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 second 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 Five

In this show we now shift to hearing from some academic voices regarding the topic of agency, change and decision-making in relationship to culture, society and environment—how these factors impact on one's perspective of agency and choice in life. We hear from social psychologist Prof. Michael Varnum who heads the Culture and Ecology Lab at Arizona State University and my other esteemed guest is Professor Chandra Ward of the sociology department at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga.


Episode Four

Now we shift focus to explore socio-cultural perspective on change and agency by hearing from a variety of voices this time from within the USA. We hear from Howard a retired lawyer living in the south; Bijal, a consultant and organizational psychologist from Colorado; Troy an African American man also living in the south; Margaret an indigenous American woman from the mid-west; and James, a military veteran living in the DC area.

All Episodes

We're currently only up to episode five. New episodes will automatically load in the player to the right following broadcast. Listen live on the second 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 second Sunday of each month on 88.1 WUTC.

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