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  • Presidents Are People Too! | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan

    Presidents Are People Too!

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    • By Alexis Coe, Elliott Kalan
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    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.

  • Ep. 2: Warren G. Harding (Presidents Are People Too) | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan,Jane Mayer,John Dean,Faith Salie,Paula Poundstone,Robert Krulwich

    Ep. 2: Warren G. Harding (Presidents Are People Too)

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    • By Alexis Coe, Elliott Kalan, Jane Mayer, and others
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    Alexis and Elliott take a closer look at the man many consider to be one of the country's worst presidents, #29 — Warren G. Harding. They talk with The New Yorker writer Jane Mayer, former Nixon counsel John Dean, and enlist the help of comedian Paula Poundstone, Radiolab's Robert Krulwich, and others, to bring Harding's raunchiest scandal to life.

  • Ep. 16: Abraham Lincoln (Presidents Are People Too) | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan

    Ep. 16: Abraham Lincoln (Presidents Are People Too)

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    This is the episode Elliott has been waiting for: number 16, Abraham Lincoln, his favorite president and personal hero. Elliott speaks to Lincoln scholar and former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Frank J. Williams about Lincoln’s 25-year legal career, while Alexis reexamines First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln’s complicated legacy with the help of historian Catherine Clinton. And author Mary Roach takes us behind the scenes of Lincoln's final train journey.

  • Ep. 6: John Adams (Presidents Are People Too) | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan,Natalie MacMillan,Caroline Keinath,Sara Georgini,John Overholt

    Ep. 6: John Adams (Presidents Are People Too)

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    • By Alexis Coe, Elliott Kalan, Natalie MacMillan, and others
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    Alexis and Elliott explore the life of our second President, John Adams. Alexis travels to Massachusetts, home of the Adams family, to visit their farm in Quincy. In Boston, Alexis reads through original diaries and letters with historians Sara Georgini and John Overholt. Meanwhile, Elliott interviews his college friend Natalie MacMillan about her lifelong crush on Adams, and has a eureka moment about our second president.

  • Ep. 1: James K. Polk (Presidents Are People Too) | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan,Jon Stewart,John Hodgman,Regina Mason,Simon Doonan,Isaac Margolis

    Ep. 1: James K. Polk (Presidents Are People Too)

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    • By Alexis Coe, Elliott Kalan, Jon Stewart, and others
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    Alexis and Elliott begin the series with the largely overlooked 11th president, James K. Polk, and are joined by America's favorite satirist, Jon Stewart, writer and comedian John Hodgman, author Regina Mason, and Barney's Creative Ambassador-at-Large Simon Doonan. Presidents Are People Too!, an Audible Original, recasts each of the American presidents as real-life people, complete with flaws, quirks, triumphs, scandals and bodily ailments.

  • Ep. 4: William Henry Harrison (Presidents Are People Too) | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan,Gail Collins,Major Rory McGovern,Seth Reiss,Peter Grosz

    Ep. 4: William Henry Harrison (Presidents Are People Too)

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    • By Alexis Coe, Elliott Kalan, Gail Collins, and others
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    Alexis and Elliott learn more about our most fleeting president, number nine, William Henry Harrison, who died after only a month in office. They speak to New York Times columnist Gail Collins about her personal connection to Harrison and examine Harrison the military man with the help of Major Rory McGovern of West Point Academy. And lastly, comedians Seth Reiss and Peter Grosz imagine how Harrison’s infamous campaign slogan “Tippecanoe and Tyler Too” came about.

  • Ep. 9: Thomas Jefferson (Presidents Are People Too) | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan

    Ep. 9: Thomas Jefferson (Presidents Are People Too)

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    Alexis and Elliott take a fresh look at one of our most studied and well-documented presidents, number three, Thomas Jefferson. They explore everything from his obsession with finding the elusive woolly mammoth, to his love of music, to the troubling side of his legacy: his long-time secret relationship with his slave Sally Hemings.

  • Ep. 3: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Presidents Are People Too) | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan,Francesca Urbin,Itzhak Perlman

    Ep. 3: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Presidents Are People Too)

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    Alexis and Elliott visit Hyde Park, N.Y., home of #32, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. While there, they chat with National Park Ranger Francesca Urbin about FDR's bartending skills and examine Eleanor's contentious relationship with her mother-in-law. And Grammy Award-winning violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman, who survived polio as a child, helps shed light on the challenges of being a public figure with a disability.

