The New Activist

The New Activist
Each week, you’ll hear from the activists and world changers tackling some of the world’s biggest problems.
IJM’s Holly Burkhalter (Live)
Nov 8 • 39 min
In a time of unprecedented political divisions, Holly Burkhalter maintains hope for our democracy – and she should know. As a veteran political advocate for human rights, she remains deeply influential and connected in the highest levels of the U.S….
Jeremy Courtney (Live)
Nov 1 • 41 min
What does it mean to love your neighbor? And what if that neighbor is viewed as the enemy? This week, Jeremy Courtney (founder of Preemptive Love) returns to answer those questions as well as push all of us to a deeper understanding of what it truly…
Jennie Allen (Live)
Oct 25 • 41 min
Jennie Allen is leading a movement. As the founder of IF:Gathering, Jennie influences millions of women around the globe and holds a unique position to leverage the immense power of this assembled group. This week, Jennie shares with Eddie her…
Rerelease: Jenny Yang from World Relief
Jun 29 • 30 min
This week we learn from Jenny Yang. Jenny is the Vice President of Advocacy and Policy at World Relief, an international relief and development agency. Through this work she has developed a unique perspective on the life and plight of the world’s…
Austin Channing Brown
Jun 7 • 49 min
Austin Channing Brown defines activist. With over a decade of studying and writing on racial identity, Austin bravely and truthfully talks about race, pain, systemic inequality, the church and racial reconciliation. This week, Austin…
Jessica Honegger, Noonday Collection
May 31 • 51 min
As the founder and co-CEO of Noonday Collection, a jewelry company that empowers women in developing countries, Jessica Honegger is proof that if you leave comfort, face your own fears and step into a life of impact—you can change the world. Show…
Nathan Greenfield, Alliance Academy Jordan
May 17 • 41 min
This week, we travel to the Middle East to hear from an education innovator, Nathan Greenfield. As the Director of Alliance Academy Jordan, Nathan lives in one of the most misunderstood places on Earth in order to serve some of the most ostracized…
Dr. Hardy, Grace Medical Home
May 3 • 42 min
Grace Medical Home has created a model of care that is changing lives for the uninsured. Led by Dr. Marvin Hardy and a team of healthcare professionals, Grace is proving that professional and loving medical care can be available to all…
Ulysses W. Burley III
Apr 26 • 51 min
The story of Ulysses W. Burley III is a powerful one. Having survived tragedy in his childhood, he later had his world transformed by meeting individuals with HIV/AIDS. Today, Ulysses holds a unique vantage-point to some of the world’s…
Jen Hatmaker
Apr 19 • 53 min
In addition to being a “New York Times” best-selling author, sought after speaker, television personality, pastor, wife and mother—Jen Hatmaker is a hilariously and thoughtfully challenging activist. This week, Jen and Eddie will talk about loving…
Peter Greer, HOPE International
Apr 12 • 52 min
This week, we’re live from Messiah College, with special guest Peter Greer, the president and CEO of HOPE International, a ground-breaking organization that is reimagining the end to global poverty. Peter will take us inside the work of…
Sarah Quezada
Mar 29 • 43 min
This week, Sarah Quezada takes us on a journey deep into the world of the U.S. immigration system. From her evangelical upbringing to marrying Billy, an undocumented immigrant, Sarah puts a personal face on this highly debated issue. Show Notes: Love…
Annie F. Downs & Christian Appalachian Project
Mar 22 • 37 min
Bestselling author, speaker, and podcaster Annie F. Downs joins Eddie this week to share an emotional journey she’s been on to find out how she can more effectively incorporate activism into her own life. Annie interviews Guy Adams, President and CEO…
John’s Crazy Socks
Mar 15 • 39 min
John’s Crazy Socks is a father-son business created by John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome, and his dad, Mark Cronin. This duo has created a massively successful company that focuses on bringing joy into people’s lives, raising…
Gary Haugen
Dec 7, 2017 • 42 min
Gary Haugen is the founder and CEO of the world’s largest anti-slavery organization - International Justice Mission. Today on The New Activist, Gary gives us a revealing portrait of his life and the experiences that drove him to be a crusader for…
Latasha Morrison
Nov 30, 2017 • 36 min
This week on the The New Activist, Latasha Morrison guides us in an amazing conversation about being a bridge to racial unity. Her unique style of engaging hard conversations head-on is revolutionizing congregations around the U.S….
