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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!

Let's Give A Damn Nick Laparra

    • Education
    • 4.4 • 7 Ratings

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!

    Leslie Engle Young

    Leslie Engle Young

    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!
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    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

    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.
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    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

    Reshma Saujani. Colman Domingo, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Jedidiah Jenkins, Angie Thomas, and Justin Baldoni

    Reshma Saujani. Colman Domingo, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Jedidiah Jenkins, Angie Thomas, and Justin Baldoni

    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.
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    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

    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.
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    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

    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!
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    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

    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!
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    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

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

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Nice show

If you are checking the reviews thinking about listening to this podcast, please do. Im glad i did. It makes my work day so much more enjoyable. Highly reccomend.

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Annoying host

The host chimes in too much with his own two cents. I just wanted to listen to the guest speak, not interested in what the host likes to do on his spare time.

Adam Erhart ,

Fun and helpful

A great podcast that's both fun to listen to and still provides a ton of great info and insight!

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