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Subscribers: 2495
Reviews: 10
Episodes: 109

 Jan 19, 2023

David H
 Feb 1, 2022
I love Presidential! It's so fun and interesting. I just finished Millard Fillmore but I can't wait for the next one. 🤩 Thanks for all the hard work and keep up the awesomeness😎 Thanks

David B
 Jan 17, 2022
The Trump (and Biden) episodes should be redone from the point of view at the end of their terms rather than immediately after their election, but before they have been inaugurated. Trump is not even mentioned until about 22 minutes in. All other episodes seen from after their terms of office.

 Apr 10, 2021

 Oct 25, 2020
So engaging and well done!


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. New special episodes in the countdown to the 2020 presidential election highlight other stories from U.S. presidential history that can help illuminate our current moment. 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]

Episode Date
The Empty Grave of Comrade Bishop: ‘Somebody knows’
Nov 22, 2023
Introducing “The Empty Grave of Comrade Bishop”
Oct 13, 2023
Listen to the first episode of “Field Trip”: Yosemite National Park
Jun 28, 2023
Introducing “Field Trip”
Jun 14, 2023
A sneak peek from Lillian
Jun 06, 2023
BONUS | Happy Presidents’ Day! Or … not?
Feb 21, 2022
Joe Biden: Triumph, tragedy and the fate of the center
Nov 08, 2020
BONUS | What books about Trump say about America
Oct 23, 2020
BONUS | Pandemic, propaganda and the presidency
Sep 24, 2020
BONUS | When a VP pick changes history
Aug 07, 2020
BONUS | Binding up the nation's wounds
Jun 19, 2020
LIVE EVENT | 'Unprecedented Presidents' live from WBUR CitySpace
Mar 06, 2020
Donald Trump: Division and union
Nov 09, 2016
Barack Obama: The pursuit of identity
Oct 30, 2016
George W. Bush: Changing course
Oct 23, 2016
Bill Clinton: The good and the bad
Oct 16, 2016
George H. W. Bush: Restraint
Oct 09, 2016
Ronald Reagan: Myths and truths
Oct 02, 2016
Jimmy Carter: Keeping the faith
Sep 25, 2016
Gerald Ford: It's personal
Sep 18, 2016
Richard Nixon: Looking inward
Sep 11, 2016
Lyndon B. Johnson: Power
Sep 04, 2016
John F. Kennedy: We are all mortal
Aug 28, 2016
Dwight D. Eisenhower: Covert action
Aug 21, 2016
Harry S. Truman: Trying to make the right call
Aug 15, 2016
Franklin D. Roosevelt: Through Eleanor's eyes
Aug 07, 2016
Herbert Hoover: Dealing with disaster
Jul 31, 2016
Calvin Coolidge: A tale of two Coolidges
Jul 25, 2016
Warren G. Harding: Love and scandal
Jul 18, 2016
Woodrow Wilson: A complicated legacy
Jul 11, 2016
William Howard Taft: This chief, not that chief
Jul 03, 2016
Theodore Roosevelt: Exuberance
Jun 26, 2016
William McKinley: The modern campaign
Jun 20, 2016
Benjamin Harrison: The president as conservationist
Jun 12, 2016
Grover Cleveland: Tell the truth
Jun 05, 2016
Chester A. Arthur: Redemption
May 29, 2016
James A. Garfield: Shot down
May 23, 2016
Rutherford B. Hayes: The most contested election
May 15, 2016
Ulysses S. Grant: Lover, fighter, writer
May 08, 2016
Andrew Johnson: Stitching up a torn country
May 02, 2016
Abraham Lincoln: His hand and his pen
Apr 24, 2016
James Buchanan: The bachelor and the bloodshed
Apr 18, 2016
Franklin Pierce: Rolling off the tracks
Apr 10, 2016
Millard Fillmore: Teaching the obscure presidents
Apr 03, 2016
Zachary Taylor: War heroes and conspiracy theory
Mar 27, 2016
James K. Polk: Getting it done
Mar 20, 2016
John Tyler: Ghosts and the vice presidency
Mar 13, 2016
William Henry Harrison: Great song, horrible death
Mar 06, 2016
Martin Van Buren: The story of our two-party system
Feb 29, 2016
Andrew Jackson: The violence, the fight
Feb 21, 2016
John Quincy Adams: The trait that broke a presidency
Feb 14, 2016
James Monroe: The Forrest Gump of presidents
Feb 07, 2016
James Madison: Burning down the house
Jan 31, 2016
Thomas Jefferson: On food and freedom
Jan 25, 2016
John Adams: The case of the missing monument
Jan 18, 2016
George Washington: The man, the myth, the legend
Jan 10, 2016
Introduction: Welcome to Presidential
Jan 05, 2016