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An Honorable Profession: a podcast that features rising Democratic leaders. They share their personal stories, and discuss ways to restore trust in government, as well as sanity in politics, in an insane era.

Like what you hear? Meet more rising Democratic leaders in the NewDEAL network and learn about their innovative work, at www.newdealleaders.org

Jul 18, 2019

Host Ryan Coonerty talks with historian Douglas Brinkley, author of "American Moonshot", in a special episode on the space race, one of the great moments of American ingenuity and ambition, and how public leaders can find inspiration from this initiative as we face major challenges like climate change.


Jun 27, 2019

Host Ryan Coonerty talks with Florida Representative Margaret Good, who ran for office for the first time in a 2018 special election and flipped a House seat in a district that voted for Trump. Hear about her decision to run, her work to inspire others to run, and her work to listen to constituents and ensure...


Jun 13, 2019

Host Ryan Coonerty talks with NewDEALers Colorado Governor Jared Polis and Senators Kerry Donovan & Brittany Pettersen, members of Colorado's "Fab Five" of female legislators making history.


May 30, 2019

Host Ryan Coonerty talked with Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes about his path to politics after college, the importance of an authentic connection with a wide variety of communities and individuals, and his work advocating for equity in environmental policy, education, criminal justice, and other policy...


May 16, 2019

Host Ryan Coonerty talks with San Jose, CA Mayor Sam Liccardo about his leadership in the heart of Silicon Valley and his work to embrace technology while also ensuring his community is on the forefront of adapting to the rise of new technology and disruption.