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.