I hope so.
As we come to the end of our third season (1 more episode to go!) I want to thank all of you for your support of The Way of Improvement Leads Home Podcast. I hope you enjoy Episode 23: Giving in America. It dropped last weekend. Our guest is Amanda Moniz, the David M. Rubenstein Curator of Philanthropy at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
And speaking of giving, we can use your support. We are already doing some planning for Season 4 (Fall 2017) and we hope you will become a partner in our work by donating at our Patreon page.
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If you are new to the podcast, we want to encourage you to use the summer to get caught up on the last three seasons. We have had some great guests over the course of the last 18 months, including:
Jim Grossman: Executive Director of the American Historical Association
Daniel K. Williams: historian and author of Defenders of the Unborn: The Pro-Life Movement Before Roe v. Wade
Yoni Appelbaum: Washington Bureau Chief at The Atlantic
Sam Wineburg: author of Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts.
Tim Grove: Director of Education at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum
Nate DiMeo: Podcaster at “The Memory Palace”
Paul Lukas: ESPN’s historic uniform expert
Annette Gordon-Reed: Pulitzer Prize-winner and author of The Most Blessed of Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination
Peter Onuf: historian and author of The Most Blessed of Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination
Marc Dolan: author of Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock n Roll.
Steve Edenbo: nationally acclaimed Thomas Jefferson impersonator
Ann Little: historian and author of The Many Captivities of Eshter Wheelwright
Rebecca Onion: historian and proprietor at the Slate.com blog “The Vault”
Sarah McCammon: National Public Radio political reporter
Amy Bass: author and Emmy-award winning sports historian
Jonathan Fetter Vorm: graphic artists and illustrator of Battle Lines: A Graphic History of the Civil War
Manisha Sinha: historian and award-winning author of The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition.
Douglas Bradburn: founding director of the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon
Bruce Berglund: historian and author of Castle and Cathedral in Modern Prague: Longing for the Sacred in a Skeptical Age
Martin Doblmeier: filmmaker and producer of the documentary An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story
Adrian Burgos Jr: historian and editor-in-chief at La Vida Baseball
Scott Hartley: venture capitalist and author of The Fuzzy and the Techie: Why the Liberal Arts Will Rule the World
Nancy Tomes,:Bancroft Prize-winning historian and author of Remaking the American Patient: How Madison Avenue and Modern Medicine Turned Patients into Consumers
Thanks for considering a contribution to The Way of Improvement Leads Home Podcast. Our society always needs good American history, but we need it even more in times of great social and political change!