25 episodes

Informative, thought provoking, and engaging, This American President is a history podcast that delves into the lives and legacies of the men who have occupied the White House. Each episode immerses you in an era of history by examining the life of an U.S. President. Hosted by Richard Lim and produced by Michael Neal, This American President will challenge the way you look at U.S. history.

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    • 4.7, 194 Ratings

Informative, thought provoking, and engaging, This American President is a history podcast that delves into the lives and legacies of the men who have occupied the White House. Each episode immerses you in an era of history by examining the life of an U.S. President. Hosted by Richard Lim and produced by Michael Neal, This American President will challenge the way you look at U.S. history.

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    They were some of the most powerful men who’ve ever lived. They’ve waged war, forged peace, and altered the fates of billions of people. And yet they were just as human and as flawed as you and me. They were the presidents of the United States and are the subjects of the history podcast, This American President.
    The power of the presidency is more than any one person can bear - and perhaps should bear - and yet Americans entrust that power to a single individual every four years. In each episode of This American President, we explore how flawed men have managed this awesome responsibility and sought to live up to ideals of the American experiment. And we examine what the lessons of history can teach us about our world today. 
    This American President is a part of the Evergreen Podcast Network and is available on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Join me, your host Richard Lim, as I share stories and interview guests, revealing insights that will challenge the way you look at history.

    • 57 sec
    22: On the Edge of Armageddon Part II (Dwight D. Eisenhower)

    22: On the Edge of Armageddon Part II (Dwight D. Eisenhower)

    Dwight D. Eisenhower, hardened by years of war, now seeks to lead American a decade of peace. But the logic of the Cold War forces him to go to the brink of nuclear destruction to attain it.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    21: On the Edge of Armageddon Part I (Dwight D. Eisenhower)

    21: On the Edge of Armageddon Part I (Dwight D. Eisenhower)

    Few people today can recall the major events or accomplishments of Eisenhower’s presidency. To many, he is a mere transitional figure, the president who served during the stale and cookie cutter 1950s, between years of war under FDR and Truman and social upheaval under Kennedy and Johnson. But Eisenhower was no mere interlude. Like Truman, his presidency was one of crises—when American credibility and nuclear war were constantly at stake. Every decision he made involved the delicate balance of terror that could mean either peace or annihilation. How Eisenhower maintained that peace and avoided Armageddon is the subject of this episode of This American President.

    • 58 min
    Pandemics, Presidents, and Prophets

    Pandemics, Presidents, and Prophets

    Richard Lim and Joey Brown talk about the coronavirus pandemic, the 1918 flu, and life under lockdown.

    • 33 min
    20: The Power of the Universe Part II (Harry S. Truman)

    20: The Power of the Universe Part II (Harry S. Truman)

    World War II was over and America and the world now looked to an era of peace. But new problems were on the horizon. The victorious allies were now forging a new world order, but couldn’t agree on what that order should look like. The world had suffered through two world wars and desperately feared a third one, especially now that the atomic genie was out of the bottle. How President Truman handled these challenges is the subject of this episode of This American President.
    Back our Kickstarter for a podcast studio at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thisamerpres/podcast-studio-0?ref=20g1q0

    • 1 hr 46 min
    State of the Podcast + Kickstarter Project

    State of the Podcast + Kickstarter Project

    Richard and Michael answer questions from listeners including the origin story of the podcast and what goes into making an episode. They also announce a Kickstarter Project to fund a podcast studio. To become a backer of our Kickstarter visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thisamerpres/podcast-studio-0
    or search “This American President Podcast Studio” on Kickstarter.com.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
194 Ratings

194 Ratings

RJL528 ,

So good.

Really enjoying these, hope they continue to make them! Thanks.

hithere85 ,

Faster

Need new episodes.

BlackbartPO8 ,

Well done!!

One of the best produced podcasts I’ve listened to. Every Show! Listened to all and enjoyed them all. Would much rather have excellent content on a sporadic schedule than thinking “that was a waste of time”. Thanks for the great show. Also, very well researched. Appreciate the facts without any political bias. Refreshing!

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