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Episode 175: Daniel Boone: Finding Facts in the Folklore podcast Aug 31, 2022

So far, we’ve been concentrating on a fairly small geographical area of the United States. And even though much of the political action was happening in the East, Americans were beginning to spread out; they began to move Westward. So let’s talk about one of these early pioneers; a...

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Episode 174: Elizabeth Monroe’s Journey from Parisian Prison to White House podcast Aug 29, 2022

Join us on the Sharon Says So Podcast today as we dive into the First Ladyship of Elizabeth Monroe. As the reserved wife of 5th President, James Monroe, Elizabeth added a more formal feel to entertaining in the White House. She was raven-haired and regal, and kept the public at arms length,...

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Episode 173: The Violence Project with Dr. Jillian Peterson podcast Aug 26, 2022

On this episode of Sharon Says So, Sharon is joined by Dr. Jillian Peterson, a leading expert in the research of violence, mental illness, and crime. Today’s conversation may not be suitable to listen to with children in the room, but it is an episode you will want to hear. Sharon and Dr....

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Episode 172: Scandal Sells: The Rise of the American Exposé podcast Aug 24, 2022

Today on the Sharon Says So Podcast we are going to switch gears a bit. We’ve been talking about first ladies and the many people who were closely acquainted with the founding fathers. But what did the rest of the country know about the events and actions happening in the capital city?...

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Episode 171: Hello, Dolley!: How to Become the Icon of a Nation podcast Aug 22, 2022

On this episode of the Sharon Says So Podcast we are going to meet the woman who set the gold standard for the role of First Lady. Dolley Madison’s natural effervescence came in handy as she executed countless social events for the well-connected and wealthy inhabitants of Washington DC....

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Episode 170: How to Move Forward: Changing the Two Party System with Andrew Yang Aug 19, 2022

On this episode of Sharon Says So, Sharon has a conversation with former presidential candidate Andrew Yang. After coming off the campaign trail in 2020, Yang began searching for a solution that could change the two-party system in US politics. He recently founded the Forward Party with the...

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Episode 169: Freedom and the Art of Cookery podcast Aug 17, 2022

Today, on the Sharon Says So Podcast, we returned to Monticello and the lives that were intertwined with third President Thomas Jefferson. The young Hemings family, enslaved by birth, grew up in Jefferson’s plantation estate, Monticello. But James Hemings traveled extensively with...

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Episode 168: The Widower Jefferson and the Women He Loved podcast Aug 15, 2022

On today’s episode of Sharon Says So, we hear about the wife of Thomas Jefferson, Martha, who is listed as an official First Lady, but who passed away nearly twenty years before Jefferson’s presidency. Thomas Jefferson never remarried, but he did rely on two very important women to...

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Episode 167: The Economic Cost of Racism with Heather McGhee podcast Aug 12, 2022

In this episode, Sharon is joined by economic policy expert and author Heather McGhee. McGhee began her career as an economist but when she took a trip across the country and back, she began to ask herself, “Why can’t we have nice things?” We’re not talking about robot...

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Episode 166: Beyond the Squeaky Clean Reputation Aug 12, 2022

Today, on Sharon Says So, Sharon talks about one of the most famous American historical figures: Benjamin Franklin. The history books are not wrong about the incredible accomplishments Benjamin Franklin made during his lifetime. He was a man with an unparalleled mind and an electric personality....

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Episode 165: From Paris With Love: Abigail Adams Travels Abroad podcast Aug 08, 2022

Today, on Sharon Says So, we revisit a favorite first lady, Abigail Adams. Follow along as Abigail travels across the Atlantic, adventuring in Paris and France with her husband, John Adams. The power couple ultimately lands back in Boston only to move again into new roles, as President and First...

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Episode 164: A Tale of Two Theodosias and a Well-Kept Secret podcast Aug 05, 2022

On today’s episode of Sharon Says So, Sharon takes us deep into the lives of the women who greatly influenced the same man: Aaron Burr. Theirs are stories of great minds, insatiable appetites for knowledge, grief in motherhood, and untimely tragedy. Listen in as Sharon turns over the...

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