Presidents Are People Too!

The Audible Originals series Presidents Are People Too! recasts each of the American Presidents as real-life people, complete with flaws, quirks, triumphs, scandals and bodily ailments. Hosts Elliott Kalan, former Daily Show head writer, and American historian and author Alexis Coe talk to experts, comedians, journalists, actors and re-enactors to better understand the men memorialized on the Washington Mall and those all but forgotten.

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The Audible Originals series Presidents Are People Too! recasts each of the American Presidents as real-life people, complete with flaws, quirks, triumphs, scandals and bodily ailments. Hosts Elliott Kalan, former Daily Show head writer, and American historian and author Alexis Coe talk to experts, comedians, journalists, actors and re-enactors to better understand the men memorialized on the Washington Mall and those all but forgotten.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-07-30 15:58
last episode published
2017-05-16 05:00
publication frequency
13.99 days
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Number of Episodes
8
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Society & Culture History News & Politics Comedy

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
16.05.2017

Franklin Pierce

Alexis and Elliott delve into the life of a handsome yet disappointing president, number 14, Franklin Pierce. They speak to a presidential grief specialist about how Pierce dealt with a tragic death two months before his inauguration, examine how the K...
2.05.2017

Gerald Ford

Alexis and Elliott get to know the all-American football star who stepped into office after Nixon’s resignation and served less than a full term, president #38 Gerald Ford. They examine his childhood, imagine his life as a pro-football player, explore ...
18.04.2017

Chester A. Arthur

Alexis and Elliott explore the life of our oft-forgotten 21st president, Chester Alan Arthur. Author Esther Crain explains why Arthur was the quintessential Gilded Age New Yorker, Elliott digs into a complicated relationship with NY senator Roscoe Conk...
4.04.2017

George Washington

Alexis and Elliott attempt to get closer to the man behind the marble facade: our first president, George Washington. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Joseph J. Ellis explains what made Washington a myth, even in his own time. Reid Mitenbuler, author o...
21.03.2017

William Howard Taft

This week, Alexis and Elliott get to know the sensitive soul behind our portly 27th president, William Howard Taft. They talk to historian H.W. Brands about Taft’s public break from his mentor, Theodore Roosevelt, and journalist Alexandra Robbins takes...
7.03.2017

Rutherford B. Hayes

Alexis and Elliott explore the life of president number 19, Rutherford B. Hayes, and investigate how a seemingly decent man turned into possibly the worst president ever. Alexis and Elliott speak to author and historian Roy Morris Jr. about the stolen ...
21.02.2017

George H.W. Bush

Alexis and Elliott reexamine the life and presidency of the first President Bush, number 41, George Herbert Walker Bush, current most senior member of the Bush political dynasty and prolific thank-you note writer. Alexis speaks to journalist and unauth...
7.02.2017

Benjamin Harrison

This episode takes a look at president number 23, Benjamin Harrison, grandson of President William Henry Harrison, and the meat in the Grover Cleveland sandwich. Elliott chats with Harrison biographer Charles Calhoun about Harrison’s impressive legisla...