Lantern

Lantern

www.projectlantern.com.au/lantern
Lantern is a fortnightly podcast about young people trying to ‘change the world’ and trying to understand what that actually means.


A Space to Connect (S2 - #16)
May 22, 2019 • 39 min
“It is about cutting through and getting to the heart of what people really want and sometimes people don’t know, but most of the time, I’ve found that people already have some inklings, and they just need the space and the support and the tools to…
Power of Positive Narratives (S2 - #15)
May 7, 2019 • 39 min
“Democratising knowledge; how do we do that in a way that transcends geography, how do we do that in a way that transcends pricing.” For our fifteenth episode, we sit down with Jeffrey Effendi, Founder and Head of Creativity of DrawHistory, a strategy and…
Dismantling Structural Racism (S2 - #14)
Apr 23, 2019 • 38 min
“We can have a really inspiring conversation [around racial and economic justice], bring people together around a positive vision. Not just fighting against something, fighting for something, for the world we actually want to live in, that we’ve wanted to…
Harnessing Super for Good (S2 - #13)
Apr 9, 2019 • 38 min
CW: suicide ideation. Disclaimer:Project Lantern is an independent organisation that does not hold any commercial partnerships. This content is not designed to act as financial advice of any kind. Please consult all Product Disclosure Statements and/or…
A Fearless Generation (S2 - #12)
Mar 24, 2019 • 40 min
CW: gender based violence. “For us Jasiri exists for those who cannot wait, it exists for women and survivors of all types, of giving them the skills and support that they need to make it through the nights.” For our twelfth episode, we sit down with…
Youth Voices at the UN (S2 - #11)
Mar 11, 2019 • 40 min
“Young people are vital actors now, they aren’t just the future, they can be leaders today… they can be empowered to create change if given the opportunities.” For our eleventh episode, we sit down with Kareem El-Ansary, the 2019 Australian Youth…
Stopping Food Wastage (S2 - #10)
Feb 25, 2019 • 35 min
“There is research that says more Australians have access to a phone than food… 1 in 6 Australians actually will experience food insecurity at some point; it’s insane.” For our tenth episode, we sit down with Jane Kou, Founder and CEO of Bring Me Home, an…
Promoting Youth Political Engagement (S2 - #9)
Feb 11, 2019 • 37 min
“[Don’t] be dissuaded by the reputation of politics because you can change that. You might not change it all… but you being in that is the first step rather than not being in it at all.” For our ninth episode, we sit down with Yasmin Poole, Chair of the…
Consciously Including (S2 - #8)
Jan 28, 2019 • 39 min
“The phrase that I like to lead people with is if you’re not consciously including, you’re unconsciously excluding.”For our eighth episode, we sit down with Dr. Francesca Maclean, Co-Founder and current Strategic Director of Fifty50, a student led…
Preventing Sexual Assault (S2 - #7)
Jan 15, 2019 • 39 min
CW: sexual assault. “We always think it is important to work with other people and other organisations … [because] the role that we play is just a tiny piece of the puzzle.” For our seventh episode, we sit down with Rena Ou Yang, co-founder of Empowered…
Inclusive Filmmaking (S2 - #6)
Dec 31, 2018 • 39 min
“Our film industry should be the most inclusive industry; it’s our industry of stories, it’s the way we reflect society… it’s society’s mirror.”For our sixth episode, we sit down with Genevieve Clay-Smith, Co-Founder and CEO of Bus Stop Films, an…
Creating Opportunities (S2-#5)
Dec 17, 2018 • 39 min
“There are different schools of thought when it comes to social enterprise, but the most… important question to ask is what difference are you making and are you measuring it?”For our fifth episode, we sit down with Daizy Maan, Program Manager of SPARK…
Finding Common Ground (S2 - #4)
Dec 6, 2018 • 36 min
“People have a preconceived idea of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, but when you get a glimpse of who we are as people in a closer proximity, I think people’s minds can be changed.”For our fourth episode, we sit down with Rona…
Amplifying Voices (S2 -#3)
Nov 20, 2018 • 38 min
“[Confidence] makes you realise that you are a changemaker and you do have a voice and a platform to be able to share the stories of those who are silenced.” For our third episode, we sit down with Sarah and Maya Ghassali, Syrian-Australian twin sisters…
Youth-Led Global Development (S2 - #2)
Nov 4, 2018 • 39 min
For the second episode of our second season of Lantern, we sit down with Sashenka Worsman, CEO of Oaktree, Australia’s largest youth-run development agency which is committed to seeing young people leading, demanding and creating a more just world. We…
Shifting the Narrative (S2 - #1)
Oct 21, 2018 • 40 min
“I don’t think we have the luxury of getting exhausted whether it be the refugee issue or other issues… there’s no time to panic or take a step back or to feel like it’s a defeated cause because it isn’t” For the first episode of our second season of…
Creating Our Next Entrepreneurs (S1 - #16)
May 27, 2018 • 57 min
