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On What We Don't Know, Xander Schultz chats with activists, changemakers, thought leaders, and social entrepreneurs so they can shed light on the issues that define our time. If you're interested in politics, social justice, and how we can make this world a better place through educating ourselves on various topics, this is the podcast for you. Follow WWDK on social media: @WWDKPod on Twitter @WWDKPod on Instagram WWDK on Facebook Sign up for the WWDK Newsletter at www.WWDKPod.com

On What We Don't Know, Xander Schultz chats with activists, changemakers, thought leaders, and social entrepreneurs so they can shed light on the issues that define our time. If you're interested in politics, social justice, and how we can make this world a better place through educating ourselves on various topics, this is the podcast for you. Follow WWDK on social media: @WWDKPod on Twitter @WWDKPod on Instagram WWDK on Facebook Sign up for the WWDK Newsletter at www.WWDKPod.com

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United States

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On What We Don't Know, Xander Schultz chats with activists, changemakers, thought leaders, and social entrepreneurs so they can shed light on the issues that define our time. If you're interested in politics, social justice, and how we can make this world a better place through educating ourselves on various topics, this is the podcast for you. Follow WWDK on social media: @WWDKPod on Twitter @WWDKPod on Instagram WWDK on Facebook Sign up for the WWDK Newsletter at www.WWDKPod.com

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English


Episodes

Ending Prison Industry Profiteering with Bianca Tylek

3/17/2021
We've discussed the prison problem before, but today we tackle it from a different angle. Today's guest is Bianca Tylek, and she's the Executive Director of Worth Rises. She talks to Xander about how prisons and capitalism are intertwined. Bianca tells us what we don't know about the $80 billion prison industry. Follow Bianca and Worth Rises: Twitter @BiancaTylek Instagram @biancatylek Visit the Worth Rises website Twitter @WorthRises Instagram @WorthRises Facebook @WorthRises Follow...

Duration:00:34:19

Freeing Aging Prisoners with Jose Saldana

3/11/2021
There's a lot of conversation about prison reform, wrongful convictions, and overhauling the justice system as a whole. But not many people think about the elderly who have been in prison for decades. In this episode, Xander chats with Jose Saldaña who was released in 2018 after 38 years in prison and four Parole Board Denials. He's now the director of Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP) Follow RAPP: Twitter @RAPPcampaign Follow RAPP on Facebook Visit the RAPP website Follow WWDK on...

Duration:00:31:35

Investing to Save the World with Ibrahim AlHusseini

3/3/2021
Can capitalism be used for good? That's what our guest Ibrahim AlHusseini believes, which is why he's an environmental venture capitalist. In this episode, Xander talks with Ibrahim about investing in eco-friendly companies that are making this world a better place. Follow Ibrahim and his organizations: Twitter @ialhusseini Visit the Full Cycle website Follow @FullCycle on Twitter Follow WWDK on social media: @WWDKPod on Twitter @WWDKPod on Instagram WWDK on Facebook Sign up for the...

Duration:00:27:09

Indigenous and Environmental Activism with Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

2/24/2021
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is an American environmental activist and hip-hop artist. His work focuses on redefining our relationship to the natural world through an intersectional indigenous lens. Working within the worldwide conservation organization Earth Guardians, he leads initiatives focused on youth activism in indigenous communities. Follow Xiuhtezcatl and his organizations: Instagram @xiuhtezcatl Visit his website Visit the Earth Guardians website Follow WWDK on social...

Duration:00:31:39

Food Waste and the Circular Economy with Justin Kamine

2/17/2021
Justin Kamine joins us this week, and he was listed as one of Forbes' '30 Under 30'. In this episode, he sits down with us and tells us what we don't know about food waste, solar energy, and much more. We also learn about how his organizations are helping to solve these problems and make this world a better place. Follow Justin Kamine and his organizations: Instagram @j_kamine Visit the Upgraid website Instagram @upgraid.me Visit the KDC website Follow WWDK on social media: @WWDKPod...

