Rants & Randomness with Luvvie Ajayi

Rants & Randomness with Luvvie Ajayi

Join NYT Best-Selling Author and Side-Eye Sorceress, Luvvie Ajayi, as she rants on all things pop culture and business. Her unique brand of loving judgement, hilarious shade and necessary truth-telling will keep you wanting more. Plus, her all-star guests stay dropping gems!... Show More

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September 22, 2020 67 min

On this episode of Rants & Randomness, Luvvie is talking to wellness expert, author, podcaster (and according to Luvvie) magical unicorn Devi Brown. 

Devi is the Chief Impact Officer at Chopra Global, and is certified in Primordial Sound Meditation, Spiritual Psychology and Energy Healing. She regularly teaches in LA, as well as leads retreats and events internationally. After over a decade of working in hip hop entertainment as...

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In this episode of Rants & Randomness, Luvvie is talking with the brilliant Austin Channing Brown. Austin is a speaker, writer, and media producer providing inspired leadership on racial justice in America. She is the author of New York Times' bestselling I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness - recently chosen as a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick -and the Executive Producer of web series The Next Ques...

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In this episode of Rants & Randomness, Luvvie is talking to Nigerian pop star and Afrobeats queen Tiwa Savage. With more than two decades in the music industry, Tiwa is having a huge moment right now. She wrote and performed a song on Beyoncé's The Lion King: The Gift album and the Black is King visual album, made her US television performance debut, and just dropped her latest studio album, Celia. Named after Tiwa's mo...

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In this episode of Rants & Randomness, Luvvie is talking with her friend Sophia Bush. In June, Luvvie was one of four founding members of an online initiative called Share the Mic Now where 50 Black women took over the accounts of 50 white women for the day, getting billions of views around the world. Sophia shared her IG account with Luvvie that day, and this episode is taken from a live conversation that they had the next day...

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August 18, 2020 29 min

On this episode of Rants & Randomness, we’re sharing an excerpt of an IG Live Luvvie did last week on fear and imposter syndrome. Luvvie had a recent conversation with her boo Bozoma Saint John (@badassboz) on how imposter syndrome changes and shifts during your career and the LuvvCousins in LuvvNation and folks who saw the live on Instagram had a lot of follow up questions about it.

This bonus episode goes into those follow...

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On this episode of Rants & Randomness, we’re sharing an excerpt of a Chat and Chill Luvvie had with Dr. Yaba Blay. Chat and Chill is a gathering Luvvie will hold with her community on LuvvNation on Friday nights. Everyone grabs their snacks, shows up at the computer in their coziest auntie robe, and hangs out for great conversation. 

This episode is an excerpt from one of those great conversations. We’re bringing you Luvvie’s ch...

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On this episode of Rants & Randomness, we’re sharing a recent IG Live where Luvvie is diving into the behind the scenes of getting the book deal for her second book, getting it written in the middle of a pandemic, why a book proposal is the most critical thing you need when it comes to writing a book, and is answering questions on the tools and processes that helped her get it done. If you have something you want to get done, a...

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In this episode of Rants and Randomness, Luvvie is having a conversation with Gabrielle Union - actress, activist, and author. She's been speaking out about injustice throughout her career, as a leader and advocate for inclusion in the Entertainment industry. She is also a champion of breast health and combating sexual violence. Gabrielle talks about being a Black woman in Hollywood – why those big hit movies early in her caree...

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A white woman feels challenged or uncomfortable about something a Black person said or did. Instead of using her words, she cries. Instantly. No matter what the initial catalyst of the situation is, she ends up being appeased, pacified, and pampered.

In this bonus episode of Rants and Randomness, Luvvie is revisiting a previously published piece that starts getting shared on social every time another Becky weaponizes her tears again...

