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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Through hard work and strategic lying, the 11th president managed to accomplish everything on his agenda. But is being effective the same as being great? We discuss Polk's life and leadership style with historian Amy Greenberg. And musician John Linnell, of the band They Might Be Giants, makes a special appearance.. . .