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.

Tours for Humanity Tours: 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.

Tours for Humanity Tours: 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

November 7, 2018

Together they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor for the American Revolution. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson launched a bold experiment in self-government based on self-evident truths. Their early friendship fell to political rivalry and bitterness. After their Presidencies and transforming America they renewed their bonds of affection and their faith in the future. These two Founders show us that our differences need not divide us in the final analysis.

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May 7, 2019

Divided by an ocean yet united in the Cause of Freedom. The friendship of Sir Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt saved the democratic world in the Second World War. Both born in the 19th Century they prevented a New Dark Age in the 20th. What has been called the ‘Special Relationship” of Britain and America is thankfully a continuation of the special friendship of these two leaders. Though at times their visions of the future diverged their impact on the world of today is indelible and undeniable.

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October 25, 2018

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.

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?” After saving the Union and the American Experiment their friendship would be cut short in a Night of Terrors.

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