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Leaders and Legends

History Podcasts

The Leaders and Legends podcast features conversations with fascinating and dynamic men and women whose impact has shaped our knowledge, our world, and us. Join us as we discuss their imprint on our history. The program is hosted by Robert Vane who is principal of Veteran Strategies, Inc., an-Indiana based veteran business enterprise specializing in public outreach, media relations, speechwriting, public speaking, and crisis communications. Learn more at www.veteranstrategies.com

The Leaders and Legends podcast features conversations with fascinating and dynamic men and women whose impact has shaped our knowledge, our world, and us. Join us as we discuss their imprint on our history. The program is hosted by Robert Vane who is principal of Veteran Strategies, Inc., an-Indiana based veteran business enterprise specializing in public outreach, media relations, speechwriting, public speaking, and crisis communications. Learn more at www.veteranstrategies.com

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United States

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The Leaders and Legends podcast features conversations with fascinating and dynamic men and women whose impact has shaped our knowledge, our world, and us. Join us as we discuss their imprint on our history. The program is hosted by Robert Vane who is principal of Veteran Strategies, Inc., an-Indiana based veteran business enterprise specializing in public outreach, media relations, speechwriting, public speaking, and crisis communications. Learn more at www.veteranstrategies.com

Language:

English

Contact:

3179568591


Episodes

Janet Allen, Artistic Director and Co-CEO of the Indiana Repertory Theater

8/12/2022
Earlier this year the wonderful and delightful Janet Allen, Artistic Director and Co-CEO of the Indiana Repertory Theater, announced her retirement after nearly 40 years of service at one of our state’s most venerable and entertaining venues. Janet is our guest on this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, and we are greatly honored to have this conversation with her. Sponsors Veteran StrategiesGirl Scouts of Central IndianaMacAllister MachineryGarmong ConstructionCrowne Plaza Downtown...

Duration:00:45:24

Jeffrey Frank, Author of “The Trials of Harry S. Truman: The Extraordinary Presidency of an Ordinary Man, 1945-1953”

8/8/2022
Probably only Ulysses S. Grant has had a more beneficial and recent historical reappraisal than our 33rd president Harry Truman; on this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast historian and journalist Jeffrey Frank comes on to discuss his superb new book “The Trials of Harry S. Truman: The Extraordinary Presidency of an Ordinary Man, 1945-1953. You may purchase Mr. Frank’s book here: https://amzn.to/3PVSRP3. Sponsors Veteran StrategiesGirl Scouts of Central IndianaMacAllister...

Duration:01:12:06

James Danko, President of Butler

8/1/2022
In 2011, James Danko became the 21st president of Butler University. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, we talk with President Danko about his career, the amazing opportunity to lead one of state’s most prestigious universities, and how he felt when Gordon Hayward’s shot just barely missed in the 2010 NCAA championship game. Sponsors Veteran StrategiesGirl Scouts of Central IndianaMacAllister MachineryGarmong ConstructionCrowne Plaza Downtown Indianapolis Historic Union...

Duration:01:02:53

Dr Tracy Borman, Author of “Crown & Sceptre: 1000 Years of Kings and Queens”

7/25/2022
Dr Tracy Borman is one of the world’s best-selling and most-quoted historians of British history. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, Dr Borman joins us from the United Kingdom to discuss her brilliant and rollicking new history of the British Monarchy: “Crown & Sceptre: 1000 Years of Kings and Queens.” Sponsors • Veteran Strategies • Girl Scouts of Central Indiana • MacAllister Machinery • Garmong Construction • Crowne Plaza Downtown Indianapolis Historic Union...

Duration:01:19:09

Mark K. Updegrove, Author of “Incomparable Grace: JFK in the Presidency”

7/18/2022
Mark K. Updegrove is a Presidential Historian for ABC News and president and CEO of the LBJ Foundation. He is also this week’s guest on the “Leaders and Legends” podcast; Mark and I discuss his brilliant new book “Incomparable Grace: JFK in the Presidency”. Buy it here: https://amzn.to/3IJTKaC Sponsors Veteran StrategiesGirl Scouts of Central IndianaMacAllister MachineryGarmong ConstructionCrowne Plaza Downtown Indianapolis Historic Union Station About Veteran...

