• Ep. 20: William Howard Taft (Presidents Are People Too)

  • By: Alexis Coe, Elliott Kalan
  • Length: 26 mins
  • Episode
  • Release date: 10-25-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Presidents Are People Too!, Audible Original
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (1 rating)

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Publisher's Summary

This week, Alexis and Elliott get to know the sensitive soul behind our portly 27th president, William Howard Taft. They talk to historian H.W. Brands about Taft’s public break from his mentor, Theodore Roosevelt, and journalist Alexandra Robbins takes us back to Taft’s days as a member of Skull and Bones, Yale’s oldest secret society. Elsewhere, Alexis clears up some misinformation, and drops a bombshell on Chicago second grader Isaac Margolis.
Presidents Are People Too!, an Audible Original, recasts each of the American Presidents as real-life people, complete with flaws, quirks, triumphs, scandals and bodily ailments. Hosts Elliott Kalan, former Daily Show head writer, and American historian and author Alexis Coe talk to experts, comedians, journalists, actors and re-enactors to better understand the men memorialized on the Washington Mall and those all but forgotten.
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