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All About Change
All About Change
Jay Ruderman

How do we build an inclusive world? Hear intimate and in-depth conversations with changemakers on disability rights, youth mental health advocacy, prison... more

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Shane Burcaw - Proud to be Disabled

Shane Burcaw grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Moravian College with an English degree. His bestselling memoir was... more

13 May 2024 · 34 minutes
Brett Gelman - Hollywood Speaking out Against Antisemitism

Brett Gelman is best and more recently known for his work on shows like Fleabag and Stranger things, but the... more

01 May 2024 · 35 minutes
Ed Begley Jr - How to Keep Your Planet and Pocketbook Healthy

Ed Begley Jr. has been a known name in Hollywood since the 1960s, with recent credits in Young Sheldon, Better... more

15 Apr 2024 · 32 minutes
Jane Velez-Mitchell - Sober and Vegan for the Planet

Jane Velez-Mitchell is best-known for her work in broadcast television, but her career - and life - has been a... more

01 Apr 2024 · 42 minutes
Troy Kotsur - Advocating for Onscreen Authenticity

Academy-Award winning actor Troy Kotsur has been featured in blockbuster films, Broadway shows, and hit TV shows throughout his career.... more

18 Mar 2024 · 45 minutes
The Black Mambas: Women Saving Rhinos and Elephants from Extinction

Both species of rhinoceros in Africa are endangered, in large part due to the value of rhino horn on the... more

04 Mar 2024 · 36 minutes
Bobby Farrelly - Directing for a more Inclusive Hollywood

Bobby Farrelly’s movies are well-known for their comedy - Dumb and Dumber, There’s Something About Mary, and, most recently, Champions.... more

19 Feb 2024 · 31 minutes
Michael Maren - The Road to Hell and the Pitfalls of Food Aid

In his career, Michael Maren has been a relief worker, war correspondent, and film director. Michael’s book, The Road to... more

05 Feb 2024 · 41 minutes
Julianna Margulies - The Vital Importance of Holocaust Education

With antisemitism on the rise, the need for Holocaust education has never been more important. That’s where Emmy award-winner Julianna... more

22 Jan 2024 · 36 minutes
Nas Daily and Bringing His Life From Good to Great

Nas Daily has been an internet sensation since its inception. But the man behind it all is a bit less... more

07 Jan 2024 · 34 minutes
Fran Drescher - Kicking Cancer to the Curb

In this episode from the All About Change vault, Jay Ruderman sits down with iconic actor and activist Fran Drescher.... more

27 Dec 2023 · 46 minutes
Chrissy Beckles - Giving New Life to Stray Dogs in Puerto Rico

The correlation between boxing and rescuing stray dogs isn’t one that’s clear at first glance. But for Chrissy Beckles, founder... more

11 Dec 2023 · 46 minutes
Chelsea Miller - Freedom March NYC and Building an Intersectional Grassroots Movement

Chelsea Miller may be young, but she’s already had a lifetime full of activism. Perhaps more impressive than the work... more

27 Nov 2023 · 35 minutes
J.R. Martinez - A Veteran’s Advocacy Journey from a Military Burn Unit to the Dance Floor

Some people may see J.R. Martinez's burn scars and think that he is defined by that single day in his... more

13 Nov 2023 · 33 minutes
Le Roy Torres - Veterans Speak Out on the Dangers of Burn Pits

In the early years of the Iraq War, thousands of Americans enlisted to fight for their country, fully aware of... more

30 Oct 2023 · 40 minutes
Linor Attias - An Israeli First Responder on the Front Lines of Massacre in Israel

Listen to this special episode of All About Change as Linor gives an intimate look at the aftermath of Hamas'... more

17 Oct 2023 · 21 minutes
Jas Boothe - Standing Up For Female Veterans

It is said military veterans account for 1% of the American population, and certainly, women have been a part of... more

02 Oct 2023 · 29 minutes
Katie Barnes - Sports and Debates About Gender Identity

Life isn’t fair. Perhaps that is why we love sports. In sports, the aspiration at least, is to even the... more

18 Sep 2023 · 30 minutes
Emily Penn - Microplastics, Ocean Pollution, And Female Health

Always having a love for the sea, Emily Penn took a journey from Shanghai to Melbourne, Australia that would change... more

05 Sep 2023 · 30 minutes
Jean Wiener - Revitalizing Haiti’s Coastlines

While certain areas of Haiti remain picturesque, it’s hard to find a place within the beleaguered island nation untouched by... more

