Friends & Fellow Citizens

Friends & Fellow Citizens

Experience President George Washington’s six pillars of Patriotism, Civility, Faith, Education, National Unity, and Fiscal Responsibility in this brand-new podcast!

Hear fascinating talks and stories about civics, culture, history and politics that any America-loving listener around the world can enjoy!

With over 40 hours of content, this non-partisan podcast is a remarkable mix of solo shows, interviews and special guests that gives you a great boost of freedom!

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Episode 61: A Forgotten Westminster Ally during the American Revolution

Oct. 18, 2021

During the American Revolution, there were some unlikely friends in Great Britain who sided with the colonies. Find out how one largely unknown Member of Parliament found courage to oppose the policies of George III and his …


Episode 60: Expanding Personalized, Quality Education through Mentorship

Oct. 11, 2021

In this ever-changing environment for American schools, what are the root causes for the education struggles facing inner city students? Via Kentner talks to us about her experiences in mentorship and how good policies and i…

Sacred Honor Series

Episode 59: Samuel Adams - An American Brew of Oratory and Republicanism

Oct. 4, 2021

While now commonly known for the beer company namesake, Samuel Adams is one of the most vocal American revolutionaries in U.S. history. But his methods of influencing the Patriot cause may surprise many. Regardless of his va…


Episode 58: Cultivating Next Generations of Public Servants in American Agriculture

Sept. 27, 2021

From the steps of the U.S. Capitol to the plains of Nebraska, one can find hundreds of thousands of FFA students across the nation engaging in academic and practical agricultural education. How does this unique American inst…


Episode 57: "Long Shot" Amendment Propositions to the U.S. Constitution

Sept. 20, 2021

With approximately 12,000 proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution, there are bound to be some constitutional long shots that never made it to the final document but have made it to this week's episode. In the wake of Co…


Episode 56: America's Guardians Beyond the Frontiers of Space

Sept. 13, 2021

America has been a nation that strives to push the frontiers of innovation and discovery. What is the 21st century vision for American leadership by the U.S. Space Force? An historian, author, and Associate Professor, Dr. Br…

Solo Sacred Honor Series

Episode 55: Brig. Gen. William Whipple - A Merchant Supporting a Glorious Cause

Sept. 6, 2021

William Whipple was a New Hampshire native who imagined himself as a longtime, successful merchant. But things certainly took a different turn. What did this successful merchant do to help defeat a top British general's inva…

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Episode 54: Our 1-Year Anniversary Celebration!

Aug. 30, 2021

It has been a wonderful first year of the Friends & Fellow Citizens podcast! The unwavering support from family, friends, Patreon supporters, listeners, and guests is truly remarkable. This week, we are reflecting on the pas…


Episode 53: The China Blunder of President Tyler

Aug. 23, 2021

In 1845, President John Tyler ratified the first U.S. treaty with China: the Treaty of Wanghia. Almost 180 years later, this little-known treaty is a tough lesson on how China views the U.S. and why the CCP willingly takes a…


Episode 52: Instilling Youth Engagement in Civics Across the Sunshine State

Aug. 16, 2021

Within the American federalism system, public service cannot be solely concentrated in Washington, DC. It is the public service bond among locals that can bring people together at times of political division. This week, McKe…

Solo Sacred Honor Series

Episode 51: Dr. Josiah Bartlett - A Founder and Ancestor of The West Wing

Aug. 9, 2021

When people hear "Josiah Bartlett," they may think of the U.S. President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet from the popular TV show The West Wing . But what about the ancestor of this fictitious but impressive U.S. President? In the seco…


Episode 50: Guiding Forces of Kindness on Social Media

Aug. 2, 2021

Social media has undoubtedly changed the way people interact. Amid debates about its usage and effects on the cultural fabric of our nation, proper education about social media is a top priority. Social media influencer Bri…


Episode 49: How Jacobson v. Massachusetts Upheld Representative Democracy

July 26, 2021

This week, we learn how the little-known case, Jacobson v. Massachusetts, can provide lessons and insight on the importance of upholding representative democracy and balancing public safety and civil liberties. Support the s…


Episode 48: On the Air with Women in Law and Community Service

July 19, 2021

In 2001, the comedy film Legally Blonde starring Reese Witherspoon made its debut in American theaters and became a major hit in the U.S. and across the world. 20 years later, the movie's cultural legacy still lives on as mo…

Solo Sacred Honor Series

Episode 47: John Hancock - The First Signature of Independence

July 12, 2021

Welcome to the first episode of the Sacred Honor Series! To begin this new series, we learn about how this signer went from wealthy businessman to the presiding officer during the adoption and signing of the Declaration of I…

About the Host

Sherman Tylawsky

Sherman is the CEO of The George Washington Institute, host of the Friends & Fellow Citizens Podcast, an aspiring statesman, and George Washington enthusiast. He has received a master’s degree in international affairs from Texas A&M University and graduated from King’s College London with a bachelor’s degree in politics. He began his first podcast "Friends & Fellow Citizens" to bring the wisdom and significance of the Founding Fathers back to contemporary American life.

Fun Facts about Sherman:
1. Named after the Founding Father Roger Sherman and Union General William Tecumseh Sherman
2. Student of Classical Latin and fluent in Mandarin
3. Washington DC Trivia aficionado
4. Seinfeld, 30 Rock, Pizza, Baseball, Aggie football, Ice Cream and America are signs that heaven exists…