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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.

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    • 4.7 • 345 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.

    The Last King of America with Andrew Roberts

    The Last King of America with Andrew Roberts

    George III is known to history as the mad, tyrannical British king whose stubbornness and incompetence led to a humiliating defeat in the American Revolution. Renowned historian Andrew Roberts challenges that narrative in his new book, The Last King of America: The Misunderstood Reign of George III. In this episode, we explore the enigmatic life of this consequential British monarch.
    ANDREW ROBERTS
    www.andrew-roberts.net/
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    Host: Richard Lim
    Producer: Michael Neal
    Artist: Nip Rogers, www.NipRogers.com

    • 48 min
    Fighting Misinformation with Sharon McMahon, America’s Government Teacher

    Fighting Misinformation with Sharon McMahon, America’s Government Teacher

    How do you combat political misinformation in the era of fake news and hyper-partisanship? With non-partisan facts according to Sharon McMahon. In this episode we talk to Sharon McMahon, a former high school government and law teacher who earned a reputation as "America’s Government Teacher" amidst the historic 2020 election proceedings for her viral efforts on Instagram to educate the general public on political misinformation. She is the host of the podcast "Sharon Says So".
    SHARON MCMAHON
    www.sharonmcmahon.com
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Man Who Saved Ronald Reagan with Carolyn Parr

    The Man Who Saved Ronald Reagan with Carolyn Parr

    On March 30, 1981, Secret Service agent Jerry Parr saved President Ronald Reagan's life during an assassination attempt in Washington, DC. By sheer coincidence, Jerry's wife Carolyn was working right across the street and witnessed the entire incident. In this episode, we interview Mrs. Parr about her and her late husband's experiences.
    CAROLYN PARR
    www.carolynmillerparr.com
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Ronald Reagan's Address on the Reykjavik Summit with Mikhail Gorbachev | October 13, 1986

    Ronald Reagan's Address on the Reykjavik Summit with Mikhail Gorbachev | October 13, 1986

    On October 13, 1986, President Ronald Reagan spoke to the American people on his recent summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik, Iceland. During the speech, he discussed how close he and Gorbachev came to signing an agreement eliminating a large number of nuclear weapons and why he refused to give in to the Soviet leader's demands that he limit research on his Strategic Defense Initiative. Despite this stumbling block, Reagan conveyed his optimism that he and Gorbachev were working to create a more peaceful world.
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    • 22 min
    The Voice in the Wilderness Part 2 | Ronald Reagan

    The Voice in the Wilderness Part 2 | Ronald Reagan

    When Ronald Reagan was elected president, his critics worried he would escalate the Cold War--maybe even provoke World War III. Reagan, however, was planning the exact opposite: yes, he wanted to defeat the Soviet Union but he had an audacious plan to work with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and abolish nuclear weapons from the face of the earth. In this episode, we discuss Reagan's bold vision and its impact on the world.
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    Script Editor: Jennifer Mazzella
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    • 52 min
    The Making of Ronald Reagan with Paul Kengor

    The Making of Ronald Reagan with Paul Kengor

    When Ronald Reagan became president in 1981, he brought with him a mix of old-fashioned Midwestern values with the glitz and glamour of Golden Age Hollywood. In this episode, we interview Professor Paul Kengor about Reagan’s unique, yet quintessentially American background. Paul Kengor is an author and professor of political science at Grove City College, a private Christian liberal arts college in Grove City, Pennsylvania. He is the executive director of Institute for Faith and Freedom, a Grove City College conservative think tank/policy center.
    PAUL KENGOR
    www.amazon.com/Paul-Kengor/e/B001IODG8A
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
345 Ratings

345 Ratings

dankpeeples ,

Yep

Five stars despite the recent Paul Kengor episode. Felt more like Paul talking about himself and his fandom of Reagan vs a balanced conversation about “The Making of Reagan”. The whole recap Kengor does of Reagan’s acting career was repulsively subjective, and didn’t align w/ Reagan’s actual career. I like how this podcast normally doesn’t deify presidents (guests list pros and cons and oftentimes pushback against presidential decisions) but Kengor tends to fawn over the gold-polished image of Reagan he describes. Reagan’s acting experience played a major role in his political success, no doubt, but why no mention of McCarthyism and Reagan’s role in demonizing communism in Hollywood - and how that contributed to the McCarthy Trials and the derailment of dozens of Hollywood stars who were friends of Reagan? Whole episode felt unbalanced.

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Excellent and balanced view of US History

One of the best podcasts in us presidents

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.

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