111 episodes

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 • 34 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.

    American POTUS - Hal Wert: Hoover vs. Roosevelt

    American POTUS - Hal Wert: Hoover vs. Roosevelt

    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. Support the Show.Please consider a tax-deductible donation to supp...

    • 46 min
    Presidents from Abe Lincoln to Silent Cal

    Presidents from Abe Lincoln to Silent Cal

    David Fisher returns to American POTUS to discuss his latest additions to his terrific Presidential Chronicles series. This time we talk about presidents from the Great Emancipator to Silent Cal.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...

    • 48 min
    Truman and the Atomic Bomb

    Truman and the Atomic Bomb

    Nearly 80 years after Harry Truman dropped the atomic bomb, there are still countless questions surrounding this accidental president and his debatable decision to end the war with Japan in this explosive way. What were the political circumstances at the time, the estimates of casualties, the legacy it would leave with the rest of the world? And critically, after all was said and done, would dropping the bomb ironically end up saving lives, for both sides? Vice President turned Presiden...

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Jefferson's European Adventure

    Jefferson's European Adventure

    It was the 1780’s and this future POTUS was suffering through middle age, his wife had passed away after a long illness and he had sworn off politics after a rough stint as Virginia’s governor. He was in desperate need of a big change! So off he went to spend the next 5 years as America’s representative to France. How to make wine, grow rice, design landscapes and buildings were all at the top of his list. But it was his firsthand experience with the French monarchy th...

    • 51 min
    Long Shot POTUS Candidate Abraham Lincoln

    Long Shot POTUS Candidate Abraham Lincoln

    It was a time when political conventions were far different than today. There might have been a favorite leading candidate going in, but the deal was not done until the back-room deals were made and the votes were cast. Enter unknown, long shot candidate Abraham Lincoln. An absolute dark horse whose strategy was to lay low, not offend anyone and wait to be seen as the guy who could best represent the new Republican party. The crazy story of how our 16th POTUS came very close to ne...

    • 48 min
    POTUS 1 and Westward Expansion

    POTUS 1 and Westward Expansion

    Long before he became our 1st POTUS, young George Washington was forging relationships, for better or for worse, with Native Americans on the western frontier. As life would have it, it’s these critical experiences that wound up serving him well over the next few decades, as General during the Revolutionary War and as President during his 8 years in office. How George Washington, Major-General-and President dealt with the delicate and difficult relationship involving the westward expansion, a...

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Music Griot ,

Excellent and insightful podcast!

I love the in-depth conversations with historians and authors about the various Presidents.. Scott Brun and Alan Lowe are excellent hosts and always ask the questions I want to hear answered! I can’t say enough good things about the program. In the future, I’d love to hear more episodes devoted to key figures in various presidential administrations.

Drhahn87 ,

Law & Order, POTUS style

One of the reasons the series Law & Order was so successful is that it followed a consistent format - real stories - real issues - “real” people - and unexpected outcomes (guilty or not guilty).

I enjoy the format of American POTUS, and I anticipate each episode. Each episode focuses on a real story - such as WWI - with real issues - should the US get engaged in the conflict - and real people - Woodrow Wilson.

The hosts interview guests knowledgeable of the story, issue, and person (POTUS) and every time I learn something new about the story, issue and the person (new outcome for this listener).

The only part that’s missing in this podcast is the “dum-dump” sound at the conclusion.

One of the most informative history podcasts out there - and I hope it continues and gathers more followers.

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!

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