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Join history enthusiast and blogger Howard Dorre and his wife Jessica Dorre for an irreverent dive into lesser-known stories about the American presidents and the early republic.

The award-nominated Plodding Through The Presidents is an Airwave Media podcast exploring myths, mysteries, scandals, and other oddities that shed light on the personalities of the founders and their families.



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Show Notes

Season 1 1.1   John & Abigail & Smallpox
1.2  Jefferson’s Broken Heart and Wrist
1.3  The Scandalmonger’s Revenge
1.4  A Tale of Two Stepsons
1.5  John Quincy Adams vs. The Internet
1.6 Andrew Jackson’s Slut-Shaming Evolution

Season 2 2.1  Paranormal Presidents Part 1
2.2
Paranormal Presidents Part 2
2.3
Alexander Hamilton & John Adams: A Superabundance of Hate
2.4
Elizabeth Jefferson’s Earthquake Drowning
2.5
Died On The Fourth Of July
2.6
Finding Madison’s Funny Bone
2.7
Gouverneur Morris and the Vampire of Bizarre
2.8
The Peacemaker and the Cradle Robber
2.9
(Bonus) The Sauciest Presidential Love Letters

Season 3 3.1  Thomas Jefferson’s Killer Ram
3.2
Potty-Mouthed Parrots
3.3
Lindsay Chervinsky & Washington’s Cabinet of Personalities
3.4
The Mythology of Mary Ball Washington
3.5
Cara Finnegan & Photographic Presidents
3.6
The Amistad, The Creole, and Madison Washington
3.7
Conspiracy Theories & The Corrupt Bargain with Mark Cheathem
3.8
The Haunted Hermitage & The Stone Library Heist
3.9 Ghosts of the White House & New England with Jeff Belanger
3.10
Mary Hellen’s Petticoat Magic
3.11
Benjamin Rush To Judgment

Season 4 4.1 Hamilton, Burr, and the Murder of Elma Sands
4.2
A Perfect Monster: Burr, Hamilton, and the Manhattan Company
4.3
The Resounding Will of Benjamin Franklin
4.4
Why John Adams Hated Benjamin Franklin
4.5
Bonus Episode: Friendsgiving Spectacular
4.6 The Passion of Benjamin Franklin
4.7
Treasures of Healthcare History with Tegan Kehoe
4.8
Teddy Bear’s Creation Myths
4.9
The Rise and Fall of Billy Possum
4.10
John Quincy vs. The Sun, The South & The Mole People
4.11
Populism in The Wizard of Oz
4.12
Washington & Madison’s Founding Fracture
4.13 Assassinating Andrew Jackson
4.14 Living Monuments of the Lost Cause with Karen L. Cox
4.15 The Shipwrecked Ring of John C. Calhoun 
4.16 Bonus Episode – Friendsgiving Spectacular 2023

Season 5 5.1 The John Adams Diet
5.2 Party Time with H. W. Brands
5.3 Saving Mount Vernon and Everything the Light Touches
5.4 Joe versus Mount Vernon 
5.5 Mount Vernon’s Stone of Secrets
5.6 Adapting Franklin & John Adams with Kirk Ellis
5.7 The Undeniable Rizz of Aaron Burr
5.8 Presidential Grave Hunter with Kurt Deion
5.9 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with David Head & Timothy Hemmis
5.10 The Adoption of Lyncoya: Andrew Jackson’s Native “Son”
5.11 The Legacy of Lyncoya

 

 


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