Causepods

The Podcast Consultant

Causepods is a passion project of The Podcast Consultant, Mathew Passy. The aim is to interview folks who are using podcasts to raise awareness for a good cause. Whether that’s a non-profit, charity, medical cause, social justice movement, or anyone looking to create a positive impact in the world, from the local level to the global population. One unique feature to Causepods is that we are going to use this platform to raise money for a 501(c)3 non-profit of your choosing through GoFundMe. If you think you’re a podcaster making a difference in the world, please take a few moments to fill out the Causepods Form and we can’t wait to have you on Causepods.

Success Through Leadership with Nellie Harden of The 6570 Family Project Podcast
Sep 19 2022
Success Through Leadership with Nellie Harden of The 6570 Family Project Podcast
Have you ever had an opportunity in your life to pursue something new? Today we are talking with Nellie Harden, who had a very different start in her life but found through a family emergency where her passions could realign. She started with the 6570 Project to help families help their kids design and build their life. For anyone who might find them at a crossroads in life, this episode will resonate with how you might just find your life going in a different but gratifying direction. Nellie works with families, helping them make behavioral changes and disciplines to set their children up for success.  Key Topics: ·     What is the 6750 project (0:56) ·     How is the podcast serving the community (1:30) ·     How did this work become center stage (4:14) ·     How did the idea get started to launch a podcast (8:20) ·     Finding the right fit for guests and finding the right listeners (10:12) ·     Learning how a guest is a wrong fit (12:23) ·     Leveraging a community for more profound engagement (16:23) ·     Why is it essential to have a journey for customers to go through (17:08) ·     What makes Horizon International the charity of choice (19:46) Website link: (The 6570 Family Project) Podcast Links: ·      (Apple) ·      (Google) ·      (Spotify) Charity: (Horizon International) Donation: (Donate) Social Links ·      (Facebook) ·      (Instagram) Thanks for Listening! Be sure to subscribe on ( Apple), ( Google), ( Spotify), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@thepodcastconsultant.com. Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Podcast Me Anything - ( Facebook) | ( Twitter) | ( Instagram) | ( LinkedIn)
Speaking The Truth with Erik DaRosa  and Marc Fernandes of The From Survivor to Thriver Podcast
Sep 12 2022
Speaking The Truth with Erik DaRosa and Marc Fernandes of The From Survivor to Thriver Podcast
Have you ever said you were ok when you were hurting?   At some point, we have all said we were ok when something wasn’t right. It is the next thing we do after that matters. Did we continue lying to ourselves, or did we let someone know or get help?   Today we are talking with Erik DaRosa and Marc Fernandes, who have different mental health stories. Still, they both found relief in finding a way through it together. During the peak of the pandemic, they launched the podcast From Survivor to Thriver to help lower the stigma around mental health so everyone can feel they have the confidence to say, “I am not ok.”  Key Topics: ·     The beginning (01:51) ·     Normalizing Conversations around mental health (07:46) ·     Dealing with the capacity issue in the system to get treatment (12:40) ·     What doors did having a podcast open up (17:41) ·     What advice would you give to open up doors beyond the podcast (21:52) ·     What makes The Scared Cycle the charity of choice today (28:04) Website link: (From Survivor to Thriver) Podcast Links: ·      (Apple) ·      (Google) ·      (Spotify) Charity: (The Scared Cycle) Donation: Make a (donation) Social Links ·      (LinkedIn) ·      (Facebook) ·      (Instagram) Thanks for Listening! Be sure to subscribe on ( Apple), ( Google), ( Spotify), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@thepodcastconsultant.com. Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Podcast Me Anything - ( Facebook) | ( Twitter) | ( Instagram) | ( LinkedIn)
Not Just a Podcast with Sandy Ciaramitaro of The Good Eggs Podcast
Sep 5 2022
Not Just a Podcast with Sandy Ciaramitaro of The Good Eggs Podcast
