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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 • 589 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 Presidents of the Roaring Twenties Part 2 | The Triumph and Tragedy of Warren G. Harding

    The Presidents of the Roaring Twenties Part 2 | The Triumph and Tragedy of Warren G. Harding

    Few presidents have been as mocked and vilified as Warren G. Harding, but few have examined the difficult circumstances he faced upon entering office -- an economic depression, social unrest, and violent extremism. During the 1920 election, Harding had pledged to address these problems and lead America into an era of "normalcy." In this episode, we examine how successful was in fulfilling that promise.

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    Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Most Controversial President of All Time? with David T. Beito

    Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Most Controversial President of All Time? with David T. Beito

    Franklin Roosevelt, the only president to serve more than two terms, is one of the most popular and beloved leaders in American history. At the same time, he is also one of the most hated. Critics often point to what they consider to be his many violations of Americans' civil liberties. In this episode, we interview David Beito about some of FDR's most controversial decisions.


    THE NEW DEAL’S WAR ON THE BILL OF RIGHTS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF FDR’S CONCENTRATION CAMPS, CENSORSHIP, AND MASS SURVEILLANCE
    https://www.amazon.com/New-Deals-Bill-Rights-Concentration/dp/159813356X
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    • 50 min
    The Presidential Express: The History of Trains in American Politics, with Edward Segal

    The Presidential Express: The History of Trains in American Politics, with Edward Segal

    There are few things more nostalgic than a train. Politicians know this all too well, so it's no surprise that trains have played a prominent role in American political campaigns. In this episode, Edward Segal explains how presidents have used trains to connect with the American people.

    WHISTLE-STOP POLITICS: CAMPAIGN TRAINS AND THE REPORTERS WHO COVERED THEM
    https://www.amazon.com/Whistle-Stop-Politics-Campaign-Reporters-Covered-ebook/dp/B0CDJV4XTV
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    • 43 min
    Why America Could Have a Presidential Succession Crisis, with Roy E. Brownell II

    Why America Could Have a Presidential Succession Crisis, with Roy E. Brownell II

    America has an unmatched record when it comes to the peaceful transfer of power. According to legal scholar Roy E. Brownell II, however, our country is not that far off from a presidential succession crisis. In this episode, Mr. Brownell covers the history of presidential succession and the flaws in the current system.

    HOW TO AVOID A PRESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION NIGHTMARE
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-avoid-a-presidential-succession-nightmare-9cb9610d
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    • 49 min
    Who Was the Real Ulysses S. Grant? with John Reeves

    Who Was the Real Ulysses S. Grant? with John Reeves

    To his critics, he was a drunkard and a butcher who failed his way upward in life. To his admirers, he was nothing less than the savior of the nation. Few presidents have had their reputation fluctuate so dramatically as Ulysses S. Grant. In this episode, we interview author John Reeves to find out who the real Ulysses Grant was.

    SOLDIER OF DESTINY: SLAVERY, SECESSION, AND THE REDEMPTION OF ULYSSES S. GRANT
    https://www.amazon.com/Soldier-Destiny-Slavery-Secession-Redemption/dp/1639365273
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    • 45 min
    The Presidents of the Roaring Twenties Part 1 | The Rise of Warren G. Harding

    The Presidents of the Roaring Twenties Part 1 | The Rise of Warren G. Harding

    In 1920, Warren G. Harding was elected president in one of the greatest landslides in American history. His margin of victory* over his opponent James Cox exceeded those of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, and Barack Obama. In this episode, we explore how this former newspaperman rose to become a popular figure and the 29th president of the United States.

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    *In terms of popular vote percentage.

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
589 Ratings

589 Ratings

Straightiron ,

Horrible! Worst historical podcast.

In Episode about Ulysses Grant an author throws up nonsensical hypotheticals repeating Lost Cause propaganda. 🤮Poorly researched.

RockinRick8185 ,

Excellent

Very well researched and presented without an agenda which is truly refreshing. Please don’t submit to those with an agenda.

AyWenz ,

Love the deep dives

This show is the vindicator of the lost presidents - those we don't remember well, or who didn't have sensational terms in office. Richard brings out the significance and richness of each administration in an engaging and thoughtful way. I'm always better for listening. Thank you!

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