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Rants and Randomness with Luvvie Ajayi

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Join NYT Best-Selling Author and Side-Eye Sorceress Luvvie Ajayi as she rants on all things society and pop culture. Her unique brand of loving judgement, hilarious shade and necessary truth-telling will keep you wanting more. Plus, her all-star guests stay dropping gems!

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Join NYT Best-Selling Author and Side-Eye Sorceress Luvvie Ajayi as she rants on all things society and pop culture. Her unique brand of loving judgement, hilarious shade and necessary truth-telling will keep you wanting more. Plus, her all-star guests stay dropping gems!

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1477 Ratings
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You and Toni M

By Lilithrogers - Oct 26 2019
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Love what you said about TM and what you learned from her🥰Thank you ❤️Lilith

Any new shows?

By Spiceisle child - Sep 13 2019
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Would you be back for another season?

iTunes Ratings

1477 Ratings
Average Ratings
1372
54
17
10
24

You and Toni M

By Lilithrogers - Oct 26 2019
Read more
Love what you said about TM and what you learned from her🥰Thank you ❤️Lilith

Any new shows?

By Spiceisle child - Sep 13 2019
Read more
Would you be back for another season?
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Rants and Randomness with Luvvie Ajayi

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Join NYT Best-Selling Author and Side-Eye Sorceress Luvvie Ajayi as she rants on all things society and pop culture. Her unique brand of loving judgement, hilarious shade and necessary truth-telling will keep you wanting more. Plus, her all-star guests stay dropping gems!

Rank #1: Own Your Character (with Thasunda Brown Duckett) - Episode 29

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In this special episode, Luvvie has a candid conversation with Thasunda Brown Duckett, CEO of Chase Consumer Banking. They talk about showing up as your full self, even in corporate settings, rising through the ranks and her clarity about her purpose. Thasunda is passionate about ensuring that Black women are able to build wealth, and that is why she champions #CurrencyConversations.

Follow Thasunda Brown Duckett (@Thasunda) on Instagram and Twitter to follow her story!

Take the #CurrencyConversations pledge with Chase x Essence at CurrencyConversations.com, and tell a sister friend to join you because there’s power in numbers.

Follow @Luvvie everywhere on social – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. Buy her New York Times best-selling book I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual.

Have thoughts about the episode? Share on social media using the hashtag #RantsandRandomness or post at the official podcast Twitter or Instagram accounts. Email LuvvieRants@gmail.com with thoughts and questions!

Recorded at: Chicago Recording Company

Apr 30 2019

59mins

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Rank #2: Make Your Own Path (with Amanda Seales) - Episode 11

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In this special crossover episode with Small Doses with Amanda Seales, Luvvie is feeling good about her Afrobeats playlist, rants about the high road being overrated, gives love to Chicago Recording Company, and chats with the multi-talented Amanda Seales of HBO’s Insecure and Smart, Funny, and Black about making her own path as a multi-hyphenate and how she keeps it all the way 100 online and in real life.

Follow Amanda on Twitter and Instagram! She’s @AmandaSeales everywhere. You can buy tickets to Smart, Funny, and Black here.

You can listen to my Afrobeats playlist on Spotify or Apple Music.

You can also learn more about Chicago Recording Company here.

Follow @Luvvie everywhere on social – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. And visit her blog AwesomelyLuvvie.com. Buy her book ***I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual***.

Have thoughts about the episode? Share on social media using the hashtag #RantsandRandomness or post at the official podcast Twitter or Instagram accounts.

Recorded at: Chicago Recording Company

Producer: Candace Jones

Jul 10 2018

56mins

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Rank #3: Let Love Save You (with Yvette Noel Schure) - Episode 23

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In this special episode, Luvvie chats with Yvette Noel-Schure, legendary publicist to the stars (including Beyoncé, Prince, Maxwell, Mariah Carey). Yvette tells us why she chooses happiness and how she’s established an award-winning career built on respect, hard-work and love. She reveals a heart-opening story that she’s never shared before publicly about her hardest moment as a publicist. You won’t want to miss this episode, which feels like a life masterclass!

