People Helping People

Welcome to the People Helping People Podcast: Your source of inspiration on the wild ways you can make a difference in the world. We are here to talk to people involved in social change, developing cultural ties, and explore any cool project that is making a difference. Basically, people helping people make awesome stuff happen.



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Reading for Change with Ethan Martin

Ethan Martin and his wife started their non-profit Reading for Change in Troy, Ohio just a few years ago, and outgrew their first space by the end of their first year. “The challenge has never been fundraising”, Ethan told me, “No, the challenge was…”

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Serial Volunteering with Raj Thangavelu

I have known Raj Thangavelu since high school – we ran cross-country together, and he taught me an important life lesson.

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GRIT, Building a Career with a Criminal Record & Harley Blakeman

I met Harley when he interned at our office. I knew he was a relative of my parents’ friends for college but had no idea of his story, or his social mission to help ex-offenders get back on their feet.

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Transracial Adoptees with Donna Blume

Donna Blume has spent her life exploring issues and identity around transracial adoptees, and uncovered insights into what it means to grow up with two cultures, and how to overcome challenges being stuck in the middle.

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Socially Conscious Travel with Flower La Warner

For episode 10, we dove deep with travel blogger Flower La Warner into traveling in Asia, living as an expat in Korea, and from it creating social good.

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Columbus Coalition for the Homeless with Don Strasser

Don Strasser moved to Columbus after living in New York until he was 40, and after a career serving those effected by mental health, he retired. But the idea of moving to Florida and spending his days playing golf on pristine golf courses just didn’t sit with him. So what did he do?