  • Ep. 15: Calvin Coolidge (Presidents Are People Too) | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan

    Ep. 15: Calvin Coolidge (Presidents Are People Too)

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    Alexis and Elliott get to know the Vermonter with a maligned legacy, number 30, Calvin Coolidge. Coolidge’s hands-off style of governing has been blamed for paving the way to the devastation of the Great Depression, but personal tragedy may be as much to blame as his fiscal conservatism. Alexis speaks to political scientist Robert E. Gilbert about Coolidge’s long-time struggle with depression.

  • Teaser | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan

    Teaser

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    Alexis and Elliott are going on vacation and will be back with a brand new episode on September 5. In the meantime, here's a clip of retired Secret Service Agent Clint Hill reflecting on President Eisenhower's preferred vacation spot, the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.

  • Ep. 17: Benjamin Harrison | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan

    Ep. 17: Benjamin Harrison

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    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 legislative advancements, and his role as the missing link between early American politics and the modern presidency. Alexis and Elliott speak with Harrison re-enactor Charles Braun, and reveal two remarkable examples of Harrison’s bravery under fire.

  • Ep. 22: Chester A. Arthur | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan

    Ep. 22: Chester A. Arthur

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    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.

  • Ep. 15: Calvin Coolidge | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan

    Ep. 15: Calvin Coolidge

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    Alexis and Elliott get to know the Vermonter with a maligned legacy, number 30, Calvin Coolidge. Coolidge’s hands-off style of governing has been blamed for paving the way to the devastation of the Great Depression, but personal tragedy may be as much to blame as his fiscal conservatism. Alexis speaks to political scientist Robert E. Gilbert about Coolidge’s long-time struggle with depression.

  • Ep. 12: Richard Nixon | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan

    Ep. 12: Richard Nixon

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    Alexis and Elliott peek at the man behind the scary Richard Nixon Halloween mask: Richard Nixon. Alexis takes a trip to southern California to visit young Dick’s alma mater, and the hotel where he and Pat Nixon were married. We get a refresher on the Watergate scandal from Quinn and Dev, hosts of the Reductress podcast “Mouth Time.” Elliott and Alexis examine Nixon’s environmental policies, and Cecil Baldwin, narrator of “Welcome to Night Vale."

  • Ep. 23: Gerald Ford | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan

    Ep. 23: Gerald Ford

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    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.

  • Ep. 11: Martin Van Buren | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan

    Ep. 11: Martin Van Buren

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    Alexis and Elliott get to know the man behind America’s most famous pair of mutton chops: president number eight, Martin Van Buren. Nicknamed "Old Kinderhook," after his hometown in upstate New York, Van Buren was born to humble tavern-keeper parents and grew up speaking Dutch. Alexis speaks to Dr. Patricia West at the Van Buren Historical Site about the poor little Dutch boy's meteoric rise to president of the United States.

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  • Ep. 16: Abraham Lincoln | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan

    Ep. 16: Abraham Lincoln

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    This is the episode Elliott has been waiting for: number 16, Abraham Lincoln, his favorite president and personal hero. Elliott speaks to Lincoln scholar and former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Frank J. Williams about Lincoln’s 25-year legal career, while Alexis reexamines First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln’s complicated legacy with the help of historian Catherine Clinton. And author Mary Roach takes us behind the scenes of Lincoln's final train journey.

  • Ep. 14: Jimmy Carter | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan

    Ep. 14: Jimmy Carter

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    Alexis and Elliott re-examine the legacy of our country’s most famous peanut farmer-turned president, number 39, Jimmy Carter. Carter may have served for only one lackluster term in the Oval Office, but he’s had the longest post-presidential career of any former POTUS. Our hosts take a closer look at Carter's humanitarian work with the Carter Center, and Alexis visits his hometown of Plains, Georgia where she attends a Sunday school class taught by Carter himself.

  • Ep. 24: Franklin Pierce | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan

    Ep. 24: Franklin Pierce

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    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.

  • Ep. 19: Rutherford B. Hayes | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan

    Ep. 19: Rutherford B. Hayes

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    In this episode, 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 election of 1876, and to David O. Stowell about Hayes’ involvement in the Great Railway Strike of 1877. They also enlist the help of comedian Kristen Schaal, in an attempt to find an entertaining way to talk about the silver coinage debate.

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