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Global GoalsCast: The Voice of a Better World


“My Number was 453,” – One migrant’s story
Nov 15 • 37 min
More than 30,000 African migrants have died crossing the Mediterranean. Ibrahim Kondeh narrowly escapes becoming one of them. But through luck and courage he makes it across to Italy, although he pays a terrible price on the way. Claudia Romo Edelman and…
“We are true heroes” – One Migrant’s Story
Nov 1 • 40 min
His name is Ibrahim Adnan Kondeh. He is one of thousands of young African’s who have crossed the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea in search of opportunity. Thousands more have died trying. We usually hear the tragedy and the controversy about…
Maybe the poor won’t always be with us
Oct 18 • 36 min
Is it possible to eradicate extreme poverty? Here is the remarkable thing. For the first time in history, the answer is yes. Co-hosts Edie Lush and Claudia Romo Edelman talk about the new thinking about how to end the worst poverty. Macro solutions like…
Greta, CEOs join Global GoalsCast to Save the Planet
Oct 4 • 45 min
Is the zeitgeist shifting toward action to curb global warming and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals? Veteran Financial Times journalist Gillian Tett joins Edie Lush and Claudia Romo Edelman to consider that question in the aftermath of the United…
Can Global GoalsCast Save the Planet?
Sep 20 • 39 min
The climate challenge is sprawling and extraordinarily complex. It is too much for any individual to hold all of it in their head. That knowledge void has become a major political obstacle to effective climate action (SDG 13) as we fill it in paralyzing…
32:1 - The Unsustainable Ratio
Jun 26 • 43 min
Sustainable Development Goal 12 calls for responsible production and consumption. As co-host Claudia Romo Edelman points out in this episode, that does not sound as dramatic as ending poverty or educating everyone, but it may be just as important. There…
Make Food Not War
May 20 • 42 min
The single largest cause of acute hunger in the world is not a lack of food, it is war and conflict. The World Food Program says conflict has pushed 74 million people to the edge of starvation. One of the most severe situations is in the Democratic…
How to Make a Healthier World
Apr 25 • 18 min
No child should die of measles in 2019. Or any disease that can be prevented by Vaccine or basic preventive care. That’s the view of Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, speaking to Edie lush on this Episode. Yet children…
AI and the Sustainable Development Goals
Apr 5 • 40 min
How will Artificial Intelligence shape the next decade? Will thisrevolution be a positive force, spurring global growth and improving lives around the world? Or will the benefits flow heavily to those who already have the knowledge and wealth to use these…
Annie Lennox asks “Are You a Global Feminist”
Mar 8 • 36 min
Annie Lennox is the special guest on this episode of Global GoalsCast. The rock star talks about why she moved away from music and into an activist role fighting HIV / AIDS and working to improve the lives of girls and women around the world. She urges…
Comedy can do more than make us laugh
Feb 28 • 37 min
Co-hosts Edie Lush and Claudia Romo Edelman meet three female comics who challenge bias through their jokes and their lives. “I like to play with stereotypes,” says Irish comic Catherine Bohart. “I like to upend them. I like to use them.” Noam Shuster, an…
They Are The Code: Girls in Tech Build a New World
Jan 21 • 42 min
The Global GoalsCast regularly highlights the importance of educating girls. This episode Co-hosts Edie Lush and Claudia Romo Edelman talk with two remarkable women whose lives dramatize how much difference a woman can make when she is trained in…
The Revolutionary Power of Food
Dec 19, 2018 • 38 min
Food is powerful in ways you may not often think about. Farmers in Zambia couldn’t get a market for their crops until a mobile phone application connected them to buyers. Now, their income is up and their community is growing. They’ve gone from being…
BONUS: A Sustainable Future, but also Trillions of Dollars of Opportunity
Nov 15, 2018 • 64 min
This bonus episode features an episode of Business Extra by The National AE where Global GoalsCast co-host Edie Lush and Business Extra co-hosts Mustafa Alrawi discuss the Sustainable Development Goals which are large-scale, ambitious and inspiring. They…
Stepping Up the Fight Against Extreme Poverty
Oct 25, 2018 • 35 min
The fight to end extreme poverty is one of the great success stories in the modern world as more than a billion people have risen out of extreme poverty since 1990. SDG #1 is to eliminate all extreme poverty by 2030, yet as the date gets closer the work…
BONUS: Latinx in the US Don’t Know their Power
Oct 20, 2018 • 18 min
In this episode, we share the newly-launched results of the Hispanic Sentiment Survey, showing how Hispanics are the main driver for the middle class in America, and yet underestimate their own contributions. Latinos are launching more new businesses,…
The Next Generations: We Can’t Save the World Without Them
Sep 27, 2018 • 32 min
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will make the world a better place for all, but the world cannot reach these goals without the active energy and new thinking of young people. Edie Lush and Claudia Romo Edelman explore that idea in this episode…
Stopping the Scourge of Modern Slavery: HRH Princess Eugenie of York and Julia de Boinville, Founders of the Anti-Slavery Collective
Aug 30, 2018 • 16 min
Even here in the 21stCentury human beings are still enslaved by other human beings. Hard to believe? Listen to HRH Princess Eugenie of York and her friend and colleague, Julia de Boinville, describe their campaign to stem the scourge of Modern slavery. An…
Have we made progress on the SDGs?
