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Let's Give A Damn

By Nick Laparra | Matter Studios

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!

  1. 1.
    Ann Lee — The Importance Of Helping Before, During, And After Disaster Strikes10/13/2020
    1:01:36
  2. 2.
    Elizabeth Marvel — Doing Less So You Can Do More10/06/2020
    1:27:00
  3. 3.
    Eddie S. Glaude Jr. — On James Baldwin, White America, & Valuing All Human Life09/29/2020
    1:00:16
  4. 4.
    Michael Wear — Reclaiming Hope09/22/2020
    1:17:20
  5. 5.
    Sarah Mardini — Arrested For Loving Refugees09/15/2020
    1:20:08
  6. 6.
    Kristen Howerton — Raising Damn-Giving, Anti-Racist Children09/01/2020
    1:14:55
  7. 7.
    Phil Vischer — Race In America08/25/2020
    1:11:22
  8. 8.
    Alex Vitale — The Problem Is Policing Itself08/18/2020
    51:21
  1. 9.
    Mark Charles — We The People Must Mean All The People08/14/2020
    1:26:36
  2. 10.
    Rob Scheer — Helping Children Feel Loved, Known, & Safe Is Incredibly Important Work08/11/2020
    1:32:57
  3. 11.
    Billie Winner-Davis — Free Reality Winner!07/31/2020
    1:03:08
  4. 12.
    Matthew Kincaid — Overcoming Racism07/28/2020
    1:42:39
  5. 13.
    Nick Laparra — Honoring the Lives and Legacies of John Lewis and C.T. Vivian07/21/2020
    20:18
  6. 14.
    Jelani Memory — Creating Kids Books That Matter07/17/2020
    1:01:08
  7. 15.
    Josh Radnor, Justin Jones, Lisa Sharon Harper, Joel Stein, Yusra Mardini, and Mike McHargue — Highlights!07/14/2020
    34:22
  8. 16.
    Yusra Mardini — A Syrian Refugee Swimming Away From Danger And Toward A Better Life07/10/2020
    1:07:22
  9. 17.
    Charles Robinson — Peace, Victory, and a Warrior Spirit07/07/2020
    1:34:19
  10. 18.
    Tori Williams Douglass — White People Can Become Allies In The Fight For Equity But They Should Do Some Homework First07/03/2020
    1:23:16
  11. 19.
    Robert Frank — Can Peer Pressure Help Us Combat Climate Change?06/30/2020
    1:25:09
  12. 20.
    Larycia Hawkins — On Wearing a Hijab, Losing Tenure at a Prestigious College, and Embodied Solidarity06/23/2020
    1:37:26
  13. 21.
    Sarah Ives — Working On A Cure That Could Change The World!06/16/2020
    1:02:12
  14. 22.
    Teens 4 Equality — How Six Teens Organized The Largest Black Lives Matter Protest In Nashville06/09/2020
    50:14
  15. 23.
    Lisa Sharon Harper — Can Everything Wrong Really Be Made Right?06/02/2020
    1:27:42
  16. 24.
    Eugene Cho — Thou Shalt Not Be A Jerk05/19/2020
    1:06:05
  17. 25.
    Mike McHargue — You’re A Miracle (And A Pain In The Ass)05/12/2020
    1:30:34
  18. 26.
    Rainn Wilson — Build Something As An Alternative To What You’re Protesting 05/05/2020
    50:09
  19. 27.
    Nick Laparra — Let’s Not Go Back To Normal, OK?04/28/2020
    22:32
  20. 28.
    Joe Sanberg — Save Money & Save The Planet!04/21/2020
    1:19:35
  21. 29.
    Joel Stein — Be Kind, Be Curious, And...Be An Intellectual Elitist? 04/14/2020
    1:42:43
  22. 30.
    Earl Bridges & Craig Martin — The Journey Next Door And To The Ends Of The Earth To Find True Heroes04/07/2020
    1:13:51
  23. 31.
    Katie Steller — When People In Need Don’t Come To You, Go To Them!03/31/2020
    1:31:37
  24. 32.
    Nick Laparra — Good News And Hopeful Ideas During A Global Pandemic 03/24/2020
    26:40
  25. 33.
    Jacob Glanville — A Conversation Concerning All Things Coronavirus03/17/2020
    1:16:44
  26. 34.
