The Washington Post

Presidential

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. [When you're done, listen to Lillian's other historical podcasts: Constitutional and Moonrise]

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. [When you're done, listen to Lillian's other historical podcasts: Constitutional and Moonrise]

Episodes: 48

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When a VP pick changes history

Duration: 39 min

Binding up the nation's wounds

Duration: 29 min

Donald Trump: Division and union

Duration: 56 min

Barack Obama: The pursuit of identity

Duration: 56 min

George W. Bush: Changing course

Duration: 46 min

Bill Clinton: The good and the bad

Duration: 48 min

George H. W. Bush: Restraint

Duration: 52 min

Ronald Reagan: Myths and truths

Duration: 44 min

Jimmy Carter: Keeping the faith

Duration: 58 min

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