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On the Let's Give A Damn podcast, we introduce you to people who are trying to live a a meaningful life. You'll hear from damn good people like Matthew McConaughey, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Chelsea Clinton, Rainn Wilson, Noor Tagouri, Lisa Sharon Harper, June Diane Raphael, Clint Smith, and over 175 other damn good humans! From their experiences and wisdom, you'll learn how to give a damn about yourself, each other, and others. Join us!
 
Welcome to Smith Castle! This is a small podcast that Me (nick) and Gio started on a Doctor who Premier, hyped up with Wing Stop and Coca cola, and this whole cast was born! We are very random, though we try very hard (not really) to stay on task and organized! Hopefully we get better, and I hope that all of you enjoy our little rants :3.
 
The National Air and Space Museum contains the largest and most significant collection of air- and spacecraft in the world. Behind those amazing machines are thousands of stories of human achievement, failure, and perseverance. Join Emily, Matt, and Nick as they demystify one of the world’s most visited museums and explore why people are so fascinated with stories of exploration, innovation, and discovery.
 
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The comedian and podcaster Dave Smith, a rising presence in Libertarian Party (L.P.) circles, says he's considering running for the party's presidential nomination in 2024. Smith says a major reason he expects to run is that even though the 2020 nominee, Jo Jorgensen, got the second-highest vote total in L.P. history, he thinks she didn't push back…
 
This week, we’re bringing back our November 2020 chat with Matthew McConaughey! Matthew is an actor, an author, and a philanthropist.Matthew recently wrote a book based on 36 years of journaling. In it, he shares incredible stories, tons of wisdom, and he helps us learn the art of catching Greenlights. Remember, no matter how many yellow lights or …
 
We have a flair for the dramatic here at AirSpace (Who… US?!). And we’d be lying if we told you we don’t occasionally daydream about the end of the world. But, like, scientifically speaking. We’ve seen plenty of sci-fi depictions of what the end might look like, but what will actually happen when the Sun engulfs the Earth? And what does the “end of…
 
Today's advertiser is inkl, a unique "best of news" service that unlocks $12,000 worth of news for just $75 a year (go here for that special rate for Reason fans). "Freedom was the slogan of the times. The word was invoked to justify everything," writes Louis Menand at the start of his wide-ranging and endlessly fascinating history of post-World Wa…
 
This week, a few thoughts and important updates from founder of Let's Give A Damn and host of the Let's Give A Damn podcast, Nick Laparra! Follow Nick on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Do this at your own risk, of course. _________________________________________ Reach out to us anytime and for any reason at hello@letsgiveadamn.com. Follow Let’s…
 
On July 11, thousands of Cubans in dozens of cities around the island nation took to the streets to protest the country's communist dictatorship and chronic shortages in food, energy, and medicine, all of which have been made worse by the pandemic. These are the biggest anti-government demonstrations in Cuba in decades, the size and scope of which …
 
Taylor Schumann is an activist, writer, and the miraculous survivor of a workplace shooting. In 2013, Taylor was at work (New River Community College) when a former student walked in and tried to Kill Taylor and many others. You’ll have to listen to our conversation to hear the full story. It’s horrifying and incredible at the same time. Taylor has…
 
Earth’s twin or Earth’s evil twin? It depends on who you ask. And no, we’re NOT talking about Mars (take a break from the news cycle, Ingenuity). We’re talking about the beautiful, enigmatic, and hot (VERY hot) VENUS. Not one but TWO NASA spacecraft are heading to Venus later this decade (NASA’s first Venus missions since the early 90s!). But, how …
 
Abigail Shrier's Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters was one of last year's most celebrated—and condemned—books. It showed up in year-end lists of top books but was also banned by Target and her publisher was disallowed from buying ads at Amazon.* "Abigail Shrier's book is a dangerous polemic with a goal of making peop…
 
Carol Mitchell holds a Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Organizational Systems Renewal from Seattle University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Washington Seattle. Mitchell has more than 20 years of public sector leadership experience, having served most recently in Pierce County, Wa…
 
