Let's Give A Damn
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 52
  • Last: 6 Mar 2018
Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." On Let's Give A Damn, Nick Laparra records conversations with unsilent people—people who are doing extraordinary things because they saw something wrong and they gave a damn about it. Our goal is that you will be inspired by these stories, begin giving a damn yourself, and join the Let’s Give A Damn family—a group of people who refuse to settle for the status quo.

Episodes (52)

  • Kevin Lyman — Keeping the Majority of Your Integrity in a Very Tricky World
    Kevin Lyman — Keeping the Majority of Your Integrity in a Very Tricky World
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    Published: 6 Mar 2018 Duration: 01:08:24
    Many people would say Kevin Lyman is a legend. In fact, when I told one of my friends that he was going to be on the show, my friend texted me these words: “True legend, helped shape my youth.” I’m very sure so many young people share my fr... Read more →
    Many people would say Kevin Lyman is a legend. In fact, when I told one of my friends that he was going to be on the show, my friend texted me these words: “True legend, helped shape my youth.” I’m very sure so many young people share my fr... Read more →

  • Grace Theisen & Lauren Lancaster — Stop Succumbing to the Thief Named Comparison
    Grace Theisen & Lauren Lancaster — Stop Succumbing to the Thief Named Comparison
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    Published: 20 Feb 2018 Duration: 47:45
    Grace Theisen and Lauren Lancaster are Michigan natives now residing in Nashville, TN. A few years ago, they started Songs Against Slavery. SAS “empowers and inspires communities to join the fight against sex trafficking in the United State... Read more →
    Grace Theisen and Lauren Lancaster are Michigan natives now residing in Nashville, TN. A few years ago, they started Songs Against Slavery. SAS “empowers and inspires communities to join the fight against sex trafficking in the United State... Read more →

  • Chapter 49 — Richard Lee
    Chapter 49 — Richard Lee
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    Published: 13 Feb 2018 Duration: 54:27
    Richard Lee is the Director of Church Mobilization at the International Justice Mission. IJM is a global organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world. They are unique in their approach to eradicating human traff... Read more →
    Richard Lee is the Director of Church Mobilization at the International Justice Mission. IJM is a global organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world. They are unique in their approach to eradicating human traff... Read more →

  • Chapter 48 — Sheeza Shah
    Chapter 48 — Sheeza Shah
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    Published: 6 Feb 2018 Duration: 40:20
    Sheeza Shah is the Founder and CEO of UpEffect, a crowdfunding and support platform for companies dedicated to improving lives and the planet. Her company has become the go-to platform for entrepreneurs who are driven not by how much money ... Read more →
    Sheeza Shah is the Founder and CEO of UpEffect, a crowdfunding and support platform for companies dedicated to improving lives and the planet. Her company has become the go-to platform for entrepreneurs who are driven not by how much money ... Read more →

  • Chapter 47 — Thomas Doochin
    Chapter 47 — Thomas Doochin
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    Published: 30 Jan 2018 Duration: 46:35
    Thomas Doochin was still in college when he decided to proactively give a damn. While doing his undergrad at UNC, Thomas and some of his closest friends started Daymaker. Daymaker exists to help cultivate the art of giving in the lives of c... Read more →
    Thomas Doochin was still in college when he decided to proactively give a damn. While doing his undergrad at UNC, Thomas and some of his closest friends started Daymaker. Daymaker exists to help cultivate the art of giving in the lives of c... Read more →

  • Chapter 46 — Cortney Gusick
    Chapter 46 — Cortney Gusick
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    Published: 23 Jan 2018 Duration: 49:28
    Cortney Gusick is an amazing human that cares so much about how people live and how they die. You won’t find a shortage of people wanting to inspire you to live well. You won’t, on the other hand, find too many conversations happening aroun... Read more →
    Cortney Gusick is an amazing human that cares so much about how people live and how they die. You won’t find a shortage of people wanting to inspire you to live well. You won’t, on the other hand, find too many conversations happening aroun... Read more →

