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45. “Education is about: character, communication, and community.”

Bahar Picariello, who was the FIRST guest on the Rules of the Game podcast a little over a year ago, returns...

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44. “Efficiency almost always wins… and we’re often the worse for it.”

For Episode 21 of Season Two, Jessica and Butch talk about the gains in efficiency (based on his latest article on...

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43. “‘Adult’ is not a verb…”

For our 20th episode of Season 2, Jessica and Butch discuss what it means to be an “adult”… we have a...

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42. “Charity means loving the deplorable…”

Jessica and Butch seek to understand the “anti-tribalism” phenomenon a little more. We talk about Tanner Cross… racism vs. prejudice… what...

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We have conversations with a variety of guests from all walks of life. These are people who are working to make the world a better place, from non-profits to politicians to business leaders.


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Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce
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Fine Art Gallery/Loudoun Arts Film Festival

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