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Latest podcast episodes about Jon Meacham

Firing Line with Margaret Hoover

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham joins Margaret Hoover to talk about the lessons of America's past and the threats to democracy looming in the future. Meacham, whose latest book “And There Was Light” focuses on President Abraham Lincoln, details the qualities of the country's most successful presidents and the role their faith played in governing. The historian, who has helped craft speeches for President Joe Biden, discusses the political impact of the classified document controversy engulfing the White House, and he weighs in on whether the 80-year-old incumbent should run again in 2024. Meacham, writer of an acclaimed biography of President Andrew Jackson, also reflects on differences between Jackson and Donald Trump, the rapid transformation of the Republican Party under Trump's influence, and the results of the midterm elections. Support for “Firing Line for Margaret Hoover” is provided by Robert Granieri, Charles R. Schwab, The Fairweather Foundation, The Asness Family Foundation, The Rosalind P. Walter Foundation, The Center for the Study of the International Economy Inc., Damon Button, The Pritzker Military Foundation on behalf of the Pritzker Military Museum and Library, The Marc Haas Foundation, and Stephens Inc.

For the Ages: A History Podcast
And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle

For the Ages: A History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 33:16


A president who governed a divided country has much to teach us in a twenty-first-century moment of polarization and political crisis. Hated and hailed, excoriated, and revered, Abraham Lincoln was at the pinnacle of American power when implacable secessionists gave no quarter in a clash of visions bound up with money, race, identity, and faith. Celebrated historian and writer Jon Meacham joins David M. Rubenstein in a conversation on the power of Lincoln's story to illustrate the ways and means of politics in a democracy, the roots and durability of racism, and the capacity of conscience to shape events. Recorded on December 9, 2022 

Breaking It Down – Frank MacKay
Jon Meacham, Abby James Witherspoon, Rutlege Wood, and Tripp Mickle | 01-04-23

Breaking It Down – Frank MacKay

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 47:29


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The Colorado Switchblade
Stepping into 2023 - My most important interview regarding the Estes Park School District Board on allowing a charter school.

The Colorado Switchblade

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 70:40


In today's episode, I read aloud a piece I wrote this morning about ‘Stepping in 2023.' This is followed by what I feel is the most important interview I have had so far on the Estes Park School District Board of Education's upcoming decision to allow a new charter school into the district possibly. (The interview starts at about 15:27.) Please help to share this across social media. Mike Dunn is the host of the RethinkingEDU podcast and a local educator in our community. Dunn has worked in independent, progressive, public, charter, and outdoor schools for over 15 years. His career has focused on helping young people make positive, active, authentic decisions in their daily lives while preparing them to upend oppression and cycles of poverty they may be experiencing. In the classroom, he has taught a range of subjects while consistently preparing students with the skills, tools, and reflective processes to be positive, productive citizens in our complex world.Dunn started this work as the primary counselor, developer, and innovator for a college guidance program focused on students with language-based learning disabilities and now acts as the Dean of College & Career Counseling for students seeking an authentic, transformational, liberatory high school experience. He has helped students get clear on their interests, submit applications to colleges around the United States, and pursue a range of paths that align with their values and the lives they wish to live.You can find his podcast, RethinkingEDU, by following the link below. In it, he and his guests Explore and envision what education could be.Listen on Apple Podcasts: Here is the Essay I read in the episode: Stepping into 20232022 has been a strange year for me and one that has run nonstop since before last year's new year even hit the scene.This new year doesn't likely slow down for me anytime soon. So, I tried my best to take the holidays a little slower. That didn't work out all that well, as the universe had other plans. (I wound up doing five appearances between MSNBC and CNN during the week or so before Christmas.) However, it does look like I will at least have a lull before February when my new book hits the bookshelves.I will have a media book tour in the middle of February. This will mostly be on the east coast, here in Colorado, and a few spots on the west coast. But who knows, it may wind up being via Zoom, primarily out of my living room.This year has been strange for all of us, but we carry on. I think, politically, we have seen the beginning of a return to rejecting lunacy that has haunted us over the past several years. But there is still work to do.I watched an inspiring documentary this morning that spoke to my soul and my moment in time. It is based on Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham's 2018 book. ‘The Soul of America.' It seeks to illuminate our present-day, fraught political reality by exploring historical challenges, including the women's suffrage movement, the incarceration of Japanese Americans, McCarthyism, and the fight for Civil Rights.If you have yet to see the Documentary, which is available to stream on HBO Max, or read the book, I suggest checking out both.One thing I have made time to do over the past year is read plenty. It has been a continued year of writing for me, and I must also be read just as much when I am writing. I am not always successful in finding the time to read, but this year wasn't bad.During the Pandemic, I decided to start writing full-time, and the universe has taken me up on the offer. It was the best decision I have made so far in my professional life.In this endeavor to read, I have, as I do every year, reread Stephen King's ‘On Writing.' Some of the more memorable books I have read over the past year have been: President Barak Obama's ‘A Promised Land.' Over the holiday, I found another book that is currently also speaking to my soul on the topic of Life, the Universe, and everything else, entitled, ‘The Grand Biocentric Design' authored by Robert Lanza, Bob Berman, and Matej Pavsic. I have always said that conscious life seems to have some way of informing or manifesting reality. This book takes a quantum mechanics approach to that line of thought. You may not know these authors off the top of your head. But you have probably heard a story inspired by one of them (or watched it.) Robert Lanza is the person whose life inspired the movie ‘Good Will Hunting.' I also rounded out this year's book reading with more of Phillip K Dick's short stories.My first literary love for writing will always be fiction. It is what I produce every day. However, it is much slower for me to get out there. Now that I am just waiting on the release of my ‘Perils of Extremism,' (I still feel that my original title is better, The Propagandist.) I have been working on my new fiction novel. This one is not based on a supernatural world, but rather a world that I think our world may look like in fifteen years if things keep moving towards the worst-case scenarios. The working title is ‘The End of Us,' But I am pretty sure it will change. I am currently roughly ten chapters in. The story starts like a cyber-punk thriller but quickly finds itself wading into what many would think of as a western.We will see how it goes. But I think it is a timely story that deals with the repercussions of many of the issues we are now grappling with as a country and how we might eventually overcome some of our tribal division through human connection. My literary agent has agreed to pitch it to major publishers. She will also be trying to find significant publishing homes for my Supernatural Fiction series ‘Colorado's Chance,' which I self-published during the Pandemic without an editor, a mistake I hope never to repeat. I am a halfway-decent storyteller. I am not an editor.The new year may also bring an entrée into writing and producing documentary films/series. I have two studios I have been brainstorming with. However, with the current shifts in Hollywood, I am not holding my breath that anything will manifest. Though I hope they do. I plan to continue doing what I have done over the past several years. Just Keep writing every day.I hope you and yours all have a better new year than last year. However, it may have been.Jason Van TatenhoveToday's post is sponsored by: This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.coloradoswitchblade.com/subscribe

