Merrill Eisenhower Atwater, great-grandson of Dwight D. Eisenhower, on the life and legacy of the 34th president.
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
Ep. 16: A Gulf of Civil Horror (George Washington)
For over 200 years, the US military has subordinated itself to civilian authority. But in 1783, that authority was challenged. This is the story of how George Washington restored that civilian rule and saved the young republic. Read Transcript
Ep. 15: Presidential Fight Club with Scott Rank
Scott Rank visits to discuss his podcast Presidential Fight Club, which seeks to answer the question “If all of the presidents fought each other one-on-one, who would win?” Scott Michael Rank, Ph.D., is the editor of History on the Net and host of the History Unplugged podcast. A historian of the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey, he… Continue reading Ep. 15: Presidential Fight Club with Scott Rank
Ep. 14: Perspectives: Gen. Michael Hayden, Director of the NSA and CIA under George W. Bush
Interview with General Michael Hayden, former Director of the NSA and CIA, on the dilemmas the Bush Administration faced in the War on Terror.
Ep. 13: Will and Ted’s Imperial Adventure Part II (William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt)
The Spanish-American War is at hand and America faces even more temptations towards imperialism in the Philippine-American War.