FIND THE OUTSIDE is a podcast about making change with this key truth at the centre: fresh air always helps.
A lively, off-the-cuff conversation hosted by Tuesday Ryan-Hart and Tim Merry on large-scale systems change and equity. For surprising turns, mind-blowing perspective shifts, and good ideas no matter what's in the way.
In this podcast, we’ll share our greatest light-bulb moments as we advance our own understanding of this work. We’re doing it live, and inviting you in. Welcome!
As Tim says in the first episode: reflection is too important to leave to chance. These conversations give us (and you!) a chance to slow down, catch our breath, and see our space and our work more clearly. Subscribe, share, and watch for new episodes coming through the fall. We’re happy to be in your ears!
EXAMINING YESTERDAY’S ACTIONS TO UNDERSTAND TODAY’S REALITY || In episode twelve, Tim and Tuesday interpret our ancestors’ actions and impacts — think reverberations of colonialism and class — to grasp the underpinnings of our current world. || For show notes, visit the episode page. || FEBRUARY 19, 2019
WINNING AND FORMATIVE GOODNESS || In episode eleven, Tim and Tuesday deconstruct the change journey of a piece of work that rings bells across the spectrum. Using sport as a container, what can the rest of us learn about breaking through to ‘win’? For show notes, visit the episode page. || February 5, 2019
HOW THE INSIGHT OF LOSS COMBATS CYNICISM AND DESPAIR IN CHANGE || In episode ten, Tim and Tuesday talk to author Kate Inglis on the parallels of how we can be light-keepers despite impossible loss as human beings, and impossible odds as change leaders. For show notes, visit the episode page. || January 22, 2019
HOW TO BUILD BRIDGES FOR ACTION AND CAPACITY THROUGH LISTENING || In episode nine, Tim and Tuesday dig into why we act without pausing to consider schisms at-play — and illuminate how and why we retreat from difficulty (and from each other). For show notes, visit the episode page. || January 8, 2019
HOW TO STAGE THE ROOM FOR HEALING, MOMENTUM, AND SERIOUS PROGRESS || In episode eight, Tim and Tuesday empathize with collaborators separated by organizational difference or mandates — and explore how to go deep and draw out the greatest value. For show notes, visit the episode page. || December 11, 2018
HOW TO LEAD CHANGE AND BRING ENERGY WHEN YOU’VE GOT TO PAY THE BILLS || In episode seven, Tim and Tuesday invite us ‘backstage’ to share revelations and lessons along the path of making their work of systems change into a bankable business. For show notes, visit the episode page. || November 27, 2018
HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND OPT OUT OF LIMITING BELIEFS FOR MOMENTUM || In episode six, Tim and Tuesday explore the role played by limiting beliefs in their work on systems change, equity and leadership—and the practice of letting them go. For show notes, visit the episode page. || November 13, 2018
ON STAYING SMALL AND DIRECTING ENERGY INSTEAD OF SCALING UP || In episode five, Tim and Tuesday unpack why they’re not growing bigger, choosing to be small, flexible, and connected for the freedom to direct energy with greater precision. For show notes, visit the episode page. || October 30, 2018
FACING SETBACKS, DISAPPOINTMENT, AND INJUSTICE AS A LEADERSHIP PRACTICE || In episode four, Tim and Tuesday reflect on the mindset shift of seeing reality clearly — not just the future that we hope for — and the value of working with what is, right now. For show notes, visit the episode page. || October 16, 2018
THE HOW-TO OF FACILITATION THAT BRINGS MORE — IDEAS, VOICES, CLARITY — FORWARD || In episode three, Tim and Tuesday contemplate the nature of neutrality for hosts or facilitators. What are our obligations towards the people in the room? For show notes, visit the episode page. || October 2, 2018
HOW COLLABORATORS STAY IN RELATIONSHIP ALONG THE PATH OF SYSTEMS CHANGE || In episode two, Tim and Tuesday recap the facilitation paths that led them towards their collaboration on equity, big systems change, and leadership. For show notes, visit the episode page. || October 2, 2018
WHAT MATTERS MOST AS CHANGE MAKERS PUSH BACK ON THE STATUS QUO? || In episode one, Tim and Tuesday kick off with a lively conversation on backwards-engineering and reimagining broken systems, missing voices, and the status quo. For show notes, visit the episode page. || October 2, 2018
THE PODCAST: MARCH 5 /19
Episode 1.13: Ancestors II
EXAMINING YESTERDAY’S ACTIONS TO UNDERSTAND TODAY’S REALITY
In episode thirteen, Tim and Tuesday continue their conversation around history, impact, and our world — since context fundamentally alters how we relate to each other in the work of change, we delve in.
THE PODCAST: MARCH 19 /19
Episode 1.14: Togetherness
HOW CHANGE FACILITATORS LEVEL-UP THE POSSIBILITY IN THE ROOM
In episode fourteen, facilitator, mentor, and friend Gibrán Rivera joins Tim and Tuesday for a conversation about how to practice togetherness to tackle insurmountable problems.
April 2 /19
Episode 1.15: Bridges
HOW TO CONVENE FOR MULTI-SECTOR, MULTI-STAKEHOLDER CHANGE
Tim and Tuesday speak with change makers at Forward Malmo, a movement uniting organizations for multi-sector, multi-stakeholder change. How can we best share the work on shared problems?