By Project Lantern
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Lantern is a fortnightly podcast about young people trying to 'change the world' and trying to understand what that actually means. All Season 1 Episodes are now available. Season 2 is currently in development and will drop in the second half of 2018.
||CleanYouth-Led Global Development (S2 - #2)||For the second episode of our second season of Lantern, we sit down with Sashenka Worsman, CEO of Oaktree, Australia's largest youth-run development agency which is committed to seeing young people leading, demanding and creating a more just world. We discuss the benefits and challenges of volunteering, creating a culture of impact and measuring the impact of advocacy and lobbying.||4 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShifting the Narrative (S2 - #1)||“I don’t think we have the luxury of getting exhausted whether it be the refugee issue or other issues… there’s no time to panic or take a step back or to feel like it’s a defeated cause because it isn’t” For the first episode of our second season of Lantern, we sit down with Fadak Alfayadh, founder of ‘Meet Fadak’, a campaign sharing her story as a refugee to change the current narrative surrounding refugees. Together we discuss the effectiveness and challenges of personal storytelling for advocacy, her experience moving to Australia and advice on starting campaigns for social change. You can find the uncut version of Fadak’s episode on our website. Show Notes: Road to Refuge (organisation) Welcome to Eltham (article): Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (organisation): Refugee Council of Australia (organisation): Australia Progress (organisation): No Friend but the Mountains (book): If you would like to learn more about the ‘Meet Fadak’ campaign please check out the website. Follow the journey on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our Website.||20 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreating Our Next Entrepreneurs (S1 - #16)||For our sixteenth and final episode of season 1, Yaz Naji and Reegan Quick sit down with Adam Mostogl, founder of Illuminate Education & Consulting, an organisation dedicated to empowering young people through delivering practical workshops in entrepreneurship within primary schools and high schools across the nation. Together they discuss the need of an entrepreneurial skill set in the modern economy, the value coworking spaces can offer small businesses, ways in which communities can be incorporated into education, how to re-engage students with education, potential reform that the education system needs and how organisations can assist this.||27 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuilding Strategies For Change (S1 - #15)||For our fifteenth episode, Asanga Seneviratne and Reegan Quick sit down with Marie Pederson, Senior Strategist at TMI Strategy, a strategy consulting group specialising in young people and social impact working alongside some of the world’s largest not-for-profits and corporate firms. Together they discuss the importance of reaching out to build your network and tips for how young people should do this, corporate practices and culture in relation to social impact, the value that primary research and data analytics add in developing a solution to any problem, thoughts on measuring impact and a perspective on spending within non-for-profits.||13 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanActivating Youth-Led Change (S1 - #14)||For our fourteenth episode, Asanga Seneviratne and Yaz Naji sit down with Michaela Bethune, Head of Campaigns at DoSomething.org, an organisation dedicated to activating young people to create social change by engaging them in online campaigns to spur offline action. Together they discuss how to best create a social change campaign, the power of campaigns in turning passion into action, listening to the needs of young people rather than treating them as a commodity, working with corporates to increase your impact, the importance of research and the need to always promote awareness with action.||29 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStrength Through Community (S1 - #13)||For our thirteenth episode, Yaz Naji and Reegan Quick sit down with Al Jeffery, Founder and a Lead Facilitator of Realise Flow, an organisation dedicated to the development of individuals and the building of community and cultural change. Together they discuss how Al found his passion, the importance of community in unlocking human potential, mindfulness and mediation, promoting and facilitating cultural change, the concept of Co-living, and the founding of the organisation Base Commons.||14 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCoding For Good (S1 - #12)||For our twelfth episode, Asanga Seneviratne sits down with Abhinav Suri, Co-Director and Project Manager of Hack4Impact, an organisation connecting student software developers with impact focused organisations to create positive change through technology and coding. Together they discuss how Abhinav co-founded Apps for Aptitude in high school to provide opportunities for students to learn how to code, advice on building a network of supports around an initiative, how Hack4Impact uses coding to solve technological problems for non-for-profits, as well as the potential impact artificial intelligence will have on economic equality.||1 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDeveloping Effective Altruism (S1 - #11.2)||For part two of our eleventh episode, Asanga Seneviratne and special guest Sam Musker sit down with Rossa O’Keeffe-O’Donovan, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Oxford and chairperson of the board of One for the World, an organisation dedicated to promoting Effective Altruism. Together they explore how we can best measure the impact of charities, the relationship between giving and happiness and delve into veganism and animal rights.