The Strategerist

The Strategerist podcast highlights compassion and optimism through conversation with newsmakers, leaders, and people working to change the world.
May 23, 2024
Listen to the podcast: Heather Morris -- Author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

Heather Morris -- Author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann
When Heather Morris sat down with Holocaust survivor Lale Sokolov, she didn’t know what to expect. As she listened to his story, she knew that the world needed to hear his experiences of love and hope set in the midst of one of humankind’s worst moments.
May 16, 2024
Listen to the podcast: Anita McBride & Gail Hodges Burt -- Behind the Scenes of White House Events.

Anita McBride & Gail Hodges Burt -- Behind the Scenes of White House Events

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann
Anita McBride, who served as chief of staff to Mrs. Laura Bush during her time as first lady, and Gail Hodges Burt, who served as social secretary for President and Mrs. Reagan, recently visited Dallas for an Engage at the Bush Center event presented by Nexpoint.
May 16, 2024
Listen to the podcast: Thomas Jefferson & Kurt Smith -- Lessons From Our Nation's Third President.

Thomas Jefferson & Kurt Smith -- Lessons From Our Nation's Third President

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann, Jason Galui
Thomas Jefferson made a lasting impact on our country as the third president of the United States and the primary author of the Declaration of Independence. He recently visited Texas and joined host Andrew Kaufmann, the Bush Institute’s Jason Galui, and students from Walnut Grove High School to discuss the birth of our nation, the lessons we can learn from our Founding Fathers, and his thoughts on the future of the United States. 
May 3, 2024
Listen to the podcast: Steve Ballmer -- Accountability, Democracy, and USA Facts.

Steve Ballmer -- Accountability, Democracy, and USA Facts

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann, Chris Walsh
When Steve Ballmer retired from Microsoft after a long and storied career, he realized that he didn’t know exactly how and where U.S. tax dollars got spent. And it wasn’t as easy to find as he had hoped. So he set out to solve the problem — and founded USA Facts, which consolidates available data and makes it accessible to citizens.
Apr 24, 2024
Listen to the podcast: David French -- On polarization, purpose, and America's future.

David French -- On polarization, purpose, and America's future

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann, Chris Walsh
David French is a writer and columnist for The New York Times – informed by a career that began as a litigator, turned to the Army as a JAG officer and then Bronze Star awardee after volunteering to deploy to Iraq as part of the Surge, and finally to journalism.
Apr 3, 2024
Listen to the podcast: Amy Zantzinger & Jeremy Bernard -- White House Social Secretaries.

Amy Zantzinger & Jeremy Bernard -- White House Social Secretaries

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann
Former White House Social Secretaries from multiple administrations recently traveled to Dallas for a special Engage at the Bush Center, presented by NexPoint event.
Mar 21, 2024
Listen to the podcast: Chuck Salter -- News Literacy Project.

Chuck Salter -- News Literacy Project

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann, William McKenzie
Chuck Salter is the president and CEO of the News Literacy Project, an organization that’s on a mission to create better informed, more engaged, and more empowered individuals — and ultimately a stronger democracy.
Mar 13, 2024
Listen to the podcast: Valerie Jarrett -- How Presidential Centers are Working Together to Affirm Democracy.

Valerie Jarrett -- How Presidential Centers are Working Together to Affirm Democracy

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann, David J. Kramer
Valerie Jarrett, CEO of the Obama Foundation and former senior advisor to President Barack Obama, joined Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute David J. Kramer and host Andrew Kaufmann to discuss the collaboration between the Bush Center, the Obama Foundation, and 11 other presidential centers to affirm the principles of democracy.
Feb 14, 2024
Listen to the podcast: Governor Spencer Cox -- How to Disagree Better.

Governor Spencer Cox -- How to Disagree Better

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann, Chris Walsh
Governor Spencer Cox currently serves as the 18th governor of Utah and as chair of the National Governor’s Association, where he launched the Disagree Better initiative.

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