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Let's Give A Damn

Author: Nick Laparra

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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!
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Nick Laparra

Nick Laparra

2021-07-2141:29

This week, a few thoughts and important updates from founder of Let's Give A Damn and host of the Let's Give A Damn podcast, Nick Laparra! Follow Nick on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Do this at your own risk, of course.  _________________________________________ Reach out to us anytime and for any reason at hello@letsgiveadamn.com. Follow Let’s Give A Damn on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to keep up with everything. We have so much planned for the coming months and we don’t want you to miss a thing! If you love what we’re doing, consider supporting us on Patreon! We can’t do this without you. Lastly, leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts! Have an amazing week, friends! See you next year. Keep giving a damn. Love y’all!
Taylor Schumann

Taylor Schumann

2021-07-1301:25:57

Taylor Schumann is an activist, writer, and the miraculous survivor of a workplace shooting. In 2013, Taylor was at work (New River Community College) when a former student walked in and tried to Kill Taylor and many others. You’ll have to listen to our conversation to hear the full story. It’s horrifying and incredible at the same time. Taylor has committed so much of her time the last few years to educate people on the realities of gun violence and the need for stricter gun control laws. On July 20, her book, When Thoughts and Prayers Aren’t Enough: A Shooting Survivor’s Journey into the Realities of Gun Violence, releases. Make sure to grab a copy today! Taylor is wise and empathetic. I know you’re going to enjoy getting to know her as much as I did! Follow Taylor on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Visit Taylor’s website. Preorder a copy of Taylor’s book! _________________________________________ Reach out to us anytime and for any reason at hello@letsgiveadamn.com. Follow Let’s Give A Damn on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to keep up with everything. We have so much planned for the coming months and we don’t want you to miss a thing! If you love what we’re doing, consider supporting us on Patreon! We can’t do this without you. Lastly, leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts! Have an amazing week, friends! See you next year. Keep giving a damn. Love y’all! Edited and Sound Designed by Sound On Studios.
Carol Mitchell

Carol Mitchell

2021-07-0601:33:27

Carol Mitchell holds a Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Organizational Systems Renewal from Seattle University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Washington Seattle. Mitchell has more than 20 years of public sector leadership experience, having served most recently in Pierce County, Washington.  Her primary responsibility was to improve outcomes for individuals with behavioral health and substance use conditions who were caught in the grip of the criminal justice system.  She has significant organizational and human resources experience, having served as the Chief HR Officer for the Port of Tacoma, Chief Organizational Development and HR Officer for Metro Parks, Public Relations Officer for Pierce Transit, and as Executive Consultant for her own preventive law firm.    She founded the Institute for Black Justice in September 2020.  The purpose of the IBJ is to relentlessly pursue equity and justice for all. They accomplish this by being an advocate for fairness and equity, being an accelerator of justice system transformation, and being an accomplice to credible social justice influencers and the communities they serve. Visit and support the Institute for Black Justice. Follow IBJ on Instagram and Facebook. _________________________________________ Reach out to us anytime and for any reason at hello@letsgiveadamn.com. Follow Let’s Give A Damn on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to keep up with everything. We have so much planned for the coming months and we don’t want you to miss a thing! If you love what we’re doing, consider supporting us on Patreon! We can’t do this without you. Lastly, leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts! Have an amazing week, friends! See you next year. Keep giving a damn. Love y’all! Edited and Sound Designed by Sound On Studios.
Bob Dalton

Bob Dalton

2021-06-2201:22:48

Bob Dalton is the founder and CEO of Sackcloth & Ashes, a mission-driven company that gives a blanket to a homeless shelter for each one purchased. In 2018 he launched Blanket the United States, a campaign with the goal of donating one million blankets to homeless shelters by 2024. He now travels the United States campaigning to bring awareness and resources to organizations that are creating solutions for homelessness and speaking at events on the topics of entrepreneurship and societal solutions. Follow Bob on Instagram and Twitter. Follow Sackcloth & Ashes on Instagram and Twitter. Buy a damn blanket (or two)! _________________________________________ Reach out to us anytime and for any reason at hello@letsgiveadamn.com. Follow Let’s Give A Damn on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to keep up with everything. We have so much planned for the coming months and we don’t want you to miss a thing! If you love what we’re doing, consider supporting us on Patreon! We can’t do this without you. Lastly, leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts! Have an amazing week, friends! See you next year. Keep giving a damn. Love y’all! Edited and Sound Designed by Sound On Studios.
Father James Martin

