Bo Hammond

Bo Hammond has a degree in history from American University in Washington, D.C.  He is the owner and founder of Tours for Humanity where he focuses on the Drinking History Tour, the Lincoln Leadership Experience, and public speaking events.  When he is not researching for the podcast or leading corporate trainings, Bo can be found writing, screenwriting, or gaming. Thanks for dropping in and enjoy the show. Cheers.

Drinking History Tour

American history and the history of drinking are inseparable. From the Mayflower to Al Capone and from Teddy Roosevelt to Boris Yeltsin alcohol has both helped and hindered humanity. We cover rebellions, duels, affairs of state and affairs of passion or in layman’s terms: badass American history. So raise a glass to those who came before us and learn how a few drinks helped change the world (or at least made it bearable).

Both the Lincoln Leadership Experience and Drinking History can be from the speaker’s podium or on the streets of Washington, D.C. I’ve been hired to lecture in both hotel ballrooms and the sites around the White House. Both versions have been used at conferences and team building events. With past clients such as Marriott, Danaher, and iHeart Media you know you’ll be in good company.

Lincoln Leadership Experience

This experiential leadership training gives us numerous case studies from the most trying time in American history. We examine the leadership model of Abraham Lincoln in the midst of the Civil War. Through his virtues and misteps we discover important lessons to apply to the difficulties of today. In this complex and fast paced world the lessons of history have never been more valuable.

“Experiential Learning is increasingly becoming the most memorable and sustainable avenue for Executive Development. Bo did an outstanding job customizing his immense Lincoln knowledge and storytelling ability to connect our program objectives for the participants.” – Patrick Donohue, VP Leadership Development, Danaher Corporation

Recent Episodes

March 19, 2019

Bromances of History tells the stories of genuine friends who changed the world. Through the lives of statesmen, scientists, military leaders, and titans of business we examine that vital element of the good life: friendship.

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May 3, 2020

One was expected to be President and the other became so. Rivals in the 1860 Republican Convention, these two men would forge a true friendship that sustained them both through the darkest hour of the American Republic. William H. Seward was experienced, educated, and well connected. A former Governor turned Senator of New York he made a stark contrast to the former one term Congressman and prairie lawyer from Illinois.

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September 14, 2020

As southern states seceded and the storm of the Civil War loomed over the country Seward was named Secretary of State. Though adversaries at first their story illustrates Lincoln’s word’s “Do I not destroy my enemy when I make him my friend?”

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