The leaders you thought you knew.
This American President is a history podcast that delves into the lives and legacies of the men who have occupied the White House. Each episode immerses you in an era of history by examining the life of a U.S. President. Hosted by Richard Lim and produced by Michael Neal.
Few people today can recall the major events or accomplishments of Eisenhower’s presidency. To many, he is a mere transitional figure, the president who served during the stale and cookie cutter 1950s, between years of war under FDR and Truman and social upheaval under Kennedy and Johnson.
But Eisenhower was no mere interlude. Like Truman, his presidency was one of crises—when American credibility and nuclear war were constantly at stake. Every decision he made involved the delicate balance of terror that could mean either peace or annihilation. How Eisenhower maintained that peace and avoided Armageddon is the subject of this episode of This American President.
More about This American President
We’ve had 45 presidents so far, and each one represents an unique chapter in our country’s history.
Those chapters are filled with triumphs and tragedies; success and failures. Some of our presidents were brilliant, and others were just plain bizarre. But they all have a story to tell and helped to shape the country we have today.
In each and every episode of This American President, we will try to tell one of those stories… and we look forward to sharing them with you.
This American President is a history podcast hosted by Richard Lim and produced by Michael Neal.
Please visit the official This American President website for more information.