Sharon Says So Podcast
Show Notes

Episode 87: Tennessee’s Incorrigible Andrew Jackson with Richard Lim podcast Feb 04, 2022

In this episode, Sharon is joined by This American President Podcast host Richard Lim. Together they “nerd out” on facts about an under-the-radar president who was more influential than he’s often given credit for: Andrew Jackson. Listen in as they swap their favorite facts...

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Episode 86: The Power of Storytelling in Politics with Richard Fowler podcast Feb 02, 2022

In this episode, Sharon is joined by FOX News and Forbes contributor Richard Fowler to talk about storytelling and how it shapes American politics. Richard shares how and why storytelling plays a powerful role in our democracy - People will not always remember the policy, but they will always...

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Episode 85: Mt. Rushmore: The Good, The Bad, and the Dynamite with Kelli France podcast Feb 01, 2022

In this episode, Sharon and her guest, Kelli France, talk about the not-so-stellar history of the construction of Mt. Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota. A sacred place to the Lakota, Tunkasila Sakpe Paha, or Six Grandfathers Mountain, was transformed in the 1920s and 30s into what we...

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Episode 84: The Popularity of True Crime with Kate Winkler Dawson podcast Jan 28, 2022

In this episode, Sharon sits down with author and podcast host, Kate Winkler Dawson, to discuss the ways in which we talk about and consume true crime. Kate and Sharon ruminate on why the true crime genre is especially appealing to women, and how Kate feels a responsibility to the women in true...

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Episode 83: South Carolina’s Islands of History, Mystery, and Monkeys with Sharon McMahon podcast Jan 26, 2022

In today’s solo episode, Sharon dives into some of the unique stories of South Carolina’s beautiful barrier islands. The Sea Islands in South Carolina populate the coastal Lowcountry region and are rich in history, natural beauty and… monkeys. Join in as Sharon takes us on a...

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Episode 82: How to Have the Messy Conversations with Carlos Whittaker podcast Jan 24, 2022

In this episode, author and speaker Carlos Whittaker joins Sharon once again to discuss everything from 150 year old log houses to how Gen Z will be the generation to break our serious reliance on life-as-performance on social media. The iconic duo swaps thoughts on chickens, Nirvana album art,...

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Episode 81: Rhode Island: The Bravest Woman in America with Taylor Wolfe podcast Jan 21, 2022

 

In this episode, Sharon sits down with Taylor Wolfe, comedian and wig lover, to talk about Rhode Island’s most famous lighthouse keeper, Ida Lewis. A strong swimmer and rower, even as a petite woman, Idawalley Zoradia Lewis faithfully kept the lamp lit at Lime Rock Light Station and...

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Episode 80: The Power of Fun and How to Have More of It with Catherine Price podcast Jan 19, 2022

In this episode, Sharon is joined by author Catherine Price, whose new book, The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again explores the concept of fun and why it’s a necessary part of the human experience. Catherine set out to pinpoint the definition of “fun” and she found that...

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Episode 79: Pennsylvania: The Sweet History of Hershey with Sharon McMahon podcast Jan 17, 2022

In this solo episode, Sharon sets her sights on the sweet life of Milton S. Hershey and his innovation in the world of chocolate. Today, the Hershey Company produces over a billion pounds of chocolate each year, but its origins are much more humble. Milton Hershey, armed with only four years of...

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Episode 78: The Enduring Legacy of JFK with Fredrik Logevall podcast Jan 14, 2022

In this episode, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Harvard historian Fredrik Logevall joins Sharon to discuss the life and career of the 35th President, John F. Kennedy. Professor Logevall shares expertise and research from his latest book, JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, which...

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Episode 77: The Oregon Trail from Westward Expansion to Computer Game with Sharon McMahon podcast Jan 13, 2022

In this solo episode, Sharon dives into some of the myths vs. facts about Manifest Destiny and the Oregon Trail. What did it really look like, in the mid-1800s, for a family to travel the trail from Independence, Missouri to the beautiful Willamette Valley region of Oregon? All-in-all, about...

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Episode 76: Kayaking the Amazon from Source to Sea with Darcy Gaechter podcast Jan 10, 2022

In this episode, Darcy Gaechter joins Sharon to talk about her incredible whitewater kayaking expeditions. Darcy is the first (and only!) woman who has kayaked the Amazon River from its source to the sea. The journey took 148 days and had plenty of misadventures alongside all of the adventure....

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