  • Chapter 45 — Stephen Keppel
    Chapter 45 — Stephen Keppel
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    Published: 16 Jan 2018 Duration: 45:22
    I met Stephen Keppel on Twitter a few months back. I knew right away that I needed to have Stephen on. I’m always intrigued to see someone making a difference within a world that is known for its red tape and bureaucracy—the corporate world... Read more →
    I met Stephen Keppel on Twitter a few months back. I knew right away that I needed to have Stephen on. I’m always intrigued to see someone making a difference within a world that is known for its red tape and bureaucracy—the corporate world... Read more →

  • Chapter 44 — Jen Lewis
    Chapter 44 — Jen Lewis
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    Published: 9 Jan 2018 Duration: 56:43
    I met Jen Lewis over a decade ago when she was teaching at a school in Honduras—the same school my father taught at. After leaving Honduras and getting another degree from John Brown, she started Purse & Clutch—a company that is about art, ... Read more →
    I met Jen Lewis over a decade ago when she was teaching at a school in Honduras—the same school my father taught at. After leaving Honduras and getting another degree from John Brown, she started Purse & Clutch—a company that is about art, ... Read more →

  • Chapter 43 — Ben Sterciuc
    Chapter 43 — Ben Sterciuc
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    Published: 3 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:02:51
    Ben’s story involves prison, it involves homelessness, and it involves Ben being getting shot at as he narrowly escaped from communist Romania. I told Ben during our convo that parts of his story remind me of The Great Escape—you know, the ... Read more →
    Ben’s story involves prison, it involves homelessness, and it involves Ben being getting shot at as he narrowly escaped from communist Romania. I told Ben during our convo that parts of his story remind me of The Great Escape—you know, the ... Read more →

  • Chapter 42 — Jeremy Cowart Returns!
    Chapter 42 — Jeremy Cowart Returns!
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    Published: 19 Dec 2017 Duration: 01:11:07
    Jeremy and I attended a fundraiser a few weeks ago and we got talking about our current political climate. We text all the time about it but hadn’t had the opportunity to chat in person about it in quite some time. He mentioned that no one ... Read more →
    Jeremy and I attended a fundraiser a few weeks ago and we got talking about our current political climate. We text all the time about it but hadn’t had the opportunity to chat in person about it in quite some time. He mentioned that no one ... Read more →

  • Chapter 41 — Amy Jo Martin
    Chapter 41 — Amy Jo Martin
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    Published: 12 Dec 2017 Duration: 52:29
    Is there anything Amy Jo Martin hasn’t done? She is a successful CEO, a speaker, a best-selling author, an investor, and a podcast host. I, for one, am very glad my daughters will have women like Amy Jo to look up to as they grow up and asp... Read more →
    Is there anything Amy Jo Martin hasn’t done? She is a successful CEO, a speaker, a best-selling author, an investor, and a podcast host. I, for one, am very glad my daughters will have women like Amy Jo to look up to as they grow up and asp... Read more →

  • Chapter 40 — Jeremy Vallerand
    Chapter 40 — Jeremy Vallerand
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    Published: 4 Dec 2017 Duration: 01:14:00
    It all started for Jeremy when he was on a leisurely trip to India. A couple abolitionists introduced him to the horrors of the red light district—women and children being sold into sex slavery. That day changed him forever. He went on to s... Read more →
    It all started for Jeremy when he was on a leisurely trip to India. A couple abolitionists introduced him to the horrors of the red light district—women and children being sold into sex slavery. That day changed him forever. He went on to s... Read more →

  • Chapter 39 — Elena Gallina
    Chapter 39 — Elena Gallina
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    Published: 28 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:03:35
    Elena and I first met over FaceTime months ago. Minutes into our conversation, I knew I needed to have her on the podcast. Elena grew up as the child of humanitarian aid workers overseas so she was able to see firsthand what it looks like t... Read more →
    Elena and I first met over FaceTime months ago. Minutes into our conversation, I knew I needed to have her on the podcast. Elena grew up as the child of humanitarian aid workers overseas so she was able to see firsthand what it looks like t... Read more →

