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It’s the most powerful position in American politics—and arguably, the world. But behind the oath to preserve, protect and defend, lie dark secrets posed to leave some legacies in disgrace. Uncover the most damning details surrounding history’s most high-profile leaders in the Spotify Original from Parcast, Very Presidential with Ashley Flowers. Every Tuesday through the 2020 election, host Ashley Flowers shines a light on the darker side of the American presidency… From torrid love affairs and contemptible corruption to shocking cover-ups and even murder, she’ll expose the personal and professional controversies you may never knew existed.

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It’s the most powerful position in American politics—and arguably, the world. But behind the oath to preserve, protect and defend, lie dark secrets posed to leave some legacies in disgrace. Uncover the most damning details surrounding history’s most high-profile leaders in the Spotify Original from Parcast, Very Presidential with Ashley Flowers. Every Tuesday through the 2020 election, host Ashley Flowers shines a light on the darker side of the American presidency… From torrid love affairs and contemptible corruption to shocking cover-ups and even murder, she’ll expose the personal and professional controversies you may never knew existed.

    Gerald Ford: Underrated, Or Over His Head?

    Gerald Ford: Underrated, Or Over His Head?

    He pardoned a disgraced president, was nearly gunned down by a member of the Manson Family, and once taped a polarizing SNL introduction… And yet, Gerald Ford’s legacy is largely that of a nice guy — not a scandal magnet. How exactly did the moderate everyman survive the White House? 

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    • 32 min
    Andrew Johnson: The Drunken Demagogue

    Andrew Johnson: The Drunken Demagogue

    He was the follow-up act no one wanted: Johnson took office after Lincoln was assassinated, and spent his presidency making every sloppy, chaotic move he was capable of. Everything he did — from empowering ex-Confederates to spearheading a deranged speaking tour to calling for a Congressman to be hanged — led to disaster, death, and ultimately his own disgrace.  

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    • 37 min
    Richard Nixon: Tricky Dick

    Richard Nixon: Tricky Dick

    He was a paranoid president who wiretapped the White House, kept actual lists of enemies, popped pills, shoved aides, and might've secretly been in love with his best friend. Nixon’s always going to be tied to the Watergate scandal, but there’s so much more to know about so-called “Tricky Dick.”
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    • 43 min
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt: 12 Years In Power

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt: 12 Years In Power

    FDR was president for over a decade — plenty of time to curate a rotating cast of love interests, including the Princess of Norway and his own daughter-in-law. But if the White House living arrangements were made somewhat awkward by his constant need for companionship, FDR didn’t seem to notice. He was busy handling crisis after crisis… and manufacturing a few of his own, too.
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    • 38 min
    John Tyler: The President Without A Party

    John Tyler: The President Without A Party

    He wanted to be a low-key VP, and instead became one of the most disliked presidents in history. John Tyler was booted from his own party, burned in effigy on the White House lawn, and rejected even in death by America’s most prominent politicians. 
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    • 31 min
    Teddy Roosevelt: The Bull Moose President

    Teddy Roosevelt: The Bull Moose President

    The youngest president to ever take office was full of tough-guy machismo, and famous for his vigor. Where’d he pour all that energy? Breaking up his brother’s marriage, getting off the grid for wild excursions, and trophy hunting to his heart’s content.

    • 37 min

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