By Lillian Cunningham

From Jan 2016 to Nov 2016 • Updated weekly

Leading up to Election Day 2016, The Washington Post's Presidential podcast explores how each former American president reached office, made decisions, handled crises and redefined the role of commander-in-chief, starting with George Washington in week one and ending on week 44 with the president-elect. Hosted by Lillian Cunningham, the series features Pulitzer Prize-winning biographers like David McCullough and Washington Post journalists like Bob Woodward.

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In the first episode of Presidential, we take a look at George Washington's personality and leadership traits--from fearless action hero to charismatic dancer, to insecure and reluctant president. Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Joel Achenbach, along with Julie Miller from the Library of Congress, kick off our 44-week series exploring the American presidency.. . .