Episode from the podcastMobituaries with Mo Rocca

Thomas Paine: Death of a Forgotten Founding Father

Released Friday, 15th November 2019
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Thomas Paine wrote Common Sense, the pamphlet that inspired the American Revolution. So why did only six people show up at his funeral? Mo finds out why this essential Founding Father has never gotten his due - and, with the help of a Tony nominated Broadway songwriting team and The Daily Show's Lewis Black, stages a rollicking memorial service for Paine on the spot where he dropped dead.