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This American President

with Richard Lim and Michael Neal

This American President Episodes
The Triumph of Nancy Reagan with Karen Tumulty
January 21, 2022 - 49 min
The made-in-Hollywood marriage of Ronald and Nancy Reagan is more than a love story—it’s the partnership that made him president. Of the pair, Nancy was the one with the sharper instincts about people, the superior radar for trouble, and the keen sense of how to secure his place in history. The only person in the world to whom Ronald Reagan felt truly close, Nancy understood how to foster his strengths and compensate for his weaknesses. Neither timid nor apologetic about wielding her power, Nancy Reagan made herself a place in history. In this episode we interview the Karen Tumulty, the author of The Triumph of Nancy Reagan.
KAREN TUMULTY
https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Triumph-of-Nancy-Reagan/Karen-Tumulty/9781501165191
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Host: Richard Lim
Producer: Michael Neal
Artist: Nip Rogers, www.NipRogers.com
Parthenon Roundtable: Which Person Would You Eliminate From History? (And You Can’t Choose Hitler)
January 05, 2022 - 52 min
Today is a group discussion in which the four guys that make up Parthenon Podcast Network (Steve Guerra from Beyond the Big Screen, Richard Lim from This American President, James Early from Key Battles of American History, and Scott Rank from History Unplugged) discuss a beloved hypothetical that our listeners have separately asked each of us many times: if you could eliminate one person from our timeline, who would it be? And sorry, Hitler is not an option. That choice is far too easy because the argument essentially makes itself. We put forward far more effort than that.
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Ronald Reagan's Address at Moscow State University | May 31, 1988
December 23, 2021 - 33 min
On May 31, 1988, President Ronald Reagan delivered a speech to students at Moscow State University. While standing in the heart of a Soviet Union he once described as the "Evil Empire," President Reagan spoke about his optimism about a new era of peace and freedom around the world. During the speech, he also urged Russians to reject totalitarianism and embrace the opportunities offered by a new era of unprecedented technological change.
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Cold War | Ronald Reagan: The Voice in the Wilderness Part 3
December 16, 2021 - 67 min
After entering office in 1981, Ronald Reagan insisted he wanted to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons. His critics scoffed at him, not believing he was sincere. In 1987, he stunned them by signing the INF Treaty with the Soviets, eliminating an entire class of nuclear weapons. In this episode, we cover how Reagan did just that and how his policies led to the end of the Cold War.
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Rebroadcast | George Washington: The First American Action Hero
December 01, 2021 - 46 min
He might look like an old man on the one-dollar bill, but George Washington was once a bona fide action hero. This episode explores our first president’s legendary exploits during the French and Indian War and the American Revolution.
This is a rebroadcast of an episode originally published on 4/4/2017.
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The Last King of America with Andrew Roberts
November 19, 2021 - 48 min
George III is known to history as the mad, tyrannical British king whose stubbornness and incompetence led to a humiliating defeat in the American Revolution. Renowned historian Andrew Roberts challenges that narrative in his new book, The Last King of America: The Misunderstood Reign of George III. In this episode, we explore the enigmatic life of this consequential British monarch.
ANDREW ROBERTS
www.andrew-roberts.net/
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Fighting Misinformation with Sharon McMahon, America’s Government Teacher
November 10, 2021 - 65 min
How do you combat political misinformation in the era of fake news and hyper-partisanship? With non-partisan facts according to Sharon McMahon. In this episode we talk to Sharon McMahon, a former high school government and law teacher who earned a reputation as "America’s Government Teacher" amidst the historic 2020 election proceedings for her viral efforts on Instagram to educate the general public on political misinformation. She is the host of the podcast "Sharon Says So".
SHARON MCMAHON
www.sharonmcmahon.com
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The Man Who Saved Ronald Reagan with Carolyn Parr
November 05, 2021 - 78 min
On March 30, 1981, Secret Service agent Jerry Parr saved President Ronald Reagan's life during an assassination attempt in Washington, DC. By sheer coincidence, Jerry's wife Carolyn was working right across the street and witnessed the entire incident. In this episode, we interview Mrs. Parr about her and her late husband's experiences.
CAROLYN PARR
www.carolynmillerparr.com
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Ronald Reagan's Address on the Reykjavik Summit with Mikhail Gorbachev | October 13, 1986
October 27, 2021 - 22 min
On October 13, 1986, President Ronald Reagan spoke to the American people on his recent summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik, Iceland. During the speech, he discussed how close he and Gorbachev came to signing an agreement eliminating a large number of nuclear weapons and why he refused to give in to the Soviet leader's demands that he limit research on his Strategic Defense Initiative. Despite this stumbling block, Reagan conveyed his optimism that he and Gorbachev were working to create a more peaceful world.
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Cold War | Ronald Reagan: The Voice in the Wilderness Part 2
October 21, 2021 - 52 min
When Ronald Reagan was elected president, his critics worried he would escalate the Cold War--maybe even provoke World War III. Reagan, however, was planning the exact opposite: yes, he wanted to defeat the Soviet Union but he had an audacious plan to work with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and abolish nuclear weapons from the face of the earth. In this episode, we discuss Reagan's bold vision and its impact on the world.
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