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This podcast is devoted to exploring presidential history from the founding of the office in 1789 on through the present day. I plan to take a systematic approach to both the people and the events that have shaped and reshaped each administration and the office in general.

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This podcast is devoted to exploring presidential history from the founding of the office in 1789 on through the present day. I plan to take a systematic approach to both the people and the events that have shaped and reshaped each administration and the office in general.

    Interview with Talmage Boston, How the Best Did It

    Interview with Talmage Boston, How the Best Did It

    Year(s) Discussed: 1732-1989
    Leadership is naturally one of the main topics that comes up when talking about US presidents, but it’s not always talked about with practical implications in mind. In this conversation with Talmage Boston about his latest book, we discuss the insights that he found during the course of his research about the leadership traits exemplified by eight presidents who often show up at the top of the presidential ranking polls and how they contributed to their success as well as how we can develop those qualities within ourselves. Links to more information can be found at https://www.presidenciespodcast.com.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    We Have Met the Enemy

    We Have Met the Enemy

    Year(s) Discussed: 1813
    As the War of 1812 moved into its second year, two American commanders on the northwestern frontier - William Henry Harrison and Oliver Hazard Perry - struggled against logistical challenges and political infighting to assemble their respective forces in order to finally accomplish what had been a goal of the US since war was declared on Britain in 1812: take the fight to the British in Canada. Sources used for this episode can be found at https://www.presidenciespodcast.com.
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    • 31 min
    Interview with Salina B Baker, The Line of Splendor

    Interview with Salina B Baker, The Line of Splendor

    Year(s) Discussed: 1742-1814
    Nathanael Greene served as one of Washington's top generals during the Revolutionary War, but what lasting legacy did this man whose life was cut tragically short leave for the Early Republic? In this episode, I am joined by historical fiction author Salina B Baker to discuss her new novel about Greene and her research into his life and contributions to the new nation crafted from the Revolution. More information can be found at https://www.presidenciespodcast.com.
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    • 34 min
    S010 - The Jeffersonian Revolution: 1800

    S010 - The Jeffersonian Revolution: 1800

    Year(s) Discussed: 1800-1801
    The election rematch between President John Adams and Vice President Thomas Jefferson in 1800 did not go quite according to plan thanks to the original method of electors casting ballots. In this episode, I am joined by friend and fellow podcaster, Howard Dorre from Plodding Through the Presidents, to discuss the ins and outs of that complicated election that devolved into a constitutional crisis and what we felt were the key takeaways from it. More sources for learning about this election can be found at https://www.presidenciespodcast.com.
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    • 56 min
    VPOTUS 003.2 - Aaron Burr Part Two

    VPOTUS 003.2 - Aaron Burr Part Two

    Tenure of Office: March 4, 1801 - March 4, 1805
    Burr may only have served one term as Vice President, but as we discuss in this episode, it was a turbulent four years filled with political intrigue, power struggles, and a rather infamous duel. The drama would not end when Burr left office, however, as his post-vice presidency years had conspiracies and exile in store for him. Sources used for this episode can be found at https://www.presidenciespodcast.com.
    Content Note: There is discussion of sexuality throughout this episode.
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    • 2 hr 18 min
    VPOTUS 003.1 - Aaron Burr Part One

    VPOTUS 003.1 - Aaron Burr Part One

    Tenure of Office: March 4, 1801 - March 4, 1805
    For the first Vice President whose life we are covering from start to end, Aaron Burr brings quite the tale to tell. From personal tragedy early in life to a meteoric rise in politics, from distinguished instances of military service to a romantic relationship with a married woman, there is much to discuss leading up to the constitutional crisis that was the Election of 1800. Sources used for this episode can be found at https://www.presidenciespodcast.com.
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    • 2 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

Joseph Pascone ,

Incredibly intriguing!

What an interesting idea for a show and an important one! This is the stuff they don’t teach you in history class that they should. Jerry is also incredibly well-spoken and it’s clear he’s incredibly passionate about the truth.

PCAST JUNKIE ,

Great detail

I love the detail and obvious passion from the host. The math (3.5 presidents covered in 6 years) suggests that he will be covering Franklin Pierce in 2041, Woodrow Wilson in 2065, Bill Clinton in 2089, and should “catch up” in roughly 2119. I’m cheering for you Jerry, but the pace has to quicken…

Parmavaz ,

Yes

A fantastic well researched podcast. Can’t wait for them to reach Teddy!

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