Episodes

S5E3 (episode 43): Brian Hooks on scaling what’s working to maximize impact

In this episode, Brian and Jeffrey discuss how Brian ended up at Stand Together, why he’s the luckiest guy in the world, and that we must unite with anyone...

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S5E02 (episode 42): Laura Patrick on improving the community via business and philanthropy

In this episode, Laura and Jeffrey… Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/a043DKLzLsU Learn more: Recording date: 11/2/22 Laura’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ellepizzle/ Next Page Podcast: https://linktr.ee/nextpagepodcast 4 Corners Productions: https://www.4cornersproduction.com/ https://www.facebook.com/4CornersProductions/...

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S5E1 (Episode 41): Kelly Smith on Micro Schools & Transforming Education

In this influential podcast episode, Kelly and Jeffrey discuss the issues with our current education system and our need for critical pedagogy in the classroom. We also dive into...

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S4E10 (Episode 40): Greg Spero on Releasing Creative Potential in Every Human

In this inspirational podcast episode on releasing creative potential, Greg and Jeffrey discuss Greg’s passion for releasing the infinite creative potential in every human, his music career, software endeavors,...

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S4E9 (Episode 39): Jared Fishman on Fixing Inequalities in the Justice System

In this podcast episode on social justice, Jared and Jeffrey discuss racial disparities, a broken criminal justice system, criminal justice reform, his career journey through the middle east, law...

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S4E8 (Episode 38): Kasey Lundquist Reiter on Empowering Start Ups to Affect Change

In this empowering podcast episode, Kasey and Jeffrey discuss her social impact with Rise Together Ventures, her time living in The Netherlands, her operations and finance background, and how...

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S4E7 (Episode 37): Chris Wilson on Going From Incarceration to Serial Impact Entrepreneur

Join Chris and Jeffrey on this episode, a social justice podcast, where we discuss Chris Wilson’s difficult upbringing that had him at funerals every month, how he turned his...

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S4E6 (episode 36): Dr. Amanda Reiman on Cannabis, Psychedelics, and More

In this episode, Amanda and Jeffrey discuss cannabis data, drug policy, psychedelics, growing your own medicine, social work, sportscasting, failing out of college, web3, and more. People are the...

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S4E5 (episode 35): Eli Dourado on Increasing Innovation and Economic Growth

Eli and Jeffrey discuss Eli’s life and career journey, and his massive efforts and impact in internet, energy, and aerospace policies, among other sectors in this episode of People...

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S4E4 (episode 34): Maggie Lin on Immigrating Into Foster Care and Exiting the System

People are The Answer is a podcast on social impacts, philanthropy, and much more. In this episode, Maggie and Jeffrey discuss her immigration to the US as a child...

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S4E3 (episode 33): Harley Blakeman on Creating Job Opportunities for Fellow People With Convictions

People are the Answer is a podcast on social impacts, social entrepreneurship, and more. In this episode, Harley and Jeffrey discuss Harley becoming homeless as a teenager, turning to...

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S4E2 (episode 32): Douglas Berman on the Human Element of Criminal Justice and Drug Policy

In this episode of People are the Answer, Doug Berman and Jeffrey M. Zucker discuss the social impact and human elements of criminal justice and drug policy. Doug takes...

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S4E1 (episode 31): Rabbi Dr. Ari Sytner on Kidney Donation, Grieving, Counseling, and More…

Rabbi Ari Sytner and Jeffrey M. Zucker discuss Ari’s career and life journey from becoming a Rabbi to becoming a couples counselor, and much more on this episode of...

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S3E10 (episode 30): Dr. Michael Barnes on Teaching, Ed Tech, and Investing Part of Your Rent, and More…

In this feel-good episode of People are the Answer, a podcast on social entrepreneurship, philanthropy and more; Michael Barnes and Jeffrey M. Zucker discuss his journey from teacher to...

