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A deep-dive podcast featuring three unique series - Walking History, How To and Perspectives in Education. Each episode pulls back the curtain on a unique topic, from the most famous Civil War battles to the hidden world of professional comedians. The Educator Podcast is presented by Matt Douglas, a longtime educator, former history teacher and life coach for teens and young adults. For more information visit www.TheEducatorPodcast.com, and to learn more about Matt Douglas and his work visit www.lifecoachingsd.com or lifecoachingsd on Instagram.

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A deep-dive podcast featuring three unique series - Walking History, How To and Perspectives in Education. Each episode pulls back the curtain on a unique topic, from the most famous Civil War battles to the hidden world of professional comedians. The Educator Podcast is presented by Matt Douglas, a longtime educator, former history teacher and life coach for teens and young adults. For more information visit www.TheEducatorPodcast.com, and to learn more about Matt Douglas and his work visit www.lifecoachingsd.com or lifecoachingsd on Instagram.

    How To: Travel The World And Get Great Deals with Thrifty Traveler CEO Jared Kamrowski

    How To: Travel The World And Get Great Deals with Thrifty Traveler CEO Jared Kamrowski

    Join Jared Kamrowski, the founder of Thrifty Traveler, and learn how to get all kinds of great flight deals and cheap travel tips. Jared shares all kinds of great travel knowledge, including how to use and get the most out of credit card and airline points, how to find the best flight deals (hint: Google flights! who knew?), the best undiscovered travel destinations, what travelers should know about the ever-changing Covid policies,  and which countries are the easiest (and safest) to get into. Jared first honed his travel skills by traveling over 100 nights a year as a CPA, but left his corporate job in 2017 to run Thrifty Traveler full time and now racks up over 100,000 travel miles a year. Jared is a travel expert and you will NOT be disappointed with his excellent tips and tricks!

    You can find more about Jared and his company Thrifty Traveler at thriftytraveler.com or at thriftytraveler on Instagram.

    How to Find Cheap Flights: https://thriftytraveler.com/guides/how-to-find-cheap-flights/
    Guide to Google Flights: https://thriftytraveler.com/guides/google-flights/

    Want to get access to the full, unedited video interview from this episode? Check out the Exclusive Content tab at https://www.theeducatorpodcast.com/exclusive-content for more.  Jared gives even more travel tips, goes into a lot more detail about his company and the benefits you can get from his service (spoiler: it seems awesome), and talks more about his travel and professional background.

    The Educator Podcast is hosted, produced and edited by Matt Douglas. For more information on him and his work please visit lifecoachingsd.com or follow him at lifecoachingsd on Instagram. This episode was recorded in September, 2021.

    • 57 min
    Walking History: The Battle of Gettysburg (The Full Version)

    Walking History: The Battle of Gettysburg (The Full Version)

    Learn the FULL story of The Battle of Gettysburg, the deadliest and most famous  battle of the American Civil War, and what it's like to visit the battlefield today. Hear why Robert E. Lee  invaded the North, the course of events over the brutal, three-day battle, how the Union won (well, mostly won) and what it's like to visit this incredibly well-preserved battlefield, including sites Little Round Top, Devil's Den, the route of Pickett's Charge, and the location of Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address. 

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    Summary: 6:00
    Interesting Facts: 11:30
    Background of the Battle: 13:45
    Battle Stats: 30:50
    The Battle of Gettysburg – Day 1: 32:40
    The Battle of Gettysburg – Day 2: 56:45
    The Battle of Gettysburg – Day 3: 1:29:30
    Aftermath of the Battle: 1:55:30
    Visiting Today: 2:19:00

    Visit TheEducatorPodcast.com for links to battle maps, information about visiting the battlefield today, and comprehensive notes for this episode. 

    The Battle of Gettysburg, the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War, took place from July 1-3rd, 1863, in and around Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It pitted over 70,000 Confederate troops under the command of General Robert E. Lee, invading the north for the second time in hopes of forcing a Union peace offering, against almost 100,000 Union troops lead by General George Meade. The three-day battle saw fighting in the streets of Gettysburg, at now-famous sites like Little Round Top and Devil’s Den, and ended with the disastrous Confederate frontal assault known as Pickett’s Charge. The Union had won the battle, and handed Lee his worst ever defeat. On July 4th, Lee began his retreat back to Virginia. 
    Over 50,000 men were casualties of the battle, an estimated had 7,000 had been killed, 33,000 wounded, and 11,000 missing or captured. A few months later, on November 19, 1863 a dedication ceremony was held for the cemetery honoring Union troops who had been killed in the battle. There, Abraham Lincoln gave his most famous speech, the Gettysburg Address, his immortal words honoring the dead and reaffirming the need to fight. 

