Former Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick has launched a new podcast series on what it means to be American in 2020 and beyond.

In the weeks before the Election, where not just the character of the candidates or the parties but of the country itself is on the ballot. In this new podcast series Patrick steps back from politics to explore today’s national character in conversation with a diverse set of artists, actors, political activists, thought leaders and everyday strivers.

In these discordant and divisive times, a lot of us feel like we don’t recognize America anymore… We come from every place on earth and every station in life, and yet we openly demean each other if we live or think differently. It isn’t clear what unites us, what makes us American. ~ Former Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick

Image from Patrick Press Release
Image from Patrick Press Release

Patrick says that Being American’ is a series of conversations with people of uncommon wisdom, some you already know and some you don’t know yet, about what it means or ought to mean today to be American.

People are dealing with serious challenges that need specific solutions, but I also sense we need a clearer understanding of who we are, a shared set of values and objectives, if we want those solutions to last. In many ways I have been on this journey for years and I am discovering others are as well. ~ Patrick


Season One of “Being American” features Patrick in insightful and empowering discussions with many of today’s foremost innovators and tastemakers, as well as influential people who will soon have recognizable names, and everyday Americans. Special guests include Ice Cube, James Taylor, Anand Giridharadas, Meb Keflezighi, Mehrsa Baradaran, Adair Ford Boroughs, Randall L. Woodfin, Charles Booker, Brandon Wolf, and Deidre DeJear. Episodes of “Being American” will air twice a week (Tuesdays/Fridays) on all major podcast platforms starting on Friday, October 9, 2020.

The former governor linked to the first episode of his podcast on Facebook:

Here is a link to Patrick's podcast website: 

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