For the first biography episode of the podcast, we look at John Winthrop. An early founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Winthrop would spend much of his two decades in New England as the governor of Massachusetts. More than that, however, it was his immortal words to the new colonists on their way to Massachusett's that would cement his legacy. Winthrop described Massachusetts as being "as a city upon a hill." These words endure today as something of a mission statement for what the United States strives to stand for.