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Forgotten America

Dec 21, 2022

What do Sojourner Truth, Davy Crockett, Ichabod Crane, and a Cherokee river dragon have in common? They are all characters in John Hood’s second historical-fantasy novel, Forest Folk. 
John Hood is president of the John William Pope Foundation, a Raleigh-based grantmaker that supports public policy...

Dec 6, 2022

Welcome back to the Forgotten America Podcast!

We are returning from a strategic pause in releasing new episodes in order to build up a robust catalog of episodes and add new content formats to the show. We have a lineup of fantastic guests and we're excited to share those conversations with you.

In this episode,...

May 31, 2022

As you probably noticed, this episode is being released a week later than our usual schedule. Extensive traveling has made it difficult to schedule a guest interview while Garrett is on the road.

So we brought in Cardinal Institute's Jessi Troyan to do a deep dive with Garrett on the current state of the...

May 10, 2022

Garrett is joined by Brian Fencl, Professor of Art, and Director of the Nutting Gallery at West Liberty University.

This week, Garrett and Brian dive into some of the reasons visual arts are so important for fly-over country.

Are rural Americans portrayed fairly in art?

Should the government continue to support...

Apr 26, 2022

Garrett is joined by Don Soifer, President of Nevada Action for School Options, a nonpartisan “action tank” he founded in 2017 to support the growth of diverse choices of rich, high-quality, and personalized educational opportunities for all students.

This week, Garrett and Don discuss his approach to...