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




Creating Our Next Entrepreneurs (S1 - #16)

~~~ 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...


Building Strategies For Change (S1 - #15)

“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...


Activating Youth-Led Change (S1 - #14)

“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, 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...


Strength Through Community (S1 - #13)

“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...


Coding For Good (S1 - #12)

“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...


Developing Effective Altruism (S1 - #11.2)

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...


Developing Effective Altruism (S1 - #11.1)

“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...


Consulting for Good (S1 - #10)

“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...


More Than Clean Clothes (S1 - #9)

“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...


Making Caring Cool (S1 - #8)

"Clothing will not solve homelessness, hopefully it makes people’s days, weeks, months better, but what will is support and opportunity for people…” For our eighth episode, Yaz Naji and Reegan Quick sit down with Nick Pearce, co-founder of HoMie, a social enterprise designing and selling streetwear to provide people experiencing homelessness opportunities. Together they discuss the necessity of financial sustainability for social impact, the need of collaboration and partnerships, the...


Changing the Games (S1 - #7)

“Trust your process and if you’re not involved in something that you’re completely passionate about, it’s never too late…listen to your heart, take a leap of faith and jump on an opportunity that really speaks to you” For our seventh episode, Anastasia Rachinskaya sits down with Corine Taylor, Cristina Lucas and Luca Servodio, all members of the LA 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Committee. Together they discuss how the three all act on their passion for the environment, their city and...


More Than A Charity Bike Ride (S1 - #6)

“A lot of the time, you feel like you have to have everything in place before you start something, or everything needs to be aligned… and everything has to be strategic and so planned before you make a move, but it’s not the case” For our sixth episode, Naomi Smith and Reegan Quick sit down with Rita Nehme, co-founder of Steer North, to discuss her journey behind co-founding the organisation, how the epic bike rides across the nation work and are organised, her method for creating...


Telling Stories For Change (S1 - #5)

“As far as breaking stereotypes in general, it's important to not be afraid to ask, because if you ask someone something… it shows that you’re not aware of something but want to be." For our fifth episode, Asanga Seneviratne sits down with Tia Yang, co-founder of Where's The Love Philadelphia? to discuss her experience getting out into the local community, breaking down stereotypes around gun violence, advocacy through photography work and solutions to gun violence and Where's The Love...


Reshaping International Giving (S1 - #4)

“Realise that opportunities aren’t as limited as they seem, really reflect on what you want... and go after that” In our fourth episode, Asanga Seneviratne chats with Yash Kothari, Product/Growth at GiveDirectly & Former Co-Founder & CEO of the Y-Combinator backed Prayas Analytics. They discuss finding your purpose, Yash's journey from the tech to not-for-profit space, learning from best practices in the for-profit sector, intelligence tests in impact work, recruiting the best talent into...


Levelling The Playing Field (S1 - #3)

“People generally don’t connect with evidence or reason. It doesn’t matter how right you are, the way you go about it is what matters the most.” For our third episode, Reegan Quick and Yaz Naji sit down with Jason Ball, LGBTIQ & Mental Health Advocate, to discuss his journey to activism, the challenges of coming out in the football community, the importance of mental health, driving grassroots change particularly in rural areas, the role of politics & social change and overcoming...


Stepping Away From Disempowerment (S1 - #2)

“Start with the who, the people you want to help and from there you will find your why” In our second episode, Asanga Seneviratne chats to Shadrack Frimpong, Co-Founder and CEO of Cocoa360, on revamping international development, tackling corruption, finding your motivation, getting started on your idea and the importance of self-care in impact work. Show Notes: John WoodenStart With WhyThe Effects of an NGO Development Project on the Rural Community of Tarkwa Bremen in Western Ghana You...


Educating 1 Million Girls (S1 - #1)

"Step back, look in (your) gut and find what doesn't sit right with you and make today the day you start changing things" For our first episode Yaz Naji and Asanga Seneviratne sat down with Morgan Koegel, CEO of One Girl, to talk finding your passion, creating effective change, the challenges of running a charity, privilege, corporate vs the not-for-profit space, working in prisons and One Girl's mission to educate 1 million girls. Show Notes: Girl RisingBryan StevensonNoam ChomskyPeter...


Introducing Lantern (S1 - #0)

Lantern is a fortnightly podcast about young people trying to 'change the world' and trying to understand what that actually means. Season 1 is dropping November 5 2017. Follow the journey on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Our Website.