15 Social Innovation Podcasts That Will Inspire You To Impact The World

In this post I try to list some of the most interesting social impact and social enterprise podcasts that I listen or have listened to. Of course there are tons of more great shows out there, but these are the podcasts that I feel relate to Causeartist the best. Happy Listening.

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Information is everywhere. Entertainment is everywhere. Now, podcasts are everywhere. According to a recent Edison Research report 67 million Americans listen to podcasts monthly! This is a large number for sure and with more and more podcasts popping up each day it can be overwhelming to find and discover new shows. In this post I try to list some of the most interesting social innovation and social enterprise podcasts that I listen or have listened to. Of course there are tons of more great shows out there, but these are the podcasts that I feel relate to Causeartist the best. Happy Listening.

 

Business with Purpose

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Business with Purpose takes you “behind the scenes” with some of the world’s most generous entrepreneurs with host Molly Stillman of “still being molly.” From the CEOs of mission-driven brands, to directors of small, community non-profits, and everything in between, Molly is sitting down with men and women who believe in changing the world through not only their personal lives, but also their professional careers. We believe that every person was created with a purpose, for a purpose and this podcast gives inspiration for how we can all make an impact by supporting businesses with purpose.

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Social Entrepreneur: Conscious Companies

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Social Entrepreneur is for aspiring and early-stage social entrepreneurs; and for those who want to make an impact on the world. Every Monday you hear interviews with social entrepreneurs, founders, investors and thought leaders. Listen to the stories that led them to become change makers. The guests give advice for early stage and aspiring social entrepreneurs. We always end each episode with a call to action. If you’re ready to change the world.

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The Good Journey Pod

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The Good Journey Pod is a podcast for social entrepreneurs, nonprofit professionals, and everyday philanthropists – you! – who are interested in doing good in today’s world. You’ll hear thought leaders, philanthropists, and innovators shaping the world of ‘good’ share stories from their journey to help you along yours.

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More Than Money

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More than Money is a podcast constructed to create a conversation community around using your values to inform how you engage with work and invest your wealth. Each season is comprised of 12 episodes each in one of six topic domains– (1) economic justice, (2) business ethics, (3) corporate social responsibility, (4) social entrepreneurship, (5) community development, and (6) faith and values-based investing.

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WARDROBE CRISIS with Clare Press

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Way more than just frocks…WARDROBE CRISIS with Clare Press is the fashion podcast you’ve been waiting for. Join Clare and her guests as they decode the fashion system, and dig deep into its effects on people and planet. This show unzips the real issues that face the industry today, with a focus on ethics, sustainability, consumerism, activism, identity and creativity.

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Change Creator Magazine

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Your premium resource for learning social entrepreneurship and building a business for social good. We also run the first magazine app for social entrepreneurship, available on iTunes and Google Play.

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The Bonfires of Social Enterprise

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Romy Kochan, Managing Partner, of Gingras Global, LLC and Gingras Global Groups, L3C has been in the financial industry since 1988 and has a passion for efficient, profitable, social enterprises and the impact investors who support them. Listen in on the interesting interviews with some of the burgeoning social entrepreneurs. During many of the interviews Romy takes the time to highlight a concept or note from the field specific to social enterprise. Learn about all of the different elements of a social enterprise and connect to the front lines in this great show.

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Impact Boom

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Impact Boom searches the globe to find the people, stories & inspiration to help you create maximum positive impact. We interview world-leading social innovators, entrepreneurs, changemakers, designers, educators, thinkers and doers who share Insights, ideas & inspiration. As long as these leaders are focussing their efforts on creating positive social and environmental change, we’ll make sure you hear about it.

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SproutCast

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On SproutCast we chat with changemakers, social entrepreneurs and innovators, and for purpose leaders about how to create positive impact in society and shape a better world. In each episode you’ll discover actionable tips, tactics, strategies, insights and advice on a wide range of areas including: starting and growing a social enterprise or non-profit organisation, joining a non-profit or for purpose board, improving your leadership skills and much more. Listen to find out exactly what it takes to have a positive impact on society and make the world a better place.

