The American Idea Podcast

The American Idea Podcast

The American Idea is a podcast presented by Ashbrook that explores America’s Founding principles and their effect on American history and government. Through lively and thoughtful conversations with renowned academics and public figures, the podcast examines the history and political thought behind our country’s greatest documents and debates, as well as American popular culture and political statesmanship.

The Documents

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The Team

Jeffrey Sikkenga

Host

Jeff is the host of The American Idea and the Executive Director of Ashbrook. Since 1997, he has been a professor of political science at Ashland University. He has lectured and written on American political thought, religious liberty, the Supreme Court, and Constitution.

Greg McBrayer

Executive Producer

Greg is the executive producer of The American Idea as well as the Director of Citizen Programs at Ashbrook. Since 2016, he has been the Director of Core Curriculum and Associate Professor of Political Science at Ashland University. He has lectured and been published on classical and Arabic political philosophy.

Tyler MacQueen

Producer and Director

Tyler is the producer and director of The American Idea and the Creative Projects Manager at Ashbrook. A graduate of Ashland University and the Ashbrook Scholar Program, he is an avid runner and writer, and has been published on popular culture and Abraham Lincoln. 

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