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Different People

17 EpisodesProduced by R. Abdulrehman & lisa SchmidtWebsite

Through candid conversation, storytelling and questioning common cultural and organizational beliefs, each episode of the Different People Podcast builds bridges between people of different cultures, experiences, skin colours and backgrounds—and uncovers the barriers to justice, equity and belonging… read more

17 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Different People :: S02E07

January 22nd, 2021

48:04

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

35:55

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

41:00

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

36:56

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

29:30

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

37:34

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

30:03

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

39:27

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

42:42

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

44:27

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

38:42

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

34:33

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

47:31

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

40:35

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

39:45

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

30:16

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

29:27

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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