90 episodes

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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    • 4.9 • 89 Ratings

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.

    Jimmy Soni: The Influential Founders of PayPal

    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
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    • 51 min
    Dan Pfeiffer: Battling the Big Lie

    Dan Pfeiffer: Battling the Big Lie

    Dan Pfeiffer served as Communications Director and Senior Advisor in the Obama Administration, and now co-hosts Pod Save America, a podcast that helps listeners make a difference. His new book, Battling The Big Lie, describes how we nearly lost our democracy in 2020, and how the fight to preserve it continues. 

    You can find Dan on Twitter at @danpfeiffer, and on Instagram at @pfeiffer3342
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    • 48 min
    David Gergen: Passing the Torch to Gen-Z

    David Gergen: Passing the Torch to Gen-Z

    David Gergen served in senior roles for four Presidents: Nixon, Ford, H.W. Bush, and Clinton. He’s since become an award winning journalist, author, and Harvard Professor.

    His new book, Hearts Touched with Fire, discusses how we must pass the torch to the younger generations.
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    • 50 min
    Lecia Michelle: The White Allies Handbook

    Lecia Michelle: The White Allies Handbook

    Lecia Michelle is an author and anti-racist educator. Her new book, The White Allies Handbook, provides readers with the tools to get off the sidelines and onto the frontlines of the fight against racism. 

    The White Allies Handbook is currently available for pre-order, and will be released on July 26th.

    You can find Lecia on Twitter @LeciaMichelle11
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    • 43 min
    Steve Pierson: How We Win

    Steve Pierson: How We Win

    Steve Pierson is an activist and organizer who has trained thousands of canvassing volunteers. He also co-hosts the podcast How We Win, where he interviews fellow activists, politicians, and insiders about what is happening on the front lines.

    You can find Steve on Instagram and Twitter @BluesBoySteve.
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    • 43 min
    The Repercussions of Transphobic Legislation

    The Repercussions of Transphobic Legislation

    Heather (we aren’t using her last name) is a mother of two living in Alabama, a state that recently passed an anti-trans bill, SB184, that makes it a felony for her to seek the medical care her son needs. 

    Heather discusses her family’s journey, her son, the recent wave of transphobia, and the repercussions of this bill. 

    Please consider donating to Heather’s gofundme, which will allow her to relocate her family to a state where her son will be safe. They are very close to reaching their goal.
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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

TheMonarchsofYourHeart ,

Great Podcast

I listen to every episode. Ken does a great job of exposing his audience to often overlooked or understated problems in our democracy.

podcastsforever ,

Learn something, feel something every time

Ken does a great job digging into both the intellectual and emotional heart of issues. You won’t be disappointed if you are looking for a fresh and authentic take on current affairs and politics.

katiemh23 ,

a must-listen

every episode is unpredictable in the best way possible, with one-of-a-kind stories from incredible guests and a skillfully engaging host; add listening to this podcast to the top of your to-do list—you won’t regret it!

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