The Brian Lehrer Show
Holiday Best: Maggie Haberman, Jon Meacham, Dr. Becky, Priya Parker, NYC as Refuge

The Brian Lehrer Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 108:50


Enjoy catching up with these recent conversations: Maggie Haberman, senior political correspondent for The New York Times, political analyst for CNN and the author of Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America (Penguin Press, 2022), talks about her new book on the former president. Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian Jon Meacham talks about his new book, And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle (Random House, 2022). Becky Kennedy, clinical psychologist and author of Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be (Harper Wave, 2022), offers her guidance on raising kids, including help for parents trying to break harmful cycles that included how they were raised. Priya Parker, author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters (Riverhead Books, 2018), offers her advice about meaningful gatherings -- hosting and "guesting". Many people come to New York City as a form of escape, whether it's escaping small town life, a conservative family, or escaping a dictatorship abroad. Lilly Tuttle, curator at the Museum of the City of New York, joins the show to discuss NYC's history as a place of refuge, and listeners call in to describe why they sought refuge in New York City.   These interviews were edited for timing and rebroadcast; the original web versions are available here: Maggie Haberman on Donald Trump (Oct 6, 2022) What We Should Learn from Lincoln (Oct 19, 2022) Dr. Becky on Parenting (Oct 20, 2022) Gather Around with Priya Parker series (Oct 24, Oct 25, Oct 26, Oct 27) NYC as a Refuge (Oct 27, 2022)

Amanpour
The Best of Amanpour 2022: Queen Elizabeth II

Amanpour

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 54:58


On today's special we look back on the life and death of Queen Elizabeth II with former UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley. Also joining the show to share his unique perspective is historian Jon Meacham.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Charlotte Talks
Jon Meacham discusses new biography of Abraham Lincoln 'And There Was Light'

Charlotte Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 49:34


Guest host Erik Spanberg delves into a new biography on Abraham Lincoln that is fitting with our current political climate. He's joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Jon Meacham to talk about his take on Lincoln in his latest book "And There Was Light".

