This American President

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.

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Ronald G. Suny on Joseph Stalin

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He was one of the most ruthless tyrants who has ever lived. He is an icon of totalitarian oppression--and yet, he was also as human as you and me. In this episode, we interview Ronald G. Suny on his new book about the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.

Check out Ronald G. Suny's book, Stalin: Passage to Revolution.

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Produced by Richard Lim and Michael Neal.

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David S. Reynolds on Abraham Lincoln

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The Price of Ambition Part III (John F. Kennedy)

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John F. Kennedy often gets high marks for his leadership during the Cuban Missile Crisis, but he agonized over what to do in Southeast Asia.
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Fredrik Logevall on John F. Kennedy

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Fredrik Logevall has written a new biography about the 35th president, titled JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century.
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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.

The Team

Richard Lim

Host
Richard is a writer and history enthusiast who has served at the White House and George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate.

Michael Neal

Producer
Michael is a construction consultant and a freelance podcast producer.