This American President
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This American President

Richard Lim and Michael Neal
This American President delves into the lives and legacies of U.S. presidents through long form stories and interviews. It will challenge the way you look at American history. Hosted by Richard Lim and produced by Michael Neal. Art by NipRogers.com.
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REBROADCAST | Ronald Reagan: The Voice in the Wilderness Part 2
June 18, 2024 - 52 min
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of his passing, we are rebroadcasting our series on President Ronald Reagan________When Ronald Reagan was elected president, his critics worried he would escalate the Cold War--maybe even provoke World War III. Reagan, however, was planning the exact opposite: yes, he wanted to defeat the Soviet Union but he had an audacious plan to work with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and abolish nuclear weapons from the face of the earth. In this episode, we discuss Reagan's bold vision and its impact on the world.JOIN PREMIUMListen ad-free for only $5/month at www.bit.ly/TAPpremiumFOLLOW USwww.linktr.ee/thisamericanpresidentCREDITSHost: Richard LimProducer: Michael NealScript Editor: Jennifer MazzellaProduction Intern: Kolyo VanchevContent Intern: Melina SpatharisArtist: Nip Rogers, www.NipRogers.com
REBROADCAST | Ronald Reagan: The Voice in the Wilderness Part 1
June 5, 2024 - 80 min
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of his passing, we are rebroadcasting our series on President Ronald Reagan_________“Ronald Reagan, the actor?!” exclaimed Doc Brown in the film Back to the Future when he learned that Ronald Reagan was President of the United States in 1985. Indeed, to many, the idea of the former B-movie actor as leader of the free world was an absurd idea. Few, however, would predict that this unlikeliest of presidents would alter the course of American history. In this episode, we cover Ronald Reagan’s rise to power and how he sought to do the unthinkable: win the Cold War and destroy Soviet communism forever.JOIN PREMIUMListen ad-free for only $5/month at www.bit.ly/TAPpremiumFOLLOW USwww.linktr.ee/thisamericanpresidentCREDITSHost: Richard LimProducer: Michael NealScript Editor: Jennifer MazzellaProduction Intern: Kolyo VanchevContent Intern: Melina SpatharisArtist: Nip Rogers, www.NipRogers.com
The Vice Presidency: America's Strangest Office, with Roy E. Brownell II
May 28, 2024 - 55 min
The vice presidency of the United States is not an easy job. As its first occupant, John Adams reportedly said, "I am nothing, but I may be everything." Another vice president, John Nance Garner, was even more blunt, saying the office was "not worth a bucket of warm spit" (and that's the clean version of what he said). Even worse, the Constitution doesn't give the vice president much to do. So why does America even have a vice president? The truth might surprise you. In this episode, legal scholar Roy E. Brownell II explains the long, bizarre odyssey of America's vice presidents. JOIN PREMIUMListen ad-free for only $5/month at www.bit.ly/TAPpremiumFOLLOW USwww.linktr.ee/thisamericanpresidentCREDITSHost: Richard LimProducer: Michael NealArtist: Nip Rogers, www.NipRogers.com
Who Were the Founding Fathers' Heroes? with Jeffrey Rosen
May 21, 2024 - 39 min
Americans often revere the Founding Fathers as heroes, but who were the Founding Fathers' heroes? In this episode, we interview Jeffrey Rosen about how men like George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson studied, imitated, and took inspiration from the figures of antiquity. THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS: HOW CLASSICAL WRITERS ON VIRTUE INSPIRED THE LIVES OF THE FOUNDERS AND DEFINED AMERICAhttps://www.amazon.com/Pursuit-Happiness-Classical-Inspired-Founders/dp/1668002477JOIN PREMIUMListen ad-free for only $5/month at www.bit.ly/TAPpremiumFOLLOW USwww.linktr.ee/thisamericanpresidentCREDITSHost: Richard LimProducer: Michael NealArtist: Nip Rogers, www.NipRogers.com
Key Battles of American History: The Sioux Wars Preview
May 14, 2024 - 25 min
War, Conflict, Victory & Defeat. These are all aspects of life that some may have to face. This was true for the various groups of the Sioux Tribes. On today's bonus episode from "Key Battles of American History" join host James Early as he discusses the multiple wars that took place between 1862-1890, collectively known as "The Sioux Wars" 
