The ChangeMakers podcast is short series podcast that tells stories about people who are striving for social change across the world.
There are 140 million people across the globe engaged in volunteer work or working for non-profits. These are the Change Makers. The ChangeMakers podcast is a regular 30 min globally focused series that tells the stories about what is working and not working in the world of social change.
Each episode, host Amanda Tattersall picks an issue or theme. The theme might be a wicked problem – like climate change or poverty – or a discrete social change strategy – like digital activism or alliance building. Then she travels across the globe to meet Change Makers who’ve been trying to make an impact in that space. Battle stories are told. Hopes, fears and regrets are shared. Through these stories, lessons about what works – and what doesn’t – are teased out.
With an investigative tone, Tattersall will also visit universities, corporate and political consultancies to bring fresh eyes to challenges that Change Makers face every day.
The program is designed to help Change Makers reflect on what they do, and how they can do it better.
The podcast’s distribution will itself be a lesson in social change best practice. Leveraging Dr Tattersall’s deep, global links in this sector, it will create distribution partnerships with organisations that have over 40 million unique members worldwide.
The host, Dr Amanda Tattersall has written the globally focused “go to” book on coalition strategy (Power in Coalition), set up some of Australia’s most successful social change organisations (GetUp! and the Sydney Alliance) and is still frustrated that while we are doing many things well, we still haven’t turned the corner on creating a world that nurtures the common good.
#11: Brooklyn Nine Nine
What can we learn when a Hollywood TV show gets into ChangeMaking? Comedy show Brooklyn 99 took on police racism. How did they do it in a way that people didn’t turn off?
Accompanying article – What ChangeMakers can learn from Brooklyn Nine Nine
#12 Umbrella Movement
In 2014 Hong Kong hundreds of thousands of citizens staged a mass street occupation demanding the vote. Why did it happen? And what led to tensions building inside the movement overtime?
This is the origin story of the largest anti-Trump organisation in America and how it built a mass based local movement to save affordable healthcare.
#14 Reclaim the City
In Cape Town, apartheid pushed black residents to the edge of the city. Reclaim the city is a movement pushing back, desegregating the city through strategic long term occupations.
#15 Marriage Equality
The road to marriage equality in Australia was filled with dirty tricks and homophobia. How did the LGBTI community build a movement strong enough to overcome it all?
#16 Fair Treatment
What is a church doing running a facility where illegal drugs can be used openly? And why?
#17 Homes for the Homeless
How do we overcome chronic long term homelessness? On this episode we look at one campaign which decided to set an absurdly ambitious goal to try and solve the homelessness problem.
#18 Asian Coalition for Housing Rights
Can squatters ever hope to become land owners? An inspiring story from Thailand shows what it takes for poor people to rebuild the city around them.
- Campaigning - Approaches_Actions_Tactics
- Campaigning - Distributed network
- Campaigning - Grassroots
- Campaigning - Strategy
- Decentralised control
- Direct action - Non violent NVDA
- Movements_Campaigns - Democracy
- Movements_Campaigns - Democracy - Hong Kong
- Movements_Campaigns - Economic justice
- Movements_Campaigns - LGBTIQA+_Gay rights
- Movements_Campaigns - Social
- Movements_Campaigns – Racism_Racial justice
- Organising - Distributed network
- Social justice