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It’s the most powerful position in American politics—and arguably, the world. But behind the oath to preserve, protect and defend, lie dark secrets posed to leave some legacies in disgrace. Uncover the most damning details surrounding history’s most high-profile leaders in the Spotify Original from Parcast, Very Presidential with Ashley Flowers. Every Tuesday through the 2020 election, Ashley Flowers shines a light on the darker side of the American presidency… From torrid love affairs and contemptible corruption to shocking cover-ups and even murder, she’ll expose the personal and professional controversies you may never knew existed. Very Presidential with Ashley Flowers is a Spotify Original from Parcast.

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    • 4.4 • 10.6K Ratings

It’s the most powerful position in American politics—and arguably, the world. But behind the oath to preserve, protect and defend, lie dark secrets posed to leave some legacies in disgrace. Uncover the most damning details surrounding history’s most high-profile leaders in the Spotify Original from Parcast, Very Presidential with Ashley Flowers. Every Tuesday through the 2020 election, Ashley Flowers shines a light on the darker side of the American presidency… From torrid love affairs and contemptible corruption to shocking cover-ups and even murder, she’ll expose the personal and professional controversies you may never knew existed. Very Presidential with Ashley Flowers is a Spotify Original from Parcast.

    George Washington: (Almost) Our First Zombie President

    George Washington: (Almost) Our First Zombie President

    As a military general, Washington lost more battles than he won, obsessed over his salary, and launched a mission that exploded into an international war. So, naturally, he was cast as a hero and catapulted into the presidency. What could go wrong? 

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    • 43 min
    Ulysses S. Grant: The Butcher on the Battlefield… The Mouse in the House

    Ulysses S. Grant: The Butcher on the Battlefield… The Mouse in the House

    He arrived at the White House without experience or a clue… But that didn’t stop Grant from secretly doubling his salary and accepting extravagant gifts from Wall Street. Meanwhile, his administration extorted, bribed, and stole millions of tax dollars away from Americans living through a depression they basically caused. And still, people said a more honest, generous man never lived. 

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    • 40 min
    Gerald Ford: Underrated, Or Over His Head?

    Gerald Ford: Underrated, Or Over His Head?

    He pardoned a disgraced president, was nearly gunned down by a member of the Manson Family, and once taped a polarizing SNL introduction… And yet, Gerald Ford’s legacy is largely that of a nice guy — not a scandal magnet. How exactly did the moderate everyman survive the White House? 

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    • 32 min
    Andrew Johnson: The Drunken Demagogue

    Andrew Johnson: The Drunken Demagogue

    He was the follow-up act no one wanted: Johnson took office after Lincoln was assassinated, and spent his presidency making every sloppy, chaotic move he was capable of. Everything he did — from empowering ex-Confederates to spearheading a deranged speaking tour to calling for a Congressman to be hanged — led to disaster, death, and ultimately his own disgrace.  

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    • 37 min
    Richard Nixon: Tricky Dick

    Richard Nixon: Tricky Dick

    He was a paranoid president who wiretapped the White House, kept actual lists of enemies, popped pills, shoved aides, and might've secretly been in love with his best friend. Nixon’s always going to be tied to the Watergate scandal, but there’s so much more to know about so-called “Tricky Dick.”
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    • 43 min
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt: 12 Years In Power

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt: 12 Years In Power

    FDR was president for over a decade — plenty of time to curate a rotating cast of love interests, including the Princess of Norway and his own daughter-in-law. But if the White House living arrangements were made somewhat awkward by his constant need for companionship, FDR didn’t seem to notice. He was busy handling crisis after crisis… and manufacturing a few of his own, too.
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
10.6K Ratings

10.6K Ratings

A_K18 ,

When Is It Coming Back

This was a very intriguing listening. I literally finished this in two days. I listened to it all day long. I understand that this is not the 100% accurate telling of these presidents lives, but if you listened to the trailer you would know that is not what she is giving out here. It taught me stuff I didn’t know and also didn’t state stuff that I already knew about these presidents. But I literally listen to everything Ashley and Brit do ever since I got hooked on crime junkie.

I just want to know when or if this show is coming back, I would love to listen to some more of this show. I know that it might not happen because it is not 100% accurate but I don’t care I like making something like politics that is so serious and can get your blood boiling into a mysterious and semi serious podcast. Because if you are not getting mad at all the injustice that is happening because of politics then you are the wrong side of history.

But anyways, please bring the show back I would love to listen to the rest of the stories about the rest of the presidents.

P.S if you are looking for a good news show about presidents I recommend watch the show called Pardon The Interruption it is a good unbiased show that gives you both sides of the political spectrum.

P.S.S Highly recommend listening to Crime Junkie, The Deck, & Counter Clock if you are a true crime fan.

The Coconut25 ,

Great show.

Please come back with some more stories. Very interesting and informative. This is history that we are not taught. Love the show

Peace love and Kris ,

LOVE!!

Edit: Bring it back in 2024! pweeeeze :)

This podcast is fascinating! Thank you Ashley Flowers for giving us a historical podcast worth binging!

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