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Journalist, author, and activist Marianne Schnall has been in conversation with some of the most iconic influencers in our culture today. The ShiftMakers Podcast brings us on an epic journey that highlights the exclusive insights of various celebrities, luminaries, and movement makers as they share wisdom on how to be an authentic changemaker today. Ultimately, we uncover what it will take to make a positive difference in the world.

In our special third season of ShiftMakers, Marianne shares her new conversations with visionary leaders and wisdom from her archives in a season-long exploration of what a gender-equal world could look like, and what work we can all do to get us there.

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Anita Hill – Finding Strength In Your Truth – Part 2

In Part 2 of this candid insightful conversation, Anita Hill and host Marianne Schnall pivot to Hill’s…

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21 minutes

Anita Hill – What Collective Impact Really Means – Part 1

October marks the thirty-year anniversary of Anita Hill’s landmark testimony in the Clarence Thomas hearings. As a…

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27 minutes

Dolly Parton – Being Yourself Unapologetically

Dolly Parton is internationally known for expressing herself through music. In this interview with Marianne Schnall, the…

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14 minutes

Arianna Huffington – Nurturing Our Mental Health

Media trailblazer, bestselling author, and CEO of Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington is committed to changing the way…

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13 minutes

Stacey Abrams, Amy Poehler and More – Face Your Fear

In this special episode of ShiftMakers, we look at the necessity to face our fears while we…

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23 minutes

Dr. Jane Goodall – “We’ve Got to Get Together and Take Action Now”

Marianne Schnall interviews world-renowned ethologist, environmentalist and trailblazer Dr. Jane Goodall as she reflects on 60 years of…

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37 minutes

Kimberlé Crenshaw – Rising Against Racism

Renowned social justice advocate Kimberlé Crenshaw shares her insights on systemic racism and turning this moment of reckoning into…

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44 minutes

Melinda Gates – How Revolutionizing Our Caregiving System Is ‘The Key To Reopening The Economy’

“Our economy is built on the back of women’s caregiving,” says Melinda Gates as she discusses how…

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22 minutes

President Jimmy Carter – A Champion for Women’s Equality

Join us for a moving conversation with activist, author, and 39th President of the U.S. Jimmy Carter…

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28 minutes

Oprah Winfrey – The Elements of an Iconic Leader

There are few iconic leaders in our modern culture that compare to Oprah Winfrey. In this episode of…

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26 minutes

Gloria Steinem – Conversation with Legendary Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem

Join our host Marianne Schnall as she talks with feminist icon Gloria Steinem. In this candid and…

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31 minutes

Dr. Maya Angelou – Timeless Wisdom from a Literary Legend

Legendary poet, writer, and performer Dr. Maya Angelou passed away in 2014, yet her timeless wisdom, life…

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30 minutes

Jane Fonda – Powerful Insights from the Iconic Actress and Activist

Both Jane Fonda and our host Marianne Schnall have a ceaseless passion for gender equality in our culture, our…

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36 minutes

Nancy Pelosi – Know Your Power

Shortly before the 2018 midterm election in which we witnessed historic wins for women and diversity in…

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29 minutes

Luvvie Ajayi Jones – Being Yourself Is A Revolutionary Act

Luvvie Ajayi Jones, an internationally recognized author, public speaker, and now podcaster, brings her signature wit and…

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36 minutes