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
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America's Forgotten Civil Rights President: Benjamin Justesen on William McKinley
November 7, 2023 - 46 min
Few Americans know much about William McKinley, but one could argue he did more for civil rights than almost all of his predecessors. In this episode, we interview Benjamin R. Justesen about the 25th president's forgotten crusade for racial equality.FORGOTTEN LEGACY: WILLIAM MCKINLEY, GEORGE HENRY WHITE, AND THE STRUGGLE FOR BLACK EQUALITY PREMIUMListen ad-free for only $5/month at Richard LimProducer: Michael NealArtist: Nip Rogers,
Key Battles of American History: After the War - World War II Leaders Preview
October 24, 2023 - 20 min
SHOW NOTES:In this episode of Key Battles of American History, host James Early and Sean follow a long-established Key Battles tradition by giving brief overviews of the postwar lives and careers of the major leaders, Axis and Allies, discussed in the series. Subscribe to Key Battles of American History!Apple Podcasts: to more episodes of Key Battles of American History!The Longest Day: D-Day and the Normandy Campaign: / Private Ryan: / Hitler’s Last Gambit: The Battle of the Bulge: /
How George Washington Saved America with Bret Baier
October 17, 2023 - 33 min
We tend to see events like the founding of America as inevitable, but as Bret Baier observes, it was anything but. It took a great deal of blood and treasure and even a little bit of luck to establish the United States. No less important was the wisdom, character, and leadership of George Washington. In this episode, we interview Mr. Baier about his new book, To Rescue the Constitution, and learn how Washington literally saved America from collapse. TO RESCUE THE CONSTITUTION: GEORGE WASHINGTON AND THE FRAGILE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT PREMIUMListen ad-free for only $5/month at Richard LimProducer: Michael NealArtist: Nip Rogers,
What We Get Wrong About Richard Nixon With Paul Carter
October 10, 2023 - 69 min
American schoolchildren learn one thing about Richard Nixon: that he's the only U.S. president in history to resign. He's been portrayed in countless books, movies, and documentaries as the most disturbed, paranoid, and corrupt president of all time. Paul Carter, however, says that we've gotten Nixon all wrong. In this episode, we interview Mr. Carter about his new book, Richard Nixon: California's Native Son, where he reveals a side of our 37th president that we've never seen before. RICHARD NIXON: CALIFORNIA'S NATIVE SON PREMIUMListen ad-free for only $5/month at Richard LimProducer: Michael NealArtist: Nip Rogers,
The Best of the Eyewitness History Podcast with Josh Cohen
October 3, 2023 - 44 min
In this special compilation episode, Josh Cohen of Eyewitness History shares his favorite interview moments and stories from people who witnessed some of history’s most extraordinary events.First up, revisit his conversation with Frank DeAngelis, former principal of Columbine High School, recounting the harrowing events of the 1999 massacre.Apple Podcasts: / Spotify: Next, dive into the world of podcasting with the podfather himself, Adam Curry. Discover the fascinating tale of his MTV days and presenting an award to Michael Jackson.Apple Podcasts: / Spotify: CIA Agent Valerie Plame takes the spotlight in the next segment, shedding light on the notorious 'Plame Affair' of 2003.Apple Podcasts: / Spotify: Sports enthusiasts, get ready! HBO Boxing legend Jim Lampley shares his experiences covering the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, including the unforgettable 'Miracle on Ice.'Apple Podcasts: / Spotify: Jonestown cult survivor and writer Eugene Smith takes a solemn turn as he revisits his journey through tragedy and survival.Apple Podcasts: / Spotify: Rock music lovers, stay tuned for insights from Ken Caillat, the record producer behind Fleetwood Mac's iconic albums, including the Emmy-winning 'Rumors.'Apple Podcasts: / Spotify: Hear from DEA Agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña, the real-life heroes who took down Pablo Escobar, inspiring the hit Netflix series 'Narcos.'Apple Podcasts: / Spotify: Podcasting sensation Jordan Harbinger shares his adventures and observations in North Korea.Apple Podcasts: / Spotify: And finally, wrap up with a legendary performance – an interview with Queen's keyboardist, Spike Edney, discussing their iconic set at Live Aid in 1985.Apple Podcasts: / Spotify:
