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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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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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    Inside the Episode: S2E03

    Inside the Episode: S2E03

    In the last of our three prologue episodes, Stanton sets out to convince Grant to stand as a candidate in the upcoming 1868 election.

    In this Inside the Episode bonus feature, hear co-executive producer Robert McCollum interview the creators Steven Walters and Erik Archilla about the true history behind the podcast.

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    Prologue 3: The Second Front | 3

    Prologue 3: The Second Front | 3

    Listener note: this episode contains offensive racial language. Please be advised.

    Stanton convinces General Grant to stand as a candidate in the election of 1868 and wage war against the KKK.

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    Starring Jeremy Schwartz as Edwin Stanton and James Black as Ulysses S Grant.

    Also featuring:

    David Charles

    R Bruce Elliot

    Blake Hackler

    Chris Salazar

    Jordan Cruz

    Josh Bangle

    Eric Jon Rolon

    Joel Ferrell

    John Tyson

    Robert McCollum

    J Michael Tatum

    Created by Steven Walters and Erik Archilla

    Written and directed by Steven Walters

    Executive Producer: Lindsay Graham and Steven Walters

    Co-executive Producers: Erik Archilla and Robert McCollum

    Music by Lindsay Graham.

    Audio editing by Mollie Baack.

    Sound Design by Derek Behrens and Lindsay Graham.

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    Inside the Episode: S2E02

    Inside the Episode: S2E02

    In the second of our three prologue episodes, we meet General Grant, who finds himself ensnared in the political battle between Stanton and Johnson.

    In this Inside the Episode bonus feature, hear co-executive producer Robert McCollum interview the creators Steven Walters and Erik Archilla about the true history behind the podcast.

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    Prologue 2: Directing the Whirlwind | 2

    Prologue 2: Directing the Whirlwind | 2

    General Ulysses S Grant finds himself caught in the middle of the struggle between Stanton and Johnson. 

    1865 is an Airship production.

    Starring Jeremy Schwartz as Edwin Stanton and James Black as Ulysses S Grant.

    Also featuring (in order of appearance):

    David Charles

    R Bruce Elliot

    Chris Salazar

    John Tyson

    Blake Hackler

    J Michael Tatum

    David Coffee

    Aaron Roberts

    Created by Steven Walters and Erik Archilla

    Written and directed by Steven Walters

    Executive Producer: Lindsay Graham and Steven Walters

    Co-executive Producers: Erik Archilla and Robert McCollum

    Music by Lindsay Graham.

    Audio editing by Mollie Baack.

    Sound Design by Derek Behrens and Lindsay Graham.

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    Inside the Episode: S2E01

    Inside the Episode: S2E01

    In the first of our three prologue episodes, we flashback to the events leading up to President Andrew Johnson’s impeachment, starting with a famous dinner between Edwin Stanton and Charles Dickens. 

    In this Inside the Episode bonus feature, hear co-executive producer Robert McCollum interview the creators Steven Walters and Erik Archilla about the true history behind the podcast.

    1865 is an Airship production. Support this show to get early, ad-free access to episodes and more.

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    • 21 min
    Prologue 1: The Man from Foggy Town

    Prologue 1: The Man from Foggy Town

    Edwin Stanton sits down with a famous scribe to tell the story of the events that led to Johnson’s impeachment. 

    1865 is an Airship production.

    Starring Jeremy Schwartz as Edwin Stanton

    Also featuring (in order of appearance):

    David Charles

    R Bruce Elliot

    J Michael Tatum

    Blake Hackler

    John Tyson

    Chris Salazar

    Created by Steven Walters and Erik Archilla

    Written and directed by Steven Walters

    Executive Producer: Lindsay Graham and Steven Walters

    Co-executive Producers: Erik Archilla and Robert McCollum

    Music by Lindsay Graham

    Audio editing by Mollie Baack.

    Sound Design by Derek Behrens and Lindsay Graham.

    To find out more about 1865, go to 1865podcast.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

    New episodes air weekly, and look for special “Inside the Episode” interviews with the writers and producers of the series to find out more about the real history behind 1865.

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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

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I really do love this show. I wish more history podcasts were produced like this one. Two thumbs up!!

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Great drama if you like commercial breaks

Way too many commercial breaks to enjoy it. Too bad. They had a good thing going.

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So good

Lindsey Graham and his staff have hit a home run. Just incredible.

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