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With Embrace Boston & the Massachusetts Budget & Policy Center’s Good Trouble Podcast, our goal is to inform and inspire using the stories of the people fighting the good fight today.

Inspired by civil rights leader John Lewis’ words of encouragement, the show will connect with our region’s noisemakers and key stakeholders to learn about their paths to becoming “good troublemakers” and what we can all do to join them.

Listen to the episodes below or on Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts

Episode 28: Dr. Rufus Faulk: Straight Outta Roxbury

September 14, 2023

It's hard to find someone with more pride in their Roxbury heritage than Dr. Rufus Faulk. A former member of the Wu administration and new author, he took that love to an international audience as a part of the first TEDx Roxbury. Join the good doctor as he tells us about he love of his hometown and just what's needed to fix it.

Episode 27: Malik Williams: All We Ask Is Trust

August 31, 2023

Malik Williams has been committed to making his ideas real his entire life. Now as the Vice President of the Secret Society Of Black Creatives, he is in the fight to help others do the same and help Boston’s creative economy thrive for Black people.

Episode 26: Jeneé Osterheldt: Making Resistance Beautiful

May 17, 2023

Jeneé Osterheldt is a culture columnist for The Boston Globe who covers identity and social justice through the lens of culture and the arts. Her multimedia series for the Globe, A Beautiful Resistance, centers Black voices and celebrates Black Joy. She joined the Globe in 2018. A native of Alexandria, Va. and a graduate of Norfolk State University, Osterheldt was a 2017 Nieman Fellow at Harvard, where her studies focused on the intersection of art and justice.

Episode 25: Andrés Holder: Must Be The Music

May 3, 2023

In his own words, Andrés Holder is “living the dream” – as Executive Director at Boston Children’s Chorus, he brings over ten years of experience in performing arts management through his work with Gala Hispanic Theatre, Arena Stage, and The Washington Ballet. Born and raised in Panamá, Andrés moved to the United States to pursue his education at the University of Michigan (UM) and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UM’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.