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In this unique civics podcast, discover how the principles of George Washington's Farewell Address (patriotism, civility, faith, education, national unity, and fiscal responsibility) apply to politics and culture today! Sherman Tylawsky is an aspiring statesman who grew up learning U.S. history and politics inside and outside of the classroom. With a focus on the American Presidency, Congress, and policymaking, hear fascinating stories and discussions that any America-loving listener 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! New episodes on the first two Mondays of each month!

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United States

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In this unique civics podcast, discover how the principles of George Washington's Farewell Address (patriotism, civility, faith, education, national unity, and fiscal responsibility) apply to politics and culture today! Sherman Tylawsky is an aspiring statesman who grew up learning U.S. history and politics inside and outside of the classroom. With a focus on the American Presidency, Congress, and policymaking, hear fascinating stories and discussions that any America-loving listener 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! New episodes on the first two Mondays of each month!

Language:

English


Episodes

#139: Robert Morris (PA) - A 'One-man Treasurer' of the American Revolution

2/12/2024
When people think of money, they may think of Ben Franklin. But a different Founding Father from Pennsylvania supplied a lot of money that funded the American patriot cause. Learn how Robert Morris's rise and fall in American politics reflected the contentious nature of political life in the early years of the federal republic. Support the showNEW! Visit georgewashingtoninstitute.org for the one-stop shop of all things Friends & Fellow Citizens and George Washington Institute! JOIN as a Patreon supporter and receive a FREE Friends & Fellow Citizens mug at the $10 membership level or higher! SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates from Friends & Fellow Citizens! NOTE: All views expressed by the host are presented in his personal capacity and do not officially represent the views of any affiliated organizations. All views by guests are solely those of the interviewees and may or may not reflect the views of the host or Friends & Fellow Citizens.

Duration:00:36:02

#138 Part II: Raising the Profile of Comms on the Hill

2/5/2024
What is the future of comms on the Hill? In Part II, Sarah recounts her first-hand experience with Sherman as they were evacuated during the January 6th, 2021 Capitol attack. She also shares the mission and vision of her own PR firm 917 Strategies and the future of women working in comms in our nation's capital. And finally, why dogs are wonderful company! In case you missed it, listen to Part I HERE Check out Sarah's website! www.917strategies.com Follow Sarah on: Instagram: @sarahselip X: @sarahselip And follow her dog Lilly on Instagram too! Support the showNEW! Visit georgewashingtoninstitute.org for the one-stop shop of all things Friends & Fellow Citizens and George Washington Institute! JOIN as a Patreon supporter and receive a FREE Friends & Fellow Citizens mug at the $10 membership level or higher! SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates from Friends & Fellow Citizens! NOTE: All views expressed by the host are presented in his personal capacity and do not officially represent the views of any affiliated organizations. All views by guests are solely those of the interviewees and may or may not reflect the views of the host or Friends & Fellow Citizens.

Duration:00:47:11

#138 Part I: Raising the Profile of Comms on the Hill

2/5/2024
A Capitol Hill staffer once told me: "Comms [communications] IS policy." How do congressional communications influence policymaking? In this two-part episode, Sherman reconnects with Sarah Selip, whom he had the opportunity to learn from and work with during his internship with former Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) in early 2021. An emerging leader for women looking to serve in DC, Selip is the founder of 917 Strategies and a former congressional communications director who has an extensive background in conservative politics. Hear more about her past day in the life of working for Members of Congress and the opportunities and challenges of comms on the Hill! Listen to Part II HERE Check out Sarah's website! www.917strategies.com Follow Sarah on: Instagram: @sarahselip X: @sarahselip And follow Lilly on Instagram too! Support the showNEW! Visit georgewashingtoninstitute.org for the one-stop shop of all things Friends & Fellow Citizens and George Washington Institute! JOIN as a Patreon supporter and receive a FREE Friends & Fellow Citizens mug at the $10 membership level or higher! SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates from Friends & Fellow Citizens! NOTE: All views expressed by the host are presented in his personal capacity and do not officially represent the views of any affiliated organizations. All views by guests are solely those of the interviewees and may or may not reflect the views of the host or Friends & Fellow Citizens.