  • Chapter 38 — Heide Lindgren & Julie Colombino
    Chapter 38 — Heide Lindgren & Julie Colombino
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    Published: 21 Nov 2017 Duration: 56:47
    Heide is a sustainable fashion model from NYC. She uses her voice and platform to champion the work Deux Mains and so many others are doing in the sustainable and ethical fashion world. Heide is good friends with Julie, the founder of Deux ... Read more →
    Heide is a sustainable fashion model from NYC. She uses her voice and platform to champion the work Deux Mains and so many others are doing in the sustainable and ethical fashion world. Heide is good friends with Julie, the founder of Deux ... Read more →

  • Chapter 37 — Jamie Sivrais
    Chapter 37 — Jamie Sivrais
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    Published: 14 Nov 2017 Duration: 51:19
    Jamie Sivrais is an amazing person. He’s displays resilience and strength in so many ways. During the first few years of his life, he experienced a significant amount of pain and trauma from a family member. Years later, he is using all tha... Read more →
    Jamie Sivrais is an amazing person. He’s displays resilience and strength in so many ways. During the first few years of his life, he experienced a significant amount of pain and trauma from a family member. Years later, he is using all tha... Read more →

  • Chapter 36 — Eryn Eddy
    Chapter 36 — Eryn Eddy
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    Published: 7 Nov 2017 Duration: 44:51
    Eryn Eddy is a social entrepreneur, speaker, art director, and the founder of So Worth Loving– a lifestyle clothing brand based in Atlanta, Georgia. Eryn and her work have been featured in publications such as CNN headline news, MSNBC, Mash... Read more →
    Eryn Eddy is a social entrepreneur, speaker, art director, and the founder of So Worth Loving– a lifestyle clothing brand based in Atlanta, Georgia. Eryn and her work have been featured in publications such as CNN headline news, MSNBC, Mash... Read more →

  • Chapter 35 — Rich Pérez
    Chapter 35 — Rich Pérez
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    Published: 31 Oct 2017 Duration: 54:29
    Rich has spent 29 of his 33 years of life living in the same neighborhood—Washington Heights, Manhattan. He’s a husband, father, pastor, and a neighbor. And he’s committed to seeing people thrive in every way—physically, financially, emotio... Read more →
    Rich has spent 29 of his 33 years of life living in the same neighborhood—Washington Heights, Manhattan. He’s a husband, father, pastor, and a neighbor. And he’s committed to seeing people thrive in every way—physically, financially, emotio... Read more →

  • Chapter 34 — Kareem Manuel
    Chapter 34 — Kareem Manuel
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    Published: 24 Oct 2017 Duration: 46:07
    Kareem Manuel grew up in Chicago. He has pastored churches, performed for thousands as a hip hop artist, started companies, and everything in between. Now? He lives in Atlanta growing the We. Society, loving his neighbors, spending time wit... Read more →
    Kareem Manuel grew up in Chicago. He has pastored churches, performed for thousands as a hip hop artist, started companies, and everything in between. Now? He lives in Atlanta growing the We. Society, loving his neighbors, spending time wit... Read more →

  • Chapter 33 — Barrett Ward Live!
    Chapter 33 — Barrett Ward Live!
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    Published: 17 Oct 2017 Duration: 01:02:22
    This week’s conversation is live! Yup. We recorded this in front of a live audience in Nashville. Along with hearing from Barrett Ward, you’ll also get to hear from Miles Adcox, Ashley Real, and Alex Masters. These three humans are amazing ... Read more →
    This week’s conversation is live! Yup. We recorded this in front of a live audience in Nashville. Along with hearing from Barrett Ward, you’ll also get to hear from Miles Adcox, Ashley Real, and Alex Masters. These three humans are amazing ... Read more →

  • Chapter 32 — Miles Adcox
    Chapter 32 — Miles Adcox
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    Published: 10 Oct 2017 Duration: 41:08
    Miles Adcox is the CEO of Onsite. He speaks nationally on topics such as Emotional Leadership, Inspiration, Communication, Organizational health, Creative Flow, Family Systems, Trauma, and Emotional Wellness. He is also a frequent guest on ... Read more →
    Miles Adcox is the CEO of Onsite. He speaks nationally on topics such as Emotional Leadership, Inspiration, Communication, Organizational health, Creative Flow, Family Systems, Trauma, and Emotional Wellness. He is also a frequent guest on ... Read more →