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April 15, 1865. President Lincoln is dead and the country is in turmoil. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton takes control, determined to bring the assassin to justice. But the hunt for John Wilkes Booth isn’t all that grips Stanton; Lincoln’s successor, Vice President Andrew Johnson, is likely to bend to southern interests and undo the very progress for which Lincoln died. Edwin Stanton must employ every bit of political wile he can muster to secure the future of the freed slaves, and the nation. Consumed by his conviction, Stanton will betray his friends, his honor, and the very constitution he is sworn to protect, all to steer the country towards justice–his justice.

April 15, 1865. President Lincoln is dead and the country is in turmoil. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton takes control, determined to bring the assassin to justice. But the hunt for John Wilkes Booth isn’t all that grips Stanton; Lincoln’s successor, Vice President Andrew Johnson, is likely to bend to southern interests and undo the very progress for which Lincoln died. Edwin Stanton must employ every bit of political wile he can muster to secure the future of the freed slaves, and the nation. Consumed by his conviction, Stanton will betray his friends, his honor, and the very constitution he is sworn to protect, all to steer the country towards justice–his justice.
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April 15, 1865. President Lincoln is dead and the country is in turmoil. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton takes control, determined to bring the assassin to justice. But the hunt for John Wilkes Booth isn’t all that grips Stanton; Lincoln’s successor, Vice President Andrew Johnson, is likely to bend to southern interests and undo the very progress for which Lincoln died. Edwin Stanton must employ every bit of political wile he can muster to secure the future of the freed slaves, and the nation. Consumed by his conviction, Stanton will betray his friends, his honor, and the very constitution he is sworn to protect, all to steer the country towards justice–his justice.

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Episodes

Totalus Rankium | 17

10/8/2019
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Last week, 1865 writers and co-creators Steve Walters and Erik Archilla spoke with the hosts of the podcast Totalus Rankium--an irreverent and often cheeky revue of American presidents from a Brittish perspective. These two gents, Rob and Jamie, rank each president in categories of statesmanship, scandal, how Hollywood-ready they are, and how good their official portrait is. The podcast aired over the weekend, but Rob and Jaimie were kind enough to allow me to rebroadcast the episode on our...

Duration:01:11:50

Introducing American Elections: Wicked Game

10/8/2019
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American Elections: Wicked Game is a new podcast from Lindsay Graham that will explore all 58 presidential elections, leading up to the big day in November 2020. From the inevitable election of George Washington in 1789, to Donald Trump’s surprise electoral victory in 2016, we’ll attempt to discover if there ever was a “good ol’ days,” or if presidential politics have always been played dirty. Listen now at: wondery.fm/AmericanElectionsW

Duration:00:06:50

Inside the Episode | 16

10/1/2019
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In the last of the three-part bonus series on the John Wilkes Booth story, with the surrender of Robert E Lee, Booth was driven to take the final, foreboding step towards his dark and violent destiny. In this final Inside the Episode bonus feature, hear director and co-producer Robert McCollum interview the writers and production team Steven Walters, Erik Archilla and Lindsay Graham about the true history behind the podcast. 1865 is an Airship production. You can support this show at...

Duration:00:48:09

Booth: A Hideous Dream | 16

10/1/2019
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In the finale of the three-part bonus series on the John Wilkes Booth story, with the surrender of Robert E Lee, Booth is driven to take the final, foreboding step towards his dark and violent destiny. 1865 is an Airship production. You can support this show at Patreon.com/1865podcast to get early, ad-free access to episodes and more. Featuring (in order of appearance): Montgomery Sutton (John Wilkes Booth) Jessica Renee Russell (Lucy Hale) Reed Birney (Senator John P. Hale) Steven...

Duration:00:24:37

Inside the Episode | 15

9/24/2019
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In the second of three John Wilkes Booth special episodes, John and his co-conspirators tried to turn the tide of the war and Lucy Hale found herself caught between the duty of a daughter and her love for Mr. Booth. In this Inside the Episode bonus feature, hear director and co-producer Robert McCollum interview the writers and co-producers Steven Walters and Erik Archilla about the true history behind the podcast. 1865 is an Airship production. You can support this show at...

Duration:00:12:10

Booth: All Honorable Men | 15

9/24/2019
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Please note, this episode contains contains adult themes, sexual content, and strong language. Listener discretion is advised. In this second of three John Wilkes Booth special episodes, as John and his co-conspirators try to turn the tide of the war, Lucy Hale finds herself caught between the duty of a daughter and her love for Mr. Booth. 1865 is an Airship production. You can support this show at Patreon.com/1865podcast to get early, ad-free access to episodes and more. Featuring (in...

Duration:00:27:24

Interview With Professor Greg Jackson | 14

9/19/2019
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1865 is an Airship production. You can support this show at Patreon.com/1865podcast to get early, ad-free access to episodes and more. In this bonus episode, Professor Greg Jackson, a bona fide historian and host of the podcast History That Doesn't Suck, joins executive producer Lindsay Graham and co-creator and lead writer Steven Walters in a discussion about Civil War history, its consequences and controversies, the importance of learning history ⁠— and why podcasting about it is...

Duration:00:57:10

Inside the Episode | 14

9/17/2019
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In the first of three John Wilkes Booth special episodes, the country - and the Booth family - was torn apart in Civil War. John had to choose between his family's legacy and his personal convictions. In this Inside the Episode bonus feature, hear director and co-producer Robert McCollum interview the writers and co-producers Steven Walters and Erik Archilla about the true history behind the podcast. 1865 is an Airship production. You can support this show at Patreon.com/1865podcast to get...

