The Altruistic Traveller Podcast
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The Altruistic Traveller is a podcast bringing you stories of influential changemakers from around the globe. Venture across continents and become inspired to be a part of the change you wish to see in this world.
||CleanSo you want to be a Changemaker? Learn how with TribesforGOOD||So you want to be a changemaker....? In this week's podcast episode I talk with Mandeep Kaur, founder of TribesforGOOD, a mission led organisation developing the potential of individuals as changemakers, through culturally immersive, educational and impactful experiences in India. TribesforGOOD is on a mission to inspire a generation who want to support and work in social enterprises and impact businesses with a focus on people and the planet. Their curated social impact journeys are designed specifically to accomplish that purpose, teaching aspiring changemakers how they can best utilise their skills and passions to make a difference in the world. Mandeep explains how these impactful journeys connect entrepreneurs with local causes. For more information visit https://www.tribesforgood.com/||26 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Technology Can Solve The Refugee Crisis - Interview with Sonia & Doug from 1976km||War, Famine, Economic Devastation, Religious and Civil Persecution - These are the reasons why someone makes the fateful decision to flee their homeland in a need to secure basic safety, a better life for their children and access to human rights. 1976km is an international platform focusing on stories of the people from the frontline of the global refugee crisis. This week I chat with founders Sonia & Douglas, both of whom come from humanitarian backgrounds, with extensive experience working in humanitarian crisis and education in the field. In the podcast we uncover the story behind 1976km, named to honour the distance of the dangerous journeys refugees have taken thus far. The team also introduce us to their new program ReFOCUS, a platform providing access and training on media creation tools to help refugees develop marketable skills and develop career paths. Find out more @ www.1976km.com||10 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Price of Freedom - A Refugee's Story||Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees, and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. In this episode I interview special guest, Zaki, to discuss what it's like to flee hardship and live life as a refugee. Zaki is a refugee from Afghanistan. After his father disappeared the Taliban then targeted Zaki to be killed. In 2013, only 17 years old, he escaped from Afghanistan and came to Australia by boat. He has spent the past few years on a bridging visa, studying English and being an inspirational activist for refugee rights, helping others who have had to endure the horrifying burden of seeking asylum. In this interview he opens up about his heart-rending journey of loss and faith, with the hope to help raise awareness of the plight of refugees around the world. You'll need your tissues for this moving story of courage and sacrifice. Thank you Zaki, you're a true inspiration.||19 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Family Travel Hub with a Sustainable Heart - Our Family Travels||This week on the podcast we're back on the topic of travel, talking with Brenda Pomponio from Our Family Travels, a travel blog with a sustainable heart. Our Family Travels is a digital platform founded by parent traveller, Brenda Pomponio, whose passion for pioneering a travel attitude focused on heartfelt moments with the family is at the forefront. In the podcast we talk about what it's like to travel as a family and how to bring the concept of sustainable travel on that journey together. Follow Our Family Travels at https://ourfamilytravels.com.au/||17 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Social Business Creates Change with Kathy Wong, Moeloco||Kathy Wong is the founder and chief Energy Officer of Moeloco, a social enterprise business that puts shoes on children in poverty . By providing shoes to these underprivileged children, the social enterprise assists in granting access to education in order to provide employment opportunities and a better way of life out of such difficult conditions. This simple idea of a flip flop that provides a pair of school shoes for each pair sold is now a fashion brand sold internationally that has impacted almost 8,000 children in three and a half years. In the podcast we talk about the rise of social impact business and hear Kathy's impactful journey. Her advice - Heart-led leadership and compassion. Through this kind of leadership we can see fundamental social and economic barriers overcome by ethical business and opportunity. Follow her journey: Websites: https://www.moeloco.com/ , http://moelocoyouth.com/ Facebook: @crazydreamerstvshow , @kathywongchangemaker||2 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe App Making Ethical & Sustainable Food Easy to Find - Interview with Paul from Fair Food Forager||Fair Food Forager is an app (and B Corp) developed in Australia that helps you find the best, most ethical and conscious grocers, restaurants, cafe's and producers around the world. In this interview I chat with Paul, founder of Fair Food Forager, one of the most passionate people I have yet to meet in the environmental industry. Paul's drive to create a greener planet really shows through in the interview as he talks about his journey with Fair Food Forager and wanting to create a ripple effect that inspires us all to do our part for the planet. We talk in depth about the app and the growth of environmental awareness around the globe, including places like Vietnam where Paul has encountered grassroots activism such as local beach cleanups. In June