Duration:00:47:33

#137: The First U.S. Senator with an Abolitionist Platform

1/8/2024
How did the first U.S. Senator with an abolitionist platform speak on the Senate floor? Hear excerpts from New Hampshire Senator John P. Hale's speech in support of a DC emancipation bill in 1862 and learn more about his public service career and accomplishments (including an interesting fact about his daughter Lucy). Support the showNEW! Visit georgewashingtoninstitute.org for the one-stop shop of all things Friends & Fellow Citizens and George Washington Institute! JOIN as a Patreon supporter and receive a FREE Friends & Fellow Citizens mug at the $10 membership level or higher! SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates from Friends & Fellow Citizens! NOTE: All views expressed by the host are presented in his personal capacity and do not officially represent the views of any affiliated organizations. All views by guests are solely those of the interviewees and may or may not reflect the views of the host or Friends & Fellow Citizens.

Duration:00:41:23

#136: Promoting the General Consumer Welfare in the Modern Tech Age

1/1/2024
Happy 2024! Welcome to another year of Friends & Fellow Citizens! As technology rapidly develops, how can we develop and protect consumer welfare? Tirzah Duren, Technology Director of the American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research, discusses how issues like antitrust, data privacy, and AI will shape the policy debates in an age of polarization and rapid technological advancement. Learn more about ACI at theamericanconsumer.org! Learn more about Tirzah's work on technology policy! Support the showNEW! Visit georgewashingtoninstitute.org for the one-stop shop of all things Friends & Fellow Citizens and George Washington Institute! JOIN as a Patreon supporter and receive a FREE Friends & Fellow Citizens mug at the $10 membership level or higher! SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates from Friends & Fellow Citizens! NOTE: All views expressed by the host are presented in his personal capacity and do not officially represent the views of any affiliated organizations. All views by guests are solely those of the interviewees and may or may not reflect the views of the host or Friends & Fellow Citizens.

Duration:00:57:08

#135: Abraham Clark (NJ) - A "Radical Republican" Who Founded New Jersey's "True Policy"

12/11/2023
As revolutionary as the Signers were, few were as revolutionary as Abraham Clark. Hear how this Signer from New Jersey advocated for "true policy" in his home state and ideals for a diverse economy, accountable legislature, faith, and justice. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone! See you next year in 2024 with plenty more content to come! Music Credits: "Joy to the World" by DIXIDD (AudioJungle) Support the showNEW! Visit georgewashingtoninstitute.org for the one-stop shop of all things Friends & Fellow Citizens and George Washington Institute! JOIN as a Patreon supporter and receive a FREE Friends & Fellow Citizens mug at the $10 membership level or higher! SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates from Friends & Fellow Citizens! NOTE: All views expressed by the host are presented in his personal capacity and do not officially represent the views of any affiliated organizations. All views by guests are solely those of the interviewees and may or may not reflect the views of the host or Friends & Fellow Citizens.

Duration:00:38:13

#134: The Self-made Perseverance of an American General, President, and Hero

12/4/2023
Many people regard Ulysses S. Grant as a great Union General but lackluster President. But isn't there more to this American hero's story? Dr. Anne Marshall, Executive Director of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, shares more about the successes and imperfections of our 18th President and the mission and vision of this unique presidential library located at Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS. Learn more about the presidential library before your visit at usgrantlibrary.org! Support the showNEW! Visit georgewashingtoninstitute.org for the one-stop shop of all things Friends & Fellow Citizens and George Washington Institute! JOIN as a Patreon supporter and receive a FREE Friends & Fellow Citizens mug at the $10 membership level or higher! SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates from Friends & Fellow Citizens! NOTE: All views expressed by the host are presented in his personal capacity and do not officially represent the views of any affiliated organizations. All views by guests are solely those of the interviewees and may or may not reflect the views of the host or Friends & Fellow Citizens.

Duration:00:59:58

#133: The Whig Party's Strange Campaign in the 1836 Presidential Election

11/13/2023
The U.S. presidential election of 1836 was anything but normal, especially if one was a member of the Whig Party. Although the Whigs nearly prevailed, unity within the party was a disaster. Nearly 200 years later, can the 1836 election teach candidates now and the future about party unity and disunity? With under a year until the 2024 presidential election, learn about the Whigs' strange campaign strategy and Sherman's thoughts on candidacies. Support the showNEW! Visit georgewashingtoninstitute.org for the one-stop shop of all things Friends & Fellow Citizens and George Washington Institute! JOIN as a Patreon supporter and receive a FREE Friends & Fellow Citizens mug at the $10 membership level or higher! SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates from Friends & Fellow Citizens! NOTE: All views expressed by the host are presented in his personal capacity and do not officially represent the views of any affiliated organizations. All views by guests are solely those of the interviewees and may or may not reflect the views of the host or Friends & Fellow Citizens.