History Unplugged Podcast Preview: Theodore Roosevelt and World War I
September 25, 2023 - 20 min
Original Episode Title: Teddy Roosevelt Nearly Died in a Cavalry Charge Against German Machine Guns in WW1Suggested Show Notes/Description: Teddy Roosevelt faced many challenges at the end of his life. Racked by rheumatism, a ticking embolism, pathogens in his blood, a bad leg from an accident, and a bullet in his chest from an assassination attempt. But none of that stopped Roosevelt from attempting to reassemble the Rough Riders for a final charge against the Germans in World War One, pushing them into a likely suicide mission of a cavalry attack against 50 caliber machine guns.Suffering from grief and guilt, marginalized by world events, the great glow that had been his life was now but a dimming lantern. But TR’s final years were productive ones as well: he churned out several “instant” books that promoted U.S. entry into the Great War, and he was making plans for another run at the Presidency in 1920 at the time of his death. Indeed, his political influence was so great that his opposition to the policies of Woodrow Wilson helped the Republican Party take back the Congress in 1918. To look at Roosevelt’s final years, Scott Rank, host of History Unplugged, speaks with Bill Hazelgrove, author of “The Last Charge of the Rough Rider.” It was Roosevelt’s quest for the “vigorous life” that, ironically, may have led to his early demise at the age of sixty. "The Old Lion is dead,” TR’s son Archie cabled his brother on January 6, 1919, and so, too, ended a historic era in American life and politics. Subscribe to History Unplugged with Scott Rank:Apple Podcasts: more episodes of History Unplugged: The Time in 1943 That Eleanor Roosevelt Disappeared for 10 Days in the South Pacific: / What It Was Like to be a WW2 Paratrooper: / the South Lose the Entire Civil War Because One General Got Lost at the Battle of Gettysburg?: /
The Most Divisive Election in American History With Luke Nichter
September 18, 2023 - 52 min
It was the most controversial election in American history. Was it 2016? Or 2020? No -- according to Luke A. Nichter, it was 1968. In this episode, we interview Professor Nichter about that pivotal election and how it changed the United States. THE YEAR THAT BROKE POLITICS: COLLUSION AND CHAOS IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 1968 PREMIUMListen ad-free for only $5/month at Richard LimProducer: Michael NealArtist: Nip Rogers,
The Progressive Presidents Part 4 | Woodrow Wilson Transforms the World
September 11, 2023 - 78 min
In his first term, Woodrow Wilson succeeded in remaking the United States. In his second term, he had even grander ambitions: to remake the world and end, once and for all, the scourge of war. In this episode, we examine whether Wilson succeeded in his lofty vision. JOIN PREMIUMListen ad-free for only $5/month at Richard LimProducer: Michael NealArtist: Nip Rogers,
History of North America Podcast Preview
September 4, 2023 - 8 min
HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICA: Explore one of the most glorious Mesoamerican societies and encounter the Pre-Hispanic Mexico ancient culture & civilization that was the Aztec Empire with this special episode from the History of North America podcast, hosted by Mark Vinet. Subscribe to History of North America: Apple Podcasts: Spotify: Discover more episodes of History of North America: Deep Timeline of USA, Canada and Mexico: / Dinosaur Extinction to the Arrival of Humans: / Did China Discover America in 1421?: / Sir Ferdinando Gorges: /
Cold War | Harry S. Truman: The Power of the Universe Part 2 [Rebroadcast]
August 28, 2023 - 102 min
Harry S. Truman, a former haberdasher from Missouri, presided over the final victory in World War II, but a new conflict emerged: the Cold War. This episode explores how he responded to the unprecedented challenge of containing communism.FollowWebsite: thisamericanpresident.comTwitter: by Richard Lim and Michael NealArt by Nip Rogers: NipRogers.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit
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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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