Hello My Name is America Podcast

Hello My Name is America

A Podcast where we explore the root causes of division in America and discover what it would take to heal our divides.

Would you quit your job and sell everything to pursue a dream? This was the decision facing us back in 2016. On this podcast we retell the story of how our ‘yes’ to that question unlocked a dream that launched our family of five on a 50-state learning journey into the deep well of division in America. After 14 solid months on the road, having heard hundreds of stories and witnessed countless American experiences unlike our own, the journey continues in the form of this podcast, as we invite you to hear the stories and meet the people who touched our lives and reshaped our understanding of America’s past, present and who we could become.
June 17, 2019

Rediscovering America – Part 1

Native American

“There is a history beyond what my history books tell me,” says Mark Charles, Navajo speaker, writer and historian. This narrative missing from the “told” American story is one that...

June 3, 2019

A View Through the Native Lens

Native American

Get ready for a mind shift this week as we chat with our friend J.D. Colbert, a member of the Muskogee Creek Nation, as he brings some vital and necessary...

May 27, 2019

A Fork in the Road

Bridging Divides

Ever wondered how our democracy will survive if we continue on this path of self-destruction? If so, you won’t want to miss this discussion with Mark Gerzon, author and President...

May 19, 2019

Closet Conversations Vol. 1: A Fire in My Heart

Closet Conversations

David takes us into his own personal discovery of what unity is NOT in America as he dives deeper into the real reasons we are so deeply divided as a...

May 14, 2019

A Threat to the White Power Structure


How well do you know the story of the Little Rock Nine? Take a journey with us back to 1957 as we speak to Randy Dotson, a Park Ranger at...

April 24, 2019

The Great Exchange


It is with great excitement that we introduce our friend, Mechelle Brown, Program Coordinator at the Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa, OK. We entered into Mechelle’s office on the first week...

April 24, 2019

Tough Love in Tulsa


Chatting with our mentor and friend, Michelle Place. As Director or the Tulsa Historical Society, Michelle Place serves as a convergence point for the city. She works to illuminate the...