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10 American Presidents Podcast
58 minutes | Dec 27, 2021
Martin Van Buren - an excerpt from the book the Presidents - Iain Dale
I have written a chapter and President Martin Van Buren for Iain Dale's book The Presidents, this episode is my interview with Iain talking about Van Buren and a reading from the chapter. The Presidents: 250 Years of American Political Leadership Book by Iain Dale https://www.amazon.co.uk/Presidents-Years-American-Political-Leadership/dp/1529379520/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
46 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
The Election of 1960 - Kennedy vs Nixon part 1
The 1960 United States presidential election was the 44th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 8, 1960. In a closely contested election, Democratic United States Senator John F. Kennedy defeated incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon, the Republican Party nominee. Purchase your tickets to Intelligent Speech April 24th here www.intelligentspeechconference.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
54 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
EP: 26 - Inaugural addresses with Clint Loshe - live on Zoom
Newly sworn-in presidents usually give a speech referred to as an inaugural address. As with many inaugural customs, this one was started by George Washington in 1789. After taking his oath of office on the balcony of Federal Hall, he proceeded to the Senate chamber where he read a speech before members of Congress and other dignitaries. Every president since Washington has delivered an inaugural address. While many of the early presidents read their addresses before taking the oath, current custom dictates that the chief justice administer the oath first, followed by the president's speech. Jefferson's first inaugural. This comes on the heels of the election of 1800, famous for how divisive it was. Jefferson talks about the need to "restore to social intercourse that harmony and affection" that had taken a pretty severe beating. "We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists." Lincoln's first inaugural. The famous lines about "we must not be enemies" begin in the final paragraph of the speech. There's also a good angle on speechwriting here, because the final paragraph was not written by Lincoln, but drafted by his incoming secretary of state, William Seward—which Lincoln then polishes into the famous lines we're familiar with. Lincoln's second inaugural. This is one of the shortest inaugurals, in which Lincoln basically says up front "I don't need to tell you that there was a war..." and I think it's notable that it *sounds* tired, even on the page. The famous "with malice toward none" quote begins. FDR's first inaugural. FDR opens with the section that includes the famous "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." (Which is possibly something he picked up from Thoreau!) "This is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly. Nor need we shrink from honestly facing conditions in our country today" are something relevant to today. His closing lines are also pretty good in terms of talking about coming together to face down a national emergency. Kennedy is not quite a crisis speech in the same way, because the crisis was international rather than at home. But his call to recommit to American values is a parallel to Biden's, perhaps. The paragraph preceding "Ask not what your country can do for you". I see some parallels between Trump's "American Carnage" speech and Reagan's "Government is the Problem" speech that might be interesting to talk about. They both talk about restoring power to the people (possibly a deliberate echo by Trump, who was looking to Reagan for inspiration; Reagan's framing was about "special interest groups" and how the only special interest groups that matter are Americans), but they both also let their cynicism show. Trump is nearly all cynicism, of course, but Reagan's "government is the problem" is also a cynical position that's at odds with other modern inaugurals. (In Reagan's speech, "government is the problem" section. In Trump's speech. Unfortunately, it's just 4 sentences, but it's spread over nearly a minute, ugh!) And then if you want to endcap this, you could bring in Clinton's second inaugural "And once again, we have resolved for our time a great debate over the role of government. Today we can declare: Government is not the problem, and government is not the solution. We, the American people, we are the solution. Our founders understood that well and gave us a democracy strong enough to endure for centuries, flexible enough to face our common challenges and advance our common dreams in each new day." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
34 minutes | Jan 14, 2021
James Monroe and the Barbary pirates.