he joins the Peloton Against Plastic, a bicycle ride from Hanoi to Bangkok, designed to generate conversation about prevention of plastic pollution. For more information visit https://fairfoodforager.com.au/||5 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat does the future of International Aid look like? | Interview wth Tony Macie from Expert Exchange||In this episode we're talking about the transformation of International Aid with special guest Tony Macie from Expert-Exchange. As a combat Veteran, Macie has experienced the best and worst of humankind. After getting out of the Army with honorable medical discharge, he retained a longing to serve his fellow Veterans, which he did by volunteering for several non-profits addressing Veterans rights and combatting PTSD. Latterly, Macie was so inspired by visiting SE Asia that he immediately felt a calling to help others by sharing the expertise and resources at his disposal: this brought about the establishment of Expert-Exchange. Expert-Exchange is a new type of deployment - open to veterans and civilians alike - with the primary mission to empower disenfranchised families globally via skills training and the capital to foster lasting community improvements. Macie is heading up the program in Cambodia and has been in SE Asia since 2014. Throughout our conversation we touch on some c||13 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Road to a Plastic Free Cambodia with Sarah Rhodes||This week on the podcast I'm talking with Sarah Rhodes, founder of Plastic Free Cambodia, an initiative that aims to raise awareness of the damage single-use disposable plastic is causing to the Kingdom of Cambodia, and our world as a whole. She talks about the positive impact the movement has had on Cambodia and it's people, the challenges still to come and how we can all play a role in plastic reduction to help clean up our world. " Why Plastic Free Cambodia? Unlike paper and banana leaves which decompose, plastic (and styrofoam) don't ever go away! More plastic was produced in the first 10 years of this century than the entire last century! Because plastic is derived from petroleum products, its use is causing major environmental problems in the world and in Cambodia. It is in our rivers and along our streets. You can see it! We catch fish from these rivers and they have been swimming in and eating our plastic rubbish - so when we eat them, we are also eating plastic which can||1 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUsing Earth bags to Rebuild Nepal - Interview with Pratik and Trish||Last month I had the pleasure of interviewing Pratik Karki and Trish Dixit, friends, teachers and earth bag constructors in Nepal with a vision that aims to assist in rebuilding the 700,000+ homes that were destroyed in the devastating 2015 earthquake. In this interview we talk about earth bags and the vision to create an earth bag construction training centre to help rebuild Nepal. For more information visit - http://myaltruistictravels.com/2017/07/using-earthbags-rebuild-nepal-sustainable-relief-efforts/||28 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscussing LGBTI rights in Nepal with Peter - Activist and counsellor at Blue Diamond Society||This week I am speaking with openly gay LGBTI activist, and counsellor for NGO Blue Diamond Society, about the LGBTI movement here in Nepal. The Blue Diamond Society is an NGO in Kathmandu that works with local communities and on a national level, with the mission to improve the sexual health, human rights and well being of sexual and gender minorities in Nepal. Nepal is a conservative country that still disapproves any sexual behaviour other than heterosexual, meaning that many members of the LGBTI community face discrimination on a daily basis. In this interview we talk about how Blue Diamond Society is helping members of the LGBTI community rise above social stigmas and pave the path for more equal rights for future generations. Peter opens up about his experiences coming out in Nepal and being a voice and activist for LGBTI rights around the country. You can find more information about the Blue Diamond Society on their website http://www.bds.org.np/||17 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHelping to rehabilitate the prisoners of Nepal - Interview with Hidden Life Foundation||This week I am speaking exclusively with the founder of Hidden Life Foundation, Vivek Upadhyay. Hidden Life Foundation is the first social organisation in Nepal founded to help rehabilitate and release those put in prison for petty crimes, mostly brought upon by extreme poverty and low socio-economic conditions. The organisation commits to improving the hygiene, facilities and living standards of those in the prison system. In this interview we discuss the organisation's mission, the social issues that cause people to commit crime in Nepal, the prison system and conditions, and Hidden Life Foundation's aim to give people a second chance at life. Find out more at http://www.hiddenlife.org/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/hiddenlifefoundation/||12 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalking fair trade & gender equality with Nasreen Sheikh - LOCWOM founder||Welcome to The Altruistic Traveller podcast, sharing stories and interviews with the influential changemakers of this world. This week I am talking with fair trade & gender equality advocate Nasreen Sheikh. Nasreen has been a face for gender equality in Nepal through her work providing training opportunities to women from marginalised communities. In this episode we talk about fair trade, gender equality, environmental sustainability and ways we can all be part of the positive change we wish to see in this world. For more information visit www.locwom.org or www.lwhnepal.com||8 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|