In the 50 years since the moon landing, as presidential documents have been declassified and secret programs revealed, a wild story has begun to emerge. “Moonrise,” a new Washington Post audio miniseries hosted by Lillian Cunningham, digs into the nuclear arms race of the Cold War, the transformation of American society and politics — and even the birth of science fiction — to unearth what really drove us to the moon. Listen to the episodes on The Washington Post or on Apple podcasts, and come along with us on a fascinating journey from Earth to the moon.
With the writing of the Constitution in 1787, the framers set out a young nation’s highest ideals. And ever since, we’ve been fighting over it — what is in it and what was left out. At the heart of these arguments is the story of America.
As a follow-up to the popular Washington Post podcast “Presidential,” reporter Lillian Cunningham returns with this series exploring the Constitution and the people who framed and reframed it — revolutionaries, abolitionists, suffragists, teetotalers, protesters, justices, presidents — in the ongoing struggle to form a more perfect union across a vast and diverse land.
Over 44 episodes, this podcast explores the character, leadership and legacy of each of the American presidents. Hosted by Lillian Cunningham, “Presidential” is both a crash course and tour de force of the nation’s highest office — featuring interviews with Pulitzer Prize-winning historians like Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough and journalists like Steve Inskeep and Bob Woodward.