Sharon Says So Podcast
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Episode 114: U.S. Virgin Islands: Pirates, Rum, and a Steep Price Tag with Sharon McMahon podcast Apr 08, 2022

In today’s solo episode, Sharon continues to talk about the territories of the U.S., this time focusing on the U.S. Virgin Islands. USVI spent many centuries as a colony of Denmark and a hot spot in the European trade routes. What prompted the U.S. to become interested in the acquisition...

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Episode 113: I Guess I Haven’t Learned That Yet with Shauna Niequist podcast Apr 06, 2022

In this episode, Sharon sits down with author Shauna Niequist, who–along with her husband and young sons–moved from their suburban midwestern home to NYC. When her sons expressed discomfort and frustrations with learning a new way of living, Shauna set about softening their mindsets...

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Episode 112: Puerto Rico: The U.S. Territory Stuck in Statehood Limbo with Jeena Wilder podcast Apr 04, 2022

In today’s episode, Jeena Wilder joins Sharon to hear about the history of Puerto Rico. Sharon walks listeners through how the U.S. acquired Puerto Rico through the Treaty of Paris, and how the island’s people are split on the issue of statehood. While many would like to see Puerto...

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Episode 111: The Evolution of Independent Journalism with Emma Jade Apr 01, 2022

In today’s episode, Sharon talks with 7-time Emmy Award winning news anchor, Emma Jade, about the evolution of journalism and news in the age of social media. After working hard for a successful career in traditional television journalism, Emma realized that she wanted better balance...

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Episode 110: What About Bunny: The Power of Canine Communication with Alexis Devine podcast Mar 30, 2022

In today’s episode, Sharon speaks with Alexis Devine, human to Bunny, the sheepadoodle whose viral videos showing off her FluentPet communication skills delight viewers all over the world. Outside of memorizing over 100 English language words, Bunny often uses her word buttons to create...

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Episode 109: Guam: A Strategic War Island, a Twin Shipwreck, and a Pesky Snake with Adrienne Rolon podcast Mar 28, 2022

In today’s episode, Sharon tells the story of Guam’s history as a U.S. Territory to Adrienne Rolon, the owner of Hearts Content Events & Design. Adrienne’s six year old son, James, is a big fan of history, facts, and Sharon. Learn along with Adrienne and James as Sharon...

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Episode 108: How to Seek Truth and Find Freedom in Our Stories with Lisa Sharon Harper Mar 25, 2022

In today’s episode, Sharon speaks with Lisa Sharon Harper, whose book, Fortune: How Race Broke My Family and the World–and How to Repair It All, is the result of thirty years of family history research. Lisa believes that there is a power in knowing your story and the story of your...

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Episode 107: American Samoa: The Southernmost U.S. Territory with Ashley Spivey podcast Mar 23, 2022

In this episode, Sharon talks with social activist Ashley Spivey about how American Samoa became a U.S. territory. While we all grew up learning facts about states in our history and government classes, U.S. territories are often left out of the conversation. Sharon talks about how American...

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Episode 106: The Three Mothers Who Shaped a Nation with Anna Malaika Tubbs podcast Mar 21, 2022

In today’s episode, Sharon chats with author and scholar Anna Makaika Tubbs about the mothers of three well-known Civil Rights activists, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin. Anna, influenced by the Black women in Hidden Figures, began researching Black mothers, a...

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Episode 105: Washington DC: The Secret Illnesses of Presidents with Sharon McMahon podcast Mar 18, 2022

In today’s solo episode, Sharon dives into a topic the American public has long been interested in: the illnesses of past presidents. Sharon gives details about the secretive ways three of our former presidents–Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin D. Roosevelt–kept...

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Episode 104: The Art of Insubordination with Todd Kashdan podcast Mar 16, 2022

In today’s episode, Sharon speaks with psychologist, Dr. Todd Kashdan, about the ways in which insubordination can be an effective and valuable way to make the change you want to see in the world. Effective dissent looks like encouragement and collaboration for the good of many. Change...

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Episode 103. The Grit and Tenacity of Nellie Tayloe Ross with Natalie Hodson podcast Mar 14, 2022

In this episode, Sharon and online educator Natalie Hodson sit down together to talk about Wyoming’s first female governor, Nellie Tayloe Ross. Nellie was the kind of person who was born to break barriers, and when her husband died in office, Nellie ran in a special election to take his...

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