183 episodes

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 Matter Studios

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.9 • 143 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!

    Colman Domingo

    Colman Domingo

    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.
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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

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Angie Thomas

    Angie Thomas

    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.
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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

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Priyanka Chopra Jonas

    Priyanka Chopra Jonas

    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.

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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 Studio

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Tina Tchen

    Tina Tchen

    Tina Tchen is a mom, an activist, and an advocate. She is the president and CEO of TIME’S UP Now and the TIME’S UP Foundation. In 2017, Tina co-founded the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund which has connected thousands of people with legal or PR support for sexual harassment across dozens of different industries.

    Before leading TIME’S UP, Tina worked in the Obama White House—first as an assistant to President Barack Obama and then as the executive director of the White House Council on Women and Girls and chief of staff to First Lady Michelle Obama.

    Before leading at TIME’S UP and before her time in the White House, Tina was a lawyer that specialized in workplace culture, advising companies on gender inequity, sexual harassment, and diversity.

    Follow Tina Tchen on Twitter and Instagram.

    Follow TIME’S UP on Twitter and Instagram.

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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 Produced by Sound On Studios

    • 59 min
    Yaneer Bar-Yam

    Yaneer Bar-Yam

    Prof. Yaneer Bar-Yam is the founding president of the New England Complex Systems Institute. He received his SB and PhD in physics from MIT. Since the late 1980s he has contributed to founding the field of complex systems science, introducing fundamental mathematical rigor and real world application, ranging from the global financial crisis to stopping the 2014 Ebola outbreak.He has advised the CDC, the Chairman’s Action Group at the Pentagon, the National Security Council, the National Counter Terrorism Council, and other government organizations, NGOs, and corporations. 

    He is the author of  Dynamics of Complex Systems , Making Things Work, and over 200 research papers in professional journals, including Science, Nature, and PNAS.  His work has been described in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and other national media outlets.

    For the past 15 years, Yaneer has been working in the world of pandemics. In 2014, his scientific contributions helped end the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

    I have been working with Yaneer for the past month on a project we’re calling CovidZero. Our goal is to tell the world that CovidZero is possible and to show the world how.

    Follow Yaneer on Twitter.

    Follow CovidZero on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

    Lastly, if you want to get involved with out CovidZero project, visit covidzero.us. We’d love for you to join us! Together, we can eliminate Covid and move toward a new and better normal.
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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 Produced by Sound On Studios

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Reshma Saujani

    Reshma Saujani

    Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, the international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a computer programmer looks like and does. She is the author of the international bestseller Brave, Not Perfect and the New York Times bestseller Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World. Reshma’s TED talk, “Teach girls, bravery not perfection,” has more than four million views and has sparked a worldwide conversation about how we’re raising our girls. She is the host of the award-winning podcast “Brave, Not Perfect.”

    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!

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
143 Ratings

143 Ratings

kscarry ,

Gives me courage

Love love love. This podcast is real and gives me courage to think about ways I might show up well in my community towards a better future for us all. It is so refreshing to hear the stories, and to hear about all kinds of ways that people have been showing up. This matters.

tda233066 ,

Refreshing

Nice to have positive subject matter out there. I receive quite the education every episode also

Zack Allison ,

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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