The Fearless Futures Podcast

Fearless Futures

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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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/Transcript - Featured in the episode:Hollywood Ten: https://www.history.com/topics/cold-war/hollywood-tenHarsha Walia interview on ‘The Intercept’: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/intercepted-with-jeremy-scahill/id1195206601?i=1000509519978President Clinton state of the union from 1995: https://youtu.be/1IrDrBs13oA Obama immigration spend: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/01/07/obama-immigration-enforcement/1815667/Podcast production by https://www.mayziemedia.com/

May 12

27 min 16 sec

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/Transcript - Featured in the episode:Podcast production by https://www.mayziemedia.com/

Apr 14

20 min 29 sec

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 inertia?" Question two, "How do you engage with people who aren't ready?" To learn more or get in touch with Fearless Futures visit https://www.fearlessfutures.org/Transcript - https://cleofearlessfutures.medium.com/fearless-futures-podcast-q-a-episode-1-dominant-groups-standing-up-for-equity-people-who-are-1d4c863ca417 Featured in the episode:Podcast production by https://www.mayziemedia.com/

Mar 24

13 min 24 sec

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-f02bee7385b5Featured in the episode:Craig Gilmore ("Fear of Analysis") - https://youtu.be/-FYWxTgG7fgPodcast production by https://www.mayziemedia.com/

Nov 2020

21 min 36 sec

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-accountability-transcript-cdf3f55e9b17Featured in the episode:Robin DiAngelo's book White Fragility - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/566247/white-fragility-by-robin-diangelo/Mia Mingus (Transformative and Disability justice advocate) - https://leavingevidence.wordpress.com/about-2/Lea and Stass of Spring Up - http://www.timetospringup.org/Sarah Schulman (queer activist) - https://www.thecut.com/2020/08/sarah-schulman-conflict-is-not-abuse.htmlPodcast production by https://www.mayziemedia.com/

Nov 2020

29 min 31 sec

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-192011449692Featured in the episode:Laverne Cox's documentary - http://www.disclosurethemovie.com/Podcast production by https://www.mayziemedia.com/

Nov 2020

23 min 10 sec

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-5ad0cf6ff776Featured in the episode: Hanna Naima McCloskey's Sifted article "Stop making the business case for diversity" - https://sifted.eu/articles/diversity-business-case/Harvard Business Review article - https://hbr.org/2017/03/teams-solve-problems-faster-when-theyre-more-cognitively-diverseBritish Slaveowners 1833 reparations - https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/project/context/Podcast production by https://www.mayziemedia.com/

Oct 2020

31 min 5 sec

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-b6a762cf1913Featured in the episode:The Guardian article "Unconscious bias: what is it and can it be eliminated?” - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/dec/02/unconscious-bias-what-is-it-and-can-it-be-eliminatedPodcast production by https://www.mayziemedia.com/

Oct 2020

31 min 5 sec

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-441fc654a38bFeatured in the episode:Percentage of Black South Africans - https://www.statista.com/statistics/1116076/total-population-of-south-africa-by-population-group/Podcast production by https://www.mayziemedia.com/

Oct 2020

18 min 53 sec

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-cbc6e2d6ff5Featured in the episode:Disenfranchised African Americans of voting age - https://www.sentencingproject.org/publications/6-million-lost-voters-state-level-estimates-felony-disenfranchisement-2016/Fundamental Rights Agency Group - https://fra.europa.eu/en/data-and-maps/2020/lgbti-survey-data-explorerHealth guidelines for gender recognition - https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/05/27/new-health-guidelines-propel-transgender-rightsTransition-related healthcare during the pandemic - https://www.ilga-europe.org/sites/default/files/COVID19%20_Impact%20LGBTI%20people.pdfHungary's state of emergency - https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/04/03/hungary-seeks-ban-legal-gender-recognition-transgender-peopleSweden's law on sterilization - https://reproductiverights.org/press-room/sweden-drops-law-forcing-sterilization-of-trans-people Kimberlé Crenshaw (Black feminist legal scholar) - https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/5/20/18542843/intersectionality-conservatism-law-race-gender-discriminationPodcast production by https://www.mayziemedia.com/

Sep 2020

27 min 52 sec

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.Podcast production by https://www.mayziemedia.com/

Sep 2020

1 min 22 sec