Summary: Causecasts is a passion project of The Podcast Consultant, Mathew Passy. The aim is to interview folks who are using podcasts to raise awareness for a good cause. Whether that's a non-profit, charity, medical cause, social justice movement, or anyone looking to create a positive impact in the world, from the local level to the global population. One unique feature to causecasts is that we are going to use this platform to raise money for a 501(c)3 non-profit of your choosing through GoFundMe. If you think you're a podcaster making a difference in the world, please take a few moments to fill out the Causecasts Form and we can't wait to have you on Causecasts.
Our first guest on Causecasts, The Get InPowered Podcast’s Judithe Register, 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 today See 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.org Follow 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.
Welcome to Causecasts. I'm your host Mathew Passy and I am delighted to be launching this passion project aimed at raising awareness, and some funds, for those using podcasts purely for a good cause. Each week, I'll highlight a new show, what positive change they are looking to make in the world, and why podcasting is an effective medium for their story. If you like what they are doing, please consider checking out the shownotes for each episode to find a link to their episode and a way to support their efforts. And if you're a podcaster making a difference in the world, please take a few moments to fill out the CauseCasts Form. I am always looking for people who are using podcast as a way to make a positive impact in their local community, country, or the world as a whole.