Rise and Rouse

Rise and Rouse is a deep exploration of what it means to give a damn and keep showing up to do hard work in the face of never-ending challenges. You’ll hear stories from folks who are on the front lines of social change about why they do their work, what keeps them hopeful, and how they avoid burning the fuck out. Each episode is a source of inspiration and a call to action for changemakers from all walks of life.

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5 days ago

Welcome back to Rise and Rouse!
This week, Erin is joined by guests Nicole Meier and Perri Doll to discuss intentional parenting, anti-racism, and the challenges of balancing work and self-care. Nicole runs Vermont’s Hunter Education Program, and Perri joins us from Washington state where she she builds community with a special eye towards intersections of shame in both structural and embodied white supremacy
They dig into breaking gender norms, generational trauma, the importance of community in parenting, and share insights for creating a more inclusive and mindful approach to all areas of our lives.

Wednesday Sep 20, 2023

Welcome back to Rise and Rouse!
In this episode, Erin is joined by Cecilia Ulibarri and Manny Ramirez to talk about the transformative power of art and creativity. They dispel the myth that art is only for those with exceptional skills, reminding us that anyone can create if they simply enjoy the process. 
Cecilia and Manny showcase their organization, Positive Street Art (PSA), which seeks to create safe and accessible spaces for underserved populations, including BIPOC communities and LGBTQIA+ groups. They emphasize the importance of eliminating barriers, including financial ones, and fostering inclusivity in their programs. Ultimately, this episode encourages listeners to embrace their creativity, let go of perfectionism, and find joy in the creative process. 

Wednesday Apr 19, 2023

Every ending is a new beginning. Cliche? Maybe. True? 100%.
As the first season of Rise and Rouse comes to a close, Erin is joined by producer Steph George to reflect on what sparked the genesis of the podcast, the community that has built around it, and impactful moments from this season's conversations.
Season two is on the way. In the meantime, stay connected with Erin and other fans on Instagram @RiseAndRouse and sign up for the newsletter at AllgoodStrategies.com.
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Episode created and hosted by Erin Allgood
Production and editing by Steph George
Production support from Grace Cleary-Morin and Jana Krizanova
Music by Chris Marion
Full episode transcript here

Wednesday Apr 05, 2023

Welcome back to Rise and Rouse!
This is our last official episode of the season! We’ll be back in two weeks with a wrap up episode.
What is your “why”? That thing that keeps you motivated? That reminds you not to give up on your vision? 
This week you’ll hear from Emma Shapiro-Weiss and Lisa Demaine, co-executive directors at 350NH, a climate justice organization. They are dedicated to creating a more just and livable state for all.
In this conversation, you’ll learn about the biggest act of civil disobedience in NH since the Clamshell Alliance was active, why connection is important in activism, and what keeps Emma and Lisa dedicated to the work they do.

Wednesday Mar 29, 2023

Welcome to Rise and Rouse!
How do you sense a calling within you? When do you know that it’s time to quit a job? Start school? Move somewhere new?
This week, you’ll hear from Heather Thorkelson, Founder and CEO of Polar Pioneer Management and Polar Tracks Expedition. If there’s one thing that Heather believes in, it’s doing what feeds you. She shares moments when she heard a calling, and how that has led her to the work she does today.
In this conversation, you’ll hear about the many sides of starting a business, what the entrepreneurial spirit really is, how conservation is a cornerstone of her work.
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Wednesday Mar 22, 2023

Welcome to Rise and Rouse!
Ask someone, “What does sustainability mean to you?”, and chances are you’ll get endless unique answers.
This week you’ll hear from Alex Freid, co-founder of the Post-Landfill Action Network and the director of the Atlas Zero Waste Project. His commitment to environmental sustainability and sustainable work structures is clear in his journey through activism and the nonprofit world.
In this conversation, you’ll hear about how our projects and visions exist in a state of constant refinement, and why change is something to be embraced. 

Wednesday Mar 15, 2023

Welcome to Rise and Rouse!
Think back to your most successful projects. Who were your collaborators? Who did you brainstorm with? Who supported you? Who offered critical feedback?
Whatever we do, it is never done alone. This week, you’ll hear from Emerald Anderson-Ford, Chief Diversity Officer at the YWCA in Manchester NH, and founder of Communities Reaching for Equity and Diversity (CRED). Emerald is a dedicated believer in the power of community and our collective power. 
In this conversation, you’ll learn about the white dominant culture and how to challenge it, moving out of isolation and into community centered work, and how to build deep, genuine working relationships. 

Wednesday Mar 08, 2023

Welcome to Rise and Rouse!
Financial literacy and taxes may not be at the top of everyone’s list of interests, but a strong understanding of both can be a crucial piece of building a just world. 
This week you’ll hear from Ike Warren, a certified public accountant and Erin’s CPA! Ike is dedicated to demystifying the world of finance and tax codes through taking an educational approach with his clients. He believes that the most powerful tool for making smart financial moves is to be educated and empowered. Getting to that place requires sifting through minutia to realize the big picture. 
CPA Collective

Wednesday Mar 01, 2023

Welcome to Rise and Rouse!
How does justice show up authentically in our work? How do we sift through corporate lingo and virtue signaling to get to something real? And how do we not fall into despair in the process?
This week you’ll hear from Mazarine Treyz, an effectiveness coach specializing in human design and Gene keys, an assessment process that helps you better identify your strengths and weaknesses, giving you holistic insight into your place in the world. Learn about how you can center this deep knowledge in your work, what it means to be a traitor to whiteness, and much more in this energetic conversation. 
Want to know your human design profile and find the gift in your shadow? Get a free 15-minute reading from Mazarine here!
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Wednesday Feb 22, 2023

Welcome to Rise and Rouse!
What is it that makes a community whole? What draws us to each other, or pushes us away?
It’s these questions that lead us to build deep, authentic relationships with place and people. Approaching those questions can be challenging, but it is possible.
This week you’ll hear from Bao Nguyen, owner of Phin in Seattle, WA. Bao describes how he drew on his experience as a Vietnamese immigrant, student, and social justice advocate to conceptualize Phin. You’ll hear about what it means to engage in heart-centered entrepreneurship and how to take the long view when engaging in this work. 
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