Follow Yvette on Instagram (@YvetteNoelSchure). And follow her company on Twitter and Instagram (@SchureMediaGroup).

Follow @Luvvie everywhere on social – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. Pick up her book I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual.

Have thoughts about the episode? Share on social media using the hashtag #RantsandRandomness and follow the podcast on the official podcast Twitter or Instagram accounts. Email LuvvieRants@gmail.com with thoughts and questions!

Recorded at: Chicago Recording Company

Feb 05 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #4: Trust Your Gut (with Lisa Price) - Episode 21

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In this episode, Luvvie is feeling good about her Paris trip (and engagement!), rants about people who send nonsensical emails and DMs, and shows love to The Crayon Case. She also chats with Carol’s Daughter Founder and President Lisa Price about little known facts about her, like going to college at 16 and working on The Cosby Show. She also goes through her journey creating the pioneering brand in natural hair care.

Follow Lisa on Twitter and Instagram! She’s @IAmLisaPrice on Twitter and Instagram.

Follow @Luvvie everywhere on social – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. Buy her book I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual.

Have thoughts about the episode? Share on social media using the hashtag #RantsandRandomness or follow the podcast on Twitter and Instagram. Email LuvvieRants@gmail.com with thoughts and questions!

Recorded at: Chicago Recording Company

Dec 11 2018

1hr 9mins

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Rank #5: Be Aggressively Genuine (with KevOnStage) - Episode 13

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In this episode, Luvvie is feeling good about her new reel and your heartfelt reactions to her work, rants on why Reply All is the devil, gives love to the DF Nigerian Food Truck in New York, and chats with actor, comedian, and social media influencer KevOnStage about making digital comedy and why being himself is his key to success.

Follow Kev on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! He’s @KevOnStage everywhere. Also, check out his website KevOnStage.com to catch the stay up-to-date on his latest videos and when he’s coming to a city near you.

Follow @Luvvie everywhere on social – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. And visit her blog AwesomelyLuvvie.com. Buy her book ***I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual***.

Have thoughts about the episode? Share on social media using the hashtag #RantsandRandomness or post at the official podcast Twitter or Instagram accounts.

Recorded at: Chicago Recording Company

Producer: Candace Jones

Aug 23 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #6: Go Unafraid (with Bozoma Saint John) - Episode 10

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In this episode, Luvvie is feeling good about working out, rants about Trump’s policy separating children from their families, gives love to the National Museum of African American History and Culture aka the Blacksonian, and chats with corporate badass Bozoma Saint John about the career she was supposed to have, being authentically herself and her recent decision to leave Uber to become Chief Marketing Officer at Endeavor.

Follow Boz on Twitter and Instagram! She’s @BadAssBoz everywhere.

You can donate to or visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Join the fight to reunite immigrant children with their families by volunteering with and/or donating to organizations, including:

Follow @Luvvie everywhere on social – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. And visit her blog AwesomelyLuvvie.com. Buy her book *I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual*.

Have thoughts about the episode? Share on social media using the hashtag #RantsandRandomness or post at the official podcast Twitter or Instagram accounts.

Recorded at: Chicago Recording Company

Jun 26 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #7: Not Even Me Can Stop Me (with Jenifer Lewis) - Episode 4

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In episode 4, Luvvie talks about how March for Our Lives was an incredible moment, rants about how she was given a Diet Coke by a waiter who assumed her order of a regular Coke must have been a mistake. She also shows love to the TV show Black-ish, and interviews the legendary actress and performer Jenifer Lewis.

Follow Jenifer Lewis on Twitter and Instagram! Make sure to grab a copy of her memoir ***The Mother of Black Hollywood***.

Read about the March for Our Lives.

Shoutout to Chicago Recording Company, for partnering with me on this podcast, and Savv Media for producing.

