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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Caption: Ruth Whippman
Lauren's guests this week are Ruth Whippman, author of "America the Anxious. How The Pursuit Of Happiness Is Making Us A Nation of Nervous Wrecks";...

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  • Added: Nov 17, 2016
  • Length: 53:00
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Caption: Joann Lublin
Jessica Jin led the protests last fall over the new campus carry gun law at her alma mater, University of Texas at Austin. Her weapon of choice? A ...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Lisa McDonough & Lisa Allanson
Lauren talks with Lisa Allanson and Lisa McDonough, the founders of Teen Hackz, a program designed to help teens understand themselves and others. ...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Rhea Suh, NRDC, Credit: Zoe Fisher
This episode features: Conversations with Rhea Suh, president of NRDC on why they partnered with the Women's March; and Jess McIntosh, of Signal Bo...

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2017
  • Length: 54:02
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Caption: Firuzeh Mahmoudi
Firuzeh Mahmoudi's organization United4Iran is using technology to improve civil liberties in Iran. And Samantha Miller is leading a pharma company...

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  • Added: Feb 09, 2017
  • Length: 53:25
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Caption: Shruti Naik
Deb Liu is VP of Platform and Marketplace at Facebook. As one of few female executives in technology, she is working to address the challenges that...

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  • Added: Feb 16, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Patti Niemi
What if the thing you really love to do makes you so anxious it gets in the way of doing your job? For Patti Niemi, a percussionist with the San Fr...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Laura Weidman Powers
Bringing more people of color into tech may be the next civil rights movement. Laura Weidman Powers, co-founder and CEO of Code2040, talks with Inf...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
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What if the root of all the world’s problems is the imbalance of masculinity and femininity in our leadership? Nina Simons, co-founder of Bioneers ...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2017
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Caption: Leanne Meyer
Most women would rather have a root canal than negotiate for themselves. Leanne Meyer is the Program Director of the Carnegie Mellon Leadership and...

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2017
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Most of us don’t know what to say when we are grieving or how to reach out when the people we love go through something awful. Kelsey Crowe, co-aut...

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  • Added: Jul 13, 2017
  • Length: 53:00
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Caption: Nancy Niemi
An academic at Yale says the value of a college education is changing for women--especially as men move on to professions that don't require a degree.

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  • Added: Jul 21, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Whitney Bell
Whitney Bell got tired of receiving unwanted sexually explicit photos from men, and decided to do something about it: She gathered 200 of these ima...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Sabaah Folayan, Credit: Magnolia Pictures
The shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri made news, but Sabaah Folayan knew there was more to the story--so she moved across the country...

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  • Added: Aug 03, 2017
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The Glass Castle is now a film. When she was young Jeannette Walls wanted nothing more than to escape her crazy, chaotic family. She grew up in pov...

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  • Added: Aug 11, 2017
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Ashton Applewhite is on a mission as old as humanity itself -- to change our attitudes about age and aging. Her book is "This Chair Rocks. A Manife...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Suz Somersall, founder KiraKira
Suz Somersall wanted to be an engineer when she grew up but was so uninspired by the classes, she turned to an art degree instead. It wasn’t until ...

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
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Caption: Leila Janah
New book, new intro! There are billions of people across the world who are living in poverty and 800 million people who are illiterate--two-thirds ...

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  • Added: Sep 21, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Bonny Simi
When Bonny Simi was 14 years old, she made a list of life goals--to be a pilot, go to college, be a TV broadcaster, be an Olympic athlete and to bu...

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  • Added: Sep 28, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Jennifer Brea, Credit: Tommy Lau
Jennifer Brea was an avid traveler, a Harvard PhD student and a Princeton grad. She was engaged to be married to the man she loved. Then one day sh...

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  • Added: Oct 06, 2017
  • Length: 53:00
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