Duration:00:13:22

Booth: Obey Necessity | 14

9/17/2019
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Please note, this episode contains contains adult themes, sexual content, and strong language. Listener discretion is advised. In this first of three John Wilkes Booth special episodes, the country - and the Booth family - is torn apart in Civil War. John must choose between his family's legacy and his personal convictions. 1865 is an Airship production. You can support this show at Patreon.com/1865podcast to get early, ad-free access to episodes and more. Featuring (in order of...

Duration:00:29:49

1865 Returns September 17th | 13

9/10/2019
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We're off this week, but there are still three more episodes to come. Starting September 17th: John Wilkes Booth’s journey from well-regarded actor to notorious assassin. To find out more about 1865, go to 1865podcast.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. And if you like this show, please support it. Become a patron at Patreon.com/1865podcast.

Duration:00:01:00

Inside the Episode | 13

9/3/2019
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In the series finale, Stanton faced termination and Johnson faced impeachment. Neither was willing to back down, and the country edged towards the brink of another civil war. In this Inside the Episode bonus feature, hear director and co-producer Robert McCollum interview the writers and co-producers Steven Walters and Erik Archilla about the true history behind the podcast. 1865 is an Airship production. You can support this show at Patreon.com/1865podcast to get early, ad-free access to...

Duration:00:31:44

Thus Always to Tyrants | 13

9/3/2019
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In this series finale, Stanton faces termination and Johnson faces impeachment. Neither is willing to back down, as the country edges towards the brink of another civil war. Bonus prequel episodes that tell the story of John Wilkes Booth’s radicalization and assassination of Lincoln begin September 17th. 1865 is an Airship production. You can support this show at Patreon.com/1865podcast to get early, ad-free access to episodes and more. Starring Jeremy Schwartz as Edwin Stanton. Also...

Duration:00:40:58

Inside the Episode | 12

8/27/2019
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In Episode 12, eager to be rid of each other, Stanton and Johnson plotted each other’s political demise, as the country edged toward a constitutional crisis. In this Inside the Episode bonus feature, hear director and co-producer Robert McCollum interview the writers and co-producers Steven Walters and Erik Archilla about the true history behind the podcast. 1865 is an Airship production. You can support this show at Patreon.com/1865podcast to get early, ad-free access to episodes and...

Duration:00:20:40

Barricade | 12

8/27/2019
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Eager to be rid of each other, Stanton and Johnson plot each other’s political demise, as the country edges towards a constitutional crisis. 1865 is an Airship production. You can support this show at Patreon.com/1865podcast to get early, ad-free access to episodes and more. Starring Jeremy Schwartz as Edwin Stanton. Also featuring (in order of appearance): Robert McCollum (Congressman John Bingham) Sean Hennigan (Secretary of State William Henry Seward) J. Michael Tatum (Secretary of...

Duration:00:35:40

Inside the Episode | 11

8/20/2019
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In Episode 11, with the trial over, Stanton struggled to press on and continue the fight.. In this Inside the Episode bonus feature, hear director and co-producer Robert McCollum interview the writers and co-producers Steven Walters and Erik Archilla about the true history behind the podcast. 1865 is an Airship production. You can support this show at Patreon.com/1865podcast to get early, ad-free access to episodes and more. To find out more about 1865, go to 1865podcast.com, or find us...

Duration:00:15:46

Fight, Dig and Die | 11

8/20/2019
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The trial over, Stanton struggles to press on and continue the fight. 1865 is an Airship production. You can support this show at Patreon.com/1865podcast to get early, ad-free access to episodes and more. Starring Jeremy Schwartz as Edwin Stanton. Also featuring (in order of appearance): R. Bruce Elliott (President Andrew Johnson) J. Michael Tatum (Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles) William Jackson Harper (John Mercer Langston) Sean Hennigan (Secretary of State William Henry...

Duration:00:33:32

Inside the Episode | 10

8/13/2019
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In Episode 10, while Mary Surratt’s life hangs in the balance, Stanton struggled to find her son and prove his conspiracy. In this Inside the Episode bonus feature, hear director and co-producer Robert McCollum interview the writers and co-producers Steven Walters and Erik Archilla about the true history behind the podcast. 1865 is an Airship production. You can support this show at Patreon.com/1865podcast to get early, ad-free access to episodes and more. To find out more about 1865, go...

Duration:00:12:51

A Cost In Blood | 10

8/13/2019
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While Mary Surratt’s life hangs in the balance, Stanton struggles to find her son and prove his conspiracy. 1865 is an Airship production. You can support this show at Patreon.com/1865podcast to get early, ad-free access to episodes and more. Starring Jeremy Schwartz as Edwin Stanton. Also featuring (in order of appearance): Lindsay Graham (Abraham Lincoln) Aaron Roberts (Marshal James McPhail) Ian Ferguson (Major Thomas Eckert) Max Hartman (Lewis Thornton Powell aka Payne) Sean...

Duration:00:27:32

Inside the Episode | 9

8/6/2019
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In Episode 9, we learn the investigation into Booth’s conspirators left Stanton with a new challenge: prove the Rebels are behind the attack on Abraham Lincoln. As the trial of the conspirators gets underway, Johnson and Stanton went to war over the future of the country. In this Inside the Episode bonus feature, hear director and co-producer Robert McCollum interview the writers and co-producers Steven Walters and Erik Archilla about the true history behind the podcast. 1865 is an Airship...

Duration:00:22:01

Trials and Tribulations | 9

8/6/2019
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The investigation into Booth’s conspirators leaves Stanton with a new challenge: prove the Rebels are behind the attack on Abraham Lincoln. With the trial of the conspirators underway, Johnson and Stanton go to war over the future of the country. 1865 is an Airship production. You can support this show at Patreon.com/1865podcast to get early, ad-free access to episodes and more. Starring Jeremy Schwartz as Edwin Stanton. Also featuring (in order of appearance): Ian Ferguson (Major Thomas...

Duration:00:39:12