About This Show
Leading up to Election Day 2016, 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, 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. New episodes are released on Sundays.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Constitutional Episode 01: Framed
Jul 24, 2017
In the premier episode of “Constitutional,” we go back in time to that hot Philadelphia summer in 1787 when a group of revolutionary Americans drafted the U.S. Constitution. Subscribe to the "Constitutional" podcast for the full episode!Read more »
Episodes of This Show
Jul 17, 2017
Jun 29, 2017
Nov 9, 2016
Oct 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of
Phenomenal backstories of our president
I've never heard a podcast like this one. But wow, am I glad I found it.
Ms. Cunningham's a journalist with a keen wit and knack for story telling plus a great sense of humor. (Check out the blind date segments with Julie Miller, an historian at the Library of Congress who's also witty and highly knowledgeable.)
Ms. Miller and her guests makes our presidents come alive. All of her guests are top flight biographers and historians. The show has sound effects appropriate to the various time periods. There's so much more.
I will listen to the entire series. And I expect to do so again and again. I hope this podcast will be used academically. For we surely need a Civics vaccination with regular boosters lest we forget where we came from, how together we got there and where together we can go as E pluribus unum: Out of many, one.
Ms. Miller, thank you for creating this show. And thanks to the Washington Post for supporting and presenting this very important work.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of
Love this show and look forward to it every week!!
Date published: 2016-08-21