Burn the Boats

Intimate Conversations with America’s Change-Makers

Burn the Boats is an award-winning podcast featuring intimate conversations with change-makers from every walk of life. Host Ken Harbaugh interviews politicians, authors, activists, and others about the most important issues of our time.

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David Masciotra: The Environment for Radicalization

David Masciotra is an author and journalist. His new book, Exurbia Now, explains how “Exurbia”, the area outside of cities and their suburbs, is becoming the staging ground for radical extremists.

In this interview, David discusses how residents of exurbia have become isolated, and how the lack of community leads to radicalization.

To listen to our interview with Christian Piccolini, which was mentioned in this episode, click here.


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D-Day Special with David Bellavia

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David Bellavia and Ken Harbaugh reflect on the 80th anniversary of the allied landings....
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Understanding Trump’s Verdict: Ron Filipkowski

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Former prosecutor Ron Filipkowski breaks down Trump’s guilty verdict, and explains what this could mean for the 2024 election....
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Federico Finchelstein: Trump is a Fascist

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Federico, an expert on Fascism, dissects the current prevalence of fascist movements across the globe, and explains how Trump now fits the definit...
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LTG Mark Hertling: Ukraine’s Path to Victory

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Lieutenant General Hertling explains what’s standing in Ukraine’s way, why the US needs to help, and how the US political system is fractured, but...
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More about the name of the show...

Award-winning host Ken Harbaugh interviews politicians, authors, activists, and other change-makers about the most important issues we face today.

The title for this podcast, Burn The Boats, is inspired by an order given by Alexander the Great to his Navy in 332 BC. Upon landing his forces on the shores of Persia, he told his commanders to “Burn the boats.” The message was clear. Alexander’s Army would either win by advancing, or die on the beaches. There would be no turning back.

America today is at a crossroads. What will define us, in the crises we currently face and for generations to come, are the choices we make when failure is not an option.

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The Team

Ken Harbaugh

The Host
A former US Navy Pilot and past president of Team Rubicon Global. He has served as a commentator for NPR, a host on Crooked Media, and a contributor to The NY Times, The Atlantic, and Yale Journal of International Law.

Declan Rohrs

Producer
Declan Rohrs (He/Him) was born and raised in Lakewood, Ohio. At Evergreen, he has assumed various roles, including Assistant Producer, Editor, Content Creator, and Email-Signature Guru.

Sean Rule-Hoffman

Engineer
Sean hails from Orange Village, OH. He earned a degree in Music Technology with a minor in Electronic Media and Film from Capital University in Columbus, OH.