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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Why America Could Have a Presidential Succession Crisis, with Roy E. Brownell II
February 20, 2024 - 49 min
America has an unmatched record when it comes to the peaceful transfer of power. According to legal scholar Roy E. Brownell II, however, our country is not that far off from a presidential succession crisis. In this episode, Mr. Brownell covers the history of presidential succession and the flaws in the current system.HOW TO AVOID A PRESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION NIGHTMAREhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-avoid-a-presidential-succession-nightmare-9cb9610dJOIN 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 Was the Real Ulysses S. Grant? with John Reeves
February 6, 2024 - 45 min
To his critics, he was a drunkard and a butcher who failed his way upward in life. To his admirers, he was nothing less than the savior of the nation. Few presidents have had their reputation fluctuate so dramatically as Ulysses S. Grant. In this episode, we interview author John Reeves to find out who the real Ulysses Grant was. SOLDIER OF DESTINY: SLAVERY, SECESSION, AND THE REDEMPTION OF ULYSSES S. GRANThttps://www.amazon.com/Soldier-Destiny-Slavery-Secession-Redemption/dp/1639365273JOIN 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 1 | The Rise of Warren G. Harding
January 22, 2024 - 60 min
In 1920, Warren G. Harding was elected president in one of the greatest landslides in American history. His margin of victory* over his opponent James Cox exceeded those of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, and Barack Obama. In this episode, we explore how this former newspaperman rose to become a popular figure and the 29th president of the United States. 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*In terms of popular vote percentage.
Theodore Roosevelt: America's First Modern President, with Michael Patrick Cullinane
January 16, 2024 - 50 min
Theodore Roosevelt is often described as America's first modern president, setting a standard by which future presidents would be judged. In this episode, we interview historian Michael Patrick Cullinane about how Roosevelt transformed both the nation and its highest office. REMEMBERING THEODORE ROOSEVELT: REMINISCENCES OF HIS CONTEMPORARIEShttps://www.amazon.com/Remembering-Theodore-Roosevelt-Reminiscences-Contemporaries/dp/3030692957JOIN 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
History of the Papacy Preview: The Septuagint with Steve Guerra and Garry Stevens
January 12, 2024 - 17 min
Original Title: The Septuagint – It Really is Greek to MeOriginal Release Date: 6/30/2023Transcript URL: https://share.descript.com/view/S74PWXbhjWZ Description: The Septuagint is the most important translations you’ve never heard of. In this episode of the 10th Anniversary of the History of the Papacy series, Steve Guerra and his special guest Garry Stevens lay out the basics of the Septuagint translation of the Old Testament. They talk about the issues of translation and the process of translation.Learn more about the History of Papacy and subscribe:Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3td44ES Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7DelfggbL0Au4e3aUyWDaS?si=6ffaacda2ddc4d9b Spreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/show/history-of-the-papacy-podcast_1Email Us: steve@atozhistorypage.comWebsite: https://atozhistorypage.start.pageSupport Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/historyofthepapacyParthenon Podcast Network: https://www.parthenonpodcast.com The History of the Papacy on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@atozhistoryListen to more episodes in this series:The Septuagint – It Really is Greek to MeThe Septuagint – Legends, Myths and Even Some HistoryThe Septuagint: A Corruption or the Original TextThe Septuagint: The Quest for AuthenticityThe Septuagint: A Jewish Text Waiting for ChristianityThe Septuagint: A Text for All Ages
Rediscovering Jimmy Carter, with Jonathan Alter
January 8, 2024 - 57 min
Jimmy Carter has lived a remarkable life. He was on his way to becoming a Navy admiral, but instead became a peanut farmer. He had one of the unlikeliest rises to the presidency, but saw his popularity plummet and was voted out of office in a landslide. He then had one of the most active retirements in American presidential history. In this episode, we interview Jonathan Alter about the surprising life story of America's longest-lived chief executive.HIS VERY BEST: JIMMY CARTER, A LIFEhttps://www.amazon.com/His-Very-Best-Jimmy-Carter/dp/1501125540/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3UISQT2YFTAB8JOIN 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
How Ulysses S. Grant Destroyed the Ku Klux Klan, with Fergus M. Bordewich
December 18, 2023 - 68 min
Ulysses S. Grant is famous as the victorious general of the Civil War, but as president, he successfully waged another war -- one to defeat the infamous Ku Klux Klan. In this episode, we interview Fergus M. Bordewich about this forgotten chapter in American history.KLAN WAR: ULYSSES S. GRANT AND THE BATTLE TO SAVE RECONSTRUCTIONhttps://www.amazon.com/Klan-War-Ulysses-Battle-Reconstruction/dp/0593317815JOIN 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 Progressive Presidents Part 5 | Roosevelt, Wilson, and the Legacy of the Progressive Movement
December 4, 2023 - 58 min
When Woodrow Wilson left office in 1921, the first era of American progressivism came to an end. By then, however, he and former President Theodore Roosevelt had forever altered the course of American history. They had transformed the federal government and America's role in the world. In this episode, we examine their legacies and how they impact our nation today. 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
What JFK Would Have Done in Vietnam Had He Survived, with Marc J. Selverstone
November 28, 2023 - 59 min
It's one of the great what-ifs in American history: had President John F. Kennedy not been assassinated, would he have escalated involvement in Vietnam in the same way his successor Lyndon Johnson did? Some say yes, while others say that JFK would have pulled out, sparing the nation the trauma of the war. In this episode, we interview Marc J. Selverstone about this fascinating question.THE KENNEDY WITHDRAWAL: CAMELOT AND THE AMERICAN COMMITMENT TO VIETNAMhttps://www.amazon.com/Kennedy-Withdrawal-Camelot-American-Commitment/dp/0674048814/ref=monarch_sidesheetJOIN 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 Kennedy Assassination: 60 Years Later
November 22, 2023 - 18 min
Today is the 60th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. To commemorate this pivotal event in American history, we are releasing this excerpt from our episode "The Price of Ambition Part 3 | John F. Kennedy".FollowWebsite: thisamericanpresident.comTwitter: twitter.com/ThisAmerPresFacebook: facebook.com/ThisAmerPresSupportPatreon: patreon.com/thisamericanpresidentPaypal: paypal.me/thisamerpresCreditsProduced by Richard Lim and Michael NealArt by Nip Rogers: NipRogers.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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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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