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S3E9 (episode 29): Todd Rose on Individuality and Collective Illusions

In this episode of People are the Answer, a podcast on social entrepreneurship, social impact and more, Todd Rose and Jeffrey M. Zucker discusses going from failing out of...

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S3E8 (episode 28): Justin Kahn on the Importance of a Legal Defense Plan and More

In this episode of People Are the Answer, a podcast for positive change, Justin Kahn and Jeffrey M. Zucker discusses Justin’s career journey, growing up adjacent to the VA...

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S3E7 (episode 27): Veronica Wright on the Importance of Drug Legalization

In this episode of People are the Answer, Veronica Wright and Jeffrey M. Zucker discuss the importance of drug policy reform and legalization. Veronica dives into her career path,...

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S3E6 (episode 26): Alexys Feaster on the Mindset of Success and More

In this episode, Alexys Feaster and Jeffrey M. Zucker discusses her career journey, how she had to change her mindset to be successful, what it’s like being a female...

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S3E5 (episode 25): Amy Barch on Better Re-Entry and Reducing Recidivism

In this empathetic podcast episode of People are the Answer, Amy Barch and Jeffrey M. Zucker discuss her path to starting Turn90, a non profit organization aiming to help...

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S3E4 (episode 24): Antong Lucky on Criminal Justice Reform and Ending Gang Violence

In this inspiring podcast episode, Antong and Jeffrey discuss Antong’s life journey, including starting the Bloods gang in Dallas at age 14, reforming himself while incarcerated, dedicating his life...

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S3E3 (episode 23): Patrick Fitzgibbons on Criminal Justice Reform, Mental Health and More…

In this episode of People are the Answer, a podcast on social entrepreneurship, Patrick and Jeffrey M. Zucker discuss criminal justice reform, unique needs of first responders for mental...

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S3E3 (episode 23): Patrick Fitzgibbons on Criminal Justice Reform, Mental Health and More…

In this episode of People are the Answer, a podcast on social impacts, Patrick and Jeffrey M. Zucker discuss criminal justice reform, unique needs of first responders for mental...

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S3E2 (episode 22): Dr. Nicole F. Roberts on Global Health, Ending Food Insecurity and Its Effects, and More

Join Dr. Nicole F. Roberts and Jeffrey M. Zucker as  they discuss the social impacts of making dents in food insecurity and human trafficking, having a bias for action,...

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S3E1 (episode 21): District Attorney Beth McCann on Improving Our Criminal Justice System

Join Denver District Attorney Beth McCann and Jeffrey M. Zucker as they discuss her career journey, changing laws at the legislative level and seeing them in action as DA....

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S2E10 (episode 20): Alice Marie Johnson on making the most of prison and sentencing reform

In this episode, Alice and Jeffrey discussed her journey to and from prison, making the most of time incarcerated, criminal justice and sentencing reform, the importance of telling stories...

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S2E9 (episode 19): Jason Wang on second chances after incarceration

In this episode, Jason and Jeffrey discuss Jason’s very difficult upbringing as a child of immigrants, how he ended up in the criminal justice system, and ultimately how he...

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S2E8 (episode 18): Tabreez Verjee on mission driven tech

In this episode, Tabreez and Jeffrey discuss mission driven tech, the entrepreneurial journey, how people interact with money, and much more… Watch this episode on YouTube Learn more: Tabreez...

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S2E7 (episode 17): Patrick Bryant on entrepreneurs giving back to the community

In this episode, Patrick and Jeffrey discuss Patrick’s entrepreneurial journey, giving back to the community and to entrepreneurs, diving with sharks, and more… Learn more: Patrick Website, Instagram, Twitter...

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S2E6 (episode 16): Halim Flowers on starting an empire while incarcerated, sentencing reform

In this episode, Halim and Jeffrey discuss the need for criminal justice reform, Halim’s 22 years in prison and the policy it led him to pursue, the incredible creative...

