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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 • 418 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.

    What Event Would You Eliminate From History? (And You Can't Choose 9/11) | Parthenon Roundup

    What Event Would You Eliminate From History? (And You Can't Choose 9/11) | Parthenon Roundup

    In the Marvel series Loki, the all-powerful Time Variance Authority preserves the sacred timeline by "pruning" undesirable events from the timeline. In this roundup episode, the hosts of Parthenon Podcasts discuss which events from history they would "prune" to clean up our timeline and why it would be better, the only rule is they can't choose 9/11.
    Events such as:
    •The American Civil War
    •Saddam Hussein seizing power in Iraq
    •The assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald
    •The Bronze Age Collapse
    Featuring James Early from Key Battles of American History, Josh Cohen from Eyewitness History, Steve Guerra from History of the Papacy and Beyond the Big Screen, Scott Rank from History Unplugged and Richard Lim from This American President.
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    Host: Richard Lim
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Nixon Refuses to Resign and Other Undelivered Speeches That Would Have Rewritten History

    Nixon Refuses to Resign and Other Undelivered Speeches That Would Have Rewritten History

    Great speeches can change the course of history. Not every speech, however, ends up getting delivered. Many, by twist of fate or some last-minute decision, end up being lost to history, such as Hillary Clinton's 2016 Election acceptance speech or Emperor Hirohito's speech of remorse following WWII. Thankfully, prominent speechwriter Jeff Nussbaum has published a book to recover these lost documents, titled Undelivered: The Never-Heard Speeches That Would Have Re-Written History. In this episode, we discuss with Mr. Nussbaum the words that almost became history.
    UNDELIVERED | JEFF NUSSBAUM
    https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250791825/undelivered
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    • 50 min
    The Great American Progressives (Roosevelt, Wilson, and Addams) and the Dawn of World War I

    The Great American Progressives (Roosevelt, Wilson, and Addams) and the Dawn of World War I

    In the first two decades of the 20th century, America stood poised to dominate the world economically and geopolitically--a fact underscore by the key role the United States played in World War I. During this time, three Americans rose to prominence, seeking to transform their country so it could cope with the challenges of a new age: Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Jane Addams. In this episode, we discuss their competing progressive agendas with Neil Lanctot, author of The Approaching Storm: Roosevelt, Wilson, Addams, and Their Clash over America's Future.
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    • 56 min
    Queen Elizabeth II and Monarchy in the Modern World

    Queen Elizabeth II and Monarchy in the Modern World

    In the aftermath of the Queen's spectacular Platinum Jubilee, some might be asking some questions, such as why the United Kingdom still has a monarchy in the 21st century or what will history say about Queen Elizabeth II's record-breaking reign?
    In this episode, we interview Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald Strober to answer these questions and discuss their new book book, titled Queen Elizabeth II: An Oral History.
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    History Unplugged | War Isn’t the Natural State of Human Affairs: It Shouldn’t Happen, and Most of the Time It Doesn't

    History Unplugged | War Isn’t the Natural State of Human Affairs: It Shouldn’t Happen, and Most of the Time It Doesn't

    This episode is a preview of History Unplugged hosted by Scott Rank, a podcast in the Parthenon Podcast network.
    War is assumed to be one of the chief features of human history. Plenty of ancient and modern writers back up this perspective (Plato said that only the dead have seen the end of war; John Steinbeck said all war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal, suggesting it was hard-wired into our brutish nature). But what if the conventional wisdom is wrong? What if war isn’t the status quo? This is the argument made by today’s guest, who says prolonged violence between groups isn’t normal. Wars shouldn’t happen, and most of the time they don’t.
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    George H. W. Bush's Inaugural Address | January 20, 1989

    George H. W. Bush's Inaugural Address | January 20, 1989

    In his first and only Inaugural Address, President George H. W. Bush stressed the importance of strengthening America through community involvement, a balanced budget, and bipartisanship.
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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
418 Ratings

418 Ratings

the_rietveld ,

Keeps getting better

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

Loopy Liz ,

A Winner!

From the fantastic theme music to the varied, interesting topics, this podcast has risen to the top of my favorites list. Richard is an excellent interviewer and the episodes which feature a guest conversation are particularly engaging, in my opinion. If you have an interest in American presidential history, I highly recommend you give this podcast a listen.

cravendaddy ,

Stop with the sports references

Nothing more annoying than a straight man using sports analogies to help make history relatable. If it wasn’t for that, this podcast would be perfect.

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