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The Washington Post's Presidential podcast explores how each former American president reached office, made decisions, handled crises and redefined the role of commander-in-chief. It was released leading up to up to Election Day 2016, starting with George Washington in week one and ending on week 44 with the president-elect. Hosted by Lillian Cunningham, the series features Pulitzer Prize-winning biographers like David McCullough and Washington Post journalists like Bob Woodward.

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    • 4.4, 2.1K Ratings

The Washington Post's Presidential podcast explores how each former American president reached office, made decisions, handled crises and redefined the role of commander-in-chief. It was released leading up to up to Election Day 2016, starting with George Washington in week one and ending on week 44 with the president-elect. Hosted by Lillian Cunningham, the series features Pulitzer Prize-winning biographers like David McCullough and Washington Post journalists like Bob Woodward.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

gladguild ,

Well done

I really like this podcast. It gives a good start to each president and provides resources to learn more about each one. Some people have complained about how the podcaster asks what it would be like to go on a blind date with each president, but I don’t think the intent is to sexualize the historical figures. It’s just meant to give you an idea of their character to those who were close to them. All in all, it’s well done and I would recommend it.

MySustenance ,

Didn’t realize I’d be so captivated!

Am thoroughly enjoying Presidential podcast!! I’m over halfway through and have been captivated by it all! Thank you for making this history so interesting!! (Am looking forwarding to listening to the Constitutional one next! )

Fougere2019 ,

Waiting for a Book

I have thoroughly enjoyed Presidential and am almost finished. Found it after a recommendation for those who subscribe to John Dickerson’s Whistlestop. Hope you come up with a book summarizing your conclusions Lillian.

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