Episode 36: Lyndon Johnson and Stonewall

Listen to This Episode! We are heading back to the Lone Star State for the birthplace of Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th President, along the Pedernales River between Stonewall and Johnson City, Texas. A man shaped by his childhood, educational opportunities, and a huge inferiority complex, learn about Lyndon’s youth and political rise, along with whatContinue reading “Episode 36: Lyndon Johnson and Stonewall”

Episode 35: John F Kennedy and Brookline

Listen to This Episode! Heading back to Massachusetts for the birthplace of John F. Kennedy in Brookline, on the charming and shaded Beals Street. Learn about John F. Kennedy’s privileged upbringing, mischievous approach to education, and the moment in the Pacific that transformed his life, as well as what happened to his birthplace in Brookline!Continue reading “Episode 35: John F Kennedy and Brookline”

Episode 34: Dwight Eisenhower and Denison

Listen to This Episode! Heading to the Lone Star State for our first trip, to Dension, and the birthplace of World War II hero and 34th President, Dwight Eisenhower! Learn about his family’s hardscrabble life in Texas and Kansas, his close relationship with his siblings, and how a change of fortune with his education broughtContinue reading “Episode 34: Dwight Eisenhower and Denison”

Episode 29: Warren Harding and Blooming Grove

Listen to This Episode! Heading back to Ohio for the final time to visit tiny Blooming Grove and the birthplace of Warren Harding. While the new Warren Harding Presidential Library in Marion is doing much of the heavy-lifting for a historical re-examination for Warren Harding, his hometown of Blooming Grove could use more commemoration! ArticleContinue reading “Episode 29: Warren Harding and Blooming Grove”

Episode 28: Woodrow Wilson and Staunton

Listen to This Episode! Our final trip to the Cradle of the Presidency, to Woodrow Wilson’s birthplace in Staunton, Virginia. A man who believed wholly in his own destiny, for better and for worse, listen to his childhood and what happened to his birthplace! The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum, next to the birthplace.Continue reading “Episode 28: Woodrow Wilson and Staunton”

Episode 27: William Howard Taft and Cincinnati

Listen to This Episode! We are heading back to the Buckeye State for another President, this time in the big city of Cincinnati, for William Howard Taft. Perhaps the most reluctant of our Ohio Presidents, and the one for whom being president was definitely a secondary achievement. Learn about what happened to Taft’s birthplace, asContinue reading “Episode 27: William Howard Taft and Cincinnati”

Episode 26: Theodore Roosevelt and Manhattan

Listen to This Episode! We’ve arrived at the game-changer himself, Teddy Roosevelt, born right in the heart of Manhattan. By far, one of the wealthiest presidents, and one whose family allowed him to indulge a variety of interests. Check out Teddy Roosevelt’s childhood and political rise, as well as what happened to his birthplace! TheodoreContinue reading “Episode 26: Theodore Roosevelt and Manhattan”

Episode 25: William McKinley and Niles

Listen to This Episode! Let’s go visit William McKinley, another Buckeye president and lover of the carnation, born in Niles, Ohio! Probably one of the steadiest of the steady presidents, a kind-hearted man behind a stern exterior, and a bridge between the era of the manager-presidents of the Gilded Age and the dynamic, center ofContinue reading “Episode 25: William McKinley and Niles”

Episode 24: The NOT-Grover Cleveland’s Second Term Question and Answer Episode

Listen to This Episode! How many of us just want a second chance? Grover Cleveland did, winning the popular vote for the third straight time (only Andrew Jackson and Franklin Roosevelt can claim that!) and becoming our only president to serve non-consecutive terms! We won’t do his birthplace over…Check out Episode 22 for that info!Continue reading “Episode 24: The NOT-Grover Cleveland’s Second Term Question and Answer Episode”

Episode 23: Benjamin Harrison and North Bend

Listen to This Episode! Travel to North Bend, Ohio, the home of one president and the birthplace of another, his grandson! Benjamin Harrison, our fourth Ohio President, and the only grandson of a president to join granddad (and serve a full term), learn about Benjamin Harrison and his efforts to live up to the familyContinue reading “Episode 23: Benjamin Harrison and North Bend”