The Ringmaster: Mark McKinnon

Mark McKinnon first dreamed up the idea of a behind-the-scenes documentary series about the grueling nature of a presidential campaign back in 2002. Fourteen years later, it’s a smash hit on Showtime! In this episode of The Golden Mean, Mark joins me to talk about the show, this crazy political season, the state of the Republican Party – and the hidden meaning behind his ubiquitous Open Road Stetson!

Hometown Hero: Jarrett Adams

“I went from fighting for my innocence, to fighting for the innocent now.” Jarrett Adams, exoneree and attorney at The National Innocence Project, joins me during his visit back home to Chicago. In our very first episode, I’ll talk a bit about how the whole podcast came together, and then we’ll hear Jarrett’s amazing story of fortitude, survival, justice and success!

“I’ve always been curious about and attracted to innovative ideas and the people who turn them into realities. That intrigue was the genesis of ‘The Golden Mean.’ I hope you'll tune in here for fascinating one-on-one interviews with a diverse spectrum of captivating personalities and interesting thinkers. Please give us a listen!”