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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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    • 4.8, 1.3K Ratings

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

4.8 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Black1Mamba5 ,

Love this

I came across this podcast while catching up on the Snap Judgement podcast. I was so intrigued that I shared it with my family. This is amazing. The imagery without adjectives the dialogue.... this has made my podcast life complete. I wish they would do this for more significant events in history.

Oldjudge86 ,

Favorite new podcast in a while.

I just caught up on this podcast and I'm a huge fan so far. The story and voice acting are great. I'd highly recommend this to anyone who like history and/or radio-plays.

MiniHavoc ,

INCREDIBLE/ BREATH TAKING/ HEART PUMPING THRILLER!!!!!!!

I seriously am so glued onto this PodCast 1865! My heart keeps pounding to all the twists and turns, not to mention the battles in the government between Johnson and Stanton!
This whole story is seriously the most incredible podcast ever!!! This makes movies look like a waste of time. This story feels like a mixture of (Lincoln, Darkest Hour, and NCIS!!!)
If you haven’t listened to this, DO IT NOW! Because it’s so worth the time, especially when you use your imagination!!

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