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S2E5 (episode 15): Sihyun Choi on investing with an ecosystem view toward impact

In this episode, Sihyun and Jeffrey discuss the state of impact and how to measure it, the role of innovation across for and not-for profits, and so much more....

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S2E4 (episode 14): Troy Dayton on drug policy and experiencing joy

In this episode, Troy and Jeffrey discuss drug policy reform, how to experience more joy and connection in life, and much more… Learn more: Troy Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn Make...

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S2E3 (episode 13): Heidi Drauschak on changing how political policy works

In the 3rd episode of season 2, Heidi and Jeffrey discuss playing the policy game while trying to change it, crowdfunding change, RV life, and more Learn more: CrowdLobby...

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S2E2 (episode 12): Jake Kloberdanz on cause-centric commerce

In episode 2 of season 2, Jake and Jeffrey discuss cause-centric commerce, democratizing the wine industry, giving hope, and much more…. Learn more: One Hope Wine website, Facebook, Instagram,...

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S2E1 (episode 11): Dr. Marion McNabb on public health, cannabis research, working in Ethiopia

In the season 2 opener, Marion and Jeffrey discuss Marion’s public health work, cannabis research, living and working in Ethiopia, and much more… Episodes are now available on YouTube,...

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Episode 10: Victor Nguyễn-Long on marketing for good and stopping Asian hate

In episode 10, Victor and Jeffrey discuss Victor’s Vietnamese-American upbringing, how he went from studying engineering to a career in marketing, voter turnout activism, raising millions to stop Asian...

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Episode 9: Moe Brown on perseverance, listening, and going from athlete to congressional nominee

In episode 9, Moe and Jeffrey discuss why listening is so important, his football career, working for the SC Department of Commerce, running for Congress, his new consulting firm,...

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Episode 8: Mara Gordon on treating seriously ill patients with cannabis around the world and on Netflix

In episode 8, Mara and Jeffrey discuss cannabis treatment protocols and education, global patient access, and much more… Links: Aunt Zelda’s, Zelira Therapeutics, Society of Cannabis Clinicians, Weed the...

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Episode 7: Evan Nison on the path from activism to entrepreneurship and how they intertwine

In episode 7, Evan and Jeffrey discuss how activism can lead to entrepreneurship, changing drug laws, and life… Learn more: NisonCo website, Instagram, LinkedIn; Evan Instagram; National Organization for...

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Episode 6: Reilly Pharo Carter on life, education, and the state of the world…

In this episode, Jeffrey and Reilly discuss life, education, and the state of the world…a little more background noise than preferred in this one, as it was the first...

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Episode 5: Kim Napoli on becoming an activist and leader in MA cannabis

In episode 5, Kim and Jeffrey discuss Kim’s journey to becoming an activist attorney, seeing her future husband speak years before meeting, Massachusetts cannabis, and much more… LINKS: Kim’s...

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Episode 4: Christina Dent on changing minds on drug policy in the deep South

In episode 4, Christina and Jeffrey talk about why her feelings changed on drugs and addiction, changing minds on drug policy in the deep South, growing up there, and...

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Episode 3: Andy Lipman on battling cystic fibrosis and empowering other CF warriors

In episode 3, Andy and Jeffrey dug into Andy’s fight to conquer Cystic Fibrosis, books he’s written, love of sports, running with the Olympic torch, and more… Follow Andy...

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Episode 2: Karen O’Keefe on ending the drug war

In this episode, Karen and Jeffrey discuss ending the drug war, education, human rights, and Bike advocacy… As the director of state policies at the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP),...

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Episode 1: Alex Hodara on investing in students

Alex Hodara is the Founder of Rocket Club, “The S.T.E.A.M. and Entrepreneurship Certificate Program for Innovators Ages 7-14.” Rocket Club has been an incredible addition to the lives of...

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Preview: Alex Hodara on investing in education

Preview of episode 1 in which Jeffrey and Alex have an engaging discussion covering entrepreneurship, education innovation and Alex’s program Rocket Club, and why it’s important to build confidence...

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