Interview Episodes

March 15, 2021

Episode 30: Beyond Cyberspace - The Future of Women in Cyber

Cyber has evolved with technological advancements, but the workforce behind cyber may be evolving too. Bush School student and cyber expert Amanda Custer shares with us the major cyber issues facing America and the prospects ...

Episode page
March 1, 2021

Episode 28: The COVID-19 Impact on European Healthcare Systems

Pat Yaro, one of the first guests on "Friends & Fellow Citizens," joins us again as he shares insights into the effects of COVID-19 on some of Europe's major countries and their health care systems. Click here for Pat and …

Episode page
Feb. 15, 2021

Episode 26: The First Presidents' Day Special

For the first President's Day episode, we are celebrating George Washington's Birthday and the office of the President of the United States. Sherman and returning guest Denzel Johnson share their top 5 favorite American presi...

Episode page
Feb. 1, 2021

Episode 24: Public Transit's Rough Ride During the Pandemic

In our first returning guest episode, Christian Piñeiro shares with us more about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected public transit during these unusual times. Check out our episode from September 2020 here ! Support the ...

Episode page
Jan. 18, 2021

Episode 22: The Second Q&A

From the current mood of Washington, DC to cyber education in remote communities, this second Q&A answers some more questions from the "Friends & Fellow Citizens" community! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/friendsfe...

Episode page
Jan. 4, 2021

Episode 20: The First Q&A

To begin the New Year, I answer some of your questions from the Friends & Fellow Citizens community in this first ever Q&A episode, with plenty more planned in the future! Thank you to those who submitted the fantastic questi...

Episode page
Dec. 21, 2020

Episode 18: Special 2020 Holiday Fireside Chat

Amid a challenging year, we will be spending the next few episodes dedicated to the holidays and New Year. Perhaps more so than ever, we cherish the shared love in our families as we look forward to a new year. …

Episode page
Dec. 7, 2020

Episode 16: Glimpses of the Hermit Kingdom with Ben Zimmer

With so limited information about North Korea, why are the issues surrounding the Hermit Kingdom important for the future of regional security in Asia and the fight against totalitarianism? We invite a former guest Ben Zimmer...

Episode page
Nov. 23, 2020

Episode 14: The Space Force Association: A Launch Pad for Space Polic…

This week, Sherman hosts Nick Cartwright and Eric Sundby from the Space Force Association (SFA) to share more about the U.S. military's newest branch, the United States Space Force. They also discuss SFA's priorities that wil...

Episode page
Nov. 9, 2020

Episode 12: The Call to Civility with Author and Truman Scholar Ed Wy…

Ed Wynn, a Truman Scholar and author of the 2020 book We the People: Restoring Civility, Sanity, and Unifying Solutions to U.S. Politics , converses with us about fundamental ways America can have more civility in its politic...

Episode page
Oct. 26, 2020

Episode 10 Part 1: Exploring Chinese Grand Strategy in the 21st Centu…

In this two-part episode, Dr. William Norris, an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University's Bush School of Government and Public Service and head of its Chinese studies concentration, shares an overview of the historical a...

Episode page
Oct. 26, 2020

Episode 10 Part 2: Exploring Chinese Grand Strategy in the 21st Centu…

In this two-part episode, Dr. William Norris, an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University's Bush School of Government and Public Service and head of its Chinese studies concentration, shares an overview of the historical a...

Episode page
Oct. 19, 2020

Episode 8 Part 2: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Ame…

In Part 2 of this special episode, Sherman's special guest is Miss Arizona 2019 Jacqueline Thomas, who shares about her experience as Miss Arizona 2019, her women empowerment advocacy, and more! Follow Jacqueline on Instagra...

Episode page
Oct. 12, 2020

Episode 8 Part 1: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Ame…

100 years ago, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution became a major victory for women's suffrage and allowed countless women to participate in American democracy at last. In the first part of this special episode, Sherm...

Episode page
Sept. 28, 2020

Episode 6: America on the Move! - A Legacy of American Transportation…

Transportation enthusiast Christian Piñeiro joins us to talk about the history of American transportation, its challenges, and how the United States could be the pioneer of transportation systems again. Support the show (http...

Episode page