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Episode 101: Wisconsin’s Master Architect with Sharon McMahon podcast Mar 10, 2022

In today’s episode, Sharon dives beyond the basics to talk about the life and career of a man with whom you may already be familiar: Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright’s legendary career spanned seventy years but his personal life is just as often talked about as his revolutionary building...

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Episode 100: Your On-Ramp to Cryptocurrency with Brit Morin podcast Mar 07, 2022

In this episode, Sharon gets the scoop on the emerging space of cryptocurrency from well-known entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Brit Morin. Brit is an expert who founded BFF, an open-access community where women and nonbinary people can connect, exchange ideas, and grow their knowledge in...

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Episode 99: West Virginia: Proving that Timing is Everything with Annie F. Downs podcast Mar 04, 2022

In this episode, Sharon shares the story of how West Virginia broke away from the state of Virginia with author and speaker Annie F. Downs. Unhappy with their representation in state legislature, the Appalachian communities in the Northwestern part of Virginia took advantage of Virginia’s...

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Episode 98: Bridging the Divide with Representatives Phillips and Fitzpatrick podcast Mar 02, 2022

During this episode, you’ll join Sharon as she sits down to two members of the US Congress: Representatives Dean Phillips and Brian Fitzpatrick. Phillips is a Democrat from Minnesota and Fitzpatrick is a Republican from Pennsylvania. Together, they have used their time in congress to work...

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Episode 97: Washington in Flight: The Boeing Aerospace Legacy with Carolyn LePine podcast Feb 28, 2022

In this episode, Sharon’s sister Caroyln joins her to hear a bit about the history of flight and the Boeing family. While German immigrant Wilhelm Boeing made his fortune in natural resources like timber and iron ore, his son, William, is best known for–you guessed it–taking...

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Episode 96: Raising Critical Thinkers with Julie Bogart podcast Feb 25, 2022

In this episode, Sharon chats with Julie Bogart, creator of the award-winning Brave Writer program. Sharon and Julie talk about the benefits of leaving behind our information safety nets–the communities that only reinforce our own opinions–to explore information in new and open ways....

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Episode 95: Virginia: The Women Who Did The Next Needed Thing with Sharon McMahon podcast Feb 23, 2022

In this solo state episode, Sharon returns us to a tumultuous time in US history: Reconstruction. After the Civil War, rebuilding the country was a messy task, but Black Americans knew that creating educational opportunities for their children was important. What started in rural Virginia as the...

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Episode 94: Two Midwesterners Record a Podcast Episode with Charlie Berens podcast Feb 21, 2022

To kick off the week, Sharon sits down to chat with comedian and fellow Midwesterner, Charlie Berens. Charlie talks about how he doubled down on his Midwestern character after realizing just how different he sounded to people when he traveled outside of the Midwest. He channels his dad and his...

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Episode 93: Vermont’s Spitting Lyon with Chrissy Lawler podcast Feb 18, 2022

In this episode, Chrissy Lawler of The Peaceful Sleeper, joins Sharon to hear the story of Matthew Lyon, one of Vermont’s most eclectic historical figures. Lyon, a “redemptioner” from Dublin, made a name for himself as a fierce Democratic-Republican when he got into not...

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Episode 92: Creating Change Through Radical Optimism with Dr. Paul Zeitz podcast Feb 16, 2022

In this episode, Sharon talks with Dr. Paul Zeitz, author of Waging Optimism, about how to identify our complacency and make a move toward impacting the world around us. Together, the pair discusses how optimism leads to courage, and how courage leads to action. Oftentimes, making change...

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Episode 91: Utah: The Magic of the Osmonds with Sharon McMahon podcast Feb 14, 2022

In this solo state episode, Sharon takes us back to the 1970s to follow the rise of two of the most iconic names in showbiz… Donny and Marie Osmond. Follow along as we learn about the siblings’ long history in entertainment, from five year old Donny’s first appearance on the...

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Episode 90: The Importance of Hometown Change Makers with Michael Tubbs podcast Feb 11, 2022

In this episode, Sharon sits down to speak with Michael Tubbs, who was the youngest mayor to serve in an American city at age 26. Tubbs served as the mayor of his hometown of Stockton, CA. On a fast-track from Stanford University to the White House, Tubbs decided instead to return home, walking...

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