30 episodes

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.

    30. Memorial Day: A Salute to Military Service

    30. Memorial Day: A Salute to Military Service

    On this special Memorial Day episode of "All the Best," Sam LeBlond welcomes Walker Bush, Grandson of George and Barbara Bush and son of Marvin and Margaret Bush. Listen as Walker shares his decision to serve in the Marine Corps, the lessons learned along the way and the unique relationships that are formed in the military. Plus, Walker reveals some of the difficulties former members of the military face and shares his favorite memories of his grandparents. To read the full transcript of this episode click here.

    • 13 min
    29. In the Arena

    29. In the Arena

    George P. Bush, grandson of George H. W. and Barbara Bush and also Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, joins his cousin Sam LeBlond for this week's "All the Best." George P. Bush shares how service has been a multi-generational family business, how his lifelong commitment to service grew into serving as an elected official as the Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office and all the things that position entails. Plus George P. remembers back to his college baseball days, the major leaguers he brushed shoulders with, and how the discipline he learned in baseball continues to guide him to this day.

    • 17 min
    28. Friendships and Fairways

    28. Friendships and Fairways

    Emmy award winning sportscaster Jim Nantz joins Sam LeBlond for this week's  "All the Best," and shares how he met the Bush family and forged a wonderful friendship. Nantz also recounts his role in the historic friendship between President George H. W. Bush and President Bill Clinton, both George Bush and Jim Nantz's commitment to service and how the tenants of golf perfectly aligned with the tenants of 41. Plus, Nantz also shares his favorite Barbara Bush memory. To read the full transcript of this episode click here.

    • 27 min
    27. The Next Steps in Volunteerism

    27. The Next Steps in Volunteerism

    On this edition of "All the Best", Sam LeBlond welcomes Natalye Paquin, the President and CEO of the Points of Light Foundation. Listen as Natalye shares her path to a life of service and how she came to love the Points of Light and the values in which the organization is based. She also talks about how volunteerism has evolved in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, Natalye shares her favorite memory of George H. W. Bush. To read the full transcript of this episode click here.

    • 15 min
    26. “Being Loyal as Vice President Was Easy”

    26. “Being Loyal as Vice President Was Easy”

    In this episode of "All the Best,” host Sam LeBlond is joined by former Vice President Dan Quayle, who loyally and ably served as Vice President from 1989-1993. Listen as Vice President Quayle recalls his unique experience of being selected to be George H. W. Bush's running mate, and how their historic relationship evolved once elected to office during a historic period of globalization. The former Vice President also shares his optimism about the country’s future and a return to bipartisanship. To read the full transcript of this episode click here.
     

    • 16 min
    25. On The Right Path

    25. On The Right Path

    Michele Stanton, former personal aide to Barbara Bush, joins Sam LeBlond on this edition of “All the Best.” Listen as Michele reminisces on how she first came to meet the Bush family, what it was like to work for Barbara Bush, and one of her favorite memories: George H. W. Bush's Ocean Avenue block party in Maine. Plus, Michele shares her “pearl of wisdom” in honor of Barbara Bush's bestselling new book. To read the full transcript of this episode click here.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
239 Ratings

239 Ratings

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Great podcast

Love it!! Great stories and commentating!!!!

phishtim ,

This is a great podcast

Sam- you are the man! Great discussions. Great stories!

Cole Field House ,

Thanks, Sam

What a joy it is to revisit the lives and personalities of George and Barbara Bush. Two great examples for how to approach and live life. Thanks for doing this, Mr. LeBlond!

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