Sharon Says So Podcast
Show Notes

Episode 42: Maryland: The Man Who Gave America its Anthem with Sharon McMahon podcast Oct 18, 2021

In this episode, Sharon talks about a 19th century American Lawyer, Francis Scott Key, whose best-known contribution to American history was writing the US National Anthem, the Star-Spangled Banner. We all know the words “Land of the Free, Home of the Brave,” but what do we know...

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Episode 41: Embracing the High 5 Habit with Mel Robbins podcast Oct 15, 2021

In this episode, Sharon is joined by bestselling author and world-renowned speaker, Mel Robbins, who talks about her latest book, The High 5 Habit. After experiencing the lowest point in her life, Mel did something life-changing: She gave herself a high-five in the mirror. Mel uncovers the magic...

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Episode 40: Maine: Staying for the Finish with Elsie Larson podcast Oct 13, 2021

In this episode, Sharon is joined by Elsie Larson, creator of A Beautiful Mess, to share the story of Senator Margaret Chase Smith, a Maine woman who refused to take no for an answer. Margaret Chase Smith was the first woman in U.S history to hold a seat in both houses of Congress. With nearly...

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Episode 39: Sharon Answers Your Questions #2 podcast Oct 11, 2021

In this episode, Sharon sits down to answer your burning questions about the American government. From state secession and immigration to the Library of Congress artifacts and city council, Sharon fields questions that are piquing the interest of the Governerd community. Have a question for...

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Episode 38: On an Arctic Island with Cecilia Blomdahl podcast Oct 08, 2021

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live in the North Pole? In this episode, Sharon gets the inside scoop on Arctic living from photographer and TikTok sensation Cecilia Blomdahl. Cecilia lives in the northernmost town in the world on the Arctic island of Svalbard. Though not exactly...

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Episode 37: Louisiana: The Notorious Pirate Who Saved America podcast Oct 06, 2021

In this solo episode, Sharon shares the story of Jean Lafitte. Jean was a Louisiana blacksmith, and when the United States passed the Embargo Act in the early 1800s, Jean and his brother turned to smuggling goods to make a living. The smuggling escalated to full-on piracy and the brothers were...

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Episode 36: Civility and Civic Duty with the American Moms podcast Oct 04, 2021

In this episode, Sharon is joined by American Moms, Andrea and Brittany. After serving as a press secretary on Capitol Hill and a speechwriter for President George W. Bush, Andrea and Brittany took their knowledge about the inner-workings of the federal government and started a viral Instagram...

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Episode 35: Kentucky: The Rosemary Clooney Legacy with Lauren Kachinske podcast Oct 01, 2021

In this episode, Sharon sits down with her friend Lauren Kachinske to discuss the legacy of Rosemary Clooney. Rosemary was an American singer and actress best known for her song "Come On-a My House" and the movie “White Christmas.” Born and raised in Kentucky, Rosemary was abandoned...

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Episode 34: Surviving the 9/11 Terrorist Attack with Shumi Brody podcast Sep 29, 2021

In this episode, Sharon is joined by Shumi Brody, a survivor of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Twin Towers. Shumi was working in the North Tower when the plane struck the building. As she was escaping down the stairwell, a brief encounter with a firefighter changed her life forever. He told...

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Episode 33: Kansas: An Accidental Election with Sharon McMahon podcast Sep 27, 2021

In this solo episode, Sharon tells the story of Susanna Madora Salter, who accidentally became the first female mayor ever elected. What started as a ploy to throw off the mayoral election by a group of men in her small Kansas town quickly turned into a historical moment. At this time,...

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Episode 32: Stay Curious & Keep Exploring with Emily Calandrelli podcast Sep 24, 2021

Sit down with Sharon as she interviews the one and only @TheSpaceGal, Emily Calandrelli. Most people are fascinated by space and the myths surrounding space. In this episode, Sharon gets Emily’s thoughts on aliens, life outside of Earth, how the space industry has changed and expanded, and...

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Episode 31: Iowa Musical Chairs with Mary Marantz podcast Sep 22, 2021

In this episode, Sharon sits down with Mary Marantz, best-selling author, podcast host, and renowned photographer, to break down the system of the Iowa caucus. Iowa caucuses are electoral events that take place every presidential election among Iowa voters. Compared to the traditional secret...

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