Talking Toilets With Matt Damon

The actor is on a mission to bring sanitation and safe water to the entire planet.

He’s a famous, award-winning actor, producer, and screenwriter. But Matt Damon, 46, also is co-founder of Water.org, a nonprofit that promotes access to safe water and sanitation. I interviewed him in Washington, D.C., as he prepared to address leaders at the World Bank.

Susan Goldberg: So let’s have a conversation about poop.

Matt Damon: Great. With the group’s name being Water.org, if we ever solve the access-to-clean-water side of water and sanitation, I wonder if the name would become [deleted].org …

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