    Josh Mundy — What Do You Do When You Lose Everything Overnight?03/10/2020
    1:02:36
  27. 35.
    Becky Laparra — Honoring Let’s Give A Damn’s Biggest Fan!03/03/2020
    1:24:19
  28. 36.
    Justin Jones — A Congressional Campaign That Is All About Communities, Families, & Future02/19/2020
    1:13:57
  29. 37.
    Nick Laparra — Action Is The The Most Important Thing, Not Awareness02/11/2020
    11:21
  30. 38.
    Will Acuff — A City Where All Neighbors Flourish 02/04/2020
    1:35:28
  31. 39.
    Jamel Campbell-Gooch — Understanding Where We Come From Can Change Where We’re Going01/28/2020
    1:35:57
  32. 40.
    Josh Radnor — How To Make People Feel Less Alone & Other Important Musings01/14/2020
    2:25:44
  33. 41.
    Nick Laparra — Goodbye 2019 & Hello 2020!01/01/2020
    10:46
  34. 42.
    Nick Laparra — Let's Have A Heart To Heart11/19/2019
    13:15
  35. 43.
    David French — Fight For The Rights Of Others That You Would Like To Exercise Yourself11/12/2019
    1:04:27
  36. 44.
    Blythe Hill — Individual Action Matters!11/05/2019
    52:18
  37. 45.
    Dan Simpson — Incredibly Fresh Food + Authentic Community + Jobs For Marginalized People = Taziki's!10/08/2019
    1:11:36
  38. 46.
    Molly Burke — Increasing The Income Of Farmers In East Africa Through Financing & Training 10/01/2019
    40:31
  39. 47.
    Scott Erickson & Justin McRoberts — If You Don't Create a Formational Practice For Yourself, Someone Else Will Create One For You09/24/2019
    56:00
  40. 48.
    Rahim Buford — Change Fear-Based Stereotypes By Becoming A Voice For Transformative Justice09/17/2019
    1:15:24
  41. 49.
    Leah Laparra — World Suicide Prevention Day 2019 (Bonus Episode)09/10/2019
    21:18
  42. 50.
    Bethany Haley Williams — Rescued Child Soldiers Can Become Leaders Of Peace09/10/2019
    1:02:07
  43. 51.
    Madison Mikhail Bush — The Easiest Way To Do Good In The World 08/27/2019
    43:18
  44. 52.
    Shane Claiborne — Blessed Are The Merciful 08/20/2019
    55:59
  45. 53.
    Jean Paul Laurent — Working Toward A World Where Everyone Has Access To Quality Dental Care!08/13/2019
    1:04:13
  46. 54.
    Scott Erickson — Say Yes: A Liturgy Of Not Giving Up On Yourself 08/06/2019
    1:39:10
  47. 55.
    Clint Smith — The Fine Line Between Saying Something About Everything & Saying Something Meaningful07/02/2019
    55:10
  48. 56.
    Lisa Schmidt — You Matter. Your Story Matters.06/25/2019
    46:26
  49. 57.
    John Cooper — Striving Toward A Nashville That Works For Everyone06/18/2019
    36:42
  50. 58.
    Daina Storey — You Do Your Part, I'll Do My Part, And We'll Support Each Other06/04/2019
    52:36
  51. 59.
    Nicole Devereaux — Even When Life Isn't Going Well, Live Boldly 05/21/2019
    49:49
  52. 60.
    Nick Laparra — Imperfectly Give A Damn + 2019 Highlights (So Far)05/14/2019
    33:21
  53. 61.
    Steven Elliott — Advocating For The Wounded So That Broken Places Can Be Made Whole04/30/2019
    1:05:55
  54. 62.
    Trae Crowder — Addressing Income Inequality Should Be Near The Top Of Our Priority List 04/23/2019
    1:05:57
  55. 63.
    Holiday Reinhorn & Erin Shachory — Empowering Young Girls In Rural Haiti Through The Arts & Literacy 04/16/2019
    52:30
  56. 64.
    Philippe Lazaro & Christi Huizenga Renaud — Tackling Environmental Degradation And Rural Poverty One Family At A Time04/09/2019
    51:12
  57. 65.
