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From Washington to Obama, 10 American Presidents a podcast narrated by guest hosts.

The life and legacy of an American President. Each show is intercut with music and where possible archive news clips or dramatisations to set a feeling of place and time.

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State of the podcast address and American Innovations. (Sep 8th, 2018)

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...

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American History Tellers Revolution an introduction (Jul 18th, 2018)

Imagine it's 1754. The British had developed thirteen colonies along the eastern seaboard of the American continent. Meanwhile, the French had quietly colonized a strip down the center, with a line of settlements along the Mississippi River.


This threw the American colonies in the middle of a global power struggle between England and France that eventually led to a revolution.

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Ep: 19 Young Lincoln part 1 with Jonathan F. Putnam (Jul 10th, 2018)

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 Unionabolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernised the economy.


Born in Hodgenville, Kentucky...

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EP: 18 - Sarada Peri - Speechwriter for President Obama and the naturalization ceremony speech. (Jun 7th, 2018)

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 ...

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Bonus episode - Ep: 2 The Things that made England - Ska (May 4th, 2018)

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 w...

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Ep: 17 Teddy Roosevelt Q and A with David Pietrusza (Apr 21st, 2018)

Steve VGuerra Given that it was a definitely possible that McKinley could have survived, what would have happened to TR?


It’s hard not to think that TR would be against some domestic tenants of the Trump administration as he was against Trusts and pro conservation is his reputation as a Trust Buster deserved?


Joe Jamsky I mostly just want to know how racist, and religious every president was, his impact on Natives and such?


New York Governor Charles Evans Hughes was potentially a candidate to fo...

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Half time report on 10 American Presidents and trailer for "This is War" (Mar 22nd, 2018)

I've had a busy month, Jeff Shesol the American historian and speechwriter for President Bill Clinton will host a show on great Presidential speeches at the end of AprilI need your help There will be a Q&A show on Teddy Roosevelt with the always brilliant David Pietrusza which I will record it at the end of next week. So If you have a question about the 26th President you can either, email me roifield@gmail.com or record your message by clicking on the speakpipe link on our website 10USP....

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Ep: 16 Theodore Roosevelt - David Pietrusza (Feb 19th, 2018)

Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was an American statesman and writer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. He also served as the 25th Vice President of the United States from March to September 1901 and as the 33rd Governor of New York from 1899 to 1900. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the early 20th century. His face is depicted on Mou...

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Ep: 15 - A loyal subject, Roifield hosts The Thomas Jefferson Hour (Jan 31st, 2018)

Roifield Brown hosts the Thomas Jefferson show and questions President Thomas Jefferson (as portrayed by humanities scholar Clay S. Jenkinson) about the failure of America to realize Jefferson's vision.

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Introducing American History Tellers trailer (Jan 3rd, 2018)

America is a nation steeped in tradition, and the words we speak, ideas we share, values we admire and the freedoms we defend can all be traced to our shared history.


The podcast is called American History Tellers.


They will take you to the events, times, and people that shaped America and the Americans, through a sound design and scripts written by PhD historians. They’ll put you in the shoes of everyday citizens living through the Cold War, for example, or the Revolution, Prohibition, the Spa...

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Ep: 14 - The Election of 1800 - Vonnahme & Martin (Oct 31st, 2017)

The United States presidential election of 1800 was the fourth quadrennial presidential election. It was held from Friday, October 31 to Wednesday, December 3, 1800. In what is sometimes referred to as the "Revolution of 1800", Vice President Thomas Jefferson defeated President John Adams. The election was a realigning election that ushered in a generation of Democratic-Republican Party rule and the eventual demise of the Federalist Party in the First Party System


Also thanks to narrators Di...

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Special - Dave Smith and how you become president of the United States (Jun 12th, 2017)

Always be there is a searing track on Remedy the debut studio album by the English electronic music duo Basement Jaxx which was released in 1999

Number one for six consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart "Call Me" is a song by the American new wave band Blondie and the theme to the 1980 film American Gigolo.

"Crying Over, reached #11 on the UK Singles charts in 1974 and was featured on the seventh studio album by Jamaican recording artist Ken Boothe.

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Ep: 13 - Grant - Adam Vonnahme (Mar 31st, 2017)

Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant; April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was the 18th President of the United States (1869–77).

As Commanding General (1864–69), Grant worked closely with President Abraham Lincoln to lead the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy in the American Civil War. He implemented Congressional Reconstruction, often at odds with President Andrew Johnson. Twice elected president, Grant led the Republicans in their effort to remove the vestiges of Confederate natio...

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A Presidents Day gift - 26 minutes of President Grant (Feb 20th, 2017)

To say happy Presidents Day here is the first 26 minutes to the whole Grant podcast that will be released later this week

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Ep:12 The United States presidential election of 1948 - David Pietrusza and Adam Vonnahme (Jul 23rd, 2016)

The United States presidential election of 1948 was the 41st quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2, 1948. Incumbent President Harry S. Truman, the Democratic nominee, who had succeeded to the presidency after the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945, successfully ran for election for a full term against Thomas E. Dewey, the Republican nominee.

The election is considered to be the greatest election upset in American history. Virtually every prediction (with ...

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Ep:11 The Presidents Speech - Kevin Stroud - The History of English (Jun 25th, 2016)

Kevin Stroud from The History of English, looks at the development of American English and how its presidents have helped its development.

Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Franklin Roosevelt, FDR, John F Kennedy, JFK, Lyndon Johnson, LBJ and George W Bush.

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Ep:10 Andrew Jackson - FT Fusco - Giants of History (May 23rd, 2016)

Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845) was an American statesman who served as the seventh President of the United States from 1829 to 1837. He was born near the end of the colonial era, somewhere near the then-unmarked border between North and South Carolina, into a recently immigrated Scots-Irish farming family of relatively modest means. During the American Revolutionary War, Jackson, whose family supported the revolutionary cause, acted as a courier. At age 13, he was captured and...

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Ep:9 The Monroe Doctrine - Zack Twamley - When Diplomacy Fails (Mar 31st, 2016)

The Monroe Doctrine was a U.S. foreign policy regarding domination of the Americas in 1823. It stated that further efforts by European nations to colonise land or interfere with states in North or South America would be viewed as acts of aggression, requiring U.S. intervention.

The Doctrine was issued in 1823 at a time when nearly all Latin American colonies of Spain and Portugal had achieved or were at the point of gaining independence from the Portuguese and Spanish Empires. The United State...

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Ep8: What is a Caucus - Adam Vonnahme - download this version (Mar 17th, 2016)

A caucus is a meeting of supporters or members of a specific political party or movement. The term originated in the United States, but has spread to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and Nepal. As the use of the term has been expanded, the exact definition has come to vary among political cultures.

The origin of the word caucus is debated, but it is generally agreed that it first came into use in the British colonies of North America.

A February 1763 entry in the diary of John Adams...

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EP:7 - United States presidential election, 1964 (Feb 28th, 2016)

The United States presidential election of 1964 was the 45th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 3, 1964. Democratic candidate and incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson had come to office less than a year earlier following the assassination of his predecessor John F. Kennedy. Johnson, who had successfully associated himself with Kennedy's popularity, won 61.1% of the popular vote, the highest won by a candidate since James Monroe's re-election in 1820. It was t...

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