About Inflection Point

Conversations with women changing the status quo

An inflection point is an event that changes the way we think and act, or that results in a significant change. And now it's a nationally syndicated public radio show and podcast. Created and hosted by Lauren Schiller, every episode features conversations that share the stories and insights of the women who are shaping our future. We are produced in partnership with NPR station KALW 91.7FM in San Francisco. Each week a one-hour show is delivered nationally to public radio stations through PRX. The podcast is available on NPR One, iTunesStitcher and more. Inflection Point launched in March, 2015 in celebration of Women's History Month. 


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Lauren Schiller, Creator & Host


Lauren Schiller is the creator and host of Inflection Point, a nationally syndicated weekly public radio show and podcast featuring conversations with women who are changing the status quo.

She comes by these conversations honestly: She was born into a long line of strong women role models who worked in business, arts, media, education and labor organizing. In the ’70s Lauren marched on Washington, D.C. in support of the Equal Rights Amendment. In the ’80s she was one of the first girls to join the Boys Club in Pittsburgh, PA (now Boys & Girls Club). Lauren was also a cheerleader in high school in Davis, CA. She is proud to say she got benched for protesting the nylons requirement.

While getting her BA in Political Science from Vassar College, Lauren interned at a news radio station in Poughkeepsie reporting on local arts. After graduating, a trip to Telluride, CO turned into a job at the Sheridan Opera House managing celebrities. She then went on to work for Chiat/Day New York, one of the world's most creative advertising agencies. Adopting their slogan “good enough is not enough” as her personal mantra, Lauren moved to the Bay Area and rose to the highest ranks of the industry to become the second female partner in her San Francisco ad firm.

Lauren returned to her love of broadcasting when she created one of the first female-led podcasts in 2008, a show which ran for five years and was also syndicated on commercial radio and Comcast TV. Lauren launched Inflection Point in 2015 during Women’s History Month and it quickly went national. It is produced in partnership with KALW 91.7FM in San Francisco and available NPR One, iTunesStitcher and most podcast players. She created Inflection Point to share the stories and insights of the women who are shaping our future.

Lauren lives in the Bay Area with her husband, daughters and cat.  She still believes the ERA should be passed. Lauren is also the Executive Producer of podcasts for Salon Media.


Eric Wayne, Engineer & Producer

Eric Wayne has been in the broadcast world for over 26 years. He is an award-winning producer in both short news features and long form radio documentaries. He was the Technical Producer of New America Now and was involved in the launch of the KALW news department.

Eric also holds a degree in Music Performance from the University of Northern Colorado, and is a professional trumpet player in the Bay Area. He performs in such groups as Jeff Sanford's Cartoon Jazz Orchestra, the Golden Gate Park Band, and many more.