Duration:00:31:16

#132: Fears of the 'Central Kingdom' and their Impact on the International Order

11/6/2023
U.S.-China relations are at tense levels and will define the course of the international order for decades to come. But what are the historical episodes that have led us to this point? Do our leaders understand this complex history between China and rest of the world? Dr. Jeffrey Crean, a history professor and author, provides deeper insight into how the perceptions and fears of the 'Central Kingdom' have not only shaped China, but also other countries' understanding (and lack of it) that still affect foreign policy today. Check out Dr. Crean's book The Fear of Chinese Power: An International History to learn more about this fascinating and salient history! Support the showNEW! Visit georgewashingtoninstitute.org for the one-stop shop of all things Friends & Fellow Citizens and George Washington Institute! JOIN as a Patreon supporter and receive a FREE Friends & Fellow Citizens mug at the $10 membership level or higher! SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates from Friends & Fellow Citizens! NOTE: All views expressed by the host are presented in his personal capacity and do not officially represent the views of any affiliated organizations. All views by guests are solely those of the interviewees and may or may not reflect the views of the host or Friends & Fellow Citizens.

Duration:01:07:44

#131: John Hart (NJ) - The "Essentially Conservative" but "Heroically Liberal" Signer

10/9/2023
Known as "Honest John," John Hart was regarded for his authenticity and dedication to the patriotic cause. Learn how this farmer from New Jersey participated in public service for nearly 30 years and lessons to learn about this Signer from The Garden State! Support the showNEW! Visit georgewashingtoninstitute.org for the one-stop shop of all things Friends & Fellow Citizens and George Washington Institute! JOIN as a Patreon supporter and receive a FREE Friends & Fellow Citizens mug at the $10 membership level or higher! SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates from Friends & Fellow Citizens! NOTE: All views expressed by the host are presented in his personal capacity and do not officially represent the views of any affiliated organizations. All views by guests are solely those of the interviewees and may or may not reflect the views of the host or Friends & Fellow Citizens.

Duration:00:32:21

#130: Sowing Seeds of Sustainability in a Polarized Climate

10/2/2023
With so much division, misinformation, and fear-mongering on environmental issues, Americans have found it difficult to weather the contemporary political ecosystem. So what policy solutions are there that can make our natural and political environment sustainable? Stephen Perkins, former VP of Grassroots Strategy at the American Conservation Coalition (now Chief Operating Officer as of this episode's release), shares how bipartisan ideas can focus on the real issues facing our environment and unite people from different ideologies on a greener and more sustainable planet. Learn more about the ACC at acc.eco! Instagram: @acc_national X: @acc_national Support the showNEW! Visit georgewashingtoninstitute.org for the one-stop shop of all things Friends & Fellow Citizens and George Washington Institute! JOIN as a Patreon supporter and receive a FREE Friends & Fellow Citizens mug at the $10 membership level or higher! SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates from Friends & Fellow Citizens! NOTE: All views expressed by the host are presented in his personal capacity and do not officially represent the views of any affiliated organizations. All views by guests are solely those of the interviewees and may or may not reflect the views of the host or Friends & Fellow Citizens.

Duration:01:03:28

#129: Never Forgetting the American Heroism on 9/11

9/11/2023
As another year of Friends & Fellow Citizens passes, Sherman provides a recap of the interview episodes since September 2022. 22 years ago, America experienced a tragedy that would change the country and the world instantly. As yet another year passes since 9/11, Sherman offers some brief thoughts about the significance of America's yearly reflection on this unforgettable day. We will always honor the American first responders on September 11th who became historic heroes in our nation's history. Support the showNEW! Visit georgewashingtoninstitute.org for the one-stop shop of all things Friends & Fellow Citizens and George Washington Institute! JOIN as a Patreon supporter and receive a FREE Friends & Fellow Citizens mug at the $10 membership level or higher! SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates from Friends & Fellow Citizens! NOTE: All views expressed by the host are presented in his personal capacity and do not officially represent the views of any affiliated organizations. All views by guests are solely those of the interviewees and may or may not reflect the views of the host or Friends & Fellow Citizens.

Duration:00:21:12

#128: The Complex, Transnational Webs of Drug Addiction and Trafficking in the Americas

9/4/2023
The U.S. faces unprecedented drug addiction and trafficking crises that is intricately connected to law enforcement, foreign policy, and social factors. How extensive have these crises been regarding U.S. foreign policy in Latin America? Dr. Aileen Teague joins the program to share her views on the transnational drug trafficking and preview how complex the causes and solutions are to these ever-changing issues. Click here for Dr. Teague's Bush School faculty profile Support the showNEW! Visit georgewashingtoninstitute.org for the one-stop shop of all things Friends & Fellow Citizens and George Washington Institute! JOIN as a Patreon supporter and receive a FREE Friends & Fellow Citizens mug at the $10 membership level or higher! SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates from Friends & Fellow Citizens! NOTE: All views expressed by the host are presented in his personal capacity and do not officially represent the views of any affiliated organizations. All views by guests are solely those of the interviewees and may or may not reflect the views of the host or Friends & Fellow Citizens.

