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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When Vice President Tyler takes over the White House following the death of William Henry Harrison, he sets a precedent that would forever shape presidential succession. This episode features grandson Harrison Tyler and his family, who talk about the ghost who haunts the Tyler home; as well as experts Barbara Bair from the Library of Congress and Joel Goldstein from Saint Louis University, who discuss the history of the vice presidency.. . .
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