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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 (Adam Mostogl - Founder of Illuminate Education)(Episode 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...


Building Strategies For Change (Marie Pederson - Senior Strategist at TMI Strategy)(Episode 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 they...


Activating Youth-Led Change (Michaela Bethune - Head of Campaigns at 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 (Al Jeffery - Realise Flow)(Episode 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...


Developing Effective Altruism(Rossa O’Keeffe-O’Donovan - University of Oxford)(Episode 11 Part 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 co-host 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,...


More Than Clean Clothes (Lucas Patchett - Co-Founder of Orange Sky Laundry) (Episode 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 nation...


Making Caring Cool (Nick Pearce - Co-Founder of HoMie) (Episode 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...


More Than A Charity Bike Ride (Rita Nehme - Co-Founder of Steer North) (Episode 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...


Reshaping International Giving (Yash Kothari - Product/Growth at GiveDirectly)(Episode 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 (Jason Ball - LGBTIQ & Mental Health Advocate) (Episode 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 (Shadrack Frimpong - Co-Founder & CEO of Cocoa 360)(Episode 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 Wooden (Author): Start With Why (Book): The Effects of an NGO Development...


Educating 1 Million Girls (Morgan Koegel - CEO of One Girl)(Episode 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 Rising (Film):...


Introducing Lantern (Episode 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: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: Website: