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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Fan in Chief: Richard Nixon and American Sports

Sports are as American as apple pie, yet even they have become a part of the political landscape. For decades, presidents have appeared at sporting events, and championship teams and gold medal winners have been invited to visit the White House. This wasn't always the case and you may be surprised to know that Richard Nixon was a pivotal figure in the nexus between American politics and sports. In this episode, we interview Nicholas Evan Sarantakes on his book, Fan in Chief: Richard Nixon and American Sports.

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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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BONUS: Richard Nixon's Remarks upon Returning from People's Republic of China | February 28, 1972

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On February 28, 1972, President Richard Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon were welcomed home by Vice President Spiro Agnew after landing at Andrews Air Force
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