17 episodes

Profiles in Liberty is a podcast dedicated to telling the story of liberty and all the heroic figures that have made the world a freer place. Each week, we explore the lives of ordinary people who made extraordinary stands for liberty. Seasonal episodes air on Thursdays. 
Part of the We Are Libertarians Podcast Network.

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Profiles in Liberty is a podcast dedicated to telling the story of liberty and all the heroic figures that have made the world a freer place. Each week, we explore the lives of ordinary people who made extraordinary stands for liberty. Seasonal episodes air on Thursdays. 
Part of the We Are Libertarians Podcast Network.

    Mercy Otis Warren: Heart and Soul of the American Revolution

    Mercy Otis Warren: Heart and Soul of the American Revolution

    When someone mentions the furnishers of the American Revolution, they are usually referring to Samuel Adams or Paul Revere. These men capitalized on the abuse of authority perpetrated by the British to popularize rebellion. However, the most effective individual to furnish the revolution is perhaps the most forgotten.

    Mercy Otis Warren used entertainment and satire to provide levity in people's lives while feeding them a more subtle message about liberty and tyranny. This helped grow revolutionary sentiment, and even after the war, it allowed her to popularize liberty in the new republic. In this Season 2 finale, hear how Mercy Otis Warren risked life, liberty, sacred honor, and her deepest friendships in pursuit of liberty.
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    • 41 min
    Anne Hutchinson Holds Self-Evident Truths

    Anne Hutchinson Holds Self-Evident Truths

    Anne Hutchinson's story is perhaps one of the most quintessentially American tales of virtue, sacrifice, civil disobedience, and resistance. She stood against oppression on two separate continents and on both occasions she was forced to flee because she wouldn't back down. Anne laid the foundation for the freedom of speech, the right to assembly, and the right to worship as one deems appropriate. Few in American history had given so much and gotten so little in return. Yet, her story is largely forgotten throughout history.

    This episode of Profiles in Liberty attempts to elevate her to her proper historical prominence. She was a martyr of freedom and America's first true foremother.
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    • 43 min
    Abigail Adams Urges America To 'Remember The Ladies!'

    Abigail Adams Urges America To 'Remember The Ladies!'

    Behind every great man, there is an equally great woman. At least, so it is said. No matter how accurate it is, this was certainly the case with John and Abigail Adams. Abigail's constant love, loyalty, friendship, and companionship allowed John to push the nation toward independence at a time when nobody would stand with him. Abigail's advice would oftentimes go on to shape the history of this nation. Thus, she served as the backbone in more than just the life of John Adams. Abigail was, in many ways, the backbone of the infant American nation.

    Just as she continued to advocate for greater equality of the races and sexes to her husband, she served as the leading voice for the liberation of all people in a time when women had hardly a voice in the first place. For these reasons and more, she comfortably sits in history as THE Founding Mother.
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    • 40 min
    Mum Bett Sues For Her Freedom

    Mum Bett Sues For Her Freedom

    Slavery may have been eliminated everywhere in the United States until 1865, but America started its journey toward abolition in Massachusetts in 1781. As much as they disdained the institution of slavery, it wasn't the likes of Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, or Patrick Henry that kicked off that journey, but rather a slave woman by the name of Mum Bett.

    The story of Mum Bett is a powerful one that highlights a woman who knew in her heart that she had a right to be free. What's especially fascinating about this story, however, is how it showcases that the original intent of the idea of America was to eventually eliminate, not sustain, the evil institution of slavery.
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    • 33 min
    Harriet Tubman and the Exodus to the Promised Land

    Harriet Tubman and the Exodus to the Promised Land

    Harriet Tubman is historically famous for her daring rescue missions between the north and the south, guiding her brethren to freedom. Yet, this barely scratches the surface of her powerful conviction and incredible sacrifices.

    In this episode, discover how Harriet Tubman's faith, will, and principles came together to drive one of the most successful rescue missions in American history.
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    • 42 min
    Wentworth Cheswell Helps Spark A Revolution

    Wentworth Cheswell Helps Spark A Revolution

    We are all familiar with Paul Revere and his historic midnight ride on the eve of the American Revolution. What is less known, however, is that he wasn't alone in this endeavor. In fact, one of the men who rode with him, Wentworth Cheswell, was a black man who helped secure the idea of America as much as any other Founding Father.

    Not only did Cheswell ride with Revere, but he was also by all accounts an American original. He was the first black officeholder in American history, a well-respected member of his community, the first archeologist of New Hampshire, and his town's historian, to name a few accomplishments. His story has largely been forgotten, but it's time for that to change.
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

O-dog56 ,

A fantastic podcast

Literally a breath of fresh liberty air! Learning about how our forefathers (and mothers) helped shape this great nation brings me tremendous joy. I end up doing research on my off time to find out more!

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