Very Presidential with Ashley Flowers

Very Presidential with Ashley Flowers

It’s the most powerful position in American politics—and arguably, the world. But behind the oath to preserve, protect and defend, lie dark secrets posed to leave some legacies in disgrace. Uncover the most damning details surrounding history’s most high-profile leaders in the Spotify Original from Parcast, Very Presidential with Ashley Flowers. Every Tuesday through the 2020 election, host Ashley Flowers shines a light on the darker side of the American presidency… From torrid love affairs and contemptible corruption to shocking cover-ups and even murder, she’ll expose the personal and professional controversies you may never knew existed.... Show More

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September 15, 2020 39 min
He rang in his presidency with a legendary kick-off party that ended with free-for-all punch bowls on the White House lawn. But really, the celebration marked the beginning of an absolutely disastrous two terms. Violence, racism and chauvinism were in Jackson’s blood—from deadly duels to Native American massacres to the demonic death march he directed across the country.   To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit ...
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September 8, 2020 41 min
He promised his dying wife he would never remarry, then turned around and forced 14-year-old Sally Hemings—whose family he enslaved—to be his concubine. Slavery, a murder conspiracy, his own personal Burn Book… Thomas Jefferson may have been a Founding Father, but he was as dirty as they get. To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit parcast.com/verypresidential
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September 1, 2020 40 min
Seemingly every politician has dalliances they (try to) keep in the dark, but Warren G. Harding took his affairs to another level—writing wildly steamy letters, meeting in coat closets, even once getting caught by New York City’s Vice Squad in a hotel room with a young fangirl. And while he was busy getting busy, his administration was running a full-blown criminal empire… That is, until the president mysteriously dropped dead.  T...
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August 25, 2020 40 min
Was Woodrow Wilson even really president while he was president? After using hush money to help get elected to a second term, his health became so fragile that someone else was rumored to be calling all the shots… and some consider her to be the first woman to ever hold the highest office. To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit parcast.com/verypresidential
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August 18, 2020 46 min
A wicked assault, a bride 27 years his junior, a secret surgery at sea... Cleveland's extracurriculars ranged from creepy to straight-up criminal. His reputation for decency and honesty wasn't ironclad after all.   To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit parcast.com/verypresidential
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LBJ was catapulted into the presidency by tragic circumstances, but his goal was clear. On a diet consisting of women, cigarettes, and booze, he would outwork and outlast anyone who opposed him.  To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit parcast.com/verypresidential
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August 11, 2020 42 min
The youngest president ever elected had a golden boy aura, but his legacy is down-right salacious. Sex, drugs, near-fatal illnesses… JFK was a womanizer whose ego almost started a nuclear war. To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit parcast.com/verypresidential
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When we talk about “presidential conduct,” we usually mean dignity and leadership. We don’t usually talk about the all-night ragers, blackmail schemes, and drug-induced decisions made in very important meetings! But maybe we should talk about all of that… and in the new Spotify Original from Parcast, Very Presidential with Ashley Flowers, we are! Every Tuesday through the 2020 election, host Ashley Flowers is looking at 15 of our m...
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