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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.

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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United States

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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.

Language:

English

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4043686606


Episodes

38. Todd Arrington on James Garfield

3/3/2021
When he was shot by assassin Charles Guiteau, President James Garfield was robbed of his place in history. He would forever be relegated to obscurity. In this episode, we interview Todd Arrington on his book on the 20th president and how Garfield deserves a better place in the annals of American history. To enter the book giveaway for a chance to win Words to Win By go to http://eepurl.com/henzJz Check out Todd Arrington's book, The Last Lincoln Republican: The Presidential Election of 1880....

Duration:01:13:53

37. David S. Reynolds on Abraham Lincoln

2/16/2021
How was Abraham Lincoln influenced by the culture and everyday life in pre-civil war America? David S. Reynolds explores this in his new book, Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times. Become a Patron at patreon.com/thisamericanpresident for exclusive content and more. Support us with a one-time gift paypal.me/thisamerpres. Visit us at www.thisamericanpresident.com. Follow us at twitter.com/ThisAmerPres and facebook.com/ThisAmerPres. Art by NipRogers.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:42:29

36. The Price of Ambition Part III (John F. Kennedy)

2/5/2021
John F. Kennedy often gets high marks for his leadership during the Cuban Missile Crisis, but he agonized over what to do in Southeast Asia. This episode covers the origins of America's disastrous intervention in Vietnam—and JFK’s own tragic demise. Become a Patron at patreon.com/thisamericanpresident for exclusive content and more. Support us with a one-time gift paypal.me/thisamerpres. Visit us at thisamericanpresident.com. Follow us at twitter.com/ThisAmerPres and...

Duration:00:50:01

35. Fredrik Logevall on John F. Kennedy

1/19/2021
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Fredrik Logevall has written a new biography about the 35th president, titled JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century. In this episode, Dr. Logevall discusses new insights he uncovered about JFK’s early career. Become a Patron at patreon.com/thisamericanpresident for exclusive content and more. Support us with a one-time gift paypal.me/thisamerpres. Visit us at thisamericanpresident.com. Follow us at twitter.com/ThisAmerPres and facebook.com/ThisAmerPres....

Duration:00:58:02

34. The Price of Ambition Part II (John F. Kennedy)

1/5/2021
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. Support us with a one-time gift paypal.me/thisamerpres. Visit us at thisamericanpresident.com. Follow us at twitter.com/ThisAmerPres and facebook.com/ThisAmerPres. Art by NipRogers.com. Learn more...

Duration:01:11:28

33. Lindsay Chervinsky on Washington's Cabinet

12/15/2020
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. Support us with a one-time gift paypal.me/thisamerpres. Visit us at...

Duration:00:50:32

32. Paul Brandus on Jackie Kennedy Onassis

12/1/2020
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. Support us with a one-time gift paypal.me/thisamerpres. Visit us at thisamericanpresident.com. Follow us at twitter.com/ThisAmerPres and...

Duration:00:56:19

31. The Price of Ambition Part I (John F. Kennedy)

11/17/2020
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. Support us with a one-time gift paypal.me/thisamerpres. Visit us at thisamericanpresident.com. Follow us at twitter.com/ThisAmerPres and facebook.com/ThisAmerPres. Art by NipRogers.com....

Duration:01:11:55

30. The World According to Vladimir Putin

11/3/2020
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. Support us with a one-time gift paypal.me/thisamerpres. Visit us at thisamericanpresident.com. Follow us at twitter.com/ThisAmerPres and facebook.com/ThisAmerPres. Art by...

Duration:00:48:40

29. Abraham Lincoln: The Master of Fake News

10/30/2020
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. Support us with a one-time gift paypal.me/thisamerpres. Visit us at thisamericanpresident.com. Follow us at twitter.com/ThisAmerPres and facebook.com/ThisAmerPres....

Duration:00:36:44

28. Confirming a Supreme Court Justice In An Election Year: Historically Sound or Rank Hypocrisy?

10/26/2020
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

Duration:00:39:38

27. The Blueprint: Washington’s Farewell Address and His Advice for Every American (Preview)

10/19/2020
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

Duration:00:19:48

26. What Happens if the President is Incapacitated?

10/6/2020
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

Duration:00:41:04

25. The History of Presidential Elections with Jarrett Stepman

9/15/2020
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

Duration:00:56:41

24. Jane Hampton Cook on America’s Suffragists: 100 Years Later

8/18/2020
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

Duration:00:53:48

23. Merrill Eisenhower Atwater on President Eisenhower

8/8/2020
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

Duration:00:57:58

22. On the Edge of Armageddon Part II (Dwight D. Eisenhower)

7/8/2020
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

Duration:01:45:14

21. On the Edge of Armageddon Part I (Dwight D. Eisenhower)

4/16/2020
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

Duration:00:57:33

Pandemics, Presidents, and Prophets

4/14/2020
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

Duration:00:32:14

20. The Power of the Universe Part II (Harry S. Truman)

2/29/2020
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

Duration:01:45:38