Duration:00:58:30

#127: Francis Hopkinson (NJ) - An Artist of America's Great Seal and National Flag

8/14/2023
When people think of the U.S. flag design, they often think of Betsy Ross...but not Francis Hopkinson. Hear how this Founder with artistic skills encountered a major bureaucratic obstacle in the young Congress and how his writing analogized the patriot cause of the American Revolution. Support the showNEW! Visit georgewashingtoninstitute.org for the one-stop shop of all things Friends & Fellow Citizens and George Washington Institute! JOIN as a Patreon supporter and receive a FREE Friends & Fellow Citizens mug at the $10 membership level or higher! SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates from Friends & Fellow Citizens! NOTE: All views expressed by the host are presented in his personal capacity and do not officially represent the views of any affiliated organizations. All views by guests are solely those of the interviewees and may or may not reflect the views of the host or Friends & Fellow Citizens.

Duration:00:36:05

#126 Part II: A Show about Podcasting - Insight and Lessons by Two Podcasters

8/7/2023
Listen to Part 1 HERE! What goes into the process of podcasting? After nearly three years since Friends & Fellow Citizens began, this special, two-part, two-way interview episode features Sherman and fellow podcaster Francisco Kilgore, who hosts his own program "Hello Sonoma!". Both provide deeper insight into the podcast production process, including tips on how to start and maintain your own podcast! Check out Francisco's podcast "Hello Sonoma!" Helpful podcast links to get started and/or learn more: Riverside - hgh quality audio and video recordingDescript - editing audio, text, and video all at onceCalendly –immensely useful scheduling toolAirtable - keeping track of your podcastBuzzsprout - podcast hosting platformPat Flynn Blog about Starting a PodcastSupport the showNEW! Visit georgewashingtoninstitute.org for the one-stop shop of all things Friends & Fellow Citizens and George Washington Institute! JOIN as a Patreon supporter and receive a FREE Friends & Fellow Citizens mug at the $10 membership level or higher! SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates from Friends & Fellow Citizens! NOTE: All views expressed by the host are presented in his personal capacity and do not officially represent the views of any affiliated organizations. All views by guests are solely those of the interviewees and may or may not reflect the views of the host or Friends & Fellow Citizens.

Duration:00:27:19

#126 Part I: A Show About Podcasting - Insight and Lessons by Two Podcasters

8/7/2023
What goes into the process of podcasting? After nearly three years since Friends & Fellow Citizens began, this special, two-part, two-way interview episode features Sherman and fellow podcaster Francisco Kilgore, who hosts his own program "Hello Sonoma!". Both provide deeper insight into the podcast production process, including tips on how to start and maintain your own podcast! Listen to Part 2 for more! Check out Francisco's podcast "Hello Sonoma!" Helpful podcast links to get started and/or learn more: Riverside - hgh quality audio and video recordingDescript - editing audio, text, and video all at onceCalendly –immensely useful scheduling toolAirtable - keeping track of your podcastBuzzsprout - podcast hosting platformPat Flynn Blog about Starting a PodcastSupport the showNEW! Visit georgewashingtoninstitute.org for the one-stop shop of all things Friends & Fellow Citizens and George Washington Institute! JOIN as a Patreon supporter and receive a FREE Friends & Fellow Citizens mug at the $10 membership level or higher! SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates from Friends & Fellow Citizens! NOTE: All views expressed by the host are presented in his personal capacity and do not officially represent the views of any affiliated organizations. All views by guests are solely those of the interviewees and may or may not reflect the views of the host or Friends & Fellow Citizens.

