Antony Dapiran is a long time Hong Kong resident and commentator on the Hong Kong protests. He is the author of City of Protest, a book that explains the history of protest movements in Hong Kong.
Joel Solomon is the co-author of a new book - The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose and Capitalism. He is the chair and co-founder of Renewal Funds, Canada’s largest mission venture capital firm and has been active in the charitable funding of environmental issues for decades.
The 2014 Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong was a defeat, but it also generated key insights. We explore how it has guided the 2019 Hong Kong Protest movement.
From Tiananmen Square onwards, Hong Kong protesters have developed sophisticated protest strategies. We explore the long story behind Hong Kong’s protest life that has produced the 2019 movement.
Jennifer Dillon is the communications director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. We talk about her work seeking recognition, dignity, respect and basic labour protections for millions of domestic workers in the United States.
Dave Sweeney is a long time prominent anti-nuclear campaigner, co-founding the 2017 Nobel Prize winning global organisation, ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.
Jeremy Heimans is a digital social movement entrepreneur and the key figure behind cutting edge social change organisations like GetUp, Avaaz and Purpose. We talk about his journey, and themes from his new book with Henry Timms, called New Power - How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World - and How to Make it Work for You.
Hahrie Han is one of the world’s top researchers studying ways of strengthening civic engagement. We explore the different strategies you can use to build people power and the journey she took to become one of the world’s top researchers in this space.
Imagine trying to make change in an authoritarian state? Jolovan Wham works in Singapore with migrant domestic workers. Why does he do it and what does the state do to make his change making so hard.
Social media abuse tries to shut people down, and is frighteningly common for women and people of colour. This is the story of how Amnesty decided to map twitter and see if it could stop it.
In Australia it’s hard for newly arrived refugees to find a new job. In 2011, Settlement Services International found a way for refugees to create businesses for themselves - by using the marketplace as a changemaker.
In late 2018 thousands of people from across Central America walked North to the border of the USA and into the political maelstrom of the midterm elections. How did they organise themselves and what did they achieve?
We have radical challenges like climate change and inequality but not many radical political leaders. What does it take to find and elect leaders like Alexandria Ocasio Cortez? Becky Bond was one of the Field Directors for the Bernie Sanders campaign and she shares her experience of combining radical agendas and political parties.
Do you wish politicians would spill the beans on how politics actually works? Then this chat is for you. Topics range from Your Rights at Work, the ALP and the Adani mine.
Can universities be change makers? Marc Stears has not only been a Professor at Oxford but a leading figure in the UK Labour Party under Ed Miliband. He shares what he has learnt about transitioning across the university-practitioner divide in the pursuit of social impact, and his new role as Director of Sydney Policy Lab.
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.
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.
What is a church doing running a facility where illegal drugs can be used openly? And why?
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?
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.
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.
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?
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?
When Donald Trump took power, one of his first orders was to ban Syrian refugees entering the United States. In many parts of the world politicians are increasingly scapegoating refugees, and in the process denying them their human rights. But there is one country that has decided to treat refugees with basic human decency. Uganda doesn't lock up its refugees. Instead, they live in settlements with freedom of movement, access to land and education. What can the rest of the world learn from...
Have you ever clicked on an online petition and wondered whether it worked?
In 2016, GetUp - a digital campaign organisation best known for its online petitions and email campaigns - decided to go offline. They came up with a strategy to remove extreme conservative politicians from the Australian parliament. One of the places they went to was the electorate of Bass in Northern Tasmania - a seat not known for being welcoming to out-of-towners. What did they do, and how did they do it? GetUp...