Could your book be a podcast? Today we are talking with Sandy Ciaramitaro, who did just that with her children's series. In this non-traditional way of starting a podcast, she found success by creating follow-on content that kept the younger readers between the age of 5-12 engaged in becoming a good egg. This path had some challenges because parents are the pathway to the kids, but it has worked, and her foundation, The Good Egg Foundation, has come alongside the podcast supporting other non-profits creating good eggs. Key Topics: ·     Finding yourself in a place where you start writing and building a podcast (1:15) ·     Taking a book series and making a podcast (2:07) ·     Resources used around launching the book and podcast (3:11) ·     Converting traditional media to a podcast format (3:46) ·     Marketing a podcast to a young audience (5:05) ·     How has word of mouth happened with a book and a podcast (7:38) ·     Running a foundation alongside your podcast (8:50) ·     Marketing on a podcast toward a younger group (10:31)   Website link: (The Good Eggs) Podcast Links: ·      (Apple) ·      (Google) ·      (Spotify) Charity: The Good Eggs Foundation ( (website)) Donation: Donate (Here) Social Links ·      (LinkedIn) ·      (Twitter) ·      (Facebook) ·      (Instagram) Thanks for Listening! Be sure to subscribe on ( Apple), ( Google), ( Spotify), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@thepodcastconsultant.com. Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Podcast Me Anything - ( Facebook) | ( Twitter) | ( Instagram) | ( LinkedIn)
Finding a Way With Sam Mitchell of The Autism Rocks and Rolls Podcast
Aug 22 2022
Finding a Way With Sam Mitchell of The Autism Rocks and Rolls Podcast
Do you feel alone and have a diagnosis of Autism? Our guest today Sam Mitchell, shares how he has taken his story and combined it with the stories of others and helps members of the Autism community feel connected. In the last 20 years, Autism has been on the rise, and with that, a need for connection has risen in the Autism community. We all know that feeling when you are around people who understand you and get you, and for people diagnosed with Autism, that feeling is even rarer. This episode with Sam will inspire you to believe that you will find a way, no matter what label or diagnosis, if you have the will. Key Topics: ·     What made a podcast something you wanted to start (1:33) ·     Have the goals change from when you started to today (2:36) ·     What were the early challenges you ran into starting the podcast (3:35) ·     How did the people around you respond when they heard your full story (5:50) ·     What has the journey been like to turn a passion project into what it is today (7:44) ·     How have you grown your community around the podcast (8:55) ·     Creating a non-profit around the podcast (10:08) ·     Has live podcast recordings been a focus (12:19) ·     What does the future look like for the podcast (13:50) ·     What is the advice you would share with something thinking about getting started (14:47) Website link: (autismrocksandrolls.com) Podcast Links: ·      (Apple) ·      (Google) ·      (Spotify) Charity: Autism Rocks And Rolls ( (website)) Social Links ·      (LinkedIn) ·      (Twitter) ·      (Facebook) ·      (Instagram) Thanks for Listening! Be sure to subscribe on ( Apple), ( Google), ( Spotify), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@thepodcastconsultant.com. Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Podcast Me Anything - ( Facebook) | ( Twitter) | ( Instagram) | ( LinkedIn)
Finding Comfort with Devannon Hubert of the Sex, Drugs & Jesus Podcast
Aug 8 2022
Finding Comfort with Devannon Hubert of the Sex, Drugs & Jesus Podcast
Have you ever felt rejected for being who you are? Many episodes here on the show have highlighted issues where people are rejected or, worse, injured for someone just being who they are. Today we are talking with DeVannon, who has a story written over the last decade. He now helps others fight their battles with sex, drugs, and Jesus.  A common theme on the show is that pain can have a purpose and those who find it begin a road to healing.   Book: (Sex, Drugs, and Jesus) Key Topics: ·     Where does a name like Sex, Drugs, and Jesus get started (1:30) ·     How did you decide to write a memoir about your story (2:31) ·     What was it like to reconcile your relationship with Jesus (3:58) ·     How did serving in the Military during don’t ask, don’t tell shape who you are today (6:35) ·     Reaching the point, you are ready to share your story (8:04) ·     With such a unique message, what have been some of the responses you have received from listeners (12:30) ·     What were the early struggles with launching a podcast (15:48) ·     Looking at today, what are the things that you are looking to grow right now (17:42) ·     What made the ACLU the charity of choice for today’s show (19:30) Website link: (Sex, Drugs, and Jesus) Podcast Links: ·      (Apple) ·      (Google) ·      (Spotify) Charity: ACLU ( (website)) Donation: (Link) Social Links ·      (LinkedIn) ·      (Twitter) ·      (Facebook) ·      (Instagram)
Rare Genetic Diseases with Kira Dineen From The DNA Today Podcast
Jul 25 2022
Rare Genetic Diseases with Kira Dineen From The DNA Today Podcast
