Episode 1: NBA player Justin Jackson with his wife Brooke


We’re excited to share the premiere episode of a new podcast called A Little Something Extra – the first video podcast hosted by an individual with Down syndrome! In the inaugural episode, co-hosts Nancy Gianni and The GiGi Gianni of GiGi’s Playhouse are joined by NBA player Justin Jackson and his wife Brooke. Justin and Brooke have been involved with GiGi’s Playhouse for several years, and were even compelled to help start up the Sacramento Playhouse! We’re so inspired by their dedication to each other, their careers, and helping others. We dive into their “little something extra,” and even jump into a dance-off!

About the podcast: We all have a little something extra inside of us, and sometimes we don’t even know it’s there! Through A Little Something Extra, we want to hear about the forces in people’s lives that drive their passion in hopes that others will be able to find theirs! We’ll get to hear of what makes our guests so inspiring – their superpower – even if they do not feel it within themselves! Every episode will feature guests who have accomplished the impossible and have changed the world! Be prepared to find yourself motivated with every installment from a wide range of guests including A-list celebrities to everyday people! Learn more at www.alittlesomethingextrapodcast.org.

With over 50+ brick and mortar locations across the United States and Mexico and 200 inquiries to start new locations all over the world, GiGi’s Playhouse is the ONLY network of Down Syndrome Achievement Centers. gigisplayhouse.org


  1. RACE Eberhardt on January 30, 2021 at 3:48 am

    Wow l love the video ladies and thank you so much for sharing this video and is amazing for all of us to GiGis playhouse and you ladies rock the house tonight and l will like to share something for you about my musical career about last 13 years and l have a movie and tv career on my own and is called bury my heart with Tonawanda (Kyle) and On your own (swimmer) kodaklain ( Peter kodaklain) and Strait Undercover ( Race Strait ) for episode two as a tv star and come meet race to be famous and thank you for your support

  2. Molly T Moser on February 2, 2021 at 3:53 pm

    Great job, GiGi! I listen to so many podcasts and it was great to hear one that is SOOO happy and positive for a change! Keep up the good work!

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