Puck Presents: The Powers That Be
Introducing Reflections of History with Jon Meacham

Puck Presents: The Powers That Be

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2022 2:10 Very Popular


C13Originals and Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author Jon Meacham, co-creators of the 2021 Webby Award-winning Best Podcast Series It Was Said and the acclaimed podcast Hope, Through History, join together again for a brand-new series that will guide listeners through critical moments in our history. Every Monday through Friday, Meacham travels back to impactful events that occurred on that date in history—the birth of a visionary filmmaker, the debut of an iconic athlete, the discovery of a lifesaving cure, a triumphant legal victory. You'll learn how that event shaped politics, art, culture, sports and science, and why it's still relevant today.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Beached White Male Podcast with Ken Kemp
S3E75 The Respect for Marriage Act, The Bible and Abraham Lincoln

The Beached White Male Podcast with Ken Kemp

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 41:58


In today's Beach Talk, Betsey reflects on her recent bout with the Covid virus. This week, President Joe Biden signed The Respect for Marriage Act. Betsey and Ken talk about their change in perspective on LGBTQ+. For Betsey,  that changer of heart accelerated with her support of Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who appeared conspicuously at the signing. The legislation prompted Ken and Betsey to pick up on their conversation about the way in which the Bible has been used and misused. Ken shares more from Jon Meacham's influential book on Abraham Lincoln - And There Was Light.  The book's focus is The Civil War. Ken notes Meacham's focus on Lincoln's spiritual journey - the books he read, the Bible he knew, and the enormous political pressure of the war. Raphael Warnock's win for the Georgia Senate seat signals a powerful impact on the Senate and the nation. Christmas is coming.Support the show

The Crossing: Sermons and Services from the National Cathedral
November 20, 2022: Sermon by Canon Historian Jon Meacham

The Crossing: Sermons and Services from the National Cathedral

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 13:03


“These words of Jesus mark the culmination of his public ministry with the proclamation of a kingdom in which good shall be wrought from evil, in which the sinful shall be redeemed, and in which the condemned shall be made whole.” Canon Historian Jon Meacham reflects on the profound significance of Jesus's redemption of the criminal crucified next to him.

Cross-Examining History
Cross-Examining History Episode 54 - Jon Meacham

Cross-Examining History

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 57:09


Talmage Boston holds a live cross-examination style interview of Jon Meacham on his newest book And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle. Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and #1 New York Times Bestselling author.

The CGAI Podcast Network
The Global Exchange: A Closer Look on the Indo-Pacific Strategy

The CGAI Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 66:23


On this episode of The Global Exchange, Colin Robertson examines the new Indo-Pacific Strategy with Stewart Beck, Jean Charest, Jonathan Fried, and the Hon. Frank McKenna. Participants' bios: Stewart Beck is a retired diplomat, former CEO of the Asia-Pacific Foundation, and a CGAI fellow – https://www.cgai.ca/stewart_beck Jean Charest is former Premier of Quebec and Cabinet Minister, and a member of CGAI's Advisory Council – https://www.mccarthy.ca/en/people/jean-charest Jonathan Fried is a retired diplomat and a CGAI Fellow – https://www.cgai.ca/jonathan_fried The Hon. Frank McKenna is former Premier of New Brunswick, former ambassador to the U.S., and now Deputy Chair at TD Securities – https://www.tdsecurities.com/ca/en/frank-mckenna-biography Host Bio: Colin Robertson is a Senior Adviser and a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute – https://www.cgai.ca/staff#robertson Read and Watch: Command: The Politics of Military Operations from Korea to Ukraine by Lawrence Freedman – https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250796899/thestoryofrussia The Story of Russia by Orlando Figes – https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250796899/thestoryofrussia The Indo-Pacific: New Strategies for Canadian Engagement with a Critical Region edited by Fen Osler Hampson – https://sutherlandhousebooks.com/product/indo-pacific/ Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham – https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/209959/thomas-jefferson-the-art-of-power-by-jon-meacham/ State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny – https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/State-of-Terror/Louise-Penny/9781982173685 Three Pines – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15351648/ Recording Date: 7 December 2022. Give 'The Global Exchange' a review on Apple Podcast! Follow the Canadian Global Affairs Institute on Facebook, Twitter (@CAGlobalAffairs), or on Linkedin. Head over to our website www.cgai.ca for more commentary. Produced by Charlotte Duval-Lantoine. Music credits to Drew Phillips.

Settle the Stars: The Science of Space Exploration
Introducing: "It Was Said" Season 2

Settle the Stars: The Science of Space Exploration

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 1:46


It Was Said, the 2021 Webby Award winner for Best Podcast Series, returns with a new season to look back on some of the most powerful, impactful, and timeless speeches in history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author-historian Jon Meacham, this documentary podcast series takes you through another season of ten generation-defining speeches. Meacham, along with top historians, authors and journalists, offers expert insight and analysis into the origins, the orator, and the context of the times each speech was given, and they reflect on why it's important to never forget them. It Was Said is a creation and production of Peabody-nominated C13Originals, in association with The HISTORY® Channel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Kissing Lips & Breaking Hearts: A U2-ish Podcast with the Garden Tarts
Velvet Mofos: The Tarts Take DC (featuring U2)

Kissing Lips & Breaking Hearts: A U2-ish Podcast with the Garden Tarts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 44:44