Did you know that 1/10 people in the world have a genetic disorder? Today we are talking with Kira Dineen, who started podcasting in high school as a project. Ten years later, it is still going and has evolved, connecting Geneticists and people affected by rare diseases.  Most people live their life like any other normal human being. Still, a few are born with rare diseases that will impact them for the rest of their lives or, in some cases, will be with them for the rest of their lives.   We have had a few causes on the show that highlighted specific diseases. Still, as Kiri explains, the field of genetics is evolving every day. Therefore, her podcast has become a tool for her and the audience to stay updated on the community. Key Topics: ·     What impact in the world is DNA Today trying to get across (1:29) ·     What role did the podcast play in your master's program (3:15) ·     What were the driving factors that kept the podcast going (6:19) ·     How are so many able to have a disorder but do not know (8:26) ·     Since high school over ten years, what have been some of the most significant changes in podcasting (10:02) ·     What have you found has been the most successful way to grow your podcast (13:02) ·     How do you connect with a community without being overly pitchy towards your podcast (16:07) ·     What is your best piece of advice for a cause podcast just getting started (19:44) ·     Why is the National Organization of Rare Disorders vital to you (21:20) ·     What lesson could someone take away from building relationships with schools to be a sponsor of a podcast (23:38) Website link: ( Links: ·      (Apple) ·      (Google) ·      (Spotify) Charity: National Organization of Rare Disorders ( (website)) Donation: (Link) Social Links ·      (Twitter) ·      (Facebook) ·      (Instagram) Thanks for Listening! Be sure to subscribe on ( Apple), ( Google), ( Spotify), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@thepodcastconsultant.com. Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Podcast Me Anything - ( Facebook) | ( Twitter) | ( Instagram) | ( LinkedIn)
Advocating for Pro-Choice Through Podcasting With Arielle Nissenblatt
Jul 11 2022
Advocating for Pro-Choice Through Podcasting With Arielle Nissenblatt
When Roe vs Wade was overturned, did you wonder how you could help? "Every podcaster has a voice" is the common language in the industry, but what happens when the voices combine to advocate for change? That is precisely what Arielle did with the recent Roe vs. Wade overturned issue. She posted a call to action on Twitter which exploded into people rallying around the effort and offering to play a consistent host read ad at the beginning of their episodes. It's a simple but powerful way where we collectively can influence a topic. But, as Arielle shares, this is just the beginning, and future causes will be added as the idea expands. Key Topics: ·     What is the call to action you have asked podcasters to do (3:33) ·     What were the expectations going into this idea (9:18) ·     What pushback from the effort has there been since it started (13:05) ·     How could others jump on board and help support other efforts (16:27) ·     What does the future look like for Podcast activism (19:06) ·     If a podcaster wants to support a future endeavor, where is the best place to connect (23:03) (Host Read Ads Document) (Ad Campaign Planning Document) (Article on The Verge.com) (Tweet that started the movement) (Podvoices Contact Page) Website link: ( ( Links (Community Manager at Squadcast) (Founder of Ear Buds Collective) (CO-Host of the Sounds Profitable News Podcast) (This and That With Arielle Nissenblatt Newsletter) Thanks for Listening! Be sure to subscribe on ( Apple), ( Google), ( Spotify), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@thepodcastconsultant.com. Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Podcast Me Anything - ( Facebook) | ( Twitter) | ( Instagram) | ( LinkedIn)
Finding a Way Out with Andrew Pledger of the Speaking Up with Andrew Pledger
Jul 5 2022
Finding a Way Out with Andrew Pledger of the Speaking Up with Andrew Pledger
Have you ever been in a situation that didn’t have a way out? Today we are talking with Andrew Pledger, and his story of leaving the religion he grew up in will make you see the faith differently. Andrew has found power in his story and in sharing other stories for people to share their stories of abuse and religious Trauma in various religions. We dive into the hot issues he has walked through, the enemies he has created, and how he focuses on his healing journey, all while continuing to walk the road to getting better. Key Topics: ·     How to find vision in hard stories for creators (0:40) ·     What is religious Trauma (3:52) ·     What happens when a story burns a bridge or a relationship (10:01) ·     How to reboot your life on the other side of religious Trauma (11:24) ·     Work in situations where the work you do creates enemies (16:24) ·     Why was it easier to work on a Podcast can through Instagram (22:54) ·     What are the lessons you learned as a podcaster (24:20) ·     Why is the Traumas Survivors Foundation the charity of choice (29:41) Website link: ( (website)) Podcast Links: ·      (Apple) ·      (Google) ·      (Spotify) Charity: The Trauma Survivors Foundation ( (website)) Donation: (donation link) Social Links ·      (Twitter) ·      (Facebook) ·      (Instagram) ·      (Patreon Page) Thanks for Listening! Be sure to subscribe on ( Apple), ( Google), ( Spotify), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@thepodcastconsultant.com. Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Podcast Me Anything - ( Facebook) | ( Twitter) | ( Instagram) | ( LinkedIn)   ****Here are a list of resources for those needing/seeking safe and legal abortion services in the US that were mentioned during this episode's pre-roll.*** (abortion.cafe) - collection of abortion resources (shoutyourabortion.com) - campaign to normalize abortion (donations4abortion.com) - donate to support abortion funds by state (secure.actblue.com/donate/supportabortionfunds) - donate to the national network of abortion funds (donations split between 80+ abortion funds) (usow.org/repro/volunteer) - list of abortion clinics across the country that need volunteers (dontbanequality.com) - language for companies to use to stand against the ruling (plancpills.org/ambassadors) - early abortion access pills you can store in your cabinet
When People Change with Rachel Bernstein of The Indoctrination Podcast
Apr 25 2022
When People Change with Rachel Bernstein of The Indoctrination Podcast
We don’t know what we don’t know.  Today we are talking with Rachel Bernstein about cults and stories of healing. It’s a dark world that most know little about, and most won’t until it hits home. But, as we discuss today, research into the topic is just getting started on the physiology of influence and manipulation.  With every episode, perspective is a powerful tool to influence how you see and interact with the world, even when stories are hard to hear or imagine. Those stories will shape and leave you with a lasting feeling and empathy towards others. Key Topics: ·     How do you specialize in the study of cults (1:21) ·     How prolific are cult-like groups in the world (6:44) ·     What inspired this work to become a podcast (8:43) ·     How do you get people to listen to a show like this before they need it (11:41) ·     What have been some of the impacts you heard as a result of the podcast (15:52) ·     From a napkin to launch, what were some of those first steps (19:23) ·     What is your advice to others who might be looking to start a podcast or heal from a cult-like trauma (25:44)  Support the ( Podcast Indoctrination) Website link: ( ( Links: ·      (Apple) ·      (Google) ·      (Spotify) Charity: International Cultic Studies Association ( ( (Donate Now) Social Links ·      (YouTube) ·      (Twitter) ·      (Facebook) ·      (Instagram) Thanks for Listening! Be sure to subscribe on ( Apple), ( Google), ( Spotify),  (Amazon), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@causepods.org. Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Causepods –  (Facebook) | ( Twitter) | ( Instagram) | ( LinkedIn) For help, resources, and community support, please join the ( Causepods Facebook Group) if you are already producing podcasts for a cause or are thinking about launching one. And if you would like to be a guest on Causepods, please fill out this form and schedule ( your chat here). ****Here are a list of resources for those needing/seeking safe and legal abortion services in the US that were mentioned during this episode's pre-roll.*** (abortion.cafe) - collection of abortion...
It Makes Cents with Kriti Sarav with The WhyFi Matters Podcast
Mar 28 2022
It Makes Cents with Kriti Sarav with The WhyFi Matters Podcast
Is your money working for you, or are you working for it? As Kriti tells us in this episode, there is a shortfall by schools to teach adequate financial literacy information in schools. Growing up, it simply wasn’t taught in her schools, and it wasn’t until she bought a home that she started to see the large world of money for what it is.  The WhyFi Matters podcast is an excellent example of a niched podcast focused on a specific demographic and being the solution to that problem.  If you are thinking of just getting started or looking to niche down more, this episode will help you with the issues that you might be overlooking that are waiting for a solution. Key Topics: ·     What made financial literacy the focus of your work (1:25) ·     What kind of background did you have growing up with financial literacy (3:01) ·     How did you go about targeting your peers to gain listeners for the podcast (5:32) ·     How have current events shaped the content on the podcast (8:49) ·     How has short-form video content impacted the content creation process (10:31) ·     How would you recommend driving traffic to your podcast (11:37) ·     Advice to someone wanting to start a podcast (15:52) Website link: ( ( Links: ·      (Apple) ·      (Google) ·      (Spotify) Charity: (Choose Fi Foundation ) Donation: (Link) Social Links ·      (Twitter) ·      (Facebook) ****Here are a list of resources for those needing/seeking safe and legal abortion services in the US that were mentioned during this episode's pre-roll.