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FOX News Podcasts are Getting Schooled. FOX Nation host Abby Hornacek takes a closer look at the topics and buzz words you find your friends and coworkers using to sound intelligent. Each week Abby and her expert guests will tackle topics we take for granted and help to explain the roots and meanings behind them.


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FOX News Podcasts are Getting Schooled. FOX Nation host Abby Hornacek takes a closer look at the topics and buzz words you find your friends and coworkers using to sound intelligent. Each week Abby and her expert guests will tackle topics we take for granted and help to explain the roots and meanings behind them.




You're In Credit Card Debt, Now What?

'Tis the season for giving, which also means the season for spending... Abby is joined by FOX Business Anchor Gerri Willis for a lesson about credit card debt! Gerri explains the reasons behind the country's whopping $1 trillion in credit card debt and looks at the current state of the economy. She breaks down why the younger generation is being hit hard, and outlines ways they can boost their credit score. Later, she provides ways listeners can shop for loved ones this holiday season, without breaking the bank. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


What Is Music Therapy?

This isn't your average therapy session. Abby is joined by Music Therapist and Founder of Oak Song Music Therapy Amy Standridge for a lesson on the impact music therapy can have on one's mind! Amy discusses the foundations of music therapy and gives a look at what listeners could experience in a session. She provides an overview of the different conditions music therapy is used to treat and explains the benefits of the practice. Later, Amy discusses the ways music impacts and affects our brains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


A Getting Schooled Thanksgiving Extravaganza

It's turkey time! This holiday season, Abby is joined by three special guests to help bring Thanksgiving cheer to the classroom. Voices heard in this episode: John G. Turner, Historian and author of They Knew They Were Pilgrims Jordan Dabby, Producer of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Chef David Burke, Award-winning Chef, and former Iron Chef contestant Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


What Is An Astrological Birth Chart?

What's your sign? Abby is joined by the AstroTwins, Ophira and Tali Edut for a lesson about astrological birth charts! Ophira and Tali explain the components of birth charts and discuss how the date, time, and location of your birth can reveal a lot about the person you become. They explain how listeners can interpret their own charts and what each component means. Plus, they share their astrological predictions for 2024! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


What Is A Medium?

We're channeling the spirit realm in this episode! Abby is joined by South Carolina-based Psychic Medium Carol Cottrell for a lesson about how mediums and spirits communicate! Carol tells the story of how she realized she had a talent for spirit communication at a young age and shares how she's able to balance her gift with her religious beliefs. She explains the difference between mediums and psychics and sheds light on how her practice works. Later, Carol debunks some common myths and misconceptions and shares how communicating with spirits can be a positive experience. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Who Is Sam Bankman-Fried?

Sam Bankman-Fried was on cloud 9, CEO of a successful cryptocurrency company and living lavishly in the Caribbean...until December of 2022, when he was arrested in the Bahamas for lying to investors and committing fraud. FOX Business Correspondent and Host of The Trial of Sam Bankman-Fried podcast, Kelly O'Grady joins Abby in the classroom for a lesson on the former CEO & Founder of FTX, Sam Bankman-Fried. Kelly provides insight on the trial and what prosecution witness testimonies have revealed thus far about SBF and his co-conspirators. Plus, Kelly reveals what to expect in the upcoming weeks as we approach the end of the trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


What Is The SAG-AFTRA Strike?

The entertainment industry's summer of strikes appears to be extending into the fall… Abby is joined by Media and Entertainment Reporter with the Wall Street Journal Joe Flint for a lesson about the SAG-AFTRA strike. Joe outline some of the basics behind the strike, such as the members that make up SAG-AFTRA, and the demands being made by Hollywood actors. He discusses how the current strike is related to the Hollywood Writers' strike from the summer and provides his predictions on when audiences will begin to feel the lack of content. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


How Do You Read Body Language?

What do our bodies say that our voices don't? Abby is joined by Human Behavior Expert and Trial Consultant Susan Constantine for a lesson about how to read body language! Susan defines body language and breaks down how she analyzes a person's voice, words, and gestures within her job. She debunks common myths and misconceptions when it comes to reading nonverbal cues and teaches listeners what they should look for when trying to determine someone's motivations. Later, Susan shares some of her analysis on high-profile trials and cases. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


What Is The Subconscious Mind?

What's on your mind? Abby is joined by Associate Professor of Psychology at the College of William & Mary Dr. Peter Vishton for a lesson about the subconscious mind! Dr. Vishton breaks down the differences between the conscious & subconscious mind and explains their functions and how they control our everyday thoughts and behaviors. He walks listeners through several famous psychological experiments and discusses what they revealed about our decision-making process. Later, Dr. Vishton explains the ways in which we can consciously influence our thoughts through our actions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


What Is School Choice?

School is back in session! Abby is joined by the Director of the Center for Educational Freedom at the Cato Institute, Neal McCluskey for a lesson about school choice. Neal begins by giving a history lesson about the education system in the United States and discusses the factors that have influenced the conversation about school choice, such as academics, religion, and parental control. He explains the different types of school choice available to parents and provides examples of states that have adopted these policies. Later, Neal breaks down the arguments against school choice and discusses how it can benefit students and families alike. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


What Is The RICO Act?

