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Presidents Are People Too!

By: Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan
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  • Summary

  • Presidents Are People Too! transforms American presidents into real-life people - complete with flaws, quirks, and scandals you won't find in history books. Comedian Elliott Kalan and historian Alexis Coe talk to experts, comedians, journalists, and re-enactors to better understand the leaders memorialized on the Washington Mall, as well as those who you may have forgotten.

    When you add Presidents Are People Too! to your library you will receive all 24 episodes, each with a runtime of approximately 25 minutes.

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  • Oct 25 2017

    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 Kansas-Nebraska Act—an act that was meant to defuse tension over slavery—ended up blowing up the country, and explore Pierce’s lifelong friendship with the acclaimed novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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    27 mins
  • Oct 25 2017
    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 his controversial decision to pardon Nixon a month after he left office in disgrace, and peek inside the East Wing with Betty Ford’s White House press secretary.
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    28 mins
  • Oct 25 2017

    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 Conkling, and Alexis investigates his involvement in a significant civil rights case. Playwright Sean David DeMers meets our hosts at a Brooklyn cemetery, to discuss Arthur’s mysterious correspondence with a New York woman who encouraged him to rise to the challenges of the presidency.

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    28 mins

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Biases shine throughout stories

I enjoyed the history.
I detested the throughly unfair comments and innuendo toward conservative presidents.
If you love President Obama or Clinton you will most likely find this book okay.
I voted for President Obama, but he nor any other President was perfect. To find only fault in so many I find reprehensible.
We can all disagree or disagree but a book of this type should be unbiased and still show the humorous side.
I would have taken this book back to a bookstore or returned to Audible.
I cannot recommend this book.

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Buyer beware. Leftest hatefulness and low "humor"

The agenda is clear. Ignore historical cultural context, demonize everyone you don't agree with and put them in the worst light possible. Or just make stuff up. Either way.

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Dreadful and childish

This book is awful. It provides a childish perspective on all levels from evaluation to presentation. It bypasses the crucial aspects defining the coveted Presidents. For example the Clinton sex scandals and abuses of fellow Democrat women is absent.

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Let’s teach thing correctly

I was immediately struck by the performers telling anyone who listened that gallstones are removed through the scrotum, which these two call the testicles. How can anyone rely upon the information presented if a detail like that is so badly botched?
If you are home schooling, this is NOT a source you should use.

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really not what I was expecting.

this book isnt so much a book as it's more of a podcast. wish I hadn't spent the money

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Love this series!!

The hosts present the show in a light and very funny way, but also share the bad sides of these men with the proper gravity when needed. I highly recommend the entire series!

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When are they going to finish the presidents?

This is a great series of learning something about presidents that not many people know. It is very interesting but only about half the presidents have been included in this series so far. When are Alexis and Elliott going to do the rest of the presidents up to Trump?

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Oh, please continue this show!

This is my favorite audible podcast. It is both humorous and entertaining, and the hosts are wonderful. I am so sad that they didn't do all the presidents, though...is there more to come?

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Excellent podcast

I’m learning a lot through this podcast and it wasn’t what I expected at all. Definitely worth a listen.

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Please continue!

A delightful romp through presidential history. I wonder how they decided which presidents to profile? Please complete the list!

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