Follow @Luvvie everywhere on social – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. And visit her blog AwesomelyLuvvie.com. Buy her book ***I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual***!

Have thoughts about the episode? Share on social media using the hashtag #RantsandRandomness.

Apr 03 2018

45mins

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Rank #8: Become the Right Thing (with Glennon Doyle) - Episode 9

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In this episode, Luvvie feels good about Stacey Abrams’ primary win for Governor in Georgia, rants about giving a hard pass to voice-activated speakers, gives love to Jada Pinkett-Smith’s Red Table Talk show, and chats with bestselling writer, activist, and speaker Glennon Doyle about her journey and how white people can do better in the fight for social justice.

Follow Glennon on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! And buy her books, #1 New York Times Bestseller LOVE WARRIOR as well as the bestseller CARRY ON, WARRIOR. Follow the work of Together Rising.

You can watch Red Table Talk here.

Follow @Luvvie everywhere on social – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. And visit her blog AwesomelyLuvvie.com. Buy her book I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual.

Have thoughts about the episode? Share on social media using the hashtag #RantsandRandomness or post at the official podcast Twitter or Instagram accounts.

Recorded at: Chicago Recording Company

Producer: Candace Jones

Jun 12 2018

52mins

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Rank #9: Get It Done (with Karleen Roy) - Episode 24

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In this gem dropping episode, Luvvie rants about men taking up too much space and shows love to Black makers, designers and doers. She is in conversation with Karleen Roy, CEO/Founder of The Vanity Group, the magical event manifestor to the stars. Karleen drops gems about the value of integrity, going hard in the paint and giving yourself credit.

Follow Karleen on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @KarleenRoy. And follow her company, The Vanity Group on Instagram, and on Facebook @TheVanityGroup.

Sign up for The LuvvLetter and get content in your inbox from Luvvie herself.

Follow @Luvvie everywhere on social – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. Buy her New York Times best-selling book I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual!

Have thoughts about the episode? Share on social media using the hashtag #RantsandRandomness or post at the official podcast Twitter or Instagram accounts. Email LuvvieRants@gmail.com with thoughts and questions!

Recorded at: Chicago Recording Company

Feb 19 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #10: Live Your Best Life (with Necole Kane) - Episode 6

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In episode 6 of Rants and Randomness, Luvvie talks about her first solo magazine cover, rants about the royal womb, shows love to the book she reads every year (The Alchemist), and talks with Necole Kane of xoNecole.com.

Follow Necole on Twitter and Instagram! And visit xoNecole.com and NecoleKane.com!

Read Luvvie’s cover story for MADE Magazine.

Grab a copy of ***The Alchemist***!

Shoutout to Chicago Recording Company and my producer Candace Jones!

Follow @Luvvie everywhere on social – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. And visit her blog AwesomelyLuvvie.com. Buy her book I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual.

Have thoughts about the episode? Share on social media using the hashtag #RantsandRandomness.

May 01 2018

55mins

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Rank #11: Do Better: Social Media Etiquette - Bonus Episode 3

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In this BONUS episode, Luvvie talks about social media etiquette! Being the cantankerous Auntie she is, she rants about people sending messy DMs and emails, and shares tips on how to get it all the way together in 2019. Your social media presence matters, so do it right!

Follow @Luvvie everywhere on social – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. And visit her blog AwesomelyLuvvie.com. Buy her book ***I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual***.

Have thoughts about the episode? Share on social media using the hashtag #RantsandRandomness or post at the official podcast Twitter or Instagram accounts. Email LuvvieRants@gmail.com with thoughts and questions!

Recorded at: Chicago Recording Company

Producer: Candace Jones

Jan 08 2019

19mins

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Rank #12: Be a Legend (with Marsai Martin) - Episode 28

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In this episode, Luvvie is feeling good about all the love she got when she launched her new network, Luvvnation! It’s a safe place in a dumpster-fire of a world. She rants about folks not doing business right and infringing on trademarks, and she spotlights Divine Flavor Catering, her favorite Nigerian food delivery. Then she chats with Marsai Martin, the youngest Executive Producer in Hollywood history and the the power mover behind the film "Little."

