53 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 • 109 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 Turning Rejection Into Redirection With Anthony D'Apolito III

    Let's Talk Turning Rejection Into Redirection With Anthony D'Apolito III

    How can we use rejection as a source of inspiration?

    In this episode of The Conversationalist Podcast, The Conversationalist Founder and CEO Sophie Beren sits down with Anthony D'Apolito III, Head of Content at TruckBux and the Creator of Dream BIG & Co.—a media agency and company that creates personalized stories for people and brands to help them discover their story and share it with the world. He shares the secret to bouncing back after experiencing rejection from his dream school and how to transform the world through storytelling.

    Anthony’s dream was to attend West Point College on a sports scholarship to play football. However, when he was rejected from his dream school, Anthony was forced to change his plans and attend Drexel University. It ended up being for the best as Anthony was able to discover his passion for entrepreneurship and tap into his creativity which eventually led him to create Dream Big & Co., to help brands and individuals lead with purpose. 

    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.

    • 33 min
    Let's Talk How To Get Real And Get In With Dr. Aviva Legatt

    Let's Talk How To Get Real And Get In With Dr. Aviva Legatt

    What is the key to getting into the Ivy Leagues? 

    In this episode of The Conversationalist Podcast, The Conversationalist Founder and CEO Sophie Beren sits down with Dr. Aviva Legatt, the Elite Admissions Expert and Founder of Ivy Insight, the gold standard in college admissions consulting for undergraduate elite college applications. An in-demand leadership and college admissions speaker with a fresh perspective, Dr. Legatt has been hailed by the New York Times as a trustworthy expert on college admissions and recognized as an expert in corporate culture and diversity as a faculty member for Coursera and the University of Pennsylvania. 

    When Aviva was applying to colleges and universities, her dream school was NYU. She made it her mission to figure out how to target the university and differentiate herself from other applicants to ensure her admission. She succeeded, and after graduating, Aviva found her passion in helping others do the same. She applied to the UPenn for higher education and later founded Ivy Insight in 2014 where she now helps other aspiring scholars get into their dream schools. 

    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.

    • 29 min
    Let's Talk Being An Entrepreneur By Day and a TikToker By Night with Sandy Lin

    Let's Talk Being An Entrepreneur By Day and a TikToker By Night with Sandy Lin

    What is it like to go from full-time college student to viral TikTok star overnight?

    In this episode of The Conversationalist Podcast, The Conversationalist Founder and CEO Sophie Beren sits down with Sandy Lin, TikTok sensation and founder of Small Business Tips, a community-centered collective empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs. She shares her tips on networking, how to stay out of your own way and how to avoid burnout.

    Before founding Small Business Tips, Sandy Co-Founded her first company WROOOF when she was 19 and a full-time student at Northeastern University. During her time in college, she was involved in the Women's Interdisciplinary Society of Entrepreneurship as Co-VP of WeBuild and was a mentor in the Husky Startup Challenge before graduating in December 2020. She has since been dedicated to helping other young people take control of their lives and start the businesses of their dreams.

    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.

    • 25 min
    Let's Talk Combining Creativity and Activism with Anya Dillard

    Let's Talk Combining Creativity and Activism with Anya Dillard

    How can we combine creativity and activism? 

    In this episode of The Conversationalist Podcast, The Conversationalist Founder and CEO Sophie Beren sits down with Anya Dillard, a Gen Z activist, philanthropist, performing artist, entrepreneur, content creator, and aspiring filmmaker. She is also the Founder of The Next Gen Come Up—an organization that encourages youth to explore activism, pursue community service, and raise awareness through creativity. Anya shares some great tactics for navigating difficult conversations, as well as how to get started as a changemaker.

    Best known for co-organizing the largest civil rights protest and the first-ever Juneteenth Celebration in her town’s history, Anya has been practicing activism since she was five years old. She has been featured in The Washington Post, Elle, Seventeen, and Glamour Magazine for her extensive human rights and philanthropic work. 

    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.

    • 30 min
    Let's Talk Doing "Good" In The World With Dale Wilkinson

    Let's Talk Doing "Good" In The World With Dale Wilkinson

    How can we use our skills for “good”?  

    In this episode of The Conversationalist Podcast, The Conversationalist Founder and CEO Sophie Beren sits down with Dale Wilkinson, a social entrepreneur and founder of goodgigs, a platform to connect mission-driven companies with professionals who want to use their skills for good. Dale also hosts the GoodMakers podcast. He shares tips on how to get started in the social impact space, as well as how to navigate difficult conversations in your personal and professional life.

    Dale was living in Australia and working at News Corp when he read “A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle. The book made Dale question his direction in life, eventually leading him to quit his job and hop on a one-way flight to Vietnam to volunteer and build homes for the homeless. Dale admits it was extreme, but when he returned, he was inspired to follow his passion for creative enterprise and eventually founded goodgigs to help others find opportunities to create social change and have a positive impact on the world. 

    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.

    • 30 min
    Let's Talk Linking Gen Z To Brands With Erifili Gounari

    Let's Talk Linking Gen Z To Brands With Erifili Gounari

    What is it like to run a business out of your bedroom? 

    In this episode of The Conversationalist Podcast, Sophie sits down with Erifili Gounari, a 21-year-old social media marketer from Athens, Greece. In a conversation that spans a variety of Gen Z topics, including using social media mindfully and how to start conversations that matter, Erfilli describes her unique experience as an entrepreneur in Greece. She offers valuable advice for how to build on your product as a young entrepreneur.

    Erifili is currently based in Glasgow and has worked on the social media and digital strategies of organizations such as the European Parliament, the Uffizi Museum, the Greek Government, and several startups across various sectors globally. She has a proven track record of helping clients achieve impressive results by optimizing their social media, translating their vision into modern, innovative content. Hoping to bridge the marketing gap between businesses and Gen Z, she launched The Z Link. 

    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 and 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 more info on our guests, check out our blog. We'll see you next week.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
109 Ratings

109 Ratings

TC Luvr ,

I would give 6 stars if I could

I absolutely live for this podcast, please bring it back!! I am always so inspired by Gen Z stories and Beren truly highlights them in the best light. It is entertaining, inspiring, and so fun to listen to.

Hot take: This blows every podcast out of the water!

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!

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