Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller

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A weekly, one-hour show about how women rise up.

"Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller is a gem of a radio show...an hour of engaging and intelligent conversation with women who are making a difference. Do your listeners a favor and give them a chance to hear Inflection Point." --Hawk Mendenhall, KUT, Austin, TX.

Launched in 2015, Inflection Point is one of the only women-focused nationally syndicated radio programs and one of the first podcasts ever to take a close-up look at the changing roles of women in politics, academia, the arts, business leadership, activism and more. We accepted a Gracies Award in 2020 from the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation.

And now, we're taking a break. We welcome you to continue airing the show from the back catalog. You can hear our letter to listeners at the file below. Any questions, please contact lauren@inflectionpointradio.org.


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146 Pieces

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Caption: Sarah Silverman
Comedian and actress Sarah Silverman, and Director Catherine Hardwicke have each made a career of challenging assumptions--from what a female comed...

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  • Added: Oct 28, 2015
  • Length: 52:59
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Caption: Susanne Reber
This week, we uncover what makes for great investigative journalism...by talking to two investigative journalists, of course. Both our guests are w...

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  • Added: Nov 05, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Abby Falik, Global Citizen Year
One of the ways people used to "find themselves" was to join the Peace Corps after college. But what if you could take a year off before college--t...

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  • Added: Nov 12, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
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Caption: Mia Birdsong
Guest Mia Birdsong of Family Story is addressing the entrenched problem of poverty a new way--by starting with redefining what we think of as a 'tr...

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2015
  • Length: 53:00
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Caption: Gloria Steinem, Credit: Annie Leibovitz
Writer, activist, and social entrepreneur Gloria Steinem speaks with Lauren about her new book "My Life on the Road." Plus she shares her advice on...

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Katie Goodman
Only six percent of partners in venture capital firms are women, and seventy-seven per cent of those firms have never even had a female investor. S...

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  • Added: Dec 31, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
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Caption: Echo Brown
Take the Lead Women founder (and former Planned Parenthood President), Gloria Feldt says she hates the question "can women have it all?" We'll hear...

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  • Added: Jan 08, 2016
  • Length: 52:58
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Caption: Mary-Louise Parker, Credit: Tina Turnbow
Award-winning actress Mary-Louise Parker's new memoir "Dear Mr. You" is comprised entirely of letters to the men in her life, including her father,...

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Alison Levine
Meet Alison Levine, the only American to follow the route of Reinhold Messner to the South Pole, and one of the few to complete the Adventure Grand...

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  • Added: Jan 16, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Caption: Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, The Kitchen Sisters
Pioneers in radio storytelling, Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva discuss the birth of women's radio, what it takes to work together for over 30 years, ...

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Caption: Nicky Jackson Colaco
There's an old saying, when in Rome, do as the Romans do. But if your company is also in Paris, Shanghai and Peoria, you need someone to balance th...

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  • Added: Feb 11, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Caption: Laura Walker, Credit: Janice Yi
What does it mean to be an 'agent of change'? Lauren talks with Laura Walker, the President and CEO of New York Public Radio about their expansion...

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Caption: Teresa Younger
It's been over 40 years since the Ms. Foundation for women was formed to help women and girls. Yet many groups still feel excluded from the feminis...

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  • Added: Feb 25, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Robin Chase
Robin Chase co-founded ZipCar, changing the way we think about transportation--and has since continued to innovate in ways that will shape our futu...

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  • Added: Mar 03, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Talia Milgrom-Elcott
Across the nation, there is a STEM teacher shortage in K-12 education. My guest Talia Milgrom-Elcott has taken this challenge to heart with her nat...

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 51:59
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Caption: Maria Klemperer-Johnson
In the trades, most workers--carpentry and otherwise, are still men. Lauren's guest Maria Klemperer-Johnson thinks that this state of affairs can a...

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  • Added: Mar 17, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Annie Leibovitz
Lauren sits down with world renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz about her exhibition on tour, "Women:New Portraits"commissioned by UBS and making...

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Jo Boaler, Stanford
Jo Boaler is a professor of mathematics education at Stanford University revolutionizing the way math is taught in K-12 schools, by challenging the...

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  • Added: Apr 07, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Caroline Paul
Have you ever thought about climbing the Golden Gate Bridge untethered, for fun? Caroline Paul has. In her latest book, "The Gutsy Girl: Escapades ...

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  • Added: Apr 15, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Caption: Dr. Dava Newman, Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Dr. Dava Newman, the Deputy Administrator of NASA has a goal to usher in the next mission to Mars. Will this next mission be one giant step for wom...

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  • Added: Apr 20, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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