Fresh Look at the Founders
  • Apr 24, 2020 6:00 pm
  • 50:35 mins

The Young Man Behind the Ingenious Legend Guest: Nick Bunker, author, "Young Benjamin Franklin: The Birth of Ingenuity" While many of us know Benjamin Franklin as the wise, old founding father who played around with electricity, the story of the young Franklin can help explain the roots of his unique persona and contributions. You Never Forget Your First Guest: Alexis Coe, author, "You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington" A conversation with the first woman biographer to write about George Washington in 40 years. She wonders why her male counterparts have been obsessed with Washington's thighs. More significantly, she also tackles Washington's conflicted attitude toward slavery. And she reminds us that Washington was raised by a single mother. And he fought for the British . . . If he'd been more satisfied with his appointment there, we may not have had an American Revolution.