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Comedy can do more than make us laugh

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 Israeli, took up comedy after she failed in more traditional approaches to…

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They Are The Code: Girls in Tech Build a New World

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 technology. Marieme Jamme, founder of #Iamthecode, tells her story: Sold into prostitution as a teenager in Senegal,…

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The Revolutionary Power of Food

Ahead of Christmas – a time when many of us in the West tend to over-indulge, Global GoalsCast is looking at food with a different angle. Namely, food as a revolutionary tool for development.  This is a story of two entrepreneurial farmers in Zambia – Golden and Mainner and a market trader who sells their…

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BONUS: Latinx in the US Don’t Know their Power

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, achieving higher levels of education, and reaching the C-suite of Fortune 500 companies in greater numbers than…

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Stepping Up the Fight Against Extreme Poverty

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 gets harder. The Gates Foundation Goalkeepers…

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The Next Generations: We Can’t Save the World Without Them

Subscribe: Apple Podcast Google Play Acast Overcast Stitcher Spotify ” The youth will be the future leaders of countries, captains of industries, the innovators to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges.” Tae Yoo, SVP of Corporate Affairs, Cisco Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will make the world a better place for all, but the world cannot…

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Bonus Episode: Feed Our Future – LIVE from Cannes Lions

Creativity is about bravery, commitment, and finding the best way to reach consumers. The UN World Food Programme is also about bravery, commitment, and finding the best way to reach the starving. Their workplace is not Soho or Manhattan—it’s Yemen, Syria and Somalia. This SAWA seminar is about how these two worlds interact using creativity…

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Stopping the Scourge of Modern Slavery: HRH Princess Eugenie & Julia de Boinville, Anti-Slavery Collective

” It’s remarkable seeing someone make you believe, like we grumble about rain, but there she is teaching us how we can actually look at the world and how we can fight something.” – HRH Princess Eugenie Even here in the 21stCentury human beings are still enslaved by other human beings. Hard to believe? Listen to…

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Have we made progress on the SDGs?

“The clock is ticking, but the transformation toward resilient and sustainable societies is not only still possible—it is an absolute imperative.” – Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations On this episode of Global GoalsCast, the UN Foundation is taking over to discuss how countries are measuring their SDG progress. From a rural health clinic…

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Driven from their Homes, the Displaced bring Hope and Opportunity

“The key to the narrative is to re humanize the population and to give them their faces and their stories back and I think it’s really important that we’re able to do that now.” – David Miliband In the developed world, refugees are often viewed as a menace or a burden. That is just one…

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