Changing the world always feels overwhelming. Where to start? We hope this list of podcasts to listen to will inspire you and give you some tips. How can I have an impact on changing the lives of billions of people? Change does not happen overnight and small actions go a long way. For example, stop using plastic straws can lead to much broader systemic changes like banning plastic straws in restaurants.

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To help you find some gems in the podcasting jungle, we’ve made a selection of podcasts to listen to help make sense of the complexity and interconnectivity of the world. Our favorite podcasts to listen to are produced and hosted by women. They focus on solutions on how to advance our society forward.

1. Go Simone

An undisguised tribute to two French female change-makers, Simone de Beauvoir and Simone Veil, Go Simone highlights the key role women play in dreaming a better future. Championing climate action and justice in Australia and worldwide, Go Simone is an invitation to speak up, act, and contribute to a greener world.

Episode 10: Cecile Gauthier

In episode 10 with Cecile Gauthier co-founder of the marketing consultancy and design 100% women-owned agency Lime, you can learn about upcycling internet waste. The side note is Lime has been instrumental in redesigning Be Your Change’s website and we were not aware of their connection to Go Simone. When you start reaching for the community you want, you’ll discover the world is much smaller than you think.

2. Be Your Change podcast

Juliette Roy takes you on a journey across the globe to understand the solutions women are creating to impact the world. The show covers a wide range of topics, including zero waste, eco-fashion, impact investing, fair trade, or podcasting.

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3. Innov8 Social: the podcast to listen to about social entrepreneurship

The host Neetal Parekh explores stories, trends, and potential in social innovation and social entrepreneurship. She interviewed founders, filmmakers, attorneys, students, CEOs, global social entrepreneurs, designers, inventors, investors, professors, and social intrapreneurs who are shifting the paradigms of business, technology, law, and media to pursue good as well as profit. Learn from their experience and advice. And, find meaningful ways to reach your social impact potential.

4. OneinFour podcast

Humanize. Educate. Elevate. Conversations on the re-entry process of people who have experienced incarceration. With Bea Spadicini and her cohost, you’ll learn what barriers people who have paid their debt to society face when they come out of prison and return to their communities. Moreover, learn how you can help to change the systemic oppression of minorities by the criminal justice system.

"The system of mass incarceration is based on the prison label, not prison time." Author and scholar Michelle Alexander

5. Hashtag Impact: podcasts to listen to stories that really matter

Audio enthusiasts on a mission to get people to listen to stories that really matter, Regina Larko, founder of Hashtag Impact cover topics like green living, social impact and podcasting.

6. The Stoop: stories from across the black diaspora

The Stoop podcast digs into stories that are not always shared out in the open. Leila Day and Hana Baba start conversations about what it means to be black and how we talk about blackness. It’s a celebration of black joy with a mission to dig deeper into stories that we don’t hear enough about. One of our favorite episodes is Je Suis Un Noir. Born in France, we like this episode because it put some light on what it means to Black in Paris, far from the traditional cliche.

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Je suis un noir episode

7. Food Heroes Podcast

Yes, we know, there is a massive problem with the food industry. For too long, the focus has been on maximizing profits at any cost. We met K80, the host of Food Heroes at She Podcasts Conference, and we fell in love with her show. Food Heroes covers topics like fair trade food, sustainable farming, turning waste into edible upcycling, and so much more directly from K80’s Kitchen.

One of our favorite episodes is the one about all the things to know about banana

“That one extra dollar per box goes into a fund that they all collectively – either as workers or as small farmers – decide what to spend it on.”

8 World-Changing Women

What do some of the most purpose-driven companies in the world have in common? They were all founded by women. Well, Conscious company media behind the World-Changing Women podcast was also founded by a woman, Meghan French Dunbar and you can read her interview here. On the World-Changing Women Podcast, we’ll hear about the most inspiring women in business today to learn how they built their businesses that are thriving and changing the world

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