Please follow Marsai on social media y’all! She’s @marsaimartin on Instagram and Twitter.

Follow @Luvvie everywhere on social – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. Buy her New York Times best-selling book I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual.

Have thoughts about the episode? Share on social media using the hashtag #RantsandRandomness or post at the official podcast Twitter or Instagram accounts. Email LuvvieRants@gmail.com with thoughts and questions!

Recorded at: Chicago Recording Company

Apr 16 2019

56mins

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Rank #13: Learn The Craft (with Ruth E. Carter) - Episode 30

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In this episode, Luvvie and Academy Award winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter have a conversation about what it really takes to be the best in your field. Ruth shares stories about her grind, her grit and the glow up. Her work ethic and ability to be a good listener are just a few of the foundations of the career she built over the years that bought her home an Oscar for costume design in 2018 for the blockbuster, Black Panther.

Follow Ruth E. Carter on Instagram (@therealruthecarter) and Twitter (@iamruthcarter).

Follow @Luvvie everywhere on social – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. Buy her New York Times best-selling book I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual.

Have thoughts about the episode? Share on social media using the hashtag #RantsandRandomness and follow the official podcast Twitter or Instagram accounts. Email LuvvieRants@gmail.com with thoughts and questions

Recorded at: Chicago Recording Company

May 14 2019

1hr 10mins

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Rank #14: Open Closed Doors (with Vanessa K. De Luca) - Episode 3

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In episode 3 of Rants and Randomness, I talk about 2-year-old Parker Curry and her adorable moment with Michelle Obama, rant about how much I hate texting, show love to ESSENCE Magazine, and talk with ESSENCE’s Editor-in-chief, Vanessa K. De Luca.

Follow Vanessa K. De Luca on Twitter and Instagram! And of course, visit ESSENCE.com for serious #NoirPixieDust.

Read all about little Parker Curry and see her BuzzFeed interview here.

Shoutout to Chicago Recording Company, for partnering with me on this podcast, and Savv Media for producing. The dream team!

Follow Luvvie everywhere on social - Instagram, Twitter, Facebook.

Have thoughts about the episode? Share on social media using the hashtag #RantsandRandomness.

Mar 20 2018

40mins

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Rank #15: Passport Privilege is Real - Bonus Episode 6

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In this BONUS episode Luvvie reflects on the passport privilege of being a United States citizen. With it, she can travel to 185 countries without drama. Yet as a dual citizen who also holds a Nigerian passport, she knows first hand what it means to have a passport that gives way more challenges. Luvvie also shouts out the often terrifying, sad and just plain wrong tales from her digital community (known as LuvvNation) about the sacrifices and drama they have faced with getting visas or negotiating how the world will treat them with non-US passports. This episode is a must-listen for anyone who travels or is impacted by travel.

Follow @Luvvie everywhere on social – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. Buy her New York Times best-selling book I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual.

Have thoughts about the episode? Share on social media using the hashtag #RantsandRandomness or post at the official podcast Twitter or Instagram accounts. Email LuvvieRants@gmail.com with thoughts and questions!

Recorded at: Chicago Recording Company

May 28 2019

26mins

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Rank #16: Stand For Something (with Natasha S. Alford) - Episode 22

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In this episode, Luvvie is feeling good about her trip to Ghana and Nigeria (also known as the #WAV trip!), rants about the government shutdown, and shows love to Marie Kondo’s Netflix show, Tidying Up. She also chats with The Grio’s Deputy Editor, Natasha S. Alford, about how she went from being a hedge-funder to a teacher to an award-winning journalist. Natasha also walks us through how she navigated her way back to her purpose by following her heart, doing the work and trusting God.

Follow Natasha on Twitter and Instagram! She’s @NatashaSAlford on Twitter and Instagram.

Follow @Luvvie everywhere on social – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. Buy her book I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual.

