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I’m Sharon McMahon, your guide through the fascinating world of democracy, politics, and history. You might know me from my viral Instagram account, @sharonsaysso. With a heart for education and a mission to clear up political confusion, I’ve become known as “America’s Government Teacher.”

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This is the place where everyone is welcome and all questions are good ones. I’m so happy you’re here.


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The Small and the Mighty:

Twelve Unsung Americans Who Changed the Course of History

From America’s favorite government teacher, a heartfelt, inspiring portrait of twelve ordinary Americans whose courage formed the character of our country.

In The Small and the Mighty, Sharon McMahon proves that the most remarkable Americans are often ordinary people who didn’t make it into the textbooks. Not the presidents, but the telephone operators. Not the aristocrats, but the schoolteachers. Through meticulous research, she discovers history’s unsung characters and brings their rich, riveting stories to light for the first time.

You’ll meet a woman astride a white horse riding down Pennsylvania Ave, a young boy detained at a Japanese incarceration camp, a formerly enslaved woman on a mission to reunite with her daughter, a poet on a train, and a teacher who learns to work with her enemies. More than one thing is bombed, and multiple people surprisingly become rich. Some rich with money, and some wealthy with things that matter more.

This is a book about what really made America – and Americans – great. McMahon’s cast of improbable champions will become familiar friends, lighting the path we journey in our quest to make the world more just, peaceful, good, and free.


September 2024

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The Vigilantes

Secrets, Scandal, and the Search for Justice

Here's Where It Gets Interesting's brand new series follows a shocking 1913 trial in Atlanta that was the catalyst for the birth of the modern KKK, and exposed deep divides across the nation.

Was the right man arrested? Did he really do it? And did he get the fair trial he was entitled to? The Vigilantes uncovers the truth amongst the lies, in its search for justice.

All seven episodes are out now!

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My conversation with VP Kamala Harris

What's at stake in the upcoming presidential election? From the wars in Gaza and Ukraine, to women’s healthcare, and the economy, not all voters are excited about a presidential rematch. Some have voiced their opinion by voting “Uncommitted” in the primary, instead of voting for President Biden. The vice president views this election as a choice between stability, and the potential destruction of Democracy.

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Governerd Insiders

I host one of the largest online book clubs and private groups, which includes so much more than reading books. Join us in the Governerd Insider community to get:

  • Access to a private instagram account where I participate every day
  • Historic deep dives on topics you’ve probably never learned
  • Monthly in-depth live workshops
  • Live Zoom hangouts, where I answer your questions
  • The chance to hear from the authors themselves

I’ve done workshops on everything from the lives of presidents and first ladies to modern day cults.

We’ve recently spoken with notable authors like Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson, who wrote The Warmth of Other Suns, and David Grann, author of Killers of the Flower Moon.


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