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9.2 William H Harrison

November 10th, 2018

The stage is set: the war hero William H Harrison is ready to take the country into a new golden age. The spoils system: Gone! Jacksonian policies: Gone! Time to set the country on the right track… cough cough cough


9.1 William H Harrison

November 3rd, 2018

We now come to one of the most famous and inspiring leaders in US history - the one all the history books are about, the one that- sorry? Lincoln’s later? Oh. I suppose it’s William Harrison this time then. He is famous for one thing, and one thing only. But at time of recording, Jamie does not know what that is. This episode however, we look at his early life: His time as a apprentice Dr, his time in the army, his dealings with Tecumseh, and obviously - his log cabin.


8.2 Martin Van Buren

October 13th, 2018


He didn’t do too badly in our first episode. But now Van Buren is at the top, and can he stay there? Everything is looking good: he has a new party behind him and the support of Jackson, surely nothing can go wrong. Whats that? The money isn’t working anymore? Why not? Oh, that’s not good, is it?


8.1 Martin Van Buren

September 29th, 2018


This week we visit the sleepy village of Kinderhook and see what is going on there. What’s this? A tavern with an ambitious, well dressed boy tending bar? With dreams of re-creating his beloved Republican party? See how this boy becomes the ‘Little Magician’ and places the First Democratic President in the White House.


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September 24th, 2018


Surprise episode! Every handful of episodes, we are going to check in with some genuine Americans and see if they agree (roughly) with our scores. First up is the fantastic gentlemen from People Vs POTUS discussing the presidents Washington - Jackson. Check out their podcast here:


7.2 Andrew Jackson

September 15th, 2018


After New Orleans, Jackson finds himself one of the most popular men in the country. He has a head full of idea as to how the country should be run, and it starts with those in power not being in power any more. What does this mean for the Republic? Find out as we rate Andrew Jackson, one of the most controversial presidents.


7.1 Andrew Jackson

August 18th, 2018


We now arrive at one of the more controversial presidents in US history: Jackson has a bit of a, shall we say, reputation. In this episode we explore his early life and his rise up to the battle that made him famous. Was he a controversial man before he became president? Find out! 


6.2 John Q Adams

August 4th, 2018


After spending some time getting to know the Tzar and the war torn countries of Europe, John finds himself back home. He has plans. Big plans. He can see just how to make the US as rich in culture, and as strong economically as Europe. All he has to do is get people to stop laughing at him. And if only that oaf Jackson would just go away... 


6.1 John Q Adams

July 21st, 2018


It’s not easy when your father is one of the most important men in the (albeit short) history of your country. There is a lot of pressure on young JQA to get it right. So after learning all the languages, and understanding Milton and getting to (ahem) know the locals in Sweden, he is hoping his life will get on track. If only he could sort his handwriting out…


5.2 James Monroe

July 7th, 2018


Monroe arrives back home to find that his so-called friends are not being nice enough to him. But he will show them! he will run for president! He will- ah, ok. Maybe not this time. But who knows? Maybe this war will convince people he is the man for the top job…


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