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Rants and Randomness with Luvvie Ajayi

Author: Luvvie Ajayi

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Join NYT Best-Selling Author and Side-Eye Sorceress Luvvie Ajayi of 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! Use #RantsandRandomness to discuss on the interwebs.
38 Episodes
In this special episode, Luvvie has a candid conversation with coach, facilitator, speaker and consultant, Jovian Zayne. Nothing shy of living a purpose driven life for herself, Jovian shares childhood stories of holding spaces for others even at times when it was not convenient. A recognized thought leader, Jovian shares with Luvvie the things that have driven her to inspire people of all generations to celebrate and active the power of their purpose. As a coach, facilitator, speaker or consultant, contact: BOOKINGS@JOVIANZAYNE.COM
Passport Privilege is Real

Passport Privilege is Real


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 presents way more challenges when traveling. 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.
In this special bonus episode, New York Times best-selling author, writer, podcaster and speaker Luvvie Ajayi announces the launch of her eSchool, The Do-Better Academy (DBA). It’s her online school focusing on teaching people how to thrive in business and career. DBA will have a series of courses with the mission of giving students actionable and concrete takeaways they can use to do-better in their work. Her first course, Intro to Public Speaking launches next week!
In this episode, Luvvie and Academy Award Winner Ruth E. Carter have a heart to heart 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.
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 Currency Conversations.
In this episode, Luvvie is feeling good about all the love in her new social network called LuvvNation! She rants about doing our due diligence in business, and she spotlights Divine Flavor Catering, her favorite Nigerian food restaurant. She then chats with Marsai Martin, the youngest Executive Producer in Hollywood history.
In this episode, Luvvie is feeling good about all the love she got from an international contingent during her Dublin trip to Keynote “Creating Authentic Brand Stories” at 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.
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 along with other stars in the super #NoirPixieDust galaxy like Lena Waithe, Kid Fury and Brittney Cooper 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!
In this episode, Luvvie is feeling good about Essence’s Black Women in Hollywood luncheon. She rants about the rampant homophobia shown in the utter glory of Billy Porter’s Oscar #alphet, and shows love to Nigerian rapper extraordinaire Tobe Nwigwe. She also chats with Jubril Agoro, Digital Marketing pioneer and founder of Passport Heavy, the digital go-to destination for travel aficionados who want to see the world through the eyes of a Black traveler who loves life. Jubril goes all in about his transition from a digital marketing pioneer to a travel guru, while giving accolades to his Nigerian heritage’s impact on his worldview and business acumen.
#BuyBlack - Bonus Episode 5

#BuyBlack - Bonus Episode 5


In this BONUS episode, Luvvie talks about the importance of buying Black, divesting from brands that don’t support the community and investing in Black-owned businesses. As a lover of things good and Noir, Luvvie shares ways to be a better, more intentional member of the economy!
Comments (2)

Carmen Jones

Thasunda is on my new list of (s)heroes! She said so many wonderful things that I needed to hear.

May 20th

Ellen OJ

When she said you rent your title and own your character....wooooo wheeee!!!! Also, just shared this ep and currency conversations with my village. #eachoneteachone

May 2nd
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