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In this episode of Rants and Randomness, we’ve got a little bit of a twist. Instead of Luvvie doing the interviewing, she’s the one begin interviewed. After being a guest on his Influential Personal Brand Summit and podcast, Luvvie wanted to share this interview from Brand Builders Group Co-Founder Rory Vaden. Rory and his team at Brand Builders Group specialize in helping people get clarity on their purpose and uncover their uniqu...

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In this episode of Rants and Randomness, we’re sharing an interview that was so good, it needed to stand on its own. Today, Luvvie is talking with Courtney A. Kemp. 

Courtney is a television writer and producer. In 2014, she created the Starz series, Power, the most-watched original series on Starz with millions of viewers. She was also a writer on shows like The Bernie Mac Show, The Good Wife, and Beauty and the Beast. Courtney is ...

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In this episode,, Luvvie is feeling good about learning on Instagram that one of her followers sharing that named her daughter after Luvvie. She rants about finding out that we are learning in the wake of COVID-19 that hand washing was not happening for far too many people, and gives a PSA to WASH YOUR HANDS. And since we need some good trash TV to watch right now, Luvvie is spotlighting Love is Blind on Netflix in case you need so...

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In this episode of Rants and Randomness, Luvvie is feeling good about Renegade dance creator Jalaiah Harmon getting the props she deserves for creating the dance and is loving seeing her perform everywhere from the NBA All-Star Game to Ellen. She rants fighting the FOMO that pops up when we think we need to be on all the social media platforms. Luvvie is pointing her random spotlight on her favorite apple juice – Martinelli’s – bec...

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In this episode, Luvvie is feeling good about Hair Love winning the Oscar for Short Animated Film and that Parasite was the first non-English language film to win Best Picture. She’s also feeling good about getting to write a piece in The New York Times. She rants about disinformation and how we're so quick to spread fake news and news that's not accurate or well thought out. And it’s critical to be aware of this in an elec...

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We forget that life is short. Until something reminds us that life has to be lived loudly and urgently. That waking up and starting a new day each morning is a privilege. And we need to treat each other better. 

On this bonus episode of Rants and Randomness, Luvvie walks through The Five Stages of Social Media Grief when a celebrity dies. There are so many ways we can do better in this space and this episode is here to start a conve...

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Good group trips don’t just happen. They're planned. And Luvvie is adept at planning trips from 3 people to 30.

In this BONUS episode of Rants & Randomness, Luvvie is partnering with Airbnb and breaking down the do's, the don'ts and the crucial things you must remember to plan an amazing group trip with friends or family, where people don't end up hating each other.

(And when you've got that trip planned and y...

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In this episode, Luvvie is feeling good about the holiday season finally being here! She rants about the over-glorification of homeownership and the pressures we put on ourselves to buy. She speaks of the benefits of renting and how we can all afford to take a second look at our finances to see the options that work best. Meanwhile, Luvvie is spotlighting Humans of New York. Finally, she chats with influencer, public speaker, media...

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In this episode, Luvvie is feeling good about her second book deal, The Fear-Fighter Manual! In this follow up to her first book, I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual, Luvvie will tackle fear and expose the life limiting havoc this emotion can inflict on our lives when it goes unchecked. She rants about how oversaturated the TV streaming services market is, Disney+ being the latest culprit. Luvvie gives a special shout out to ...

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In this episode, Luvvie is feeling great about being the cover girl for Munaluchi Bride Magazine’s fall 2019 issue. She rants about tantrum-throwing adult-toddlers that feel the need to announce when they “officially unfollow” someone. And she spotlights the Podcasting 101 video series she’s hosting with Sean Rameswaram, in partnership with Google and PRX. She then dives into an amazing conversation with Tiffany “The Budgetnista” A...

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Luvvie is back and is now a wife! In this episode, she talks about how she married her favorite person, in two ceremonies in one day. It was a whole production, and in this episode, she answers questions people have about how she and Mr. Jones were able to pull all that off. Her guest is the wedding planner extraordinaire, Akeshi Akinseye, CEO and Creative Director of Kesh Events. The two take a deep dive into the process, discussi...

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