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This American President delves into the lives and legacies of U.S. presidents through long form stories and interviews. It will challenge the way you look at American history. Hosted by Richard Lim. Art by NipRogers.com.

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This American President delves into the lives and legacies of U.S. presidents through long form stories and interviews. It will challenge the way you look at American history. Hosted by Richard Lim. Art by NipRogers.com.

    BONUS: Richard Nixon's First Inaugural Address (January 20, 1969)

    BONUS: Richard Nixon's First Inaugural Address (January 20, 1969)

    On January 20, 1969, Richard Nixon delivered his first inaugural address—the culmination of one of the greatest comebacks in American political history. After losing the 1960 election to John F. Kennedy and then the 1962 California gubernatorial election, Nixon's political career was all but over. Although history remembers him as a controversial president, in this speech, he sought to unite a country in turmoil, ravaged by racial and generational divisions.
    This is the first in a series of bonus episodes featuring full length speeches featured in our regular episodes.
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    40. His Own Worst Enemy Part I (Richard Nixon)

    40. His Own Worst Enemy Part I (Richard Nixon)

    Richard M. Nixon is one of the country's most vilified presidents, and yet the American people entrusted him twice as vice president and twice as president. In this episode, we cover the highs and lows of Nixon‘s pre-presidential career and his tortuous path to the White House. We also cover his transformation, from America’s foremost anti-communist to its most prominent advocate for coexistence with the Soviet Union. Richard Nixon aspired to the status of a great statesman but the Vietnam War would put his strategic skills to the test and his realist philosophy would pit him against decades of Cold War thinking in the United States.
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    39. Ronald G. Suny on Joseph Stalin

    39. Ronald G. Suny on Joseph Stalin

    He was one of the most ruthless tyrants who has ever lived. He is an icon of totalitarian oppression--and yet, he was also as human as you and me. In this episode, we interview Ronald G. Suny on his new book about the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.
    Check out Ronald G. Suny's book, Stalin: Passage to Revolution.
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    • 52 min
    The History of WWII Podcast | 316-FDR: The Man with No Fear [Preview]

    The History of WWII Podcast | 316-FDR: The Man with No Fear [Preview]

    Ray Harris Jr of The History of WWII Podcast is joined by Richard Lim to discuss Franklin D. Roosevelt. Now that the Japanese have struck at Pearl Harbor, FDR must lead the U.S. to victory. But what kind of man and politician was FDR? Join us to find out.
    This is a preview of an episode of The History of WWII Podcast, hosted by Ray Harris Jr.
    To listen to the full episode, go to https://megaphone.link/ADL9554263506.
    Show Notes: https://worldwariipodcast.net/2021/03/04/episode-316-fdr-the-man-with-no-fear/
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    38. Todd Arrington on James Garfield

    38. Todd Arrington on James Garfield

    When he was shot by assassin Charles Guiteau, President James Garfield was robbed of his place in history. He would forever be relegated to obscurity. In this episode, we interview Todd Arrington on his book on the 20th president and how Garfield deserves a better place in the annals of American history.
    To enter the book giveaway for a chance to win Words to Win By go to http://eepurl.com/henzJz
    Check out Todd Arrington's book, The Last Lincoln Republican: The Presidential Election of 1880.
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    37. David S. Reynolds on Abraham Lincoln

    37. David S. Reynolds on Abraham Lincoln

    How was Abraham Lincoln influenced by the culture and everyday life in pre-civil war America? David S. Reynolds explores this in his new book, Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times.
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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
288 Ratings

288 Ratings

eeh_4 ,

Good history podcast!

I really enjoy this podcast! It’s becoming one of my favorites. I hope they continue to produce regular content.

WchBlok ,

Great history podcast

This is a great history podcasts, quickly became one of my favorites. The writing is great and I appreciate Richard’s perspective. When I first started listening I was a bit skeptical about how interested I’d be in hearing biographies of presidents, but this is so much more than that and I was quickly hooked. I don’t enjoy the guest episodes nearly as much as the regular episodes, but that is down to the various guests more than anything else. I think Richard does a good job interviewing them and asking intelligent questions but I’ve just found most of the guests to be a bit annoying.

Northern Blot ,

A slight right wing bias

Thus far, I’ve listened to several episodes in chronological order. From the outset, I detected a slight bit of right wing opinion injected here and there in every episode. Aside from this distraction, the story telling is generally entertaining.

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