Duration:00:23:05

Wrongful Convictions with Jason Flom

2/10/2021
Music mogul and philanthropist Jason Flom joins the What We Don’t Know Podcast to talk about criminal justice issues that are reflective of the fundamental inequalities in the American society. In this episode, they dived deep into the roots of why many innocent people are wrongfully convicted with crimes they didn’t commit, including aspects of the jury, the cash bail system, the criminal interrogation process, and more. Follow Jason Flom and the Wrongful Conviction podcast: Twitter...

Duration:00:29:41

Political Polarization with llana Redstone

2/3/2021
Ilana Redstone joined the What We Don’t Know Podcast to discuss political polarization, and the consequences of living in a divided nation. Ilana is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois as well as the author of the book Unassailable Ideas: How Unwritten Rules and Social Media Shape Discourse in American Higher Education In a world filled with the influence of social media, political discourse has become less tolerant, and conflicts are made faster to escalate....

Duration:00:24:21

The Power of the DA with Eliza Orlins

1/20/2021
District Attorneys are some of the most powerful people in the criminal legal system, even more so than judges. This week we talked with Manhattan DA candidate Eliza Orlins to learn what we don't know about DAs including their influence on sentencing, cash bail, mandatory minimums. and more. Follow Eliza Orlins Twitter @elizaorlins Instagram @eorlins Visit ElizaOrlins.com Follow WWDK on social media: @WWDKPod on Twitter @WWDKPod on Instagram WWDK on Facebook Sign up for the WWDK...

Duration:00:33:54

Mutual Aid with Shelly Tygielski

1/7/2021
Shelly Tygielski is not only an author, speaker, and meditation teacher, but she's the founder of Pandemic of Love. Learn how her team created a grass-roots, volunteer-led global mutual aid community with the reputation of a "non-profit disruptor". Follow Shelly Tygielski and Pandemic of Love: Twitter @ShellyTygielski Instagram @mindfulskatergirl Facebook @shellymeditation Learn more at PandemicOfLove.com Follow WWDK on social media: @WWDKPod on Twitter @WWDKPod on Instagram WWDK on...

Duration:00:30:34

Supply Chains and Financial Inclusion with Ashish Gadnis

12/30/2020
This week, we had the pleasure of talking with Ashish Gadnis, and his team's mission is to lift 100 million people worldwide out of poverty with some pretty innovative ideas. Follow Ashish Gadnis and BanQu: Twitter @agadnis Twitter @BanQuInc Facebook @BanQuApp BanQu Website Follow WWDK on social media: @WWDKPod on Twitter @WWDKPod on Instagram WWDK on Facebook Sign up for the WWDK Newsletter at www.WWDKPod.com Support the podcast on Patreon And if you enjoyed this episode, be...

Duration:00:28:13

Breonna Taylor, Mitch McConnel, and Kentucky Politics with Charles Booker

12/17/2020
Charles Booker had an incredible senatorial run this year, and he was also at the forefront of the Justice for Breonna Taylor movement in 2020. Follow Charles Booker and Hood To The Holler: Twitter @Booker4KY Instagram @Booker4KY Twitter @HoodToTheHoller Instagram @HoodToTheHoller Follow WWDK on social media: @WWDKPod on Twitter @WWDKPod on Instagram WWDK on Facebook Sign up for the WWDK Newsletter at www.WWDKPod.com Support the podcast on Patreon And if you enjoyed this episode,...

Duration:00:28:38

Latinx Voters with Liz Alarcón

12/9/2020
Liz Alarcón is a digital activist and founder of Project Pulso. Pulso is a non-profit media start-up that shares news, history and cultural stories by Latinos, for Latinos, dedicated to keeping the pulse on nuestra gente. Project Pulso is reaching 2 million people about politics, voting, and social issues. Follow Liz and Project Pulso: Twitter @LizRebeAlarcon Instagram @lizrebealarcon Twitter @ProjectPulso Instagram @ProjectPulso Follow WWDK on social media: @WWDKPod on...

