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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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.

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Pandemics, Presidents, and Prophets

Richard Lim and Joey Brown talk about the coronavirus pandemic, the 1918 flu, and life under lockdown.
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The Power of the Universe Part II (Harry S. Truman)

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On this episode, how President Truman handled the challenges of World War II ending, what a new world order should look like, and the potential of a WWIII.
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State of the Podcast + Kickstarter Project

Richard and Michael answer questions from listeners including the origin story of the podcast and what goes into making an episode. They also announce a Kickstarter Project to fund a podcast studio.
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The Power of the Universe Part I (Harry S. Truman)

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How did a haberdasher from Missouri end up changing the world? Upon FDR’s death, Harry Truman was thrust into the presidency in the middle of WWII. Soon he would face the hard decision of how to use the atomic bombs.
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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.

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