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Presidential

By The Washington Post

The Washington Post's Presidential podcast explores how each former American president reached office, made decisions, handled crises and redefined the role of commander-in-chief. It was released leading up to up to Election Day 2016, starting with George Washington in week one and ending on week 44 with the president-elect. Hosted by Lillian Cunningham, the series features Pulitzer Prize-winning biographers like David McCullough and Washington Post journalists like Bob Woodward.

  1. 1.
    Introduction: Welcome to Presidential01/05/2016
    3:11
  2. 2.
    George Washington: The man, the myth, the legend01/10/2016
    49:41
  3. 3.
    John Adams: The case of the missing monument01/18/2016
    33:37
  4. 4.
    Thomas Jefferson: On food and freedom01/25/2016
    43:32
  5. 5.
    James Madison: Burning down the house01/31/2016
    38:54
  6. 6.
    James Monroe: The Forrest Gump of presidents02/07/2016
    40:39
  7. 7.
    John Quincy Adams: The trait that broke a presidency02/14/2016
    45:30
  8. 8.
    Andrew Jackson: The violence, the fight02/21/2016
    46:28
  1. 9.
    Martin Van Buren: The story of our two-party system02/29/2016
    39:01
  2. 10.
    William Henry Harrison: Great song, horrible death03/06/2016
    30:41
  3. 11.
    John Tyler: Ghosts and the vice presidency03/13/2016
    32:04
  4. 12.
    James K. Polk: Getting it done03/20/2016
    36:33
  5. 13.
    Zachary Taylor: War heroes and conspiracy theory03/27/2016
    29:20
  6. 14.
    Millard Fillmore: Teaching the obscure presidents04/03/2016
    39:22
  7. 15.
    Franklin Pierce: Rolling off the tracks04/10/2016
    31:28
  8. 16.
    James Buchanan: The bachelor and the bloodshed04/18/2016
    39:17
  9. 17.
    Abraham Lincoln: His hand and his pen04/24/2016
    55:31
  10. 18.
    Andrew Johnson: Stitching up a torn country05/02/2016
    36:41
  11. 19.
    Ulysses S. Grant: Lover, fighter, writer05/08/2016
    43:28
  12. 20.
    Rutherford B. Hayes: The most contested election05/15/2016
    43:27
  13. 21.
    James A. Garfield: Shot down05/23/2016
    42:18
  14. 22.
    Chester A. Arthur: Redemption05/29/2016
    41:12
  15. 23.
    Grover Cleveland: Tell the truth06/05/2016
    39:57
  16. 24.
    Benjamin Harrison: The president as conservationist06/12/2016
    39:57
  17. 25.
    William McKinley: The modern campaign06/20/2016
    39:31
  18. 26.
    Theodore Roosevelt: Exuberance06/26/2016
    42:13
  19. 27.
    William Howard Taft: This chief, not that chief07/03/2016
    37:51
  20. 28.
    Woodrow Wilson: A complicated legacy07/11/2016
    45:21
  21. 29.
    Warren G. Harding: Love and scandal07/18/2016
    42:33
  22. 30.
    Calvin Coolidge: A tale of two Coolidges07/25/2016
    45:59
  23. 31.
    Herbert Hoover: Dealing with disaster07/31/2016
    39:23
  24. 32.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Through Eleanor's eyes08/07/2016
    53:08
  25. 33.
    Harry S. Truman: Trying to make the right call08/15/2016
    36:48
  26. 34.
    Dwight D. Eisenhower: Covert action08/21/2016
    51:28
  27. 35.
    John F. Kennedy: We are all mortal08/28/2016
    47:50
  28. 36.
    Lyndon B. Johnson: Power09/04/2016
    39:42
  29. 37.
    Richard Nixon: Looking inward09/11/2016
    42:00
  30. 38.
    Gerald Ford: It's personal09/18/2016
    55:41
  31. 39.
    Jimmy Carter: Keeping the faith09/25/2016
    57:31
  32. 40.
    Ronald Reagan: Myths and truths10/02/2016
    43:40
  33. 41.
    George H. W. Bush: Restraint10/09/2016
    51:58
  34. 42.
    Bill Clinton: The good and the bad10/16/2016
    48:25
  35. 43.
    George W. Bush: Changing course10/23/2016
    46:25
  36. 44.
    Barack Obama: The pursuit of identity10/30/2016
    56:13
  37. 45.
    Donald Trump: Division and union11/09/2016
    56:12
  38. 46.
    Introducing Constitutional06/29/2017
    4:57
  39. 47.
    Introducing Moonrise07/19/2019
    4:54

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