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That Made All the Difference – Season 3

In this season of our original podcast, host Alicia Burke speaks with scholars, artists, and advocates who are advancing equality. Hear about the moments that have defined their journeys.

Henry Louis Gates

SEASON 3: EPISODE 6 Henry Louis Gates Jr.,
Professor, Harvard University​

What if your love of history could help unite us all? Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. discusses discovering a passion for history, his own genealogical roots, and helping others do the same. Hear about his latest documentary, ‘The Black Church,’ the history of the African-American experience and the discovery that we all have more in common than we might think.

Vincent Beckman

SEASON 3: EPISODE 5 Vincent Beckman, Restaurateur and Worker Advocate

What if embracing your roots led you to your passion? Vincent Beckman, worker advocate and founder of the Chicago restaurant Tanta, sat down to discuss rediscovering his Peruvian heritage through food. When the pandemic hit, his work with the Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project became more essential than ever.

Arian Simone

SEASON 3: EPISODE 4 Arian Simone, Fearless Fund Cofounder

What if your fearlessness gave others the courage to succeed? Arian Simone, cofounder of the Fearless Fund, a venture capital fund built by women of color for women of color, spoke about her background as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. When Arian turned to investing, she saw the potential in women who look like her – and she was right.

Connie Chung Joe

SEASON 3: EPISODE 3 Connie Chung Joe, CEO of Asian Americans Advancing Justice LA

What if you could put an end to harmful stereotypes? Connie Chung Joe discusses her background and career spent fighting for equality. As a global pandemic combined with long-standing prejudices, she worked even harder to support Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and help bridge other communities of color.

Yvonne Orji

SEASON 3: EPISODE 2 Yvonne Orji, Actor, Comedian and Author

What if comedy brought communities together? Yvonne Orji has a background that's as unique as her acting and stand-up performances. Nigerian born, with a childhood spent growing up in America, she discusses finding her gold and breaking through by being herself.

Lonnie G. Bunch III

SEASON 3: EPISODE 1 Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian

What if finding your voice helped heal a nation? In this episode, host Alicia Burke sits down with Lonnie Bunch to discuss developing his passion for history and finding his calling at the Smithsonian. It's a conversation that encompasses both his journey and present-day work showcasing objects that tell the stories of African American lives.

That made all the difference Season.3 cast

SEASON 3: TRAILER Listen to the trailer for Season 3 of That Made All the Difference

We live in a changing world, but who's working to change it for the better? Join host & Bank of America executive Alicia Burke for a series of in-depth conversations with scholars, artists and advocates like Yvonne Orji, from HBO's Insecure, and Lonnie Bunch, Secretary of the Smithsonian. It's all about the moments that mattered to people who are working for equality.​

Other seasons

Season 1

Sometimes, one moment can change everything. In this podcast, host and Bank of America executive Alicia Burke explores the defining moments that inspired achievers to make a difference.

Season 2

In Season 2 of our That Made All the Difference podcast, host and Bank of America executive Alicia Burke explores how achievers of all kinds are adapting to a changing reality.

Season 4

In Season 4 of That Made All the Difference, host Alicia Burke talks with artists, business leaders and advocates about what inspires them to build a more sustainable world.