Causepods 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 Causepods 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 Causepods Form and we can’t wait to have you on Causepods.

Pushing Sustainable Living with Dave Gardner of GrowthBusters
Sep 19 • 23 min
Dave Gardner is the director of the documentary, GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth and host of the GrowthBusters podcast which is a part of GrowthBusters project, which promotes sustainable living (perpetual growth in the scale of the human enterprise is…
Living a Healthy Gluten-Free Life on the Road with Elikqitie of the Travel Gluten Free Podcast
Sep 5 • 26 min
You may have recently found out you are celiacs, gluten intolerant or have an allergy to gluten. You may be feeling frustrated, sad or even depressed that gluten can no longer be a part of your life! When Elikqitie first found out that she wasn’t able to…
Stopping the Cycle of Confinement with Ricky Pallay of Eat.Sleep.HUSTLE.Repeat
Aug 29 • 24 min
In this episode I sit down with (
Inspiring Women to Lead Purposeful Lives with Brandi Voth of The Power Project
Aug 22 • 25 min
What is The Power Project Podcast? The Power Project is a platform and online community created by Brandi Voth to build awareness of the issue of human trafficking. Brandi interviews survivors and soldiers in the fight against human trafficking, in hopes…
Building Community with Motolani Ogunsanya of the Mo Sybil Show
Aug 15 • 25 min
What is the Mo Sybil Show? The More Sibyl Podcast show is a platform born out of a place of growth and struggle for Blacks and Asians, and those who care about and love them. Mo looks at cultural issues that are important to Blacks and Asians including…
How to Use a Podcast to Teach Democracy with Jenna Spinelle of the Democracy Works Podcast
Aug 8 • 20 min
Jenna talks about how they are using a podcast format to teach listeners how to have a healthy democracy.
Important Stories with a Positive Vibe with Sandy Joy Weston of the Let’s Keep it Real
Aug 1 • 24 min
Sandy Joy Weston started her podcast to showcase people and their amazing stories of positivity, strength, and courage from her travels all over the world.
A Focus on Healthcare in Rural America with Beth O’Connor of The Rural Health Voice Podcast
Jul 25 • 16 min
Beth O’Connor, Executive Director of the Virginia Rural Health Association and host of The Rural Health Voice Podcast, talks about launching a podcast to bring attention to the difficulties people living in rural America face when searching for healthcare.
The Connection is in the Intersection with Simma Lieberman of the Everyday Conversations on Race Podcast
Jul 18 • 17 min
Simma discusses the history behind her passion for diversity and cultural inclusion.
The 9 Lives of Dr. Richard Shuster - The Daily Helping Podcast
Jun 20 • 30 min
Dr. Richard talks about how a life-changing event transformed him from a tech consultant to a person motivated by helping others.
Support Through Awareness - Lew Hastings - Red Road Radio Show
Jun 6 • 32 min
Lew discusses the impetus to share stories from Native communities, and his motivation to help.
Domestic Violence Divide - Teri Yuan – en(gender)ed podcast
May 23 • 23 min
Teri discusses how she sees feminism missing from the conversation around domestic violence, and how she seeks to unite survivors through her podcast and collective.
Career Continuity - Jamie Muskopf – SO Unbecoming Podcast
May 9 • 29 min
Jamie discusses the challenges of achieving career goals in the face of the unique circumstances presented by being a part of a military family.
Making it Personal - Dr. Nathaniel Chin – Dementia Matters Podcast
Apr 25 • 19 min
Dr. Nathaniel Chin discusses how his father’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease motivated him to change course in his medical career, focusing on research and science to support others with similar diagnoses, in the hopes of eventually eradicating the…
The Uphill Battle of Batten Disease
Apr 11 • 24 min
Christopher Velona discusses the reality of being a father to a child with a rare, as yet untreatable disease, and the steps he has taken to create a brighter future for his son.
