DiscoverVery Presidential with Ashley Flowers
Very Presidential with Ashley Flowers
Claim Ownership

Very Presidential with Ashley Flowers

Author: Parcast Network

Subscribed: 12,749Played: 193,634
Share

Description

It’s the most powerful position in American politics—and arguably, the world. But behind the oath to preserve, protect and defend, lie dark secrets posed to leave some legacies in disgrace. Uncover the most damning details surrounding history’s most high-profile leaders in the Spotify Original from Parcast, Very Presidential with Ashley Flowers. Every Tuesday through the 2020 election, host Ashley Flowers shines a light on the darker side of the American presidency… From torrid love affairs and contemptible corruption to shocking cover-ups and even murder, she’ll expose the personal and professional controversies you may never knew existed.

17 Episodes
Reverse
You know you can find love in a bar… on an app… Why not a podcast? Every week on Blind Dating, one hopeful single is introduced to two potential matches in a virtual hangout — no cameras allowed. This week, listen in as Robbie, a 29-year-old actor, meets a vegan foodie with a nose fetish and a Star-Wars-loving writer. Is personality enough to spark a lasting connection? Listen to find out… and don’t miss the twist at the end! Blind Dating is free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
As a military general, Washington lost more battles than he won, obsessed over his salary, and launched a mission that exploded into an international war. So, naturally, he was cast as a hero and catapulted into the presidency. What could go wrong?  To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit parcast.com/verypresidential
He arrived at the White House without experience or a clue… But that didn’t stop Grant from secretly doubling his salary and accepting extravagant gifts from Wall Street. Meanwhile, his administration extorted, bribed, and stole millions of tax dollars away from Americans living through a depression they basically caused. And still, people said a more honest, generous man never lived.  To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit parcast.com/verypresidential
He pardoned a disgraced president, was nearly gunned down by a member of the Manson Family, and once taped a polarizing SNL introduction… And yet, Gerald Ford’s legacy is largely that of a nice guy — not a scandal magnet. How exactly did the moderate everyman survive the White House?  To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit parcast.com/verypresidential
He was the follow-up act no one wanted: Johnson took office after Lincoln was assassinated, and spent his presidency making every sloppy, chaotic move he was capable of. Everything he did — from empowering ex-Confederates to spearheading a deranged speaking tour to calling for a Congressman to be hanged — led to disaster, death, and ultimately his own disgrace.   To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit parcast.com/verypresidential
He was a paranoid president who wiretapped the White House, kept actual lists of enemies, popped pills, shoved aides, and might've secretly been in love with his best friend. Nixon’s always going to be tied to the Watergate scandal, but there’s so much more to know about so-called “Tricky Dick.” To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit parcast.com/verypresidential
FDR was president for over a decade — plenty of time to curate a rotating cast of love interests, including the Princess of Norway and his own daughter-in-law. But if the White House living arrangements were made somewhat awkward by his constant need for companionship, FDR didn’t seem to notice. He was busy handling crisis after crisis… and manufacturing a few of his own, too. To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit parcast.com/verypresidential
He wanted to be a low-key VP, and instead became one of the most disliked presidents in history. John Tyler was booted from his own party, burned in effigy on the White House lawn, and rejected even in death by America’s most prominent politicians.  To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit parcast.com/verypresidential
The youngest president to ever take office was full of tough-guy machismo, and famous for his vigor. Where’d he pour all that energy? Breaking up his brother’s marriage, getting off the grid for wild excursions, and trophy hunting to his heart’s content.
He rang in his presidency with a legendary kick-off party that ended with free-for-all punch bowls on the White House lawn. But really, the celebration marked the beginning of an absolutely disastrous two terms. Violence, racism and chauvinism were in Jackson’s blood—from deadly duels to Native American massacres to the demonic death march he directed across the country.   To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit parcast.com/verypresidential
He promised his dying wife he would never remarry, then turned around and forced 14-year-old Sally Hemings—whose family he enslaved—to be his concubine. Slavery, a murder conspiracy, his own personal Burn Book… Thomas Jefferson may have been a Founding Father, but he was as dirty as they get. To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit parcast.com/verypresidential
Seemingly every politician has dalliances they (try to) keep in the dark, but Warren G. Harding took his affairs to another level—writing wildly steamy letters, meeting in coat closets, even once getting caught by New York City’s Vice Squad in a hotel room with a young fangirl. And while he was busy getting busy, his administration was running a full-blown criminal empire… That is, until the president mysteriously dropped dead.  To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit parcast.com/verypresidential
Was Woodrow Wilson even really president while he was president? After using hush money to help get elected to a second term, his health became so fragile that someone else was rumored to be calling all the shots… and some consider her to be the first woman to ever hold the highest office. To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit parcast.com/verypresidential
A wicked assault, a bride 27 years his junior, a secret surgery at sea... Cleveland's extracurriculars ranged from creepy to straight-up criminal. His reputation for decency and honesty wasn't ironclad after all.   To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit parcast.com/verypresidential
LBJ was catapulted into the presidency by tragic circumstances, but his goal was clear. On a diet consisting of women, cigarettes, and booze, he would outwork and outlast anyone who opposed him.  To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit parcast.com/verypresidential
The youngest president ever elected had a golden boy aura, but his legacy is down-right salacious. Sex, drugs, near-fatal illnesses… JFK was a womanizer whose ego almost started a nuclear war. To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit parcast.com/verypresidential
When we talk about “presidential conduct,” we usually mean dignity and leadership. We don’t usually talk about the all-night ragers, blackmail schemes, and drug-induced decisions made in very important meetings! But maybe we should talk about all of that… and in the new Spotify Original from Parcast, Very Presidential with Ashley Flowers, we are! Every Tuesday through the 2020 election, host Ashley Flowers is looking at 15 of our most badly-behaved presidents to shine a light on what was really going on in the White House. It’s a lot wilder than anything you learned in history class, and the scariest part is, it’s all true. Check out Very Presidential with Ashley Flowers every Tuesday starting August 11th! Listen free on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts!
Comments (68)

