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Megan Koester and Clare O'Kane

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Once a week, Megan Koester (writer, comedian, mommy) and Clare O'Kane (writer, comedian, big daddy) catch up with each other on the telephone. That's right, these are RECORDED TELEPHONE CALLS for YOUR(?) enjoyment. Mostly just a self-indulgent excuse to talk to each other on a weekly basis. The conversations will be funny, dumb, and most certainly tedious. We hope you likey.
 
Meet people who are building a life with creativity which positively impacts real people in the world around us. Listen to voices who matter from people who take their place in this world seriously, and also maintain a joy and curiosity about the world. On this show, creativity meets impact, one cup of tea at a time.
 
Welcome to the Social Impact CEO Podcast, where conscious entrepreneurs raise money and change the world. On this podcast social entrepreneur Will Sacks gives strategies, tactics & success stories aimed at helping you raise money to build your dream company. Also featuring interviews with successful social impact founders creating companies that matter, and behind the scenes discussion of social entrepreneurship.
 
Most of use have a lot of ’stuff’ in our lives - from furniture to fashion. We’re all becoming much more aware of how the creation, use and disposal of these items can impact the people who make them, our planet and even ourselves. This podcast will share Interviews with amazing people who have made it their life goals to make a difference - creating businesses, campaigns and writing books to help us understand these impacts and make better choices going forward. Host Jo Salter, social entre ...
 
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Stephen Tobolowsky (Groundhog Day, The Goldbergs, Archer) joins us this week to talk honestly about his hometown of Dallas, the teachers who shaped him, how Dougherty's Pharmacy taught him an important life lesson, and what it was like in his hometown when President Kennedy was shot. Stephen Tobolowsky takes us through a chance encounter with Lyle …
 
Paul Zaloom (Beakman from Beakman's World) joins us this week to talk honestly about his hometown of Garden City, how he got into the puppetry arts, where he hung out in the hip Hempstead district, and what it was like growing up in a big family. Paul Zaloom takes us through the backstory of Beakman's World, tells the story of his encounter with Ro…
 
Steven Page (The Steven Page Trio, formerly of Barenaked Ladies) joins us this week to talk honestly about his hometown of Scarborough, how a summer music camp changed the course of his life, the Scarborough landmarks that found their way Steve's songs, and how his fellow Canadians tend to punish success. Steve Page takes us through the history of …
 
Pilot. We talk to Ali Spagnola (Power Hour drinking game, YouTube musician/vlogger) about her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, including Edgar Snyder ads, Kennywood, and how her alma mater Carnegie Mellon University prepared her to be a one-woman content studio. Sponsored By Produced as part of the America's Next Top Podcaster reality show with the help…
 
Think of Gandhi and he is likely to be wearing his simple white robe. This was khadi - a traditional handspun fabric traditional to India and promoted by Gandhi as part of his movement. Where Does It Come From? is proud to have supplied fabrics for the current production of 'The Father and The Assassin' by Anupama Chandrasekhar, a play about Gandhi…
 
B Corp is a growing movement of businesses that are certified to meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. There are now over 4900 B Corps in 79 countries. But what is a B Corp and why go through the rigorous process to be accredited as one? In this episode of the Where Does It Come From? podcast …
 
We know that we are now in a 'code red' for humanity. Reducing carbon outputs is a vital part of our strategy to tackle the climate emergency. Carbon offsetting is way that businesses, governments and individuals can pay a contribution to an environmental project to make up for carbon that they are generating. For example paying to plant a tree to …
 
Energy Prices in the UK are rising dramatically - the energy price cap in the UK will rise 54% from April - and many people are anxious. At the same time we are aware of the impacts of fossil fuels on our planet and are working for less reliance on coal and natural gas. In this episode of the Where Does It Come From? podcast, Jo Salter asks energy …
 
We hear a great deal about the actions we can take as individuals and the changes required from government and big business - both vital if we are going to combat the climate emergency. We also have vital roles to play as local communities, both to make our communities better and to contribute to wider change. Manningtree in Essex recently earned '…
 
Media reporting on greener living and the climate emergency can sometimes seem like it's painting a gloomy picture, trivialising or even ignoring the issues altogether. With awareness growing many readers are looking for clear information and guidance. In this podcast episode, Where Does It Come From? social enterprise founder Jo Salter chats with …
 
Captured in under 60 minutes, this episode finds Marcus Olang', a Kenyan photographer and media personality whose words storify his photography. His work behind the lens and his journey to speaking up has led him to have a life of advocacy and impact beyond the frame. Episode Notes: To connect with Marcus - Stills By Marcus Read his musings on Beyo…
 
Second hand doesn't mean second best. Preloved fashion has had a makeover and there's a growing audience who are finding bargains, their own individual style AND saving the planet through wearing clothes that used to be owned by other people. Elene Marsden, known as the Preloved Chica, is a preloved shopping enthusiast and influencer. She'll take y…
 
