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Aug 22, 2017

In another crazy turn of events, a President loses his wife and then has another woman act as First Lady! This one has a twist though - he has a total of three acting First Ladies (and some may even say 4). 

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Aug 17, 2017

President Harrison may have only been in office for a month - but he still kinda had two First Ladies!

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Aug 15, 2017

Yeah... we know this episode is kinda on the short side, but it needed to be! 

We talk about how Martin Van Buren's bride didn't make it to see his presidency, but Angelica stepped up to perform the job!

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Aug 10, 2017

For as rough of a guy as Andy Jack was, it seems like he really cared about his wife, Rachel. She had a hard life, and a tragic end.

We're going to talk about her, as well as the ladies who took on the mantle of First Lady during Andy Jack's Presidency.

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Aug 8, 2017

We can only imagine that being married to The Q would be interesting enough, but she was also the daughter-in-law of John Adams... wow.

Come along as we continue our series on the First Ladies!

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Aug 3, 2017

 

Every First Lady has a story, but we have very little information about Elizabeth Monroe. Fortunately, the stuff we do have is really interesting!

Thanks for checking out our series on the First Ladies!

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Aug 1, 2017

We did an episode about Dolley Madison back in April of 2016, so we decided to re-release it for our series on First Ladies!

Join us as we discuss...

  • Dolley Madison - the first First Lady,
  • how Dolley supported both Thomas Jefferson and James Madison,
  • the story of how Dolley saved the portrait of George Washington,
  • and more!

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Jul 27, 2017

Ever think to yourself, "I'd really like to hear an episode all about how two women married their third cousins and were also closely related to the President of the United States?" We've got just the episode for you!

Martha and Martha were never quite First Ladies of the United States, but we figure they get an honorable mention since one was the wife of a President and the other acted as a First Lady at times.

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Jul 25, 2017

As we continue our overview of the First Ladies we take a look at Abigail Adams! Abigail had perhaps more influence on our presidents than any other First Lady as she was not only the wife of John Adams, but also the mother of John Quincy Adams! 

Join us as we discuss Abigail Adams as she fulfilled her role of First Lady.

Jul 20, 2017

It's been a long time coming and it's finally here! We'll be spending some time talking about the wives of our presidents and all the important things that they did.

First up, Martha Washington! Martha was a successful woman in her own right before she ever met George or even her first husband. Take a listen to this episode as we discuss the life of America's first First Lady!

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Jul 18, 2017

Breckinridge lead a pretty interesting life both before AND after his stint as Vice President. In this episode we discuss how he left the Vice Presidency and became a Senator, then got kicked out of the country and went to vacation in Pompeii - okay... it didn't happen exactly like that, but you'll see!

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Jul 13, 2017

It's time to play a little game we like to call "Slap your high school history teacher!" because we can pretty much bet they didn't teach you about John C. Breckinridge. 

Breckinridge lead a pretty interesting life both before AND after his stint as Vice President. Follow along as we discuss him in part 1 of a 2 part series.

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Jul 11, 2017

In the fashion of continuing on with our episodes about Vice Presidents who never made it to the presidency, we're talking about William Rufus DeVane King! 

 

King served a very short and not-so-effective presidency, but he was very interesting before that! Find out more about him in this episode!

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Jul 6, 2017

George Dallas was a vice president of the United States - but there's still a pretty good chance that you've never heard of him!

No stranger to politics or fancy lifestyles, Dallas was destined for greatness... until he wasn't anymore.

Join us as we explore the life of George Dallas!

 

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Jun 29, 2017

In the last episode we talked about all the rotten (and not so rotten) things that John C. Calhoun did. In this episode - we talk about some more! Also, Calhoun becomes vice-president and some other stuff in this episode too.

Join us as we conclude our discussion on John C. Calhoun!

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Jun 27, 2017

Can you believe he married his cousin's kid? Yeah, it wasn't terribly uncommon in those days - but it certainly sounds weird now!

John C. Calhoun lead an interesting life, did a lot of stuff (both positive and negative), and had quite the personality which irritated many people. 

Join us as we begin the discussion on John C. Calhoun!

Jun 22, 2017

Richard Mentor Johnson had everything going for him right up until the point where he became Vice President. Check him out and find out everything you didn't know you didn't know in this episode! 

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Jun 20, 2017

With Puerto Rico's recent vote to request statehood from the United States, we thought it would be a great time for a little refresher on how states have historically (and currently!) entered into the Union.

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Jun 15, 2017

Ever heard of Daniel D. Tompkins? Yeah... neither have many other people. So we're here to tell you about him! This dude was flush with cash and didn't have a problem loaning it to the government - though he did have a bit of a problem with getting it back. We talk about that and - oh yeah - the fact that he was a Vice President, which we almost didn't even know!

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Jun 13, 2017

In this episode we talk about ourselves a lot and get a little bit sappy. After all, it's our 200th episode and nearly our 2 year anniversary! If you want to get to know us a little better, tune in!

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Jun 8, 2017

In this episode Elbridge Gerry runs for Vice President! And then he dies basically penniless...

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Jun 6, 2017

It's simply amazing how little we hear and know about Elbridge Gerry - but he was one of the first Vice Presidents of the new United States of America!

We'll give you a little backstory on Gerry and his journey to being near bankrupt - right before he became VP!

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Jun 1, 2017

Join us as we continue talking about James Buchanan as he runs for office, becomes president, and makes many controversial decisions leading up to the Civil War.

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May 30, 2017

 

In this week's episode we're talking about James Buchanan!

Buchanan was quite involved with law and politics from a very young age and... we know this will come as a surprise... even started his career studying law!

Fun fact... did you know that James Buchanan is the only President with military experience that was never an officer? It's true!

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May 25, 2017

We went way out of order this week - we're traveling forward through time to talk about John Fitzgerald Kennedy as we're celebrating his 100th birthday this year!

We talk about JFK's early start in politics and his quick ascension to the Presidency.

Also, we discuss the books The Road to Camelot as well as Profiles In Courage. Check them both out!

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