For our sixteenth and final episode of season 1, Yaz Naji and Reegan Quick sit down with Adam Mostogl, founder of Illuminate Education & Consulting, an organisation dedicated to empowering young people through delivering practical workshops in…
Building Strategies For Change (S1 - #15)
May 13, 2018 • 51 min
For our fifteenth episode, Asanga Seneviratne and Reegan Quick sit down with Marie Pederson, Senior Strategist at TMI Strategy, a strategy consulting group specialising in young people and social impact working alongside some of the world’s largest…
Activating Youth-Led Change (S1 - #14)
Apr 29, 2018 • 54 min
For our fourteenth episode, Asanga Seneviratne and Yaz Naji sit down with Michaela Bethune, Head of Campaigns at DoSomething.org, an organisation dedicated to activating young people to create social change by engaging them in online campaigns to spur…
Strength Through Community (S1 - #13)
Apr 14, 2018 • 50 min
For our thirteenth episode, Yaz Naji and Reegan Quick sit down with Al Jeffery, Founder and a Lead Facilitator of Realise Flow, an organisation dedicated to the development of individuals and the building of community and cultural change. Together they…
Coding For Good (S1 - #12)
Apr 1, 2018 • 50 min
For our twelfth episode, Asanga Seneviratne sits down with Abhinav Suri, Co-Director and Project Manager of Hack4Impact, an organisation connecting student software developers with impact focused organisations to create positive change through technology…
Developing Effective Altruism (S1 - #11.2)
Mar 25, 2018 • 46 min
For part two of our eleventh episode, Asanga Seneviratne and special guest Sam Musker sit down with Rossa O’Keeffe-O’Donovan, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Oxford and chairperson of the board of One for the World, an…
Developing Effective Altruism (S1 - #11.1)
Mar 18, 2018 • 52 min
For our eleventh episode, Asanga Seneviratne and special guest Sam Musker sit down with Rossa O’Keeffe-O’Donovan, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Oxford and chairperson of the board of One for the World, an organisation…
Consulting for Good (S1 - #10)
Mar 4, 2018 • 51 min
For our tenth episode, Naomi Smith and Reegan Quick sit down with Dan Code, an associate consultant with Social Ventures Australia, an organisation dedicated to supporting social impact through offering services like consulting and impact investment for…
More Than Clean Clothes (S1 - #9)
Feb 18, 2018 • 59 min
In our ninth episode, Reegan Quick and Asanga Seneviratne chat with Lucas Patchett, co-founder of Orange Sky Laundry and 2016 Young Australian of the Year. They discuss the importance of conversations to those experiencing homelessness, the role of…
Making Caring Cool (S1 - #8)
Feb 4, 2018 • 55 min
For our eighth episode, Yaz Naji and Reegan Quick sit down with Nick Pearce, co-founder of HoMie, a social enterprise designing and selling streetwear to provide people experiencing homelessness opportunities. Together they discuss the necessity of…
Changing the Games (S1 - #7)
Jan 21, 2018 • 49 min
For our seventh episode, Anastasia Rachinskaya sits down with Corine Taylor, Cristina Lucas and Luca Servodio, all members of the LA 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Committee. Together they discuss how the three all act on their passion for the environment,…
More Than A Charity Bike Ride (S1 - #6)
Jan 7, 2018 • 52 min
For our sixth episode, Naomi Smith and Reegan Quick sit down with Rita Nehme, co-founder of Steer North, to discuss her journey behind co-founding the organisation, how the epic bike rides across the nation work and are organised, her method for creating…
Telling Stories For Change (S1 - #5)
Dec 25, 2017 • 56 min
For our fifth episode, Asanga Seneviratne sits down with Tia Yang, co-founder of Where’s The Love Philadelphia? to discuss her experience getting out into the local community, breaking down stereotypes around gun violence, advocacy through photography…
Reshaping International Giving (S1 - #4)
Dec 10, 2017 • 51 min
In our fourth episode, Asanga Seneviratne chats with Yash Kothari, Product/Growth at GiveDirectly & Former Co-Founder & CEO of the Y-Combinator backed Prayas Analytics. They discuss finding your purpose, Yash’s journey from the tech to not-for-profit…
Levelling The Playing Field (S1 - #3)
Nov 26, 2017 • 57 min
For our third episode, Reegan Quick and Yaz Naji sit down with Jason Ball, LGBTIQ & Mental Health Advocate, to discuss his journey to activism, the challenges of coming out in the football community, the importance of mental health, driving grassroots…
Stepping Away From Disempowerment (S1 - #2)
Nov 11, 2017 • 58 min
In our second episode, Asanga Seneviratne chats to Shadrack Frimpong, Co-Founder and CEO of Cocoa360, on revamping international development, tackling corruption, finding your motivation, getting started on your idea and the importance of self-care in…
Educating 1 Million Girls (S1 - #1)
Nov 5, 2017 • 72 min
For our first episode Yaz Naji and Asanga Seneviratne sat down with Morgan Koegel, CEO of One Girl, to talk finding your passion, creating effective change, the challenges of running a charity, privilege, corporate vs the not-for-profit space, working in…
Introducing Lantern (S1 - #0)
Nov 1, 2017 • 2 min
Lantern is a fortnightly podcast about young people trying to ‘change the world’ and trying to understand what that actually means.