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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify

Evergreen Podcasts Earns First-Ever Ambie Nomination for 'Burn The Boats'

Press Release
prnewswire.com

Latest Episode

Jimmy Soni: The Influential Founders of PayPal

Jimmy Soni is an author and journalist who was named among Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 in media. His new book, The Founders, takes a look at how PayPal was a launching pad for some of the world's most impactful tech entrepreneurs. These entrepreneurs, including Elon Musk, went on to create SpaceX, Youtube, Yelp, and many other influential companies.

You can find him on Twitter and Instagram @jimmyasoni

Recent Episodes

View All

Dan Pfeiffer: Battling the Big Lie

Burn the Boats | S:1 E:79
Dan Pfeiffer, Co-Host of Pod Save America, discusses his new book and the messaging of the Democratic Party....
Listen to Dan Pfeiffer: Battling the Big Lie

David Gergen: Passing the Torch to Gen-Z

Burn the Boats | S:1 E:78
Former Presidential Advisor David Gergen discusses leadership, passing the torch to younger generations, and his new book, Hearts Touched with Fir...
Listen to David Gergen: Passing the Torch to Gen-Z

Lecia Michelle: The White Allies Handbook

Burn the Boats | S:1 E:77
Lecia talks about her new book, The White Allies Handbook, and how white people must use their voices to actively dismantle racism....
Listen to Lecia Michelle: The White Allies Handbook

Steve Pierson: How We Win

Burn the Boats | S:1 E:76
Activist and organizer Steve Pierson discusses the 2022 Midterms, and the obstacles, and opportunities, facing the Democratic Party....
Listen to Steve Pierson: How We Win

More about the name of the show...

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.

Source article


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.