Ryan Hall

Very Presidential meets 1619 project. History told with a liberal slant. It is actually not even a slant, just lies. I used to enjoy these podcasts even though I didn't always believe or agree with some of her "facts", I found them entertaining. This episode went too far.

Nov 22nd
Reply

Arash Sh

worst thing about ashley is that therr is thousands of channels to be sub. please make one channel and place every show on it

Nov 21st
Reply

Jamie Longo

wish there was more to this episode. these plugs are annoying. not even similar to Very Presidential.

Nov 20th
Reply

Sherrie Lucas

Another desperate ad, for a new podcast...EVERTWHERE!! 🙄

Nov 18th
Reply

Dave Tingley

I am disappointed that within the last few episodes the host has decided to start adding her only little jabs and political commentary. I have so enjoyed this podcast up to this point but given the way Ms. Ashley has chosen to add her own political opinions I have to question the accuracy of the information being shared. I am sad as I have so enjoyed the more in depth history of some of our more controversial Presidents. I am not sure I can continue to listen though as I now am not sure I can trust this to be anything other than another opinion podcast.

Nov 16th
Reply

rajwayi oluoch

You mean this Washington one is the very last episode or you'll come back with another season?

Nov 13th
Reply

Rachael Frey

there is so much more to George washington than what is being said (Yes I know this is a podcast about the indiscretions of past presidents and you can only do it in 45 minutes). also, you might want to look up the context and meaning of 'separation and church'.

Nov 10th
Reply (1)

tyler timmerman

Some real loose "history" going on here

Nov 3rd
Reply

Jonas Grumbie

interesting episode

Oct 29th
Reply

Jane Hoffman

This is the best episode! I cannot BELIEVE he got away with all of this sh*t!

Oct 25th
Reply

Jane Hoffman

Great episode! Loved every one of them.

Oct 25th
Reply

Andrea Tello

Nice, Ashley! Thanks for speaking the truth.

Oct 24th
Reply

Rebekah Ange Feher

Opinions, we all have them! I'm a Trump supporter and I caught the rub but who cares! America is America bc of our differences!

Oct 24th
Reply

Br0wnie

I never thought I could dislike Nixon more until I heard this podcast.

Oct 24th
Reply

Jonas Grumbie

what an excellent episode

Oct 22nd
Reply

Scott Shaw

making shit up

Oct 21st
Reply

Kerri L

That people think this was the first episode to throw shade at Trump, it's a bit tone deaf. I love the show Ashley & Parcast. I wish it would keep going street the election!! 😭😭

Oct 21st
Reply

Timothy Drummond

Did I miss where trump is mentioned or even just alluded to?? Give me an approximate time stamp? Was it in a different episode?

Oct 21st
Reply (2)

Dustin Cordill

yep, its that easy to ruin a decent podcast. why couldn't you just make an unbiased episode? sad. I'm done as well

Oct 21st
Reply

Luke Tallman

Im just here to see how many Trumpists go full snowflake over that shot across the bow.

Oct 20th
Reply (1)
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store