Inspiring, promoting and educating targeted inter-generational awareness for shared common humanity as a national unifying force.
Conversations create change.
Walking the Middle
FOSH officially launched in the summer of 2021 when John took his first steps on the 4th of July in a 1700-mile, 120-day walking journey from Westhope, North Dakota to Hope, Texas.
Finding Common Ground
The purpose of the WALK was to slow life down to a walking pace. We connected with strangers in over 75 towns, through 6 states, straight down the book spine of our country, on foot, at eye level, in first person, concentrating solely on what we all have in common; walk to the middle to find common ground.
Step for Step:
Look, Listen, Learn
John and team FOSH looked, listened, and learned, and documented the entire journey, shaping a voice, and building a base of appropriate educational content and programing to later share in our schools, at all levels, promoting a national unifying dynamic influenced through shared humanity at all levels of education.
Meet the Support Team for
John's 2021 Walk to the Middle
Andrew Inserra & Declan Brown
Backpocket Productions is a podcast and media production company co-founded by Andrew Inserra (John’s son) and Declan Brown. 4 years ago they start the Backpocket podcast in St. Paul, MN out of their college house while studying mechanical engineering (Declan) and business management (Andrew) at the University of St. Thomas. Their passion for recording podcasts and connecting with the greater Twin Cities community was unmatched as they have recorded over 315 episodes over the last four years and reach roughly 10 million people a year doing so. In 2021, they expanded their business to include podcast and media production. Since this announcement, Backpocket now officially produces 6 podcasts including the Straight Candid podcast (a comedy podcast in the top 20 in the USA), current Vikings WR Adam Theilen’s ETS podcast, and they just launched a new speed dating podcast called Kings and Kweens: the Date Night Podcast. They are helping FOSH on all things media production.
Your donations matter.
With your financial support, the majority of the proceeds from your charitable giving will gratefully benefit the ability of ForOurSharedHumanity (FOSH) to shape an educational voice targeting intergenerational awareness for our shared humanity and share this same voice after the WALK through an organized national education campaign.