The Garden Tarts (all 3 of us!) were in DC over the weekend with + guest Lauren. AND the U2s. We felt the awe that surrounds of the Kennedy Center Honors and saw Bono speak with Jon Meacham at the Washington National Cathedral. (What an epic venue!) We almost literally ran into Adam Clayton, got glimpses of all four lads at the Kennedy Center, was in the presence of the biggest celebrity we've ever seen, and met some amazing online fan friends IRL! And we mighta heard Bono talk about his buuk as well as recite AC/DC lyrics. We then promptly overserved ourselves too much tequila and then recorded this ep. This is a wild ride. And please don't call hotel security on us. www.thegardentarts.com SUPPORT: www.patreon.com/thegardentarts AND www.buymeacoffee.com/thegardentarts twitter: @the_gardentarts instagram: @the_gardentarts --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thegardentarts/message

The Beached White Male Podcast with Ken Kemp
S3E74 Beach Talk #92 Thanksgiving, Political Implosion, and Colorado Springs

The Beached White Male Podcast with Ken Kemp

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 44:02


December is here! Ken and Betsey reconvene after a great Thanksgiving in anticipation of the Christmas season. After recounting turkey weekend, they dive right into politics and religion. Three appellate judges overturn Trump appointee, Judge Aileen Cannon's appointment of a Special Master. Kanye (Ye) and Nick Fuentes make headlines. The Supreme Court orders the release of the former president's tax returns as Republicans prepare to take control of the House. Threats of investigations dominate their strategy for leadership with a particular obsession with Hunter Biden. Florida's Ron DeSantis emerges as a front-runner as Mike Pence releases his book, calling on the 45th President to apologize to the American people for entertaining Ye and Fuentes. The Respect for Marriage Act advances through Congress as one more terrible tragedy strikes Club Q in Colorado Springs. Ken reviews Jon Meacham's new book on Abraham Lincoln and the fierce debate over slavery in the run-up to the Civil War. Betsey shares her thoughts about her Twitter account and the new CEO, Elon Musk. Christmas is coming!Become a Patron: www.patreon.com/beachedwhitemaleSupport the show

KERA's Think
How Lincoln calibrated his moral compass

KERA's Think

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 33:10


Abraham Lincoln was president of a divided country, and the lessons from his life might help guide America today. Jon Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer, the Rogers Chair in the American Presidency at Vanderbilt University and a fellow of the Society of American Historians. He joins host Krys Boyd to discuss his biography of the 16th president, from birth to assassination, and Lincoln's conviction that slavery must be ended as a moral evil. His book is “And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle.”

No Place Like Home
Introducing: It Was Said Season 2

No Place Like Home

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 2:32


It Was Said, the 2021 Webby Award winner for Best Podcast Series, returns with a new season to look back on some of the most powerful, impactful, and timeless speeches in history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author-historian Jon Meacham, this documentary podcast series takes you through another season of ten generation-defining speeches. Meacham, along with top historians, authors and journalists, offers expert insight and analysis into the origins, the orator, and the context of the times each speech was given, and they reflect on why it's important to never forget them.  It Was Said is a creation and production of Peabody-nominated C13Originals, in association with The HISTORY® Channel. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Gangster Capitalism
Introducing: It Was Said Season 2

Gangster Capitalism

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 2:32


It Was Said, the 2021 Webby Award winner for Best Podcast Series, returns with a new season to look back on some of the most powerful, impactful, and timeless speeches in history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author-historian Jon Meacham, this documentary podcast series takes you through another season of ten generation-defining speeches. Meacham, along with top historians, authors and journalists, offers expert insight and analysis into the origins, the orator, and the context of the times each speech was given, and they reflect on why it's important to never forget them.  It Was Said is a creation and production of Peabody-nominated C13Originals, in association with The HISTORY® Channel. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Diane Rehm: On My Mind
Abraham Lincoln And Lessons For A Divided America

Diane Rehm: On My Mind

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 40:32


As Donald Trump's presidency deepened social, racial and political divides in the country, people began to look to the Civil War era for lessons on how to move forward. Pulitzer prize–winning author Jon Meacham was one of those people. In his new book, “And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle,”  Meacham chronicles the life of Abraham Lincoln, and the evolution of his moral principles and political leadership. Digging into history is a familiar exercise for Meacham. He has previously written about presidents Andrew Jackson and George H.W. Bush, and his 2018 book, “The Soul of America” traced pivotal moments of struggle in our country's history -- and argued we have always come through the darkness to a better place. Diane spoke with Jon Meacham about the similarities between the state of democracy in the 1800s and today, and what the era of Lincoln can teach us about contemporary politics.

