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Force Multiplier Podcast

Action Meets Impact

An award-winning podcast about solving the world’s greatest challenges through unprecedented collaboration.

We’re Back for Season Two!

We tackle the question: Can we create true global impact through our own individual actions – further influencing change in our bigger institutions and culture? Do our actions, even if they feel small to us, amount to a collective power?

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Why The College Experience Is Not Created Equal

Meet two guests that have defied odds in their educational journeys: Aimee Allison, founder and president of “She The People,” and Cheyenne Chandler, a recent graduate from the University of Kentucky.

force multiplier host baratunde thurston

Hosted by Baratunde Thurston

Baratunde Thurston holds space for hard and complex conversations with his blend of humor, wisdom, and compassion. Baratunde is an Emmy-nominated host, New York Times bestselling author and executive producer. He has the seriousness of a journalist with the humor of a media personality.

Meet the Force Multiplier Community

Cheyenne Chandler

Cheyenne Chandler is a recent graduate from the University of Kentucky in the area of agricultural and medical biotechnology.

Aimee Allison

Aimee Allison is a writer, democratic innovator, and visionary champion of racial and gender justice. She is the Founder and President of She the People, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to an America redefined and inspired by women of color.

University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky is one of only eight institutions in the U.S. with the full complement of liberal arts, engineering, professional, agricultural and medical colleges on one campus.

Take A Hike Foundation

Take a Hike empowers youth with intentional, continuous clinical counseling, outdoor experiential learning, and community.

Dr. Karry Jose Felix

Born in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, Dr. Karry Jose Felix is an international surgeon with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières. He holds particular expertise in traumatology, reconstructive surgery, burns, and humanitarianism.

Juan Acosta, Youth Activist

Juan Acosta, age 25, is an award-winning LGBTQI+, Mental Health Advocate and New York Times best-selling author. In addition to his advocacy and volunteer work, he is currently serves as one of the regional managers for the CalHOPE Warm Line.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people. They have been saving lives every day for over 20 years.

Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières delivers emergency medical aid to people in crisis based solely on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender, or political affiliation. Their teams of doctors, nurses, logisticians, and other frontline workers are often among the first on the scene.


TenTree is an apparel brand with the smallest possible footprint. Every time a customer purchases an item, they plant 10 trees. By planting trees for every purchase, they are making big change accessible to all.

Climate Council

Australia’s leading climate change communications organisation providing authoritative, expert advice to the Australian public on climate change and solutions based on the most up-to-date science available.

Jo Dodds

A member of the Climate Council community, Jo Dodds is a councillor at the Bega Valley Shire Council and the President of Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action. On March 18, 2018, Jo witnessed devastating bushfires rip through Tathra. Since then, she has dedicated her time and effort to speak out against our political leaders who fail to listen to the experts.

Daphne Frias, Youth Activist

Daphne Frias is a 24-year-old youth activist. She is unapologetically Latina. Daphne has Cerebral Palsy, and uses a wheelchair to ambulate. She is fiercely proud to be a loud champion for the disabled community.

Let’s change the world one relationship at a time.