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A young American patriot and George Washington enthusiast, Sherman Tylawsky welcomes you from the nation’s capital for lively talks about pressing issues facing America and her allies, so you can learn to apply the first President’s unifying principles anywhere and anytime. Discover how the core values of Washington and the Founders were woven into the fabric of American society. Learn the ways a free people can heal internal divisions, cultivate economic prosperity, and protect civil liberties for future generations. Sherman Tylawsky is an aspiring statesman who grew up learning U.S. history and politics inside and outside of the classroom. Now, he invites you to experience President Washington’s pillars of patriotism, civility, faith, education, national unity, and fiscal responsibility in this brand-new podcast. You will hear fascinating stories and discussions about civics, culture, history and politics that any America-loving listener from across the planet can enjoy. This non-partisan podcast is a remarkable mix of solo shows, interviews and special guests that gives you a great boost of freedom! Subscribe now for the Founders' lasting wisdom heard around the world!

A young American patriot and George Washington enthusiast, Sherman Tylawsky welcomes you from the nation’s capital for lively talks about pressing issues facing America and her allies, so you can learn to apply the first President’s unifying principles anywhere and anytime. Discover how the core values of Washington and the Founders were woven into the fabric of American society. Learn the ways a free people can heal internal divisions, cultivate economic prosperity, and protect civil liberties for future generations. Sherman Tylawsky is an aspiring statesman who grew up learning U.S. history and politics inside and outside of the classroom. Now, he invites you to experience President Washington’s pillars of patriotism, civility, faith, education, national unity, and fiscal responsibility in this brand-new podcast. You will hear fascinating stories and discussions about civics, culture, history and politics that any America-loving listener from across the planet can enjoy. This non-partisan podcast is a remarkable mix of solo shows, interviews and special guests that gives you a great boost of freedom! Subscribe now for the Founders' lasting wisdom heard around the world!

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A young American patriot and George Washington enthusiast, Sherman Tylawsky welcomes you from the nation’s capital for lively talks about pressing issues facing America and her allies, so you can learn to apply the first President’s unifying principles anywhere and anytime. Discover how the core values of Washington and the Founders were woven into the fabric of American society. Learn the ways a free people can heal internal divisions, cultivate economic prosperity, and protect civil liberties for future generations. Sherman Tylawsky is an aspiring statesman who grew up learning U.S. history and politics inside and outside of the classroom. Now, he invites you to experience President Washington’s pillars of patriotism, civility, faith, education, national unity, and fiscal responsibility in this brand-new podcast. You will hear fascinating stories and discussions about civics, culture, history and politics that any America-loving listener from across the planet can enjoy. This non-partisan podcast is a remarkable mix of solo shows, interviews and special guests that gives you a great boost of freedom! Subscribe now for the Founders' lasting wisdom heard around the world!

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English


Episodes

Episode 91: William Williams - A Signer with an Original Belief in Independence

5/16/2022
William Williams may not have the most original name, but his creative ways to support the Patriot cause was evident in his service to Connecticut. Learn how this Signer's family connection with a Royal Governor ultimately formed the foundations of a new state called Connecticut and the new United States of America. SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates from Friends & Fellow Citizens! Support the show

Duration:00:36:06

Episode 90: Making American Politics More Local and Civil

5/9/2022
Former House Speaker Tip O'Neill is often credited with the phrase "all politics is local," and it may be more relevant to this day and age than ever in recent memory. But to what extent has the COVID-19 pandemic made politics more local, and how can Americans work together to serve at local and state levels? A governmental affairs professional with extensive experience in local and state policymaking, Kristin Strobel shares her story of entering public service and how the dynamics of local...

Duration:00:56:44

Episode 89: How Much is Truly a Trillion Dollars?

5/2/2022
Over the past two years of COVID-19 relief-related spending packages, we have probably heard the word "trillion" more often than ever. Most people would call it a large number with 12 zero's, but words alone can't explain this huge number, especially when it comes to money and fiscal responsibility (or lack of it) in our country's politics. Learn what $1 trillion and a whopping $6 trillion looks like in the form of tall buildings, billionaires, and air travel! SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list...

