The Jane Goodall Hopecast: What You Need to End 2020 With Hope


The Jane Goodall Hopecast is one of the most anticipated virtual launches of the year, and now…without further ado…THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH DATE IS…


As we exit what has been, by many accounts, one of the most difficult years in recent memory, we are honored and excited to be able to share the first episode of the Jane Goodall Hopecast. The podcast series, launching with enough hope to fill us all back up as we head into 2021, will feature a fascinating array of guests with the incomparable Jane Goodall as host. From world-renowned musicians, to activists, leaders in global coalitions, and the heads of major companies, Jane’s guests are representations of all the ways in which every single one of us has a role to play to turn hope into action for a better world – from your backyard to the boardroom.

Jane has often said that to reach people you much reach the heart – and to do that, you must use stories.  Through the power of conversations, stories of hope in the face of adversity, and the growth of the Hopecaster community, the future will surely be a brighter place for all. One of the most remarkable features of the Jane Goodall Hopecast, created with support from Frqncy Media, is our “Conservation Chorus,” a gorgeous woven web of YOUR voices turned into a melody of positive movement for the planet. Check out a sneak peek of the chorus and share on social @janegoodallinst #hopecast for a chance to be featured!

Tune in for episodes through 2021

Listen to the teaser episode now!

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SUBMIT TO OUR MAILBAG: Now, you also have the chance to submit for the opportunity to be featured in our minisodes! Share what your greatest reasons for hope are, questions for Jane, or stories of being inspired by Jane for a chance to be featured.

BECOME AN OFFICIAL HOPECASTER: And that’s not all – the Jane Goodall Hopecast is a movement fueled by hope and driven by the action of each and every one of you, our Hopecasters. To keep hope alive and help transform it into real change, you have the opportunity to support the Jane Goodall Hopecast today! By becoming an official Hopecaster, you’ll get access to a special Hopecaster gift, early notice of new episodes, special discounts, and other exclusive podcast opportunities. Join us as a Hopecaster, making this podcast and movement possible as we get curious, grow compassion, and take action to build a brighter tomorrow.


The Jane Goodall Institute is a global community conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall. By protecting chimpanzees and inspiring people to conserve the natural world we all share, we improve the lives of people, animals and the environment. Everything is connected—everyone can make a difference.

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About Author

Ashley Sullivan is the Director of Storytelling & Marketing for Communications & Partnerships at the Jane Goodall Institute USA, where she works to connect individuals with Dr. Jane Goodall's vision, and the JGI mission to create a better world for all by protecting the interconnections between people, other animals, and the environment. Ashley graduated Stony Brook University with a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology and a minor in Biology, and is pursuing a Master's of Science in Environmental Science & Policy at Johns Hopkins University with a focus on Environmental Justice. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, now a D.C. resident, she has a varied background including 10+ years of expert communications and digital marketing in the social and environmental non-profit sector. Her intersectional approach to this work has been shaped by a holistic world-view, having traveled to Madagascar and Ecuador for conservation research projects, leading communications for youth social justice filmmaking organizations, and as a part of several professional groups advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in environmental spaces including Greens REALIGN. With skills ranging from conservation fieldwork, policy and advocacy campaigns, strategic communications, art, digital media, and design, Ashley believes in sharing information to empower and in the magic of storytelling to transform hearts and minds. Through growing understanding, empathy, and justice, she is igniting positive change to create that better, more equitable world, every day.