Duration:00:56:14

#125: Dismantling the Whisky Ring - How Benjamin Bristow Fought for Government Reform

7/10/2023
Discover the intriguing life and impactful legacy of Benjamin Bristow as this episode journeys through his career as a Union Army officer and major Republican Party reformer. Hear how his dedication to government reform and civil rights advocacy as a Kentucky state senator, US district attorney, first Solicitor General of the U.S., and Secretary of the Treasury. We also dive into the Whisky Ring scandal of 1874 that shook the Republican Party and how this massive scheme involved briberies from distilleries to IRS agents and millions stolen from the American people. Learn how Bristow took down this illegal operation and how the involvement of President Grant's personal secretary complicated the relationship between the Treasury Secretary and the 18th President. Finally, hear how Bristow may have helped Grant secure a more positive legacy despite the administration's numerous scandals. Check out this year's FreedomFest at freedomfest.com to learn more and support this event, and use promo code FELLOW50 for $50 off your ticket! Truly a fantastic experience for freedom-loving minds! Support the showNEW! Visit georgewashingtoninstitute.org for the one-stop shop of all things Friends & Fellow Citizens and George Washington Institute! JOIN as a Patreon supporter and receive a FREE Friends & Fellow Citizens mug at the $10 membership level or higher! SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates from Friends & Fellow Citizens! NOTE: All views expressed by the host are presented in his personal capacity and do not officially represent the views of any affiliated organizations. All views by guests are solely those of the interviewees and may or may not reflect the views of the host or Friends & Fellow Citizens.

Duration:00:33:40

#124: Helping Families Responsibly Navigate The Social Media Age

7/3/2023
In an age of social media, the challenge of promoting and maintaining trust online continues to grow and demand more solutions. So how can parents and educators contribute to minimize online threats and maximize accountability and personal responsibility? Brock Murphy, Co-Founder and President of Parent ProTech, discusses the challenges of social media accountability and regulation and how his platform can protect kids online. Learn more about Parent ProTech at parentprotech.com! Check out this year's FreedomFest at freedomfest.com to learn more and support this event, and use promo code FELLOW50 for $50 off your ticket! Truly a fantastic experience for freedom-loving minds! Support the showNEW! Visit georgewashingtoninstitute.org for the one-stop shop of all things Friends & Fellow Citizens and George Washington Institute! JOIN as a Patreon supporter and receive a FREE Friends & Fellow Citizens mug at the $10 membership level or higher! SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates from Friends & Fellow Citizens! NOTE: All views expressed by the host are presented in his personal capacity and do not officially represent the views of any affiliated organizations. All views by guests are solely those of the interviewees and may or may not reflect the views of the host or Friends & Fellow Citizens.

Duration:00:59:59

#123: John Witherspoon (NJ) - The Clergyman Who Taught Moral Philosophy

6/12/2023
What can we learn from the life and legacy of John Witherspoon, an influential figure in American history who left an indelible mark on the education system and the formation of our nation? In this Sacred Honor series episode, we also delve into Witherspoon's role as a delegate to the Second Continental Congress and the only clergyman to sign the document. Learn about the impact of this incredible leader on the growth of the College of New Jersey (now known as Princeton University) and how his teachings on natural law, separation of powers, and checks and balances inspired students like James Madison. Check out this year's FreedomFest at freedomfest.com to learn more and support this event, and use promo code FELLOW50 for $50 off your ticket! Truly a fantastic experience for freedom-loving minds! Support the showNEW! Visit georgewashingtoninstitute.org for the one-stop shop of all things Friends & Fellow Citizens and George Washington Institute! JOIN as a Patreon supporter and receive a FREE Friends & Fellow Citizens mug at the $10 membership level or higher! SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates from Friends & Fellow Citizens! NOTE: All views expressed by the host are presented in his personal capacity and do not officially represent the views of any affiliated organizations. All views by guests are solely those of the interviewees and may or may not reflect the views of the host or Friends & Fellow Citizens.

Duration:00:33:04

#122: A Gathering of Free Minds for Festive Fun at FreedomFest

6/5/2023
Despite numerous political differences, most people can agree on one thing: everyone wants freedom! So where can people convene and socialize about ideas for liberty? A professional dancer and Executive Director of FreedomFest, Valerie Durham shares what makes FreedomFest a unique annual event, insight into how it is put together, and some of the successes and challenges of our current political environment. Check out FreedomFest at freedomfest.com to learn more and support this event, and use promo code FELLOW50 for $50 off your ticket! Truly a fantastic experience for freedom-loving minds! Support the showNEW! Visit georgewashingtoninstitute.org for the one-stop shop of all things Friends & Fellow Citizens and George Washington Institute! JOIN as a Patreon supporter and receive a FREE Friends & Fellow Citizens mug at the $10 membership level or higher! SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates from Friends & Fellow Citizens! NOTE: All views expressed by the host are presented in his personal capacity and do not officially represent the views of any affiliated organizations. All views by guests are solely those of the interviewees and may or may not reflect the views of the host or Friends & Fellow Citizens.

Duration:01:15:17