14 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.
***
1865 is an Airship production. Support this show to get early, ad-free access to episodes and more.

1865 Wondery

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 478 Ratings

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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
478 Ratings

478 Ratings

Kfd2010 ,

Superb

This is an excellent podcast about the tumultuous time after Lincoln’s death. It unveils some wild truths about the time. They take some creative liberties but point them out in the “Behind the episode “ companion so you know what’s definitely real and what’s speculative. Fantastic voice acting and great sound/music. Must listen for history fans and a should listen for everyone else.

purdywork ,

Great

Outstanding!
Very entertaining and educational.
Thanks

BrandenW ,

Wondery & LGraham Never Disappoint!

This might be LG and Wondery’s best podcast to date! The production quality is fantastic, captivating, and just all around stellar. Nice work! Each episode leaves you wanting more, THIS sets the bar high for all others to follow. Keep it up!

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

Listeners Also Subscribed To

More by Wondery