Podcast: The White House 1600 Sessions Podcast – “250 Years of American Political Leadership”


The White House Historical Association released a new episode of “The White House 1600 Sessions” podcast today featuring a conversation with Iain Dale, award-winning British author, radio and podcast host, about a new book of essays he recently edited called The Presidents: 250 of American Political Leadership. In the episode, Association president Stewart McLaurin and Dale discuss the fun and challenges of condensing the stories of all 45 American Presidents who make up 46 presidencies into a single volume.

“This book brings a fresh perspective to each of the men who have served as President of the United States,” said McLaurin. “From the election of our first president to the most recent, there’s so much that we can learn about each individual and their impact on our nation.”

The curated essays, written by academics, historians, political journalists and government officials, provide both historical and personal perspectives, as some of the authors actually knew their subject.

“You would think that Britain would be more interested in European countries, but we’ve always gravitated towards the states,” said Dale. “We have such a long history, and one of the main themes is how the relationship between Britain and the US has changed over the years.”

Watch the video on the Association’s YouTube channel here.

The White House 1600 Sessions is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.

The White House 1600 Sessions
White House Historical Association President Stewart McLaurin. McLaurin is the host of “The White House 1600 Sessions,” the Association’s official audio and video podcast devoted to exploring the history, cultural impact, untold stories, and personal accounts of America’s most iconic residence and highest office.

About the White House Historical Association
The White House Historical Association was founded in 1961 by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy to support her vision to restore and preserve the Executive Mansion and its legacy for generations to come. Mrs. Kennedy sought to inspire Americans, especially children, to explore and engage with American history and its presidents. Supported entirely by private resources, the Association is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that has contributed more than $100 million to the White House in fulfillment of its mission. To learn more visit WhiteHouseHistory.org.