16 episodes

On February 18, 2023 news broke that Jimmy Carter had been released to hospice care. Carter will be remembered as a man of faith, principle, and charity. Though once remembered as "a good man but not a great president," there is a growing consensus today that our collective memory of Carter needs to be re-collected. So join me, your host Jason Lee Guthrie, as we explore the life and legacy of America's 39th president on Recollecting Carter.

Supported by Georgia Humanities and the Leibner Cooper Family Foundation. Original music by Joel Khouri. Learn more online at: www.recollectingcarter.com

Recollecting Carter Jason Lee Guthrie

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    • 4.9 • 31 Ratings

On February 18, 2023 news broke that Jimmy Carter had been released to hospice care. Carter will be remembered as a man of faith, principle, and charity. Though once remembered as "a good man but not a great president," there is a growing consensus today that our collective memory of Carter needs to be re-collected. So join me, your host Jason Lee Guthrie, as we explore the life and legacy of America's 39th president on Recollecting Carter.

Supported by Georgia Humanities and the Leibner Cooper Family Foundation. Original music by Joel Khouri. Learn more online at: www.recollectingcarter.com

    "Cowboy Carter" with David Nanninga

    "Cowboy Carter" with David Nanninga

    Recent books on American evangelicalism such as Kristin DuMez's Jesus and John Wayne have challenged long held assumptions about the relationship between faith and politics. On this episode of Recollecting Carter, I talk with David Nanninga about how certain sets of religious beliefs worked at the local level in cities such as Waco and Amarillo Texas to shape public opinion and ultimately sway the 1980 presidential election.

    • 20 min
    "Losing Our Religion" with Russell Moore

    "Losing Our Religion" with Russell Moore

    Dr. Russell Moore is a prominent theologian, author, and the Editor-in-Chief of Christianity Today. His most recent book Losing Our Religion: An Altar Call for Evangelical America has been well received by critics across the spectrum of faith and politics. On this episode of Recollecting Carter, I got a chance to talk with Moore about how the relationship between Evangelical Christianity and American presidential politics has changed from Carter's era to now.

    You can find Russell's book at: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/709965/losing-our-religion-by-russell-moore/

    You can hear more from Russell on his podcast The Russell Moore Show: https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/podcasts/russell-moore-show/

    • 19 min
    "His Very Best" with Jonathan Alter

    "His Very Best" with Jonathan Alter

    Journalist and Author Jonathan Alter published His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, A Life in 2020. Despite coming out a full four decades after Carter left office, it was the first independent, full-length biography of our 39th President. On this episode of Recollecting Carter, I got a chance to talk with Alter about his experience writing the book and ask why he was inspired to write it now in this historical moment.

    You can find Jonathan's book at: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/His-Very-Best/Jonathan-Alter/9781501125546

    • 39 min
    "From Playboy Bunnies to Killer Rabbits" with Amber Roessner

    "From Playboy Bunnies to Killer Rabbits" with Amber Roessner

    Understanding President Carter’s fraught relationship with the press is key to understanding his Presidency. On this Episode of Recollecting Carter, I talk once more with Dr. Amber Roessner about the historical context behind two news stories that exemplify press coverage of Carter’s time in office. Understanding this history can uncover a lot about how news media help to create the uniquely American version of political theater we experience today.

    • 24 min
    "A Tour of Washington" with Rebecca Fachner

    "A Tour of Washington" with Rebecca Fachner

    Washington D.C is a city bustling with activity and rich with history. On this episode of Recollecting Carter, I take a tour with public historian Rebecca Fachner of some historical sites that highlight Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter around America's Capitol.

    You can hear more from Rebecca on her podcast Tour Guide Tell All: https://freetoursbyfoot.com/tour-guide-tell-all/

    • 12 min
    "A Crisis of Confidence" with Amber Roessner

    "A Crisis of Confidence" with Amber Roessner

    President Carter’s Crisis of Confidence speech is considered one of the most iconic moments of his Presidency. So how did we come to profoundly misremember it today? On this Episode of Recollecting Carter, I talk again with Dr. Amber Roessner, author of Jimmy Carter and the Birth of the Marathon Media Campaign, about Carter’s speech and why our collective memory of it is so stubbornly inaccurate.



    For a video and transcript of the entire speech, originally delivered on July 15, 1979, visit: https://millercenter.org/the-presidency/presidential-speeches/july-15-1979-crisis-confidence-speech

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Six Figure Boss Lady ,

Very Interesting

I fully enjoyed the intro of the podcast! It piqued my interest from the very beginning and the interview kept me interested all the way to the end. I didn’t know much about President Carter, however, these episodes have definitely caught my attention!

ShaniqueReid ,

Recollecting Carter

I think this is a very interesting and educational podcast that shows some insights about former Presidents Carter. You get to learn some things about him and politics/media. I know this isn’t my usual genre when it comes to podcasts, but I would say I enjoyed listening to this.

ARHCSU ,

Insightful!

I didn’t know much about former President Carter until I was introduced to this podcast. Recollecting Carter is very detailed, and I look forward to learning more about him!

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