Jul 30, 2018 • 39 min
On this episode of Global GoalsCast, UN Foundation is taking over to discuss SDG progress, specifically in regards the High Level Political Forum, or HLPF, an event where country representatives come from all over the world to share the progress they are…
Hope and Opportunity For & From the Displaced
Jul 26, 2018 • 33 min
In the developed world, refugees are often viewed as a menace or a burden. That is just one of the myths busted in this episode of the Global Goalscast. For one thing, nine out of ten refugees don’t come to the developed world. They flee from one poor…
Creativity for Good
May 24, 2018 • 34 min
The Sustainable Development Goals have excited the creative industry - fierce rivals in marketing and communications have found common ground to tackle the world’s biggest challenges. In its June 2018 Episode, Global GoalsCast will explore the stories…
Green Miniseries Part II: The Commitment
Apr 11, 2018 • 33 min
Continue the Green Miniseries with a disheartened Robert Swan on the South Pole. After a sunken boat, $1.2M debt, and a questionable promise, discover the friendship that restores his vigor to become the first man to walk to both the North and South…
Green Miniseries Part I: The Promise
Mar 22, 2018 • 36 min
Look into the career of explorer, Robert Swan to hear how human vulnerability reflects the Earth’s fragility through his previous expeditions to the North and South poles and the inspiration they had on his passion towards climate action and the…
Building Trust in an Era of Uncertainty
Mar 8, 2018 • 31 min
This episode examines trust, which is, “the dark matter” of society, invisible yet essential to accomplishing great progress e.g. the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). From good health & well-being to reducing inequality, the SDGs require massive…
Davos GoalsCast 2018
Jan 31, 2018 • 22 min
Jimmy Wales and Richard Edelman talk to Edie Lush and Claudia Romo Edelman about the globalism vs nationalism debate at Davos and how it shapes prospects for achieving the Global Goals. Leaders from countries as different as India, Canada and France said…
Journey Across Antarctica: the Swans and Climate Change
Jan 20, 2018 • 28 min
Thirty years ago, Robert Swan walked across this icy desert to the South Pole. He tried again, departing November 2017, this time with his twenty-three-year-old son, Barney. Their goal was to highlight the importance of sustainable energy and the…
The World is on the Move
Jan 16, 2018 • 31 min
“Migrants are the ultimate agent of development,” William Lacy Swing, head of the International Office for Migration, says in this episode of Global GoalsCast. Indeed, 13 of the 17 Global Goals are linked to migration. Decisions made now about migration –…
Girls & Education
Jan 16, 2018 • 31 min
Education is the “key” and “the foundation” to improving the world, according to the United Nations. Episode 2 of Global GoalsCast explores the power of education, particularly educating girls. Lush and Romo Edelman visit two schools to show “a thousand…
Episode 0: What are the SDGs?
Jan 16, 2018 • 8 min
Can we eliminate extreme poverty while curbing climate change? Can we have more equity and more economic growth? Put simply, can we make the world a better place for all? This isn’t just some daydream you’ve probably had. It is the direct commitment made…
Trailer
Dec 26, 2017 • 1 min
Get a taste of father-son explorer team, Robert and Barney Swan’s 600-mile trek across the South Pole using only renewable energy sources. Hear the emotional, mental, and physical hardships faced during this perilous journey while they also witnessed the…