Sixth & I LIVE
Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, with Clint Smith

Sixth & I LIVE

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 77:01


In And There Was Light, the #1 New York Times bestselling author chronicles the life of Abraham Lincoln, charting how—and why—he confronted secession, threats to democracy, and the tragedy of slavery to expand the possibilities of America. In conversation with Clint Smith, a staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller How the Word is Passed. This program was held on October 27, 2022 in partnership with Politics and Prose. 

Warriors In Their Own Words | First Person War Stories
Introducing: It Was Said Season 2

Warriors In Their Own Words | First Person War Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 4:25


It Was Said, the 2021 Webby Award winner for Best Podcast Series, returns with a new season to look back on some of the most powerful, impactful, and timeless speeches in history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author-historian Jon Meacham, this documentary podcast series takes you through another season of ten generation-defining speeches. Meacham, along with top historians, authors and journalists, offers expert insight and analysis into the origins, the orator, and the context of the times each speech was given, and they reflect on why it's important to never forget them.

Campaign HQ with David Plouffe
Introducing: It Was Said Season 2

Campaign HQ with David Plouffe

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 3:43


It Was Said, the 2021 Webby Award winner for Best Podcast Series, returns with a new season to look back on some of the most powerful, impactful, and timeless speeches in history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author-historian Jon Meacham, this documentary podcast series takes you through another season of ten generation-defining speeches. Meacham, along with top historians, authors and journalists, offers expert insight and analysis into the origins, the orator, and the context of the times each speech was given, and they reflect on why it's important to never forget them.  It Was Said is a creation and production of Peabody-nominated C13Originals, in association with The HISTORY® Channel. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann

In the aftermath of the Democratic Party's successful showing in last week's midterm elections, John Heilemann welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham, author of the recent presidential biography, And Then There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle. Heilemann and Meacham, a friend of President Joe Biden, discuss Biden's buoyant mood after the midterms and how he'll determine whether he'll run again in 2024; Meacham's belief that Americans voted to support Democrats over Republicans in key swing states because they dislike having rights taken from them; that the ability of Democrats to put democracy on the ballot was a key determinant in their favor; how Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania's next governor, has become an an ascendant political star; and why presidents and vice presidents never have close relationships. They also talk about Ron DeSantis' recent deeply narcissistic political ad and why his anti-woke message may not play well on the national scene if he tries to be the Republican's presidential nominee in two years; debate Donald Trump's chances of becoming president again; and weigh the potential for election chaos if Republicans don't support the rational rule of law in 2024. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The White House 1600 Sessions
74. Jon Meacham on Lincoln and the American Struggle

The White House 1600 Sessions

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 38:02


White House Historical Association president Stewart McLaurin hosted a town hall featuring Jon Meacham at St. John's Episcopal Church. Meacham, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and historian, discussed his latest book And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle. It is at St. John's where President Lincoln would sometimes attend services during the Civil War, quietly slipping into the last pew so as to go unnoticed. In the book and this discussion, Meacham reveals lessons that 21st century leaders and citizens can learn from Lincoln as he faced challenging times. Find all our podcasts at: https://www.whitehousehistory.org/160... Learn more about the White House Historical Association at: https://www.whitehousehistory.org/ #whitehouse #whitehousehistory #whha #Lincoln

For the Ages: A History Podcast
His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope

For the Ages: A History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 27:10


U.S. Congressman John Lewis (1940–2020) dedicated his life to public service and the pursuit of civil rights. A member of Martin Luther King Jr.'s inner circle, Lewis channeled his faith in humanity and in God to champion nonviolence as not only a tactic but a philosophy to achieve positive change and appeal to the best qualities of the American spirit. Drawing on decades of interviews with Lewis, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Jon Meacham offers an intimate portrait of a national treasure. Recorded September 11, 2020

Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
Jon Meacham on 'And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle'

Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 86:32


Larry is joined by Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Jon Meacham at the Gloria Kaufman Performing Arts Center for Live Talks LA to discuss his book 'And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle'. They begin their conversation by talking about why Meacham wanted to write the book and detailing Lincoln's challenges in regards to slavery and the abolitionist movement during his political rise. Next, they explore Lincoln's motivations for becoming president, the beginning of his anti-slavery ethos, and how he applied this outlook throughout his time in office.(24:31) This leads to a discussion about the chaos surrounding the 1964 election, whether the Civil War was ultimately avoidable, and if the same type of violent division could happen today.(28:42) They end the pod by taking a variety of questions from the audience.(59:06) Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Jon Meacham Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
Lawrence: GOP attacks on truth gave us would-be Pelosi assassin

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 41:41


Tonight on The Last Word: The accused Pelosi attacker is facing federal and state charges. Also, Democrats send former President Barack Obama to stump in battleground states. Plus, The Washington Post reports that a top Justice Department national security prosecutor is joining the Mar-a-Lago document investigation. And a new biography explores Abraham Lincoln's views on democracy. Claire McCaskill, Andrew Weissmann, Eddie Glaude, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Jon Meacham join Lawrence O'Donnell.

