The Story Exchange

The Story Exchange

Latest Episodes

Afghan Women: 'We Are Not Fragile'
August 14, 2023

It's been two years since the Taliban took back control of Afghanistan. We talk to women -- some who fled, some who stayed back -- about what life is like now. Many of the women expressed frustration

Savoring Indigenous Cuisine
May 09, 2023

The power of ancestral foods is on display at Owamni, winner of the 2022 James Beard Award for best new restaurant in the country. Owners Sean Sherman (a.k.a. "The Sioux Chef") and Dana Thompson have

Anxiety Tech: Gadgets to Chill You Out
April 19, 2023

Anxiety is on the rise, especially among women, so what can we do about it? If you don't have time to meditate or take a yoga class, some new technology products promise near-instant stress relief. We

Water Women
December 01, 2022

With climate change causing more intense storms, flooding and drought, we talk to female scientists with innovative ways to get us out of this mess. Against a backdrop of thunder, we share the story o

Eat More Crickets (Especially If Chocolate-Covered)
November 14, 2022

Did you know that crickets are considered a "perfect" protein -- and that eating insects could help save the planet? We talk to Claire Simons of 3 Cricketeers, a Minneapolis cricket farm that supplies

We're Talking Beer (as an Agent of Social Change, Of Course)
August 10, 2022

Crack open a can with us and listen while we share the story of Jacquie Berglund, who sarted Finnegans back in 2000 as the first beer company in the world that we know about to donate 100 percent

The Moments That Made Urban Farmer Mama K's Career
July 27, 2022

The little girl who grew up in the public housing projects of New York City becomes an urban farmer, helping establish community gardens around the city and founding Rise & Root farm for the BIPOC com

Her Fashion Brand Empowers Women in Guatemala
April 07, 2022

We hear so many stories of immigrant families making the painful decision to leave their homes and cross the border... but what if there were more economic opportunity in places like Guatemala? We tal

Giving Up Cardiology for Public Health
March 25, 2022

There's been an incredible uptick of interest in public health since the Covid-19 pandemic. So we wanted to talk with a woman (and CNN Hero) who's had a long and widely admired career in public health

Healing With Animals
November 04, 2021

Come with us to Winslow Farm in Massachusetts, where owner Debra White runs a tranquil animal sanctuary that also happens to double as a place of healing for people, too. Hear Debra's inspiring story,