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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 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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Episode 96: Raising Critical Thinkers with Julie Bogart podcast Feb 25, 2022

In this episode, Sharon chats with Julie Bogart, creator of the award-winning Brave Writer program. Sharon and Julie talk about the benefits of leaving behind our information safety nets–the communities that only reinforce our own opinions–to explore information in new and open ways....

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Episode 95: Virginia: The Women Who Did The Next Needed Thing with Sharon McMahon podcast Feb 23, 2022

In this solo state episode, Sharon returns us to a tumultuous time in US history: Reconstruction. After the Civil War, rebuilding the country was a messy task, but Black Americans knew that creating educational opportunities for their children was important. What started in rural Virginia as the...

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Episode 94: Two Midwesterners Record a Podcast Episode with Charlie Berens podcast Feb 21, 2022

To kick off the week, Sharon sits down to chat with comedian and fellow Midwesterner, Charlie Berens. Charlie talks about how he doubled down on his Midwestern character after realizing just how different he sounded to people when he traveled outside of the Midwest. He channels his dad and his...

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