NPR's Book of the Day
'And There Was Light' traces Abraham Lincoln's views on slavery and religion

NPR's Book of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 7:58 Very Popular


Abraham Lincoln made history in 1863 when he issued the Emancipation Proclamation, effectively freeing enslaved people across the U.S. But he expected it to cost him reelection. In his new book, And There Was Light, Pulitzer prize-winning biographer Jon Meacham dives into how Lincoln's moral vision allowed him to stand his ground, even in the face of great criticism. Meacham tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that Lincoln's views on God and morality can teach us a thing or two in today's political climate.

Fareed Zakaria GPS
Understanding Putin's decision-making; Is Rishi Sunak ready to save the UK?

Fareed Zakaria GPS

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 39:03 Very Popular


Boris Bondarev, a former Russian diplomat who resigned in protest of the war in Ukraine, tells Fareed about why the Kremlin is making bad decisions. Will Putin decide to use nukes next? Then, Fareed sits down with Zanny Minton Beddoes, editor in chief of The Economist, to discuss whether Britain's new PM Rishi Sunak is ready to rescue the UK. Then, after the U.S. received a poor report card on educating its children, Fareed asks Sal Khan, CEO of Khan Academy, how to fix America's broken education system. Plus, Pulitzer prize-winning author Jon Meacham on how a polarized America can learn from another era of division in its history: the Civil War years.  GUESTS: Boris Bondarev, Zanny Minton Beddoes (@zannymb), Sal Khan (@salkhanacademy), Jon Meacham (@jmeacham)To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Deadline: White House
“A stark and scary reminder”

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 92:23 Very Popular


Nicolle Wallace discusses the horrific attack on Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband at their San Francisco home, the latest ruling from a judge in Arizona over a poll watcher case, the latest on the Mar-a-Lago documents investigation and more. Joined by: Peter Strzok, Jake Sherman, Claire McCaskill, Jacob Ward, Ben Collins, Vaughn Hillyard, Jon Meacham, Rep. Madeleine Dean, Mary McCord, Luke Broadwater, Neal Katyal and Michael Cohen. 

The Book Case
Jon Meacham Rewrites Abraham Lincoln's Story

The Book Case

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 44:32 Very Popular


A quick Google search will tell you there are over 15,000 books about Abraham Lincoln. Do we need another? Well yes, considering that none of them so far has been written by Jon Meacham who is one of America's best biographers. “And There Was Light” has just been released. It is a most readable 420 page biography of our 16th President and it is timely. America is probably more divided now that at any time since Lincoln's. Jon writes, “A President who led a divided country in which an implacable minority gave no quarter…has much to teach us in a twenty-first century moment of polarization.” Jon is a great conversationalist. At one point he says, "Some think I'm the love child of Mr. Rogers and Doris Kearns Goodwin.” How is that for a tease? Books mentioned in this podcast: And There was Light by Jon Meacham The Soul of America by Jon Meacham American Lion by Jon Meacham Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham Franklin and Winston by Jon Meacham His Truth is Marching On by Jon Meacham American Gospel by Jon Meacham The Hope of Glory by Jon Meacham Destiny and Power by Jon Meacham All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren The Wise Men by Walter Isaacson and Evan Thomas Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope The Warden by Anthony Trollope Emma by Jane Austen The Chain by Adrian McKintey Catch-22 by Joseph Heller The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli

The Brion McClanahan Show
Ep. 727: Did Lincoln "Save Democracy"?

The Brion McClanahan Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 49:22


In what can only be described as one of the worst articles in the history of Time Magazine, Jon Meacham argues that the time is right for the Democrats to take a page from Abraham Lincoln and "save democracy." I wonder if he wants to kill 1 million Americans? https://mcclanahanacademy.com https://brionmcclanahan.com/support --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/brion-mcclanahan/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brion-mcclanahan/support

Jill on Money with Jill Schlesinger
Introducing: It Was Said Season 2

Jill on Money with Jill Schlesinger

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 3:38


It Was Said, the 2021 Webby Award winner for Best Podcast Series, returns with a new season to look back on some of the most powerful, impactful, and timeless speeches in history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author-historian Jon Meacham, this documentary podcast series takes you through another season of ten generation-defining speeches. Meacham, along with top historians, authors and journalists, offers expert insight and analysis into the origins, the orator, and the context of the times each speech was given, and they reflect on why it's important to never forget them.  It Was Said is a creation and production of Peabody-nominated C13Originals, in association with The HISTORY® Channel. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Amanpour
NATO: dirty bombs are a Russian false flag operation

