38 episodes

April 15, 1865. President Lincoln is dead and the country in turmoil.
Secretary of War Edwin Stanton takes control, determined to bring the assassin to justice—but the hunt for John Wilkes Booth isn’t all that grips Stanton.
Lincoln’s successor, Vice President Andrew Johnson, is likely to bend to southern interests and undo the very progress for which Lincoln died. Edwin Stanton must employ every bit of political wile he can muster to secure the future of the freed slaves, and the nation.
Consumed by his conviction, Stanton will betray his friends, his honor, and the very constitution he is sworn to protect, all to steer the country towards justice.
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1865 Wondery

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April 15, 1865. President Lincoln is dead and the country in turmoil.
Secretary of War Edwin Stanton takes control, determined to bring the assassin to justice—but the hunt for John Wilkes Booth isn’t all that grips Stanton.
Lincoln’s successor, Vice President Andrew Johnson, is likely to bend to southern interests and undo the very progress for which Lincoln died. Edwin Stanton must employ every bit of political wile he can muster to secure the future of the freed slaves, and the nation.
Consumed by his conviction, Stanton will betray his friends, his honor, and the very constitution he is sworn to protect, all to steer the country towards justice.
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1865 is an Airship production. Support this show to get early, ad-free access to episodes and more.

Customer Reviews

karibell2 ,

This podcast is so great

Love listening to the story of Lincoln. Love history so it was great to know this story great podcast guys keep up the good work

GeoffInCarlsbad ,

I love this historical drama!

I stumbled across this 1865 podcast just recently. I was immediately hooked! The intrigue following Lincoln’s death is simply fascinating. Great work folks!

Lindsaylsu ,

Stick to Historical Fiction, stay away from politics

I enjoyed this podcast about a period of time that was incredibly turbulent and defining for our country. It’s well done and entertaining. I was really excited about the behind the scenes stuff to learn what was fact and what was embellished for the story. I’m disappointed that the producers allowed their political feelings to shine thru, especially the finale behind the scenes. Entertainment is an escape. Drawing parallels is fine and interesting, but parroting political talking points against one side or another is infuriating. Can’t we just have entertainment for goodness sake??

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