Jen Stansbury Koenig - HSCT Warriors Podcast
Mar 28 • 36 min
Today on the show we’re joined by Dr. Jen Stansbury Koenig, creator of HSCT Warriors Podcast, who is going to be defining for us what exactly autoimmune disease is and the role that hematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCT) can play in the healing…
Chris Lanphear - NoCo FM (EP.17)
Mar 14 • 25 min
Welcome back to Causepods everybody! Today our guest is Chris Lanphear, the founder and brains behind NoCo FM, a network of radio and podcast shows with a focus on inclusivity, diversity, and causes that need a voice. With a longish career in radio and…
Lara & Kelly - Doing Good Business (EP. 16)
Feb 28 • 23 min
Welcome back to Causepods everyone! Today our guests are Lara Heacock, who is a leadership coach with a personal development blog at and Kelly Stewart, who is a positive business consultant at the who are going to tell us…
Bonus Episode - Spice of Life
Feb 14 • 52 min
Today on Causepods we are switching the format up a little bit and are lucky enough to be recording live from the Spice of Life charity event hosted by Forgotten Boardwalk in New Jersey! This annual event is all about celebrating life, organ donation,…
Carolyn Kiel - Beyond 6 Seconds (EP.15)
Jan 31 • 26 min
Welcome back to Causepods everyone! Today our guest is Carolyn Kiel, who is the host of Beyond 6 Seconds and she is here to tell us all about her own journey since starting a podcast just over a year ago. Beyond 6 Seconds is focused on showcasing people’s…
Rabbi Richard Address - Seekers of Meaning (EP.14)
Jan 10 • 22 min
On Causepods today, we welcome Rabbi Richard F. Address from the Jewish Sacred Aging community and the host of the Seekers of Meaning Podcast. As an older member of his community, one that continues to grow and evolve in the modern age, Rabbi Richard…
Chris Roy - The Professionals in Animal Rescue (EP.13)
Dec 20, 2018 • 27 min
On the show today we welcome Chris Roy, the host of The Professionals in Animal Rescue podcast! This podcast is focussed on highlighting the work of different individuals in the field of animal rescue and shining a light on the different roles that rescue…
Jon Strum - Real Talk MS (EP.12)
Dec 13, 2018 • 25 min
In this episode of Causepods we are joined by Jon Strum who is the host of Real Talk MS, a podcast aimed at creating community around the spread of information on multiple sclerosis. Jon’s desire to create this platform grew out of his personal experience…
Dionne Bensonsmith and Tammy Nyden - Mothers on the Frontline (EP.11)
Dec 6, 2018 • 41 min
Hello and welcome back to Causepods! We are back after a short break and slight change in name but are delighted to bring you this episode today with two great guests! They are Dionne Bensonsmith and Tammy Nyden from Mothers on the Frontline. The third…
Dorothy Illson - Financial Freedom and Generosity (EP.10)
Nov 8, 2018 • 27 min
On today’s episode we welcome Dorothy Illson, host of The Do Well and Do Good Podcast. The show is focused on talking to guests who have achieved a level of financial freedom and use that opportunity to give back in some way. So Dorothy’s show is not all…
Jennifer Fink - Fading Memories Podcast (EP.09)
Nov 1, 2018 • 29 min
Welcome back to Causepods everybody! Today’s episode is with Jennifer Fink, host of The Fading Memories Podcast. As a newcomer to the podcasting and audio realm, Jennifer and her show, which deals with Alzheimer’s, have quickly shown that they are a force…
Larry Gifford - When Life Gives You Parkinson’s (EP.08)
Oct 18, 2018 • 27 min
On today’s episode we welcome Larry Gifford, host of the When Life Gives You Parkinson’s podcast. Larry, who has been in the radio and podcasting sphere for many years now, was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s. He found that he wanted to find…
Matthew Zachary - Giving A Voice to Young Cancer (EP.07)
Oct 11, 2018 • 29 min
On todays show we welcome Matthew Zachary, the founder and host of The Stupid Cancer Show. The show started out on the radio during the transition that radio made from terrestrial stations onto the internet and before podcasts were really in the common…
Kitty Felde - Book Club For Kids (EP.06)
Oct 4, 2018 • 25 min
In this episode of Causecasts we welcome the host of Book Club for Kids, Kitty Felde. Kitty started the podcast a few years ago as way to create lifelong readers out of middle schoolers, a cause that we fully support! Coming from a career in public radio…
LOPA - Raising Awareness For Organ Donation
Sep 27, 2018 • 29 min
Welcome to another episode of Causecasts and today on the show welcome not one, but three amazing guests! Joining us today we have the hosts of The Gifted Life Podcast, Lori Steele, Joey Boudreaux, and Sally Gentry. The podcast is produced by the…
Lee Silverstein - WE Have Cancer (EP. 04)
Sep 20, 2018 • 30 min
On today’s episode of Causecasts we are so happy and honored to have Lee Silverstein, host of the WE Have Cancer Podcast, as our guest. Lee created this podcast a few years ago as a way to inspire hope and connection within the community of people…
Bill Monroe - Strokecast (EP.02)
Sep 13, 2018 • 28 min
Welcome to the second episode of Causecasts! Our guest today is Bill Monroe, the host of Strokecast, a podcast focused on raising awareness and sharing information on the symptoms, risks and recovery of stroke. Bill himself experienced a stroke at what…
James Thomas - Four Seasons, One Family (EP.03)
Sep 13, 2018 • 21 min
Today’s guest is James Thomas, the host of Four Seas One Family, a podcast aiming to show how common the human experience is and break down the barriers that divide us. As an American immigrant who now lives and works in Taiwan, James’ experiences in Asia…
Judithe Registre - The Get InPowered Podcast (EP.01)
Sep 13, 2018 • 33 min
Our first guest on Causecasts, The Get InPowered Podcast’s Judithe Registre, 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…
Welcome to Causepods
Sep 2, 2018 • 3 min
Welcome to Causepods. 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…