Amanpour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 54:58


Without any evidence – and despite denials by Kyiv and Washington – Moscow is claiming that Ukraine plans to use a “dirty bomb” on its territory. Ukraine's foreign minister calls the story a “pure Russian lie” and says no one should be fooled. As the grinding military battle continues, Ukraine makes hard fought gains in the east and south while Ukraine's citizens are hunkered down for a possible winter of energy blackouts after vital infrastructure was hit by Russia. President Zelensky's chief diplomatic adviser joins the program. Also on the program: bestselling author Jon Meacham details Abraham Lincoln's most difficult decisions in his new book And There Was Light, plus Scott Jennings and Tom Perez discuss the upcoming midterm elections.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

The Wright Show
Russian Retreat, Republican Surge (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

The Wright Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2022 60:58 Very Popular


Subscribe to The Parrot Room at https://patreon.com/parrotroom 3:16 Elon Musk's esoteric insult of former Russian president Medvedev7:22 Russia's “General Armageddon” gears up for retreat15:43 Is the GOP becoming the anti-war party?22:18 Mickey's many midterms nightmares 35:41 With Britain's Tories in shambles, will Boris rise again?44:26 Bob: US policy helped create the latest "axis of evil"54:11 Parrot Room preview: Did Bob mischaracterize Mearsheimer?; Kanye West and Elon Musk take over social media; Jon Meacham's fears for US democracy; what lies beneath LA's racism row Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Mickey Kaus (kausfiles, The End of Equality). Recorded October 21, 2022. Comments on BhTV: http://bloggingheads.tv/videos/65082Twitter: https://twitter.com/bloggingheadsFacebook: https://facebook.com/bloggingheads/Podcasts: https://bloggingheads.tv/subscribe This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit nonzero.substack.com/subscribe

Bloggingheads.tv
Russian Retreat, Republican Surge (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Bloggingheads.tv

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2022 60:00


Elon Musk's esoteric insult of former Russian president Medvedev ... Russia's “General Armageddon” gears up for retreat ... Is the GOP becoming the anti-war party? ... Mickey's many midterms nightmares ... With Britain's Tories in shambles, will Boris rise again? ... Bob: US policy helped create the latest "axis of evil" ... Parrot Room preview: Did Bob mischaracterize Mearsheimer?; Kanye West and Elon Musk take over social media; Jon Meacham's fears for US democracy; what lies beneath LA's racism row ...

The Brian Lehrer Show
Brian Lehrer Weekend: Jon Meacham on Lincoln, NYC vs Rats, 'El Tiny' Visit

The Brian Lehrer Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 62:19


Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Jon Meacham on Lincoln's Lessons for Today; (First) | NYC Sanitation Commissioner Tisch on NYC's New Plans (Starts at 14:25) | Celebrating Latino Heritage with NPR's 'El Tiny' (Starts at 43:45) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

HISTORY This Week
Introducing: It Was Said Season 2

HISTORY This Week

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 3:42 Very Popular


It Was Said, the 2021 Webby Award winner for Best Podcast Series, returns with a new season to look back on some of the most powerful, impactful, and timeless speeches in history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author-historian Jon Meacham, this documentary podcast series takes you through another season of ten generation-defining speeches. Meacham, along with top historians, authors and journalists, offers expert insight and analysis into the origins, the orator, and the context of the times each speech was given, and they reflect on why it's important to never forget them. It Was Said is a creation and production of Peabody-nominated C13Originals, in association with The HISTORY® Channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
DAY 636: Judge says Trump knew voter fraud claims were false

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 43:30 Very Popular


As Trump awaits a subpoena from the Jan. 6th committee, a judge accuses him of signing legal documents describing election fraud claims he knew were false. Meantime, Putin declares martial law in four illegally annexed Ukrainian regions. Plus, a Wall Street Journal investigation uncovered that federal officials working on pandemic response made well-timed stock trades. Peter Baker, Joyce Vance, Michael McFaul, Matthew Dowd, Jason Johnson, Rebecca Ballhaus, and Jon Meacham join.

The Brian Lehrer Show
What We Should Learn from Lincoln

The Brian Lehrer Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 13:20


Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian and the author of And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle (Random House, 2022), talks about his new book. EVENT: Jon Meacham will be in conversation with Eddie Glaude at Barnes & Noble—Union Square on Tuesday, October 25, at 7pm. Registration here. He'll also be at Temple Emanu-el with Willie Geist on Wednesday, October 26th, at 6:30pm. Registration here.

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
DAY 631: Trump responds to Jan. 6th subpoena

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 41:32 Very Popular


After the January 6th committee unanimously voted to subpoena Trump, the former president responded with a 14 page letter repeating his election lies. Meantime, more unseen footage of Congressional leaders on the day of the Capitol riot was released. Plus, with Georgia's early voting just days away, Sen. Raphael Warnock and GOP candidate Herschel Walker faced off in a high-stakes debate. Tali Farhadian Weinstein, Philip Rucker, David Jolly, Greg Bluestein, Sec. Julian Castro, and Jon Meacham join.

