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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.

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

    BONUS: 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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    42. His Own Worst Enemy Part 2 | Richard Nixon

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

    41. 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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    BONUS: Richard Nixon's First Inaugural Address | January 20, 1969

    BONUS: Richard Nixon's First Inaugural Address | January 20, 1969

    On January 20, 1969, Richard Nixon delivered his first inaugural address—the culmination of one of the greatest comebacks in American political history. After losing the 1960 election to John F. Kennedy and then the 1962 California gubernatorial election, Nixon's political career was all but over. Although history remembers him as a controversial president, in this speech, he sought to unite a country in turmoil, ravaged by racial and generational divisions.
    This is the first in a series of bonus episodes featuring full length speeches featured in our regular episodes.
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    40. His Own Worst Enemy Part 1 | Richard Nixon

    40. His Own Worst Enemy Part 1 | Richard Nixon

    Richard M. Nixon is one of the country's most vilified presidents, and yet the American people entrusted him twice as vice president and twice as president. In this episode, we cover the highs and lows of Nixon‘s pre-presidential career and his tortuous path to the White House. We also cover his transformation, from America’s foremost anti-communist to its most prominent advocate for coexistence with the Soviet Union. Richard Nixon aspired to the status of a great statesman but the Vietnam War would put his strategic skills to the test and his realist philosophy would pit him against decades of Cold War thinking in the United States.
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    39. Joseph Stalin's Formative Years with Ronald G. Suny

    39. Joseph Stalin's Formative Years with Ronald G. Suny

    He was one of the most ruthless tyrants who has ever lived. He is an icon of totalitarian oppression--and yet, he was also as human as you and me. In this episode, we interview Ronald G. Suny on his new book about the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, Stalin: Passage to Revolution (https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691182032/stalin).
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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
299 Ratings

299 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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