To our Listeners,
On April 4th, 2017,we released the first episode of This American President. With your support, we’ve been able to produce a total of six episodes. It’s been an exciting project for us and a real learning experience. Thank you for listening and being a part of this journey.
We want to take this opportunity to update you about the past few months and what our plans are moving forward.
Learning how to Podcast
Back in February, when we were thinking about starting a podcast, we didn’t really know where to begin. Richard had a passion for presidential history that he wanted to share and Michael was an avid podcast listener. We figured that we could make a good team – if Richard could create the content, Michael could figure out how to record and produce it.
Since then, the partnership has worked out well. We’ve published episodes that cover a wide range of topics; from the Revolutionary War to World War II, from Reconstruction to Ronald Reagan. And we’ve improved our technical capabilities and upgraded to near professional-quality recording equipment. We’ve come a long way but we plan to get better and better for future episodes.
By the numbers:
- 6 episodes published,
- 4 episodes currently in production,
- over 250 pages written,
- 6,000 total downloads,
- and countless hours spent!
We plan to continue releasing new episodes every three to four weeks. We will continue with our current format (story-based monologues) for a majority of episodes, but will occasionally conduct interviews as we did in Episode 4 with Peggy Grande.
Upcoming episode topics include: the first official White House photographer and the history of women running for president.
If you like what you’ve been hearing, we now have two ways you can help us.
First, if you think your friends would enjoy our podcast, feel free to share it on social media! Both our Twitter and Facebook handles are @ThisAmerPres and our website is www.thisamericanpresident.com.
Second, you can support our podcast financially, either through Patreon or
Paypal. Patreon is a service that allows you to support content creators like podcasters with any amount you’d like. You can set up automatic payments that will only be sent when we release a new episode (once every three weeks at most). You can also send one-time payments to our Paypal account.
Your support will immediately help us pay for regular operating costs and higher-quality recording equipment. As we grow, we will also use support for things like licensing music, getting guests, and anything else that can help us create a better product.
Thank you in advance for your support!
One last thing, if you have any feedback or questions – please let us know!
Michael Neal and Richard Lim