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Episode 126: The Many Roles of Lady Bird Johnson with Julia Sweig podcast May 07, 2022

In today’s episode, Sharon talks with author Julia Sweig about her newest book, Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight. The research and writing took Julia over six years, as she meticulously poured over the details of not only Lady Bird’s life, but also the 1960s era and the state...

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Episode 125: When Fixing the Problem Isn't the Answer with Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers podcast May 05, 2022

Sharon reunites with the hosts of Pantsuit Politics, Sarah and Beth, to talk about their brand new book, Now What? How To Move Forward When We’re Divided (About Basically Everything). While we all want the next step to be solving conflict together, it’s not a realistic approach....

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Episode 124: Slow Growth Equals Strong Roots with Mary Marantz podcast May 04, 2022

In this episode, author Mary Marantz joins Sharon to talk about Mary’s new book, Slow Growth Equals Strong Roots. Together, Sharon and Mary touch on important topics like perseverance, education, and extending gentleness to each other and our own selves. Our egos want to keep us safe, but...

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Episode 123: The Many Meat Thermometers of Sharon’s Kitchen with Kendra Adachi podcast Apr 30, 2022

In today’s episode, Sharon has a light-hearted conversation with her friend, Kendra Adachi, the genius behind The Lazy Genius books, podcast, and online collective. Kendra and Sharon first bonded over Kendra’s motto of “be genius about the things that matter and lazy about the...

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Episode 122: Arizona: The Navajo Code Talkers with Lindsay Sherbondy podcast Apr 29, 2022

 

In today’s episode, Sharon is joined by artist, designer, and mom, Lindsay Sherbondy. Together, they talk about the Navajo Nation’s WWII Code Talkers. This elite group of men created and used a code used for relaying information between military units during World War II. The...

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Episode 121: Lessons to Save Your Life with Dr. Edith Eger and Dr. Marianne Engle podcast Apr 26, 2022

In this episode, Sharon sits down with psychologist and best-selling author, Dr. Edith Eger and her daughter–who is also a psychologist–Dr. Marianne Engle. When Dr. Eger was a young girl, she was a talented gymnast who trained for the Olympic games but was instead imprisoned at...

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Episode 120: Alaska and the Largest Earthquake Ever Recorded with Jeff Dauler podcast Apr 26, 2022

In today’s episode, Sharon is joined by podcaster Jeff Dauler and the two sit down and talk about Alaska’s 1964 earthquake–the largest earthquake ever recorded. While scientists said that the quake made the earth “ring like a bell” and the shaking and subsequent...

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Episode 119: A Prolific Public Media Career with Cathy Wurzer podcast Apr 20, 2022

In this episode, Sharon talks with Emmy-Award winning broadcast journalist Cathy Wurzer about the role of public media in the U.S. To start, Cathy shares how she got into broadcast journalism, and the joy she feels in connecting with her listeners. Cathy believes that the soul of public radio...

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Episode 118: Alabama: The Barrier-Breaking Tuskegee Airmen with Emma Chapman podcast Apr 18, 2022

In today’s episode, Sharon welcomes guest Emma Chapman, one of the founders of A Beautiful Mess, to hear the story of Alabama’s infamous 99th Pursuit Squadron: the first Black military pilot unit trained at the Tuskegee Airfield in Alabama. The airmen broke racial barriers at home...

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Episode 117: Northern Mariana Islands: A Deep and Vast History with Sharon McMahon podcast Apr 18, 2022

In today’s episode, Sharon continues her tour of the U.S territories by talking about the history of the Northern Mariana Islands. This island territory is not well-known to mainland Americans–we don’t talk about them very often–so consider this your crash course! The...

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Episode 116: The Right: The Hundred Year War for American Conservatism with Matthew Continetti, Part 2 podcast Apr 13, 2022

In the second part of a two-part conversation, Sharon continues her talk with journalist and author Matthew Continetti about the evolving history of conservatism over the past one hundred years. They pick up with some of the most important conservative thinkers in the second half of the 20th...

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Episode 115: The Right: The Hundred Year War for American Conservatism with Matthew Continetti, Part 1 podcast Apr 11, 2022

In this episode, Sharon speaks with journalist and author Matthew Continetti about the evolving history of conservatism over the past one hundred years. Continetti has spent the past few years researching and writing about the American Right. History is the study of change, and...

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