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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.

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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.

    Richard Nixon's Remarks upon Returning from People's Republic of China | February 28, 1972

    Richard Nixon's Remarks upon Returning from People's Republic of China | February 28, 1972

    On February 28, 1972, President Richard Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon were welcomed home by Vice President Spiro Agnew after landing at Andrews Air Force Base following the return of their historic trip to the People's Republic of China. China had been closed off for over two decades from the rest of the world and many saw them as espousing a radical version of communism, one that was even more dangerous than that espoused by the Soviet Union. Richard Nixon had risen to the presidency with the reputation as a stern anti-communist, and yet he became the first American president to visit the People's Republic of China. The former anti-communist firebrand now saw himself as a statesman who would usher in a new era of peace. He had said in his first inaugural address, that "the greatest honor history can bestow is that of peacemaker", and when Richard Nixon returned from China, he believed he had attained that very title.
    This is a part of a series of bonus episodes featuring full length presidential speeches.
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    • 16 min
    His Own Worst Enemy Part 3 | Richard Nixon

    His Own Worst Enemy Part 3 | Richard Nixon

    When Richard Nixon took office in 1969, he sought nothing less than to remake American foreign policy. He sought to forge a new balance of power and earn a place among history’s greatest peacemakers. He would go on to monumental achievements, opening relations with China and signing treaties with the Soviet Union, but he would also suffer one of the greatest downfalls in modern history. In this episode, we cover his greatest triumphs and tragic end in the Watergate scandal.
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    Produced by Richard Lim and Michael Neal
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    • 1 hr 54 min
    Photographic Presidents with Cara A. Finnegan

    Photographic Presidents with Cara A. Finnegan

    Photography plays an indelible role in how we remember and define American presidents. Throughout history, presidents have actively participated in all aspects of photography, not only by sitting for photos but by taking and consuming them. In this episode, we interview Cara A. Finnegan on her newly released book Photographic Presidents: Making History from Daguerreotype to Digital (https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/93cpx6fr9780252043796.html). We discuss many iconic photos and the stories behind them, including the earliest photo of Abraham Lincoln, Richard Nixon's tense relationship with his photographer, and a curious story about photography's connection to George Washington.
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Richard Nixon's "Silent Majority" Speech on the Vietnam War | November 3, 1969

    Richard Nixon's "Silent Majority" Speech on the Vietnam War | November 3, 1969

    On November 3, 1969, Richard Nixon delivered this address to the nation on the war in Vietnam. In this speech he assures the American people that he is taking all necessary measures to push towards peace and end the Vietnam War. He does not advocate withdrawing troops, but instead negotiating peace. President Nixon remains sympathetic to the American call for peace but pushes forward with steadfast intention to end the war and ensure stability in South Vietnam, seeking the support of the great silent majority.
    This is a part of a series of bonus episodes featuring full length presidential speeches.
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    • 37 min
    His Own Worst Enemy Part 2 | Richard Nixon

    His Own Worst Enemy Part 2 | Richard Nixon

    Richard Nixon entered office during one of the most tumultuous times in American history. And he had a bold agenda to remake his country’s foreign policy. For the first time, a new form of realism would dictate America’s Cold War strategy. The first test of this new worldview would occur in the jungles of Vietnam.
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    • 54 min
    Fan in Chief: Richard Nixon and American Sports with Nicholas Sarantakes

    Fan in Chief: Richard Nixon and American Sports with Nicholas Sarantakes

    Sports are as American as apple pie, yet even they have become a part of the political landscape. For decades, presidents have appeared at sporting events, and championship teams and gold medal winners have been invited to visit the White House. This wasn't always the case and you may be surprised to know that Richard Nixon was a pivotal figure in the nexus between American politics and sports. In this episode, we interview Nicholas Evan Sarantakes on his book, Fan in Chief: Richard Nixon and American Sports (https://kansaspress.ku.edu/978-0-7006-2853-7.html).
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
310 Ratings

310 Ratings

eeh_4 ,

Good history podcast!

I really enjoy this podcast! It’s becoming one of my favorites. I hope they continue to produce regular content.

WchBlok ,

Great history podcast

This is a great history podcasts, quickly became one of my favorites. The writing is great and I appreciate Richard’s perspective. When I first started listening I was a bit skeptical about how interested I’d be in hearing biographies of presidents, but this is so much more than that and I was quickly hooked. I don’t enjoy the guest episodes nearly as much as the regular episodes, but that is down to the various guests more than anything else. I think Richard does a good job interviewing them and asking intelligent questions but I’ve just found most of the guests to be a bit annoying.

Northern Blot ,

A slight right wing bias

Thus far, I’ve listened to several episodes in chronological order. From the outset, I detected a slight bit of right wing opinion injected here and there in every episode. Aside from this distraction, the story telling is generally entertaining.

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