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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 99: Matthew Thornton - A Surgeon Who Put Patience Into Practice

7/11/2022
How can a delegate of the Second Continental Congress sign the document without being present at the August 2nd signing? Despite signing the document in late 1776, Dr. Matthew Thornton was elected after the Declaration of Independence was signed and demonstrated the value of placing one's self on the record for supporting a noble cause. This episode also reflects on the Sacred Honor Series one year after the release of the inaugural episode featuring John Hancock. SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail...

Duration:00:27:00

Episode 98: Unearthing Civics Connections Outside the History Classroom

7/4/2022
History is often taught in the classroom, but perhaps the real history is outside for students to learn and put into action. Paul LaRue, a retired history teacher, currently serves on Ohio's State Board of Education and is dedicated to helping students make those critical connections with history and civics out in the field. He provides some fascinating insight and experiences from his teaching career and offers ways for young people to get involved in the discovery of history and civics. On...

Duration:01:03:27

Episode 97: Why a Governor Bucked His Own Party and Ambitions for National Unity

6/27/2022
"Robert J. Walker" may not ring a bell for most Americans today, but a highly undemocratic "constitution" for the Kansas Territory struck a chord with a once-promising politician in the Democratic Party. Although a pro-slavery advocate, Walker was arguably a precursor to the Democratic party's Civil War schisms and an early supporter of the Union before Lincoln was even elected. Learn why this prominent Democrat wrote a defiant resignation letter to then-Secretary of State Lewis Cass and...

Duration:00:34:04

Episode 96: Building a Matter-of-fact Grounding for Constructive Debate

6/20/2022
In this day and age of convoluted politics, news, and technology, perhaps we can relate to Sergeant Joe Friday from the TV show Dragnet. If he had to sift through the overwhelming information on the Internet, he too might say:"Give us the facts, ma'am." So how can a functional democracy improve the accessibility of useful information for the American people? Poppy MacDonald is President of USAFacts, a civic organization founded by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and dedicated to the...

Duration:00:58:58

Episode 95: Oliver Wolcott - The Modest Mediator and Militia Leader

6/13/2022
While many Signers had extensive oratory experience, some were modest in character and adept in militias. Oliver Wolcott, the final Signer from Connecticut, demonstrates the value of maximizing one's strengths for civic good and the significance of taking specific, meaningful action for the American independence cause. SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates from Friends & Fellow Citizens! Support the show

Duration:00:29:18

Episode 94: How Ascents and Descents of the Supreme Court Shaped America

6/6/2022
The U.S. Supreme Court started with just a few cases and lackluster careers, but a political and judicial genius John Marshall was determined to change that forever. Amid countless episodes of political turmoil in American history, to what extent has the U.S. Supreme Court retained its original roots and adapted to the ever-changing times? Dr. Elizabeth Lane, Asst. Professor of Political Science at LSU, shares major stories and episodes of the Supreme Court that helped define the trajectory...

Duration:01:08:21

Episode 93: The Bright and Glorious Character of General McPherson

5/30/2022
Almost any DC straphanger knows the Metro stop called "McPherson Square, " but who is the namesake of this public park and busy subway station? In honor of Memorial Day, learn more about the emotional legacy that Union Major General James B. McPherson left to his West Point classmates and superiors on both sides of the bitterly divided country. SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates from Friends & Fellow Citizens! Support the show

Duration:00:17:57

Episode 92: Finding the News Industry's Footing in an Increasingly Digital World

5/23/2022
As technology continues to modernize in record time, public trust in media has yet to thrive in the modern era. What sort of models or ideas can improve credibility in information dissemination? Leigh Munsil, Editor-in-chief of the San Antonio Report and former Politico journalist, shares her thoughts on how local journalism has grown in the ever-growing San Antonio metro area and what readers and journalists can do to form closer connections after the COVID-19 pandemic. Become an...

Duration:01:00:56

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