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The Make Meaning Podcast

By Lynne Golodner

What does it actually look like to live a purpose-driven life? How exactly do company leaders, educators and entrepreneurs make decisions from a meaning-first perspective? The Make Meaning podcast ponders these questions in conversation with educators, authors, entrepreneurs and leaders of some of the most inspiring, purpose-driven organizations in the world. Host Lynne Golodner is a former journalist, multi-title author, award-winning marketing strategist and inspirational speaker who knows just how to ask the right questions to yield rich, inspiring responses. Since our first episode on July 9, 2018, we have interviewed nearly 100 visionaries. Listen in to the latest episodes!

  1. 1.
    Episode 95 - Sabrina Colosimo, Sunday Creative11/23/2020
    28:19
  2. 2.
    Episode 94 - Froswa’ Booker-Drew, State Fair of Texas11/16/2020
    30:05
  3. 3.
    Episode 93 - Joel Hawbaker, Inspiration from Above11/09/2020
    45:39
  4. 4.
    Episode 92 - Andrew Flagel, PhD, Incoming President & CEO, Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area11/02/2020
    46:58
  5. 5.
    Episode 91 - Harry Sherwood, the Work of Discovering Who You Are10/26/2020
    33:18
  6. 6.
    Episode 90 - Jennifer Johnson, chair, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, Michigan PTA10/19/2020
    40:14
  7. 7.
    Episode 89 - Rabbi Yonason Goldson, The Ethics of Business10/12/2020
    25:51
  8. 8.
    Episode 88 - David Hornak, Superintendent, Holt Public Schools10/05/2020
    34:39
  1. 9.
    Episode 87 - Rasheda Kamaria Williams, How Being Bullied Changed My Life09/28/2020
    31:36
  2. 10.
    Episode 86 - Joshua Smith09/21/2020
    23:31
  3. 11.
    Episode 85 - Michele Cuomo09/14/2020
    34:07
  4. 12.
    Episode 84 - Andrew Meloche, Principal of Berkley High School09/07/2020
    39:34
  5. 13.
    Episode 83 - Adrian Tonon, Detroit's first 24-Hour Ambassador08/31/2020
    25:09
  6. 14.
    Episode 82 - Jessica McCormick08/24/2020
    25:42
  7. 15.
    Episode 81 - John Hartig, Passionate about the Environment & Fresh Water08/10/2020
    25:00
  8. 16.
    Episode 80 - Iris Lee Underwood07/27/2020
    29:01
  9. 17.
    Episode 79 – Laura Munson, New York Times best-selling author of Willa’s Grove and This is Not the Story You Think It Is, and founder, Haven writing retreats07/13/2020
    26:48
  10. 18.
    Episode 78 - Dr. Sibrina Collins, Executive Director, Marburger STEM Center at Lawrence Tech University06/29/2020
    26:55
  11. 19.
    Episode 77 – Creating a place where everyone matters with Jason Kadlitz06/15/2020
    24:48
  12. 20.
    Episode 76 - Purpose in Volunteering with Lynne Golodner and Kirstin Karoub06/01/2020
    38:32
  13. 21.
    Episode 75 - KidsRead2Kids 05/18/2020
    17:57
  14. 22.
    Episode 74 - Building Bridges with Deanna Singh05/11/2020
    21:03
  15. 23.
    Episode 73 - Jim Reese, professor, Mount Marty University, NEA writer-in-residence at Federal Prison Camp, Yankton, S.D.05/04/2020
    23:09
  16. 24.
    Episode 72 - Monica Mae Leibson04/27/2020
    30:33
  17. 25.
    Episode 71 - Adri Smith, Moss Floral Design04/20/2020
    17:54
  18. 26.
    Episode 70 – Elena Reads: A youth perspective04/13/2020
    15:10
  19. 27.
    Episode 69 – The Mission of Higher Education with Philomena Mantella04/06/2020
    24:33
  20. 28.
    Episode 68 – Literary Arts Activism with M. L. Liebler03/23/2020
    32:36
  21. 29.
    Episode 67 – The Trend of Podcasting with Clay Carnill03/09/2020
    35:12
  22. 30.
    Episode 66 – Giving Voice to Underserved Communities with Aaron Dworkin 02/24/2020
    23:20
  23. 31.
    Episode 65 – Reducing Food Waste with Reyanne Mustafa 02/10/2020
    17:43
  24. 32.
    Episode 64 - Communicating Faith with Rev. Dr. Maidstone Mulenga01/27/2020
    23:45
  25. 33.
    Episode 63 - Purpose at the Core with Nikki Little 01/13/2020
    21:27
  26. 34.
    Episode 62 - Finding “Soul Purpose” with Jen Coken12/30/2019
    19:53
  27. 35.
    Episode 61 - Leaving a Legacy with Merle Saferstein12/23/2019
    25:58
  28. 36.
    Episode 60 - Inspired Nonprofit Leadership with Vickie Thompson-Sandy12/09/2019
    24:17
  29. 37.
    Episode 59 - Higher Learning with Molly Worthen12/02/2019
    25:21
  30. 38.
    Episode 58 - Being Grateful: A special Thanksgiving episode with Kristi Nelson and Nedal Al-Hayek11/25/2019