    Noor Tagouri — You'll Experience Happiness When You Give To Others03/26/2019
    50:41
  58. 66.
    Diana Oestreich — Show Up Scared & Love Anyway03/19/2019
    55:37
  59. 67.
    Thad Beaty — You're Not Normal—You're Extraordinary!03/12/2019
    1:09:01
  60. 68.
    Enis Cirak — Discover The World From Your Dinner Table03/05/2019
    1:02:56
  61. 69.
    Audrey Assad — There Is No Such Thing As Being Behind—You're Right On Time02/26/2019
    1:09:54
  62. 70.
    Jamie Tworkowski — Keep Showing Up!02/12/2019
    48:24
  63. 71.
    Scott Hamilton — You Cannot Be Born A Winner But You Can Become One02/05/2019
    1:00:31
  64. 72.
    Lindsay Menard-Freeman — Tackling Global Issues As A Learner & A Leader01/29/2019
    54:29
  65. 73.
    Courtney Hale — On Improving The Financial Literacy Of Our Youth01/22/2019
    48:26
  66. 74.
    Senzela Atmar — Breaking Down Stigma-Stained Barriers01/15/2019
    1:08:19
  67. 75.
    Claude Silver — Giving A Damn Is A Marathon, Not A Sprint01/08/2019
    29:11
  68. 76.
    Nick Laparra — Monologue for 2019 + Best of 201801/01/2019
    40:13
  69. 77.
    Danny Bryant & Jason Adkins — The Myth Of Scarcity12/25/2018
    57:47
  70. 78.
    Daquan Oliver — WeThrive Helps Youth Build Real Companies And Participate In Tomorrow's Economy12/11/2018
    26:50
  71. 79.
    Christine Schindler — When You See A Problem Around You, Connect The Dots And Find A Solution12/04/2018
    22:57
  72. 80.
    Arnav Dalmia — If Sitting Is The New Smoking, Cubii Has A Fantastic Solution11/27/2018
    23:53
  73. 81.
    Sara Minkara — Creating A More Inclusive Society By Empowering Youth With Disabilities11/20/2018
    22:16
  74. 82.
    Jessica Jackley — Entrepreneurship Is A Redemptive, Beautiful Outlook On Life11/13/2018
    56:34
  75. 83.
    Bnyad Sharef & Maggie Anderson — A Trump Supporter And A Muslim Iraqi Refugee Walk Into A Bar…11/06/2018
    45:24
  76. 84.
    Ceallaigh Anderson Smart — Loving Under-Resourced Communities Through Instant Photographs10/30/2018
    47:19
  77. 85.
    Katie Patrick — How To Make Saving The World The Greatest Game Ever Played10/23/2018
    50:58
  78. 86.
    Oumar Barou Togola — Providing Malian Women with Meaningful Work Gives Them Time to Invest in the Next Generation10/16/2018
    49:06
  79. 87.
    Micky ScottBey Jones & Margaret Ernst — Bringing People Together Over a Meal In Order To Build Strong, Cohesive Communities10/09/2018
    49:04
  80. 88.
    Craig Newmark — A Trustworthy Press is the Immune System of Democracy10/02/2018
    27:24
  81. 89.
    Tunde Wey — Using Food As A Means To Force Hard Conversations To Take Place09/25/2018
    45:03
  82. 90.
    Lew Blaustein — The Greatest Opportunity Facing Humanity09/18/2018
    45:37
  83. 91.
    CJ Casciotta — Let’s Get Weird!09/11/2018
    49:48
  84. 92.
    Ian Rosenberger — Garbage In, Life-Giving Products Out09/04/2018
    43:27
  85. 93.
    Kara Bryant — There Is No Greater Joy Than Watching Children Succeed08/28/2018
    44:22
  86. 94.
    Ted Terry — The Mayor of the Most Diverse Square Mile in America08/21/2018
    41:56
  87. 95.
    Becca Heller — Serving Refugees and Empowering the Next Generation of Human Rights Leaders08/14/2018
    47:09
  88. 96.
    Ruthie Lindsey — Getting Rid Of The Us Versus Them Mindset08/07/2018
    1:00:00
  89. 97.
    Jason Adkins — Giving A Damn Is About What You Do, Not How You Feel07/31/2018
    54:04
  90. 98.