Duration:01:08:35

Pamela Whitten, President of Indiana University

7/11/2022
Pamela Whitten is the 19th president of Indiana University and the first female to serve in this prestigious position. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, President Whitten discusses her career and her vision for all of IU’s campuses. We are joined in the discussion by our friend and CEO of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Danielle Shockey. Sponsors Veteran StrategiesGirl Scouts of Central IndianaMacAllister MachineryGarmong ConstructionCrowne Plaza Downtown Indianapolis...

Duration:00:55:10

Historian Stephen Moore on General George S. Patton

7/4/2022
As we celebrate our Fourth of July holiday, the “Leaders and Legends” podcast present a discussion with the author of a terrific book on General George S. Patton. Historian Stephen Moore’s book “Patton’s Payback” details the American Army’s victories in North Africa and their impact on the future conquest of Europe. Happy Independence Day! Sponsors Veteran StrategiesGirl Scouts of Central IndianaMacAllister MachineryGarmong ConstructionCrowne Plaza Downtown Indianapolis Historic Union...

Duration:01:08:44

Niki Kelly, Editor-in-Chief of The Capital Chronicle

6/27/2022
Niki Kelly is one of the most respected journalists in our state. She was recently announced as the editor-in-chief of “The Capital Chronicle”—the Indiana bureau of the States Newsroom. Our friend Jim Shella joins us on the “Leaders and Legends” podcast as we discuss Niki’s career, some of the biggest stories she’s covered, and why she thinks The Capital Chronicle can make its mark on the Hoosier media scene. Oh, and we talk about Niki’s Cincinnati Bengals and their run to the Super...

Duration:01:05:09

Rafael Sanchez, WRTV 6 Journalist

6/20/2022
Rafael Sanchez is one of our state’s best-known television journalists. He is also this week’s guest on the “Leaders and Legends” podcast. We discuss his career, some of the biggest stories he’s covered, and why a kid from the Bronx loves to call Indiana his home. Sponsors Veteran StrategiesGirl Scouts of Central IndianaMacAllister MachineryGarmong ConstructionCrowne Plaza Downtown Indianapolis Historic Union Station About Veteran Strategies ‘Leaders and Legends’ is brought to...

Duration:01:10:52

YouTubers Asia and BJ

6/13/2022
"Reaction videos” are all over YouTube and for good reason—they are wonderful, insightful, and a needed reminder that music unites us all. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, we interview Asia and BJ who have their own channel with more than 190,000 subscribers. We talk about how they came to create their channel, the music they’ve enjoyed discovering most, and how people have reacted to their incredible message. Sponsors Veteran StrategiesGirl Scouts of Central...

Duration:01:01:59

Catherine Ostler, Author of “The Duchess Countess”

6/6/2022
As the saying goes, “well-behaved women rarely make history” and the subject of this week’s podcast, Elizabeth Chudleigh certainly fits the description. Catherine Ostler, author of “The Duchess Countess”, is this week’s guest on the “Leaders and Legends” podcast. We discuss how Elizabeth “scandalized Eighteen Century London” and what parallels, if any, exist between Elizabeth’s life and that of Princess Diana. Sponsors Veteran StrategiesGirl Scouts of Central IndianaMacAllister...

Duration:00:50:27

Remembering Richard Hall

5/23/2022
One of my favorite interviews since starting the “Leaders and Legends” podcast featured Richard Hall; a kidnap victim of Tony Kiritsis in 1977, Hall detailed not only that harrowing experience, but also his life after being thrust into the media spotlight. Richard Hall died on May 20, 2022, & we are re-posting our conversation with him in tribute to his courage and perseverance. Sponsors Veteran StrategiesGirl Scouts of Central IndianaMacAllister MachineryGarmong ConstructionCrowne...

