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This American President

with Richard Lim and Michael Neal

This American President Episodes
The Turbulent Life and Improbable Presidency of Grover Cleveland
September 19, 2022 - 76 min
Grover Cleveland’s political career—a dizzying journey that saw him rise from obscure lawyer to president of the United States in just three years—was marked by contradictions. A politician of uncharacteristic honesty and principle, he was nevertheless dogged by secrets from his personal life. A believer in limited government, he pushed presidential power to its limits to combat a crippling depression, suppress labor unrest, and resist the forces of American imperialism. A headstrong executive who alienated Congress, political bosses, and even his own party, his stubbornness nevertheless became the key to his political appeal. The most successful Democratic politician of his era, he came to be remembered most fondly by Republicans. In this episode we are joined by Troy Senik to discuss the improbable presidency of Grover Gleveland.
TROY SENIK | A MAN OF IRON
https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/A-Man-of-Iron/Troy-Senik/9781982140748
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History of the Papacy | Freemasonry, The Catholic Church and the Modern World
September 17, 2022 - 19 min
This episode is a preview of History of the Papacy by Stephen Guerra, a podcast in the Parthenon Podcast network. Today we begin a two part conversation on the history of Freemasonry during the 19th century. We are joined by author and historian John Dickie to find out who the Freemasons are and why the church and particularly the Catholic Church of the 19th century had so much conflict with Freemasonry.
Listen to the rest of the episode at https://www.spreaker.com/user/10740198/119i-freemasonry-1012-2115-sf-rx
Why the Cold War Was America’s Longest and Weirdest War
August 31, 2022 - 93 min
The Cold War was America's longest and most bizarre war. It was full of unlikely heroes and villains--people like Vasily Arkhipov who, although is little remembered today, literally saved the world from destruction. Commentator/podcaster Bill Whittle joins us on a tour of the personalities and moments that made the Cold War and shows that even Pizza Hut played a role in America's battle against communism.
BILL WHITTLE
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-cold-war-prelude-to-the-present/id1471188269
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Mankind's Greatest Adventure with Apollo 13 Astronaut Fred Haise
July 20, 2022 - 90 min
What is it like to travel to the moon? Only 24 human beings in all of history have known the answer to that question. One of those individuals is astronaut Fred Haise. Haise was a test pilot and astronaut during the Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle programs. Most famously, he was the lunar module pilot on the Apollo 13 mission. As we celebrate the 53rd anniversary of the first moon landing, we are pleased to present our interview with Fred Haise about his remarkable life and career.
FRED HAISE, NEVER PANIC EARLY
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/702777/never-panic-early-by-fred-haise-with-bill-moore/
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If You Could Witness Any Five Events In History, What Would You Chose? With Steph Guerra
July 8, 2022 - 65 min
It's every history nerd's fantasy: going back in time and personally witnessing a historical event. In this episode, our host Richard Lim and Stephen Guerra (History of the Papacy and Beyond the Big Screen) reveal which events they would choose.
STEVE GUERRA
http://www.beyondthebigscreen.com/
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What Event Would You Eliminate From History? (And You Can't Choose 9/11) | Parthenon Roundup
July 1, 2022 - 61 min
In the Marvel series Loki, the all-powerful Time Variance Authority preserves the sacred timeline by "pruning" undesirable events from the timeline. In this roundup episode, the hosts of Parthenon Podcasts discuss which events from history they would "prune" to clean up our timeline and why it would be better, the only rule is they can't choose 9/11.
Events such as:
•The American Civil War
•Saddam Hussein seizing power in Iraq
•The assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald
•The Bronze Age Collapse
Featuring James Early from Key Battles of American History, Josh Cohen from Eyewitness History, Steve Guerra from History of the Papacy and Beyond the Big Screen, Scott Rank from History Unplugged and Richard Lim from This American President.
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www.parthenonpodcast.com
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Nixon Refuses to Resign and Other Undelivered Speeches That Would Have Rewritten History
June 24, 2022 - 50 min
Great speeches can change the course of history. Not every speech, however, ends up getting delivered. Many, by twist of fate or some last-minute decision, end up being lost to history, such as Hillary Clinton's 2016 Election acceptance speech or Emperor Hirohito's speech of remorse following WWII. Thankfully, prominent speechwriter Jeff Nussbaum has published a book to recover these lost documents, titled Undelivered: The Never-Heard Speeches That Would Have Re-Written History. In this episode, we discuss with Mr. Nussbaum the words that almost became history.
UNDELIVERED | JEFF NUSSBAUM
https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250791825/undelivered
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The Great American Progressives (Roosevelt, Wilson, and Addams) and the Dawn of World War I
June 17, 2022 - 56 min
In the first two decades of the 20th century, America stood poised to dominate the world economically and geopolitically--a fact underscore by the key role the United States played in World War I. During this time, three Americans rose to prominence, seeking to transform their country so it could cope with the challenges of a new age: Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Jane Addams. In this episode, we discuss their competing progressive agendas with Neil Lanctot, author of The Approaching Storm: Roosevelt, Wilson, Addams, and Their Clash over America's Future.
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Queen Elizabeth II and Monarchy in the Modern World
June 8, 2022 - 65 min
In the aftermath of the Queen's spectacular Platinum Jubilee, some might be asking some questions, such as why the United Kingdom still has a monarchy in the 21st century or what will history say about Queen Elizabeth II's record-breaking reign?
In this episode, we interview Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald Strober to answer these questions and discuss their new book book, titled Queen Elizabeth II: An Oral History.
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History Unplugged | War Isn’t the Natural State of Human Affairs: It Shouldn’t Happen, and Most of the Time It Doesn't
June 6, 2022 - 20 min
This episode is a preview of History Unplugged hosted by Scott Rank, a podcast in the Parthenon Podcast network.
War is assumed to be one of the chief features of human history. Plenty of ancient and modern writers back up this perspective (Plato said that only the dead have seen the end of war; John Steinbeck said all war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal, suggesting it was hard-wired into our brutish nature). But what if the conventional wisdom is wrong? What if war isn’t the status quo? This is the argument made by today’s guest, who says prolonged violence between groups isn’t normal. Wars shouldn’t happen, and most of the time they don’t.
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