Our first guest on Causecasts, The Get InPowered Podcast’s Judithe Registre, has a main goal with her podcast to bridge cultural gaps and bring about more understanding through the use of narratives that challenge the simplified cultural myths we are so often told. For Judithe the exercise of stepping out of these comfortable, unchallenged spaces into a more empathetic realm is the test that really faces our current society and one that she believes her podcast and others like it can help to address. She also tells us about her work and the potential for change that podcasts offer us. Originating from Haiti, before moving to the US, Judithe cites her upbringing in a culture of strong oral traditions as the building block in her inclination towards podcasting. She also chats about how the low cost and pressure of podcasts facilitate a more open and honest conversation with guests. During our discussion, we cover Judithe’s background and how she ended up hosting a podcast before moving onto a meditation on the medium. Judithe goes on to assert that contact with cultures other than our own, actually reinforces and strengthens our sense of where we come from, rather than the nationalist myth of dilution and decay. We also discuss the role of fear and security in an increasingly conservative and regulated first world and Judithe gives her perspective on what this means in terms of laws and identity. We finish off the episode with some thoughts on the practice of kindness and just how important that can be in today’s climate. For a fascinating chat with a wonderful guest, be sure to tune in!Key Topics: The limiting nature of single story narratives. (01:23)How Judithe became involved in podcasting. (03:23)How the medium of podcasts lends itself to effective social change. (04:57)The joys of audio recording compared to video. (08:45)Getting out of our comfort zone and opening ourselves to the experience of others. (11:07)The affirmation of culture through contact with others. (15:35)The effects of fear and a need for security on cultural exchange. (17:05)Legality and identity. (20:04)The American experiment around co-existing. (21:28)Judithe’s goals with her podcast and her work in general. (25:33)The importance of a practice of kindness. (28:07)How to get involved with Causecasts! (31:23)Donate to Inclusivus todaySee the show notes and a transcript at http://www.causecasts.org/podcast/judithe-registre Thanks for Listening!Be sure to subscribe on Apple, Google, Android, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.orgFollow Causecasts on social media at Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! For help, resources, and community support, please join the Causecasters’ Facebook Group if you are already producing podcasts for a cause or are thinking about launching one. And if you would like to be a guest on Causecasts, please fill out this form.
GuestLee SilversteinLee Silverstein is a stage 4 colon cancer survivor and the host of the WE Have Cancer podcast.WE Have CancerOn today’s episode of Causecasts we are so happy and honored to have Lee Silverstein, host of the WE Have Cancer Podcast, as our guest. Lee created this podcast a few years ago as a way to inspire hope and connection within the community of people affected by cancer. Lee’s positive and realistic outlook has directed the tone and reach of his work, which now has a humble yet committed and engaged following, and for Lee, there is nothing that he would rather be putting his time into. During our interview, he even shares that the years since his diagnosis have been the best of his life. After being diagnosed about 6 years ago, a fateful encounter with a friend and an emerging podcast community led to a clear realization of his path, one that he has followed with passion and dedication since. Our conversation includes this origin story of how WE Have Cancer was born; as well as some meditation on what it means to host a podcast with guests whose life expectancy is generally uncertain. Lee sees his work sharing these stories as the ultimate way to honor and provide grace for both guests and listeners, and has experienced the profound effect of this process himself. Lee also explains why he sees podcasting as such a powerful medium for the message he is broadcasting. He acknowledges the direct line it provides to the human voice and how it is something he has come to cherish greatly. As you might expect with a conversation such as this, it is both hopeful and sad, beautiful yet tragic, and this bittersweet atmosphere is touching on many levels. For a truly heartfelt and deeply inspiring discussion be sure to tune in to hear what Lee has to say. Key Topics: • How Lee wound up hosting a podcast dealing with cancer. (01:25)• Lee’s surprise at the lifespan and reach of his podcast. (03:37)• Hope and inspiration as the main reasons for Lee’s work. (04:55)• How Lee manages the emotional and physical toll of dealing with cancer as a topic. (06:57)• Lee’s connection to the podcast format and the uniqueness of his product. (09:07)• Audio and the human voice as an effective means of connection. (11:20)• A particularly meaningful relationship Lee had with an interviewee. (12:27)• Lee’s belief in serving and honoring those who have or will pass on. (15:29) • Advice from Lee to anyone thinking about starting a podcast with a cause. (17:41)• Why it is okay to get something out of a selfless service. (19:57)• Where Lee is at with his own personal journey and health. (22:22)• The difficulties that arise even with such an inspiring outlook. (24:34) • And much more!Support WE Have CancerSee the show notes and a transcript at http://www.causecasts.org/podcast/lee-silversteinThanks for Listening!Be sure to subscribe on Apple, Google, Android, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at email@example.comFollow Causecasts on social media at Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! For help, resources, and community support, please join the Causecasters’ Facebook Group if you are already producing podcasts for a cause or are thinking about launching one. And if you would like to be a guest on Causecasts, please fill out this form.