    41:32
  31. 39.
    Episode 57 – Positive Public Health with Tista Ghosh11/18/2019
    26:15
  32. 40.
    Episode 56 - Writing About the Good Life with Ken Budd11/04/2019
    17:36
  33. 41.
    Episode 55 - Understanding Adolescence with Lisa Damour10/21/2019
    23:48
  34. 42.
    Episode 54 - Quilting Advocacy with Sandy North10/07/2019
    17:46
  35. 43.
    EPISODE 53 – RERUN: Just Be Nice with Paul Saginaw09/30/2019
    25:04
  36. 44.
    Episode 52 - Journey to the Self with Stacy Dockins09/23/2019
    21:59
  37. 45.
    Episode 51 – Storytelling Marketing & Strategic Messaging with Lynne Golodner and Christina Weaver09/09/2019
    22:34
  38. 46.
    Episode 50 - Strengthening Intellect With Gautam Jain09/02/2019
    18:58
  39. 47.
    Episode 49 - Saving The Bees08/26/2019
    36:58
  40. 48.
    Episode 48 - The NFHS Reunion Episode: Reflecting on 30 Years Since graduation08/12/2019
    50:52
  41. 49.
    Episode 47 – Quieting the Mind with Linda Makowski07/29/2019
    20:04
  42. 50.
    Episode 46 – Creating Communities with Amy Haimerl and David Dwaihy07/22/2019
    19:52
  43. 51.
    Episode 45 - Life from Death with Dr. Joshua Mezrich, MD07/15/2019
    27:36
  44. 52.
    Episode 44 - Celebrating One Year Of The Make Meaning Podcast!07/01/2019
    35:14
  45. 53.
    Episode 43 - Rising Above With Natasha Guynes06/17/2019
    22:16
  46. 54.
    Episode 42 – Building Detroit with April Jones Boyle06/05/2019
    19:05
  47. 55.
    Episode 41 – Making Meaning from Loss with Marianne Simon05/20/2019
    27:08
  48. 56.
    Episode 40 – The Message Matters with Lynne Golodner05/06/2019
    19:56
  49. 57.
    Episode 39 - Rabbis Who Rock04/29/2019
    23:47
  50. 58.
    Episode 38 – Cities and Communities with Andrew Stein04/22/2019
    22:30
  51. 59.
    Episode 37 – A True Education with Lynne Golodner04/15/2019
    23:37
  52. 60.
    Episode 36 – Teens and Food with Jen Rusciano04/08/2019
    17:47
  53. 61.
    Episode 35 – Purposeful Third Spaces04/01/2019
    22:43
  54. 62.
    Episode 34 – Building True Health03/25/2019
    20:24
  55. 63.
    Episode 33 – Transcending Transactions03/18/2019
    21:18
  56. 64.
    Episode 32 – A Poet's Legacy03/11/2019
    24:32
  57. 65.
    Episode 31 – Art from the Heart03/04/2019
    21:35
  58. 66.
    Episode 30 – The Power of Culture02/25/2019
    25:48
  59. 67.
    Episode 29 – Brilliant Detroit with Cindy Eggleton02/18/2019
    18:29
  60. 68.
    Episode 28 – Greening of Detroit02/11/2019
    15:44
  61. 69.
    Episode 27 – Advancing Justice02/04/2019
    22:23
  62. 70.
    Episode 26 – Profit + Well-Being01/28/2019
    14:33
  63. 71.
    Episode 25 – Perfect PR Moments01/22/2019
    23:00
  64. 72.
    Episode 24 – Inner Voice01/14/2019
    18:14
  65. 73.
    Episode 23 – Crazy Whole Life01/07/2019
    23:03
  66. 74.
    Episode 22 – Suicide Prevention Through Yoga & Community12/03/2018
    25:28
  67. 75.
    Episode 21 – All About Pie11/26/2018
    23:53
  68. 76.
    Episode 20 – In & On the Water11/19/2018
    16:49
  69. 77.
    Episode 19 – Defy & Hustle11/12/2018
    19:19
  70. 78.
    Episode 18 – Shady Ladies & Detroit Hustle11/05/2018
    17:38
  71. 79.
    Episode 17 – Telling Stories That Matter10/26/2018
    22:43
  72. 80.
    Episode 16 – Burners Without Borders10/22/2018
    18:18
  73. 81.
    Episode 15 – Passion for City & Soccer10/15/2018
    19:54
  74. 82.
    Episode 14 – An Artful Path10/08/2018
    19:53
  75. 83.
    Episode 13 – Teen Voices10/01/2018
    23:12
  76. 84.
    Episode 12 – Finding Purpose in Community09/24/2018
    17:31
  77. 85.
    Episode 11 - Building Up Women in the Middle09/17/2018
    18:17
  78. 86.
    Episode 10 – Believing in Youth09/12/2018
    19:50
  79. 87.
    Episode 9 – Creating Effective Classrooms09/04/2018
    14:55
  80. 88.
    Episode 8 – Deeply Committed to Detroit08/24/2018
    26:00
  81. 89.
    Episode 7 – Relationship-Based Legal Leadership08/20/2018
    20:24
  82. 90.
    Episode 6 – Protecting the Great Lakes08/13/2018
    17:58
  83. 91.
    Episode 5 – The Spirited Entrepreneur08/06/2018
    25:08
  84. 92.
    Episode 4 – Vivid Humanity07/30/2018
    18:36
  85. 93.
    Episode 3 – Just Be Nice07/23/2018
    25:04
  86. 94.
    Episode 2 – Stories Can Change the World07/16/2018
    29:30
  87. 95.
    Episode 1 - The Best Business Advisor07/09/2018
    23:33

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