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The Social Change Podcast

The Social Change Podcast

Bry & Bold EP. 1 – “Being an Ally”

She’s Bry and she’s bold!

We’re thrilled to introduce the very first episode of our new conversation series, “Bry & Bold,” hosted by our very own Bryanna Stigger!

Joined by Dr. Camille Quinn, this discussion focuses on the importance of allyship, what being an ally really means, concepts of equity, and much more.

Watch the latest conversation above!

The Social Change Podcast EP. 12 – New Citizens & Voting

In a special #SCPodcast conversation, Drs. Njeri Kagotho, Sharvari Karandikar (she/her/hers) and Arati Maleku join Steve David to offer a look at their first voting experience as new citizens, the election’s impact on our collective future, and more. #WhyWeVote

Music credit: “Surrender” by Stewart Blake

Keep Calm & Social Work On EP. 1 – “Miki and Autumn!”

BSSW students Miki Castle and Autumn Davis discuss self-care, licensing, how caffeine saves lives, and much more!

The “Keep Calm & Social Work On Podcast” is a student-focused spin-off that is shared, produced and hosted under the college’s own “The Social Change Podcast.”

The Social Change Podcast EP. 11 – Dr. Theresa Early Talks Human Rights







In our continued recognition of Universal Human Rights Month, Dr. Theresa Early joins us to speak about human rights, the situation at our border, how social workers can help in the field and more!

This episode is also the first to feature our new design and podcast home, which offers a more convenient and intuitive way for you to keep up with our latest episodes!

Listen, subscribe and share below!

The Social Change Podcast EP. 10 – Coming Out and LGBTQ History Month

With a dedication to #NationalComingOutDay and LGBTQ History Month, the Social Change Podcast returns! In this episode, two special guests, Andréa Severson and Adam Adams-Grooms, share their journeys of coming out with our very own Dean Tom Gregoire.

We hope this conversation offers a light of support, self-discovery and positivity for those on a journey of their own. Thank you for listening.

The Social Change Podcast EP. 9 – Sexual Assault Awareness Month with It’s On Us OSU

As Sexual Assault Awareness Month comes to a close, we bring you this special episode of the Social Change Podcast.
Karen Porter, a field education coordinator with the CSW, sat down with two catalysts for change – Ella Lewie and Nekyla Hawkins of the It’s On Us chapter at Ohio State.
No matter the month, bringing awareness to movements like It’s On Us is incredibly important in growing the dialogue of our culture at Ohio State and around the world.
Thanks again to Ella and Nekyla for their leadership and their time. #SCPodcast

The Social Change Podcast EP. 8 – Thankful Reflection with Dean Tom Gregoire

In our latest episode of the Social Change Podcast, Dean Tom Gregoire offers a thankful reflection for the coming year, some tech talk and more!

“We all have to reflect a little bit on what feeds our soul and what keeps us going. What keeps me going here is all of the people I work with, all of the students and that single purpose that we’re all working on behalf of.”

Happy holidays to all!

The Social Change Podcast EP. 7 – Assistant Dean Lisa Durham: Online Advanced Certificate in Serving Veterans and Their Families

We’re back and we have an exciting episode for you! Joining us is Lisa Durham, Assistant Dean of Strategic Initiatives and Community Engagement, who breaks down the community importance and benefits of the college’s online Advanced Certificate in Serving Veterans and Their Families!

The deadline to apply for the certificate is Monday, March 19 and you can apply here!

The Social Change Podcast EP. 6 – Dean Tom Gregoire & CDO Dr. Carla Curtis: Black History Month

In this episode of the Social Change Podcast, our very own Dean Tom Gregoire and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Carla Curtis discuss the importance of Black History Month, what it means to them personally, the challenges facing true equality, and more!

We hope you enjoy it!

The Social Change Podcast EP. 5 – Dean Tom Gregoire: The Importance of Self-Care

Another semester is in the books and that rush of relief always feels wonderful after grueling exams, final assignments, meetings, and more!

In this episode, Dean Tom Gregoire sits down to reflect on the past year, the importance of self-care, exciting news for 2018, and more!

Enjoy this thoughtful conversation filled with tips from Tom and congratulations to all. Here’s to new beginnings and happy holidays!

The Social Change Podcast EP. 4 – Leadership Certificate Program

Why should you apply for our Leadership Certificate Program?

“It will teach you how to budget, how to assess the culture within your organization, and how to change that culture,” says Assistant Dean Lisa Durham in an #SCPodcast.

Durham also discusses why the program is a must for social workers and anyone within the human services profession interested in advancement and leadership.

Sign up today to be a leader tomorrow before the Nov. 30 deadline!

The Social Change Podcast EP. 3 – Dean Tom Gregoire: The Value of Not Knowing

In our third episode of the Social Change Podcast, Dean Tom Gregoire welcomes back students and provides some powerful advice to help start the new academic year off right.

“Value not knowing. If we have another problem in our society today, it’s that too many people are too certain. And frankly, my greatest capacity to be harmful to other people is when I’m absolutely certain. Not knowing is powerful.”

The Social Change Podcast EP. 2 – PRIDE

The Social Change Podcast is back! In episode two, we speak with Dean Tom Gregoire about the upcoming PRIDE celebration in Columbus, what it means to him, the college, the community, and more!


The Social Change Podcast: EP. 1

Welcome to the world premiere of the SOCIAL CHANGE Podcast!

At the College of Social Work, our faculty, staff and students work to embrace difference, seek justice and be the change.

We are excited to launch our first season of the SOCIAL CHANGE Podcast, and we hope you will enjoy listening to a host of engaging, diverse guests.

IN THIS EPISODE: The college’s Dean Tom Gregoire delivers a congratulatory message to the Class of 2017 and the community.