Have thoughts about the episode? Share on social media using the hashtag #RantsandRandomness or follow the podcast on Twitter and Instagram. Email LuvvieRants@gmail.com with thoughts and questions!

Recorded at: Chicago Recording Company

Jan 22 2019

57mins

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Rank #17: Rooted in Authenticity (with Abiola Oke) - Episode 5

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On this episode, Luvvie shares a feel-good story about her teenage nephew and how he’s impressed by what she does. She rants about how she would rather ride a goat than fly Spirit Airlines. She spotlights Will Smith’s Instagram and interviews her good friend Abiola Oke of OkayAfrica.

Follow Abiola Oke on Twitter and Instagram. And check out Okayplayer and OkayAfrica!

Follow Will Smith on Instagram for some happiness in your feed!

Shoutout to Chicago Recording Company, for partnering with me on this podcast!

Follow @Luvvie everywhere on social – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. And visit her blog AwesomelyLuvvie.com. Buy her book I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual

Have thoughts about the episode? Share on social media using the hashtag #RantsandRandomness.

Apr 17 2018

41mins

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Rank #18: Push Forward (with Latham Thomas) - Episode 26

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In this episode, Luvvie is feeling good about the student who turned her into his Black History Month project. She rants about folks really not respecting basic hygiene rules that keep us all safe and healthy. And she spotlights being a contributor in the super-dope book called Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyonce Knowles-Carter. This book is a project by Veronica Chambers – a four time NYT best-selling author! She then chats with the woman who is love epitomized, Latham Thomas, wellness maven and doula!

Follow Latham on her Instagram and Twitter (@glowmaven)

Follow @Luvvie everywhere on social – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. Buy her New York Times best-selling book I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual.

Share on social media using the hashtag #RantsandRandomness or post at the official podcast Twitter or Instagram accounts. Email LuvvieRants@gmail.com with thoughts and questions!

Recorded at: Chicago Recording Company

Mar 19 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #19: Keep Building (with Damon Young) - Episode 27

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In this episode, Luvvie is feeling good about all the love she got from an international contingent during her Dublin trip to keynote the ICF Headquarters (International Coach Federation) as well as how being on that stage validated her work. She rants about archaic, annoying voicemail and how getting rid of it was one of the top things she’s done for self-care in 2019. And she spotlights Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche, a true leader whose mission to help women make better financial decisions is aspirational and accessible. Then, Luvvie kicks it with VSB’s (Very Smart Brothas) Damon Young about life, words and his new book, What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays.

Follow Damon and his company! If you’re on Twitter, his personal feed is @damonyoungvsb. Follow @verysmartbrothas, on Facebook. On Instagram and Twitter, his company is @verysmartbros.

Follow @Luvvie everywhere on social – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. Buy her New York Times best-selling book I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual

Have thoughts about the episode? Share on social media using the hashtag #RantsandRandomness or post at the official podcast Twitter or Instagram accounts. Email LuvvieRants@gmail.com with thoughts and questions!

Recorded at: Chicago Recording Company

Apr 02 2019

1hr 12mins

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Rank #20: Rise to the Occasion (with Franchesca Ramsey) - Episode 7

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In this episode, Luvvie talks about a fan who shot his shot correctly, rants about Kanye’s fact-free thinking, shows love to the multi-layered “This is America” music video from Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino), and talks with Franchesca Ramsey of MTV’s Decoded about her new book “Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist”.

Follow Franchesca on Twitter and Instagram! And visit Franchesca’s website to see what else she’s up to and BUY HER BOOK!

Read Luvvie’s in-depth analysis of the “This is America” music video.

Shoutout to Chicago Recording Company and my producer Candace Jones for partnering with me on this podcast.

Follow @Luvvie everywhere on social – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. And visit her blog AwesomelyLuvvie.com. Buy her book I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual.

Have thoughts about the episode? Share on social media using the hashtag #RantsandRandomness or post at the official podcast Twitter or Instagram accounts.

May 15 2018

49mins

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