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10 American Presidents Podcast

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From Washington to Obama, 10 American Presidents a podcast narrated by guest hosts. The life and legacy of an American President. Each show is intercut with music and where possible archive news clips or dramatisations to set a feeling of place and time.

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From Washington to Obama, 10 American Presidents a podcast narrated by guest hosts. The life and legacy of an American President. Each show is intercut with music and where possible archive news clips or dramatisations to set a feeling of place and time.

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367 Ratings
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FDR

By F'in Frank - May 23 2020
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Really enjoyed the podcast on FDR...WW1 through WWII is my favorite period of history.

Fantastic!

By Critic 32 - Oct 01 2019
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Great topics, great guests.

iTunes Ratings

367 Ratings
Average Ratings
257
51
22
21
16

FDR

By F'in Frank - May 23 2020
Read more
Really enjoyed the podcast on FDR...WW1 through WWII is my favorite period of history.

Fantastic!

By Critic 32 - Oct 01 2019
Read more
Great topics, great guests.
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10 American Presidents Podcast

Latest release on Jun 18, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 2 months ago

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: Ep:1 - Nixon – Dan Carlin

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Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974 when he became the only U.S. president to resign the office. Nixon had previously served as a U.S. Representative and Senator from California and as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961. His story is narrated by Dan Carlin.  

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Jan 15 2015

1hr 44mins

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Rank #2: Ep: 16 Theodore Roosevelt - David Pietrusza

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Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was an American statesman and writer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. He also served as the 25th Vice President of the United States from March to September 1901 and as the 33rd Governor of New York from 1899 to 1900. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the early 20th century. His face is depicted on Mount Rushmore, alongside those of George WashingtonThomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln.

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Feb 19 2018

1hr 58mins

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Rank #3: Ep:3 – Washington – Mike Duncan – remastered

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George Washington (February 22, 1732 [O.S. February 11, 1731] – December 14, 1799) was the first President of the United States (1789–97), the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the current United States Constitution and during his lifetime was called the "father of his country". History is narrated by Mike Duncan.  

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Jun 28 2015

2hr 22mins

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Rank #4: Ep:10 Andrew Jackson - FT Fusco - Giants of History

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Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845) was an American statesman who served as the seventh President of the United States from 1829 to 1837. He was born near the end of the colonial era, somewhere near the then-unmarked border between North and South Carolina, into a recently immigrated Scots-Irish farming family of relatively modest means. During the American Revolutionary War, Jackson, whose family supported the revolutionary cause, acted as a courier. At age 13, he was captured and mistreated by his British captors. He later became a lawyer. He was also elected to Congressional office, first to the U.S. House of Representatives and twice to the U.S. Senate. In 1801, Jackson was appointed colonel in the Tennessee militia, which became his political as well as military base. He owned hundreds of slaves who worked on the Hermitage Plantation. In 1806, he killed a man in a duel over a matter of honor regarding his wife Rachel. He gained national fame through his role in the War of 1812, most...  

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May 23 2016

1hr 42mins

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Rank #5: Ep:5 - FDR - David Pietrusza

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Narrated by David Pietrusza Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), commonly known as FDR, was a American statesman and political leader who served as the President of the United States 1933-1945. A Democrat, he won a record four elections and dominated his party for many years as a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic depression and total war.  

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Dec 17 2015

2hr 39mins

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Rank #6: Ep: 13 - Grant - Adam Vonnahme

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Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant; April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was the 18th President of the United States (1869–77). As Commanding General (1864–69), Grant worked closely with President Abraham Lincoln to lead the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy in the American Civil War. He implemented Congressional Reconstruction, often at odds with President Andrew Johnson. Twice elected president, Grant led the Republicans in their effort to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery, protect African American citizenship, and support economic prosperity. His presidency has often been criticized for tolerating corruption and for the severe economic depression in his second term.  

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Mar 31 2017

2hr 6mins

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Rank #7: Ep:12 The United States presidential election of 1948 - David Pietrusza and Adam Vonnahme

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The United States presidential election of 1948 was the 41st quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2, 1948. Incumbent President Harry S. Truman, the Democratic nominee, who had succeeded to the presidency after the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945, successfully ran for election for a full term against Thomas E. Dewey, the Republican nominee. The election is considered to be the greatest election upset in American history. Virtually every prediction (with or without public opinion polls) indicated that Truman would be defeated by Dewey. The Democratic Party had a severe three-way ideological split, with both the far left and far right of the Party running third-party campaigns. Truman's surprise victory was the fifth consecutive presidential win for the Democratic Party, the longest winning streak in the history of the party, and second-longest in the history of both modern parties (surpassed only by the Republicans' six consecutive victories from 1860 to 1880). With...  

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Jul 23 2016

1hr 51mins

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Rank #8: Ep:9 The Monroe Doctrine - Zack Twamley - When Diplomacy Fails

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The Monroe Doctrine was a U.S. foreign policy regarding domination of the Americas in 1823. It stated that further efforts by European nations to colonise land or interfere with states in North or South America would be viewed as acts of aggression, requiring U.S. intervention. The Doctrine was issued in 1823 at a time when nearly all Latin American colonies of Spain and Portugal had achieved or were at the point of gaining independence from the Portuguese and Spanish Empires. The United States, working in agreement with Great Britain, wanted to guarantee that no European power would move in. President James Monroe first stated the doctrine during his seventh annual State of the Union Address to Congress. The term "Monroe Doctrine" itself was coined in 1850. By the end of the 19th century, Monroe's declaration was seen as a defining moment in the foreign policy of the United States and one of its longest-standing tenets. It would be invoked by many U.S. statesmen and several U.S. presidents, including...  

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Mar 31 2016

1hr 18mins

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Rank #9: Ep: 19 Young Lincoln part 1 with Jonathan F. Putnam

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Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Unionabolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernised the economy.


Born in Hodgenville, Kentucky, Lincoln grew up on the western frontier in Kentucky and Indiana. Largely self-educated, he became a lawyer in Illinois, a Whig Party leader, and was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives, in which he served for eight years.

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Jul 10 2018

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Rank #10: Ep:2 – Washington – Mike Duncan Q&A

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Mike Duncan answers listener questions about George Washington.  

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Apr 04 2015

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