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The George and Barbara Bush Foundation is proud to announce All the Best, a brand new weekly podcast hosted by grandson, Sam LeBlond. All the Best features interviews with George H. W. and Barbara Bush’s family, friends, former colleagues and fellow Points of Light with a special emphasis on service to others.

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The George and Barbara Bush Foundation is proud to announce All the Best, a brand new weekly podcast hosted by grandson, Sam LeBlond. All the Best features interviews with George H. W. and Barbara Bush’s family, friends, former colleagues and fellow Points of Light with a special emphasis on service to others.

    78. Serving Honorably

    78. Serving Honorably

    In this episode of "All the Best," Sam LeBlond talks with Ohio Senator Rob Portman to discuss how George H. W. Bush served as Senator Portman's mentor early in his career. They also discuss the importance of service, the president as a friend, and how Senator Portman added to Bush 41's lasting legacy. To read the full transcript of this episode visit https://www.georgeandbarbarabush.org/podcast-transcript/.

    77. Service To Country

    77. Service To Country

    In this episode of "All the Best," Sam LeBlond is joined by former Kansas Senator Bob Dole. Listen as they discuss how Dole and George H. W. Bush transformed a political rivalry into a friendship, legislation that they crafted together, the importance of service, and his poignant final goodbye to his longtime friend. To read the full transcript of this episode visit https://www.georgeandbarbarabush.org/podcast-transcript/.

    76. Live, Love, Serve

    76. Live, Love, Serve

    In a special family episode of "All the Best," Sam LeBlond talks to his cousin and George W. Bush's daughter (and granddaughter of George H.W. Bush) Barbara Bush. Listen as the cousins discuss Barbara's passionate drive to give back, the bestselling book that she wrote with her sister Jenna Bush Hager, the legacy of sharing her name with her grandmother, and reflections on the third anniversary of the passing of their grandparents. To read the full transcript of this episode visit https://www.georgeandbarbarabush.org/podcast-transcript/.

    75. When the Cameras Were Off

    75. When the Cameras Were Off

    In this episode of "All the Best," Sam LeBlond is joined by former U.S. Senator from Wyoming Alan Simpson, and his wife, champion of the arts, Ann Simpson. In an intimate conversation, the Simpsons remember how they came to meet George and Barbara Bush and forge a lifelong friendship, what they were like outside of the public eye, and the importance good humor played in their relationships. Plus, the Simpsons share the secret to their long and happy marriage. To read the full transcript of this episode visit https://www.georgeandbarbarabush.org/podcast-transcript/.

    74. Telling Their Stories

    74. Telling Their Stories

    In this episode of "All the Best," host Sam LeBlond chats with New York Times Bestselling Author Brad Meltzer about his longtime friendship with George H. W. and Barbara Bush...that actually began when the president wrote him a fan letter. Sam and Brad also talk about the importance of literacy, the unlikely comedic duo he formed with Barbara Bush, and his touching last moments with George HW Bush. To read the full transcript of this episode visit https://www.georgeandbarbarabush.org/podcast-transcript/.

    73. Standing Where Duty Requires

    73. Standing Where Duty Requires

    On this episode of “All the Best,” Sam LeBlond speaks with former Marine and veterans advocate Cole Lyle. Listen as the two discuss how Lyle battled PTSD and how taking in a service dog has helped him. After taking in his service dog Kaya, Lyle was inspired to propose congressional legislation in the form of the PAWS Act to benefit other veterans. Lyle also talked about his time at Texas A&M University, his love of the Bush library, and meeting George H. W. Bush. To read the full transcript of this episode visit https://www.georgeandbarbarabush.org/podcast-transcript/.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
295 Ratings

295 Ratings

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Great podcast

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Great podcast! Can’t wait until Wednesday’s when they are released! Sam is amazing.

Freddie bag of donuts ,

So sad your legacy

Your son W just called me a racist for backing the Constitution.

A thousand points of light is a communist reference from the early 1900s.

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