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This podcast is devoted to exploring presidential history from the founding of the office in 1789 on through the present day. I plan to take a systematic approach to both the people and the events that have shaped and reshaped each administration and the office in general.

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    • 4.7 • 75 Ratings

This podcast is devoted to exploring presidential history from the founding of the office in 1789 on through the present day. I plan to take a systematic approach to both the people and the events that have shaped and reshaped each administration and the office in general.

    SATT 012.1 - John Marshall Part One

    SATT 012.1 - John Marshall Part One

    Tenure of Office: June 13, 1800 - March 4, 1801
    John Marshall is a name much better known for where his career led him after serving in the administration of John Adams, but there was still much to discuss with my special guest, Alycia from Civics & Coffee, about his brief tenure as Secretary of State. Join us as we explore Marshall's life and legacy and determine whether his impact at the State Department was enough to earn him a seat at the table of the Cabinet All-Stars.
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    • 2 hr 33 min
    Dolley Madison Part Three

    Dolley Madison Part Three

    Year(s) Discussed: 1817-1858
    James and Dolley Madison left Washington, DC in 1817 anticipating a peaceful retirement in Montpelier. Little did they know what life had in store for them or that Dolley would end up returning to the social circles of the leading politicians in the nation's capital. Learn more about the triumphs and tribulations faced by the former Lady Presidentress in her later years and the legacy that she left by listening to this episode. Sources used for this episode can be found at https://www.presidenciespodcast.com.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Dolley Madison Part Two

    Dolley Madison Part Two

    Year(s) Discussed: 1768-1849
    We continue our examination of the life and legacy of Dolley Madison with a discussion with Hilarie Hicks, Senior Research Historian at James Madison's Montpelier. In this episode, we talk about Dolley's role in the social circles of the nation's capital during James's presidency, her management of the household, her views on slavery, and whether she was responsible for saving the portrait of George Washington during the British invasion of Washington, DC. More information can be found on the website at https://www.presidenciespodcast.com.
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    • 58 min
    Dolley Madison Part One

    Dolley Madison Part One

    Year(s) Discussed: 1768-1809
    Born in a Southern log cabin, the woman who would go on to be the center of social life in the nation's capital developed her skills of charm and entertainment through formative years filled with uncertainty, turmoil, and tragedy. Join me as I explore the early life of Dolley Payne Todd Madison up to her husband's election as the fourth President of the United States. Sources used for this episode can be found at https://www.presidenciespodcast.com.
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    • 46 min
    SATT 011 - Samuel Dexter

    SATT 011 - Samuel Dexter

    Tenure of Office: June 12, 1800 - March 4, 1801 (as Secretary of War); January 1, 1801 - May 13, 1801 (as Secretary of the Treasury)
    Samuel Dexter may have come into the Cabinet towards the end of John Adams's tenure as president, but there was still a good bit for my special guest, Shawn from the American History Podcast, and myself to discuss about his life and career. Join us as we determine just what sort of legacy this man from Massachusetts left for posterity.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Fussin', Fightin', and Carryin' On

    Fussin', Fightin', and Carryin' On

    Content Note: This episode mentions the topic of suicide.
    Year(s) Discussed: 1807-1810
    The Madison administration experienced numerous setbacks and embarrassments in the latter part of 1809. The President's private secretary, Isaac Coles, committed an egregious breach of privilege while on official business. Around the same time, Dolley Madison's brother-in-law, Rep. John Jackson, got into an altercation with one of his colleagues in the House. Meanwhile, the administration had to find a new governor of the Louisiana Territory after the untimely demise of Meriwether Lewis.
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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

DC3Amsterdam ,

A Work of Passion

Our host Jerry does an incredible job, every installment is well researched and presented going into many details that are missed in the US schools that focus on the high point, key dates, testable details, and the “national myth”. The podcast goes much deeper into the presidents and their lives with all the strengths and weaknesses explored. Every person is flawed in some ways be it decision making, skills, leadership, risk taking, messaging, etc. The podcast touches on all the issues including slavery, ambition, and more to present the whole person with all the flaws. Makes you think and assess and understand the types of information available to the early presidents for decision making.

The Seat At the Table series (cabinet members)is interesting, it is a perspective and assessment that in some cases is less enjoyable for me as assessments have too much “totally” and agreement in the discussions. That said, well researched and incredibly informative.

Keep up the great work!

Krackablacka ,

Impressive.

You will not find a more prepared host. Jerry does a great job guiding us through the early presidencies. Listen to this if you are serious about knowing the Presidents.

Frank Schumpert ,

Excellent First-Rate History Podcast

I’ve listened to 32 episodes so far of Jerry’s podcast based around the presidents of the United States. First off, his research is absolutely first class with each episode packed with primary source material. This isn’t any mere podcast flying high and fast over the administrations of past presidents, but a deep dive into the personalities, foreign relations, and socio-economic and even military wheels turning around this unique office.

I can’t wait to learn about the little details which add up and help shaped the United States to what it is today. Thanks Jerry for your hard work and dedication in a field that badly needs this.

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