*** (abortion.cafe) - collection of abortion resources (shoutyourabortion.com) - campaign to normalize abortion (donations4abortion.com) - donate to support abortion funds by state (secure.actblue.com/donate/supportabortionfunds) - donate to the national network of abortion funds (donations split between 80+ abortion funds) (usow.org/repro/volunteer) - list of abortion clinics across the country that need volunteers (dontbanequality.com) - language for companies to use to stand against the ruling (plancpills.org/ambassadors) - early abortion access pills you can store in your cabinet (prochoice.org) - abortion access hotline (natalist.com/products/early-pregnancy-test-strips) - buy early pregnancy test strips (plannedparenthood.org/learn/birth-control) - get info on types of birth control (choice.crd.co) - collection of these above links and more, managed by ( @starplanes (DM them on twitter to add more)) (guttmacher.org/state-policy/explore/abortion-policy-absence-roe) - abortion policy by state as of June 1, 2022 More in-depth version: ( guttmacher.org/state-policy)
Finding Other Ways With John Stange of Dwell On These Things Podcast
Dec 20 2021
Finding Other Ways With John Stange of Dwell On These Things Podcast
Have you struggled to pay yourself a salary as a non-profit? As a non-profit, you get so focused on helping the cause you are concentrated on that your needs become the least of your problems. Add on top of that any guilt you might feel paying yourself through the organization. Our guest today, John Stange, was in a similar boat with the church and was close to having to close up his church. Until he found a path in podcasting that helped him generate revenue and remove the pressure of having a salary come from the church, it let the church focus on immediate payables and get through any hard times it was going through.  The story today will inspire, make you think differently, and open up some news doors you might not have considered.  (Platform Launchers) Key Topics: ·     How does a Paster find himself having a podcast (1:18) ·     What made the medium of podcasting the right fit for you (4:40) ·     What early lessons did you take away from getting started (6:06)) ·     How did you decide to pivot podcasts (7:03) ·     How do you target local and national audiences (8:20) ·     The significant change in year three and made the podcast take-off (10:07) ·     How the podcast took the pressure off the non-profit to pay him a salary (10:41) ·     What advice would you share with folks just getting started (13:21) Website link: ( Links: ·      (Apple) ·      (Google) ·      (Spotify) Charity: (Core Creek Community Church) Donation: (Link) Social Links ·      (LinkedIn) ·      (Twitter) ·      (Facebook) ·      (Instagram) Thanks for Listening! Be sure to subscribe on ( Apple), ( Google), ( Spotify),  (Amazon), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@causepods.org. Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Causepods –  (Facebook) | ( Twitter) | ( Instagram) | ( LinkedIn) For help, resources, and community support, please join the ( Causepods Facebook Group) if you are already producing podcasts for a cause or are thinking about launching one. And if you would like to be a guest on Causepods, please fill out this form and schedule ( your chat here).
A Short Podcast With Big Impact With Carey Green
Nov 15 2021
A Short Podcast With Big Impact With Carey Green
Have you ever considered a daily podcast?  It’s a podcast category that is often overlooked because of what seems like too much work. But, under the right circumstance, it can be the perfect tool to provide short, daily value to a demographic you want to reach. Made famous by John Lee Dumas with Entrepreneurs on Fire, it ushered in proof that it can be done and successful.  Our guest today Carey Green has shown that it can succeed in a category that often seems saturated, like religion and faith. Morning Mindset Daily Christian Devotional is an excellent niche carved out with a unique value proposition.   Key Topics: How did faith get combined into podcasting (1:20) What did the competition look like when the Podcast launched (2:00) How are the six-minute episodes structured (2:44) What is the big takeaway from producing your Podcast (3:57) What does the scheduling look like for a daily podcast (5:31) What have you done to grow the Podcast (6:18) Who do you think about when you talk into the microphone for the audience (7:40) When it comes to Video, how does it fit into Podcast (8:38) What makes Not A Needy Person the charity of choice (11:06) Website link: ( Links: (Apple) (Google)  (Spotify) Charity: Not A Needy Person ( (website)) Donation: (Link) Social Links (LinkedIn) (Twitter) (Facebook) (Instagram) Thanks for Listening! Be sure to subscribe on ( Apple), ( Google), ( Spotify),  (Amazon), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@causepods.org. Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Causepods –  (Facebook) | ( Twitter) | ( Instagram) | ( LinkedIn) For help, resources, and community support, please join the ( Causepods Facebook Group) if you are already producing podcasts for a cause or are thinking about launching one. And if you would like to be a guest on Causepods, please fill out this form and schedule ( your chat here).