Kirk Cousins and Trey Burton
Nov 22, 2017 • 28 min
On the field, Kirk Cousins (quarterback for Washington) and Trey Burton (tight end for Philadelphia) are rivals. But off the field, they are working together to end modern-day slavery. This week on a special Thanksgiving edition of The New…
Branden Harvey
Nov 16, 2017 • 29 min
In a world constantly being inundated with bad news, Branden Harvey is a storyteller focused on the good. As the host of the podcast, Sounds Good; the creator of the Goodnewspaper—a printed newspaper full of good news stories;…
Rev. Osagyefo Sekou
Nov 9, 2017 • 25 min
Rev. Sekou has been arrested for protesting injustice in Ferguson. He’s faced off with white supremacists while marching in Charlottesville. And today, the activist, theologian, author, filmmaker, and musician, has found himself on the frontlines of…
Liz Forkin Bohannon, Founder of Sseko Designs
Nov 2, 2017 • 35 min
As the founder of Sseko Designs, Liz Forkin Bohannon has developed an ethical fashion brand that works to educate and empower women, enabling them to continue their education and become leaders in their own countries. But her journey—from journalist…
Hope After Charlottesville
Oct 26, 2017 • 37 min
Rev. Seth Wispelwey was one of the key organizers of the group of counter-protesters that marched on August 12, 2017 against the white supremacists and Nazi sympathizers who organized a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. This…
Father Greg Boyle
Jul 27, 2017 • 27 min
When Father Boyle was serving as a priest in East LA, he buried an alarming number of young people involved in gangs. He decided that something must be done and started Homeboy Industries. Homeboy Industries provides hope, training and support…
The Picnic Project
Jul 20, 2017 • 26 min
Mark Thompson knows the power of good food and good conversation. As a gourmet chef, his culinary abilities bring people to his kitchens time and time again. Which is what led him to co-found The Picnic Project. The Picnic Project is a weekly meal…
Old Skool Cafe
Jul 13, 2017 • 29 min
As a juvenile corrections officer, Teresa Goines saw first-hand the problems facing the youth in her area. But, instead of simply accepting that reality, she took many bold steps to help solve the systemic issues—eventually opening Old Skool Cafe….
IJM’s Sharon Cohn Wu
Jul 6, 2017 • 31 min
International Justice Mission (IJM) is a global organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world. In this revealing and gritty conversation, Eddie speaks with the organization’s Senior Vice President of Justice…
Brit Gilmore
Jun 29, 2017 • 24 min
You may have seen the keys on the necks of Hollywood actors, musicians and models. But there is a bigger story behind the trendsetting accessory. The Giving Keys employs those who are transitioning out of homelessness to make inspirational jewelry,…
Jun 22, 2017 • 26 min
Lisa and Michael Gungor are gifted musicians and committed activists. Though they are probably best known for their work with their band Gungor, the couple are also dedicated to helping those effected by the global refugee crisis. This week, they chat…
Tony Hale
Jun 12, 2017 • 31 min
You probably know Tony Hale for his standout performances on “Veep” and “Arrested Development,” but what you may not know is how his deep faith drives him to end slavery and care for the world around him. The New Activist is a joint…
Parker Clay
Jun 7, 2017 • 31 min
This week we hear Brittany and Ian Bentleys journey from adopting their daughter from Ethiopia to creating the lifestyle brand, Parker Clay. Parker Clay creates premium leather and handwoven goods in Ethiopia. These products help…
Melissa Fitzgerald
May 31, 2017 • 24 min
This week, we hear how Melissa Fitzgerald went from playing Carol on The West Wing to advocating for veterans and criminal justice reform. Melissa served as Senior Director of Justice For Vets and is now expanding her profile to…
Jenny Yang
May 24, 2017 • 29 min
This week we learn from Jenny Yang. Jenny is the Vice President of Advocacy and Policy at World Relief, an international relief and development agency. Through this work she has developed a unique perspective on the life and plight of the world’s…
Season Preview - Premiering May 25th
May 18, 2017 • 1 min
