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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

    • Fiction
    • 4.8 • 2.5K Ratings

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

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    Inside the Episode: S2E10

    Inside the Episode: S2E10

    In the season finale, Grant’s decision to testify for Orville Babcock has disastrous consequences for the Freedmen.

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

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    • 23 min
    Cincinnatus

    Cincinnatus

    In this season finale, Grant’s decision to testify for Orville Babcock has disastrous consequences for the Freedmen.

    Starring James Black as Ulysses S Grant and featuring Jeremy Schwartz as Edwin Stanton and William Jackson Harper as John Mercer Langston



    Also featuring:



    Jason Douglas

    Matthew Gray

    Christopher Murney

    Kurt Rhoads

    Sydney James Harcourt

    Blake Hackler

    Kelly Jenrette

    Randy Perrine

    Christopher Salazar



    Created by Steven Walters and Erik Archilla

    Written by Jonathan Norton, Erik Archilla and Steven Walters

    Directed by Steven Walters

    Executive Producer: Lindsay Graham and Steven Walters

    Co-executive Producers: Erik Archilla and Robert McCollum

    Consulting Producer: Jonathan Norton



    Sound Design by Derek Behrens and Lindsay Graham

    Music by Lindsay Graham



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

    • 40 min
    Inside the Episode: S2E09

    Inside the Episode: S2E09

    In Episode 9, Grant’s presidency is imperiled when his newly appointed special prosecutor launches an investigation into Grant’s right-hand man, Orville Babcock. 




    In this Inside the Episode bonus feature, co-executive producer Robert McCollum interviews the creators Steven Walters and Erik Archilla about the true history behind the podcast with special guest Dr. Greg Jackson.




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

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    • 28 min
    Loyalty

    Loyalty

    Grant’s presidency is imperiled when his newly appointed special prosecutor launches an investigation into Grant’s right-hand man, Orville Babcock.

    Starring James Black as Ulysses S Grant



    Also featuring:



    Sydney James Harcourt

    Doug Jackson

    Jason Douglas

    Matthew Gray

    Blake Hackler

    Kurt Rhoads



    Created by Steven Walters and Erik Archilla

    Written by Steven Walters

    Directed by Robert McCollum

    Executive Producer: Lindsay Graham and Steven Walters

    Co-executive Producers: Erik Archilla and Robert McCollum

    Consulting Producer: Jonathan Norton



    Sound Design by Derek Behrens and Lindsay Graham

    Music by 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.

    • 35 min
    Inside the Episode: S2E08

    Inside the Episode: S2E08

    In Episode 8, Grant launches a crusade to root out corruption. But his fight for good government is imperiled by the return of Andrew Johnson.

    In this Inside the Episode bonus feature, co-executive producer Robert McCollum interviews 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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    • 22 min
    The Enemy Within

    The Enemy Within

    On the heels of the election of 1872, Grant launches a crusade to root out corruption. But his fight for good government is imperiled by the return of Andrew Johnson.

    1865 is an Airship production.

    Starring James Black as Ulysses S. Grant, and featuring R. Bruce Elliot as Andrew Johnson

    Also featuring:

    Jason Douglas

    Matthew Gray

    Blake Hackler

    Lee George

    Kurt Rhoads

    Taylor Harris

    Sydney James Harcourt

    Christopher Murney

    Created by Steven Walters and Erik Archilla

    Written by Steven Walters

    Directed by Robert McCollum

    Executive Producer: Lindsay Graham and Steven Walters

    Co-executive Producers: Erik Archilla and Robert McCollum

    Consulting Producer: Jonathan Norton

    Sound Design by Derek Behrens and Lindsay Graham

    Music by 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.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

Bringo Danglemouth ,

This Is How All Scripted Podcasts Should Be Done

I love scripted podcasts, and this one is just phenomenal.

It begins right as President Lincoln is assassinated at Ford’s Theatre in Washington DC, just days after the confederate army surrendered at Appomattox and the Civil War started to come to a close. It dramatizes the chaos surrounding a coordinated attack against the government, and how the nation responded. The fate of the nation rests on William Seward and the US War Department.

The acting is stellar, the dialogue is flawless, the sound design is immersive. It’s a must listen.

tan jonny ,

Season 3 sil vous plait

Wonderful show. The dramatic “radio theatre” nostalgia combined with the quality acting and scrupulous historic narrative are irresistible! Thank you.

gH native ,

Wow

Such an immersive podcast. I really felt I was part of the story, it is hard to turn off. I first started listening at work, but I found myself listening to this podcast at home and on car rides. Love this podcast!

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