The Shin Fujiyama Podcast | Social Entrepreneurship | Nonprofit Organizations | International Development Aid | NGOs
By Shin Fujiyama, Social Entrepreneur, CNN Hero, Nonprofit Organization Manager
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Shin Fujiyama is a CNN Hero and the Executive Director of Students Helping Honduras. He lives with 30 former street children in Honduras where he runs a school and international NGO. He lives on a wooden tree house built on a mango tree. In each episode Shin will be interviewing a proven social entrepreneur or NGO leader in the nonprofit or international development aid industry-- including several CNN Heroes and bestselling authors. They’re going to deconstruct their journey to explain HOW they built up their organizations. They’ll also tell us about their greatest failures, lessons, regrets, and behind-the-scenes realities. We’ll talk about their tactics, philosophies, principles, tools, and motivations to give you inspiration and actionable advice. 1) Subscribe to this podcast. 2) Turn on automatic downloads. 3) Leave me a review. 4.) Enjoy every new interview for FREE during your commute or workout.
||Clean49: Providing health training to 90,000 people in the hospitals of India, with Katy Ashe||Katy Ashe, Forbes 30U30, Noora Health||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean48: How Annie "The Jackfruit Lady" Ryu built a health food company in India instead of a nonprofit||Annie Ryu, Forbes 30U30, CEO of The Jackfruit Company||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean47: Growing a nonprofit since age 12 to help soldiers & veterans in need—Forbes 30U30 Robbie Bergquist||Forbes 30 Under 30 Robbie Bergquist, Co-Founder Cell Phones for Soldiers||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean46: One conservationist's quest to hep the animals in the jungles of Indonesia—with Adam Miller||Adam Miller, Founder and CEO of Planet Indonesia||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean45: How Swipe Out Hunger served 1.3 million meals using leftover meal swipes on campus—with Rachel Sumekh, Forbes 30 Under 30||Rachel Sumekh, Forbes 30 Under 30, Founder/CEO of Swipe Out Hunger||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean44: One woman's quest to run a girls school in war-torn Afghanistan—with CNN Hero Razia Jan||CNN Hero Razia Jan, Founder of Razia's Ray of Hope Foundation in Afghanistan||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean43: One man's quest to end child trafficking around the world—Andy Stein, Founder of Orphaned Starfish Foundation||Andy Stein, featured on The CNN Freedom Project & Founder of Orphaned Starfish Foundation||3/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#42: One doctor's quest to cure the poor, while living on a fishing boat—with Doctor Ben LaBrot, CNN Hero||CNN Hero Dr. Ben LaBrot, Founder of Floating Doctors||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#41: One teacher's quest to create an education movement in Colombia—with Henry May||Henry May, Founder of CoSchool||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#40: One lawyer's quest to build schools around the world—with Doug Bunch of Global Playground||Doug Bunch, Global Playground||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#39: Shin Fujiyama's biggest failure moments in Honduras||Shin Fujiyama, Founder of Students Helping Honduras||1/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#38: ONE 28-year-old's quest to provide clean water to the ENTIRE NATION of Swaziland—with Seth Maxwell, Forbes 30U30||Seth Maxwell, Founder of Thirst Project, Forbes 30 Under 30||12/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#37: How to start massive online movements for social good (with $50 or less)—with Shawn Humphrey||Dr. Shawn Humphrey—Founder of La Ceiba MFI, Two Dollar Challenge, Month of Microfinance, Sidekick Manifesto||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#36: Using his second chance at life to help ex-cons become top chefs—with CNN Hero Brandon Chrostowski||CNN Hero Brandon Chrostowski, Founder of Edwin's Leadership & Restaurant Institute||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#35: End anemia in Cambodia by cooking with the Lucky Iron Fish—with Gavin Armstrong, Forbes 30 Under 30||Gavin Armstrong, Forbes 30 Under 30, Founder of Lucky Iron Fish||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#34: Leaving Wall Street to feed the homeless—with CNN Hero Robert Lee||CNN Hero Robert Lee, Founder of Rescuing Leftover Cuisine||11/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#33: One woman's quest to educate the children of Haiti--with Nedgine Paul, Forbes 30 Under 30||Nedgine Paul, Founder Anseye Pou Ayiti, Forbes 30 Under 30||11/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#32: Students Helping Honduras Staff Highlight, Amanda Fennell (Chief Operating Officer)||Amanda Fennell, Chief Operating Officer of Students Helping Honduras||11/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#31: How a student at UMD raised $30,000 for Students Helping Honduras through letter writing-- with Melissa Frankenberry||Melissa Frankenberry, University of Maryland Students Helping Honduras||11/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#30 Surviving 2,200 miles on a bicycle through Europe for Students Helping Honduras—with Cristy Falcone||Cristy Falcone, Students Helping Honduras||11/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#29: How one man climbed 58 mountains to raise $12,000 for his favorite charity--with Johnny Zeng||Students Helping Honduras volunteer, Johnny Zeng||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#28: The rise of female and Asian American social entrepreneurs—with Sophia Sunwoo, Forbes' 30 Under 30||Forbes' 30 Under 30 Sophia Sunwoo, CEO & Co-founder of The Water Collective||10/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#27: Leaving corporate America to help low-income kids through basketball--with CNN Hero Marquis Taylor||CNN Hero Marquis Taylor, Founder of Coaching for Change||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#26: The 17-year-old social entrepreneur delivering computers around the world—with CNN Hero Chris Cao||CNN Hero Chris Cao||10/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#25: One father's unbelievable quest to help disabled people around the world through weight training--with CNN Hero Ned Norton||CNN Hero Ned Norton, Founder of Warriors on Wheels||10/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#24: The making of JADED AID, a card game for disillusioned humanitarians||Founders