    The Educator Podcast is hosted by Matt Douglas, former history teacher, longtime educator and life coach for teens and young adults. To see more of The Educator Podcast, including the Perspectives and How To series, visit TheEducatorPodcast.com. Please rate, review, subscribe and share to help support the show and to get updates on each new episode as it comes out. For more information on Matt Douglas and his work, please visit www.lifecoachingsd.com or follow him on Instagram at lifecoachingsd. This episode was recorded in September, 2021.  

    • 2 hr 32 min
    Walking History: The Battle of Gettysburg (The Quick Version)

    Walking History: The Battle of Gettysburg (The Quick Version)

    Learn about The Battle of Gettysburg, the deadliest and most famous  battle of the American Civil War, and what it's like to visit the battlefield today. Hear why Robert E. Lee  invaded the North, the course of events over the brutal, three-day battle, and what it's like to visit this incredibly well-preserved battlefield, including sites Little Round Top, Devil's Den, the route of Pickett's Charge, and the location of Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address. Then stay tuned for the next episode - The Battle of Gettysburg (The FULL Version).

    Want to jump ahead in the episode?

    Summary: 1:50
    Background of the Battle: 3:15
    The Battle of Gettysburg: 6:20
    Pickett's Charge: 23:00
    Aftermath of the Battle: 30:30
    Visiting the Battlefield Today: 34:20

    The Battle of Gettysburg, the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War, took place from July 1-3rd, 1863, in and around Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It pitted over 70,000 Confederate troops under the command of General Robert E. Lee, invading the north for the second time in hopes of forcing a Union peace offering, against almost 100,000 Union troops lead by General George Meade. The three-day battle saw fighting in the streets of Gettysburg, at now-famous sites like Little Round Top and Devil’s Den, and ended with the disastrous Confederate frontal assault known as Pickett’s Charge. The Union had won the battle, and handed Lee his worst ever defeat. On July 4th, Lee began his retreat back to Virginia. 
    Over 50,000 men were casualties of the battle, an estimated had 7,000 had been killed, 33,000 wounded, and 11,000 missing or captured. A few months later, on November 19, 1863 a dedication ceremony was held for the cemetery honoring Union troops who had been killed in the battle. There, Abraham Lincoln gave his most famous speech, the Gettysburg Address, his immortal words honoring the dead and reaffirming the need to fight. 

    The Educator Podcast is hosted by Matt Douglas, former history teacher, longtime educator and life coach for teens and young adults. To see more of The Educator Podcast, including the Perspectives and How To series, visit TheEducatorPodcast.com. Please rate, review, subscribe and share to help support the show and to get updates on each new episode as it comes out. For more information on Matt Douglas and his work, please visit www.lifecoachingsd.com or follow him on Instagram at lifecoachingsd. This episode was recorded on September 3rd, 2021.  

    • 39 min
    Perspectives: From Learning Disabilities to Engineering NASA's Artemis Space Station with Joe Ott

    Perspectives: From Learning Disabilities to Engineering NASA's Artemis Space Station with Joe Ott

    Join Joe Ott, who as a student suffered from multiple learning disabilities causing him to nearly fail out of school, a story all-too-common for American students. But Joe persevered and has found remarkable success, and is now a lead engineer helping to design and build NASA's Artemis Space Station, part of the revolutionary project to return humans to the moon in the next few years. He's here to share his story.
    “Artemis is the first step in the next era of human exploration. Together with commercial and international partners, NASA will establish a sustainable presence on the Moon to prepare for missions to Mars.”  - NASA.gov
    Enjoy this episode? Please consider rating and subscribing at Apple Podcasts  or Podchaser, it’s the best way to help get the word out about the show and ensures you get updated when each new episode as comes out. 
    Interested in getting access to the full, unedited video interview from this episode? Go to the Exclusive Content tab at TheEducatorPodcast.com to find out how. There you’ll also see how to get access to the full library of unedited video and audio interviews from The Educator Podcast, as well as your own personal shout-outs on the show, the opportunity to be interviewed on any topic of your choice or have a Walking History episode created just for you. Check it out!
    The Educator Podcast is hosted, produced and edited by Matt Douglas. For more information on him and his work please visit lifecoachingsd.com or follow him at lifecoachingsd on Instagram. This episode was recorded on July 28th, 2021.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Walking History: Leesburg, VA with Loudoun Museum Executive Director Joe Rizzo

    Walking History: Leesburg, VA with Loudoun Museum Executive Director Joe Rizzo

    In this very special episode we are joined by the Executive Director of Loudoun Museum, Joe Rizzo, for an in-depth discussion of the history of Leesburg, Virginia, a town almost 300 years old, and all the important events that took place here. Joe once and for all settles the question of whether or not Leesburg was the capital of the US during the War of 1812, discusses the incredibly significant visit of the Marquis de Lafayette in 1825, and much more. After our discussion I visit the locations Joe and I talked about and tell you which ones are the best to visit during your tour of this quintessentially historic American town.

