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Presidential

By The Washington Post

Rank #41 in History category

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The Washington Post's Presidential podcast explores how each former American president reached office, made decisions, handled crises and redefined the role of commander-in-chief. It was released leading up to up to Election Day 2016, starting with George Washington in week one and ending on week 44 with the president-elect. Hosted by Lillian Cunningham, the series features Pulitzer Prize-winning biographers like David McCullough and Washington Post journalists like Bob Woodward.

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The Washington Post's Presidential podcast explores how each former American president reached office, made decisions, handled crises and redefined the role of commander-in-chief. It was released leading up to up to Election Day 2016, starting with George Washington in week one and ending on week 44 with the president-elect. Hosted by Lillian Cunningham, the series features Pulitzer Prize-winning biographers like David McCullough and Washington Post journalists like Bob Woodward.

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I wish there were 5 more episodes!

By Nielious - Dec 19 2018
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It's amazing how they were able to have each episode lead right into the next!

Fascinating!!

By yourmotherwasahampster - Jul 09 2018
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Love this!! Really interesting, really fun to listen to!

iTunes Ratings

1738 Ratings
Average Ratings
1185
322
94
78
59

I wish there were 5 more episodes!

By Nielious - Dec 19 2018
Read more

It's amazing how they were able to have each episode lead right into the next!

Fascinating!!

By yourmotherwasahampster - Jul 09 2018
Read more

Love this!! Really interesting, really fun to listen to!

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!

Top 10 Episode of Presidential

Rank #1: John Adams: The case of the missing monument

Jan 18 2016
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In the second episode of Presidential, biographer David McCullough as well as noted art and architecture experts explore why there's no monument to John Adams in Washington, DC -- and how that omission shapes our sense of his legacy.

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Rank #2: Thomas Jefferson: On food and freedom

Jan 25 2016
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Jon Meacham and Annette Gordon-Reed are among the experts who take us through the best and worst of our third president's complex and controversial legacy.

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Rank #3: James Madison: Burning down the house

Jan 31 2016
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Though he's our first wartime president, James Madison is usually better remembered for his work on the Constitution rather than his time as commander-in-chief while the White House went up in flames. But maybe that's the wrong way to look at it.

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Rank #4: Abraham Lincoln: His hand and his pen

Apr 24 2016
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Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of 'Team of Rivals,' and Michelle Krowl of the Library of Congress guide us through Lincoln's love for language--and how his gift for writing and oratory became one of his greatest presidential leadership tools.

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Rank #5: Theodore Roosevelt: Exuberance

Jun 26 2016
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Biographer David McCullough and historian Michelle Krowl take us inside the wild, unstoppable dynamism of Teddy Roosevelt, whose energy and activism redefined the role of American president.

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Rank #6: James Monroe: The Forrest Gump of presidents

Feb 07 2016
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In the latest episode of Presidential, we look at our fifth president's knack for being present at famous moments in history.

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Rank #7: Franklin D. Roosevelt: Through Eleanor's eyes

Aug 07 2016
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Allida Black, editor of the Eleanor Roosevelt papers, along with FDR Library Director Paul Sparrow and White House speechwriter Sarada Peri, examine Franklin Roosevelt's leadership through the lens of the first lady's own contributions to his presidency.

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Rank #8: Andrew Jackson: The violence, the fight

Feb 21 2016
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Barbara Bair, Steve Inskeep and Jon Meacham examine the tragedy of Andrew Jackson's personal life, the brutality of his battles and his policies against Native Americans, and the conflict that makes up a dynamic democracy.

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Rank #9: Ronald Reagan: Myths and truths

Oct 02 2016
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Lou Cannon, biographer and senior White House correspondent for The Washington Post during President Reagan's administration, helps us separate the fact from fiction about who Ronald Reagan really was.

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Rank #10: Richard Nixon: Looking inward

Sep 11 2016
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Bob Woodward, one of the Washington Post investigative reporters who helped uncover the Watergate scandal, examines what was at the heart of Richard Nixon's presidential downfall. The Washington Post's current executive editor, Marty Baron, joins as well.

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