Sean Overton Brady on our Facebook group asked what would have happened if Monroe was captured by Barbary pirates on his way to his diplomatic posting in Paris? Our friends at the Twilight Histories tell us... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23 minutes | Dec 31, 2020
Russian Alaska - Devon Field - Twilight Histories
Last month listener Laura Jackson on our Facebook group asked the Twilight Histories if they would create an alternative history where The US didn’t purchase Alaska, today we release another excellent guest show from a listener suggestion. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19 minutes | Dec 25, 2020
A Man of Monterrey
Our friends from the Twilight History podcast give us an alternative look on how things could've been if America had taken all of Mexico after the Mexican - American War. Thank you to Bryan Smith for the inspiration. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
88 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
Ep: 25 - Reagan part 1 - Iwan Morgan
Ronald Wilson Reagan was an American politician who served as the 40th president of the United States from 1981 to 1989 and became a highly influential voice of modern conservatism. Prior to his presidency, he was a Hollywood actor and union leader before serving as the 33rd governor of California from 1967 to 1975. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
6 minutes | Sep 7, 2020
The Fault Line: Bush, Blair and Iraq
The Fault Line: Bush, Blair and Iraq - premieres on September 29th on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
45 minutes | Jun 18, 2020
Ep: 24 - Reagan intro and Corey Brettschneider on Trump's breaking of norms
A tatseer of the forth coming Reagan episode and Roifield talks to Corey Brettschneider on President Trump breaking the norms of office. This epsiode also features into about the Intelligent Speech online conference. Intelligent Speech 2020 is an online conference that brings together the best educational podcasters and their listeners, Intelligent Speech 2020 is taking place at intelligentspeechconference.com on June 27 from 10 am to 6 pm Eastern time There will be approximately 40 of the best educational podcasters on the day presenting a wide range of topics. At any one point, there will be up to 4 different conference streams for listeners to choose from. As well as solo presentations there will be a series of roundtable debates between the various podcasters. Listeners will be able to ask questions to their favourite podcast on the topics that they have presented. A one-day pass for the conference is currently prices priced at $10 for early bird tickets. To purchase a ticket please click this link https://www.intelligentspeechconference.com/product/online-ticket Intelligent Speech website https://www.intelligentspeechconference.com/ Intelligent Speech Youtube channel interviews https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQwqCYqqKK0hyJJXpoxwCiA Twitter account @Intellspeechcon Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/intelligentspeechconf/ social hashtag #intell2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
3 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
Trailer for the forthcoming episode on the 40th president Ronald Reagan See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
62 minutes | Mar 27, 2020
EP: 23 - The Presidents faces - Dan Hill on the emotions of the Commander in Chief
How emotions drive presidents, Roifield talks to Dan Hill on identifying emotional patterns that help to understand three key things about U.S. presidents. Dan Hill, Ph.D., is an internationally recognised expert on the role of emotions in business, politics, sports, and popular culture, and has given keynote speeches in over 20 countries. He's the founder and president of Sensory Logic, Inc., which pioneered the use of facial coding to scientifically capture and quantify emotions in business beginning in 1998 and has in the years since done consulting work for over half of the world's top 100 business-to-consumer (B2C) oriented companies. Dan is the recipient of seven U.S. patents related to facial coding and is also a certified Facial Action Coding System (FACS) practioner. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
102 minutes | Mar 6, 2020
Ep: 22 - The History of Impeachment - Corey Brettschneider
Impeachment is the process by which a legislative body levels charges against a government official. Impeachment does not in itself remove the official definitively from office; it is similar to an indictment in criminal law, and thus it is essentially the statement of charges against the official. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26 minutes | Feb 17, 2020
Presidents Day Bonus episode - Impeachment
Article One of the United States Constitution gives the House of Representatives the sole power of impeachment and the Senate the sole power to try impeachments of officers of the U.S. federal government. (Various state constitutions include similar measures, allowing the state legislature to impeach the governor or other officials of the state government.) In the United States, impeachment is only the first of two stages, and conviction during the second stage requires "the concurrence of two thirds of the members present" See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
74 minutes | Jan 25, 2020
Ep: 21 How the past will predict the 2020 American election - Misha Leybovich
Roifield speaks to tech entrepreneur Misha Leybovich about this theory of the 40 year pattern in American politics and what it tells us about 2020 and 2060. https://medium.com/@mishaley/how-history-predicts-the-2020-election-and-the-next-40-years-1904e6ac19bd See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