Few figures in the bitcoin community are as controversial and visionary as Erik Voorhees, founder and CEO of the cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift. Back when cryptocurrency was in its infancy and its conferences included lectures delivered to empty rooms, Voorhees was helping to popularize bitcoin's unique attributes with an unregulated online cas…
 
Can the Libertarian Party (L.P.) become "a major contender that consistently wins elections?" If the organization's dismal, 50-year track record in winning elections isn't discouraging enough, now the L.P. is in disarray after its chairman and two members of its national committee resigned in the wake of an attempt to decertify the New Hampshire af…
 
We’re all movie buffs here at AirSpace *gestures to extensive movie episode back catalog.* And while we’re not exactly film critics, we know what we like—and we love when people see themselves represented in their favorite stories. And a long time ago (2013), and not so far away (New Mexico), a group embarked on a quest of their own: to translate S…
 
During the 2008 presidential election, Vijay Boyapati quit his job as an engineer at Google to campaign for Ron Paul in New Hampshire. A few years after that, he discovered bitcoin, and in 2018 he published an essay on Medium titled "The Bullish Case for Bitcoin," which got widespread attention and was translated into more than 20 languages. Boyapa…
 
Bob Dalton is the founder and CEO of Sackcloth & Ashes, a mission-driven company that gives a blanket to a homeless shelter for each one purchased. In 2018 he launched Blanket the United States, a campaign with the goal of donating one million blankets to homeless shelters by 2024. He now travels the United States campaigning to bring awareness and…
 
The Bitcoin 2021 Conference in Miami in early June wasn't just a celebration of the end of the pandemic and an opportunity for cryptocurrency and blockchain true believers to gather up close and maskless with more than 10,000 fellow travelers. It was a watershed moment for a technological and cultural movement whose goal is nothing short of the sep…
 
Father James Martin is a Jesuit Priest living in New York City. Additionally, Father Jim is the Editor-At-Large of the Jesuit Magazine, America, and is the author of books like Building A Bridge and Learning To Pray.Father Jim has been a vocal advocate for LGBTQ+ people inside and outside the Catholic Church. A couple of years ago, he got to spend …
 
In the early days of aviation flying was dangerous and expensive. Even if you could afford it, societal barriers in the United States kept many would-be pilots grounded. In this episode, we’re telling the story of how pioneering Black aviators improvised, innovated, and overcame those barriers to fulfill their dreams of flight. Across the U.S., Bla…
 
"It took us four years just to identify the virus that caused AIDS in the '80s," says Steven Johnson. "Imagine COVID where it's four years before we even know what is causing the outbreak. That's what would have happened if we just shifted 20 years, 30 years earlier in terms of when this outbreak happened." Johnson is the author of the new book Ext…
 
Andrew Doyle is an Irish journalist and writer best known as the creator of the Twitter personality Titania McGrath, a parody of an ultra-woke, 24-year-old, militant vegan who thinks she is a better poet than William Shakespeare. Though the 43-year-old Doyle describes himself as a left-winger, he is a fierce critic of cancel culture and a proponent…
 
Sharon McMahon is an incredible human and my guest this week on the podcast! She is a former high school government and law teacher who earned a reputation as ‘America’s Government Teacher’ amidst the historic 2020 election proceedings for her viral efforts on Instagram to educate the general public on political misinformation. Through a simple mis…
 
If you’ve flown commercial, you’re familiar with the preflight safety spiel (and if you’ve only ever flown private, we wanna know why, but it’ll have to be a different episode). You know the moves: stow your tray tables, life vests are under the seat, insert the metal end into the buckle until it clicks, and please don’t forget the nearest exit may…
 
Born in 1981, Freddie deBoer is an English Ph.D., the author of The Cult of Smart: How Our Broken Education System Perpetuates Social Injustice, and the proprietor of one of the liveliest, most provocative, and most controversial publications at Substack. He is also a third-generation Marxist who believes that individuals are innately different fro…
 
Despite Americans' reputation for cockeyed optimism, we have always been suckers for declension narratives—the idea that the Golden Age ended sometime in the past and we have the bad luck to live in a world that is uniquely awful, unfair, and corrupt. Donald Trump built a successful presidential campaign on making America great again and his succes…
 