GuestJennifer FinkJennifer spent the first half of her adult life as a portrait photographer, a business she still maintains. Listening to podcasts became a favorite way to learn new things while walking the dog or doing household chores. After the death of her father in March 2017, dealing with and caring for her Mother became a much bigger part of her life. Looking at her favorite media in search of answers and not finding what she was looking for, Jennifer decided she would create a supportive podcast that caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients need and deserve. Jennifer is the daughter, granddaughter & great-granddaughter of women who suffered from Alzheimer’s or other cognitive impairment. Looking for answers on how not to become the fourth generation with this problem while also seeking ways to connect better with her Mom has led her on this interesting journey with her new passion, podcasting.Caregiver Support | Caregiver Help | Memory LossWelcome back to Causepods everybody! Today’s episode is with Jennifer Fink, host of The Fading Memories Podcast. As a newcomer to the podcasting and audio realm, Jennifer and her show, which deals with Alzheimer’s, have quickly shown that they are a force to be reckoned with! Like many of our previous guests, Jen’s desire to create the show grew out of her own need. Having a mother who lives with Alzheimer’s led our guest to seek some more information and reassurance from podcasts and when she struggled to find what she needed she decided to scratch her own itch. During our conversation we talk through the experiences leading up to the creation of Fading Memories, feedback Jennifer has received and the act of aiding others as a means to deal with our own difficulties. Jen is very generous with her own story, bringing us into her world and the struggles of having a loved one with almost no short term memory. We also get into the some of the lessons she has learned, her belief in podcasting and the important ideas of community and collaboration. For a great chat, listen in!Key Topics: • The impetus for Jennifer to start her podcast. (03:33) • The positive response that the podcast has elicited. (06:36) • Dealing with personal difficulty by helping others. (08:14) • Reaching out and connecting with an audience. (09:32) • Some of the support structures Jennifer has found in her research. (11:47) • Collaboration and partnership with similarly focussed groups. (14:19) • A few of the lessons Jennifer has learned producing a podcast. (17:20) • Attracting listeners and the right audience to the podcast. (20:55) • Building a community and offering support for a cause. (23:45) • Cross discipline networking of podcasters with similar goals. (24:31) • How to get involved with Causepods! (27:47)And much more!Support Alzheimer's AssociationSee the show notes and a transcript at http://www.causecasts.org/podcast/jennifer-finkThanks for Listening!Be sure to subscribe on Apple, Google, Android, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.orgFollow Causepods on social media at Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! For help, resources, and community support, please join the Causecasters’ Facebook Group if you are already producing podcasts for a cause or are thinking about launching one. And if you would like to be a guest on Causepods, please fill out this form.
Welcome to the second episode of Causecasts! Our guest today is Bill Monroe, the host of Strokecast, a podcast focused on raising awareness and sharing information on the symptoms, risks and recovery of stroke. Bill himself experienced a stroke at what seemed like a young age and it was this, in combination with his belief in the podcasting format and desire for positive communal work that led to the creation of Strokecast. Another reason for Bill, and a point he makes during our conversation, is the seeming increase in strokes in the younger generation. Although there is no definitive answer to why this occurring, Bill hopes to open up the conversation and build towards more awareness, prevention and care. During the episode we look at the podcasting work Bill did before starting Strokecast and draw some links between his first podcast, Two Minute Talk Tips, a podcast focusing on public speaking and his newer work on strokes. Bill also explains his philosophy around podcasting and why he sees it as such a strong format for delivering meaningful content in the contemporary climate. Our guest is also very open and generous in telling us about his own experiences and personal recovery and what this process has meant to him. The discussion ends off with Bill offering some inspirational advice to anyone thinking about starting their own podcast with a cause, so be sure to tune in and hear it all! Support the American Heart Association Puget Sound Chapter on behalf of Bill at gofundme.com/causecasts-for-strokecastKey Topics: The reasons Bill decided to launch a show called Strokecast. (01:20)How can we account for the increase in strokes among the younger generation? (03:46)Some of the reasons Bill is so connected to podcasts and what they offer. (06:03)Looking at the ways in which a podcast is easier to create than other content. (11:21)Comparing the creation of a podcast with a cause with Bill prior experience. (14:05)An overview of where Bill is at with his own recovery. (18:10)Bill’s advice to anyone considering producing a podcast. (23:55)How to get involved with Causecasts! (26:36)See the show notes and a transcript at http://www.causecasts.org/podcast/bill-monroeThanks for Listening!Be sure to subscribe on Apple, Google, Android, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at email@example.comFollow Causecasts on social media at Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! For help, resources, and community support, please join the Causecasters’ Facebook Group if you are already producing podcasts for a cause or are thinking about launching one. And if you would like to be a guest on Causecasts, please fill out this form.