This American President

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. Art by

Society & Culture
Fighting Misinformation with Sharon McMahon, Am...
How do you combat political misinformation in the era of fake news and hyper-partisanship?
65 min
The Man Who Saved Ronald Reagan with Carolyn Parr
On March 30, 1981, Secret Service agent Jerry Parr saved President Ronald Reagan's life during an assassination attempt in Washington, DC.
79 min
Ronald Reagan's Address on the Reykjavik Summit...
In this address to the nation, Reagan conveyed his optimism that he and Gorbachev were working to create a more peaceful world.
22 min
The Voice in the Wilderness Part 2 | Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan's audacious plan to work with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and abolish nuclear weapons from the face of the earth.
52 min
The Making of Ronald Reagan with Paul Kengor
Reagan brought with him a mix of old-fashioned Midwestern values with the glitz and glamour of Hollywood.
47 min
Ronald Reagan's "A Time for Choosing" Speech | ...
In 1964, Ronald Reagan delivered a speech that changed his life, establishing him as a rising star in the emerging conservative movement.
30 min
The Disaster in Afghanistan: How We Got Here wi...
What led to the present crisis unfolding in Afghanistan?
104 min
The Voice in the Wilderness Part 1 | Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan’s rise to power and how he sought to do the unthinkable: win the Cold War and destroy Soviet communism forever.
80 min
In the Arena: American Presidential Hopefuls wi...
Every four years, someone loses the election for president of the United States. What is it like to suffer such an epic defeat?
71 min
Richard Nixon's Address to the Nation Announcin...
President Nixon addresses the country to announce his resignation as President of the United States.
22 min
King Richard: Nixon and Watergate with Michael ...
In 1972, Richard Nixon was reelected in one of the greatest landslides in American history and yet this campaign had also planted the seeds of his spectacular downfall.
41 min
Richard Nixon's Remarks upon Returning from Peo...
President Nixon delivers remarks upon returning from his landmark trip to China.
14 min
His Own Worst Enemy Part 3 | Richard Nixon
Nixon opened relations with China and signed treaties with the Soviet Union, but he would also suffer one of the greatest downfalls in modern history.
109 min
Photographic Presidents with Cara A. Finnegan
Photography plays an indelible role in how we remember and define American presidents.
77 min
Richard Nixon's "Silent Majority" Speech on the...
President Nixon's Address to the Nation on the War in Vietnam
35 min
His Own Worst Enemy Part 2 | Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon entered office during one of the most tumultuous times in American history.
49 min
Fan in Chief: Richard Nixon and American Sports...
Richard Nixon was a pivotal figure in the nexus between American politics and sports.
48 min
Richard Nixon's First Inaugural Address | Janua...
Richard Nixon's first inaugural address was the culmination of one of the greatest comebacks in American political history.
24 min
His Own Worst Enemy Part 1 | Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon is one of the most vilified presidents and yet the American people chose him twice as vice president and twice as president.
76 min
39. Joseph Stalin's Formative Years with Ronald...
We interview Ronald G. Suny on his new book about the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.
51 min
The History of WWII Podcast | 316-FDR: The Man ...
Ray Harris Jr of The History of WWII Podcast is joined by Richard Lim to discuss Franklin D. Roosevelt.
11 min
38. James Garfield: The Last Lincoln Republican...
When he was shot by assassin Charles Guiteau, President James Garfield was robbed of his place in history.
73 min
37. Abraham Lincoln in His Times with David S. ...
An enduring theme of Abraham Lincoln's life was his genius for striking a balance between opposing forces.
42 min
36. The Price of Ambition Part 3 | John F. Kennedy
The origins of America's disastrous intervention in Vietnam—and JFK’s own tragic demise.
49 min
35. John F. Kennedy's Early Years with Fredrik ...
John F. Kennedy's early years were formative for his ability to steer the nation through perilous events during his presidency.
57 min