21 Aug 2023 · 31 minutes
Lek Chailert - Rescuing Asian Elephants

Saengduean “Lek” Chailert was born and raised in Thailand, a place where Asian elephants are commonplace. After her secondary education,... more

07 Aug 2023 · 31 minutes
Genesis Butler - Amplifying Youth Activism

Genesis Butler is an environmental and animal rights activist. Inspired by her great uncle, civil rights leader Cesar Chavez, Genesis... more

24 Jul 2023 · 30 minutes
Noa Tishby - On Antisemitism

Noa Tishby is an actress, author, producer, and activist.  Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Noa Tishby was born to a Zionist... more

10 Jul 2023 · 28 minutes
Evon Benson-Idahosa - Modern Day Slavery

Evon Benson-Idahosa is a Nigerian native, a leading expert, a thought leader on the subject of modern-day slavery in sub-Saharan... more

26 Jun 2023 · 45 minutes
Dr. Benjamin Gilmer - The Tale of Two Gilmers

Dr. Benjamin Gilmer is a family physician, professor, and advocate who focuses on bringing attention to the social injustice of... more

12 Jun 2023 · 43 minutes
Kris Henning - The Over-Policing of Brown and Black Youth

Kristin Henning is a Professor of Law at Georgetown University and the Director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic. She has... more

29 May 2023 · 44 minutes
Olivier Bernier - My Son Deserves to Be Included

Olivier Bernier is an award-winning director and documentary filmmaker who lives and breathes to tell stories that explore the human... more

15 May 2023 · 43 minutes
Meggie Palmer - Closing the Gender Pay Gap

Meggie Palmer is a confidence creator and globally renowned speaker, facilitator, executive coach as well as the founder and CEO... more

01 May 2023 · 41 minutes
Deborah Lipstat - Confronting Antisemitism

Deborah Lipstadt is an Award-Winning Author & a Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University. Originally part I... more

17 Apr 2023 · 46 minutes
Meg Appelgate - The Troubled Teen Industry

Meg is the CEO of Unsilenced, a grassroots organization dedicated to speaking out against institutionalized child abuse in the troubled... more

03 Apr 2023 · 37 minutes
Lise Deguirre - Trauma and Resilience

Dr. Lise Deguire is a psychologist, burn survivor, speaker, and author.  At the age of 4, Lise was severely burned in... more

20 Mar 2023 · 34 minutes
Jason Docton - Gaming to Save lives

 **TRIGGER WARNING. This episode contains conversations about suicide and other mental health issues. If you are triggered or would like... more

06 Mar 2023 · 47 minutes
Katy Sullivan - Breaking Barriers

Katy Sullivan is an award-winning actress, producer, writer, athlete, bilateral above-the-knee amputee and is the first actress who is an... more

21 Feb 2023 · 30 minutes
Eleanor Reissa - My Life is Revenge for The Holocaust

Eleanor Reissa is a Broadway/television actress, director, prize-winning playwright, author, and host of the Yale University/Fortunoff Video Archive podcast: Those... more

06 Feb 2023 · 38 minutes
Becky Margiotta - Housing 100,000 Houseless

Becky Margiotta is an author, change-maker, leader, veteran, and host of the Unleashing Social Change Podcast. Becky is also the... more

23 Jan 2023 · 40 minutes
Niambe McIntosh - Head of Peter Tosh Legacy & Brand on Cannabis Legalization and Justice System Reform

As we take time to reflect on the work of Martin Luther King, Jr, we would like to share an... more

16 Jan 2023 · 38 minutes
Geena Davis - Dying of Politeness

Geena Davis is an actor, archer, advocate, and all-around badass! She made her feature film debut starring opposite Dustin Hoffman... more

03 Jan 2023 · 29 minutes
Ben Freeman: Gay, Jewish, & Proud

Ben M. Freeman is an author, internationally renowned educator, and is among the founders of the modern Jewish Pride movement,... more

05 Dec 2022 · 39 minutes
Special Episode: Iranian Hijab Protests with Guest Hadi Ghaemi

Join us for the latest episode of All About Change as Hadi Ghaemi, Executive Director of the independent Center for... more

21 Nov 2022 · 36 minutes
Zack Gottsagen - Conquering Hollywood

Zack Gottsagen is an American actor who made his debut in the film The Peanut Butter Falcon. He is the... more

07 Nov 2022 · 21 minutes
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Katy Sullivan is an award-winning actress, producer, writer, athlete, bilateral above-the-knee amputee and is the first actress who is an amputee to... more