Saturday, July 26, 2014

Bye-Bye Big Vision Podcast: 70+ Interviews Over 7 Years with Social Changemakers

East Bay Express, Best of the East Bay 2007

Today is my day for letting go of things to make space for something new.

I just told my VegCookbook Club that I'm stepping down as its organizer, and now I'm letting go of the Big Vision Podcast. It has been REALLY hard to let this go, but after not posting an interview for a year, I know that it is time.

I started the Big Vision Podcast in 2006 about six months after starting Have Fun, Do Good. When I told my husband that I wanted to interview social changemakers for my blog, he suggested that I start a podcast. He had the audio equipment to help me with the recording and iTunes had recently added support for podcasts.

And so began seven years of talking to some pretty amazing Big Visionaries. What an incredible experience.  Every single one of these people inspired me in some way, and I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to spend time with them.

I'm not sure how much longer I'll pay for the podcast's hosting, so if you've been meaning to go back and download any of the old interviews, now is the time. You can listen on iTunes and on the podcast's home page. I'll also embed a podcast player on the bottom of this post. If you click on Menu, you should be able to access all the shows from there as well.

I've listed the interviewees by year below. I didn't put their organizations or titles because many people's jobs have changed. Sadly, one of the Big Visionaries I interviewed, Priya Haji, passed away recently.

I want to thank all of you who have been listeners over the years, and of course thank all of the people I interviewed for making the time to talk with me about their big vision.

Lisa Truong


  • Tara Mohr
  • Marianne Elliott
  • Kristen Zimmerman
  • Lisa Truong
  • Akaya Windwood

Will Allen

  • Beth Terry
  • Will Allen
  • Deanna Zandt
  • Stacey Edgar

Kathy LeMay

  • Ben Mangan
  • Sara Potler
  • Carinne Brody
  • Halle Butvin
  • Naomi Natale
  • Kathy LeMay
  • Samin Nosrat
  • Rachel Cohen
  • Aneesha Raghunathan
  • Robert Wolfe
  • Gabriela Masala
Jensine Larsen

  • Secret Agent L (Laura Miller)
  • Jensine Larsen
  • Marsha Wallace
  • Temra Costa
  • Jessica Prentice
  • Tom Aageson
  • Anna Lappe
  • Melinda Kramer and Amira Diamond
  • Ashley Rowe and Carol Webb
  • Rebecca Kousky
Zainab Salbi

  • Patricia Loya
  • Kimberly Wilson
  • Lisa Witter
  • Jose Corona
  • David Cohn
  • Kjerstin Erickson
  • Zainab Salbi
  • Seane Corn
  • Bryant Terry
  • Jennifer Lee
Cristi Hegranes

  • Favianna Rodriguez
  • Marianne Manilove
  • Cami Walker
  • Marisa Handler
  • Martin Fisher
  • Ari Derfel
  • Janessa Goldbeck
  • Anisha Desai
  • Kavita Ramdas
  • Cristi Hegranes
  • Christina Arnold

Solutionary Women Panel

  • Andre Carothers
  • Paola Gianturco
  • Shalini Kantayya
  • Marsha Wallace
  • Elizabeth Pomada
  • Chris Messina and Ivan Storck
  • Solutionary Women panel I organized for the Stanford Women's Leadership Conference: Alli Chagi-Starr, Ilyse Hogue, Melinda Kramer and Reem Rahim
  • Van Jones
  • Paul Rice
  • Priya Haji
  • Jodi Van Horn
  • Reem Rahim
Anna Lappe

  • Kevin Danaher
  • Melinda Kramer
  • Ingrid Severson
  • Jessica Jackley
  • Jonah Sachs
  • Lisa Russ
  • Nola Brantley
  • Anna Lappe
  • Steve Williams
  • Ilyse Hogue
  • Abby Jaramillo (Rosenheck)
  • Mei-ying Williams (Ho)
  • Brahm Ahmadi
  • Ari Derfel and Eric Fenster
  • Alli Chagi-Starr