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Journalist, author, and activist Marianne Schnall has been in conversation with some of the most iconic influencers in our culture today. The ShiftMakers Podcast brings us on an epic journey that highlights the exclusive insights of various celebrities, luminaries, and movement makers as they share wisdom on how to be an authentic changemaker today. Ultimately, we uncover what it will take to make a positive difference in the world.

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United States

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Journalist, author, and activist Marianne Schnall has been in conversation with some of the most iconic influencers in our culture today. The ShiftMakers Podcast brings us on an epic journey that highlights the exclusive insights of various celebrities, luminaries, and movement makers as they share wisdom on how to be an authentic changemaker today. Ultimately, we uncover what it will take to make a positive difference in the world.

Language:

English


Episodes

Celebrating Jimmy Carter Our Longest Living President

10/1/2022
Join host Marianne Schnall for a moving conversation with activist, author, and 39th President of the U.S. Jimmy Carter who shares eye-opening insights and calls to action on what he feels is “the most serious and unaddressed challenge of our time”: the discrimination and abuse of women and girls worldwide. The podcast originally aired in 2020.

Duration:00:23:51

Elizabeth Lesser Part 2 - Embracing Change

4/20/2022
In part two of this conversation with Elizabeth Lesser, bestselling author, speaker, and co-founder of the Omega Institute, she discusses with host Marianne Schnall the connection she sees in our inner world and outer world (1:30), the greatest lesson she has learned through her years at Omega Institute (4:37), her thoughts on the evolution of humanity’s consciousness (7:34), the powerful life metaphor she finds in childbirth (12:42), her advice on embracing change instead of resisting it...

Duration:00:24:04

Elizabeth Lesser Part 2 - Embracing Change

4/20/2022
In part two of this conversation with Elizabeth Lesser, bestselling author, speaker, and co-founder of the Omega Institute, she discusses with host Marianne Schnall the connection she sees in our inner world and outer world (1:30), the greatest lesson she has learned through her years at Omega Institute (4:37), her thoughts on the evolution of humanity’s consciousness (7:34), the powerful life metaphor she finds in childbirth (12:42), her advice on embracing change instead of resisting it...

Duration:00:24:13

Elizabeth Lesser Part 1 — Our Human Story

4/13/2022
In part one of this two-part conversation with Elizabeth Lesser, bestselling author, speaker, and co-founder of the Omega Institute, she shares with host Marianne Schnall how she uses historical reflection to gain perspective on the current challenges we face (4:52) and the origins of her popular book Broken Open about growing through hard times (11:56). She then elaborates on her recent book, Cassandra Speaks: When Women Are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes (14:06), about how our...

Duration:00:34:27

Elizabeth Lesser Part 1 - Our Human Story

4/13/2022
In part one of this two-part conversation with Elizabeth Lesser, bestselling author, speaker, and co-founder of the Omega Institute, she shares with host Marianne Schnall how she uses historical reflection to gain perspective on the current challenges we face (4:52) and the origins of her popular book Broken Open about growing through hard times (11:56). She then elaborates on her recent book, Cassandra Speaks: When Women Are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes (14:06), about how our...

Duration:00:34:36

Madeleine Albright's Enduring Legacy

3/30/2022
Madeleine Albright was internationally admired for her confidence, intellect, and sharp wit. She had an inexhaustible ability to connect on the deepest human levels. To celebrate the life and legacy of this history-maker who recently passed away from cancer, host Marianne Schnall reflects on and shares her 2010 interview with Secretary Albright. In this never-before-aired audio, Albright talks about her relatable approach to diplomacy (6:23), her advice to women (11:17), the source of her...

Duration:00:19:02

Madeleine Albright's Enduring Legacy

3/30/2022
Madeleine Albright was internationally admired for her confidence, intellect, and sharp wit. She had an inexhaustible ability to connect on the deepest human levels. To celebrate the life and legacy of this history-maker who recently passed away from cancer, host Marianne Schnall reflects on and shares her 2010 interview with Secretary Albright. In this never-before-aired audio, Albright talks about her relatable approach to diplomacy (6:23), her advice to women (11:17), the source of her...

Duration:00:19:10

Gloria Steinem Essential Wisdom Collection

3/23/2022
In honor of Women's History Month and Gloria Steinem's 88th birthday this week, host Marianne Schnall shares a collection of essential, timeless wisdom from her mentor and friend the activist, author, and feminist icon Gloria Steinem. This episode features recordings from interviews with Gloria in 2006, 2012, and 2016 on topics ranging from the present state and future of feminism (2:40), the prospect of a female president (11:45), and the power of community (15:14). Additional guests...

Duration:00:27:05

Gloria Steinem Essential Wisdom Collection

3/23/2022
In honor of Women's History Month and Gloria Steinem's 88th birthday this week, host Marianne Schnall shares a collection of essential, timeless wisdom from her mentor and friend the activist, author, and feminist icon Gloria Steinem. This episode features recordings from interviews with Gloria in 2006, 2012, and 2016 on topics ranging from the present state and future of feminism (2:40), the prospect of a female president (11:45), and the power of community (15:14). Additional guests...

Duration:00:27:14

Reflections On Curiosity

3/16/2022
In this bonus episode, Marianne Schnall shares her professional journey of shifting from interviewing celebrities about their fame to instead offering them a space to speak about creating change for the greater good. Beginning with the Women's March in 1992, Marianne has since interviewed over 100 celebrities and thought leaders about activism and their vision for a better world which has led her to publish four books and dozens of articles released worldwide.

