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In 1971, a young, incorrigible mischief-maker named Dennis Mitchell became the newest neighbor of President Richard M. Nixon. The Mitchell boy, nicknamed Dennis "The Menace" by the President's staff, pushes and pesters Nixon relentlessly and, eventually, his shenanigans come to influence all matter of White House affairs right up to its incredible downfall in this astonishing 1990 radio documentary that has been "unearthed" after decades of obscurity.

MENACE/NIXON Mark Kosin

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

In 1971, a young, incorrigible mischief-maker named Dennis Mitchell became the newest neighbor of President Richard M. Nixon. The Mitchell boy, nicknamed Dennis "The Menace" by the President's staff, pushes and pesters Nixon relentlessly and, eventually, his shenanigans come to influence all matter of White House affairs right up to its incredible downfall in this astonishing 1990 radio documentary that has been "unearthed" after decades of obscurity.

    Chapter 6: "The Twilight of Power"

    Chapter 6: "The Twilight of Power"

    Nixon, estranged from Dennis and isolated in the White House, fights to stay in power as his world comes crashing down around him in this thrilling final chapter.

    • 18 min
    Chapter 5: "Of Men and Massacres"

    Chapter 5: "Of Men and Massacres"

    Dennis goes from friend to Enemies List as Nixon puts all his effort into catching Dennis "red-handed," all while Kissinger and new Chief of Staff Alexander Haig beg the President to stay focused on the Watergate scandal and his battle over the White House tapes.

    • 16 min
    Chapter 4: "The Fall of Eagles"

    Chapter 4: "The Fall of Eagles"

    Following the Watergate decision and Nixon's re-election the friendship between Nixon and Dennis is stronger than ever, but their bond is tested when John Dean updates the President and a shocking discovery is made.

    • 16 min
    Chapter 3: "A Watershed of Judgement"

    Chapter 3: "A Watershed of Judgement"

    As the friendship between Nixon and Dennis grows, Haldeman and Kissinger find that their influence on the President has diminished, causing Nixon to turn to Dennis to solve a big "bug" problem.

    • 15 min
    Chapter 2: "A Tempest of Discontent and Contrition"

    Chapter 2: "A Tempest of Discontent and Contrition"

    Despite Nixon's initial esteem for Dennis, their relationship is tested as Dennis plays fast and loose with some fireworks upon Nixon's return from China. The situation boils over as Dennis distracts Nixon and Kissinger with cowboys and indians on the eve of a major decision about Vietnam.

    • 13 min
    Chapter 1: "A Prologue of Shadows"

    Chapter 1: "A Prologue of Shadows"

    The Nixons get a troublesome new neighbor.

    (Featuring: Bill Sage, Nickie Bryar, Staci Richie, and Richard Tatum)

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
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5 Ratings

daggerhart ,

The REAL Nixon!

I was shocked - SHOCKED - when these tapes were leaked! I mean - I knew Nixon was kind've a maroon, but to discover that after all these years everything that went wrong with his administration was because of a kid?? It’s mind boggling …

Mr.5seven5 ,

A++

Clever, humorous.
History with a fun twist.
Recommend this one.

Too Fing Good ,

Awesome Historical Hilarity

If you're into American history at all, you'll totally lose it while listening to this. It's irrevernt, hilarious fun with the best punching bag in Presidential history. Do yourself a favor and put this on your list right now!

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