Rare Diseases with Kristine Hoestermann of the Because We Re Strong Podcast
Nov 8 2021
Rare Diseases with Kristine Hoestermann of the Because We Re Strong Podcast
What would it feel like not knowing? For most of our life, we always get to know what's wrong, how to fix it, and what comes next. As we hear today, that is not always the case when it comes to diseases and for many people, they live life, not knowing what's wrong or how long they have.  Our guest Kristine opens up about her story of feeling alone and a passion that came from it to find things in common within the rare disease community to help people feel they are not alone. Key Topics: ·     What is the purpose of the Because We Are Strong podcast (0:58) ·     The backstory leading up to why a podcast like this was needed (1:46) ·     Dealing with life, without a diagnosis (3:00) ·     How common is it to live with a disease and not know what's wrong (4:00) ·     What made podcasting the best medium for this cause (6:30) ·     What is missing in the podcast landscape that would have helped get started (7:30) ·     What has been the impact of the podcast (9:37) ·     If you just got started today, what did you need to know (11:00) ·     Dealing with guess pitching (13:00) ·     How did the RARE apparel clothing company fit into the strategy (15:49) Website link: (Bwspod.com) Podcast Links: ·      (Apple) ·      (Google) ·      (Spotify) Charity: Find Your RARE ( (website)) Donation: (Link) Social Links ·      (LinkedIn) ·      (Twitter) ·      (Facebook) ·      (Instagram)  Thanks for Listening! Be sure to subscribe on ( Apple), ( Google), ( Spotify),  (Amazon), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@causepods.org. Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Causepods –  (Facebook) | ( Twitter) | ( Instagram) | ( LinkedIn) For help, resources, and community support, please join the ( Causepods Facebook Group) if you are already producing podcasts for a cause or are thinking about launching one. And if you would like to be a guest on Causepods, please fill out this form and schedule ( your chat here).
Finding Purpose with Mike Graglia of the SYNGAP10 Podcast
Nov 1 2021
Finding Purpose with Mike Graglia of the SYNGAP10 Podcast
Purpose can come from anywhere. We often think of purpose as something that comes from something you love, but more often than not, purpose comes from the hard things in life. For example, today we are talking with Mike Graglia, who found a purpose through the struggle of being a child's parent with SYNGAP1. A rare disease where a specific protein is not created that is essential for nerve growth. It is so rare that it wasn't recognized in humans until 2009.  Mike knew that information would be the key to advancing his and the medical community's understanding of this disease. So he started the non-profit SynGAP Research Fund to advance the research and treatments available for people with SynGAP1. His podcast, the SYNGAP10, is that purpose coming to life in a big way by providing listeners with the latest news each week in the community.  Key Topics: ·     How did SYNGAP1 become a part of your life (1:06) ·     What are some issues with diagnosing the disease (2:42) ·     What challenges did Mike have starting a non-profit (4:20) ·     What has been some of the early impacts that foundation as had (6:33) ·     How did adding a podcast become the right next step for the foundation (8:54) ·     In what ways do you see the current structure of the podcast evolving (14:57) ·     Deciding if a daily briefing podcast is a right fit for your cause (16:06) Website: (Link) Podcast Links: ·      (Apple) ·      (Google) ·      (Spotify) Charity: SynGAP Research Fund ( (website)) Donation: (link) Social Links ·      (LinkedIn) ·      (Twitter) ·      (Facebook) ·      (Instagram) ·      (YouTube)  Thanks for Listening! Be sure to subscribe on ( Apple), ( Google), ( Spotify),  (Amazon), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@causepods.org. Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Causepods –  (Facebook) | ( Twitter) | ( Instagram) | ( LinkedIn) For help, resources, and community support, please join the ( Causepods Facebook Group) if you are already producing podcasts for a cause or are thinking about launching one. And if you would like to be a guest on Causepods, please fill out this form and schedule ( your chat here).
Sharing Stories with Jennifer Lee of The I Need Blue Podcast
Oct 25 2021
Sharing Stories with Jennifer Lee of The I Need Blue Podcast
What is hard to get back once it's lost? Today's guest, Jennifer Lee, shares how she had the feeling of safety shattered in a robbery. It was a long journey of almost two years before she could begin the process of rebuilding it. We often take that feeling for granted, whether it be in our home or out in public; as she says, it's hard to explain what it feels like. But that is what her stories all have in common. They all know that feeling and can relate, knowing they are not alone.   Jennifer's podcast, I Need Blue, shares stories from robbery to domestic violence to understanding self-defense. She explores any topic which causes fear and share resources to overcome the trauma. These stories are also coupled with a supportive law enforcement format. Key Topics: Finding a deeper purpose in her story (1:21) Healing through trauma on the other side (10:45) Having your sense of safety chattered (14:43) You don't need to be a fan of listening to podcasts to start (16:30) Starting with nothing and getting to launch (18:10) Using non-traditional routes to find stories (21:47)  What does Police Blue Nation do as a non-profit (25:30) Advice for anyone looking to start a podcast (27:12) Website link: ( Links: (Apple) Google (Spotify) Charity: Police Blue Nation ( (Link) Social Links (Facebook) (Instagram) (YouTube) Thanks for Listening! Be sure to subscribe on ( Apple), ( Google), ( Spotify),  (Amazon), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@causepods.org. Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Causepods –  (Facebook) | ( Twitter) | ( Instagram) | ( LinkedIn) For help, resources, and community support, please join the ( Causepods Facebook Group) if you are already producing podcasts for a cause or are thinking about launching one. And if you would like to be a guest on Causepods, please fill out this form and schedule ( your chat here).
