Our American Experiment
About the Show
Our American Experiment is a podcast that engages leading thinkers and doers creatively working to strengthen the United States of America-- the longest running experiment to defend individual liberty and promote human flourishing the world has ever seen. Cohosts include DC-based tech insider Jessica Dahl and Austin, TX, based serial entrepreneur Evan Baehr.
Doug Deason: How a High School Arrest Forged a Criminal Justice Warrior
November 12th, 2017 | 1 hr 18 mins
Doug Deason is an unlikely advocate for criminal justice reform: he is a wealthy investor based in Dallas who supported Donald Trump. However, a childhood adventure and a powerful speech by Charles Koch helped shape Doug into one of the most outspoken and active advocates.
Stacy Hock on Educational Choice--From Innovation in New York to Political Battles in Texas
November 12th, 2017 | 1 hr 9 mins
Stacy Hock is an Austin-born, MIT-trained computer scientist, serial leader of technology companies, and now advocate for educational choice in her home state of Texas. After reading Milton Friedman, Hock became committed to free-market solutions to difficult public problems--and the U.S. education system is the perfect target. Despite her skill and persuasion, achieving reform has proven impossible, at least so far.
Mike Gallagher on the "Why" of Being in Congress and Sleeping in Your Office
November 11th, 2017 | 49 mins 49 secs
Mike Gallagher is the youngest member of the United States Congress. After nearly a decade of service in the military, Gallagher takes his 'deployment' mentality to Washington. Gallagher chats all things from how to disagree with Trump to tips on doing well in the Congressional office lottery.
Steve Hilton on Positive Populism, Brexit, and Fleck-Festooned T-Shirts
November 6th, 2017
54 mins 30 secs
brexit, conservatism, europe, trump
Jessica and Evan visit with Steve Hilton, a man of many talents and claims to fame. An early restauranteur in farm to table, a corporate social responsibility advocate, right hand to David Cameron, and now CEO and best selling author. Hilton's latest push is around a concept called 'positive populism'--which he explains at length on the show.