Duration:00:58:08

Abdul-Hakim Shabazz, Journalist

5/16/2022
Abdul-Hakim Shabazz is a host unto himself. Journalist, commentator, master of ceremonies, and a one-man media empire, Abdul joins us on the “Leaders and Legends” podcast to discuss his love of politics, his career, and what may be next on his to-do list. Our friend Chris Spangle joins the interview as co-host. Sponsors • Veteran Strategies • Girl Scouts of Central Indiana • MacAllister Machinery • Garmong Construction • Crowne Plaza Downtown Indianapolis Historic Union...

Duration:01:15:58

Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy, Author of “The Men Who Lost America”

5/9/2022
Why did Great Britain lose the American Revolutionary War? Was it poor leadership or just a lack thereof? Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy is this week’s guest on the “Leaders and Legends” podcast, and we discuss his incisive and delightful book “The Men Who Lost America.” It is a must-read if you enjoy this period of American history. Sponsors • Veteran Strategies • Girl Scouts of Central Indiana • MacAllister Machinery • Garmong Construction • Crowne Plaza Downtown Indianapolis...

Duration:01:18:35

Remembering Former Marion County Sheriff Frank Anderson

5/2/2022
Former Marion County Sheriff Frank Anderson passed away last week. Elected to the office twice, his eight years as sheriff served as the culmination of an honorable and decades-long career in law enforcement at multiple levels. In 2021, Sheriff Anderson was a guest on the “Leaders and Legends” podcast, and we are re-posting our interview with him in memory of his amazing career. We are joined by our friend Kevin Murray as co-host. Sponsors • Veteran Strategies • Girl Scouts of...

Duration:01:01:55

Brian Bosma, Former Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives

4/25/2022
Brian Bosma served as speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives for more years than anyone in our state’s history. He is also this week’s guest on the “Leaders and Legends” podcast. We talk with Brian about his career in politics, how his family always honored public service, and why effective leadership matters so much. Our friend Jim Shella joins us for the interview. Thank you for listening. Sponsors • Veteran Strategies • Girl Scouts of Central Indiana • MacAllister...

Duration:00:59:45

Milt Thompson, Indianapolis Entrepreneur, Civic Leader, and Philanthropist

4/18/2022
Milt Thompson is simply in a class by himself—entrepreneur, civic leader, philanthropist, the list goes on. Milt is this week’s guest on the “Leaders and Legends” podcast. We talk about his love of baseball, how Indianapolis has changed during his lifetime, and how the Civil Rights movement shaped his life and career. Sponsors: About Veteran Strategies: ‘Leaders and Legends’ is brought to you by Veteran Strategies—your local veteran business enterprise specializing in media relations,...

Duration:01:10:48

David Benner, Former Director of Media Relations for the Indiana Pacers

4/11/2022
The amazing career of David Benner, who is retiring after 28 years as director of media relations for the Indiana Pacers, is getting some well-deserved attention and accolades. He set the standard not only in our market for the past several decades, but also throughout the world of professional sports. We talked with David for the “Leaders and Legends” podcast a few months ago and wanted to commemorate his retirement by reposting our conversation. Congratulations David. Sponsors • Veteran...

Duration:01:16:04

Derek Schultz, Sports Commentator

4/4/2022
Derek Schultz’s sports commentary is “must-hear” radio in the Hoosier State. Derek is this week’s guest on the “Leaders and Legends” podcast. Please listen as we discuss as many sports topics as we can in about sixty minutes. Just like on his show, Derek isn’t shy about sharing his informed and intelligent opinions. Sponsors • Veteran Strategies • Girl Scouts of Central Indiana • MacAllister Machinery • Garmong Construction • Crowne Plaza Downtown Indianapolis Historic Union...

Duration:01:25:42

John Ferling, Historian and Author of “Winning Independence”

3/28/2022
Professor John Ferling is one of the world’s leading authorities on the American Revolution and has appeared on the History Channel, PBS, C-SPAN, and many more outlets. He is this week’s guest on the “Leaders and Legends” podcast, and we discuss his book “Winning Independence” detailing the end of our country’s seminal conflict. Sponsors • Veteran Strategies • Girl Scouts of Central Indiana • MacAllister Machinery • Garmong Construction • Crowne Plaza Downtown Indianapolis Historic...

Duration:01:18:08