39 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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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.

    Introducing WeCrashed

    Introducing WeCrashed

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    • 5 min
    Bonus: In Their Own Words | 17

    Bonus: In Their Own Words | 17

    It’s New Year’s Eve, 2019, and the entire team behind 1865 wants to wish you a happy new year, with health, prosperity and good listening in 2020. We have high hopes for the coming year, including more from 1865. But today, we’re presenting an episode that’s previously only been available to our subscribers at 1865podcast.com.

    It’s a bonus series called “In Their Own Words,” wherein we explore the journals, letters and speeches of some of the major characters in our series, performed by our incredibly talented cast. You’ll hear these historical figures’ unfiltered, unmistakable, often uncomfortable emotions and opinions as they witness and participate in this tumultuous period of history. 

    I hope you enjoy it. If you do, consider becoming a subscriber yourself at 1865podcast.com, to gain access to all these bonus episodes and more, plus early access to what’s coming next.

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    • 15 min
    Totalus Rankium | 17

    Totalus Rankium | 17

    Last week, 1865 writers and co-creators Steve Walters and Erik Archilla spoke with the hosts of the podcast Totalus Rankium--an irreverent and often cheeky revue of American presidents from a Brittish perspective. These two gents, Rob and Jamie, rank each president in categories of statesmanship, scandal, how Hollywood-ready they are, and how good their official portrait is.

    The podcast aired over the weekend, but Rob and Jaimie were kind enough to allow me to rebroadcast the episode on our feed. I hope you enjoy it, and if you do, be sure to subscribe to Totalus Rankium--they’ve just finished their ranking of Rutherford B Hayes, who of course succeeded Ulysses S Grant, who of course succeeded Andrew Johnson. 

    It’s a great show, amusing but informative, much like their conversation with Steve and Erik.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Introducing American Elections: Wicked Game

    Introducing American Elections: Wicked Game

    American Elections: Wicked Game is a new podcast from Lindsay Graham that will explore all 58 presidential elections, leading up to the big day in November 2020. From the inevitable election of George Washington in 1789, to Donald Trump’s surprise electoral victory in 2016, we’ll attempt to discover if there ever was a “good ol’ days,” or if presidential politics have always been played dirty. Listen now at: wondery.fm/AmericanElectionsW

    • 6 min
    Inside the Episode | 16

    Inside the Episode | 16

    In the last of the three-part bonus series on the John Wilkes Booth story, with the surrender of Robert E Lee, Booth was driven to take the final, foreboding step towards his dark and violent destiny.

    In this final Inside the Episode bonus feature, hear director and co-producer Robert McCollum interview the writers and production team Steven Walters, Erik Archilla and Lindsay Graham about the true history behind the podcast.

    1865 is an Airship production. You can support this show at Patreon.com/1865podcast to get early, ad-free access to episodes and more.

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    • 48 min
    Booth: A Hideous Dream | 16

    Booth: A Hideous Dream | 16

    In the finale of the three-part bonus series on the John Wilkes Booth story, with the surrender of Robert E Lee, Booth is driven to take the final, foreboding step towards his dark and violent destiny.

    1865 is an Airship production. You can support this show at Patreon.com/1865podcast to get early, ad-free access to episodes and more.




    Featuring (in order of appearance):




    Montgomery Sutton (John Wilkes Booth)

    Jessica Renee Russell (Lucy Hale)

    Reed Birney (Senator John P. Hale)

    Steven Walters (Robert Lincoln)

    Cameron Cobb (John Harrison Surratt, Jr.)

    Max Hartman (Lewis Thornton “Payne” Powell)

    Derek Phillips (David Edgar Herold)

    Tyson Rinehart (George Andrew Atzerodt)

    Matthew Gray (Ford Theater Actor 1)

    Pam Dougherty (Ford Theater Actor 2)

    Didi Archilla (Ford Theater Actor 3)

    Taylor Harris (Soldier 1)

    Erik Archilla (Soldier 2)




    Created by Steven Walters and Erik Archilla

    Directed by Robert McCollum

    Written by Steven Walters

    Executive Producer: Lindsay Graham

    Co-executive Producers: Erik Archilla, Robert McCollum and Steven Walters

    Music and Sound Design by Lindsay Graham




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

    Look for the final special “Inside the Episode” interview with the writers and producers of the series to find out more about the real history behind 1865.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

McRiblet ,

Really engaging and entertaining!!

The story is fascinating and the actors are great! The story really requires a complex and commanding Stanton as it’s heart and the actor does a brilliant job.

Brooke14Randi ,

Can’t get enough

The bonus episodes are such a great idea and the way they help describe what you just heard makes it that much more understanding and educational. I’m obsessed with this time period and always enjoy listening or watching new takes on it. I wish I could have watched the research process. Excellent work !!!

daveihde ,

Progressively harder to listen to

Don’t get me wrong, the story, production and acting are top notch. Call me jaded but I found it hard to stay engaged as a repetitive pattern spiraled down; people doing whatever they had to do in service to The Ends Justify the Means and the related For God and Country. Politics always has been and always will be a reflection of what people are capable of, for better or worse. Entertaining, but too much of a downer for my tastes.

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