Know Your Presidents!!!

Welcome to Presidential, a new podcast by The Washington Post.

In 44 episodes, starting Jan. 10 and finishing right after Election Day 2016, we'll examine the leadership and legacy of each of the American presidents. The podcast is hosted by Lillian Cunningham, editor of The Washington Post's On Leadership section.

Each episode of Presidential will explore how our previous presidents have confronted decisions, handled crises and redefined the role of commander-in-chief. As listeners tune in each week, the podcast will reveal the ways in which our collective sense of what’s ’presidential’ has evolved over the years and how each president—effective or ineffective, esteemed or forgotten—has something to tell us about what it takes to hold the nation’s highest office.

Voices will include Pulitzer Prize-winning biographers like Doris Kearns GoodwinJon Meacham and David McCullough, as well as Washington Post journalists from across the politics, financial, art, science and opinions staff, such as Joel AchenbachDan BalzChris CillizzaPhilip KennicottCarlos LozadaAlexandra PetriScott Wilson and Bob Woodward.

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