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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Feminist comedian Katie Goodman of Broad Comedy reviews Samantha Bee's new show "Full Frontal." As the only woman hosting a late night comedy show,...

  • Added: May 03, 2016
  • Length: 04:57
Caption: Diana O'Brien
Why is everyone so gung ho on having an optimistic attitude? According to Dr. Julie Norem of Wellesley College, pessimism can be a good thing. Find...

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  • Added: May 04, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Caption: Dr. Rosina Racioppi
The goal of fundraising is to raise funds right? Fundraising expert and non-profit leader Jennifer McCrea says "money is just gas in the car." And ...

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  • Added: May 12, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Caption: Kerri Hoffman, CEO, PRX
What does the future look like for how audio content gets distributed--and heard? And what will it take to make podcasting and broadcasting a susta...

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  • Added: May 19, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Peggy Orenstein, Credit: Michael Todd
Birds do it. Bees do it. But we definitely don't want to think about our teens doing it. For her new book, "Girls and Sex. Navigating the Complicat...

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  • Added: May 25, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Caption: Ilyse Hogue
Will the debate over reproductive freedom ever end? Ilyse Hogue of NARAL Pro-Choice America joins me to discuss why we continue to have a clash of ...

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  • Added: Jun 02, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Dr. Amanda Foreman
Award-winning historian Dr. Amanda Foreman argues that a history that pushes women to the margins is an untruth that must be challenged. To this en...

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  • Added: Jun 09, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Jennifer Harris
"Women come to Washington to do something, men come to be someone." --Jennifer Harris, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and author...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Patti Sanchez and Nancy Duarte
Leaders are leaders right? How much should they care what other people think? It turns out it's not enough to just have a great idea and people wil...

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  • Added: Aug 03, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Nancy Santiago Negrón
Nancy Santiago Negrón of the Opportunity Finance Network shares why it took three calls from the White House for her to join the Women's Bureau at ...

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  • Added: Aug 11, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Jen Glantz
Jen Glantz attended so many weddings, she went into debt, then wrote a book about it called 'All My Friends are Engaged.' On a whim, Jen thought sh...

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2016
  • Length: 52:59
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In the midst of the Ebola crisis in 2015, Archel Bernard moved from Atlanta, Georgia to Monrovia, Liberia and started a fashion company--that emplo...

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  • Added: Aug 25, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Caption: Vivien Labaton, Make It Work
We've heard a lot about making things easier for families this election season, but the cost of childcare is still higher than college tuition in s...

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  • Added: Sep 01, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Roz Hudnell, Intel
Meet one woman leading the charge to quite literally change the face of technology--by bringing in more women and people of color to the industry, ...

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Joan Blades
Liberal activist Joan Blades co-founded MoveOn.org, Moms Rising and Living Room Conversations. Now she has teamed up with Republican John Gable on ...

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  • Added: Sep 22, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Margarita Quihuis
Using behavior design techniques and persuasive technology (like the kind that keeps you scrolling through your social feed), Margarita Quihuis and...

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  • Added: Sep 29, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Caption: Tracey Taylor
Tracey Taylor and Lance Knobel are the co-founders of the "hyper-local" news site Berkeleyside.com and Uncharted, The Berkeley Festival of Ideas. W...

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  • Added: Oct 06, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Anna Lappé
James Beard Leadership Award winner Anna Lappé has spent most of her career as a sustainable food advocate. We talk big food and marketing to kids-...

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  • Added: Oct 13, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Eve Ensler
Eve Ensler is known for creating "The Vagina Monologues," as well as VDay and One Billion Rising. Eve and I spoke about her work fighting violence ...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Tiffany Shlain
Tiffany Shlain has been nominated for an Emmy for her filmmaking, she's founder of the Webby Awards and Newsweek called her one of the women shapin...

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  • Added: Oct 27, 2016
  • Length: 53:00
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