We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle
Introducing: It Was Said Season 2

We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 4:12 Very Popular


It Was Said, the 2021 Webby Award winner for Best Podcast Series, returns with a new season to look back on some of the most powerful, impactful, and timeless speeches in history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author-historian Jon Meacham, this documentary podcast series takes you through another season of ten generation-defining speeches. Meacham, along with top historians, authors and journalists, offers expert insight and analysis into the origins, the orator, and the context of the times each speech was given, and they reflect on why it's important to never forget them.  It Was Said is a creation and production of Peabody-nominated C13Originals, in association with The HISTORY® Channel. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Fate of Fact
Introducing: It Was Said Season 2

Fate of Fact

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 2:32


It Was Said, the 2021 Webby Award winner for Best Podcast Series, returns with a new season to look back on some of the most powerful, impactful, and timeless speeches in history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author-historian Jon Meacham, this documentary podcast series takes you through another season of ten generation-defining speeches. Meacham, along with top historians, authors and journalists, offers expert insight and analysis into the origins, the orator, and the context of the times each speech was given, and they reflect on why it's important to never forget them.  It Was Said is a creation and production of Peabody-nominated C13Originals, in association with The HISTORY® Channel. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy
Introducing: It Was Said Season 2

Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 3:34


It Was Said, the 2021 Webby Award winner for Best Podcast Series, returns with a new season to look back on some of the most powerful, impactful, and timeless speeches in history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author-historian Jon Meacham, this documentary podcast series takes you through another season of ten generation-defining speeches. Meacham, along with top historians, authors and journalists, offers expert insight and analysis into the origins, the orator, and the context of the times each speech was given, and they reflect on why it's important to never forget them.  It Was Said is a creation and production of Peabody-nominated C13Originals, in association with The HISTORY® Channel.

Hope, Through History
Introducing: It Was Said Season 2

Hope, Through History

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 2:32 Very Popular


It Was Said, the 2021 Webby Award winner for Best Podcast Series, returns with a new season to look back on some of the most powerful, impactful, and timeless speeches in history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author-historian Jon Meacham, this documentary podcast series takes you through another season of ten generation-defining speeches. Meacham, along with top historians, authors and journalists, offers expert insight and analysis into the origins, the orator, and the context of the times each speech was given, and they reflect on why it's important to never forget them.  It Was Said is a creation and production of Peabody-nominated C13Originals, in association with The HISTORY® Channel. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

2020 Politics War Room
163: Introducing: It Was Said Season 2

2020 Politics War Room

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 5:00


It Was Said, the 2021 Webby Award winner for Best Podcast Series, returns with a new season to look back on some of the most powerful, impactful, and timeless speeches in history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author-historian Jon Meacham, this documentary podcast series takes you through another season of ten generation-defining speeches. Meacham, along with top historians, authors and journalists, offers expert insight and analysis into the origins, the orator, and the context of the times each speech was given, and they reflect on why it's important to never forget them.  It Was Said is a creation and production of Peabody-nominated C13Originals, in association with The HISTORY® Channel.

History Unplugged Podcast
Introducing: It Was Said Season 2

History Unplugged Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 3:37


It Was Said, the 2021 Webby Award winner for Best PodcastSeries, returns with a new season to look back on some of the most powerful,impactful, and timeless speeches in history. Written and narrated by PulitzerPrize winner and bestselling author-historian Jon Meacham, this documentarypodcast series takes you through another season of ten generation-definingspeeches. Meacham, along with top historians, authors and journalists, offersexpert insight and analysis into the origins, the orator, and the context of thetimes each speech was given, and they reflect on why it's important to neverforget them.

It Was Said
Welcome to It Was Said, Season 2, with Jon Meacham

It Was Said

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 2:35 Very Popular


Welcome to Season Two of It Was Said, a documentary podcast series that looks back on 10 of the most powerful, impactful and timeless speeches in American history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize-winning and best-selling author-historian, Jon Meacham, created, directed and produced by C13Originals Studios, in association with HISTORY Channel. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Real Time with Bill Maher
Ep. #612: Trace Adkins, Julia Ioffe, Jon Meacham

Real Time with Bill Maher

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 57:07 Very Popular


Bill's guests are Trace Adkins, Julia Ioffe, and Jon Meacham (Originally aired 09/12/22)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Real Time with Bill Maher
Overtime – Episode #612: Trace Adkins, Julia Ioffe, Jon Meacham

Real Time with Bill Maher

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 15:56 Very Popular


Bill Maher and his guests answer viewer questions after the show. (Originally aired 09/12/22)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.