When Failure is Not an Option

Host, Ken Harbaugh, interviews political leaders, influencers, and other history makers about the choices we confront when failure is not an option. Choices like Alexander the Great made when he landed his troops on the shores of Persia and ordered his men to burn their boats.

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Burn the Boats is a podcast about big decisions, those we face when failure is not an option. Decisions like Alexander the Great made when he landed his troops on the shores of Persia and ordered his men to burn their boats. Listen as Ken Harbaugh interviews political leaders, influencers, and other history makers about the tough choices they've made, starting with columnist Michael Gerson on November 20.

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Voting Rights and the 2020 Election w/ Esosa Osa and Sylvia Albert

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Just days before the 2020 election, Ken passes the mic to guest host Esosa Osa, Research and Policy Director for Fair Fight Action. Esosa interviews Sylvia Albert from Common Cause about voting rights and next week's election.
Listen to Voting Rights and the 2020 Election w/ Esosa Osa and Sylvia Albert

MJ Hegar: Campaign Like a Girl

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MJ Hegar, Democratic candidate for Senate in Texas, talks about her campaign, what drove her to run in the first place, and the prejudiced responses she sometimes gets to the Purple Heart on her license plate.
Listen to MJ Hegar: Campaign Like a Girl

Rep. Tim Ryan: Politics and Mindfulness

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Rep. Tim Ryan talks politics - Trump, Ohio, and Tim’s current reelection campaign. He also talks about something he wishes all politicians would practice: mindfulness.
Listen to Rep. Tim Ryan: Politics and Mindfulness

Rep. Cheri Bustos: Legislating by Listening

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Representative Cheri Bustos, congresswoman from Illinois and chair of the DCCC, talks about the values that women bring to leadership and about winning as a Democrat in a district that also voted for Trump.
Listen to Rep. Cheri Bustos: Legislating by Listening

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