The Fearless Futures Podcast

The Fearless Futures Podcast

We know inclusion and equity work is really hard. This podcast will take you through a deep analysis of core topics for individuals committed to designing equity into their ecosystems for their people and products. Hosted by FearlessFutures.org Founder, Hanna Naima McCloskey — a passionate and skilled facilitator and educator — Fearless Futures has served daring companies across sectors from the largest tech platforms in the world to small creative agencies. We believe in creating policies, practices, and cultures where people have their freedom, legitimacy, dignity, safety, and belonging. https://www.fearlessfutures.org/

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May 12, 2021 27 min
This week Hanna continues with the Q&A answering the following listener question, "What about political diversity?" To learn more or get in touch with Fearless Futures visit https://www.fearlessfutures.org/

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Hollywood Ten: https://www.history.com/topics/cold-war/hollywood-ten
Harsha Walia interview on ‘The Intercept’: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/intercepted-with-jeremy-scahill...
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This week Hanna continues with the Q&A answering the following listener question, "In my company, people often feel that they are being silenced when it comes to inclusion issues, they say there isn't space for debate. What do you make of that? Should there be more debate to bring people into the conversation?" To learn more or get in touch with Fearless Futures visit https://www.fearlessfutures.org/

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This week Hanna answers two listener questions. Question one, "We speak a lot about the importance of dominant groups standing up for equity. Not leaving the work solely to groups that are persistently placed at the margins of society. Being in a dominant group though brings access, comfort and the very tangible benefits. So why question all of that? In your experience, what's the most effective way to start breaking this i...
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November 18, 2020 21 min
On this episode, host and Fearless Futures CEO, Hanna Naima McCloskey discusses what ingredients we require in pursuit of equitable company ecosystems. She dives into the three elements that play an impactful role. To learn more or get in touch with Fearless Futures visit https://www.fearlessfutures.org/

Transcript - https://medium.com/fearless-futures/fearless-futures-podcast-episode-7-what-now-transcript-f02bee7385b5

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November 11, 2020 29 min
On this episode, host and Fearless Futures CEO, Hanna Naima McCloskey explores fragility and the inverse, accountability. She dives right in with breaking down white fragility and offers a deeper exploration of the feelings behind fragility. To learn more or get in touch with Fearless Futures visit https://www.fearlessfutures.org/

Transcript - https://medium.com/fearless-futures/fearless-futures-podcast-episode-7-fragility-and-accou...
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November 4, 2020 23 min
On this episode, host and Fearless Futures CEO, Hanna Naima McCloskey shares insight on the power of representation and the potential pitfalls of relying on it when doing inclusion and equity work. To learn more or get in touch with Fearless Futures visit https://www.fearlessfutures.org/

Transcript - https://medium.com/fearless-futures/fearless-futures-podcast-episode-5-relying-on-representation-192011449692

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October 28, 2020 31 min
On this episode, host and Fearless Futures CEO, Hanna Naima McCloskey talks about why people invest so heavily in the business case, the implications of doing so, and the dangers of relying on research. To learn more or get in touch with Fearless Futures visit https://www.fearlessfutures.org/

Transcript - https://medium.com/fearless-futures/fearless-futures-podcast-episode-4-business-case-brigade-5ad0cf6ff776

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October 21, 2020 31 min
On this episode, host and Fearless Futures CEO, Hanna Naima McCloskey challenges unconscious bias and discusses the problem with using unconscious bias as the framework with which inclusion and equity work is done within companies. To learn more or get in touch with Fearless Futures visit https://www.fearlessfutures.org/

Transcript - https://medium.com/fearless-futures/fearless-futures-podcast-episode-3-unconscious-bias-transcript-b...
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October 14, 2020 18 min
On this episode, host and Fearless Futures CEO, Hanna Naima McCloskey explores five words that are widely used in the inclusion and equity context in companies. To learn more or get in touch with Fearless Futures visit https://www.fearlessfutures.org/

Transcript - https://medium.com/fearless-futures/fearless-futures-podcast-episode-2-is-inclusion-the-goal-transcript-441fc654a38b

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September 30, 2020 27 min
On this episode, host and Fearless Futures CEO, Hanna Naima McCloskey digs in to uncover a shared definition and understanding of the term oppression as well as describing the ingredients for a system of oppression. To learn more or get in touch with Fearless Futures visit https://www.fearlessfutures.org/

Transcript - https://medium.com/fearless-futures/fearless-futures-podcast-episode-1-what-is-a-system-of-oppression-transcript-cbc...
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September 24, 2020 1 min
Welcome to the world of Fearless Futures! The Fearless Futures podcast will take you through a deep analysis of core topics for individuals committed to designing equity into their ecosystems for their people and products.

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