Duration:00:27:47

Episode 88: Jumping Into the Arena of Ballot Boxing

4/25/2022
Few of us can be as good as Muhammad Ali or Mike Tyson in the boxing ring. But there is a much more participatory arena for those who wish to make their voices heard via the ballot box and protect the American right to vote. An author and civic leader, Lucy Santora shares her unique story growing up in a progressive household living in a conservative town, analysis of the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections and their consequences, and a preview of her political handbook Ballot...

Duration:01:03:42

Episode 87: Samuel Huntington - The Calm Mediator Who Became President of Congress

4/18/2022
With a calm and cordial nature, Samuel Huntington may have served as a "first President of the United States." Learn how this early leader from Connecticut helped solve the more territorial disputes of the fledgling nation. SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates from Friends & Fellow Citizens! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/friendsfellowcitizens)

Duration:00:33:27

Episode 86: Mitigating the CCP's Dissonant Discourse Power

4/11/2022
The global standing of the U.S. is evolving as adversarial nations create new ways to fight with information warfare and discourse power. Cybersecurity expert and freelancer Alicia Fawcett joins us to discuss how the CCP's discourse power is shaping Chinese foreign policy, global implications on security and America's standing in the world, and what the U.S. can do to mitigate these threats. Learn more about Alicia's work via the links below! Academia -...

Duration:00:59:17

Episode 85: Returning Intellectual Curiosity to Our Schools

4/4/2022
Sometimes, a random selection in a historical newspaper can turn into a podcast episode. While researching more about Horace Mann and the history of American education, Sherman decided to pick a page at random and see what happens. This episode covers an interesting piece from a school teacher who may remind us the essence of education for children. Link to pgs. 286 and 287 written by Ms. Emily R. Baxter: The Common School Journal SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and...

Duration:00:25:22

Episode 84: Reimagining Financial Incentives in Broadcast News

3/28/2022
Amid mass polarization and politicization, the fabric of American civics has been shaped and eroded by the mainstream news industry for decades. Now, even former journalists are speaking out and calling for much-needed change. Former MSNBC producer Ariana Pekary discusses why she left the mass media industry, consequences of contemporary financial incentives in that industry, and what we can do to better our political discourse. Check out the links below to learn more about Ariana's...

Duration:00:54:55

Episode 83: Roger Sherman - The Compromiser Who Brought Promise to America

3/21/2022
As a delegate who spoke almost 150 times during the Constitutional Convention, Roger Sherman was no stranger to the major political debates that shaped American history forever. Learn how this Connecticut delegate worked to ensure that compromise would be an imperfect but necessary vehicle for positive change in America. SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates from Friends & Fellow Citizens! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/friendsfellowcitizens)

Duration:00:33:34

Episode 82 Part 2: Universal Genius of the Hot Crazy Matrix

3/14/2022
Listen to Part 1 HERE What would George Washington and the Founders think about the Hot Crazy Matrix? Find out more in Part 2! Original video link (share with your friends & family!): www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_H85PH2gtw&t=32s Check out the following links for more mentions of the Universal Hot Crazy Matrix! Article: The Tennesseean - Alderman's 'hot crazy' female matrix goes viral TV Appearance: Dr. Drew On Call - Creator of 'Hot/Crazy Matrix' talks to Dr. Drew SUBSCRIBE to our...

Duration:00:41:57

Episode 82 Part 1: Universal Genius of the Hot Crazy Matrix

3/14/2022
From Leonardo da Vinci to George Washington , Mary Shelley to Albert Einstein, the spectrum of geniuses is endless. A 7-minute video from 2014 with over 300 million views (and counting), the "Universal Hot Crazy Matrix" has been a favorite for countless people around the world. In this two-part grab bag episode like no other, the mastermind of the hyper viral video Dana McLendon joins us in a free-flowing conversation about how this video got started, the numerous reactions to it since its...