Leadership Lessons From Our Top Presidents, with Talmage Boston
May 7, 2024 - 33 min
There is no greater test of leadership in the world today than the presidency of the United States. In this episode, we interview Talmage Boston about leadership lessons we can learn from America's greatest chief executives.HOW THE BEST DID IT: LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM OUR TOP PRESIDENTShttps://www.amazon.com/How-Best-Did-Leadership-Presidents/dp/1637586973/JOIN PREMIUMListen ad-free for only $5/month at www.bit.ly/TAPpremiumFOLLOW USwww.linktr.ee/thisamericanpresidentCREDITSHost: Richard LimProducer: Michael NealArtist: Nip Rogers, www.NipRogers.com
What Did Abraham Lincoln Believe? with Allen Guelzo
April 23, 2024 - 57 min
Abraham Lincoln once described democracy as "government of the people, by the people, for the people," but what exactly did that mean? In this episode, renowned Lincoln scholar Allen Guelzo explains our 16th president's vision for America.OUR ANCIENT FAITH: LINCOLN, DEMOCRACY, AND THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT https://www.amazon.com/Our-Ancient-Faith-Democracy-Experiment/dp/0593534441/JOIN PREMIUMListen ad-free for only $5/month at www.bit.ly/TAPpremiumFOLLOW USwww.linktr.ee/thisamericanpresidentCREDITSHost: Richard LimProducer: Michael NealArtist: Nip Rogers, www.NipRogers.com
The Presidents of the Roaring Twenties Part 2 | The Triumph and Tragedy of Warren G. Harding
April 8, 2024 - 82 min
Few presidents have been as mocked and vilified as Warren G. Harding, but few have examined the difficult circumstances he faced upon entering office -- an economic depression, social unrest, and violent extremism. During the 1920 election, Harding had pledged to address these problems and lead America into an era of "normalcy." In this episode, we examine how successful was in fulfilling that promise. JOIN PREMIUMListen ad-free for only $5/month at www.bit.ly/TAPpremiumFOLLOW USwww.linktr.ee/thisamericanpresidentFacebook: facebook.com/ThisAmerPresInstagram: instagram.com/thisamericanpresidentTwitter: twitter.com/ThisAmerPresCREDITSHost: Richard LimProducer: Michael NealArtist: Nip Rogers, www.NipRogers.com
Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Most Controversial President of All Time? with David T. Beito
March 19, 2024 - 50 min
Franklin Roosevelt, the only president to serve more than two terms, is one of the most popular and beloved leaders in American history. At the same time, he is also one of the most hated. Critics often point to what they consider to be his many violations of Americans' civil liberties. In this episode, we interview David Beito about some of FDR's most controversial decisions.THE NEW DEAL’S WAR ON THE BILL OF RIGHTS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF FDR’S CONCENTRATION CAMPS, CENSORSHIP, AND MASS SURVEILLANCEhttps://www.amazon.com/New-Deals-Bill-Rights-Concentration/dp/159813356XJOIN PREMIUMListen ad-free for only $5/month at www.bit.ly/TAPpremiumFOLLOW USwww.linktr.ee/thisamericanpresidentCREDITSHost: Richard LimProducer: Michael NealArtist: Nip Rogers, www.NipRogers.com
The Presidential Express: The History of Trains in American Politics, with Edward Segal
March 5, 2024 - 43 min
There are few things more nostalgic than a train. Politicians know this all too well, so it's no surprise that trains have played a prominent role in American political campaigns. In this episode, Edward Segal explains how presidents have used trains to connect with the American people. WHISTLE-STOP POLITICS: CAMPAIGN TRAINS AND THE REPORTERS WHO COVERED THEMhttps://www.amazon.com/Whistle-Stop-Politics-Campaign-Reporters-Covered-ebook/dp/B0CDJV4XTVJOIN PREMIUMListen ad-free for only $5/month at www.bit.ly/TAPpremiumFOLLOW USwww.linktr.ee/thisamericanpresidentCREDITSHost: Richard LimProducer: Michael NealArtist: Nip Rogers, www.NipRogers.com
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Richard is a writer and history enthusiast who has served at the White House and George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate.
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Michael is a consultant and a freelance podcast producer.
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