Baratunde Thurston holds space for hard and complex conversations with his blend of humor, wisdom, and compassion. Baratunde is an Emmy-nominated host who has worked for The Onion, produced for The Daily Show, advised the Obama White House, and wrote the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black. Read the rest of Baratunde’s bio here. Follow Baratu…
 
Did you know the National Air and Space Museum has a huge art collection? Yeah, we keep that secret pretty well. It all STEMs (see what we did there?) from a program organized by NASA beginning in the 1960s where a small number of American artists got tons of access to launch sites, clean rooms, space suits, spacecraft—you name it, they painted it.…
 
On January 7, 2021, Facebook indefinitely suspended the account of President Donald Trump, saying he had violated the platform's "Community Standards" the day before by calling Capitol Hill rioters "great patriots" even as they were engaged in a violent demonstration. In another post on the same day, Trump also pushed "an unfounded narrative of ele…
 
Leslie Engle Young was born in Oregon to two educators. Her life has brought her many twists and turns that have led her to be in a position where she is now leading thousands of educators all over the world! Leslie is the Chief Operating Officer at Pencils of Promise—a fantastic organization that builds schools and provides quality educational pro…
 
If advocates of "wokeness," "critical race theory," and "anti-racism" seem to be acting like religious zealots who must crush all heretics, that's because they are, argued Columbia University linguist John McWhorter at a 2018 debate at the Soho Forum. "Anti-racism as currently configured has gone a long way from what used to be considered intellige…
 
Craig Robinson was born in Chicago to Fraser and Marian Robinson. You may know his only sibling and younger sister, Michelle. Michelle Obama, that is. He is a former head men’s basketball coach at Oregon State University and Brown University. He was a star player at Princeton University in the early 1980s. He is currently the Executive Director of …
 
In 1987, just two years before the collapse of the Berlin Wall would usher in the beginning of what Francis Fukuyama would later call the end of history, the rock band Guns N' Roses released Appetite for Destruction, an album that would go on to become the best-selling debut L.P. in the history of rock and roll. Packed with hits such as "Welcome to…
 
This week, you’ll get to hear some of my favorite moments from my conversations with Reshma Saujani. Colman Domingo, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Jedidiah Jenkins, Angie Thomas, and Justin Baldoni! To learn more about Reshma, visit her website and follow her on Twitter. To learn more about Colman, visit his website and follow him on Instagram. To learn m…
 
Any child of the 80s or 90s knows about Space Camp. Even if you didn’t attend, you likely have an image of it burned into your brain – the flight suits, the teamwork, the spinning contraption that makes you hurl (aka the multi-axis trainer). Born at the dawn of the Shuttle era, Space Camp has given nearly a million campers a taste of astronaut life…
 
Jane Coaston is the new host of The Argument, a massively popular New York Times podcast that seeks to host civil and informed discussions about the most pressing issues of the day. A 33-year-old Cincinnati native, Coaston has worked at Vox, MTV, and the Human Rights Campaign, among other places. She's the daughter of a black father and a white mot…
 
Justin Baldoni is a damn good human. He is an actor (Jane The Virgin), director (Five Feet Apart, Clouds), entrepreneur (Wayfarer Studio), humanitarian (Skid Row’s Carnival of Love and much more!), family man, and now…author! Preorder Justin’s brand new book, Man Enough. Watch Justin’s 2017 TEDWomen talk Why I’m Done Trying to be Man Enough. Watch …
 
Do you remember the "power pose" craze from about a decade ago? In the second-most popular TED talk ever, psychologist Amy Cuddy has told over 60 million viewers that they can change their lives by simply changing their body language. If you grew up in the 1990s, you probably experienced classes devoted to boosting your self-esteem, independent of …
 
Richard Lee is Director of Advancement at Asian American Christian Collaborative, Global Officer of Public Engagement at International Justice Mission, Podcast Host of The Pursuit with Richard Lee, and advisory board member of One Days Wages. Watch his TEDx talk “Slavery still exists. Here’s how to end it” here. It’s fantastic! ____________________…
 
