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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In October of 1962, John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev went to the brink of nuclear armageddon. In this episode, we cover how they managed the most dangerous moment in human history, the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Lindsay Chervinsky on Washington's Cabinet

This American President | E:33
Now that the election is over, attention is focusing on what the new cabinet will look like.
Listen to Lindsay Chervinsky on Washington's Cabinet

Paul Brandus on Jackie Kennedy Onassis

This American President | E:32
Jackie Kennedy was widowed at the age of 34, forever traumatized by her husband’s assassination.
Listen to Paul Brandus on Jackie Kennedy Onassis

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

This American President | E:31
John F. Kennedy entered office amid great expectations and high ambitions. But his idealism would soon crash into the realities of the Cold War.
Listen to The Price of Ambition Part I (John F. Kennedy)

The World According to Vladimir Putin

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Vladimir Putin remains one of the world’s most enigmatic leaders, but Professor Brian Taylor has spent years studying what makes the Russian president tick.
Listen to The World According to Vladimir Putin

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.