From ice cream activism to data privacy

From ice cream activism to data privacy

Who is exposing the widespread problems in media and advertising? How is racial discourse pushing brands to do better? And which organizations are leading the way with responsible, fresh visions?

The industry today faces both financial and moral challenges that are shaking up the way advertising is done. Fake news, a global pandemic, racial injustice, questionable ethics—the problems are deep and long-lasting. And they’re the kind of challenges we take on in season three of Influence, a podcast by WeTransfer.

The world is changing, and so is the way we’re influenced. 

While seasons one and two covered all things advertising, from how it shapes our world today to the changemakers challenging the status quo, season three casts a wider net to look at how easily we’re influenced in 2021.

We speak to experts like Brittany Kaiser, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, Noreena Hertz, and Justin Willman about why we make the choices we do and the forces that sway those decisions. As well as shining a light on the companies, technologies, and leaders who’ve decided to use their influence responsibly—and the ones who haven’t...

S03E07: Noreena Hertz speaks about loneliness before and through the pandemic & the relationship between craving connection and believing in conspiracy theories.

S03E06: Aaron Koblin's dazzling data art projects have animated Johnny Cash's music and brought an Arcade Fire music video to viewers' childhood homes.

On today's episode, Damian talks to the artist, designer, and co-founder of the VR company Within about what it means to be a tech optimist today, how VR might lead to more compassion, and how we save ourselves from the tech beasts we've created.

S03E05: Nadya Tolokonnikova speaks with Damian about what's happened since the early days of Pussy Riot, why she believes in NFTs and the growth of digital art, and her emotional growth and current projects, including a unique performance she has planned at Chernobyl.

S03E04: Do let them fool you—hear about the mysteries of magic with Justin Willman.

S03E03: Take a walk in the park with Eli Pariser, while he speaks about building online communities and digital public spaces.

S03E02: What do you do when you have an email that the whole world is freaking out about? Hear a whistle-blower's first hand experience in the second episode.

S03E01: The godfathers or responsible business, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, on dropping out of college and fighting injustice with a spoon full of sugar.

Curious to hear what else season three has in store for you?