Episodes

Oct. 3, 2022

Episode 106: The Final Struggle Across the Taiwan Strait

Once an economically-deprived police state as recently as 1987, Taiwan has become one of the most significant economic wonders in…

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Sept. 12, 2022

Episode 105: The 2-Year Anniversary and Our Tribute to Queen Elizabet…

More than 2 years ago, Friends & Fellow Citizens made its debut on the podcast airwaves. Hear some of the interview episode highl…

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Sept. 5, 2022

Episode 104 Part 2: The Noble Mission to Catch a Spy

Click HERE for Part 1! With the contemporary rise of China as an intelligence threat, the global espionage landscape has become m…

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Sept. 5, 2022

Episode 104 Part 1: The Noble Mission to Catch a Spy

Throughout the Cold War, a war of espionage raged between the U.S. and Soviet Union. While espionage may not always be like James…

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Aug. 8, 2022

Episode 103: William Floyd - A Good Man Who "Never Quit His Chair"

While many of the Signers were experienced orators, some chose to be more reserved while still completing the work of the Contine…

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Aug. 1, 2022

Episode 102: Restoring Power to Parents for Our Children's Education

In recent years, we have been hearing much about schools closed during the pandemic. But school closures are far from the only po…

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July 25, 2022

Episode 101: How American Infrastructure Can Become Fountains of Publ…

Former New York Governor DeWitt Clinton once considered the Erie Canal a "fountain of public good and national abundance." Amid c…

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July 18, 2022

Episode 100: A Milestone to Celebrate

Almost two years since the first episode of Friends & Fellow Citizens, we have finally made it to our 100th episode! This is trul…

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July 11, 2022

Episode 99: Matthew Thornton - A Surgeon Who Put Patience Into Practi…

How can a delegate of the Second Continental Congress sign the document without being present at the August 2nd signing? Despite …

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July 4, 2022

Episode 98: Unearthing Civics Connections Outside the History Classro…

History is often taught in the classroom, but perhaps the real history is outside for students to learn and put into action. Paul…

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June 27, 2022

Episode 97: Why a Governor Bucked His Own Party and Ambitions for Nat…

"Robert J. Walker" may not ring a bell for most Americans today, but a highly undemocratic "constitution" for the Kansas Territor…

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June 20, 2022

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

In this day and age of convoluted politics, news, and technology, perhaps we can relate to Sergeant Joe Friday from the TV show D…

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June 13, 2022

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

While many Signers had extensive oratory experience, some were modest in character and adept in militias. Oliver Wolcott, the fin…

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June 6, 2022

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

The U.S. Supreme Court started with just a few cases and lackluster careers, but a political and judicial genius John Marshall wa…

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May 30, 2022

Episode 93: The Bright and Glorious Character of General McPherson

Almost any DC straphanger knows the Metro stop called "McPherson Square, " but who is the namesake of this public park and busy s…

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May 23, 2022

Episode 92: Finding the News Industry's Footing in an Increasingly Di…

As technology continues to modernize in record time, public trust in media has yet to thrive in the modern era. What sort of mode…

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May 16, 2022

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

William Williams may not have the most original name, but his creative ways to support the Patriot cause was evident in his servi…

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May 9, 2022

Episode 90: Making American Politics More Local and Civil

Former House Speaker Tip O'Neill is often credited with the phrase "all politics is local," and it may be more relevant to this d…

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May 2, 2022

Episode 89: How Much is Truly a Trillion Dollars?

Over the past two years of COVID-19 relief-related spending packages, we have probably heard the word "trillion" more often than …

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April 25, 2022

Episode 88: Jumping Into the Arena of Ballot Boxing

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…

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April 18, 2022

Episode 87: Samuel Huntington - The Calm Mediator Who Became Presiden…

With a calm and cordial nature, Samuel Huntington may have served as a "first President of the United States." Learn how this ear…

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April 11, 2022

Episode 86: Mitigating the CCP's Dissonant Discourse Power

The global standing of the U.S. is evolving as adversarial nations create new ways to fight with information warfare and discours…

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April 4, 2022

Episode 85: Returning Intellectual Curiosity to Our Schools

Sometimes, a random selection in a historical newspaper can turn into a podcast episode. While researching more about Horace Mann…

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March 28, 2022

Episode 84: Reimagining Financial Incentives in Broadcast News

Amid mass polarization and politicization, the fabric of American civics has been shaped and eroded by the mainstream news indust…

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