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Each week, we'll introduce you to incredible humans who give a damn and who are trying to live meaningful lives. You'll hear from Matthew McConaughey, Priyanka Chopra, Chelsea Clinton, Rainn Wilson, Noor Tagouri, Lisa Sharon Harper, June Diane Raphael, Clint Smith, and 230+ other damn good humans! From their stories, experiences, and wisdom, together we'll learn how to build fewer walls, longer bridges, and bigger tables as we move toward our collective goal of leaving our planet much better ...
 
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Tom Fishman is the CEO of Starts With Us. Starts With Us is a movement to foster curiosity, compassion, and courage as daily habits to overcome the polarization, blind tribalism, and dehumanization threatening the social fabric of our communities. NEXT STEPS: — Follow Starts With Us on Twitter and Instagram. — Visit their website and join the Start…
 
Good+Foundation is a leading national nonprofit that works to dismantle multi-generational poverty by pairing tangible goods with innovative services for low-income fathers, mothers and caregivers, creating an upward trajectory for the whole family. NEXT STEPS: — Follow Good+ Foundation on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. — Visit Good+ Foundation’…
 
Russell (aka Jolly Good Ginger) was raised by racist and bigoted parents and now educates white people to eradicate bigotry in all of its ugly forms. He shares his message with almost 2,000,000 people on social media. Russell is a damn good human and I can’t wait for you to meet him and learn from him today! NEXT STEPS: — Follow Jolly Good Ginger o…
 
Anand Giridharadas is a writer. He is the author of The Persuaders: At the Front Lines of the Fight for Hearts, Minds, and Democracy (2022), Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World (2018), The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas (2014), and India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation’s Remaking (2011). A former foreign co…
 
Early on, Josh Tetrick worked with the United Nations, President Clinton, and the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. Throughout his career, he has always worked to help organizations to work in purposeful ways. In 2011, Josh Co-founded Eat Just, Inc., which makes JUST Egg and GOOD Meat. Since 2011, they have been working non-stop to chang…
 
It’s an honor to have Mosheh Oinounou join us on the podcast this week to discuss and navigate all things news and media. Mosheh Oinounou (Wah-Noo-Noo) is an Emmy, Murrow and Webby Award-winning Executive Producer. Mosheh was the youngest-ever executive producer of the “CBS Evening News” in 2018 and 2019, where he led more than 150 personnel and co…
 
Buy Better Than We Found It: Conversations to Help Save the World by Frederick Joseph and Porsche Joseph Buy Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want by Ruha Benjamin Buy An American Martyr in Persia: The Epic Life and Tragic Death of Howard Baskerville by Reza Aslan Listen to or watch the sermon I gave at Middle Church on 10/2/22 on Youtube. R…
 
Follow Chelsea Clinton on Twitter. Learn more about her work at the Clinton Foundation here. Follow Zainab Salbi on Twitter and Instagram. Follow Daughters For Earth on Twitter and learn more about Daughters For Earth on their website. Follow Alison Moore on Twitter. Follow Comic Relief US on Twitter and Instagram and learn more about Comic Relief …
 
Shauna Siggelkow is a video producer working at the intersection of media production, research, and advocacy. Her credits include shows such as Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown, PBS’s Mind of a Chef, Nickelodeon’s Take Me to Your Mother, HGTV’s House Hunters, and MTV’s Emmy-Nominated White People. Her current role is Director of Digital Storytellin…
 
George McGraw is a leading expert on water and sanitation in the United States and around the world. He currently serves as the Founder & CEO of DigDeep, the only WaSH (water, sanitation and hygiene) organization solely focused on the USA. In 2019, he co-authored the ‘Closing the Water Access Gap in the United States’ Report, an explosive study tha…
 
My guest today, Pádraig Ó Tuama, is brilliant and has done so many beautiful things in his life. I decided to share the bio from his website rather than type up my version of it. It’s better this way, trust me. “Poet and theologian, Pádraig Ó Tuama’s work centres around themes of language, power, conflict and religion. For Ó Tuama, religion, confli…
 
Whitney Bauck is an incredible journalist. Here are just some of things the we found that she has done: She is a journalist using unique angles to bring new readers into the climate and environment conversation. She contributes to the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Grist, Atmos, New York Magazine, Vogue Business and more.…
 
