recommend!

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