of Jaded Aid: Jessica Heinzelman & Teddy Ruge||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#23: (Behind the Scenes) How the Villa Soleada Bilingual School in Honduras really works--with Caroline Gray||Caroline Gray, Program Director at the Villa Soleada Bilingual School in Honduras and former Teach for America Corps Member||10/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#22: A day in the life of a 4th grade teacher at the Villa Soleada Bilingual School, Honduras--with Michael Driscoll||Michael Driscoll, Virgina Tech and Teach for America alum||10/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#21: An open discussion on recent criticisms of volunteer travel & development aid--with Natalie Jesionka||Natalie Jesionka, Editor of Shatter the Looking Glass & Professor at Rutgers University||9/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#20: The Virginia Tech student who left it all to help street children from the sugarcane slums of Dominican Republic—with Ca||Caitlin McHale, Co-Founder of Project Esperanza in Dominican Republic||9/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#19: One man's response to J.K. Rowling's tweet: "Orphanages cause irreparable damage, even those that are well run." -- with D||Dr. Richard Mckenzie, University of California Irvine professor emeritus of economics and management||9/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#18: How two engineering students started an NGO in Nicaragua while working full-time--with EOS International Founders Greg Mcg||EOS International Founders Greg Mcgrath & Wes Meier||9/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#17: How to rescue homeless sloths and build an animal sanctuary in South America—with CNN Hero Monique Pool AKA “The Sloth||CNN Hero Monique Pool AKA “The Sloth Lady" | Founder of Green Heritage Fund Suriname||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#16: The mindset, habits, & traits you need to become the Executive Director of a growing nonprofit organization--with Kelly Ph||Kelly Phoenix, Former Executive Director of Nourish International||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15: The modern-day Thomas Edison who invented the “holy grail” of sustainable agriculture in Mali, Africa—with CNN Hero||CNN Hero Jock Brandis, Founder of The Full Belly Project||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#14: Life as a social entrepreneur vs. life working for a non-profit organization—with Sebastian Africano||Sebastian Africano, International Director of Trees, Water & People & expert in fuel-efficient cooking stoves||8/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13: How to Run an International Non-profit Organization While Working 9-5—With Kunal Doshi, Founder of Brighter Children||Kunal Doshi, Founder of Brighter Children||8/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12: How one grandmother from Rotary International distributed 56,000 fuel-efficient cooking stoves in Central America—with C||CNN Hero Nancy Hughes, Founder of Stove Team International||8/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11: How to transform lives of orphaned & vulnerable children in the townships of South Africa with Jacob Lief, Founder of Ubun||Jacob Lief, author & founder of Ubuntu Education Fund||8/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8 How CNN Hero Yash Gupta began collecting $1.3M+ worth of eye glasses for children when he was 14||CNN Hero Yash Gupta||8/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10 How a former Peace Corps volunteer shipped 147,000+ used bicycles around the world--with CNN Hero David Schweidenback||CNN Hero & Founder of Pedals for Progress, David Schweidenback||8/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9: Are your development aid programs truly participatory? With Rye Barcott, US Marine Corps Captain and Co-Founder of Carolin||Rye Barcott, Co-Founder of Carolina for Kibera & TED Fellow||8/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8 How Yash Gupta began collecting $1.3M+ worth of eye glasses for children when he was 14||CNN Hero Yash Gupta||8/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7 How a teacher is rescuing street kids and his quest to end child slavery and human trafficking in Vietnam--with CNN Hero Mic||Michael Brosowski, CNN Hero||8/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6 How CNN Hero Anne Hallum and AIR planted 4.2 million trees in Central America||Anne Hallum, CNN Hero and founder of the Alliance for International Reforestation||7/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5 How CNN Hero Jackson Kaguri built up the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project in his Ugandan village||CNN Hero Twesigye Jackson Kaguri||7/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4 How Sam Vaghar built the Millennium Campus Conference||Sam Vaghar, Founder of Millennium Campus Network||7/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3 Clearing 5 million landmines in Cambodia with Bill Morse||Bill Morse, Founder of Landmine Relief Fund in Cambodia||7/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2 How ultra-low-cost private schools are changing the world with Dr. James Tooley||James Tooley, author of The Beautiful Tree||7/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1 Rescuing trafficked children in Nepal with NYT best-selling author Conor Grennan||Conor Grennan, Founder Next Generation Nepal||7/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
While the podcast name might be long winded, the stories and interviews are straight forward and to the point. I've listened to all available podcasts so far (currently 3) and have been deeply engrossed in the conversations between Shin and whoever he happens to be interviewing.
Listening to interviews of Social Entrepreneurs by another Social Entrepreneur leads to some questions other journalists unfamiliar with the work required in the field might overlook. The questions Shin asks are insightful and also honest.
For those unfamiliar with Shin himself, I encourage you to look into more about him. His podcasts focus on some incredible people doing amazing things, but Shin has done some pretty outstanding things as well.
Anyone who is interested in nonprofit work, NGOs or international aid should absolutely give this podcast a listen.
I listen to this podcast as I'm driving home from work. It's full of insightful and influential tips and lessons that people of all ages could learn about.
It is great to hear these types of stories!
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