Deval Patrick Launches New Podcast On “Being American”


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Deval Patrick Launches New Podcast On “Being American” 


In Partnership With MuddHouse Media Patrick Engages Activists, Celebrities,

Elected Officials and Other Thought Leaders on National Character


Boston, MA. Former Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick will launch a new podcast series on what it means to be American. 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, Patrick will step 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,” Patrick says. “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.”


Patrick continues: “‘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.”


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 Misty Copeland, Herbie Hancock, Padma Lakshmi, 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.


The common ground between Patrick and his special guests on “Being American” is passion, compassion, a love of America, and a fervent desire to bridge the gap between our ideals and our realities as Americans. Every episode will intersperse insights from an array of communities across the country on their understanding of being American today. Topics include community building, overcoming the current hostile political environment, social and economic justice, climate change, pathways for the future, and others.


Don’t miss out on Patrick’s up-close and candid conversations on “Being American,” as he offers a critical voice that America needs now more than ever.


About Deval Patrick

From the South Side of Chicago, Deval Patrick rose to become the first African-American governor of Massachusetts, only the second elected in the country since Reconstruction, and the first elected to serve two terms. His decorated career includes serving as a staff attorney at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, the Nation’s top civil rights post, as a partner at two Boston law firms, and as a senior executive at two Fortune 50 companies, as well as founding a successful impact investing fund.


Patrick’s eight-year tenure as governor brought significant positive change to the Commonwealth with the expansion of affordable health care covering more than 98 percent of the state’s residents while steering Massachusetts to a 25-year high in employment, as well as first-in-the-nation rankings in student achievement, energy efficiency, veterans’ services, and entrepreneurship.


About MuddHouse Media

MuddHouse Media is a company composed of diversified knowledge and skill sets, specializing in the most niche and mainstream facets of lifestyle, culture, sports, comedy, music, art, business, entrepreneurship and more. Follow us on @MuddHouseMedia and check out all our podcast shows at including Holding Court, a popular tennis podcast featuring ESPN commentator Patrick McEnroe, Greek God of Hops hosted by Former Red Sox Champ Kevin Youkilis, and Tanya’s Table, featuring award-winning Chef Tanya Holland and many more.


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