The 1600 Sessions
About This Show
The White House Historical Association presents The 1600 Sessions, a podcast that shares the stories behind America’s most iconic residence and office, the White House. Through conversations with historians and eyewitnesses to history, we open the doors to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue - because it’s not only the President’s House, it’s the People’s House.
Most Recent Episode
04 British Invasion to French Restoration
The burning of the White House by the British in 1814 during James Madison’s presidency represented a low point in our political relations with England - but its restoration during James Monroe’s administration demonstrated a high point of our cultural connections to France. For the 200th anniversary of Monroe’s moving back into the White House, Stewart McLaurin interviews White Historical Association Historians Edward Lengel and Matthew Costello about the British invasion and a French restoration.