Duration:00:29:54

The Georgia Runoffs with Ai-jen Poo, LaTosha Brown, and Rashad Robinson

11/25/2020
These three super organizers all played a key role in Biden's victory. Now they are front and center again, as the nation turns it's attention to Georgia's runoffs for their two Senate seats. LaTosha Brown, Rashad Robinson, and Ai-jen Poo sit with Xander to discuss their keys to success during this election cycle, and their plans for Georgia over the next couple months. Follow LaTosha on Twitter @MsLaToshaBrown Follow LaTosha on Instagram @mslatoshabrown Follow Ai-jen on Twitter...

Duration:00:29:50

Organizing Black Churches with Pastor Mike McBride

11/11/2020
Pastor Mike McBride built an unprecedented coalition of Black Churches and turned them into a powerful political organizing force. Pastor Mike sat with Xander to chat about how he did it, what messaging works at Black Churches, how he’s reducing gun violence across the country, and the future he hopes to build. Follow Pastor Mike: Twitter @impastormike_ Instagram @impastormike_ Twitter @blackchurchpac Instagram @blackchurchpac Follow WWDK on social media: @WWDKPod on Twitter @WWDKPod...

Duration:00:41:22

Flipping Arizona with Reginald Bolding

11/4/2020
We have the perfect guest for election week, and it's Reginald Bolding. Reginald is a member of the Arizona House of Representatives, and he's here to discuss what it takes to sway a swing state. With Biden being the confirmed winner of AZ in the 2020 elections, it's a great time for this episode! Follow Reginald on Twitter @reginaldbolding Follow WWDK on social media: @WWDKPod on Twitter @WWDKPod on Instagram WWDK on Facebook Sign up for the WWDK Newsletter at www.WWDKPod.com Support...

Duration:00:29:12

Black Male Voters with Mondale Robinson

11/2/2020
WWDK is back! And we're excited that our first guest is Mondale Robinson who we had the pleasure of talking to about the importance of mobilizing Black male voters. Follow Mondale on Twitter @mondalerobinson Follow WWDK on social media: @WWDKPod on Twitter @WWDKPod on Instagram WWDK on Facebook Sign up for the WWDK Newsletter at www.WWDKPod.com Support the podcast on Patreon And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to leave a review!

Duration:00:29:20

How to Shift Culture with Yosi Sergant

7/7/2020
Yosi Sergant joins Xander to chat about the alchemy of shifting culture for political change. Yosi previously led Obama’s Hope Campaign and is currently the founder and lead cultural organizer at TaskForce. His Into Action campaign is producing meme’s and gifs to fuel the progressive movement in 2020. Follow WWDK on social media: @WWDKPod on Twitter @WWDKPod on Instagram WWDK on Facebook Sign up for the WWDK Newsletter at www.WWDKPod.com And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to...

Duration:00:22:19

Voting Rights and Voter Suppression with Desmond Meade

6/23/2020
Desmond Meade was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine after he led the passage of Amendment 4 in Florida, which returned voting rights to 1.4 million formerly incarcerated people. In this episode, Desmond chats about how he passed Amendment 4 and how to build broad coalitions across party lines. He also contextualizes the roots of voter suppression and talks about the specific types of suppression tactics he's facing as he tries to organize the...

Duration:00:26:37

Racial Justice with Rashad Robinson

6/16/2020
Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of Color Of Change, talks with Xander about the fight for racial justice in America, lessons he's applying from his victories while helping lead GLAAD, the keys to shifting culture, what his highest hopes are for this moment and how we can help. Follow WWDK on social media: @WWDKPod on Twitter @WWDKPod on Instagram WWDK on Facebook Sign up for the WWDK Newsletter at www.WWDKPod.com And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to leave a review!

Duration:00:19:02

A Moment of Silence for George Floyd

6/11/2020
I recorded this while speaking at a conference (via Zoom). It's an exercise everyone should go through. It makes you realize how little regard that officer had for George Floyd's life... to stay on that man for that long as he begged for his life... We must strengthen our resolve to do better. This will not be a quick fix. We must demand more from ourselves and our system. Follow WWDK on social media: @WWDKPod on Twitter @WWDKPod on Instagram WWDK on Facebook Sign up for the WWDK...

Duration:00:09:34