Father James Martin

2021-06-1501:06:36

Father James Martin is a Jesuit Priest living in New York City. Additionally, Father Jim is the Editor-At-Large of the Jesuit Magazine, America, and is the author of books like Building A Bridge and Learning To Pray. Father Jim has been a vocal advocate for LGBTQ+ people inside and outside the Catholic Church. A couple of years ago, he got to spend 30-minutes speaking with Pope Francis. During that conversation, he spent most of the their time together showing support for LGBTQ+ people. Additionally, I wanted to chat with him about prayer. So many of us pray but are really bad at it. Or maybe you need to pray but don’t. Or maybe you don’t pray and don’t think you need it. No matter what you think about prayer, I believe this conversation will help you. No matter how spiritual you are, Father Jim will help and encourage you. Follow Father James Martin on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok. Make sure to pick up a copy of his brand new book, Learning to Pray: A Guide for Everyone! _________________________________________ Reach out to us anytime and for any reason at hello@letsgiveadamn.com. Follow Let’s Give A Damn on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to keep up with everything. We have so much planned for the coming months and we don’t want you to miss a thing! If you love what we’re doing, consider supporting us on Patreon! We can’t do this without you. Lastly, leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts! Have an amazing week, friends! See you next year. Keep giving a damn. Love y’all! Edited and Sound Designed by Sound On Studios.
Sharon McMahon

Sharon McMahon

2021-06-0101:14:02

Sharon McMahon is an incredible human and my guest this week on the podcast! She is a former high school government and law teacher who earned a reputation as ‘America’s Government Teacher’ amidst the historic 2020 election proceedings for her viral efforts on Instagram to educate the general public on political misinformation. Through a simple mission to share non-partisan information about democracy, Sharon has amassed hundreds of thousands of followers online, affectionately called the “Governerds”, who look to her for truth and logic in a society plagued by bias and conspiracy. During out chat, we discuss her sudden rise to internet fame, misinformation vs. disinformation, how to find the facts, how we can and must work together for a better future, and so much more. Check out Sharon’s website to learn more about the incredible work she is doing all over the internet. Make sure to follow Sharon on Instagram. So much goodness there! _________________________________________ Reach out to us anytime and for any reason at hello@letsgiveadamn.com. Follow Let’s Give A Damn on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to keep up with everything. We have so much planned for the coming months and we don’t want you to miss a thing! If you love what we’re doing, consider supporting us on Patreon! We can’t do this without you. Lastly, leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts! Have an amazing week, friends! See you next year. Keep giving a damn. Love y’all! Edited and Sound Designed by Sound On Studios.
Baratunde Thurston

Baratunde Thurston

2021-05-1801:21:07

Baratunde Thurston holds space for hard and complex conversations with his blend of humor, wisdom, and compassion. Baratunde is an Emmy-nominated host who has worked for The Onion, produced for The Daily Show, advised the Obama White House, and wrote the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black. Read the rest of Baratunde’s bio here. Follow Baratunde on Twitter and Instagram. Listen to How To Citizen with Baratunde Podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. _________________________________________ Reach out to us anytime and for any reason at hello@letsgiveadamn.com. Follow Let’s Give A Damn on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to keep up with everything. We have so much planned for the coming months and we don’t want you to miss a thing! If you love what we’re doing, consider supporting us on Patreon! We can’t do this without you. Lastly, leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts! Have an amazing week, friends! See you next year. Keep giving a damn. Love y’all! Edited and Sound Designed by Sound On Studios.
Leslie Engle Young