Season 2 of The New Activist launches May 25th. In this preview, Eddie Kaufholz shares a bit about what the show is and why it matters. The RELEVANT Podcast Network + IJM
More with Sara Groves & David Gungor
Mar 14, 2017 • 21 min
As we prepare for Season 2 (it’s coming, I promise), we thought it would be enlightening to hear some never-before-aired content from a few Season 1 guests… Here’s more with Sara Groves (Ep. 3) and David Gungor (Ep. 9). —- The New…
More with Eugene Cho & Andy Crouch
Feb 1, 2017 • 26 min
As we prepare for Season 2, we thought it would be enlightening to hear some never-before-aired content from a few Season 1 guests… Here’s more with Eugene Cho (Ep. 1) and Andy Crouch (Ep. 4). —- The New Activist is a joint production…
Jeremy Courtney (pt.2)
Dec 14, 2016 • 33 min
This episode originally aired December 14, 2016. Jeremy Courtney (@JCourt) is leading a team of people who are fiercely committed to loving those who some would call the enemy. His coalition of activists will not stop bringing light into very dark…
Jeremy Courtney (pt.1)
Dec 7, 2016 • 23 min
This episode originally aired December 7, 2016. Jeremy Courtney (@JCourt) is leading a team of people who are fiercely committed to loving those who some would call the enemy. His coalition of activists will not stop bringing light into very dark…
Lu Cille Dejito
Nov 30, 2016 • 26 min
This episode originally aired November 30, 2016. As a lawyer and activist, Lu Cille Dejito is shining a light into the very dark world of cybersex trafficking of children. Lu Cille loves her country and won’t stop fighting for it - until all are…
Jimmy Quach
Nov 16, 2016 • 24 min
This episode originally aired November 16, 2016. Jimmy Quach is sending hope all around the world. As the founder of Good Paper (@goodpapercards), he is proving that success can happen with ethical labor practices, a beautiful product, and more…
David Gungor
Nov 9, 2016 • 24 min
This episode originally aired November 9, 2016. David Gungor (@brilliancemusic) blurs the lines between musician, pastor, philosopher, and activist. Yet the brilliance of his art is not found in securing every answer, but challenging us to ask the…
Hannah Song
Nov 2, 2016 • 22 min
This episode originally aired November 2, 2016. Hannah Song (@libertyinNK) is leading people from oppression and fear, to freedom and hope. Compelled by her history and propelled by the promise of liberty, her humble beginnings as an volunteer have…
Mark Labberton
Oct 26, 2016 • 32 min
This episode originally aired October 26, 2016. As a leader of leaders, Mark Labberton (@MLabbberton) is wielding his role with wisdom, curiosity, and humility. While the church and the world change rapidly, Mark listens with great…
Mark Clookie
Oct 19, 2016 • 26 min
This episode originally aired October 19, 2016. People often know the incredible credentials of Mark Clookie before they know the person. Yet, to know Mark is to know someone who is not only skilled in his work, but also driven by his faith and…
Leroy Barber
Oct 12, 2016 • 25 min
This episode originally aired October 12, 2016. Leroy Barber (@LeroyBarber) has a story. One that takes him from “not being chosen,” to giving voices to those who are leading a movement. The man who was once an evangelist is now an activist…
Andy Crouch
Oct 5, 2016 • 28 min
This episode originally aired October 5, 2016. The term “thought leader” is assigned quite liberally these days. But in the case of Andy Crouch (@ahc), it is the only term fit to describe him. This week, he leads us in…
Sara Groves
Sep 28, 2016 • 28 min
This episode originally aired September 28, 2016. Sara Groves (@grovesroad) sings from her soul. She is molded by her faith, compelled by the lives and stories of other people, and driven to use her talents as a voice for truth. This week, Sara will…
Seth Goldman
Sep 21, 2016 • 26 min
This episode originally aired September 21, 2016. This week we learn from entrepreneur and CEO - Seth Goldman (@honestseth). He’ll share the fear and excitement of starting a business that’s more than a business. And, he’ll explore what it means to…
Eugene Cho
Sep 14, 2016 • 34 min
This episode originally aired September 14, 2016. On this inaugural show we’ll learn from Eugene Cho (@EugeneCho). Eugene is a daring, innovative, and wise pastor. He’ll share his definition of activism, give us perspective from around…