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Presidential

57 Episodes By The Washington Post washingtonpost.com/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 4 ...more
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The Empty Grave of Comrade Bishop: ‘Somebody knows’
Forty years ago, the body of a prime minister went m... more
Nov 22 2023 51m
Mystery of Missing Bodies in Grenada
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Introducing “The Empty Grave of Comrade Bishop”
Grenada’s revolutionary leader was executed in a cou... more
Oct 13 2023 3m
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Listen to the first episode of “Field Trip”: Yosemite National Park
Lillian Cunningham begins her journey in the place t... more
Jun 28 2023 55m
Conservation and Preservation of Grizzly Giant
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Introducing “Field Trip”
Journey through the messy past and uncertain future ... more
Jun 14 2023 3m
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A sneak peak from Lillian
Exclusively for listeners of “Presidential,” Lillian... more
Jun 6 2023 56 sec
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BONUS | Happy Presidents’ Day! Or … not?
Students, teachers and historians reflect on what ha... more
Feb 21 2022 26m
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Joe Biden: Triumph, tragedy and the fate of the center
Four years later, the “Presidential” podcast adds a ... more
Nov 8 2020 53m
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BONUS | What books about Trump say about America
Books published in the Trump era reveal the battles ... more
Oct 23 2020 30m
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BONUS | Pandemic, propaganda and the presidency
The 1918 influenza pandemic killed more than 675,000... more
Sep 24 2020 40m
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BONUS | When a VP pick changes history
In ’84, a former VP got the Democratic presidential ... more
Aug 7 2020 39m
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BONUS | Binding up the nation's wounds
A special episode of “Presidential” explores how a 1... more
Jun 19 2020 29m
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LIVE EVENT | 'Unprecedented Presidents' live from WBUR CitySpace
Four years after making Presidential, host Lillian C... more
Mar 6 2020 43m
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Donald Trump: Division and union
In this final episode of the podcast, Library of Con... more
Nov 9 2016 56m
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Barack Obama: The pursuit of identity
Political strategist David Axelrod and biographer Da... more
Oct 30 2016 56m
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George W. Bush: Changing course
Peter Baker, author of "Days of Fire" and a journali... more
Oct 23 2016 46m
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Bill Clinton: The good and the bad
David Maraniss, who won the Pulitzer Prize for his r... more
Oct 16 2016 48m
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George H. W. Bush: Restraint
Historians Jon Meacham and Jeffrey Engel discuss Pre... more
Oct 9 2016 51m
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Ronald Reagan: Myths and truths
Lou Cannon, biographer and senior White House corres... more
Oct 2 2016 43m
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Jimmy Carter: Keeping the faith
Longtime Carter political adviser Pat Caddell, theol... more
Sep 25 2016 57m
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Gerald Ford: It's personal
The president's son Steven Ford joins White House ph... more
Sep 18 2016 55m
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Richard Nixon: Looking inward
Bob Woodward, one of the Washington Post investigati... more
Sep 11 2016 42m
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Lyndon B. Johnson: Power
The LBJ Presidential Library's director, Mark Updegr... more
Sep 4 2016 39m
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John F. Kennedy: We are all mortal
Robert Dallek, Michael Beschloss and Fredrik Logeval... more
Aug 28 2016 47m
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Dwight D. Eisenhower: Covert action
Stephen Kinzer, author of "The Brothers," and histor... more
Aug 21 2016 51m
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Harry S. Truman: Trying to make the right call
Biographer David McCullough looks at some of the mos... more
Aug 15 2016 36m
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