Getting Schooled Podcast

Getting Schooled Podcast

FOX News Podcasts are Getting Schooled. FOX Nation host Abby Hornacek takes a closer look at the topics and buzz words you find your friends and coworkers using to sound intelligent. Each week Abby and her expert guests will tackle topics we take for granted and help to explain the roots and meanings behind them.


December 5, 2022 16 min

This week, founders of Metal Art of Wisconsin and designers of the FOX Patriot Award, Shane and Justis Henderson join Abby in the classroom to help explain the delicate process of creating the FOX Nation Patriot Award.

Shane and Justis revel in the joys of being a successful father-son run company, especially with the expansion of their business since being discovered on social media. Later, Abby and the Hendersons’ reflect on the r...

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This week, the editor of the JFK Facts blog and author of the forthcoming Scorpions' Dance: The President, the Spymaster, and Watergate Jefferson Morley, joins Abby in the classroom to help explain the life and ultimately, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

Jefferson sheds light on the day of President Kennedy's assassination and reflects on the global reactions to the murder of a sitting U.S. President....

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November 21, 2022 46 min

This week, FOX News Investigative Reporter Cristina Corbin joins Abby in the classroom to help explain the 1981 double murder mystery of a young couple and the newly unearthed details of this horrific crime 40 years later.

Cristina uncovers how the identities of Harold Dean and Tina Gail Clouse were discovered and the chilling relationship that influenced their relocation from Florida to Texas. Later, Cristina reveals that baby Holl...

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November 14, 2022 34 min

This week, retired Navy Captain and the author of Raven One, Kevin Miller joins Abby in the classroom to help explain the role of fighter pilots.

Kevin shares the qualifications of fighter pilots and the inner workings of aircraft carriers. Later, Abby and Kevin discuss the integral contribution of aircraft carriers to the United States in World War II and the honorable service of our men and women in uniform.

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November 7, 2022 53 min

This week, Co-Host of VSiN Big Bets on the Vegas Sports Information NetworkDave Ross joins Abby in the classroom to help explain the World Series.

Dave analyzes how Major League Baseball has recovered since its contentious lockout this past Spring and a similar incident in the franchise that lead to the cancellation of the 1994 World Series. Later, Dave and Abby review the future and influence of fantasy leagues and sports betting...

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This week Abby revisits a conversation with Senior Political Correspondent at Axios and Fox News Radio Political Analyst, Josh Kraushaar for a lesson plan on ranked-choice voting. They discuss why some states and cities have transitioned to this new form of voting, the impact it has had on candidates and voters, and how it could influence American elections at large.

Keep up with Abby after class on Twitter: @AbbyHornacek 


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October 31, 2022 46 min

This week, Author and Historian, Marilynne Roach joins Abby in the classroom to help explain the Salem Witch Trials.

Marilynne provides insight into how these trials heightened tension amongst neighbors and transformed the Salem, Massachusetts community’s view of witchcraft for centuries. Later, Marilynne addresses the many misconceptions and myths that were sparked as a result of the Salem Witch trials.

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This week, Abby revisits a conversation with an American Halloween author whose work has been featured on the History Channel and in National GeographicLesley Bannatyne, for a lesson on Halloween.

Lesley discusses the origins of Halloween in Celtic and Christian traditions, how Halloween has evolved through American history and what this holiday can teach us about our modern times.

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October 24, 2022 31 min

This week, former National Security Cyber Specialist at the U.S. Department of Justice and Partner at BakerHostetler, Ed McAndrew joins Abby in the classroom to help explain the cultural phenomenon, Catfishing.

Ed reveals that catfishing is only illegal when it instigates or inflicts a crime. He also describes tell-tale signs that you've been a victim of catfishing and later shares with Abby the craziest catfishing story he'...

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October 17, 2022 30 min

This week, Host of Kennedy on FOX Business and the Kennedy Saves The World podcast, Kennedy joins Abby in the classroom to explain how she saves the world.

Kennedy reflects on her unique educational journey and how she's proud of her decision to return to school on her own timeline. She also shares an unexpected date she had with McSteamy, aka Eric Dane. Later, Kennedy shares with Abby how she navigates a healthy work-life balan...

