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.
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1 year, 50+ episodes, 50+ remarkable historians, 47+ hours of content...and most importantly - thousands & thousands & thousands of downloads from great fans like you.
We’re celebrating our 1st Birthday with a look back at our favorite episodes, a test of POTUS Trivia, and what we have planned for the future! (we think you're going to like it!)
Grandpa Truman - The Plain Spoken POTUS
Harry Truman was a smart, humble, confident midwestern VP who woke up one day to find himself running the country! But it was no time to sit back and let issues and policies just play out. He faced one of the most tumultuous periods in global history, wrapping up a world war and attempting to manage a new cold war. We're looking at the personal side of POTUS 33 that tells the enlightening story of how this famously plain-spoken man was so successful. President, Husband and Grandfather, Harry Truman is on this episode of American POTUS!
POTUS Protection: The Men & Women of The Secret Service
The men and women of The Secret Service put their lives on the line, regardless of who the president is, what party he’s from, and how many enemies he has out there. For the POTUS, it’s part of the job, where you go, they go. And that’s where it can get tricky, balancing the importance of national security with private, family time. They don’t always go hand in hand. The secret service agents charged with guarding the President, on this episode of American POTUS
POTUS 5 - The Last Founding Father President
James Monroe dropped out of college to join the Continental Army, fighting alongside Washington in some of the most famous fights of the Revolution. From there, he became qualified, immensely qualified to take over the White House. And the nation agreed, giving him 80% of the vote the first term, and winning a nearly unanimous victory for his 2nd term! The country was feeling on top-of-the-world, but the future would be filled with challenges, many of them going back to this very President.
POTUS18: The 1st Person History of U.S. Grant
The story of Ulysses S. Grant is an All-American tale - a physically small and modestly ambitious young lad from rural Ohio, grows up to lead the Union to victory and wins the White House for a full 2 terms. Of course, the nation’s top historians have written this story, but the best version is notably by Grant’s own pen. His memoirs not only reveal the detailed tales of his life, but also the character of the man who worked to complete them, right up to his last breath. POTUS 18’s life as told by Uncle Sam Grant himself, on this episode of American POTUS!
POTUS #2 - Crotchety, Stubborn...and Brilliant
POTUS John Adams was a crotchety, stubborn, out-spoken lawyer who just might be the MVP of the Founding Father team! He used the power of his mind and his sharp tongue to inspire our revolution and help create the constitution. He became President under tough conditions, never quite able to get out of the long shadow of George Washington. He lost his bid for a 2nd term, and that’s when his greatest contribution may have taken place – the precedence of a peaceful transfer of power. The Colossus of Independence, John Adams is on this episode of American POTUS!
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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
A really great show. Informative, yet sexy.