Leslie Engle Young

2021-05-1101:19:47

Leslie Engle Young was born in Oregon to two educators. Her life has brought her many twists and turns that have led her to be in a position where she is now leading thousands of educators all over the world! Leslie is the Chief Operating Officer at Pencils of Promise—a fantastic organization that builds schools and provides quality educational programming to increase literacy rates in Ghana, Guatemala, Laos and Nicaragua. At PoP, Leslie has done it! She has led as the Country Director for Laos, the Director of Impact, the Chief Impact Officer, and, now, the Chief Operating Officer. Check out PoP's Teach Appreciation Campaign! Watch this great conversation with Adam Braun, PoP’s Founder, and Leslie at AOL HQ. Learn more about Pencils of Promise. I encourage you to get involved! _________________________________________ Reach out to us anytime and for any reason at hello@letsgiveadamn.com. Follow Let’s Give A Damn on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to keep up with everything. We have so much planned for the coming months and we don’t want you to miss a thing! If you love what we’re doing, consider supporting us on Patreon! We can’t do this without you. Lastly, leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts! Have an amazing week, friends! See you next year. Keep giving a damn. Love y’all! Edited and Sound Designed by Sound On Studios
Craig Robinson

Craig Robinson

2021-05-0401:36:05

Craig Robinson was born in Chicago to Fraser and Marian Robinson. You may know his only sibling and younger sister, Michelle. Michelle Obama, that is.  He is a former head men’s basketball coach at Oregon State University and Brown University. He was a star player at Princeton University in the early 1980s. He is currently the Executive Director of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. During this conversation, we talk about his family, his amazing career, what it’s like to be th brother of one of the famous and recognizable women and families in the world. We also spend a few minutes talking about the his first encounter with the police when he was a boy, the Black Lives Matter movement, and what we need to do as a country to move forward. Follow Craig on Twitter and Instagram. Buy Craig’s book, A Game of Character. Watch Craig and Michelle talk about all the things in this conversation with Isabel Wilkerson. _________________________________________ Reach out to us anytime and for any reason at hello@letsgiveadamn.com. Follow Let’s Give A Damn on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to keep up with everything. We have so much planned for the coming months and we don’t want you to miss a thing! If you love what we’re doing, consider supporting us on Patreon! We can’t do this without you. Lastly, leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts! Have an amazing week, friends! See you next year. Keep giving a damn. Love y’all! Edited and Sound Designed by Sound On Studios
This week, you’ll get to hear some of my favorite moments from my conversations with Reshma Saujani. Colman Domingo, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Jedidiah Jenkins, Angie Thomas, and Justin Baldoni! To learn more about Reshma, visit her website and follow her on Twitter. To learn more about Colman, visit his website and follow him on Instagram. To learn more about Priyanka, buy her new book and follow her on Instagram. To learn more about Jedidiah, buy his new book and follow him on Instagram. To learn more about Angie, buy her incredible books and follow her on Twitter. To learn more about Justin, buy his brand new book and visit the Man Enough website. _________________________________________ Reach out to us anytime and for any reason at hello@letsgiveadamn.com. Follow Let’s Give A Damn on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to keep up with everything. We have so much planned for the coming months and we don’t want you to miss a thing! If you love what we’re doing, consider supporting us on Patreon! We can’t do this without you. Lastly, leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts! Have an amazing week, friends! See you next year. Keep giving a damn. Love y’all! Edited and Sound Designed by Sound On Studios
Justin Baldoni

Justin Baldoni

2021-04-2001:08:20

Justin Baldoni is a damn good human. He is an actor (Jane The Virgin), director (Five Feet Apart, Clouds), entrepreneur (Wayfarer Studio), humanitarian (Skid Row’s Carnival of Love and much more!), family man, and now…author! Preorder Justin’s brand new book, Man Enough. Watch Justin’s 2017 TEDWomen talk Why I’m Done Trying to be Man Enough. Watch the Man Enough video series. _________________________________________ Reach out to us anytime and for any reason at hello@letsgiveadamn.com. Follow Let’s Give A Damn on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to keep up with everything. We have so much planned for the coming months and we don’t want you to miss a thing! If you love what we’re doing, consider supporting us on Patreon! We can’t do this without you. Lastly, leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts! Have an amazing week, friends! See you next year. Keep giving a damn. Love y’all! Edited and Sound Designed by Sound On Studios
Richard Lee

