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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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 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
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: https://apple.co/3NMEUTz Spotify: https://sptfy.com/Ojwu Discover more episodes of History of North America: Deep Timeline of USA, Canada and Mexico: https://apple.co/44jjZP5 / https://sptfy.com/OjwC Dinosaur Extinction to the Arrival of Humans: https://apple.co/3pFt062 / https://sptfy.com/OjwG Did China Discover America in 1421?: https://apple.co/3D5G7jZ / https://sptfy.com/OjwI Sir Ferdinando Gorges: https://apple.co/3pM3VGv / https://sptfy.com/OjwN
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: 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
Cold War | Harry S. Truman: The Power of the Universe Part 1 [Rebroadcast]
August 21, 2023 - 74 min
In 1945, Harry S. Truman made one of the most fateful decisions any president has ever had to make: to use the atomic bomb as a weapon of war. This episode examines the unique circumstances and earthshaking consequences of that choice.JOIN PREMIUMListen ad-free for only $5/month at www.bit.ly/TAPpremiumFOLLOW USwww.linktr.ee/thisamericanpresidentCREDITSHost: Richard LimProducer: Michael NealScript Editor: Jennifer MazzellaArtist: Nip Rogers, www.NipRogers.com
History Podcasters Discuss What Movie Would They Make | Parthenon Roundup
August 14, 2023 - 50 min
Have you ever learned about a historical figure or event and thought to yourself, this would make a great movie? The guys from the Parthenon Podcast Network recently got together to discuss exactly that. In this episode Mark Vinet (Historical Jesus and History of North America), Steve Guerra (History of the Papacy and Beyond the Big Screen), Richard Lim (This American President), and Scott Rank, (History Unplugged) talk about what moment in history they would choose as the basis for a movie, and who they would cast. PARTHENON PODCASTSListen to the other great podcasts in the Parthenon Podcast Network at https://www.spreaker.com/user/10740198JOIN 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
Managing Chaos: What A Presidential Transition Is Really Like With Peter Feaver
August 7, 2023 - 44 min
Every four to eight years, the power of the presidency is transferred from one citizen to another. It seems routine, but the peaceful transfer of power is one of America's greatest political traditions -- and it doesn't just happen on its own. It requires a lot of hard work and innovative thinking by many unsung public servants. In this episode, Peter Feaver, professor of political science at Duke University and former member of the National Security Council, discusses his new book, Handoff, and reveals what a presidential transition is really like. HAND-OFF: THE FOREIGN POLICY GEORGE W. BUSH PASSED TO BARACK OBAMAhttps://www.amazon.com/Hand-Off-Foreign-Policy-George-Passed/dp/081573977XJOIN 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
Reconsidering Warren G. Harding With Ryan S. Walters
July 31, 2023 - 54 min
Historians consistently rank Warren G. Harding among the worst presidents of all time, but Professor Ryan S. Walters begs to differ. In this episode, Walters discusses his new book on America's 29th president. THE JAZZ AGE PRESIDENT: DEFENDING WARREN G. HARDINGhttps://www.amazon.com/Jazz-Age-President-Defending-Harding/dp/1621578844JOIN 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
Sigmund Freud and the Lost Psychobiography of Woodrow Wilson With Patrick Weil
July 24, 2023 - 56 min
During one random visit to a used bookstore, Professor Patrick Weil stumbled upon the lost psychobiography of Woodrow Wilson -- the first ever full-length psychological study of an American president, co-written by Sigmund Freud. In this episode, Professor Weil discusses his new book and his journey into the mind of America's most complex president. THE MADMAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE: SIGMUND FREUD, AMBASSADOR BULLITT, AND THE LOST PSYCHOBIOGRAPHY OF WOODROW WILSONhttps://www.amazon.com/Madman-White-House-Ambassador-Psychobiography/dp/0674291611JOIN 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 Woodrow Wilson Used Propaganda to Manipulate the American People With John M. Hamilton
July 17, 2023 - 41 min
Americans have long cherished their First Amendment right to freedom of speech. During Woodrow Wilson's presidency, however, the government took unprecedented measures to restrict that right and, with the use of propaganda, to manipulate the Ameircan people. In this episode, Professor John Maxwell Hamilton reveals this fascinating moment in American history and explains the dangers of government propaganda. MANIPULATING THE MASSES: WOODROW WILSON AND THE BIRTH OF AMERICAN PROPAGANDAhttps://www.amazon.com/Manipulating-Masses-Woodrow-American-Propaganda/dp/0807170771JOIN 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
America's Most Brilliant President (and it isn't Thomas Jefferson) With Charles Goodyear
July 10, 2023 - 52 min
Who do you think was America's most brilliant president? Some might say Thomas Jefferson, while others say Theodore Roosevelt. Author Charles Goodyear has a different answer: James A. Garfield. In this episode, we interview Mr. Goodyear about his new book, President Garfield: From Radical to Unifier. PRESIDENT GARFIELD: FROM RADICAL TO UNIFIERhttps://www.amazon.com/President-Garfield-Radical-CW-Goodyear/dp/1982146915JOIN 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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