8 episodes

A president bound for greatness. A ruinous Vietnam war. How did Lyndon Johnson lose his way? LBJ’s War is a documentary in oral history form, constructed from secretly taped White House phone calls and rare archival interviews with those who were there when this history was being made, and who had a hand in its making.

Major funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

WE RECOMMEND LISTENING IN ORDER, STARTING WITH EPISODE 1.

LBJ's War PRI

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    • 4.8, 317 Ratings

A president bound for greatness. A ruinous Vietnam war. How did Lyndon Johnson lose his way? LBJ’s War is a documentary in oral history form, constructed from secretly taped White House phone calls and rare archival interviews with those who were there when this history was being made, and who had a hand in its making.

Major funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

WE RECOMMEND LISTENING IN ORDER, STARTING WITH EPISODE 1.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
317 Ratings

317 Ratings

MRLKD ,

Very Relevent

“[The President’s] big job is not doing what’s right, but knowing what’s right.” LBJ

@jddyche ,

Brilliant, Powerful Podcast

This is an outstanding podcast. The tragic tale of LBJ & Vietnam has oft been told, but seldom better or more movingly. The program is not comprehensive but uses powerful & historical episodes to paint a compelling picture. It makes masterful use of period recordings, later interviews & scholarly commentary. The music wonderfully, even hauntingly, complements the substance. Highly recommend.

Princess of Cairo ,

Excellent insight

The interviews, recorded phone conversations and selections of hearings presented in LBJ’s War provide listeners with a comprehensive look at the timeline of LBJ’s Vietnam.

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