Duration:00:53:29

Episode 81: From the Exhibition of Champions to Mutual Discussion

3/7/2022
In this episode, we delve into how the Senate maverick Daniel Webster may help explain the state of mindlessness in our society today. Most importantly, this week marks a big announcement that will greatly enhance the listener experience in our interview episodes soon! Stay tuned! SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates from Friends & Fellow Citizens! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/friendsfellowcitizens)

Duration:00:25:56

Episode 80: Sparking Hope and Dignity with Joel's Story

2/28/2022
What if one Facebook message could change a man's path in life? In early 2017, one message from a complete stranger sparked an unlikely partnership and friendship that transcended across the Atlantic. Ben Taylor, the creator of the popular Youtube channel Pleasant Green that informs people about contemporary scams, joins our show this week to share his insight as a content creator. He also tells his story with a Liberian man named Joel who would not only leave the scamming world forever, but...

Duration:00:50:05

Episode 79: William Ellery - A Signer With Hope For an America Without Slavery

2/21/2022
Just several episodes into this series, we have seen how multiple Signers were already well ahead of their times on making the United States of America a better haven for freedom, opportunity, and justice. The second and final delegate from Rhode Island, William Ellery helped establish an Ivy League institution and offer hope for a nation that he believed could end slavery and liberate countless future generations of Americans. SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates...

Duration:00:43:43

Episode 78 Part 1: Escaping the Cacophony of Communism with the Melody of Freedom

2/14/2022
Born and raised in Communist Albania, Dr. Elida Dakoli overcame unprecedented political persecution from the regime run by Enver Hoxha and the Party of Labour of Albania. In Part 1 of this remarkable journey, she shares the origins of her extraordinary family story and some of her first-hand experiences in harsh living circumstances under a cruel communist dictatorship. Click HERE for Part 2! Learn more about Elida's story and work on her website: elidadakoli.com! SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail...

Duration:00:45:13

Episode 78 Part 2: Escaping the Cacophony of Communism with the Melody of Freedom

2/14/2022
In Part 2 of this remarkable journey, Dr. Elida Dakoli shares her journey from Albania to America, how she cultivated her entrepreneurial spirit and musical talent in the U.S., and the value of protecting freedom and opportunity in our society. Click HERE to listen to Part 1 of this episode. Learn more about Elida's story and work on her website: elidadakoli.com! SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates from Friends & Fellow Citizens! Support the show...

Duration:00:42:50

Episode 77: How an Unpopular President Taught the Meaning of President's Day

2/7/2022
Interestingly, the name of the upcoming President's Day holiday reminds us that it is not a celebration of a specific president's birthday or even the performance of a particular president. Rather, it is a holiday that celebrates the office and those who have had the enormous responsibility to hold it, whether we approve or disapprove the administration of any President. This week, we learn more about how a deeply unpopular President from the 1850s may teach us the essence of why the Office...

Duration:00:27:46

Episode 76: Developing Immunity Amid a Pandemic of Incivility

1/31/2022
COVID-19 has exposed and created new challenges that have stretched the American political fabric thin. With polarization exacerbated during the past two challenging years, civility and common sense are two of the most effective treatments that have been lacking for too long. Dr. Christine Blackburn, Assistant Professor of Security Studies at Sam Houston State University, joins us this week for a closer look at some history of U.S. public health measures. We also explore why a lack of...

Duration:00:59:59

Episode 75: Stephen Hopkins - The Experienced Rhode Islander and the Rights of Colonies

1/24/2022
While many of the Signers were young men who had just recently rose to prominence in politics, some already had critical experience studying and fighting for the rights of the original 13 colonies. Stephen Hopkins, a former governor and Chief Justice from Rhode Island, sowed some of the seeds of independence that eventually grew to fruition decades later. SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates from Friends & Fellow Citizens! Support the show...

Duration:00:40:28

Episode 74: Restoring the Law of the Sea with U.S. Marine Leadership

1/17/2022
As the Indo-Pacific security threat landscape evolves, so does U.S. military strategy. But how should a military branch like the USMC confront and mitigate complex threats to U.S. national security in the vast Indo-Pacific region? In this week's fascinating episode, Marine Corps Col. James "Bullet" McGinley shares how the USMC can and should adapt to the ever-changing threats from China, support our critical U.S. allies, and lead from the front to protect the law of the sea. Learn more...

Duration:01:03:16