29 episodes

Have you ever heard a story that has left your mind blown? The kind of story that sounds like a pure exaggeration? The kind of story that you want to turn around and tell to all your friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors?

Those are the stories you can expect to hear on The Sharon Says So Podcast, every single week.

Host Sharon McMahon, a longtime government and law teacher, has amassed hundreds of thousands of followers on her viral Instagram account @sharonsaysso where she combats political misinformation with non-partisan facts.

Sharon is no stranger to the rumor mill and is here to expose the damning details and unheard truth behind the TRUE stories of America you may never knew existed from espionage to sled dogs to presidential scandals and much, much more.

Sharon will also be joined each week by some of the nation’s most prolific thought leaders, government officials, authors and more to discuss developing matters of national importance in an effort to keep you informed on today’s rapidly changing news cycle.

Sharon Says So Sharon McMahon

    • Government
    • 5.0 • 11.5K Ratings

Have you ever heard a story that has left your mind blown? The kind of story that sounds like a pure exaggeration? The kind of story that you want to turn around and tell to all your friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors?

Those are the stories you can expect to hear on The Sharon Says So Podcast, every single week.

Host Sharon McMahon, a longtime government and law teacher, has amassed hundreds of thousands of followers on her viral Instagram account @sharonsaysso where she combats political misinformation with non-partisan facts.

Sharon is no stranger to the rumor mill and is here to expose the damning details and unheard truth behind the TRUE stories of America you may never knew existed from espionage to sled dogs to presidential scandals and much, much more.

Sharon will also be joined each week by some of the nation’s most prolific thought leaders, government officials, authors and more to discuss developing matters of national importance in an effort to keep you informed on today’s rapidly changing news cycle.

    28. Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man

    28. Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man

     In this episode, Sharon sits down for an uncomfortable conversation with bestselling author and Emmy-nominated host, Emmanuel Acho. Known for his viral web series and book, “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,” Emmanuel is no stranger to navigating difficult conversations surrounding race in the United States. Emmanuel and Sharon dive head first into topics such as white privilege, teaching our children about race and the key messages of the social justice movement. Taught with grace, wisdom and unshakeable determination, Emmanuel provides tactical ways to combat ignorance, administer justice and treat others with empathy.
    For more information on this episode including all resources and links discussed go to https://www.sharonmcmahon.com/podcast

    • 35 min
    27. Illinois: The White City with Ashley Lemieux

    27. Illinois: The White City with Ashley Lemieux

    In this episode, Sharon takes Ashley LeMieux on a tour of the world’s most spectacular fair, the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. The World’s Columbian Exposition was a fair like none other. Located in Chicago on a 690-acre fairground, the exposition attracted over 27 million people. The fair dazzled visitors with 200 extravagant buildings and palaces, impressive spectacles of electric lights, the world’s first ferris wheel and exact replicas of the Niña, Pinta and Santa Maria (Columbus’ ships). Fair visitors never went hungry and were introduced to foods such as Cracker Jacks, hot dogs, brownies, Quaker Oats and cream of wheat. The World’s Columbian Exposition changed U.S history, architecture and culture in a profound way. Join Sharon and Ashley as they uncover the mind-boggling story of Chicago’s World Fair and the lasting impact it had on the world. 
    For more information on this episode including all resources and links discussed go to https://www.sharonmcmahon.com/podcast

    • 36 min
    26. Idaho: The Iron Cage of the Law with Sharon McMahon

    26. Idaho: The Iron Cage of the Law with Sharon McMahon

    In this episode, Sharon tells listeners about an incredible woman that is often left out of  the history books: Rebecca Brown Mitchell of Idaho. Rebecca was known to have a “fire in her bones” that fueled her deep passion for education and justice. Rebecca’s story begins on the dirt-floor of an abandoned saloon in Idaho Falls. There, she taught the town’s children how to read and write, and she hosted weekly Sunday School. Flashing forward a few years, Rebecca established the town’s first school and church, became deeply involved in the Idaho State legislature and led a women’s rights movement within the state. Here is the story of how Rebecca Brown did it all and eventually gained Idaho women the right to vote nearly twenty years earlier than the rest of American women were granted the same right.
    For more information on this episode including all resources and links discussed go to https://www.sharonmcmahon.com/podcast

    • 25 min
    25. Hawaii: The Olympic Swim Coach Who Couldn't Swim with Kristina Kuzmic

    25. Hawaii: The Olympic Swim Coach Who Couldn't Swim with Kristina Kuzmic

    In this episode, Sharon tells Kristina Kuzmic the story of Soichi Sakamoto, a man from Hawaii who became an Olympic swim coach when he didn’t even know how to swim himself. After teaching his boy scout troop to swim, Soichi set out on a new life’s mission: to coach Olympic swimmers. He started the Three Year Swim Club, promising his students that they would be world-class swimmers within three years. His swim club was made up of impoverished children, many of whom did not have bathing suits or enough food to sustain them through practice. As well, because he didn’t have access to a pool, Soichi resorted to teaching his first students in the water-filled ditches of Hawaiian sugar plantations. Despite the many challenges, Soichi did whatever it took to raise up Olympic athletes - from feeding them his own meals to inventing new ways to train his swimmers. This is the story of Coach Soichi Sakamoto and his journey to the 1948 Olympics.
    For more information on this episode including all resources and links discussed go to https://www.sharonmcmahon.com/podcast

    • 33 min
    24. Changing Ideologies with Jen Hatmaker

    24. Changing Ideologies with Jen Hatmaker

    In this episode, Sharon sits down with author and speaker Jen Hatmaker to address the challenges of confronting firmly held beliefs, how to grow and adapt without abandoning your identity, and giving yourself the permission to explore. If you are trying to reconcile new and old ideas amid growth and change, dive into this riveting and humorous discussion between Jen and Sharon.
    For more information on this episode including all resources and links discussed go to https://www.sharonmcmahon.com/podcast

    • 39 min
    23. Flying with Presidents with Wanda Joell

    23. Flying with Presidents with Wanda Joell

    In this episode, Sharon is joined by Senior Master Sergeant Wanda Joell, the first African-American woman to serve as a flight attendant on Air Force One. Wanda gives an insider’s look into the most exclusive plane in the world - describing what the inside of Air Force One looks like and sharing stories about the various U.S presidents she served.  Throughout her 24 years of service, Wanda welcomed four presidents - George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama - aboard Air Force One. Wanda explains her unique responsibilities as a flight attendant, such as cooking the presidents’ favorite meals from scratch, and describes what it was like to be in close quarters with presidents during important moments in history.
    For more information on this episode including all resources and links discussed go to https://www.sharonmcmahon.com/podcast

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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11.5K Ratings

lexp777 ,

So good!

I love this informative podcast! Such a great addition to my week and I love Sharon!

RosyDaisy ,

Thank you

Thank you for such amazing content. They help remind me to always look for the facts when reading the news. I especially loved your episode on how to be a good Internet citizen. This one hit home. And really helped me work through some anxiety and stress. Thank you, again.

Marykay S ,

Sooo good!!!

I love podcasts. I can tell how much I like a particular one by how many episodes I share. Every week I am sending an episode to friends, family, coworkers. Such a variety! History, emotional health, growth. Sharon has it all!

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