Exploring the human relationship to change, growth & development.

The Story of Change is a monthly hour-long show hosted by Rod Francis, initially broadcast the fourth Sunday of each month on National Public Radio (WUTC) and then available here to listen to at your leisure.


About the Story of Change

The Story of Change is free ranging exploration of all things related to the topic of change. Everything from what it takes for us to grow and transform individually, how to successfully negotiate change, all the way through to how change manifests socially, in communities, organizations, corporations and nations. And let’s not stop there, even widening out the conversation at times to explore how change occurs and its impact on a global scale.

Hosted by Rod Francis, the program weaves expert opinion such as academics, researchers, thought leaders and spiritual teachers with cross-cultural perspectives and remarkable stories of change from everyday folk, blending the magical and the mundane into a rich, evocative tapestry of learning and discovery. Rod’s aim is that the stories themselves speak their own meta-tale of what change means for us as humans including how we might successfully implement and navigate it.


Listen to the show

Below you'll find our show archive for you to listen in at your convenience following broadcast on WUTC NPR. The most recent two episodes are at the top and below that you'll see a list of the others.


Episode Ten

This episode we're exploring change through the theme of return from incarceration. We do so through hearing from a number of professionals working to support this in the community. We have Troy Rogers from the mayors office in Chattanooga as well as Bettie Kirkland and Larry Craig from Project Return, plus we hear from Joe Jenkins who not only spent 13 years in federal prisons but now works as CEO of The Brave Effect, a project supporting returnees to successfully re-enter society.


Episode Nine

This episode I'm speaking with Tina Tinsley founder of the Earthsong intentional community based outside Athens, Georgia in the USA. Therapist, wilderness lover and guide, traveler and so much more, Tina was born in the south in the 1940’s and her extraordinary life has taken her across the globe, training with shamens in the deep Amazon through living wild in Alaska to working towards the evolution of a new human to meet these increasingly challenging times.

All Episodes

New episodes will automatically load in the player to the right following broadcast. Listen live on the third Sunday of every month on US National Public Radio (NPR) station WUTC or search us on your favorite podcasting service below to listen in after broadcast.

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Or listen in live on NPR on the fourth Sunday of each month on 88.1 WUTC.

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