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The Washington Post's Presidential podcast explores how each former American president reached office, made decisions, handled crises and redefined the role of commander-in-chief. It was released leading up to up to Election Day 2016, starting with George Washington in week one and ending on week 44 with the president-elect. Hosted by Lillian Cunningham, the series features Pulitzer Prize-winning biographers like David McCullough and Washington Post journalists like Bob Woodward.

Customer Reviews

Interesting, but needs some work

I like the idea of exploring our nation's presidents in preparation for Election Day, but this podcast needs some work. It's extremely well sourced, but it sounds like they didn't edit it at all. A lot of long stretches of chatter or sources searching for the documents they want to reference, etc., were not cut out from the episode, resulting in a noisy, clustered, almost stream of consciousness conversation. They also need better transitions, throw some music in there, liven it up! I want to learn more about these presidents but I don't listen to podcasts for flashbacks to high school history class. Make it more fun and exciting! Just adding music and cutting out the clatter would make a huge difference.

Learn something

If you want to learn something new about presidents you thought you knew...this is a great podcast. My only criticism is the librarian that was interviewed in ep 1 said "you know" about 500 times. This podcast is exactly as promised. Learn about presidents and be smarter after each episode.


A great new series that looks at each of the United States presidents from a fresh perspective. Starting with George Washington and progressing forward you will learn little known tidbits of history about each of these men. Easy listening, well documented and very enlightening.

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  • Category: History
  • Language: English

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