We rank U.S. presidents. We also look at their policies, personalities and term(s) in the White House.
Barack Obama Part 1
Barack Obama: America's first African American President. What was his life like? What was it like growing up in a multiracial background? In this episode we will look at his life and how he became president
George W Bush Part 2
They misunderestimated me. At least that's what George W Bush played. But how does his actual legacy stand up to this claim? In this episode we will be looking at his domestic and foreign policy and ranking this divisive president.
George W Bush Part 1
Dubya is well known for gaffes and invading Iraq, but what is he really like? In this week's episode, Brad will look at George W Bush's early life and political career as well as the election of 2000.
Bill Clinton part 2
In today's episode, we are looking at Bill Clinton's domestic policy as well as his various scandals, including the infamous Monica Lewinsky scandal but also the various women who have accused him of sexual misconduct. And we will be ranking him!
Bill Clinton: Part 1
It's Bill time. We are talking about Bill Clinton's early life, political career and foreign policy. We will rank him in the next episode.
George HW Bush
It's Daddy Bush time. He took over as President as the Soviet Union was falling and also served at the helm during the Gulf War and was infamous for his promise, "Read my lips, no new taxes." But how did he really do as President? And where does he rank?
Great podcast, flawed premise
Love the podcast. Gonna get real awkward when you rank Obama, a black man, at a lower tear than an actual slave owners. Podcast is awesome but a little short sided with the ranking part.
In the spirit of full disclosure, I am more on the conservative side of the aisle (primarily a fiscal conservative) and am a supporter of most of Trump’s policies. I concede that his personality and approach are less than desired and wish he could have toned it down and kept quiet more often than not.
That said, I really enjoy your podcast and think you guys are great. I jumped in when you were doing LBJ around the time when CNN was airing its series on him. I think you are informative, funny and witty and try to be balanced most of the time. From time to time, you do air more liberal views but not in an in your face or preaching type of way (which is your prerogative since it’s your podcast). I like hearing other views which helps the learning process. I don’t always agree with some of your positions, such as eliminating the electoral collage and term limits for Supreme Court justices, but I do appreciate your points and how your articulate them.
You guys don’t talk over each other (which is great) and inject humor when appropriate. I do like your impressions and when you answer each other. I won’t quibble over your rankings because different views makes life interesting though as someone growing up in the mid-1970s and was there at the time, I can’t see how you put Jimmy Carter in the A tier!!!
I think you guys try to be balanced which is why I continue to listen and have gone back to the first episode and have caught up. As a fan of US history, this is a great podcast and thanks for your work.
A thought for when you are done with the presidents: maybe you can do some episodes on other notable characters in US history such as Ben Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Calhoun, Adlai Stevenson, Henry Kissinger and maybe even Hillary.
Really like the idea of devoting a show (or two) to each president. Really allows the audience to learn about each subject in detail, rather than a short synopsis. I like the hosts for the most part. My major issue is the sometimes there are errors or mispronunciations. If so much time is taken to delve in to each subject, make sure you check the facts at times. Still, a worthy listen.