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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 and produced by Michael Neal. Art by NipRogers.com.

This American President Parthenon Podcast Network

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    • 4.7 • 445 Ratings

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 and produced by Michael Neal. Art by NipRogers.com.

    America's first Wartime President: James Madison and the War of 1812 with James Early

    America's first Wartime President: James Madison and the War of 1812 with James Early

    James Madison was shy, bookish, and a dainty five-feet-four inches. He was more of a deep thinker than he was a warrior, but he was the first president to lead the United States into war. In this episode, we interview James Early, host of Key Battles of the Revolutionary War and Key Battles of American History, to learn more about his leadership during the War of 1812.

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    Host: Richard Lim
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Who Is History's Most Underrated Figure? | Parthenon Roundup

    Who Is History's Most Underrated Figure? | Parthenon Roundup

    The history of the world is full of unsung heroes and misunderstood figures who have shaped our lives in profound ways. Their contributions to history are, simply put, underrated. A couple of months ago, the guys from Parthenon Podcast Network (Joshua Cohen, Eyewitness History; Steve Guerra, History of the Papacy; Richard Lim, This American President; and Scott Rank, History Unplugged) discussed who they believe is the most underrated person in all of history.
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    • 44 min
    Guarding the Most Famous Woman in the World: Clint Hill's Travels With Jacqueline Kennedy

    Guarding the Most Famous Woman in the World: Clint Hill's Travels With Jacqueline Kennedy

    Secret Service Agent Clint Hill personally knew and protected First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, as well as five American presidents. He and his wife, author Lisa McCubbin Hill, have just released a new book, My Travels With Mrs. Kennedy, where they share what it was like guarding the most popular American woman in the world. In this episode, we interview Mr. and Mrs. Hill about their book and Mr. Hill's personal journey through history.
    MY TRAVELS WITH MRS. KENNEDY
    www.simonandschuster.com/books/My-Travels-with-Mrs-Kennedy/Clint-Hill/9781982181116
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    • 44 min
    Zachary Taylor, America's Only Homeless President

    Zachary Taylor, America's Only Homeless President

    Zachary Taylor might be America's most forgotten president. Most Americans don't know anything about him. There have been no major biographies on Taylor in decades. He doesn't even have a historic home that you can visit--something his successor Millard Fillmore does have. And yet, Theodore Roosevelt considered him one of America's great presidents. Cameron Coyle, founder of the Zachary Taylor Project explains why Taylor deserves better.
    CAMERON COYLE | ZACHARY TAYLOR PROJECT
    www.thezacharytaylorproject.com
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Turbulent Life and Improbable Presidency of Grover Cleveland

    The Turbulent Life and Improbable Presidency of Grover Cleveland

    Grover Cleveland’s political career—a dizzying journey that saw him rise from obscure lawyer to president of the United States in just three years—was marked by contradictions. A politician of uncharacteristic honesty and principle, he was nevertheless dogged by secrets from his personal life. A believer in limited government, he pushed presidential power to its limits to combat a crippling depression, suppress labor unrest, and resist the forces of American imperialism. A headstrong executive who alienated Congress, political bosses, and even his own party, his stubbornness nevertheless became the key to his political appeal. The most successful Democratic politician of his era, he came to be remembered most fondly by Republicans. In this episode we are joined by Troy Senik to discuss the improbable presidency of Grover Gleveland.
    TROY SENIK | A MAN OF IRON
    https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/A-Man-of-Iron/Troy-Senik/9781982140748
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    History of the Papacy | Freemasonry, The Catholic Church and the Modern World

    History of the Papacy | Freemasonry, The Catholic Church and the Modern World

    This episode is a preview of History of the Papacy by Stephen Guerra, a podcast in the Parthenon Podcast network. Today we begin a two part conversation on the history of Freemasonry during the 19th century. We are joined by author and historian John Dickie to find out who the Freemasons are and why the church and particularly the Catholic Church of the 19th century had so much conflict with Freemasonry.
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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
445 Ratings

445 Ratings

SassyDancer101👯 ,

Great job

Really enjoyed the episode on Zachary Taylor.

the_rietveld ,

Keeps getting better

The latest episode with Mr. Jeff Nussbaum is awesome! The shoes keep getting better and better

Jaret17 ,

Too Partisan/Conservative

It has been made very clear the conservative lens through which this research is done. I would love for personal views to remain aside with a presentation of the nonpartisan good, the bad, and the ugly for each president.

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