    Tori Samples — Virtual Banking Beyond Borders07/24/2018
    40:41
  91. 99.
    Clara Daly — Be Ready To Give Small Damns Every Day07/17/2018
    15:29
  92. 100.
    Dwayne Reed — “Every Child Deserves To Be Warmly Greeted” & Other Nuggets of Wisdom From The Hip-Hop Teacher07/10/2018
    47:04
  93. 101.
    Ashley Reale — Kindness Is Key07/03/2018
    48:12
  94. 102.
    Carlos A. Rodríguez — Love Thy Neighbor06/26/2018
    46:19
  95. 103.
    Zach Iscol — Serving Veterans in an Environment Free of Cost, Stigma, and Bureaucracy06/19/2018
    42:16
  96. 104.
    Amber Runyon — Solving Problems Across The Globe And In Your Own Backyard06/12/2018
    44:35
  97. 105.
    Meghan Linsey — To Kneel Or Not To Kneel?06/05/2018
    37:41
  98. 106.
    Jen Anderson — Do Something About It Or Let It Go05/29/2018
    42:45
  99. 107.
    Kevin Brown — Moving Beyond Slacktivism05/22/2018
    58:13
  100. 108.
    Rob Veggies — From Living in a Food Desert to Becoming an Urban Farmer05/08/2018
    43:39
  101. 109.
    Kenny Stubblefield — The Journey from Victim to Survivor to Advocate05/01/2018
    1:22:15
  102. 110.
    World Vision — Clean Water Should Not Be A Luxury04/17/2018
    33:09
  103. 111.
    Highlight Reel — MLK50, Beth Mathews Returns, & Some Highlight Moments04/10/2018
    42:13
  104. 112.
    Chelsea Clinton — Being A Person Of Inaction Is Not An Option04/03/2018
    24:10
  105. 113.
    Nick Laparra — Sometimes We Must March in Protest03/20/2018
    8:55
  106. 114.
    Anne Mahon — Sharing Stories of Hope, Resilience, and Extraordinary Courage03/13/2018
    55:44
  107. 115.
    Kevin Lyman — Keeping the Majority of Your Integrity in a Very Tricky World03/06/2018
    1:08:28
  108. 116.
    Grace Theisen & Lauren Lancaster — Stop Succumbing to the Thief Named Comparison02/20/2018
    47:47
  109. 117.
    Richard Lee — To End Human Slavery, Arrest The Slave Owner02/13/2018
    54:30
  110. 118.
    Sheeza Shah — Solving Poverty By Empowering Entrepreneurs02/06/2018
    40:22
  111. 119.
    Thomas Doochin — Kids Who Give Become Adults Who Give01/30/2018
    46:37
  112. 120.
    Cortney Gusick — On Death Care & Dying Well01/23/2018
    49:30
  113. 121.
    Stephen Keppel — Creating Social Impact Within The Corporate World01/16/2018
    45:24
  114. 122.
    Jen Lewis — When You Serve The Poor, You're Serving Jesus01/09/2018
    56:44
  115. 123.
    Ben Sterciuc — The Great Escape (From Communist Romania)01/03/2018
    1:02:53
  116. 124.
    Jeremy Cowart Returns! — Navigating Work, Family, & Faith in Trump's America12/19/2017
    1:11:09
  117. 125.
    Amy Jo Martin — Why Not Now?12/12/2017
    52:31
  118. 126.
    Jeremy Vallerand — Being Compelled To Respond By Seeing Hope, Not Darkness12/04/2017
    1:14:03
  119. 127.
    Elena Gallina — How Do You Give A Damn Once You've Seen & Done It All?11/28/2017
    1:03:38
  120. 128.
    Heide Lindgren & Julie Colombino — It Truly Matters Where You Spend Your Money11/21/2017
    56:49
  121. 129.
    Jamie Sivrais — Loving & Caring For Victims Of Sexual Assualt11/14/2017
    51:21
  122. 130.
    Eryn Eddy — Friend, You Are So Worth Loving11/07/2017
    44:52
  123. 131.
    Rich Pérez — Mi Casa Uptown, Humanizing Gentrification, & More10/31/2017
    54:31
  124. 132.
    Kareem Manuel — We Are The Ones We Are Waiting For10/24/2017
    46:09
  125. 133.