Richard Lee

2021-04-1301:04:31

Richard Lee is Director of Advancement at Asian American Christian Collaborative, Global Officer of Public Engagement at International Justice Mission, Podcast Host of The Pursuit with Richard Lee, and advisory board member of One Days Wages. Watch his TEDx talk “Slavery still exists. Here’s how to end it” here. It’s fantastic! _________________________________________ Reach out to us anytime and for any reason at hello@letsgiveadamn.com. Follow Let’s Give A Damn on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to keep up with everything. We have so much planned for the coming months and we don’t want you to miss a thing! If you love what we’re doing, consider supporting us on Patreon! We can’t do this without you. Lastly, leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts! Have an amazing week, friends! See you next year. Keep giving a damn. Love y’all! Edited and Sound Designed by Sound On Studios
Harris III

Harris III

2021-03-2301:19:30

Harris III (“the third”) “began his career at a young age, traveling the world as an award-winning, professional illusionist.  He has performed for and spoken live to more than two million people in more than 30 countries on five continents. His performances have been televised to millions more on the Travel Channel and ABC Family. After traveling the globe and making a million dollars by the age of 21, only to go bankrupt a year later, Harris kick-started a decade-long journey to understand the stories we tell ourselves and how they drive all human behavior. Armed with a unique perspective, his career re-exploded as a world-renowned speaker, storyteller and entrepreneur. He is the creator of Transformation Theory and author of the bestselling book, The Wonder Switch. Tapping into his background as a professional magician and understanding the intersection of storytelling and wonder, Harris developed a structured process that can dramatically change a team’s culture, or rapidly accelerate an individual’s transformation, from the story they feel stuck in, to the life they want to live.” Visit Harris’ website to get involved. There is definitely something for everyone on there! Follow Harris on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. And buy The Wonder Switch from your local bookstore! _________________________________________ Reach out to us anytime and for any reason at hello@letsgiveadamn.com. Follow Let’s Give A Damn on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to keep up with everything. We have so much planned for the coming months and we don’t want you to miss a thing! If you love what we’re doing, consider supporting us on Patreon! We can’t do this without you. Lastly, leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts! Have an amazing week, friends! See you next year. Keep giving a damn. Love y’all! Edited and Sound Designed by Sound On Studios
Tiffany Bluhm

Tiffany Bluhm

2021-03-1601:15:56

Tiffany Bluhm is an old friend and a damn good human! Tiffany is the author of She Dreams, Never Alone, and her newest book Prey Tell: Why We Silence Women Who Tell the Truth and How Everyone Can Speak Up. She is cohost of the podcast Why Tho and speaks at conferences and events around the world. Her work has been featured in World Vision magazine and on the YouVersion Bible app, the Hallmark Channel, and the Jenny McCarthy Show. As a minority, immigrant woman with an interracial family, Bluhm is passionate about inviting all to the table of faith, equality, justice, and dignity. Check out her website and follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. _________________________________________ Reach out to us anytime and for any reason at hello@letsgiveadamn.com. Follow Let’s Give A Damn on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to keep up with everything. We have so much planned for the coming months and we don’t want you to miss a thing! If you love what we’re doing, consider supporting us on Patreon! We can’t do this without you. Lastly, leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts! Have an amazing week, friends! See you next year. Keep giving a damn. Love y’all! Edited and Sound Designed by Sound On Studios
Jedidiah Jenkins

Jedidiah Jenkins

2021-03-0901:35:031

Jedidiah Jenkins is an incredible storyteller, a master wordsmith, and an all-around damn good human. We cover a wide range of topics during this conversation—the pandemic, death, work, books, free will, calvinism, broader theological ideas, travel, his two best-selling books, and so much more! Buy his first book—the NYT best-selling To Shake The Sleeping Self—now! Buy his second book—the NYT best-selling Like Streams To The Ocean—now! Follow Jed on Instagram. Lastly, pick up a Byta travel coffee mug and/or water bottle today and do you part to save the planet! _________________________________________ Reach out to us anytime and for any reason at hello@letsgiveadamn.com. Follow Let’s Give A Damn on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to keep up with everything. We have so much planned for the coming months and we don’t want you to miss a thing! If you love what we’re doing, consider supporting us on Patreon! We can’t do this without you. Lastly, leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts! Have an amazing week, friends! See you next year. Keep giving a damn. Love y’all! Edited and Sound Designed by Sound On Studios
Adam Met

