Can the stories we tell in entertainment drive social change in the real world? Is the power of Pop Culture to inspire empathy the holy grail we think it is? What rules must be broken before culture can change in meaningful ways? And what can lasting partnerships between entertainment and social justice movements truly look like?

Welcome to WONDERLAND–the Pop Culture Collaborative’s new nine-episode, bingeable podcast exploring questions at the intersection of pop culture, human nature and social change.

Each episode of WONDERLAND brings together a nationally-recognized social change leader and a pop culture innovator to lead us ‚Äòdown the rabbit hole’ for rare meetings of the minds, intimate conversations, game-changing insights, and fresh new thinking on the power of entertainment to create change in the real world.

We’re taking a page out of the Netflix playbook and dropping all nine episodes at once. They are available NOW on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Listen to the Trailer or Get Started with Episode 101 Now!

WONDERLAND guests include: Washington Post Pop Culture Critic Alyssa Rosenberg, National Domestic Worker’s Alliance’s Ai-jen Poo, American Crime writer and 13 Reasons Why showrunner Diana Son, GEMS’ Rachel Lloyd, Color of Change’s Rashad Robinson, Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, narrative strategist Ryan Senser, United We Dream and recent MacArthur Genius Award winner Cristina Jimenez, television writer and producer Mayhad Tousi, online fan community expert Kenyatta Cheese, and many more.

Serving as a ‚Äòmasterclass’ in pop culture for social change, WONDERLAND is our effort to bring the knowledge, curiosity and ideas of culture change trailblazers and innovators to a wider audience. At the WONDERLAND WEBSITE you can access all podcast episodes, guest information, an online learning guide with suggested reading materials, reflective prompts and interactive activities to help you delve deeper into the topics of each episode.

We can’t wait for you to dive in–see you in WONDERLAND!

Warmly,

Bridgit Antoinette Evans & Tracy Van Slyke
Co-Hosts, WONDERLAND
The Pop Culture Collaborative

 

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