There’s a lot happening in our current political climate— too many unknowns to list. But, we have much to be thankful for, even as the votes and elections are sorted.

In fact, this is the month when we lean towards the Thanksgiving holiday every year.

Maybe you remember making pilgrim hats and Indian vests from construction paper and grocery bags back in elementary school. That’s the grandest narrative we attach to Thanksgiving, that first celebration by the Pilgrims in the New World.

But that event didn’t just happen overnight.

In this podcast we trace the story of the first Thanksgiving back 100 years leading up to that first meal. And, you’ll learn that most of it has to do with religious freedom!