Adam Met

2021-03-0201:18:26

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.  Follow Adam on Instagram and Twitter. And make sure to follow the band on Instagram to find out more about their new album coming out on March 26! _________________________________________ Reach out to us anytime and for any reason at hello@letsgiveadamn.com. Follow Let’s Give A Damn on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to keep up with everything. We have so much planned for the coming months and we don’t want you to miss a thing! If you love what we’re doing, consider supporting us on Patreon! We can’t do this without you. Lastly, leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts! Have an amazing week, friends! See you next year. Keep giving a damn. Love y’all! Edited and Sound Designed by Sound On Studios
Thad Cockrell

Thad Cockrell

2021-02-2601:25:21

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. Follow Thad on Spotify. And consider buying one of his albums! If you can’t buy it, stream the hell out of it. _________________________________________ Reach out to us anytime and for any reason at hello@letsgiveadamn.com. Follow Let’s Give A Damn on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to keep up with everything. We have so much planned for the coming months and we don’t want you to miss a thing! If you love what we’re doing, consider supporting us on Patreon! We can’t do this without you. Lastly, leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts! Have an amazing week, friends! See you next year. Keep giving a damn. Love y’all! Edited and Sound Designed by Sound On Studios
Colman Domingo

Colman Domingo

2021-02-2301:03:45

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, starring alongside Chadwick Boseman is his last film before he died, and so much more. Please watch Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom on Netflix! Follow Colman on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. _________________________________________ Reach out to us anytime and for any reason at hello@letsgiveadamn.com. Follow Let’s Give A Damn on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to keep up with everything. We have so much planned for the coming months and we don’t want you to miss a thing! If you love what we’re doing, consider supporting us on Patreon! We can’t do this without you. Lastly, leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts! Have an amazing week, friends! See you next year. Keep giving a damn. Love y’all! Edited and Sound Designed by Sound On Studios
Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas

2021-02-1601:08:51

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 bestsellers list since it came out a few weeks ago. All 3 of her books, including the incredible On the Come Up, hit #1 on the NYT Bestsellers list. All 3 of these books were published during the Trump Presidency. About books, Angie has said these wise words: “I look at books as being a form of activism. Sometimes they’ll show us a side of the world that we might not have known about.” Each one of her books entertained the hell out of us while also introducing to people and ideas that have changed us. Follow Angie Thomas on Twitter and Instagram. Visit Angie’s website to learn more about her work. If you don’t already own them, order her books from your local bookstore. _________________________________________ Reach out to us anytime and for any reason at hello@letsgiveadamn.com. Follow Let’s Give A Damn on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to keep up with everything. We have so much planned for the coming months and we don’t want you to miss a thing! If you love what we’re doing, consider supporting us on Patreon! We can’t do this without you. Lastly, leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts! Have an amazing week, friends! See you next year. Keep giving a damn. Love y’all! Edited and Sound Designed by Sound On Studios
Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

2021-02-0901:02:48

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. - Follow Priyanka on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. - Buy her memoir today! - Learn more about The Priyanka Foundation. - Her work as an UNICEF Ambassador is incredible. _________________________________________ Reach out to us anytime and for any reason at hello@letsgiveadamn.com. Follow Let’s Give A Damn on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to keep up with everything. We have so much planned for the coming months and we don’t want you to miss a thing! If you love what we’re doing, consider supporting us on Patreon! We can’t do this without you. Lastly, leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts! Have an amazing week, friends! See you next year. Keep giving a damn. Love y’all! Edited and Sound Designed by Sound On Studio
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Comments (3)

Soungalo TOGOLA

Fantastique, captivante, nous fait revivre. Fierté !!!

Oct 16th
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Kevin Wilson

Great conversation

Oct 16th
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Blake Harris

Excellent podcast. Really inspires me to try to be the best human that I can be.

Feb 23rd
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