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October 10, 2022 28 min

This week, the Senior Fellow of Center Tech Innovation, Darrell West joins Abby in the classroom to help explain Artificial Intelligence.

Darrell examines the origins of Artificial Intelligence, as well as the pros and cons of this technology. He also answers a question on the possibility of AI technologies developing morals and empathy as science advances. Later, Darrell reveals to Abby examples of artificial intelligence that we m...

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October 3, 2022 35 min

This week, the George W. Donaghey Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Arkansas, Dr. John Kirk joins Abby in the classroom to help with explaining the legacy of the Little Rock Nine.

Dr. Kirk reflects on the racial tension in Little Rock, Arkansas that ultimately lead to the temporary closing of the Little Rock community’s public high schools. He also addresses how President Eisenhower had to employ his executive ...

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September 26, 2022 27 min

This week, Associate Professor of Addiction and Overdose in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Brendan Saloner joins Abby in the classroom to help explain the national opioid crisis.

Dr. Saloner analyzes how the opioid crisis in the United States evolved to its present detrimental and fatal state. He also reflects on the role of the Department of Drug Enforcement Administration in combati...

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September 19, 2022 34 min

This week, Senior Fellow at the Migration Policy InstituteMuzaffar Chishti joins Abby in the classroom to help explain sanctuary cities.

Muzaffar walks listeners through the history of sanctuary cities and how they’ve evolved to solely being a safe haven for migrants. He also addresses the role of the 10th Amendment in protecting states from prosecution under federal law and the anonymity of migrants. Later, Muzaffar and Abby refl...

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This week, Abby revisits a lesson on the evolution of "fast fashion," with CEO and Founder of Remake, Ayesha Barenblat.

Ayesha breaks down the origins and future of both fast fashion and sustainable fashion, globally. Later Abby and Ayesha discuss the difference in the impact of fast fashion and sustainable fashion on the economy and environment.

Keep up with Abby after class on Twitter: @AbbyHornacek

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September 12, 2022 37 min

This week, Historian and Professor of History at the University of Central FloridaLuis Martinez-Fernandez joins Abby in the classroom to help explain Hispanic Heritage Month.

Professor Martinez-Fernandez emphasizes how this is a celebration of rich diversity and culture and that this month-long holiday should not be reduced to food and sombreros. He also reflects on the political correctness that has encapsulated the community, as...

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September 5, 2022 25 min

This week, U.S. Department of Labor Director of the Office of Labor-Management StandardsJeff Freund joins Abby in the classroom to help explain the origins of Labor Day.

Jeff reveals the holiday was sparked as a way to acknowledge the dedication of service workers despite horrific labor conditions and emphasizes the importance of unions to ensure the maintenance of workers' quality of life. Later, he shares with Abby how celeb...

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August 29, 2022 39 min

This week, former United States Army Four-Star GeneralGeneral David Perkins joins Abby in the classroom to help explain the war in Afghanistan.

General Perkins reflects on how the terrorist attacks on 9/11 were the leading catalyst for the war in Afghanistan, and how the threat of the Taliban prevails to this day. He also addresses the impact of the assassination of Osama Bin Laden on the war. Later, General Perkins reflects on th...

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August 22, 2022 11 min

This week Abby takes the class on a field trip into outer space for a lesson on her new FOX Nation series Alien Abductions w/ Abby Hornacek.

Abby shares snippets of her conversations with people who believe they've had life-changing extraterrestrial encounters and that the CIA has concealed confirming evidence of this global mystery. Later, Abby reflects on three stories from her intergalactic travels that are out of this world.


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August 15, 2022 31 min

This week, University of Central Florida Associate Professor of MusicGeorge Weremchuk joins Abby in the classroom to help explain Woodstock 1969.

George shares what sparked the inspiration behind this iconic festival in Bethel, New York. He also elaborates on the chaos that ensued throughout the festival's 3-day run, leaving attendees and the world mystified. Later, George argues that although many festivals in recent decades ...

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