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Lantern is a podcast about young people trying to 'change the world' and trying to understand what that actually means.

Lantern is a podcast about young people trying to 'change the world' and trying to understand what that actually means.
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Australia

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Lantern is a podcast about young people trying to 'change the world' and trying to understand what that actually means.

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English


Episodes

Youth Voices at the UN (S2 - #11)

3/11/2019
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“Young people are vital actors now, they aren’t just the future, they can be leaders today… they can be empowered to create change if given the opportunities." For our eleventh episode, we sit down with Kareem El-Ansary, the 2019 Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations as he embarks on a listening tour across Australia to discover the most important issues to young Australians. Together we discuss his journey into the role, the nuances of providing policy recommendations, the...

Duration:00:40:17

Stopping Food Wastage (S2 - #10)

2/25/2019
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“There is research that says more Australians have access to a phone than food… 1 in 6 Australians actually will experience food insecurity at some point; it’s insane.” For our tenth episode, we sit down with Jane Kou, Founder and CEO of Bring Me Home, an online marketplace connecting people to food retailers to help reduce food wastage. Together we discuss food wastage within Australia, the value that incubators provide, the importance of resilience and being able to pivot, and the...

Duration:00:35:15

Promoting Youth Political Engagement (S2 - #9)

2/11/2019
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“[Don’t] be dissuaded by the reputation of politics because you can change that. You might not change it all… but you being in that is the first step rather than not being in it at all.” For our ninth episode, we sit down with Yasmin Poole, Chair of the Victorian Youth Congress in 2018, an advisory group of people aged between 12-24 formed by the Victorian Government to shape policy affecting young people. Together we discuss reasons why young people are disengaged with politics and how to...

Duration:00:37:59

Consciously Including (S2 - #8)

1/28/2019
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“The phrase that I like to lead people with is if you’re not consciously including, you’re unconsciously excluding.” For our eighth episode, we sit down with Dr. Francesca Maclean, Co-Founder and current Strategic Director of Fifty50, a student led organisation dedicated to promoting gender equity in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Together we discuss the role of language in promoting inclusion, strategies to address inequitable behaviours,...

Duration:00:39:30

Preventing Sexual Assault (S2 - #7)

1/15/2019
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CW: sexual assault. “We always think it is important to work with other people and other organisations … [because] the role that we play is just a tiny piece of the puzzle.” For our seventh episode, we sit down with Rena Ou Yang, co-founder of Empowered Together, a youth-led organisation dedicated to the primary prevention of sexual assault. Together we discuss the role of education and collaboration in the primary prevention of sexual assault, the legal environment surrounding sexual...

Duration:00:39:09

Inclusive Filmmaking (S2 - #6)

12/31/2018
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“Our film industry should be the most inclusive industry; it’s our industry of stories, it’s the way we reflect society… it’s society’s mirror.” For our sixth episode, we sit down with Genevieve Clay-Smith, Co-Founder and CEO of Bus Stop Films, an organisation dedicated to inclusive filmmaking through providing opportunities to people with intellectual disabilities and those from marginalised communities. Together we discuss inclusive filmmaking practices, the need for inclusion in...

Duration:00:39:01

Creating Opportunities (S2-#5)

12/17/2018
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“There are different schools of thought when it comes to social enterprise, but the most… important question to ask is what difference are you making and are you measuring it?” For our fifth episode, we sit down with Daizy Maan, Program Manager of SPARK Deakin, an accelerator program supporting startups and social enterprise within Deakin University. Together we discuss the importance of relationship building and mentorship, tips for creating campaigns and her experiences co-founding...

Duration:00:39:12

Finding Common Ground (S2 - #4)

12/6/2018
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“People have a preconceived idea of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, but when you get a glimpse of who we are as people in a closer proximity, I think people’s minds can be changed.” For our fourth episode, we sit down with Rona Glynn-McDonald, Founder and CEO of Common Ground, an online space that shares Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories and lived experiences. Together we discuss the importance of sharing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...

Duration:00:36:26

Amplifying Voices (S2 -#3)

11/20/2018
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“[Confidence] makes you realise that you are a changemaker and you do have a voice and a platform to be able to share the stories of those who are silenced.” For our third episode, we sit down with Sarah and Maya Ghassali, Syrian-Australian twin sisters and co-founders of Refugees on Air, a podcast dedicated to giving Australian refugees a voice by sharing their stories. Together we discuss how awareness and showcasing stories can lead to impact, the challenges of running a side...

Duration:00:38:08

Youth-Led Global Development (S2 - #2)

11/4/2018
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"If young people aren’t creating the solutions for the problems that they are most affected by, I don’t know who will and I don’t think anyone else is better placed to create the solutions.” 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,...

Duration:00:39:21

Shifting the Narrative (S2 - #1)

10/21/2018
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“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...

Duration:00:40:12

Creating Our Next Entrepreneurs (S1 - #16)

5/27/2018
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~~~ We’re bringing Season 1 to a close with this episode. It’s been an amazing ride and we have heard from a range of incredible guests but we’re looking forward to bringing you a bigger and better Season 2 of Lantern in the second half of 2018! In the meantime, we would love to hear from you about how we can improve, what you liked about Season 1 and what you didn’t. We’ve got a Fair Trade Gift pack to give away courtesy of our wonderful partners and all you need to do is complete the...

Duration:00:57:26

Building Strategies For Change (S1 - #15)

5/13/2018
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“There are some causes that really [by] having more information and generating more awareness is impact in itself…sometimes marketing really is a form of impact, other times it can be too much.” 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...

Duration:00:51:56

Activating Youth-Led Change (S1 - #14)

4/29/2018
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“You don’t have to grow up to be a full agent of change, you can push for social change regardless of your age, your background… because that’s the only thing that’s achieved change in the past” 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...

Duration:00:54:27

Strength Through Community (S1 - #13)

4/14/2018
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“How do we both be peaceful on the inside but also take agency and create change in the world?” 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...

Duration:00:50:03

Coding For Good (S1 - #12)

4/1/2018
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“We can always teach someone the technical background they need to do these projects, but we can’t necessarily teach that inherent drive for social impact” 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...

Duration:00:50:15

Developing Effective Altruism (S1 - #11.2)

3/25/2018
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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. Show Notes: One For The...

Duration:00:46:29

Developing Effective Altruism (S1 - #11.1)

3/18/2018
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“I think what Effective Altruism is trying to do is change how people give, change how people are trying to do good more generally, and I think we’re taking a longer term perspective where we’re arguing that people should try to be more analytical.” 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...

Duration:00:52:01

Consulting for Good (S1 - #10)

3/4/2018
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“It’s quite easy to sit in an office and think that you’re having a really fantastic impact, but it is really about talking to the people you end up working with and testing with them; is this working or is there anything that we can do better?” 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...

Duration:00:51:15

More Than Clean Clothes (S1 - #9)

2/18/2018
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“We never proclaimed to be advocates…we’re not out there advocating for stuff we’re doers… we want to show people and not tell people” 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...

Duration:00:59:16