Duration:00:07:16

Jane Goodall, Anita Hill, Natalie Portman, and More - The Joy of Creating Change

3/16/2022
In this special episode of ShiftMakers, host Marianne Schnall shares the inspiration and advice of thought leaders she has interviewed over the years who reflect on how they find their deepest fulfillment through their activist work, why it’s so important, and how we can all take action to create a better world. Hear wisdom and insights from a variety of celebrities/activists, including Jane Goodall, Natalie Portman, Anita Hill, Gloria Steinem, Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, Brittany Packnett...

Duration:00:13:26

Reflections On Curiosity

3/16/2022
In this bonus episode, Marianne Schnall shares her professional journey of shifting from interviewing celebrities about their fame to instead offering them a space to speak about creating change for the greater good. Beginning with the Women's March in 1992, Marianne has since interviewed over 100 celebrities and thought leaders about activism and their vision for a better world which has led her to publish four books and dozens of articles released worldwide.

Duration:00:07:25

Jane Goodall, Anita Hill, Natalie Portman, and More - The Joy of Creating Change

3/6/2022
In this special episode of ShiftMakers, host Marianne Schnall shares the inspiration and advice of thought leaders she has interviewed over the years who reflect on how they find their deepest fulfillment through their activist work, why it’s so important, and how we can all take action to create a better world. Hear wisdom and insights from a variety of celebrities/activists, including Jane Goodall, Natalie Portman, Anita Hill, Gloria Steinem, Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, Brittany Packnett...

Duration:00:13:32

Justin Baldoni — The Healing Power of Undefining Masculinity

1/19/2022
Justin Baldoni is an actor, director, author, podcast host and founder of the Man Enough Movement, which aims to undefine traditional roles and traits of masculinity to allow men to realize their potential as humans and their capacity for connection. In this honest and thought-provoking conversation with host Marianne Schnall, he discusses his passion for projects that serve as agents of social change and equity, and he delves into topics including the power of media (11:46), his profound...

Duration:00:38:31

Justin Baldoni - The Healing Power of Undefining Masculinity

1/19/2022
Justin Baldoni is an actor, director, author, podcast host and founder of the Man Enough Movement, which aims to undefine traditional roles and traits of masculinity to allow men to realize their potential as humans and their capacity for connection. In this honest and thought-provoking conversation with host Marianne Schnall, he discusses his passion for projects that serve as agents of social change and equity, and he delves into topics including the power of media (11:46), his profound...

Duration:00:38:16

Luvvie Ajayi Jones — Being Yourself Is A Revolutionary Act

1/5/2022
Luvvie Ajayi Jones, an internationally recognized author, public speaker, and now podcaster, brings her signature wit and candor to all she does. In this upbeat and lively conversation with host Marianne Schnall, Luvvie discusses the themes in her book Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual, recently released in paperback with a new chapter, the “Truth-telling Guide,” as well as her life habit of courage, how it’s ok to “be too much,” the importance of speaking up, why we need to...

Duration:00:35:27

Luvvie Ajayi Jones - Being Yourself Is A Revolutionary Act

1/5/2022
Luvvie Ajayi Jones, an internationally recognized author, public speaker, and now podcaster, brings her signature wit and candor to all she does. In this upbeat and lively conversation with host Marianne Schnall, Luvvie discusses the themes in her book Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual, recently released in paperback with a new chapter, the “Truth-telling Guide,” as well as her life habit of courage, how it’s ok to “be too much,” the importance of speaking up, why we need to...

Duration:00:35:19

Oprah, Elizabeth Lesser, and more — Wisdom For A New Year

1/1/2022
In this special New Years' episode of ShiftMakers, host Marianne Schnall shares wisdom from her archival interviews about the power of inner work to change the world. Interview segments featured include Oprah Winfrey discussing the daily practice of gratitude, Elizabeth Lesser on the impact of discipline, Deepak Chopra's thoughts on creative solutions, Goldie Hawn on quieting the mind, Melissa Etheridge sharing how she embraced stillness while recovering from chemotherapy, and Maria Shriver...

Duration:00:13:54

Oprah, Elizabeth Lesser, and more - Wisdom For A New Year

1/1/2022
In this special New Years' episode of ShiftMakers, host Marianne Schnall shares wisdom from her archival interviews about the power of inner work to change the world. Interview segments featured include Oprah Winfrey discussing the daily practice of gratitude, Elizabeth Lesser on the impact of discipline, Deepak Chopra's thoughts on creative solutions, Goldie Hawn on quieting the mind, Melissa Etheridge sharing how she embraced stillness while recovering from chemotherapy, and Maria Shriver...

Duration:00:13:38

Sylvia Earle — Living in Harmony with Our Ocean

12/22/2021
Dr. Sylvia Earle is an internationally renowned marine biologist, aquanaut, conservationist, and author who has led over 100 underwater expeditions. In this rich conversation with host Marianne Schnall, Sylvia discusses her new book National Geographic Ocean: A Global Odyssey about the power and significance of our planet's ocean from its fundamental importance in shaping our climate to how it supports a multitude of species, including humans. She shares what "hope spots" are and why they're...

Duration:00:53:20