90 episodes

Join New York Times bestselling author Luvvie Ajayi Jones as she brings you thought-provoking conversations with professional troublemakers who have taken action, done scary things and rocked the boat to an audacious life.

A professional troublemaker is a truthteller, change agent and trailblazer. They are committed to disrupting what is unjust for the greater good. They take up the call of the late, great John Lewis, who charged us to “Get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” They are ordinary people with the extraordinary habit of choosing COURAGE in moments of FEAR.

Professional Troublemaker Luvvie Ajayi Jones

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 64 Ratings

Join New York Times bestselling author Luvvie Ajayi Jones as she brings you thought-provoking conversations with professional troublemakers who have taken action, done scary things and rocked the boat to an audacious life.

A professional troublemaker is a truthteller, change agent and trailblazer. They are committed to disrupting what is unjust for the greater good. They take up the call of the late, great John Lewis, who charged us to “Get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” They are ordinary people with the extraordinary habit of choosing COURAGE in moments of FEAR.

    Do Your Best (with Jovian Zayne) - Episode 24

    Do Your Best (with Jovian Zayne) - Episode 24

    We have another encore episode this week on Professional Troublemaker. Luvvie is in conversation with Jovian Zayne, international speaker, professional development coach, leader of the OnPurpose Movement, and overall embodiment of epicness.

    Jovian shares stories of using her privilege to encourage the human spirit - even at a young age - and how she used those experiences to propel her into her purpose of helping others discover, live, and work on purpose.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Push Forward (with Latham Thomas) - Episode 23

    Push Forward (with Latham Thomas) - Episode 23

    This week on Professional Troublemaker, Luvvie is sharing an encore Rants & Randomness conversation with wellness maven to the stars and birth doula, Latham Thomas. Latham has literally written the books on how to be fabulous while pregnant and actualize your glow as a modern woman and mother. Her brand @GlowMaven works to democratize doula services and maternal support by spotlighting the global crisis that is Black maternal health.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Expand Your World (Luvvie's Travel Essentials) - Episode 22

    Expand Your World (Luvvie's Travel Essentials) - Episode 22

    As people get vaccinated and the world starts to open up again this summer, this week on Professional Troublemaker, we are airing an encore episode where Luvvie is sharing her travel favorites. After traveling hundreds of thousands of miles for work and play, Luvvie has opinions to share on everything from her favorite travel products from packing cubes that will help you organize your luggage to noise-canceling headphones to tune out the world during your flight to a few tips to make your trip a little easier.

    • 45 min
    Say Yes (with Elizabeth Gilbert) - Episode 21

    Say Yes (with Elizabeth Gilbert) - Episode 21

    This week on Professional Troublemaker, we've got a bit of a change-up - instead of Luvvie being the interviewer, she's the one being interviewed. Near the end of the Professional Troublemaker press tour, Luvvie did an IG Live for Elizabeth Gilbert's Onward Book Club, and it was such a fantastic conversation, we're excited to share it here.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Unearth Who You Are (with Sarah Jakes Roberts) - Episode 20

    Unearth Who You Are (with Sarah Jakes Roberts) - Episode 20

    This week on Professional Troublemaker, Luvvie is in conversation with businesswoman, motivational speaker, pastor and bestselling author Sarah Jakes Roberts. Sarah is the daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes and Mrs. Serita Jakes and pastors a dynamic community of artists and professionals in Hollywood alongside her husband, Touré Roberts.

    During her conversation with Luvvie, Sarah shares the adversities she’s had to overcome that eventually led her to who she is today. Her story is an example of all things coming together for good and the power of discovering your whole purpose through every experience in your life.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Challenge Authority (with Donna Brazile) - Episode 19

    Challenge Authority (with Donna Brazile) - Episode 19

    This week on Professional Troublemaker, Luvvie is speaking to Veteran political strategist, Donna Brazile. Donna is the former interim Chair of the Democratic National Committee, became the first African American woman to serve as the manager of a major party presidential campaign, and is a best-selling author and speaks at colleges and universities across the country.

    During her conversation with Luvvie, they cover the importance of always asking why, how critical it is to lift others as we climb, and the cultures that shape us. Get ready to Challenge Authority with the latest episode of Professional Troublemaker.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

Iyabo2018 ,

Interviews and discussions that always drop gems!!

Rants and Randomness is my regular go to space for inspiration, laughter and encouragement!!

I’ve just listened to Luvvie’s interview with Brandon Stanton - Humans of New York. Great banter and flow! So touching and lovely to hear a bit more about his story, particularly how he persevered during his dark times and the early stages of HONY.

Brilliant hearing about how Miss Stephanie or Queen Tanqueray has been getting on too!

Looking forward to the next episodes of Rants and Randomness for sure!!

Goonerbabe ,

Great content

Love everything about this podcast! Thank you,

Love from London🖤

TEEO2021 ,

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The conversation with Yvette Noel Schure was the most beautiful thing I’ve heard this year. Thank you Luvvie for letting us in to hear all her wisdom. 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

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