Let's Give A Damn

Let's Give A Damn

On the Let's Give A Damn podcast, we introduce you to people who are trying to live a a meaningful life. You'll hear from damn good people like Matthew McConaughey, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Chelsea Clinton, Rainn Wilson, Noor Tagouri, Lisa Sharon Harper, June Diane Raphael, Clint Smith, and over 175 other damn good humans! From their experiences and wisdom, you'll learn how to give a damn about yourself, each other, and others. Join us!... Show More

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March 2, 2021 78 min

Adam Met is 1/3 of the 6x Platinum band AJR and the Founder/Executive Director at Sustainable Partners. He is also getting his PhD in International Human Rights Law right now and he’s the host of the Planet Reimagined Podcast

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And make sure to follow the band on Instagram to find out more about their new album coming out on March 26!
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February 26, 2021 85 min

Thad Cockrell is a singer-songwriter based in Nashville, TN. After almost two decades making music, he was ready to give up. Then, Jimmy Fallon heard one of his songs in a hardware store and…well, the rest of history. This is a must-listen conversation!

Follow Thad on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Watch Jimmy Fallon share the story of how he heard Thad’s song and then watch Thad perform on The Tonight Show.

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February 23, 2021 63 min

Colman Domingo is a 2021 Film Independent Spirit, NAACP, SAG and Critics Choice Award nominee for his work in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and is a Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, and Drama League Award nominated actor, director, writer and producer. Read the rest of Colman's bio here.

During our conversation, we talk about Colman’s upbringing, what it means to be a joyful disruptor, why this Black Lives Matter movement is here to stay...

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February 16, 2021 68 min

Angie Thomas is an absolutely amazing human. She was born, raised, and still lives in Jackson, Mississippi. She is a former teen rapper and a current best-selling author. Like, she has sold a shit ton of books. Her first book, The Hate U Give, has sold millions of copies and has been on the NYT bestsellers list for 206 weeks. And it was turned into an incredible feature film! Her latest book, Concrete Rose, has been on the NYT best...

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February 9, 2021 62 min

Priyanka Chopra Jonas is an award-winning actor and producer. Without a doubt, she is one of the most recognizable entertainment figures in the world. Here’s a weird and incredible fact for you—she is the 43rd most-followed person on Instagram! Priyanka won Miss India and Miss World in 2000 and has gone on to star in countless films and shows. AND she joins me on the show today to talk about her brand new memoir and so much more.

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February 2, 2021 59 min

Tina Tchen is a mom, an activist, and an advocate. She is the president and CEO of TIME’S UP Now and the TIME’S UP Foundation. In 2017, Tina co-founded the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund which has connected thousands of people with legal or PR support for sexual harassment across dozens of different industries.

Before leading TIME’S UP, Tina worked in the Obama White House—first as an assistant to President Barack Obama and then as t...

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January 27, 2021 88 min

Prof. Yaneer Bar-Yam is the founding president of the New England Complex Systems Institute. He received his SB and PhD in physics from MIT. Since the late 1980s he has contributed to founding the field of complex systems science, introducing fundamental mathematical rigor and real world application, ranging from the global financial crisis to stopping the 2014 Ebola outbreak.He has advised the CDC, the Chairman’s Action Group at t...

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January 27, 2021 56 min

Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, the international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a computer programmer looks like and does. She is the author of the international bestseller Brave, Not Perfect and the New York Times bestseller Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World. Reshma’s TED talk, “Teach girls, bravery not perfection,” has mo...

