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We are obsessed with the presidency at American POTUS. We believe that the 46 imperfect patriots who have held our nation’s highest office all have something to offer today’s electorate – a perspective that appropriately grounds today’s political conversations in truth and context. To help us reveal the many layers of each administration, we’ll be joined by the nation’s most influential historians, scholars and experts who have studied every facet of the presidents and the presidency. Not only will we cover the crucial decisions that changed the world but also the humor, hobbies and quirks that give us a captivating sense of each American POTUS.

American POTUS Scott Brun & Alan Lowe

    • History
    • 4.8 • 31 Ratings

We are obsessed with the presidency at American POTUS. We believe that the 46 imperfect patriots who have held our nation’s highest office all have something to offer today’s electorate – a perspective that appropriately grounds today’s political conversations in truth and context. To help us reveal the many layers of each administration, we’ll be joined by the nation’s most influential historians, scholars and experts who have studied every facet of the presidents and the presidency. Not only will we cover the crucial decisions that changed the world but also the humor, hobbies and quirks that give us a captivating sense of each American POTUS.

    The battle of the POTUS's over WW1

    The battle of the POTUS's over WW1

    World War 1 was building steam in Europe, with the British and the French desperately doing all they could to get the U.S. involved.  But before America could take up arms on the European battlefield, 3 progressive political heavyweights were battling it out here at home, trying to win over public opinion. It's the fascinating story of 1 past POTUS, 1 current POTUS and 1 female activist.  Their conflicting philosophies, and who would succeed when it was all over, is on this episode of American POTUS!
    The American POTUS podcast is a 501c3 non-profit show, supported by listener patriots like you.  To help us keep the program going, please join others around the nation by considering a tax-deductible donation.  You can make your contribution and see what exciting plans we have for new podcasts and other outreach programs, at AmericanPOTUS.org.  Thank You for your support and we hope you enjoy this episode. 

    • 54 min
    POTUS 43's Successful Strategy Shift

    POTUS 43's Successful Strategy Shift

    About 5 years into President George W. Bush's War on Terror, things were not going well.  The war in Iraq was failing and The President was getting pressure from all sides, including his own, to pull out and call it quits. But instead, he doubled-down, increasing the number of troops and rethinking how those troops would be used.  It ultimately turned things around and success was finally within reach. How our 43rd POTUS managed to shift his war strategy with the Iraqi government, our own military, and his own cabinet!  That’s on this episode of American POTUS!
    The American POTUS podcast is a 501c3 non-profit show, supported by listener patriots like you.  To help us keep the program going, please join others around the nation by considering a tax-deductible donation.  You can make your contribution and see what exciting plans we have for new podcasts and other outreach programs, at AmericanPOTUS.org.  Thank You for your support and we hope you enjoy this episode. 

    • 41 min
    American FLOTUS Preview - Mary Todd Lincoln

    American FLOTUS Preview - Mary Todd Lincoln

    American POTUS is proud to present a special preview episode of our brand new show, American FLOTUS!  Just like our highly successful series on the history of the presidency, this podcast will include national experts, facts and important perspective to the amazing women who have served as First Lady.  We have a lot of terrific guest experts lined up for future episodes, so be sure to subscribe to American FLOTUS today!  

    On this episode:  By all appearances, Mary Todd Lincoln and her famous husband had no business being together. Vastly different upbringings, different types of friends, and very different physically! But they say opposites attract, so the Lincoln’s did get together, said “I Do”, raised several children and rose to become the First Family of the United States! And while there were good times, there seemed to be more bad times. Losing children, losing a husband, and losing her freedom! The tragic life of the very consequential First Lady, Mary Todd Lincoln, on this episode of American FLOTUS!
    The American POTUS podcast is a 501c3 non-profit show, supported by listener patriots like you.  To help us keep the program going, please join others around the nation by considering a tax-deductible donation.  You can make your contribution and see what exciting plans we have for new podcasts and other outreach programs, at AmericanPOTUS.org.  Thank You for your support and we hope you enjoy this episode. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Supreme Court - An Inside Perspective

    The Supreme Court - An Inside Perspective

    American POTUS is proud to present a special preview episode of American SCOTUS!  Just like our highly successful series on the history of the presidency, this podcast will present national experts, facts and important perspective to the highest court in the land.  We have a lot of terrific guest experts lined up for future episodes, so be sure to subscribe to American SCOTUS today! 

    On this particular episode, we’re going behind closed doors to see what actually happens inside that big, beautiful building on Capitol Hill!  From case load to impeachment hearings to playing basketball - we’ll hear all the challenges and historic insights from someone who was side by side with 3 different Supreme Court Chief Justices!  His personal tales of the high court are on this episode of American SCOTUS!
    The American POTUS podcast is a 501c3 non-profit show, supported by listener patriots like you.  To help us keep the program going, please join others around the nation by considering a tax-deductible donation.  You can make your contribution and see what exciting plans we have for new podcasts and other outreach programs, at AmericanPOTUS.org.  Thank You for your support and we hope you enjoy this episode. 

    • 52 min
    POTUS 22 & 24's Secret Surgery at Sea

    POTUS 22 & 24's Secret Surgery at Sea

    Grover Cleveland is the only President to serve 1 term, leave the White House, then return for a 2nd term.  His 2 presidency’s were politically rough; a depressed economy, overzealous corporations, and railroads steaming out of control.  But there’s another challenge he dealt with, a more personal, health-related challenge.  And somehow, someway, this President was able to virtually disappear and have it treated completely off the grid!  Grover Cleveland and his secret cancer surgery at sea is on this episode of American POTUS!
    The American POTUS podcast is a 501c3 non-profit show, supported by listener patriots like you.  To help us keep the program going, please join others around the nation by considering a tax-deductible donation.  You can make your contribution and see what exciting plans we have for new podcasts and other outreach programs, at AmericanPOTUS.org.  Thank You for your support and we hope you enjoy this episode. 

    • 36 min
    The Power & Influence of Drinking with a POTUS

    The Power & Influence of Drinking with a POTUS

    The pressure of living and working in The White House can be immense, so pouring a glass of beer, wine or whiskey every now and then to relax and unwind, it’s understandable.  But to each President, his own.  Over time, some may have drunk too much, some not at all, and some cleverly using a well-crafted cocktail…or two… as yet another political tool to push their agenda.  From the first POTUS to some of our most recent, we’re serving up the extraordinarily intoxicating history of Presidential drinking on this episode of American POTUS!
    The American POTUS podcast is a 501c3 non-profit show, supported by listener patriots like you.  To help us keep the program going, please join others around the nation by considering a tax-deductible donation.  You can make your contribution and see what exciting plans we have for new podcasts and other outreach programs, at AmericanPOTUS.org.  Thank You for your support and we hope you enjoy this episode. 

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Racist Hido ,

A Treat

This podcast is one of the best reasons to sit still and listen to people talk, even if you don’t know them personally. Thanks, gents!

hithere85 ,

Oh No!

Loved this podcast but the last guest (GW biographer) was another loser snowflake. I enjoy history without the opinions of the biographer. Please be weary of who you allow on your show!

pundit princess ,

The backstory

I listened to all of the Washington Post’s podcast called Presidential and now onto American POTUS. I am enjoying learning the intimate backstory on our presidents. I like the rhythm and various vantage points for each one. The guests on this podcast bring a great perspective. Scott and Alan are wonderful hosts. The series is well produced and highly informative. Thank you

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