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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 Wondery

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All episodes are available for free, with ad-free episodes available for Wondery+ subscribers.
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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    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.

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    • 38 min
    Prologue 2: Directing the Whirlwind

    Prologue 2: Directing the Whirlwind

    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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    • 35 min
    Prologue 3: The Second Front

    Prologue 3: The Second Front

    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.

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

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    • 36 min
    The Peaceful Transfer

    The Peaceful Transfer

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

    In the wake of a failed assassination attempt, Edwin Stanton fights for his place at the table, as President-Elect Grant strives to keep the peace. 

    1865 is an Airship production.

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

    Also featuring:

    Chris Salazar

    Jason Douglas

    Joel Ferrel

    R Bruce Elliot

    Blake Hackler

    Christopher Murney

    Created by Steven Walters and Erik Archilla

    Written by Steven Walters 

    Directed by Steven Walters and Robert McCollum

    Executive Producer: Lindsay Graham and Steven Walters

    Co-executive Producers: Erik Archilla and Robert McCollum

    Consulting Producer: Jonathan Norton

    Music by Lindsay Graham.

    Audio editing by Mollie Baack.

    Sound Design by Derek Behrens and Lindsay Graham.

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    • 33 min
    Enforcement

    Enforcement

    President Grant pushes congress for the power to protect the Freedmen's right to vote and to help install Joseph Rainey, the first black man elected to the House. He gets help from a black militia leader named Captain Jim Williams. 

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    Starring James Black as Ulysses S Grant.

    Also featuring:

    William Jackson Harper

    Sydney James Harcourt

    Francois Battiste

    Kelly Jenrette 

    Jason Douglas

    Christopher Murney

    Kurt Rhoades

    Dr. Raymond Christian 

    Charlie Campbell

    Matt Gray

    Ashley Wood

    Created by Steven Walters and Erik Archilla

    Written by Steven Walters 

    Directed by Steven Walters and Robert McCollum

    Executive Producer: Lindsay Graham and Steven Walters

    Co-executive Producers: Erik Archilla and Robert McCollum

    Consulting Producer: Jonathan Norton

    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.

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    • 32 min
    In Plain Sight

    In Plain Sight

    In the wake of Captain Williams’ murder, President Grant sends the K Troop cavalry to investigate the crime and take on the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.

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    Starring James Black as Ulysses S Grant.

    Also featuring:

    Liz Mikel

    Sydney James Harcourt

    Kelly Jenrette 

    Kurt Rhoads

    Ashley Wood

    Jason Douglas

    William Jackson Harper

    Matt Gray

    Chris Salazar

    Dr Raymond Christian 

    Charlie Campbell

    Created by Steven Walters and Erik Archilla

    Written by Steven Walters 

    Directed by Robert McCollum and Steven Walters

    Executive Producer: Lindsay Graham and Steven Walters

    Co-executive Producers: Erik Archilla and Robert McCollum

    Consulting Producer: Jonathan Norton

    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.

    And if you like this show, please support it. Become a patron at Patreon.com/1865podcast.

    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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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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2.7K Ratings

2.7K Ratings

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Loving this! The actors were superb especially the actor voicing Stanton.

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Amongst my favorites of all time

Gripping and nuanced. The story, the acting, the score, all were epic quality performances. Could listen to 100 years of this!

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