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33. “Respect your elders…”

Butch welcomes Special Guest Stella Morabito, who is a senior contributor at the Federalist to discuss one of her latest articles...

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32. “Be prepared to serve your community…”

For our 9th episode this season, Jessica and Butch discuss the topic of gun control and gun rights. The goal is...

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31. “Pursue Truth with every tool at your disposal…”

Butch and Jessica are finally digging in and talking about religion (GASP!), and we spend this podcast focusing on the ways...

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30. “Don’t take yourself too seriously…”

For our first “Independent Education Spotlight” of 2021 Butch has a productive conversation with Tim Gardiner of Gamepoint Athletics. We talk...

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