75 episodes

A professional troublemaker is a truthteller, change agent and trailblazer. They are committed to disrupting what is unjust for the greater good. They are the kind of people 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.

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

Professional Troublemake‪r‬ Luvvie Ajayi Jones

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 1.8K Ratings

A professional troublemaker is a truthteller, change agent and trailblazer. They are committed to disrupting what is unjust for the greater good. They are the kind of people 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.

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

    Fight Your Fear - Episode 9

    Fight Your Fear - Episode 9

    Today’s the day! Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual is officially in the world. You can now purchase Professional Troublemaker wherever books are sold, including Amazon, Audible, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Bookshop, and more! In this episode, Luvvie is talking about the book, what inspired her to write it, and her mission to help a million people fight their fear.

    • 21 min
    Be the Queen (with Elsa Majimbo) - Episode 8

    Be the Queen (with Elsa Majimbo) - Episode 8

    Today's guest is comedian and social media sensation Elsa Majimbo. Pre-global pandemic, Elsa was a journalism student with just over seven thousand followers. Fast forward a few viral videos later, and Elsa is out here with major corporate partnerships, her own ASMR song about snacks on Apple Music and Spotify, and millions of people around the world waiting for her to drop her next video.

    • 51 min
    Take the Mantle (with Tarana Burke) - Episode 7

    Take the Mantle (with Tarana Burke) - Episode 7

    This week on Professional Troublemaker, Luvvie is in conversation with author, speaker, activist and founder of the Me Too movement, Tarana Burke. For more than 25 years, Tarana has worked at the intersection of sexual violence and racial justice. Fueled by commitments to interrupt sexual violence and other systemic inequalities disproportionately impacting marginalized people, particularly Black women and girls, Tarana has created and led various campaigns focused on increasing access to resources and support for impacted communities, including the ‘me too’ movement, which to date has galvanized millions of survivors and allies around the world.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Run Your Race (with Eunique Jones Gibson) - Episode 6

    Run Your Race (with Eunique Jones Gibson) - Episode 6

    This week on Professional Troublemaker, Luvvie is sharing the audio from an IG Live conversation she had with Because of Them We Can founder Eunique Jones Gibson. Part of Fear-Fighter February, this conversation was so filled with inspiration to help people fight their fear and live audaciously, we had to share it here on the Professional Troublemaker podcast as well.

    • 52 min
    Mind Your Own Body (with Gabourey Sidibe) - Episode 5

    Mind Your Own Body (with Gabourey Sidibe) - Episode 5

    This week on Professional Troublemaker, Luvvie is talking to award-winning actress and writer Gabourey Sidibe. After breaking on the scene as the title character in the Academy Award-nominated film, Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire, Gabby has gone on to create memorable characters on several seasons of the Emmy Award-nominated anthology series “American Horror Story.” She has also appeared in the Golden Globe Award-nominated series “The Big C,” and on the smash-hit series “Empire.” Gabby is also a director, with several television episodes and short films to her credit. Her critically acclaimed first book, "This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare," was released in 2017.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Normalize Therapy - Episode 4

    Normalize Therapy - Episode 4

    This week on Professional Troublemaker, Luvvie is reflecting on the recent passing of her therapist and how to figure out how to process the death of the person who helps you process life. She’s talking all about the importance of therapy for everyone trying to show up as their full selves in this world and shares the reasons everyone should get therapy, how to find a therapist (including resources on finding one) and challenges listeners to start therapy if they aren’t already working with someone.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

MommyT3aches ,

Can’t Get Enough!!!

Luvvie is the truth. I found her through a friend and I just can’t get enough. I just purchased her second book because of this podcast! I love watching her win and her cheering us on so we can all win!!!
Keep going!! Oh, and I need to try Jollof bc of her!
Congrats and much success always and forever!!!

Naturallymish ,

The Best!

Thank you for this podcast. I love your interviews and your inspirational guests. I especially loved the interview with Cynthia Erivo, but who am I kidding. All of your guests are amazing! I listen to your podcasts while working from home, and they help to remind me that I am great and to always “show up with my best self”. Keep up the great work and congratulations on your new book, which I will be purchasing.

Love and Light,
Misha

Soyreka ,

Free Game!

Luvvie and her interviewees keep dropping gems after gems. These conversations DO NOT MISS! Part of me is baffled that this is free. So good.

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