Author Jane Hampton Cook discusses her book, Resilience on Parade: Short Stories from Suffragists and Women’s Battle for the Vote.
23: Merrill Eisenhower Atwater on President Eisenhower
Merrill Eisenhower Atwater, great-grandson of Dwight D. Eisenhower, on the life and legacy of the 34th president.
22: On the Edge of Armageddon Part II (Dwight D. Eisenhower)
Eisenhower’s Cold War strategy is tested by crises around the world
21: On the Edge of Armageddon Part I (Dwight D. Eisenhower)
Few people today can recall the major events or accomplishments of Eisenhower’s presidency. To many, he is a mere transitional figure, the president who served during the stale and cookie cutter 1950s, between years of war under FDR and Truman and social upheaval under Kennedy and Johnson. But Eisenhower was no mere interlude. Like Truman,… Continue reading 21: On the Edge of Armageddon Part I (Dwight D. Eisenhower)
Pandemics, Presidents, and Prophets
Richard Lim and Joey Brown talk about the coronavirus pandemic, the 1918 flu, and life under lockdown.
Ep. 20: The Power of the Universe Part II (Harry S. Truman)
World War II was over and America and the world now looked to an era of peace. But new problems were on the horizon. The victorious allies were now forging a new world order, but couldn’t agree on what that order should look like. The world had suffered through two world wars and desperately feared… Continue reading Ep. 20: The Power of the Universe Part II (Harry S. Truman)
State of the Podcast + Kickstarter Project
Richard and Michael answer questions from listeners including the origin story of the podcast and what goes into making an episode. They also announce a Kickstarter Project to fund a podcast studio. To become a backer of our Kickstarter visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thisamerpres/podcast-studio-0 or search “This American President Podcast Studio” on Kickstarter.com.
Ep. 19: The Power of the Universe Part I (Harry S. Truman)
How did a haberdasher from Missouri end up changing the world? Upon FDR’s death, Harry Truman was thrust into the presidency in the middle of WWII. Soon he would face the hard decision of how to use the atomic bombs.
Ep. 18: Perspectives: Nigel Hamilton on FDR
Interview with Nigel Hamilton regarding his new FDR book, War and Peace: FDR’s Final Odyssey: D-Day to Yalta, 1943–1945.
Ep. 17: Apollo 11 Splashdown with Navy Frogman John Wolfram
When John Wolfram joined the US Navy in 1967, he didn’t imagine he would become the first frogman in the water to rescue the Apollo 11 astronauts after the moon landing. John tells us about the Apollo 11 rescue, serving in Vietnam, and his incredible life. Read more about John Wolfram’s life and ministry at… Continue reading Ep. 17: Apollo 11 Splashdown with Navy Frogman John Wolfram