Sharon Says So Podcast
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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 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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Episode 102: Why We Deserve a Fair Criminal Justice System with Jason Flom podcast Mar 11, 2022

In this episode, Sharon hears from Jason Flom, a successful record label executive who followed his passion into working for criminal justice reform. After reading about a young man’s conviction where the crime did not fit the punishment, Flom rolled up his sleeves and began working to...

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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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