19 episodes

We’ve had 45 presidents and each one represents a unique chapter in our country’s history. Those chapters are filled with triumphs and tragedies, successes and failures. Some of our presidents were brilliant and others were just plain bizarre. But they all have a story to tell and helped to shape the country we have today. In every episode of This American President, we will try to tell one of those stories. Find all of our episodes at thisamericanpresident.com and follow us on Twitter @ThisAmerPres.

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We’ve had 45 presidents and each one represents a unique chapter in our country’s history. Those chapters are filled with triumphs and tragedies, successes and failures. Some of our presidents were brilliant and others were just plain bizarre. But they all have a story to tell and helped to shape the country we have today. In every episode of This American President, we will try to tell one of those stories. Find all of our episodes at thisamericanpresident.com and follow us on Twitter @ThisAmerPres.

    Ep. 19: The Power of the Universe Part I (Harry S. Truman)

    Ep. 19: The Power of the Universe Part I (Harry S. Truman)

    How did a haberdasher from Missouri end up changing the world? Upon FDR’s death, Harry Truman was thrust into the presidency in the middle of WWII. Soon he would face the hard decision of how...

    Ep. 18: Perspectives: Nigel Hamilton on FDR

    Ep. 18: Perspectives: Nigel Hamilton on FDR

    Interview with Nigel Hamilton regarding his new FDR book, War and Peace: FDR’s Final Odyssey: D-Day to Yalta, 1943–1945.

    Ep. 17: Apollo 11 Splashdown with Navy Frogman John Wolfram

    Ep. 17: Apollo 11 Splashdown with Navy Frogman John Wolfram

    When John Wolfram joined the US Navy in 1967, he didn’t imagine he would become the first frogman in the water to rescue the Apollo 11 astronauts after the moon landing. John tells us about...

    • 42 min
    Ep. 16: A Gulf of Civil Horror (George Washington)

    Ep. 16: A Gulf of Civil Horror (George Washington)

    For over 200 years, the US military has subordinated itself to civilian authority. But in 1783, that authority was challenged. This is the story of how George Washington restored that civilian rule and saved the...

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Ep. 15: Presidential Fight Club with Scott Rank

    Ep. 15: Presidential Fight Club with Scott Rank

    Scott Rank visits to discuss his podcast Presidential Fight Club, which seeks to answer the question “If all of the presidents fought each other one-on-one, who would win?” Scott Michael Rank, Ph.D., is the editor...

    • 57 min
    Ep. 14: Perspectives: Gen. Michael Hayden, Director of the NSA and CIA under George W. Bush

    Ep. 14: Perspectives: Gen. Michael Hayden, Director of the NSA and CIA under George W. Bush

    Interview with General Michael Hayden, former Director of the NSA and CIA, on the dilemmas the Bush Administration faced in the War on Terror.

    • 1 hr 7 min

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