Episodes

Jan. 17, 2022

Episode 74: Restoring the Law of the Sea with U.S. Marine Leadership

As the Indo-Pacific security threat landscape evolves, so does U.S. military strategy. But how should a military branch like the …

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Jan. 10, 2022

Episode 73: One Year After 1/6 - A Personal Reflection From a Former …

Earlier this week, many Americans reflected on the state of the country one year after the tragic 1/6 Capitol riots that left mul…

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Jan. 3, 2022

Episode 72: Answering the Call to Save Veterans' Lives

When our nation called, countless men and women of our armed forces dutifully responded with their sacrifices and livelihoods. To…

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Dec. 27, 2021

Episode 71: Elbridge Gerry - Bridging the Gap Between Strong Governme…

Few Founders have been more influential in promoting strong government and protection of civil liberties than Elbridge Gerry. Lea…

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Dec. 20, 2021

Episode 70: Winter Holiday Trivia Game Special

The winter holiday season is packed with many surprises, including some fun facts that truly make it the most wonderful time of t…

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Dec. 13, 2021

Episode 69: Holiday Fireside Chat of 2021

During the most trying times, what made Christmas and the winter holidays so special in America? Listen to stories and letters ab…

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Dec. 6, 2021

Episode 68: Lighting the Beacon of Our American "Maritime Nation"

What makes the U.S. a unique "Maritime Nation" and beacon of freedom and opportunity? In Part 2, Mr. Jon Kaskin and U.S. Navy Rea…

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Nov. 29, 2021

Episode 67: Robert Treat Paine - The "Objection Maker" Who Rejected T…

While John Adams is best known for representing British Capt. Thomas Preston and his soldiers at the Boston Massacre trial, a clo…

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Nov. 22, 2021

Episode 66: The Rough Seas of Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific

Since its founding, the U.S. has been a country built on a long maritime history. But in recent decades, to what extent have comp…

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Nov. 15, 2021

Episode 65: The Call of Duty at the Cowpens

In the wake of Veterans' Day, we honor those who served the nation with a unique episode about a little-known South Carolina-base…

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Nov. 8, 2021

Episode 64: Defending the American Dream From Mao's Cultural Revoluti…

What was life like for the people of China in the wake of the Cultural Revolution and the death of Mao Zedong? In this riveting e…

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Nov. 1, 2021

Episode 63: John Adams - The Astute Lawyer with Thoughts on Government

How did a prominent lawyer in the aftermath of the Boston Massacre become one of the leading minds of the American Revolution? Fi…

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Oct. 25, 2021

Episode 62: Reflective Patriotism Through Civic Strength in Education

Civics education is truly a critical piece of participation in democracy. But many argue that civics has taken a back seat, and t…

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Oct. 18, 2021

Episode 61: A Forgotten Westminster Ally during the American Revoluti…

During the American Revolution, there were some unlikely friends in Great Britain who sided with the colonies. Find out how one l…

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Oct. 11, 2021

Episode 60: Expanding Personalized, Quality Education through Mentors…

In this ever-changing environment for American schools, what are the root causes for the education struggles facing inner city st…

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Oct. 4, 2021

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

While now commonly known for the beer company namesake, Samuel Adams is one of the most vocal American revolutionaries in U.S. hi…

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Sept. 27, 2021

Episode 58: Cultivating Next Generations of Public Servants in Americ…

From the steps of the U.S. Capitol to the plains of Nebraska, one can find hundreds of thousands of FFA students across the natio…

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Sept. 20, 2021

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

With approximately 12,000 proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution, there are bound to be some constitutional long shots that…

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Sept. 13, 2021

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

America has been a nation that strives to push the frontiers of innovation and discovery. What is the 21st century vision for Ame…

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Sept. 6, 2021

Episode 55: Brig. Gen. William Whipple - A Merchant Supporting a Glor…

William Whipple was a New Hampshire native who imagined himself as a longtime, successful merchant. But things certainly took a d…

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Aug. 30, 2021

Episode 54: Our 1-Year Anniversary Celebration!

It has been a wonderful first year of the Friends & Fellow Citizens podcast! The unwavering support from family, friends, Patreon…

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Aug. 23, 2021

Episode 53: The China Blunder of President Tyler

In 1845, President John Tyler ratified the first U.S. treaty with China: the Treaty of Wanghia. Almost 180 years later, this litt…

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Aug. 16, 2021

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

Within the American federalism system, public service cannot be solely concentrated in Washington, DC. It is the public service b…

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Aug. 9, 2021

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

When people hear "Josiah Bartlett," they may think of the U.S. President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet from the popular TV show The West W…

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