    Barrett Ward Live! — Fashion As A Force For Good10/17/2017
    1:02:24
  126. 134.
    Miles Adcox — Get A PhD In Yourself10/10/2017
    41:09
  127. 135.
    Beth Mathews — Life-Fulfilling Goodness Comes from Doing Uncomfortable Things10/03/2017
    47:00
  128. 136.
    John Cotton Richmond — Passion Often Follows Action, It Doesn't Precede It09/26/2017
    45:01
  129. 137.
    Leon Logothetis — True Wealth Is Not In Our Wallets, It's In Our Hearts09/19/2017
    34:40
  130. 138.
    David Vobora — Dealing Hope to the People Who Need It Most09/12/2017
    44:44
  131. 139.
    Clint Smith — A Primer On Systemic Racism, Mass Incarceration, Gentrification, & More09/05/2017
    55:59
  132. 140.
    Adam Khafif — Streetwear That Changes Lives08/29/2017
    47:55
  133. 141.
    Alex Lewis — Spreading Hope One Windshield at a Time08/22/2017
    1:07:45
  134. 142.
    Jeremy Courtney — When the World Is Scary As Hell, Love Anyway08/15/2017
    51:49
  135. 143.
    Chelsie Antos & Elisabeth Huijskens — We'll Keep Going Until All Are Free08/08/2017
    1:09:32
  136. 144.
    Peter Shankman — Everyone Has 5 Minutes Everyday To Give Back08/01/2017
    35:52
  137. 145.
    David Fakunle, C. Harvey, & Rodney Foxworth — Giving Damns In Baltimore07/25/2017
    1:32:54
  138. 146.
    Jonathan Merritt — No Matter What Comes Your Way, Keep Walking07/18/2017
    1:07:20
  139. 147.
    Noor Tagouri — Practicing Gratitude Is More Than Important, It’s Necessary07/11/2017
    54:05
  140. 148.
    Highlight Reel — Bucky Buchstaber, Rainn Wilson, Brit Gilmore, Timothy Sykes, Nickolas Gaines, and Golriz Lucina07/04/2017
    32:29
  141. 149.
    Becca Stevens — Our Job Isn’t To Change The World, Our Job Is To Love It06/27/2017
    49:17
  142. 150.
    Nick Laparra — Wrapping Up Season Two!05/19/2017
    19:09
  143. 151.
    Nickolas Gaines — If You Don’t Pour Into Yourself, You’ll Have Nothing To Pour Out To Others05/05/2017
    1:11:12
  144. 152.
    Melissa Orozco — Championing Social Innovation By Sharing Stories That Matter04/21/2017
    46:57
  145. 153.
    Ricky Staub — Everyone Deserves a Second Chance04/14/2017
    1:02:25
  146. 154.
    Timothy Sykes — Money Is Good But Money With Meaning Behind It Is Better04/07/2017
    35:17
  147. 155.
    Andrea Geubelle — Give To Others Without Needing Something In Return03/31/2017
    51:31
  148. 156.
    Rainn Wilson — Build Something as an Alternative to What You’re Protesting03/24/2017
    51:29
  149. 157.
    Brit Gilmore — We Must Create Space To Figure Out What We’re Made For03/17/2017
    37:00
  150. 158.
    Jamie Tworkowski — Figure Out What Breaks Your Heart and Start There03/10/2017
    51:00
  151. 159.
    Nick Laparra — Wrapping Up Season One!12/30/2016
    14:51
  152. 160.
    Golriz Lucina — Do The Thing(s) That Make Your Soul Vibrate12/16/2016
    46:00
  153. 161.
    Propaganda & Sho Baraka — Do Something That Is Bigger Than You12/09/2016
    54:10
  154. 162.
    Brett Hagler — Start By Changing One Person’s World12/02/2016
    38:07
  155. 163.
    Kate Gazaway — Sometimes All You Need To Do Is Show Up11/25/2016
    1:07:07
  156. 164.
    Bucky Buchstaber — Live for the Good of Others and You’ll Thrive11/18/2016
    43:27
  157. 165.
    Jeremy Cowart — Pursuing Dreams Despite the Ups and Downs of Life11/10/2016
    37:06
  158. 166.
    Nick Laparra — Introducing the Let's Give A Damn Podcast11/07/2016
    4:45

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