171 episodes

Let's Give A Damn aims to help you give a damn about yourself, about each other, and about others. We bring you the stories of people who saw something wrong in the world and gave a damn about it. You'll hear from damn givers like Chelsea Clinton, Rainn Wilson, Noor Tagouri, Scott Hamilton, and over a hundred others! From their experiences and wisdom, you'll learn how to give more damns than ever before. Join us!

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    • Self-Improvement
    • 5.0 • 133 Ratings

Let's Give A Damn aims to help you give a damn about yourself, about each other, and about others. We bring you the stories of people who saw something wrong in the world and gave a damn about it. You'll hear from damn givers like Chelsea Clinton, Rainn Wilson, Noor Tagouri, Scott Hamilton, and over a hundred others! From their experiences and wisdom, you'll learn how to give more damns than ever before. Join us!

    June Diane Raphael — Taking Care Of The Women Who Take Care Of Everything Else

    June Diane Raphael — Taking Care Of The Women Who Take Care Of Everything Else

    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 community has grown by 450%!
    I found four statements on the website that I love and want to share with you for your consideration: Honor all work. Come as you are. Show Up. Be of service.
    Check out The Jane Club! I suspect some of y’all will want to join.
    Follow June on Twitter and Instagram.
    Join our texting community by sending us a text at 646-328-6414. Reach out to me 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! Keep giving a damn. Love y’all!
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Chloé Valdary — An Antiracism Program That Fights Bigotry Instead Of Spreading It

    Chloé Valdary — An Antiracism Program That Fights Bigotry Instead Of Spreading It

    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 high school and college students, government agencies, business teams, and more in many countries around the world. Chloé is super smart and wise and I’m honored to have her on the show today.
    Follow Chloé on Twitter.
    Follow The Theory Of Enchantment on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
    Watch her brilliant TED talk called How Love Can Help Repair Social Inequality!
    Join our texting community by sending us a text at 646-328-6414. Reach out to me 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! Keep giving a damn. Love y’all!
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Matthew McConaughey — The Art of Catching Greenlights And Other Important Life Lessons

    Matthew McConaughey — The Art of Catching Greenlights And Other Important Life Lessons

    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 lights you may be experiencing in your life, they always turn green. In this conversation, you’ll finds of wisdom for damn-givers of all shapes and sizes.
    Follow Matthew on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
    Visit Greenlights.com to learn more about the book and please it from your local bookstore!
    Join our texting community by sending us a text at 646-328-6414. Reach out to me 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! Keep giving a damn. Love y’all!
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    • 54 min
    Gretchen Carlson — We Must Do The Right Thing, No Matter The Cost

    Gretchen Carlson — We Must Do The Right Thing, No Matter The Cost

    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, fearless and internationally recognized advocate for women’s rights, whose bold actions against Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes helped pave the way for the global #MeToo movement. A journalist, author, TED talk alum, and champion for workplace equality, Carlson was named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” and is a member of the TIME’S UP Global Leadership Board. She’s a PEOPLE TV special contributor and host of the new daily news podcast “Get The News With Gretchen Carlson” on Quake Media. Carlson is the author of the New York Times bestseller “Be Fierce” and “Getting Real,” and recently co-founded the non-profit Lift Our Voices to end the silencing of harassment victims through forced arbitration and non-disclosure agreements.
    Follow Gretchen on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
    Please buy her book, Be Fierce! It’s so good.
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    Join our texting community by sending us a text at 646-328-6414. Reach out to me 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! Keep giving a damn. Love y’all! 
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Priti Krishtel — Increasing Global Access to Affordable Life-Saving Medicines by Restoring Integrity to the Patent System

    Priti Krishtel — Increasing Global Access to Affordable Life-Saving Medicines by Restoring Integrity to the Patent System

    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 TEDWomen in December of 2019 and it already has 2M views!
    Lastly, make sure to follow her on Twitter.
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    Join our texting community by sending us a text at 646-328-6414. Reach out to me 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! Keep giving a damn. Love y’all!
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Ann Lee — The Importance Of Helping Before, During, And After Disaster Strikes

    Ann Lee — The Importance Of Helping Before, During, And After Disaster Strikes

    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 joined CORE, she was the lead on urban humanitarian response and the private sector liaison for the Secretary General’s World Humanitarian Summit at the UN’s Organization for Coordination and Humanitarian Affairs. And I genuinely need a smoke brea after rattling off just a couple of the incredible things Ann has accomplished. Additionally, Ann received the Society for International Development’s prestigious Truman Award in 2009. I could go on and on and on. Bottom line—she’s a certified badass.
    Learn more about CORE’s rapid response during this global pandemic. It’s truly amazing!
    Follow Ann Lee on Twitter and Instagram.
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    Join our texting community by sending us a text at 646-328-6414. Reach out to me 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! Keep giving a damn. Love y’all!
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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
133 Ratings

133 Ratings

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Refreshing

The conversations on here are a breath of fresh air in the middle of these crazy times. Very thankful this is around.

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Let’s get to work

Just trying to be a part of something bigger and make my community a better, just, more free place. This is a group that strives for the same thing.

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Joyful mix of reality and hope

Nick is the real deal — I love his monologues the best!

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