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The Story Exchange podcast showcases the stories and strategies of entrepreneurial women from San Diego to New York and beyond. Hosted by Colleen DeBaise. TheStoryExchange.org

The Story Exchange The Story Exchange

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 15 Ratings

The Story Exchange podcast showcases the stories and strategies of entrepreneurial women from San Diego to New York and beyond. Hosted by Colleen DeBaise. TheStoryExchange.org

    Our Pig Podcast: Touring Wild Harmony Farm

    Our Pig Podcast: Touring Wild Harmony Farm

     Oink, oink! We head to Wild Harmony, a family-owned farm in Rhode Island that raises livestock -- its signature product is organic pork -- in a regenerative way that's designed to benefit the environment. "Our pig production is really special," says Rachael Slattery, who co-owns the farm with husband Ben Coerper. "They're not stressed, they're not hungry all the time. They're healthier, happier animals." The couple raises their Berkshire pigs from piglets to porkers using rotational grazing and cover cropping. The regenerative farming methods help restore soil health and reduce the impact of climate change by keeping carbon in the ground. The end result? Delicious pork preferred by James Beard award-winning chefs. "Having one of our pork chops is just an out-of-body experience," Slattery says.

    • 16 min
    How Do We Deal With Bad Air Quality?

    How Do We Deal With Bad Air Quality?

    For this special report, we head to Salt Lake City, Utah -- a nature lover's paradise that periodically has the worst air quality in the world. We talk to expert Kerry Kelly, a University of Utah professor who has been studying the toxic dust that's been lofting off the vanishing Great Salt Lake. The lake is disappearing due to climate change, drought and diversions of water for agricultural use. Kelly has invented air quality sensors and protocols for dealing with poor air quality. She recently received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, which she'll used to help high school athletic teams figure out when to practice outdoors and when to reschedule games.

    • 18 min
    Meet Mary Claire Haver, a Top Menopause Influencer

    Meet Mary Claire Haver, a Top Menopause Influencer

    Menopause is having a moment on social media -- and it's about damn time. We talk to the hugely popular Dr. Mary Claire Haver, a board-certified OB-GYN and nutritionist, about the lack of adequate care and attention for older women's health needs. And we ask Haver, founder of the Galveston Diet and ThePauseLife.com, about her surprising rise to TikTok fame.

    • 15 min
    A Seaweed Startup in Maine's Chilly Waters

    A Seaweed Startup in Maine's Chilly Waters

    We head to Maine to talk with Briana Warner, the founder of Atlantic Sea Farms, now the largest producer of farmed seaweed in the country. She specializes in kelp, a type of nutrient-dense seaweed that's good for the environment, too. "When you're adding it to the water and it's sucking up that carbon from the ocean, and then you pull it out of the ocean, you're actually removing that carbon from the ocean," Warned explains in this podcast. Her company works with nearly 30 partner farmers, most of whom are lobster fishermen, to harvest over over a million pounds of kelp a year. And it's delicious, too. Pinterest and Whole Foods named it one of the hottest food trends.
    CREDITS
    Hosts: Colleen DeBaise and Sue Williams
    Sound Editor: Nusha Balyan
    Production Coordinator: Noël Flego
    Mixer: Pat Donohue, String & Can
    Executive Producers: Sue Williams and Victoria Wang
    Music: Universal Production Music

    • 10 min
    We Talk to Judy Woodruff, Acclaimed Journalist

    We Talk to Judy Woodruff, Acclaimed Journalist

    We're all about powerful women, so we bring you our interview with Judy Woodruff, the iconic journalist and the longtime anchor of the famed nightly news show, the PBS NewsHour. We had a long conversation about her decades-long career, plus she tells us about the blatant sexism that women in media used to face, and what she's up to now (spoiler: she's never retiring.)
     
     Photo by PBS NewsHour via Flickr.

    • 16 min
    Afghan Women: 'We Are Not Fragile'

    Afghan Women: 'We Are Not Fragile'

    It's been two years since the Taliban took back control of Afghanistan. We talk to women -- some who fled, some who stayed back -- about what life is like now. Many of the women expressed frustration that the media often portrays them as victims when they see themselves as fighters. While the Taliban seeks to erase them from public life, we want to give them a platform to speak their minds. These women want you to know: There is still hope in all the fear, and glimmers of defiance in the midst of brutal oppression. These are stories of Afghan women like you haven't heard before.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

#1SStout ,

The Story Exchange

This podcast is both like hanging out with your girls over great conversation, and a mini Master Class on humanity. While women are the focus of the stories, none of them are female-exclusive topics. The Hosts are fun, smart, funny and fully engaged in their interest and interviews. #lovethispodcast

TeriFla ,

Look forward to every episode!

Love this podcast that so beautifully captures the stories, challenges and triumphs of women entrepreneurs who have paved their way in the business world. It is inspiring. The host is fantastic, the narratives, are powerful, and there are always takeaways you can apply to your life and business. Brava!

lorbs ,

Great storytelling

As a big podcast fan, I recommend this podcast. It’s podcast storytelling at its best and always worth a listen.

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