What an interesting idea for a show and an important one! This is the stuff they don’t teach you in history class that they should. Jerry is also incredibly well-spoken and it’s clear he’s incredibly passionate about the truth.
This is a well researched and presented history of not only our early presidents but of Early America as a whole and its place in the World. I’m only up to 1803 in the narrative but have already learned so much about not just our first three presidents but the whole cast of historical figures that surrounded them. Thank you for the hours of entertainment and learning during my commute to work.
I love the detail and obvious passion from the host. The math (3.5 presidents covered in 6 years) suggests that he will be covering Franklin Pierce in 2041, Woodrow Wilson in 2065, Bill Clinton in 2089, and should “catch up” in roughly 2119. I’m cheering for you Jerry, but the pace has to quicken…
Actually glad I came to this after Jerry had been at it for a few years, as it's been a near-daily part of my morning routine for a good while. When I get caught up I'll be all the more looking forward to the next episode. The level of detail is great for people with an avid interest but without time to be researchers. Jerry's balance of erudition, passion and perspective makes for a high-quality, self-propelling series. Looking forward to Hayes!
Jerry does a phenomenal job presenting a lot of information in a digestible format while also capturing the characters and personalities involved in the history of the American presidency. Definitely add this to your history podcast rotation.
Our host Jerry does an incredible job, every installment is well researched and presented going into many details that are missed in the US schools that focus on the high point, key dates, testable details, and the “national myth”. The podcast goes much deeper into the presidents and their lives with all the strengths and weaknesses explored. Every person is flawed in some ways be it decision making, skills, leadership, risk taking, messaging, etc. The podcast touches on all the issues including slavery, ambition, and more to present the whole person with all the flaws. Makes you think and assess and understand the types of information available to the early presidents for decision making. The Seat At the Table series (cabinet members)is interesting, it is a perspective and assessment that in some cases is less enjoyable for me as assessments have too much “totally” and agreement in the discussions. That said, well researched and incredibly informative. Keep up the great work!
You will not find a more prepared host. Jerry does a great job guiding us through the early presidencies. Listen to this if you are serious about knowing the Presidents.
I’ve listened to 32 episodes so far of Jerry’s podcast based around the presidents of the United States. First off, his research is absolutely first class with each episode packed with primary source material. This isn’t any mere podcast flying high and fast over the administrations of past presidents, but a deep dive into the personalities, foreign relations, and socio-economic and even military wheels turning around this unique office. I can’t wait to learn about the little details which add up and help shaped the United States to what it is today. Thanks Jerry for your hard work and dedication in a field that badly needs this.
Presidencies of the United States is probably one of the most organized & structured podcasts I’ve heard to date — Jerry is well spoken, passionate about his content, AND I’ve learned a lot about history since I’ve started listening. I recommend it to anyone who is remotely interested in American history!
The American Presidency is unlike any other political office in history. We’ve seen their portraits and briefly covered them in school, but there’s a lot more to be discovered. Jerry Landry does a phenomenal job of showing the presidents for who they were, not just what they did. And most importantly, he deftly places their administrations in a context of what else was going on in the world and the nation. An engaging and informative show. Highly recommended.
Jerry does an amazing job of bringing history to life. Always a pleasure to listen to the newest (albeit oldest) in the world of American government and history!
This is such a great podcast. My only regret is that Jerry will have to live another hundred years to reach my personal hero: FDR. Oh, well, I can wait that long!
One of my all time favorite pods. Jerry does meticulous research, covering each presidency in thoughtful, vivid detail. He works hard and not only providing a narrative of what happened when, but also works to provide the context. I often find myself going back to listen to episodes a second (or third!) time to make sure I do not miss a piece of information. If you want to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the presidents, I cannot recommend this pod enough.
I enjoy this podcast. The host is thorough and articulate; however, I subtracted a star because the audio quality is subpar. I’ve only listened to the 1st several episodes, so maybe the host has improved the sound.
Are you the kind of history nerd who wants to know EVERYTHING About a topic? This podcast is for you. Nobody provides a more encompassing deep dive on presidential history than Jerry.
This podcast does the deepest of dives into the presidents of the United States. But what makes this podcast so great is the host breaks up the presidents in several episodes. The listener can pop in and out of their favorite president while out on their morning walk or running a quick errand. The episodes are thoroughly researched and the host has a clear passion for his subject. Highly recommend for anyone wanting to learn more about the presidents! Alycia, Civics & Coffee
Meticulously-researched and related in an entertaining, narrative way by a passionate writer. Truly excellent history for those looking for a deep dive. Dive in!
This podcast is informative, well researched, and entertaining! I'm constantaly wondering 'how did I not know this??' espeically as an American listener. I feel I'm gaining a better understanding of our country's political history and able to better understand current events! Keep up the great work!
Jerry paints a picture of the U.S. Founders that is engaging, provocative, and stripped of the mythology that often clouds our understanding. The podcast is great history and a fun listen!