Recently, we’ve had so many incredible conversations that have moved me in so many profound ways. Here are a few of the clips that have helped me as I continue to figure out how to give a damn well in a world gone mad. Enjoy! NEXT STEPS: Follow Jacqui Lewis on Instagram and Twitter Follow Jeffrey Marsh on Instagram and Twitter Follow Frederick Jose…
 
ALOK (they/them) is an internationally acclaimed writer, performer, and public speaker. As a mixed-media artist their work explores themes of trauma, belonging, and the human condition. They are the author of Femme in Public (2017), Beyond the Gender Binary (2020), and Your Wound/My Garden (2021). They are the creator of #DeGenderFashion: a movemen…
 
Frederick Joseph uses his writing and marketing skills to create change, help people grow, and foster learning and unlearning to lift marginalized people.Frederick is a two-time New York Times bestselling author of The Black Friend (2020) and Patriarchy Blues (2022), and the author of the upcoming book Better Than We Found It (2022). Frederick also…
 
Naiara Tamminga is a 13-year-old damn-giver living in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A little context for why this conversation is taking place. On May 17, Naiara got up at her local city commission meeting and spoke for 3 minutes. She called out the leaders in front of her and other leaders in her community for their gross inaction regarding the brutal m…
 
Dr. Scott Ellsworth, who joined the DAAS faculty in 2007, teaches courses on African American history, Southern literature, race and sports, and crime and justice in contemporary U.S. society. Trained as a historian, he received his Ph.D from Duke University in 1982, where he was a member of the Duke Oral History Program. The author of Death in a P…
 
We’re so grateful Janos Marton joined us on the podcast this week! “Janos Marton is a born and raised New Yorker. He has spent his career fighting for racial justice and taking on corruption – as a civil rights lawyer, special counsel to the Moreland Commission to Investigate Corruption, and as attorney investigating police misconduct for the City …
 
Andy Grammer is an incredible artist and family man and an all-around damn good human. His team sent me his bio and I decided I couldn’t write a better bio than the one they sent because it’s fantastic so here you go:“Multiplatinum troubadour Andy Grammer continues to engage, energize, and empower audiences with stomping stadium-size pop anthems me…
 
Dr. Hillary McBride a therapist, researcher, speaker and writer. She loves to help people grow, heal, change, and come into more fullness in themselves and their relationships. She is passionate about the well-being of all people, and want to make psychology and academic research accessible to a wide variety of people. Read the rest of Hillary’s bi…
 
Josiah Haken is the CEO of New York City Relief, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting the homeless to resources that can change their lives. Josiah is widely recognized as the “go-to person” in New York City when it comes to teaching others how to engage with the homeless. He leads workshops with many of NYC’s major organizations that …
 
Tyler Merritt is a Nashville-based actor, comedian, vocalist, and creator of The Tyler Merritt Project. His television credits include ABC's Kevin Probably Saves The World, Netflix's Messiah, Netflix's Outer Banks, Apple TV+'s series Swagger, Disney+/Marvel's series Falcon and the Winter Soldier, NBC’s Ordinary Joe, Lifetimes Don’t Sweat the Small …
 
From Jeffrey Marsh’s website: "Jeffrey Marsh’s spiritual and inclusive messages have received over 1 billion views on social media. Jeffrey is a viral TikTok and Instagram star. Jeffrey is the first openly nonbinary public figure to be interviewed on national television, for Unfiltered. Jeffrey was also the first nonbinary author to be offered a bo…
 
Brenda Davies is the creator of God is Grey and the host of YouTube and Podcast In The Grey. Brenda is a sex educator that champions curiosity, sex positivity, compassion & healthy debate. During this conversation, we talk about about purity culture, harmful theology, how to discuss massively important topics with people we don’t agree with, what’s…
 
Rachelle Lefevre is an actress, activist, life coach, and so much more! You may know Rachelle from the Twilight saga, Homefront, Edge of Winter, Law & Order, or her dozens of other film and TV roles. Last week while I was in LA, we hung out at her house and recorded this delightful chat. We talked about her non-binary child, the story of how they a…
 
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