Presidential

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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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.. . .