Have you ever wondered how the stuff in space gets named? Sure, names like Earth, Venus, and Mars have been canon for *forever.* But lest you think naming is all about Greek and Roman mythology, think again. Six of Titan’s hills are named after Lord of the Rings characters. Seriously. These days, there’s one organization that approves and keeps tra…
 
Chef Andrew Gruel just might be the patron saint of restaurateurs, small-business owners, and service workers during the pandemic. He's the founder and owner of Slapfish, a growing national fast-casual restaurant chain based in Huntington Beach, California. He's a widely recognized culinary innovator and familiar face on the Food Network and other …
 
After nearly 3 million deaths worldwide (and almost 600,000 in the United States), it looks like the end of the COVID-19 pandemic may be within sight as vaccines proliferate. In "The Last Pandemic," the cover story of the new issue of Reason, Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey argues that technological breakthroughs and policy progress mean humani…
 
Today we’re tackling something we’ve wanted to talk about for a long time (which is relative, because time and space lose all meaning there). They’re incredibly dense, super cool, and mind-bendingly-mysterious -- BLACK HOLES! But how do you imagine – let alone study—the unseeable? And seriously—what happened at the end of “Interstellar?” The concep…
 
"Ideas have consequences. But so does silence," insists Melissa Chen, the New York editor for The Spectator and managing director of Ideas Beyond Borders, a nonprofit that translates new and classic texts about science, history, and liberal political philosophy into Arabic and distributes them as free e-books throughout the Middle East. Born and ra…
 
Harris III (“the third”) “began his career at a young age, traveling the world as an award-winning, professional illusionist. He has performed for and spoken live to more than two million people in more than 30 countries on five continents. His performances have been televised to millions more on the Travel Channel and ABC Family. After traveling t…
 
Has anyone lived a more interesting, influential, and inspiring life than Stewart Brand? Born in 1938 and educated at Stanford and by the United States army, Brand was a Merry Prankster who helped conduct Ken Kesey's legendary acid tests in the 1960s. His guerilla campaign of selling buttons that asked "Why haven't we seen a photograph of the whole…
 
Tiffany Bluhm is an old friend and a damn good human! Tiffany is the author of She Dreams, Never Alone, and her newest book Prey Tell: Why We Silence Women Who Tell the Truth and How Everyone Can Speak Up. She is cohost of the podcast Why Tho and speaks at conferences and events around the world. Her work has been featured in World Vision magazine …
 
Did you hear they found water on the Moon? Or was it Mars? No wait, Mercury? An asteroid? It seems like every time there’s big news from outer space, it’s that we found water some place—as traces of ice or wisps of vapor, embedded in rocks or bound up in dry-as-dirt-regolith. What’s so special about a few molecules of H20 trapped in the ground mill…
 
The American Rescue Plan Act is hurtling toward final passage, but only a few percentage points of its massive $1.9 trillion price tag is specifically geared toward, you know, addressing the pandemic. How little? House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R–Calif.) says just 9 percent of it goes "directly to toward Covid-19 relief." The nonpartisan Comm…
 
Jedidiah Jenkins is an incredible storyteller, a master wordsmith, and an all-around damn good human. We cover a wide range of topics during this conversation—the pandemic, death, work, books, free will, calvinism, broader theological ideas, travel, his two best-selling books, and so much more! Buy his first book—the NYT best-selling To Shake The S…
 
Tech billionaire Elon Musk is known for creating bold new companies such as PayPal, Tesla, and SpaceX, championing liberating technologies like Bitcoin, and hyping visionary plans to colonize Mars. But with a net worth of around $200 billion, he's not just the planet's richest person. He's one of its biggest welfare recipients, report Lisa Conyers …
 
Adam Met is 1/3 of the 6x Platinum band AJR and the Founder/Executive Director at Sustainable Partners. He is also getting his PhD in International Human Rights Law right now and he’s the host of the Planet Reimagined Podcast. Follow Adam on Instagram and Twitter. And make sure to follow the band on Instagram to find out more about their new album …
 
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