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Episode 9: The Immortals: Benjamin Franklin
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Be Like Benjamin Franklin
He was a writer, a publisher, a statesman, an inventor, and a renowned ladies man. Ben Franklin was a civic activist, an abolitionist and founded the Philadelphia Abolition Society, the first abolition organization in America. He was the first person to petition Congress to abolish slavery two months before his death in 1790, decades before the country fought a Civil War over the issue.He was timeless because Benjamin Franklin quotes are still relevant today.And he knew a thing or two about money because Forbes ranks him as the 89th richest man in American history. That even though he never patented any of his inventions. He preferred to gift them to the public as so many were things he invented to make everyday life easier.Full Article HereShow NotesAlien Church: A New England IPAGalaxy Double Dry Hopped Juicy Bits Weld WorksLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Why Did Ben Franklin Look Up to Genghis Khan?
Sure, Genghis Khan pillaged lands with glee and killed millions of people in his ruthless quest for power. But was he kind of a good person? Like, was he pro-justice and pro-environment? And also, did he invent the hamburger? Will and Mango dig in.Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htmAnd to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices
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...you recognize Ben Franklin if he was here today? I mean, I don't know. Because like there's pictures of him like in...
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