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Make your morning commute more interesting with these five podcast episodes centred on diversity and inclusion.

Podcasts have grown in popularity over the last few years. They’re a great way to learn and be entertained when commuting, having lunch or just in need of some time out. (And if you’re wondering what a ‘podcast’ is – it’s basically a radio show without the need for a radio station.

Whether you’re an avid podcast listener, or you’ve yet to discover the audio wonders available at your fingertips – here are five interesting episodes that discuss diversity and inclusion.

All these shows can be heard on your desktop through the links or available in your phone’s podcast app.

NEVERTHELESS – Episode 9 ‘Diversity is what you say, inclusion is what you do’

A live panel talk which looks at why diversity and inclusion in tech is more important now than ever before. Join Software Engineer Tracy Chou, Senior Vice President and Global Leader of Diversity & Inclusion at Pearson Jyoti Chopra and Ada’s List co-founder Anjali Ramachandran as they discuss frameworks, metrics and intersectionality, and ask the hard questions about diversity and inclusion.

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THE GROUND BREAKING PODCAST – Episode 29 ‘Alexia Hilbertidou, Director of GirlBoss New Zealand’

GirlBoss New Zealand was founded in 2015 by Alexia Hilbertidou to close the gender gap in STEM and increase female representation in leadership positions. It now boasts over 10,000 members and has had programmes implemented in schools across New Zealand, Australia and the Cook Islands. In this episode, Alexia is interviewed by 10-year-old Eli Smit, the host of The Ground Breaking Podcast – a show focused on talking with the next generation of young entrepreneurs building businesses that impact our world.

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ENGINEERING REIMAGINED – Episode 6 ‘How can design achieve equality for all’

This podcast from Aurecon, a Diversity Agenda Founding Partner, explores the vital role that design can play in creating better communities by considering the diversity of people living in these spaces. Aurecon’s Associate Director and Mechanical Engineer Suds Hettiarachchi talks to Australia’s former Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes AM and cross-cultural consultant and anti-racism champion Tasneem Chopra. They discuss the increasing importance of designing for diversity and the role that early consultation can play in breaking down stereotypes and creating inclusive communities. They also explore what impact an inclusively designed space can have on a person’s life.

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BEER WITH AN ENGINEER – Episode 34 ‘A diverse workforce with Lydia Gentle’

This Australian podcast is a laid back and relaxed show that covers all things engineering. This episode talks with Lydia Gentle, an engineer who understands the importance of a diverse workforce and believes it starts while potential engineers are still kids in school.

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REPLY ALL – Episode 129 ‘Autumn’

Reply All is a show about technology framed within personal stories. It can be funny, sad, and often informative. This episode brings you the story of how gaming engineers who developed ‘The Sims’, a life simulation game, overlooked the fact that life comes in many colours… and what a girl called Autumn did, to keep a more realistic memory of her Grandmother alive.

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So there you go, get your earbuds in and enjoy checking out our selection. And if you have other podcast episodes to recommend, get in touch and let us know.

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