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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On October 27, 1964, in a speech supporting the Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan speaks of big government, high taxation, and the "war on poverty." He addresses foreign policy issues including the risk of appeasement, "peace through strength," and the Vietnam War. The speech changed his life, establishing him as a rising star in the emerging conservative movement.

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Host: Richard Lim

Producer: Michael Neal

Production Intern: Kolyo Vanchev

Content Intern: Melina Spatharis

Artist: Nip Rogers, NipRogers.com

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BONUS: Richard Nixon's Address to the Nation Announcing His Resignation | August 8, 1974

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On August 8, 1974, President Nixon addressed the country to announce his resignation as President of the United States.
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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.