Season One of ‘The Presidents & Prime Ministers brought to life all 55 of Britain's Prime Ministers through interviews with the authors of all 55 essays in Iain Dale’s book The Prime Ministers: Three Hundred Years of History. From the obscure 18th-century figures like the Earl of Shelburne and Henry Pelham to 20th-century titans like Churchill and Thatcher, these podcasts provide a much-needed reminder about their motivations, failures and achievements. Season Two, commencing in November 2021 gives the same treatment to the 45 US Presidents from George Washington through to Joe Biden, with each episode featuring an interview with the author of the essay about a President in Iain Dale’s book ‘The Presidents’. In September 2022 Season Three will feature Presidents, Prime Ministers and Chancellors from countries such as Russia, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, China, India and many other countries. Buy signed copies of ‘The Prime Ministers’ and ‘The Presidents’ at http://www.politicos.co.uk.
George H W Bush
Iain Dale talks to Colleen Graffy about the presidency of the 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush, who was President from 1989-1993.
William Howard Taft
Iain Dale talks the political historian Lord Philip Norton about the life of William Howard Taft, 27th President of the United States, 1909-1913.
Iain Dale interviews biographer and historian David Torrance about the life and Presidency of William McKinley who served as President from 1897-1901.
Iain Dale talks to veteran political journalist Peter Riddell about the life and Presidency of John Tyler, who served as President from 1841-1845.
William Henry Harrison
Iain Dale talks to Emma Burnell about William Henry Harrison, America’s ninth President, who only served as President for one month, between March and April 1841.
Martin Van Buren
Iain Dale interviews broadcaster and podcaster Roifield Brown about the life and Presidency of Martin Van Buren who served as President from 1837-1841.
Good listen but there are audio issues in some episodes where it repeats itself randomly. Recommend giving this a listen if you like politics. Dale should do more episodes on leaders of the opposition & Scottish First Ministers next.
Thoroughly enjoying this podcast, and still have some way to go. The only one to disappoint so far is the Cameron/Adam Boulton one. Boulton really comes across as sour and vindictive, but Ian Dale at least picks him up on it and doesn’t let him get away with it. Well done Ian!
Iain. Love these podcasts, they’re really really wonderful- but please only record them when your guest has a proper microphone. It so frustrating when it’s such good content. Love all ya other podcasts too mate!