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This American President delves into the lives and legacies of U.S. presidents through long form stories and interviews. It will challenge the way you look at American history. Hosted by Richard Lim. Art by NipRogers.com.

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In October of 1962, John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev went to the brink of nuclear armageddon. In this episode, we cover how they managed the most dangerous moment in human history, the Cuban Missile Crisis. Become a Patron at patreon.com/thisamericanpresident for exclusive content and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Now that the election is over, attention is focusing on what the new cabinet will look like. We take the president’s cabinet for granted but Professor Lindsay M. Chervinsky shows that it’s creation wasn’t a foregone conclusion. We interview her about her new book on how George Washington created this uniquely American institution. Become a Patron at patreon.com/thisamericanpresident for exclusive content and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jackie Kennedy was widowed at the age of 34, forever traumatized by her husband’s assassination. In this episode, Paul Brandus discusses his new book, Jackie: Her Transformation from First Lady to Jackie O, and how she sought to build a life without JFK. Become a Patron at patreon.com/thisamericanpresident for exclusive content and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
John F. Kennedy entered office amid great expectations and high ambitions. But his idealism would soon crash into the realities of the Cold War. This episode examines the complex situations JFK encountered in the Third World. Become a Patron at patreon.com/thisamericanpresident for exclusive content and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Vladimir Putin remains one of the world’s most enigmatic leaders, but Professor Brian Taylor has spent years studying what makes the Russian president tick. In this episode, Dr. Taylor discusses his book, The Code of Putinism. Become a Patron at patreon.com/thisamericanpresident for exclusive content and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
They called him Honest Abe, but according to author Elizabeth Mitchell, Abraham Lincoln wasn't always honest. In fact, few presidents have more effectively manipulated the media. In this episode, Ms. Mitchell discusses her new book, Lincoln's Lie. Become a Patron at patreon.com/thisamericanpresident for exclusive content and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
GOP senators are moving to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In light of their 2016 refusal to give Merrick Garland a hearing, is this hypocrisy? Historian David Greenberg weighs in. Become a Patron at patreon.com/thisamericanpresident for exclusive content and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In 1796, George Washington decided to retire after decades of public service, but he was worried for his nation’s future. This episode explores his Farewell Address, which he hoped would guide Americans beyond his own lifetime. This is a preview of an exclusive episode available only on our Patreon. Become a Patron at patreon.com/thisamericanpresident for exclusive content like this and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
President Trump’s COVID diagnosis raises questions about what happens when the president is incapacitated. Jane Hampton Cook and our host Richard Lim discuss what history has to say about presidential illnesses. Become a Patron at patreon.com/thisamericanpresident for exclusive content and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In the middle of a heated presidential election, historian Jarrett Stepman explains what lessons history has to offer about the electoral college, running mate selections, and televised debates. Jarrett Stepman is the cohost of The Right Side of History and author of The War on History: The Conspiracy to Rewrite America's Past. Become a Patron at patreon.com/thisamericanpresident for exclusive content and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
100 years after the 19th amendment, Jane Hampton Cook’s book Resilience on Parade recounts the long struggle to secure women the right to vote nationwide. In this episode, Jane discusses the key figures and moments in the women’s suffrage movement. Become a Patron at patreon.com/thisamericanpresident for exclusive content and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The grandson of the 34th president, Merrill Eisenhower Atwater continues his family’s tradition of public service as CEO of People to People International. In this episode, Merrill discusses his grandfather’s towering legacy. Become a Patron at patreon.com/thisamericanpresident for exclusive content and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Some remember Dwight D. Eisenhower’s presidency as a time of peace and prosperity, but in reality, it was an era of constant global crises. This episode explores how Eisenhower skillfully navigated the perils of the Cold War. Become a Patron at patreon.com/thisamericanpresident for exclusive content and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Few men entered the presidency as prepared as Dwight D. Eisenhower, but the Cold War required exquisite statesmanship. This episode explores Eisenhower’s plans to contain communism and prevent nuclear holocaust. Become a Patron at patreon.com/thisamericanpresident for exclusive content and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Our host Richard and Joey Brown discuss the smallpox pandemic during the American Revolution and the Spanish Flu and the lessons those events have to offer for the present COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Harry S. Truman, a former haberdasher from Missouri, presided over the final victory in World War II, but a new conflict emerged: the Cold War. This episode explores how he responded to the unprecedented challenge of containing communism. Become a Patron at patreon.com/thisamericanpresident for exclusive content and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Richard and Michael answer questions from listeners including the origin story of the podcast and what goes into making an episode. They also announce a Kickstarter Project to fund a podcast studio. To become a backer of our Kickstarter visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thisamerpres/podcast-studio-0 or search “This American President Podcast Studio” on Kickstarter.com. Become a Patron at patreon.com/thisamericanpresident for exclusive content and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In 1945, Harry S. Truman made one of the most fateful decisions any president has ever had to make: to use the atomic bomb as a weapon of war. This episode examines the unique circumstances and earthshaking consequences of that choice. Become a Patron at patreon.com/thisamericanpresident for exclusive content and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18. Nigel Hamilton on FDR

18. Nigel Hamilton on FDR

2019-09-2801:11:00

Nigel Hamilton is the author of an epic-three part biography on Franklin D. Roosevelt. In this episode, Hamilton discusses his new book, War and Peace: FDR's Final Odyssey: D-Day to Yalta, 1943–1945. Become a Patron at patreon.com/thisamericanpresident for exclusive content and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
When John Wolfram joined the US Navy in 1967, he did not know he would become the first person to see the Apollo 11 astronauts after the moon landing. John shares about his experiences of the Apollo 11 naval recovery and in Vietnam. Become a Patron at patreon.com/thisamericanpresident for exclusive content and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Chloe Gilmer

This is one of the best stories I've heard in a while, thank you 😁🙏🏼

Apr 18th
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