    Want to jump ahead in the episode?

    Interview Begins: 2:00
    Lafayette's Visit: 10:15
    Loudoun Museum: 27:25
    Touring Leesburg, VA Today: 33:00

    It was a real pleasure speaking to Joe Rizzo, and he gives a truly deep history of the town, from it's roots in the early 1700s to modern times. He discusses why it was created where it stands today, who the town was actually named after, the influence of Nicholas Minor on the creation of the town, the controversy over whether or not it was considered the capital of the US during the burning of Washington in 1814, the Marquis de Lafayette's famous visit in 1825, the divisions, military engagements and battles that took place here during the Civil War, and much more.

    Interested in touring Leesburg with an eye towards its history? After the interview I visit some of the most interesting places Joe and I talked about and tell you what you can expect to find when you go there today, including walking the exact route the Marquis de Lafayette (with James Monroe and John Quincy Adams in tow!) took to the adoration of 10,000 onlookers, Civil War sites, and visit some famous gravesites for all you haunted tours fans out there. I also talk about some of the other great historic sites Leesburg and the surrounding Loudoun County have to offer, including the Marshall House, Morven Park, and of course Joe's own Loudoun Museum, a  wonderfully curated museum dedicated to local history that I can't recommend highly enough.

    Interested in getting access to the full, unedited video interview from this episode? Go to the Exclusive Content tab at TheEducatorPodcast.com to find out how. There you’ll also see how to get access to the full library of unedited video and audio interviews from The Educator Podcast, as well as your own personal shout-outs on the show, the opportunity to be interviewed on any topic of your choice or have a Walking History episode created just for you. Check it out!
    The Educator Podcast is hosted, produced and edited by Matt Douglas. For more information on him and his work please visit lifecoachingsd.com or follow him at lifecoachingsd on Instagram. This episode was recorded on in June and July, 2021.
     

    • 50 min
    How To: Make It To Broadway with Andrew Pirozzi

    How To: Make It To Broadway with Andrew Pirozzi

    Join Broadway dancer, actor and all-around entertainer Andrew Pirozzi in a deeply illuminating and heartfelt discussion of just what it takes to follow your wildest dreams and make them a reality, and how those with dedication and passion can follow in his footsteps. He also shares some of the wildest stories from career, and the unexpected but life-changing way he made it to Broadway. 
    Enjoy this episode? Please consider rating and subscribing at Apple Podcasts  or Podchaser, it’s the best way to help get the word out about the show and ensures you get updates on each new episode as they come out. Thank you!
    Want to jump ahead in this episode?
    Andrew’s Career: 4:15
    The Critical Importance of Community: 23:55
    The Role of Sven on Broadway: 28:00
    How Passion Pushes You - 36:55
    Advice for Aspiring Performers - 50:15
    Andrew Pirozzi has been in the world of entertainment for over 15 years, and his credits are extensive. He appeared as a dancer at the Oscars, presented at the Tony’s, and has performed in numerous tv shows, movies, and televised stage performances like Grip and Electric, A Million Ways to Die in the West, and Hairspray Live! He officially made it to Broadway when he played the role of Sven in Disney’s Frozen, to widespread acclaim, a role which was featured in the New York Times and a character study video on Broadway.com. He has also branched out into the world of singing and acting, and more than anything credits his continued success to the sense of community and heartfelt joy he approaches all of his work with. 
    Interested in getting access to the full, unedited video interview from this episode? Go to the Exclusive Content tab at TheEducatorPodcast.com to find out how. There you’ll also see how to get access to the full library of unedited video and audio interviews from The Educator Podcast, as well as your own shout-outs on the show, and the opportunity to be personally interviewed on any topic of your choice. Check it out!
    The Educator Podcast is hosted, produced and edited by Matt Douglas. For more information on him and his work please visit lifecoachingsd.com or follow him at lifecoachingsd on Instagram. This episode was recorded on July 2, 2021.

    • 1 hr 1 min

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Love this show!

Love this show! Very interesting and engaging, and he’s a really good interviewer

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Great show

This is a really excellent show. The interviews are honest, insightful and often quite funny, and as a history nerd I LOVE the Walking History episodes, they are unique and the things he talks about are fascinating. Definitely not just for teachers.

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