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Do Good Better Podcast

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The Do Good Better Podcast: Frank talk about social innovation and the nonprofit sector. Gain insight on trends and issues facing social innovators, social entrepreneurs, socially responsible businesses, and nonprofit leaders. Host Trina Isakson blends rants, conversations with expert guests, and listener Q&A to share knowledge about social innovation, social enterprise, corporate social responsibility, social finance, social purpose businesses, careers in the nonprofit sector, social justice, board governance, volunteerism, philanthropy, and more. Have a question you want answered in the Q&A? Record it/write it and email it to trina@27shift.com. Connect with host Trina Isakson on Twitter at @telleni and on trinaisakson.com

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Cause An Effekt

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Each week on the show, we’ll sit down with a new disruptive entrepreneur and reveal what it took for them to build their business – everything from how they overcame psychological barriers, to how much it cost them to develop their first prototype. We’ll ask the personal questions that we all think about but never have the guts to ask. And it’s all to help you create your own disruptive innovation, technology or way of doing things to build your business that changes the way we live.

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Farmer to Farmer

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The organic and sustainable farming movement has its roots in sharing information about production techniques, marketing, and the rewards and challenges of the farming life. Join veteran farmer, consultant, and farm educator Chris Blanchard for down-to-earth conversations with experienced farmers – and the occasional non-farmer – about everything from soil fertility and record-keeping to getting your crops to market without making yourself crazy. Whether his guests are discussing employment philosophy or the best techniques for cultivating carrots, Chris draws on over 25 years of experience to get at the big ideas and practical details that make a difference on their farms and in their lives. If you’ve been farming for a lifetime, are just getting started, or are still dreaming about your farm of the future, the Farmer to Farmer podcast provides a fresh and honest look at what it takes to make your farm work.

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Fashion Revolution Podcast

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Fashion Revolution Podcast explores the hidden stories behind the clothing we wear. Through interviews and investigations, Fashion Revolution explores the intersection of sustainability, ethics and transparency in the fashion industry. International fashion journalist Tamsin Blanchard speaks to researchers, supply chain experts, garment workers, politicians and activists. Each episode takes you deep into fashion’s social and environmental problems but leaves you with practical actions to help make a positive difference.

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Leading Good Podcast

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For over twenty years, Rod Arnold and Hugh Weber have been called upon to provide advice and strategy at the highest levels of leadership for nonprofits, businesses and government. Under Rod’s leadership as COO, charity: water emerged as a premier cause brand and digital marketing leader, innovating in the use of social media and peer-to-peer fundraising. Leveraging cutting edge data techniques, network theory and low-cost community organizing strategies, Hugh built a multi-million dollar nonprofit to connect the creative class of Rural America. Rod and Hugh have also been fortunate to work with global brands like Paramount Pictures, Compassion International, Ford, Microsoft and the World Economic Forum as clients and collaborators. Regardless of the project, they have always had a simple purpose: to empower leaders to maximize their impact and do more Good.

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Stanford Social Innovation Review Podcast

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Audio talks and lectures by leaders of social change, brought to you by Social Innovation Conversations, co-hosted by Stanford Social Innovation Review’s Managing Editor Eric Nee.

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One Billion (StartUp for Social Innovation)

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One team’s mission to poke the universe. Civilla, a center for social innovation based in Detroit, was founded by a small team with big plans. This podcast is an inside peek at their journey as they work to create positive impact in the lives of one billion people. Season One follows the ups and downs as they assemble their very first $100 Million idea. Stories are captured in real time and shared out weekly. Key themes include: civic leadership, social innovation, philanthropy, human-centered design, change work, government, and courageous leadership.

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Grant Trahant

Founder at Causeartist
Founder of Causeartist + Social Entrepreneur + Full Stack Freelance Designer + Journey of the Soul Album on iTunes & Spotify all sales go to support impact projects around the world.

Written by Grant Trahant

Founder of Causeartist + Social Entrepreneur + Full Stack Freelance Designer + Journey of the Soul Album on iTunes & Spotify all sales go to support impact projects around the world.

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