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January 12, 2021 88 min
Annie Lowrey is an accomplished journalist who writes on politics and economic policy for The Atlantic magazine. Before moving over to The Atlantic, she was at the New York Times. In 2019, Annie wrote a book that I read and loved. It’s called Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake. If you want to dive into this topic more of UBI—or a Universal Basic Income—here are two othe...
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This is our last podcast in 2020. What a year! In the beginning of this episode, I share some closing thoughts for the year and then I share some of my favorite moments from conversations I had with damn-giving friends Matthew McConaughey, Ed Winters, Elizabeth Marvel, and Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. Listen to entire Matthew McConaughey conversation here: lgad.co/mcconaughey Listen to the entire Ed Winters conversation here: lgad.co/edwin...
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December 22, 2020 87 min
Rachael Denhollander became known internationally in 2016 as the first woman to pursue criminal charges and speak publicly against USA Gymnastics’ team doctor Larry Nassar, one of the most prolific sexual abusers in recorded history. As a result of her activism over 300 women—including numerous Olympic medalists—came forward as survivors of Nassar’s abuse, eventually leading to his life imprisonment. Read the rest of her bio here. ...
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December 15, 2020 108 min
Ed Winters—known as Earthling Ed to his 1.2M social media followers—is a vegan educator, public speaker and content creator based in London, England. He is a Co-Founder and Co-Director of Surge—an animal rights organization determined to create a world where compassion towards all non-human animals is the norm. You won't find me pushing back on Ed in this conversation. We are both animal rights activists (he in a much greater c...
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December 8, 2020 80 min
Shannon Sedgwick Davis is my friend, an incredible activist, and a remarkable lawyer. Shannon is the CEO of Bridgeway Foundation—a philanthropic organization dedicated to stopping mass atrocities around the world. The Bridgeway Foundation is part of Bridgeway Capital—a company that has committed to giving away half of their profits to help solve some of the biggest problems facing our world today. Shannon is the author of To Stop A...
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December 1, 2020 87 min
Hank and his beautiful family live in Los Angeles. He is the GM of Artist Management at RocNation. And a few years ago, he founded AdoptTogether—a non-profit, crowdfunding platform that bridges the gap between families who want to adopt and the children who need loving homes. Over the past few years, they have helped 4K families raise $17M dollars to adopt children from over 60 countries.  Follow Hank on Twitter and Instagram. Foll...
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November 24, 2020 71 min
You probably know June Diane Raphael from shows like Veep, New Girl, and Parks and Rec or from movies like Long Shot or The High Note. But what you may not know about her is that she co-founded an incredible organization called The Jane Club! TJC is committed to "taking care of the woman who takes care of everything else.” They started as a physical space in Los Angeles but when they pandemic hit, they moved online and their co...
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November 17, 2020 80 min
Chloé Valdary couldn’t find any antiracism training that didn’t ultimately spread more bigotry and hatred so she started The Theory of Enchantment—an innovative framework for compassionate antiracism that combines social emotional learning (SEL), character development, and interpersonal growth as tools for leadership development in the boardroom and beyond. In just a few short years, Chloé has taught The Theory of Enchantment to hi...
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November 10, 2020 53 min
Yes, the Matthew McConaughey is on the podcast this week. How does one introduce Matthew McConaughey? What’s that, you say? Don’t even try? Cool, I won’t. I will say this—he is charming, smart, and incredibly wise. Matthew recently wrote a book based on 36 years of journaling. In it, he shares incredible stories, tons of wisdom, and he helps us learn the art of catching Greenlights. Remember, no matter how many yellow lights or red...
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November 3, 2020 62 min
I’ve admired Gretchen for years! It was an absolute honor to speak with her on the podcast this week. In 2016, Gretchen boldly spoke up about abuse she had suffered at the hands of one of the biggest media tycoons in the world. And the rest is history! Now, most of you already know who Gretchen is. For the few of you who may not know her story and her work, here are a few highlights from her website: Gretchen Carlson is a fierce, f...
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October 27, 2020 80 min
Priti Krishtel is an incredible human! She’s a a committed campaigner for justice, a community organizer, and a relentless advocate for patients. For the past 20 years, she Priti has worked to tirelessly to make sure more people can have access to affordable, life-saving medicine. Please read her full bio here. She has done and is doing so many incredible things. Also, watch her incredible TED talk. She delivered the talk at TEDWom...
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October 13, 2020 61 min
Ann Lee is the Chief Executive Officer of CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort)—Sean Penn’s disaster relief charity. Among many great things she had accomplished in this role, she has led high-level partnership with organizations like The World Bank, the United Nations, the Sean Parker Foundation, the Supreme Committee of Qatar, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, Salesforce, World Central Kitchen, and many others. Before she join...
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