We rank U.S. presidents. We also look at their policies, personalities and term(s) in the White House.
Harry S. Truman
To say Harry S. Truman's presidency started off with a bang would be an understatement. As president following the death of FDR, Truman had to bring WWII to a close, convert a wartime economy to a peacetime one, handle the rising power of Communism and try to keep FDR's legacy alive. And that's not even all he dealt with! How did he handle all these things...and where does he rank?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Part Three: 1941 to 1945
This week we are covering FDR's final years as President as he takes on Hitler and Hirohito and Mussolini in WW2! And we finally see where he ranks.
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt: 1933 to 1941
In this episode, we are covering the first two thirds of FDR's administration as he tackles both the Great Depression and rising tensions in Europe and the Pacific. We will examine not only his avalanche of new policies as part of the New Deal but also his struggle with the Supreme Court and how he attempts to balance neutrality with support for the Allies as World War II begins.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Part 1: Early Life
We are finally tackling one of the most influential presidents of the 20th century: FDR. For this four term president, we are going to take our time. For the first episode, we will be looking at his early life and political career. What made this man tick? And how did he rise to become America's leader during both the Great Depression and WW2?
He's the president who was at the helm for the first four years of the most devastating economic disaster in modern times: the Great Depression. Was he up to the task? And what other policies did he pursue when he wasn't handling the Depression? Find out here!
This week we are discussing Silent Cal, America's 30th President. He's the sixth VP to take over after the President dies in office. But is he up to the task for tackling the roaring 20s? And what role does he play in the Great Depression that will hit during Hoover? Find out in this week's episode!
I have been traveling across the country listening to your podcast. Very enjoyable and entertaining. I like your perspective on the Presidents. If you like history, then you will like this podcast. Keep it up gentlemen!
These guys lost me when they spent the entire Martin Van Buren episode just calling him Buren. Not to mention completely being oblivious not knowing Benjamin and William Henry Harrison were related.
I like it
As a fellow history enthusiast, I enjoy this podcast. It’s cool to see the interesting presidential facts and nuggets they share. Their bias does show a little bit but hey we all have our own bias in one way or another and I feel like they make some effort to look at the presidents objectively.