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Different People

29 EpisodesProduced by Dr. R. AbdulrehmanWebsite

The Different People podcast addresses diversity, equity & inclusion from a psychological perspective. It explores the often difficult and avoided topics we can be too anxious to discuss but are necessary to shift thinking, emotion and behaviour, when it comes to bias, marginalization and racism. Th… read more

29 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

The Risks & Dangers of Brene Brown’s Vulnerability for People of Colour. Bonus Episode.

January 16th, 2022


After Dr. Carey Yazeed’s article on how Brene Brown’s concept of vulnerability can be dangerous went viral on social media, she, Sana Mahboob, …

Different People :: S03E010

August 13th, 2021


In this last episode of season 3, Sana Mahboob, Senior Communications Advisor for Western Economic Diversification Canada and Dr. Abdulrehman talk …

Different People :: S03E09

August 6th, 2021


Racism in North America is the best kept secret. What does that mean in an age when we see it all over the news? Sana Mahboob, Senior Communications Advisor for Western Economic Diversification Canada, and Dr. …

Different People :: S03E08

August 2nd, 2021


In the literal business of helping make change, Drs. Gregory Pennington and Rehman Abdulrehman talk about the challenges they face as professionals …

Different People :: S03E07

July 30th, 2021


Who and what determines your identity? And how does that identity make you at risk to be the target of racism amidst scarcity? Dr. Gregory …

Different People :: S03E06

July 23rd, 2021


In this second part of a conversation between Anishinaabe community leader, and director of the Winnipeg Boldness Project and host Dr. Abdulrehman, …

Different People :: S03E05

July 16th, 2021


Anishinaabe community leader, and director of the Winnipeg Boldness Project joins host Dr. Abdulrehman in the first of a two part discussion. Amidst …

Different People :: S03E04

July 9th, 2021


The 2nd part of a conversation with guest, Shreeraj Patel, Vice President, Royal Bank of Canada. You thought the first part was upfront and raw? This …

Different People :: S03E03

July 3rd, 2021


Conversation with guest, Shreeraj Patel, Vice President, Royal Bank of Canada. Part 1 of 2. Shreeraj and Abdulrehman discuss the impact of the …

Different People :: S03E02

June 27th, 2021


Part 2 of a conversation with guest Soo Kim, Executive Director for the Office of Transformation. Soo & Abdulrehman follow through on the …

Different People :: S03E01

June 20th, 2021


Conversation with guest Soo Kim, Executive Director for the Office of Transformation. Part 1. Soo & Abdulrehman discuss the experiences of …

Different People :: S02E07

January 22nd, 2021


Being coached doesn't always lead to big insights or changes, but it does reveal what is most important to us. Listen in to this candid coaching conversation in which lisa explores Rehman's experience of the invisible …

Different People :: S02E06

January 5th, 2021


In the category of now-for-something-completely-different, Rehman coaches lisa on what relatability and allyship look like—and mean—when you're a white woman working in the area of diversity, inclusion and equity. 

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Different People :: S02E05

December 22nd, 2020


In our last episode of 2020, Rehman and lisa take on Christmas as a form of systemic racism. We know this is a strong perspective to take, but hear …

Different People :: S02E04

December 8th, 2020


What is whiteness? In this episode, Rehman and lisa examine whiteness not as a skin colour, but as a concept, a standard, a norm and a structure—and …

Different People :: S02E03

November 24th, 2020


Feedback: sometimes it helps you grow, other times it hurts. When you are working to change organizational culture, and participants in your workshop …

Different People :: S02E02

November 10th, 2020


What will it take to make our organizations inclusive? And how to launch change initiatives that go beyond a checklist of tactics that appear to institute change (hiring targets, unconscious bias training, pledges …

Different People :: S02E01

October 27th, 2020


Leadership... organizational culture... engagement at work: These are the themes we will explore through a Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging lens as …

Different People :: S01E10

September 29th, 2020


The final episode of Season One: what we learned, what we missed and where we hope to go in season two. In particular, we touch on why we, and others …

Different People :: S01E09

September 17th, 2020


GUEST INTERVIEW: Amira Elghawaby is a Canadian human rights advocate, widely published writer and TEDx speaker. In this episode, Rehman and lisa explore Amira's experience of wearing a hijab as an act of feminism as …

Different People :: S01E08

September 7th, 2020


GUEST INTERVIEW: In this episode, Rehman and lisa are thrilled to welcome the Director of Engagement and Inclusion at CBC, Nick Davis. Hear us …

Different People :: S01E07

July 16th, 2020


Anger and defensiveness often characterize conversations about race and difference. Listen in as Rehman and lisa talk about the frustrations of …

Different People :: S01E06

June 29th, 2020


Feeling vulnerable and afraid of speaking up when it comes to racism, oppression, injustice and inequality is common. This episode looks at how we …

Different People :: S01E05

June 16th, 2020


Following weeks of protests and demands for justice for Black, Brown and Indigenous People around the world, Rehman and lisa talk about white …

Different People :: S01E04

May 30th, 2020


GUEST INTERVIEW: Rehman and lisa in conversation with Michele Byrne, a Diversity and Inclusion practitioner based in Toronto. We explore the impact …

Different People :: S01E03

May 14th, 2020


In this episode, Rehman and lisa explore the desire to have empathy and understanding about differences, yet fear the wrong thing will come out of our mouths and we will offend. We also talk about how systems (like the …

Different People :: S01E02

April 29th, 2020


This episode explores what it means to be a professional, when much of what passes for professional behaviour and attire is often "white" or informed …

Different People :: S01E01

March 30th, 2020


In this very first episode, hosts Rehman and lisa introduce themselves and the podcast, and talk about how each of them first learned they themselves …

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