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Conversations with Chanda

About The Podcast

What happens when people get together and dive into intimate conversation about our community’s grittiest, most vexing problems? Find out on our podcast, Conversations with Chanda. Hosted by Chanda Smith Baker, Conversations with Chanda unpacks complex topics—the power structures that surround wealth, navigating the world of philanthropy as a person of color, why criminal justice reform is something everyone should care about, and turning unthinkable grief into good.

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Listen. Process. Share. Discuss.

We’re calling on everyone to join us on this rough but revealing path of discovery and civic action.

Caroline Wanga

The Liberation of Being Yourself

Chanda and Caroline explore how their stories have intertwined in the past 20 years. They also discuss how Caroline developed grit and resilience as a young mother, her journey to self-acceptance, and how who you are is non-negotiable.


Edgar Villanueva

Decolonizing Wealth

Chanda and Edgar talk about their personal experiences in philanthropy, the power structures that surround wealth, and the steps needed to bring compassion and healing to the institution of philanthropy.


Robin DiAngelo

White Fragility

At our first-ever Conversations with Chanda event, Chanda and Robin discussed her book, the counterproductive reactions white people can have when talking about race, and the steps white people need to take to challenge racial inequities.


Meet Our Podcast Team

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Chanda Smith Baker
Chief Impact Officer and Senior Vice President
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Andrea Cummings
Senior Director of Philanthropic Services
Souphak Kienitz
Podcast Producer
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Andrea Cummings
Senior Director of Philanthropic Services
Darlynn Benjamin
Executive Administrative Assistant to the Chief Impact Officer
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Andrea Cummings
Senior Director of Philanthropic Services
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John Cuoco
Multimedia Content Curator
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Andrea Cummings
Senior Director of Philanthropic Services
Sarah Gillund
Design and Digital Media Manager
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Andrea Cummings
Senior Director of Philanthropic Services

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