COP26, the conference hoping to bring the world together to fight the climate emergency, is now over. Media attention has led to a growing awareness of the danger that faces us, although some are still blissfully ignorant. But there are many people who've been focused on 'green issues' for decades - researching, campaigning and now actively protest…
 
Are you on top of what's happening at COP26?It's a rollercoaster ride - highs, lows, achievements, concerns.This episode of the Where Does It Come From? podcast is coming live from Glasgow, with Where Does It Come From?'s Jo Salter chatting with Will Saunders who is at COP26 representing the organisation Scientists Warning Europe. Will is Founder &…
 
We hear a lot about 'greenwashing' but what can we do about it? As citizens and consumers we can all play a role, big or small, in holding companies and leaders to account for the green claims that they are making. This episode is a conversation recorded for Ethical Consumer Week on 21st October 2021. Hosted by Ethicalhour's Sian Conway-Wood and wi…
 
Do you love a cup of coffee? If so, you're not alone - coffee is the most popular drink worldwide with around two billion cups consumed every day, according to the British Coffee Association. In this episode host Jo Salter, founder of ethical textiles brand Where Does It Come From?, chats to Azzouz El-Mahraoui, co-founder of Coffeelink. In 2005 Azz…
 
Usually when we consider being green, we think of reducing our consumption. However as we do more and more online - attending meetings, watching videos, digital marketing and more - we are actually growing our consumption of data! Data is unseen but we are using it at quite a rate and this has a big impact on the environment. In this episode our po…
 
In a two-part interview, Side B finds Melissa Mbugua and I chatting about creative business in Africa and building houses so that people can do things. We also talk about what choosing work inspired by play looks like and delve deeper into what heavy duty imagination business really looks like. Episode Notes: To connect with Melissa Mbugua Melissa …
 
In a two-part interview, Side A finds Melissa Mbugua and I chatting about beating impostor syndrome and building a strong voice against climate change as residents of earth. We also talk about the long game and hard work, living in the "Two Years Ago was 2017" mindset and delve into what heavy duty imagination business really looks like. Episode No…
 
Most of us do want to live greener, healthier lives but sometimes it just takes a little nudge. Civic Dollars works in partnership with local councils and businesses to incentivise citizens to get out into parks and local spaces - with rewards such as vouchers or discounts. Yes it really is as simple as a walk in the park! In this episode Jo Salter…
 
The recent IPCC report has made it clear that we need to move away from using fossil fuels and reduce our emissions of harmful greenhouse gases. Changing the way we source and use our energy - used for our transport, running our homes and more - can make a huge impact. In this episode of the Where Does It Come From? podcast host Jo Salter talks to …
 
We all know that reducing our reliance on fossil fuels is key to tackling the climate emergency. Electric Vehicles are often put forward as a solution, with technology and infrastructure improving rapidly. However making the switch to an electric vehicle can seem a large leap - requiring change in behaviour and a learning curve, as well as concerns…
 
The fashion industry is one of the most harmful, both to the people involved and to the planet. So how do we harness fashion for good? In this episode Jo Salter, founder of ethical clothing and textiles business Where Does It Come From? interviews Paola Masperi of Mayamiko. Paola Masperi set up Mayamiko Trust in 2008 as a social enterprise to creat…
 
One of the big challenges with 'stuff' is knowing whether the people involved in creating our products are being paid and treated fairly. Improvements in supply chain transparency are bringing to light abuses such as unsafe working conditions, slave wages and other unacceptable practices. Many consumers are now seeking reassurance that what they bu…
 
This episode of the Where Does It Come From? podcast focuses on what happens to our 'stuff' when we've finished with it. Jason Alexander, Wildlife Gadgetman and founder of Rubbish Walks CIC talks about his litter picking and campaigning role. He also tells us about some of the more unusual rubbish he has collected and his plans to encourage more an…
 
Do you feel powerless to make a difference? Does the idea of living more sustainably just fill you with overwhelm? Does everyone else seem to be much better at it than you? You are not alone! Author and Campaigner Jen Gale joins host Jo Salter on the Where Does It Come From? podcast to discuss how we can all make small changes, lose the anxiety and…
 
Did you know that chemicals are routinely added to our clothing and other textiles? Most of these chemicals - synthetic or otherwise - are not harmful but just a few could be, so how are they monitored and who is checking? In this episode we hear from textile researcher Peter Gorse about some of the chemicals and processes used in textile productio…
 
We know that marketing techniques are used to 'persuade' us to buy stuff we don't really need. More recently, as we've become more eco aware, brands are tripping over themselves to persuade us that they are green, a strategy known as 'green washing'. In this episode our host Jo Salter interviews Sian Conway-Wood, a marketing strategist and author, …
 
In this first episode of the Where Does It Come From? website, host Jo Salter interviews Indian social entrepreneur Shailini Sheth Amin. Shailini set up Moralfibre Fabrics in Gujarat India to support local artisans in creating ethical, sustainable fabrics and products - the far end of a transparent supply chain. Discussion covers the effects of the…
 
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