Learn Before It Happens with Bill Mitchell of The When Dating Hurts
Oct 11 2021
Learn Before It Happens with Bill Mitchell of The When Dating Hurts
Have you ever heard a story and said that couldn't happen to me? As a culture, we love shows like Law and Order, Criminal Minds, NCIS, but we typically live our lives every day that can't happen in real life. Today's guest Bill Mitchel shares his story about the murder of his daughter following her graduation from college. He has taken this tragedy and made it his message to help give others the tools, resources, and support to be aware of before it happens.   He never expected his family to change in such a drastic way that would redefine it forever. You don't ever fully move past the loss of a child, let alone when they are murdered.   Book - (When Dating Hurts by Bill Mitchell) Key Topics: ïHow losing his daughter changed everything (1:11) ïDating Violence and how common is it (4:49) ïHow do you compelling someone to listen before it happens (7:54) ïWhat made podcasting the right next step (9:44) ïWhat problems did you have to get a podcast started (11:36) ïWhat goal did you think podcasting could do that a book can't (14:40) ïHow do you protect someone's story that might not be ready to be named (16:29) ïWhat advice do you have for parents before tragedy might strike (18:00) Website (link) Podcast Links: (Apple) (Google) Spotify Charity: When Dating Hurts  Donation: (link) Social Links (LinkedIn) (Twitter) (Facebook) Thanks for Listening! Be sure to subscribe on ( Apple), ( Google), ( Spotify),  (Amazon), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@causepods.org. Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Causepods –  (Facebook) | ( Twitter) | ( Instagram) | ( LinkedIn) For help, resources, and community support, please join the ( Causepods Facebook Group) if you are already producing podcasts for a cause or are thinking about launching one. And if you would like to be a guest on Causepods, please fill out this form and schedule ( your chat here).
Childhood Trauma with Asia Raine of the Letters to The People Podcast
Sep 27 2021
Childhood Trauma with Asia Raine of the Letters to The People Podcast
How many children scream for help but have no one to help? It is easy to go about our daily lives and isolate ourselves from the evil in our world, but that doesn't mean it isn't present. Today, Asia Raine talks about how her podcast Letters to the People are these complex stories of trauma from dark places where children's cries go unheard.  Sharing these episodes and stories is one of the reasons Causepods was founded because, like a TED talk where we share ideas, it is just as important to hear all the stories.   A lesson we can all take away from this episode is the power of one person seeing, hearing, and understanding someone. It is often the permission to let go of what was and fully embrace the life that could be.   Key Topics: What is the genesis moment for sharing stories around trauma (1:37) How to know if a story is made up (7:11) How did you overcome the idea of your story becoming visible in the community (14:14) What has been the impact from listeners (20:23) What makes SCSA the charity of focus for today's episode (25:40)  Website link: Links: (Spotify) Charity: (Survivors of Childhood Sex Abuse (SCSA)) Donation: (Link) Social Links (Facebook) (Instagram) Thanks for Listening! Be sure to subscribe on ( Apple), ( Google), ( Spotify),  (Amazon), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@causepods.org. Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Causepods –  (Facebook) | ( Twitter) | ( Instagram) | ( LinkedIn) For help, resources, and community support, please join the ( Causepods Facebook Group) if you are already producing podcasts for a cause or are thinking about launching one. And if you would like to be a guest on Causepods, please fill out this form and schedule ( your chat here).
More Than One Way with Steven Bradley of The Black Doctors Podcast
Aug 9 2021
More Than One Way with Steven Bradley of The Black Doctors Podcast
Does your podcast offer hope? Many of the podcasts featured here on Causepods do just that, and today we have a special episode. It’s about illuminating opportunities in the medical community for Black Doctors.  Sometimes in a world of noise, confusion, and pain, we need good stories about people ahead of us in life, showing the way and bringing resources for those who are just getting started to lead the way forward. These podcasts are just what we need to help bring opportunity to those who need it most and let them know the abundant possibilities available. Key Topics: ·     Getting started in the medical profession (1:31) ·     What challenges were present to become a doctor (2:26) ·     What was the genesis moment to start The Black Doctors Podcast (7:14) ·     Biggest challenges getting the podcast off the ground (8:45) ·     What feedback have you received from listeners who listen (12:15) ·     What time challenges have the podcast presented being a busy doctor (16:05) ·     What makes Young Doctors DC the charity of choice for this episode (18:20) Website: (Link) Podcast Links: ·      (Apple) ·      (Google) ·      (Spotify) Charity: (Young Doctors DC) Donation: (Link) Social Links ·      (Twitter) ·     Facebook ·      (Instagram)   Thanks for Listening!   Be sure to subscribe on ( Apple), ( Google), ( Spotify),  (Amazon), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@causepods.org. Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Causepods –  (Facebook) | ( Twitter) | ( Instagram) | ( LinkedIn) For help, resources, and community support, please join the ( Causepods Facebook Group) if you are already producing podcasts for a cause or are thinking about launching one. And if you would like to be a guest on Causepods, please fill out this form and schedule ( your chat here).
