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.
The Voice in the Wilderness Part 1 | Ronald Reagan
“Ronald Reagan, the actor!?!?”
With these words, the great inventor Doc Brown from the hit movie Back to the Future was stunned to learn that Reagan was president of the United States in 1985. Indeed, to many, the idea of the former B-movie actor as leader of the free world was an absurd idea. Few, however, would predict that this unlikeliest of presidents would alter the course of American history. In this episode, we cover Ronald Reagan’s rise to power and how he sought to do the unthinkable: win the Cold War and destroy Soviet communism forever.
Host: Richard Lim
Producer: Michael Neal
Script Editor: Jennifer Mazzella
Production Intern: Kolyo Vanchev
Content Intern: Melina Spatharis
Artist: Nip Rogers, NipRogers.com