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Professional Troublemaker Podcast

A platform for truth tellers, change agents and trailblazers.

Total Downloads: 3.5 Million+
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Monthly Listeners: 100K+

Creating a life that is authentic, bold, and purposeful takes audacity. It takes disruption. That is what it means to be a Professional Troublemaker. Join New York Times bestselling author, Luvvie Ajayi Jones, as she brings perspectives, conversations and deep dives about culture, business and leadership.

Her guests are world movers and change agents who have gotten where they are through their tenacity, their truth telling and commitment to making good trouble.

Latest Episodes

Slay Forever (with Kylee Brown)

Episode 2 - Little Troublemaker Special

Slay Forever (with Kylee Brown)

Welcome to the Professional Troublemaker Podcast – Little Troublemaker Special, where we celebrate the tiny rebels in our lives! Today’s episode is all about the power of audacity, and who better to help us explore this topic than the bold and brilliant Kylee, the youngest guest we’ve ever had on the show (yet)!

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Episode 1 - Little Troublemaker Special

Letter To My Younger Self

This week, I kick off the return of the podcast with a Letter to my Younger Self. I’m telling her 5 things to remember as this journey of life flows. The lessons that she would have wanted to know early, and not just from trial by fire. And to do so, I have to tap in to that kid I was because  the message in the book is one she needed to hear, and one I still need to hear sometimes now.

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Episode 38

Get Your Money (from Rising Troublemaker)

RISING TROUBLEMAKER: A Fear-Fighter Manual for Teens is out in the world! And today on the podcast, I’m sharing a sneak peek of the audiobook version I narrated. Listen to this episode featuring an excerpt from Chapter 8: Get Your Money, and make sure to grab a copy of RISING TROUBLEMAKER at or wherever books are sold!

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Episode 37

Go For It (with Zaila Avant-garde)

This week, I’ve got a special RISING TROUBLEMAKER edition of the podcast. I’m talking to Zaila Avant-garde – spelling bee champ, basketball phenom, and future astronaut. This conversation will inspire you to go all-in on your goals as you listen to Zaila share how curious and disciplined she is about going after her goals.

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Episode 36

Teach Them Young

Teens today deserve to know what we didn’t get a chance to. In this episode (and in my upcoming book RISING TROUBLEMAKER), I want to loan teens courage and share the cheat codes and lessons I wish I had learned as a teen, as well as some lessons I’m still learning.

Meet the Host

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Luvvie Ajayi Jones is a 4x New York Times bestselling author, speaker and entrepreneur who thrives at the intersection of culture, business and leadership.

Known for her trademark wit, warmth, perpetual truth-telling, and ability to put into words the thoughts few dare to say, Luvvie has graced stages around the globe for some of the world’s most innovative companies and conferences, including Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, MAKERS, SXSW and the Obama White House. Her wildly popular TED talk “Get comfortable with being uncomfortable” has over 9 million views and climbing.


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