||25 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDeveloping Effective Altruism (S1 - #11.1)||For our eleventh episode, Asanga Seneviratne and special guest Sam Musker sit down with Rossa O’Keeffe-O’Donovan, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Oxford and chairperson of the board of One for the World, an organisation dedicated to promoting Effective Altruism. Together they introduce the concept of Effective Altruism and then discuss the intricacies of the movement, including the assumptions underpinning it, the different focuses within the movement itself, and the relative strengths and inherent biases of Effective Altruism.||17 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConsulting for Good (S1 - #10)||For our tenth episode, Naomi Smith and Reegan Quick sit down with Dan Code, an associate consultant with Social Ventures Australia, an organisation dedicated to supporting social impact through offering services like consulting and impact investment for the non-for-profit space. Together they discuss the need to understand the context you’re operating in, Dan’s experience working in Tanzania, the relevance of an MBA in social impact, the importance of organisations like Social Ventures Australia and a unique perspective of the role of philanthropy.||3 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMore Than Clean Clothes (S1 - #9)||In our ninth episode, Reegan Quick and Asanga Seneviratne chat with Lucas Patchett, co-founder of Orange Sky Laundry and 2016 Young Australian of the Year. They discuss the importance of conversations to those experiencing homelessness, the role of advocacy vs action, inspiring technological innovation in the not for profit (NFP) space and building a nation wide NFP out of their garage.||18 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking Caring Cool (S1 - #8)||For our eighth episode, Yaz Naji and Reegan Quick sit down with Nick Pearce, co-founder of HoMie, a social enterprise designing and selling streetwear to provide people experiencing homelessness opportunities. Together they discuss the necessity of financial sustainability for social impact, the need of collaboration and partnerships, the philosophy of creating deeper more personal impact for a smaller number of beneficiaries and how to make caring cool.||3 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChanging the Games (S1 - #7)||For our seventh episode, Anastasia Rachinskaya sits down with Corine Taylor, Cristina Lucas and Luca Servodio, all members of the LA 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Committee. Together they discuss how the three all act on their passion for the environment, their city and engaging the community, and how they're changing the world through the mega-event that brings the world together - the Olympic and Paralympic Games.||20 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMore Than A Charity Bike Ride (S1 - #6)||For our sixth episode, Naomi Smith and Reegan Quick sit down with Rita Nehme, co-founder of Steer North, to discuss her journey behind co-founding the organisation, how the epic bike rides across the nation work and are organised, her method for creating awareness within communities, both the roles of charities and nature of the term ‘social enterprise’, as well as her personal advice on starting a purpose driven organisation.||6 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTelling Stories For Change (S1 - #5)||For our fifth episode, Asanga Seneviratne sits down with Tia Yang, co-founder of Where's The Love Philadelphia? to discuss her experience getting out into the local community, breaking down stereotypes around gun violence, advocacy through photography work and solutions to gun violence and Where's The Love Philadelphia's mission to raise awareness around the gun violence crisis in Philadelphia and to share the stories of those affected.||24 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReshaping International Giving (S1 - #4)||In our fourth episode, Asanga Seneviratne chats with Yash Kothari, Product/Growth at GiveDirectly & Former Co-Founder & CEO of the Y-Combinator backed Prayas Analytics. They discuss finding your purpose, Yash's journey from the tech to not-for-profit space, learning from best practices in the for-profit sector, intelligence tests in impact work, recruiting the best talent into not-for-profits and of course GiveDirectly's mission to reshape international giving via direct cash transfers.||10 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLevelling The Playing Field (S1 - #3)||For our third episode, Reegan Quick and Yaz Naji sit down with Jason Ball, LGBTIQ & Mental Health Advocate, to discuss his journey to activism, the challenges of coming out in the football community, the importance of mental health, driving grassroots change particularly in rural areas, the role of politics & social change and overcoming stereotypes more broadly.||25 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStepping Away From Disempowerment (S1 - #2)||In our second episode, Asanga Seneviratne chats to Shadrack Frimpong, Co-Founder and CEO of Cocoa360, on revamping international development, tackling corruption, finding your motivation, getting started on your idea and the importance of self-care in impact work.||11 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEducating 1 Million Girls (S1 - #1)||For our first episode Yaz Naji and Asanga Seneviratne sat down with Morgan Koegel, CEO of One Girl, to talk finding your passion, creating effective change, the challenges of running a charity, privilege, corporate vs the not-for-profit space, working in prisons and One Girl's mission to educate 1 million girls.||4 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Lantern (S1 - #0)||Lantern is a fortnightly podcast about young people trying to 'change the world' and trying to understand what that actually means.||31 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Awesome podcast sharing perspectives that are often neglected in the impact space
Very creative, well thought out podcast. Can't wait for the upcoming episodes!
Excellent podcast about young people and social impact
I am loving this podcast and learning lots about social impact, the work of a group of committed and passionate young people veganism and a movement to change the world for the better amongst other things. Definitely worth a listen.