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11.1 James Polk

December 23rd, 2018

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Polk was born a sickly child (perhaps with a massive head) His parent feared the worst, he couldn’t even hold down his job in the local shop. So how did he go from this to president? Did it involve hard work? Yes. Did it involve luck? Yes. Did it involve someone sticking a sharp implement somewhere near where the sun is known not to shine? Most definitely.

10.2 John Tyler

December 8th, 2018

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Ok, so he didn't do great last time, but now he is president, and with that comes the opportunity to wow us. Find out how he annoyed pretty much everyone, including his children, until he finally went away! Also: was he a pervy old man? Did he contribute to the almost-collapse of the republic? Did he have a *ahem* massive cannon? Find out!

10.1 John Tyler

November 24th, 2018

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So Harrison is dead. John Tyler is at home playing marbles (or spike-ball), completely unaware that his life is about to change forever. But how did he get to this point? And, the question on everyones lips, what exactly did Tyler get up to during John Tyler's Glorious Military Career? Join us for part one of his life. 

9.2 William H Harrison

November 10th, 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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.

State of the Union 01

September 24th, 2018

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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: https://peoplevspotus.podbean.com

7.2 Andrew Jackson

September 15th, 2018

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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

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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! 

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