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Episode 173: The Violence Project with Dr. Jillian Peterson podcast Aug 26, 2022

On this episode of Sharon Says So, Sharon is joined by Dr. Jillian Peterson, a leading expert in the research of violence, mental illness, and crime. Today’s conversation may not be suitable to listen to with children in the room, but it is an episode you will want to hear. Sharon and Dr....

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Episode 172: Scandal Sells: The Rise of the American Exposé podcast Aug 24, 2022

Today on the Sharon Says So Podcast we are going to switch gears a bit. We’ve been talking about first ladies and the many people who were closely acquainted with the founding fathers. But what did the rest of the country know about the events and actions happening in the capital city?...

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Episode 171: Hello, Dolley!: How to Become the Icon of a Nation podcast Aug 22, 2022

On this episode of the Sharon Says So Podcast we are going to meet the woman who set the gold standard for the role of First Lady. Dolley Madison’s natural effervescence came in handy as she executed countless social events for the well-connected and wealthy inhabitants of Washington DC....

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Episode 169: Freedom and the Art of Cookery podcast Aug 17, 2022

Today, on the Sharon Says So Podcast, we returned to Monticello and the lives that were intertwined with third President Thomas Jefferson. The young Hemings family, enslaved by birth, grew up in Jefferson’s plantation estate, Monticello. But James Hemings traveled extensively with...

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Episode 168: The Widower Jefferson and the Women He Loved podcast Aug 15, 2022

On today’s episode of Sharon Says So, we hear about the wife of Thomas Jefferson, Martha, who is listed as an official First Lady, but who passed away nearly twenty years before Jefferson’s presidency. Thomas Jefferson never remarried, but he did rely on two very important women to...

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Episode 167: The Economic Cost of Racism with Heather McGhee podcast Aug 12, 2022

In this episode, Sharon is joined by economic policy expert and author Heather McGhee. McGhee began her career as an economist but when she took a trip across the country and back, she began to ask herself, “Why can’t we have nice things?” We’re not talking about robot...

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Episode 165: From Paris With Love: Abigail Adams Travels Abroad podcast Aug 08, 2022

Today, on Sharon Says So, we revisit a favorite first lady, Abigail Adams. Follow along as Abigail travels across the Atlantic, adventuring in Paris and France with her husband, John Adams. The power couple ultimately lands back in Boston only to move again into new roles, as President and First...

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Episode 164: A Tale of Two Theodosias and a Well-Kept Secret podcast Aug 05, 2022

On today’s episode of Sharon Says So, Sharon takes us deep into the lives of the women who greatly influenced the same man: Aaron Burr. Theirs are stories of great minds, insatiable appetites for knowledge, grief in motherhood, and untimely tragedy. Listen in as Sharon turns over the...

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Episode 163: The Hidden Life of Martha Washington podcast Aug 05, 2022

Over the next several weeks Sharon will be sharing stories about the lives of American first ladies and the different ways in which they have influenced their families, the presidency, and the whole of the nation.

During her lifetime, Martha was never given the title of First Lady as we know it....

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Episode 161: Momentum: The Ripples Made by Ordinary People, Part 16 podcast Jul 29, 2022

On our second to last episode in our series, Momentum: Civil Rights in the 1950s, We learn about the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and the commission born of it. For two years, the United States Commission on Civil Rights researched and released a 600+ page report about the state of voting rights in...

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Episode 159: Momentum: The Ripples Made by Ordinary People, Part 14 podcast Jul 25, 2022

On today’s episode in our special series, Momentum: Civil Rights in the 1950s, Sharon talks about some of the most important components of a successful movement: money and reputation. Movements take a lot of financial support and many of the organizers worked day jobs with humble salaries....

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Episode158: Momentum: The Ripples Made by Ordinary People, Part 13 podcast Jul 23, 2022

On today’s episode in our special series, Momentum: Civil Rights in the 1950s, Sharon tackles the vast topic of religion within the Civil RIghts Movement. During the Civil Rights Movement, religion was used as a tool of oppression and an excuse for many white people, especially in the...

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