Burn the Boats

Intimate Conversations with America’s Change-Makers

Burn the Boats is an award-winning podcast featuring intimate conversations with change-makers from every walk of life. Host Ken Harbaugh interviews politicians, authors, activists, and others about the most important issues of our time.

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David Masciotra: The Environment for Radicalization

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Author & journalist David Masciotra explains how isolation within rural communities has provided the perfect environment for extremism to grow....
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D-Day Special with David Bellavia

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David Bellavia and Ken Harbaugh reflect on the 80th anniversary of the allied landings....
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Understanding Trump’s Verdict: Ron Filipkowski

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Former prosecutor Ron Filipkowski breaks down Trump’s guilty verdict, and explains what this could mean for the 2024 election....
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Federico Finchelstein: Trump is a Fascist

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Federico, an expert on Fascism, dissects the current prevalence of fascist movements across the globe, and explains how Trump now fits the definit...
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Award-winning host Ken Harbaugh interviews politicians, authors, activists, and other change-makers about the most important issues we face today.

The title for this podcast, Burn The Boats, is inspired by an order given by Alexander the Great to his Navy in 332 BC. Upon landing his forces on the shores of Persia, he told his commanders to “Burn the boats.” The message was clear. Alexander’s Army would either win by advancing, or die on the beaches. There would be no turning back.

America today is at a crossroads. What will define us, in the crises we currently face and for generations to come, are the choices we make when failure is not an option.

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The Team

Ken Harbaugh

The Host
A former US Navy Pilot & past president of Team Rubicon Global; served as a commentator for NPR; a host on Crooked Media; & a contributor to The NY Times & The Atlantic.

Declan Rohrs

Producer
Declan (He/Him) was born and raised in Lakewood, Ohio. At Evergreen, he has assumed various roles, including Producer, Editor, and Email-Signature Guru.

Sean Rule-Hoffman

Engineer
Sean hails from Orange Village, OH. He earned a degree in Music Technology with a minor in Electronic Media and Film from Capital University in Columbus, OH.