Why Local with Ryan Sullivan of The BopCast Podcast
Aug 2 2021
Why Local with Ryan Sullivan of The BopCast Podcast
How connected locally are you? We often hear of a podcast with a National or International focus, but today’s guest Ryan Sullivan shares with us how he focused on local and how telling the stories of local artists has been a unique project for him. As a podcast, we record audio, share it, and move on typically. Still, one special episode he recorded became a living legacy of the personality of a guest who passed away after being on the podcast.   It’s not just about the audio; it's about legacy, and this will be a story you won’t want to miss. Key Topics: ·     Where did the idea for BopCast get started (1:06) ·     How did you decide what the audience demographic focus was going to be (04:20) ·     How do you find your guests within a unique demographic like this (6:12) ·     How did you decide you want to start a podcast (8:14) ·     What advice would you share with others looking to start or grow a cause-focused podcast (9:23) ·     Creating a content experience around all the media channels (11:25) ·     What makes The College Prep Project the charity of choice for this episode (12:54) ·     Best piece of advice for other podcasters (14:46) Website link: (Link) Podcast Links: ·      (Apple) ·      (Google) ·      (Spotify) Charity: (The College Prep Project ) Social Links ·      (LinkedIn) ·      (Facebook) ·      (Instagram) ·      (YouTube)   Thanks for Listening!  Be sure to subscribe on ( Apple), ( Google), ( Spotify),  (Amazon), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@causepods.org. Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Causepods –  (Facebook) | ( Twitter) | ( Instagram) | ( LinkedIn) For help, resources, and community support, please join the ( Causepods Facebook Group) if you are already producing podcasts for a cause or are thinking about launching one. And if you would like to be a guest on Causepods, please fill out this form and schedule ( your chat here).
Get in Where You Fit In With Dr. Nii Darko of the Docs Outside the Box Podcast
Jul 26 2021
Get in Where You Fit In With Dr. Nii Darko of the Docs Outside the Box Podcast
Do you think outside the box? Today's guest, Dr. Nii Darko, explains how he chose a different path after medical school and became a freelance surgeon. Hear why that made sense and even how he and his wife have built their family around this idea.  We can often get stuck in thinking life only has one-lane roads, but if we slow down and look for those hidden turns, we can find a life built from the ground up unique to us and designed and wired for success. Seeing these turns isn't easy, but as our guest shares today, it can be as easy as listening to a podcast about people thinking outside the box. It is a big reason this podcast, Causepods, exists to share ideas and solutions that allow people doing good to make a more profound impact.  Key Topics: ·     What is your background in medicine (1:12) ·     How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect you overall (2:22) ·     How does someone decide to be a freelance surgeon (4:04) ·     What was the genesis moment for becoming a podcaster (9:50) ·     What things did you have to learn to become a podcaster (12:12) ·     Separating the pressure of being a surgeon and being a podcaster (14:06) ·     What are the positive impacts that have come out of the podcast (16:12) ·     What are the biggest takeaways from running the podcast (18:08) ·     What makes Student National Medical Association the charity of choice (19:28) Website: (Link) Podcast Links: ·      (Apple) ·      (Google) ·      (Spotify) Charity: (Student National Medical Association ) Donation: (Link) Social Links ·      (LinkedIn) ·      (Twitter) ·      (Facebook) ·      (Instagram) ·      (YouTube)  Thanks for Listening! Be sure to subscribe on ( Apple), ( Google), ( Spotify),  (Amazon), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@causepods.org. Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Causepods –  (Facebook) | ( Twitter) | ( Instagram) | ( LinkedIn) For help, resources, and community support, please join the ( Causepods Facebook Group) if you are already producing podcasts for a cause or are thinking about launching one. And if you would like to be a guest on Causepods, please fill out this form and schedule ( your chat here).