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Hell of Presidents with Matt Christman and Chris Wade
69 minutes | Nov 5, 2021
Bonus 6 - The Presidents We Made Along The Way
We wrap up our series with a bit of Presidential trivia, Matt’s ranking of the U.S. presidents, and some final thoughts on what we learned along the way.Thank you all for listening.Many have requested a bibliography or recommended reading. Here’s what we got:- The Oxford History of the United States series is all very good, but especially:- What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848, Daniel Walker Howe- The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896, Richard WhiteThen also: - The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln, Sean Wilentz- A Fierce Discontent: The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement in America, Michael McGerr- Pivotal Decade: How the United States Traded Factories for Finance in the 70’s, Judith Stein- The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America, Greg Grandin- Everything by Rick Perlstein
81 minutes | Oct 29, 2021
Bonus 5 - Vote Yourself a Pod!
For this week's bonus, we're talking about voting, elections and more importantly, the electorate. Matt takes us through the history of America's voting public, their relationship to the parties, and we offer some predictions of where things might go from here.
72 minutes | Oct 22, 2021
Bonus 4 - Prez on Film
We're joined by Chapo Trap House's Will Menaker to take a look at the history of Presidential portrayals in Film and Television.
78 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
Bonus 3 - America Origins 3: Revenge of the NatSec
We’re joined by Danny Bessner of the American Prestige podcast to discuss the rise of the post-WWII National Security state and how it affects the powers and prerogatives of the presidency.
96 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
Bonus 2 - America Origins 2: Civil War
We're joined by Civil War historian Matt Karp to take a closer look at the, uh, Civil War. We discuss its causes, the course of the war, how it shaped the Republic, and of course, do a "who are your guys" for Civil War generals.
61 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
Bonus 1 - America Origins: Rise of the Founders
We're joined by the New Republic's Osita Nwanevu to take another look at the founding, the constitution, and how we think about American history.
154 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
Episode 14 - American Sunset
W. Bush - Obama - Trump - BidenParty rocking against the dying of the light
141 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
Episode 13 - Bad Actors
Reagan - Bush - ClintonDon't stop thinkin' about tomorrow.
100 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
Episode 12 - I've Got An Invisible Bridge to Sell You
Johnson - Nixon - Ford - CarterMay I offer you some malaise?
113 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
Episode 11 - Jackie Does Dallas
Eisenhower - Kennedy - Johnson Ask not what this podcast can do for you
127 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
Episode 10 - The Nude Eels
Roosevelt - TrumanLet's make a deal
72 minutes | Aug 20, 2021
Episode 9 - Return to Normie-cy
Harding - Coolidge - HooverUnder the Teapot Dome
101 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
Episode 8 - The Brogressives
Roosevelt - Taft - WilsonSpeech: Soft, Stick: Big, Trusts: On Sight
104 minutes | Aug 6, 2021
Episode 7 - Despite All Our Rage, We're Still In The Gilded Age
Cleveland - Harrison - Cleveland - McKinleyLet's link and gild, fam.
105 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
Episode 6 - The Handsome Generals
Johnson - Grant - Hayes - Garfield - ArthurUh, can anyone find another General from Ohio?
84 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
Episode 5 - But How Was The Play?
Pierce - Buchanan - Lincoln - JohnsonWhat's so civil about war, anyway?
76 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Episode 4 - The Lake of Shit
Harrison - Tyler - Polk - Taylor - FillmoreFailed attempts to fix America's plumbing.
82 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Episode 3 - The Little Magician
Jackson - Van BurenA Dutch guy invents the Democrats.
72 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
Episode 2 - The Era of Bad Vibes
Adams - Jefferson - Madison - Monroe - Quincy AdamsThe first party system comes crashing down on JQA's nerdy shoulders.
79 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
Episode 1 - Founding Daddies
Constitution - WashingtonGet in the Presidency, George.
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