95 minutes | Oct 7, 2019
Ep: 20 Young Lincoln part 2 with Jonathan F. Putnam
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th president of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. This episode covers his early life in Springfield. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18 minutes | May 31, 2019
Young Lincoln and Intelligent speech in New York
Saturday, June 29th 11 am – 7 pm The Centre for Social Innovation, New York https://www.intelligentspeechconference.com/shop/ Podcasts entertain and inform millions of people every day. Coming through our headphones, podcasters are like friends joining us as we go about our daily routines and sometimes they’re even the last voice we hear at night as we put head to pillow. For years podcasts have been DIY labors of love but as the industry becomes increasingly dominated by celebrity personalities, professional broadcasters and large corporate production houses, in many places independent voices are being drowned out. But the Agora Podcast Network remembers what the beating heart of the podcast medium really is and so is proud to be the home of shows that are lovingly created in homes or sheds, places full of life and improvisation rather than sterile studios. Its proud to have hosts with individual voices of diverse opinion, discussing topics spanning history and politics, culture, literature and science. With over a million curious and discerning listeners downloading Agora podcasts each month, the proof of this winning formula is in the pudding. Saturday, June 29, 2019 for an event that will bring together many of internet’s best podcasters for a day of live podcast recordings, open tables, Q and As and seminars at The Centre for Social Innovation, Chelsea in New York. It’s an opportunity for listeners to meet the creators of some of their favourite podcasts and to maybe even get on mic. Confirmed podcasters Are you interested in speaking at the conference, please email email@example.com we are especially looking for more female, LGBTQ and people of colour speakers Mike Duncan – The History of Rome and Revolutions David Crowther – History of England Roifield Brown – 10 American Presidents Kevin Stroud – The History of English Ryan Stitt – The History of Ancient Greece Christine Caccipuoti – Footnoting History Heather Teysko – Renaissance English History Benjamin Jacobs – Wittenberg To Westphalia Stephen Guerra – The History of Papacy Erik Fogg – Reconsider Claude Myron Goozer – The Cannon Ball Abishai Aziz Al-Doory – The History of Westeros See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19 minutes | Sep 8, 2018
State of the podcast address and American Innovations.
What a tumultuous last three months I’ve had. Unbeknownst to just about everyone, my Visa application to live and work in the US was turned down in May, simply the immigration officer said I didn't have strong enough ties to the UK! This prompted a prolonged period of panic, when I thought, the walls were literally closing in... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
52 minutes | Jul 10, 2018
Ep: 19 Young Lincoln part 1 with Jonathan F. Putnam
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernised the economy. Born in Hodgenville, Kentucky, Lincoln grew up on the western frontier in Kentucky and Indiana. Largely self-educated, he became a lawyer in Illinois, a Whig Party leader, and was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives, in which he served for eight years. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
83 minutes | Jun 7, 2018
EP: 18 - Sarada Peri - Speechwriter for President Obama and the naturalization ceremony speech.
Sarada Peri is a speechwriter and communications strategist. She was Special Assistant to the President and Senior Speechwriter for President Barack Obama. Prior to joining the White House, she was a Principal at West Wing Writers, where she worked with corporate, political and nonprofit clients on speechwriting, speech delivery, op-eds, books, and message strategy. She was also a member of the 2012 and 2016 Democratic National Convention speechwriting teams. As the political season heated up in the fall of 2015, the rhetoric against minorities and immigrants got ugly. Many people, including the White House, were concerned and even fearful. So when President Obama was asked to speak at a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives, we speechwriters saw an opportunity. On this episode she discusses the speech she wrote for President Obama and what it meant for her. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28 minutes | May 4, 2018
Bonus episode - Ep: 2 The Things that made England - Ska
Racial diversity is one of many facets that separates England from the other parts of the United Kingdom. While the UK’s White population totals over 55,010,359 or 87.1% according the 2011 census, just under 13% or over 7.5 million are non white. Over 90% of all British ethnic minorities live in England and most of them can be found in its cities of Birmingham, London, Leicester, Luton, Manchester, Wolverhampton, Bradford, Coventry and Watford. It’s the arrival of the first mass wave of non white immigrants in 1948 on the Empire Windrush, that really started modern England, a country comfortable enough to say its favourite food is curry and where “Jafacian” is could displace cockney as the dialect of the capitol’s kids. This episode is broadly about that viewed through the prism of one aspect of English culture, Ska. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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