What is it about?
Conversations with everyday people. Social workers and CEOs. Activists and politicians. Artists and accountants. Everyone with a story to tell.
Diversity. Learning more about who’s in our community, what they do, and why they do it.
Having a unique conversation. Questions that are non-judgmental but probing. Getting to the heart of the matter.
Focusing on individuals. Giving them a platform to pitch their initiatives for supporting people, their organisation, or even the planet.
Not being afraid. Allowing people to tell their story without reservation. Embracing controversial topics from all sides of the equation.
Having a laugh and a good time. So… is a serious podcast with a sense of humour about itself. We deal with heavy topics with a light hearted nature.
The Unsung Heroes. People who toil away for the good of so many people without getting a guernsey. A platform for a little slice of fame and gratitude.
Everything and anything. There’s no “off limits” topic on this podcast. Whatever stories our guests want to share, we bring to the podcast.
So… Who’s the host?
So… is hosted by empowerment advocate, blogger, and podcaster John McKenna. John has worked for over 30 years to empower people from diverse backgrounds.
So… How do I get involved?
So… podcast invites individuals, organisations, government & businesses who are interested in spreading the word about products and services, new initiatives, values and other stories.
Individuals & Organisation that contribute to So... podcast
- Episode: What motivates some people to be on not for profit boards?
You can never over emphasize the importance of compassion and humanity, especially when it’s a not for profit organisation, where outcomes are measured by the quality of people’s lives.
Yes, organisations should have a Vision and Mission that feeds a strategic plan, but it shouldn’t override the purpose of fairness and human rights.
Dorothy Graff, Geoff Donovan and Graeme Kelly give their unique perspective on how important it is to weave Human Values into Good Governance (for more details see the show notes on your podcast listening App).
- Episode: Holiday Accessible Accommodation, no longer in the “Too Hard Basket”
The holiday bug will definitely bite you after Kerry Willliams from Accessible Accommodation explains how her business continues to develop a great resource that provides information for people with physical disabilities looking for suitable holiday accommodation.
Kerry also shared with me how her Facebook page is being used as a great communication tool for travelers with physical disabilities wanting to inquire or share their own accessible accommodation experiences.
- Episode: Is Divorce a dirty word?
Eliza Tipping talks with me about her book she is writing on the different aspects of divorce, from a personal perspective and her findings after 12 months of research in Australia.Eliza shared how her journey about the support she had and how writing played an important role in having a amicable divorce outcome.
- Episode: Are children resilient enough or are they being mollycoddled?
It was great getting Terry Laidler’s take on a range of topics ranging from the resilience of children in Australia and the impacts of family breakdowns and the role the community plays.
- Episode: Inclusive Meaningful Volunteering, goes beyond stuffing envelopes
Camellia Sayed from Volunteering Victoria along with Marnie Higgs talks with me about the Victoria ALIVE project which aims to improve disability Inclusion in the volunteering community sector.We also cover the broader topics about the pros and cons for services & people with disabilities when considering volunteering. For more details, go to volunteeringvictoria.org.au and www.victoriaalive.org.au
- Episode: Little Bird That’s Fallen From The Nest
Mum, Dad & I talk about their journey as parents of a child with a severe physical disability, which is me 🙂 – 1962