104 episodes

Creating a life that is authentic, bold, and purposeful takes audacity. It takes disruption. That is what it means to be a Professional Troublemaker. Join New York Times bestselling author, Luvvie Ajayi Jones, as she has conversations with world movers and change agents who have gotten where they are through their tenacity, truth-telling, and good trouble.

When it comes to finding courage, community, and cheat codes, Luvvie literally wrote the book. And on the podcast, she’s having conversations around those topics. How do we do BIG THINGS in a world where we have so much to fear?

Guests like Bozoma Saint John, Gabrielle Union, Glennon Doyle, Donna Brazile, Sarah Jakes Roberts, Tarana Burke, and Elsa Majimbo show up and show out with their stories of success after struggle, strength after strife, soaring after setback.

Let us loan you courage. Listen in!

Professional Troublemaker Luvvie Ajayi Jones

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 2.1K Ratings

Creating a life that is authentic, bold, and purposeful takes audacity. It takes disruption. That is what it means to be a Professional Troublemaker. Join New York Times bestselling author, Luvvie Ajayi Jones, as she has conversations with world movers and change agents who have gotten where they are through their tenacity, truth-telling, and good trouble.

When it comes to finding courage, community, and cheat codes, Luvvie literally wrote the book. And on the podcast, she’s having conversations around those topics. How do we do BIG THINGS in a world where we have so much to fear?

Guests like Bozoma Saint John, Gabrielle Union, Glennon Doyle, Donna Brazile, Sarah Jakes Roberts, Tarana Burke, and Elsa Majimbo show up and show out with their stories of success after struggle, strength after strife, soaring after setback.

Let us loan you courage. Listen in!

    Get Your Money (from Rising Troublemaker: A Fear-Fighter Manual for Teens)

    Get Your Money (from Rising Troublemaker: A Fear-Fighter Manual for Teens)

    RISING TROUBLEMAKER: A Fear-Fighter Manual for Teens is out in the world! And today on the podcast, Luvvie is sharing a sneak peek of the audiobook version she narrated. Listen to this episode featuring an excerpt from Chapter 8: Get Your Money, and make sure to grab a copy of RISING TROUBLEMAKER at RisingTroublemaker.com or wherever books are sold!

    • 12 min
    Go For It (with Zaila Avant-garde)

    Go For It (with Zaila Avant-garde)

    This week, we’ve got a special RISING TROUBLEMAKER edition of the podcast. Luvvie talks to Zaila Avant-garde - spelling bee champ, basketball phenom, and future astronaut. This conversation will inspire you to go all-in on your goals as you listen to Zaila share how curious and disciplined she is about going after her goals.

    • 32 min
    Teach Them Young

    Teach Them Young

    Teens today deserve to know what we didn’t get a chance to. In this episode (and in her upcoming book RISING TROUBLEMAKER), Luvvie wants to loan teens courage and share the cheat codes and lessons she wishes she learned as a teen, as well as some lessons she is still learning.

    • 13 min
    Trust Your Gut (with Lisa Price)

    Trust Your Gut (with Lisa Price)

    In this encore episode, Luvvie is talking to Carol’s Daughter founder and president Lisa Price. After building her company from its humble beginnings in her kitchen to a multimillion-dollar beauty empire, Lisa has paved the way and created space for Black women in business. Luvvie and Lisa are talking about what you can learn from ditching a path that’s not right for you, finding your way after the storm, and trusting your instincts.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Answer Your Fear (with Esther Perel)

    Answer Your Fear (with Esther Perel)

    In this conversation first shared as part of her book tour for Professional Troublemaker, Luvvie is talking to psychotherapist Esther Perel. Esther is a bestselling author, TED speaker and host of the hit podcasts Where Should We Begin? and How’s Work?

    In this conversation, Esther and Luvvie talk about how fear shows up and how it speaks to us, how troublemakers answer to fear, success and how it can inspire and potentially intimidate us, and how community makes us stronger.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Make Your Voice Heard (with Stephanie L. Young)

    Make Your Voice Heard (with Stephanie L. Young)

    In this encore episode, Luvvie is talking to Stephanie L. Young, Executive Director at When We All Vote. She and Luvvie are talking about how critical every voice is in every election, how Stephanie’s experiences growing up perfectly prepared her for her time in the Obama White House and the work she is doing now, and why it’s so important to work hard and speak up for ourselves throughout our career.

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

Liana Kanani ,

Great speaker and well researched

I appreciate the great info to explain why black communities (and other communities can rally in support) need to support each other by frequenting black businesses I order to improve their communities with this support. I look forward to sharing the brands mentioned and looking at shoppeblack.us for more black owned brands.

Kim B. Rausch ,

A joy to learn from

Luvvie always has the best advice and nuggets of wisdom, in her books and in this wonderful podcast. It’s a joy to listen to someone so at peace with herself.

femmedirector ,

Motivating and Inspiring

Every episode sets your spirit on fire to push forward and share your gifts. So much to learn and you’ll get many laughs while doing it.

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