What do a fashion company, a rapper, and a former president have in common? Well, this week’s lesson answers that question. Abby is joined by Managing Partner at Grell Feist PLC and Adjust Professor at the University of Minnesota Law School Jeff Grell for a lesson about the RICO Act! Jeff explains the history behind the formation of the RICO Act and discusses the various elements behind a RICO claim. He breaks down the different punishments one can face if found guilty of violating RICO and explains what can make these cases difficult to prosecute. Later, Jeff analyzes prominent RICO cases, including former President Trump, Young Thug, and SHEIN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


How Is A Manhunt Conducted?

You can run, but you can't hide! Abby is joined by former Commander of the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force Lenny DePaul for a lesson about manhunts and how they're conducted! Lenny gives a brief history of the origins of the U.S. Marshals Service and provides an overview of their jurisdictions when it comes to their role during manhunts. He explains how law enforcement must adopt the mind of a fugitive to anticipate their next move. Later, Lenny shares memorable stories from his days working with the Marshals Service. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


What Is Hip Hop?

Happy 50th Birthday, Hip-Hop! To commemorate this significant anniversary, Abby is joined by Assistant Professor of Hip Hop Studies and Digital Media at the Georgia Institute of Technology Dr. Joycelyn Wilson for a lesson about the hip hop genre and culture. Dr. Wilson discusses the origins of hip hop, dating all the way back to 1973 in New York City. She defines key terms within hip hop culture and provides examples of prominent artists who helped define the genre. Later, Dr. Wilson examines how hip hop has changed throughout the years, from messaging to style, and explains how hip hop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


What Is No Labels?

Ready or not, the 2024 presidential cycle is here! Abby is joined by No Labels National Director Joe Cunningham and Chief Strategist Ryan Clancy for a lesson about the nonprofit organization, No Labels. Joe and Ryan share the origins of No Labels and reflect on how the organization has long worked to find bipartisan solutions for political issues. They discuss how a large number of Americans are dissatisfied with the presumptive presidential nominees and explain why No Labels is working hard to make it on the ballot in all 50 states in order to give voters an alternative option. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


What Are Algorithms?

Time for a tech lesson! Abby is joined by Professor of Computer Science at the University of Washington Dr. Pedro Domingos for a lesson about algorithms. Dr. Domingos defines what an algorithm is and explains the precision and hard work that goes into creating them. He provides insight on the broad application of algorithms and shares how they're used in animation, machinery, websites, and more. Later, Dr. Domingos looks ahead to the future of machine learning and artificial intelligence and discusses how they could change how algorithms are used and developed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


What Is An Invasive Species?

You're probably familiar with some pesky species, whether you want to be or not… Abby is joined by Naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation David Mizejewski for a lesson about invasive species. David breaks down the qualifications that need to be met for a non-native species to be considered invasive to an ecosystem. He discusses the negative consequences that invasive species can have on the environment, humans, and even the economy. Abby asks David how we can combat the spread of invasive species and ultimately improve and support our ecosystem. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


A Lesson On SCOTUS: What Was The Affirmative Action Decision?

This week's lesson is about decisions from the high court! Abby is joined by Anchor of FOX News Sunday and Host of the Livin' The Bream Podcast Shannon Bream for a lesson about the Supreme Court's ruling on affirmative action programs. Shannon provides context to the role that affirmative action played in college admissions programs up until June of this year, when the Supreme Court voted in a 6-3 decision to strike it down. She breaks down how the Justices sided in the rulings and discusses the arguments that were at the center of the cases. Later, Shannon explains how the Supreme Court's decision on affirmative action could impact other programs, such as employment and legacy admissions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


What Is NIL?

Today's lesson is about the three letters that have dominated NCAA programs. Abby is joined by Brand Protection Attorney at Venable LLP Sharoni Finkelstein for a lesson about name, image, and likeness protections. Sharoni breaks down the differences between the right to privacy and the right to publicity and explains how both relate to one's name, image, and likeness. She discusses the NIL controversy at the center of various college athletics programs. Later, Sharoni shares how technological advancements in artificial intelligence and deepfakes are impacting the way people can protect the use of their personal image. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


What Is The PGA-LIV Merger?

We're taking this lesson out on the putting green! Abby is joined by Sports Reporter for the Wall Street Journal Andrew Beaton for a lesson about the PGA Tour-Liv Golf merger! Andrew discusses the differences in the structure and gameplay between the two tours. He breaks down the bipartisan criticism of the merger, as well as the Department of Justice's ongoing antitrust investigation into the PGA Tour. Later, Andrew highlights the controversies surrounding the Saudi-backed LIV Golf and discusses how the country is investing in professional sports to improve its controversial image. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


What Is Threads?

Out with the old but in with the familiar? Abby is joined by Lecturer of Marketing at Coastal Carolina University, Matthew Gilbert for a lesson about the latest social media app, Threads. Matthew provides an overview of Threads and explains how the social media platform works. He discusses the app's explosive launch and dives into why some are calling it the 'Twitter killer.' Later, Matthew explains what's needed for a social media platform to be successful and overviews cautionary tales of mishaps that have led to other apps' demise. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit