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Episode 92: Creating Change Through Radical Optimism with Dr. Paul Zeitz podcast Feb 16, 2022

In this episode, Sharon talks with Dr. Paul Zeitz, author of Waging Optimism, about how to identify our complacency and make a move toward impacting the world around us. Together, the pair discusses how optimism leads to courage, and how courage leads to action. Oftentimes, making change...

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Episode 91: Utah: The Magic of the Osmonds with Sharon McMahon podcast Feb 14, 2022

In this solo state episode, Sharon takes us back to the 1970s to follow the rise of two of the most iconic names in showbiz… Donny and Marie Osmond. Follow along as we learn about the siblings’ long history in entertainment, from five year old Donny’s first appearance on the...

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Episode 90: The Importance of Hometown Change Makers with Michael Tubbs podcast Feb 11, 2022

In this episode, Sharon sits down to speak with Michael Tubbs, who was the youngest mayor to serve in an American city at age 26. Tubbs served as the mayor of his hometown of Stockton, CA. On a fast-track from Stanford University to the White House, Tubbs decided instead to return home, walking...

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Episode 89: Texas: The Original Goal-Getter with Ashley Rose Reeves podcast Feb 09, 2022

In this episode, Ashley Rose Reeves joins Sharon to hear the story of one of Texas’s most iconic business owners: Mary Kay Ash. Tired of being passed up for raises and promotions to her male colleagues in the 1960s, Mary Kay drew up her own business plan, armed with enthusiasm, charm, hard...

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Episode 88: How to Teach Our Children Emotional Resilience with Dr. Becky Kennedy podcast Feb 07, 2022

In this episode, Sharon talks with Dr. Becky Kennedy, a clinical psychologist who was recently named “The Millennial Parenting Whisperer” by TIME Magazine. Dr. Becky and Sharon have a conversation about communicating the tough topics with our kids; how and when to share current event...

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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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