Patrick Henry

#1316 James Madison (Part Two)

#1316 James Madison (Part Two)

"to the press alone, checkered as it is with abuses, the world is indebted for all the triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression."

— James Madison

We discuss James Madison again this week, President Jefferson's good friend and ally. The question is, what is America? Is it a compact of sovereign states? Or is it as a nation state whose constitution begins with the words, "We the People"?

#1278 Adams, Bees and Guns

#1278 Adams, Bees and Guns

"I believe that we have the right to revolution."

— Thomas Jefferson, as portrayed by Clay S. Jenkinson

President Jefferson answers listener questions about his relationship with John Adams, replacing the Constitution once every generation, bees at Monticello, and the Second Amendment.

#1261 Jefferson's Table

#1261 Jefferson's Table

"Literally everyone in Washington, D.C. wanted invitations to my White House dinners."

— Thomas Jefferson, as portrayed by Clay S. Jenkinson

Catherine Jenkinson returns as guest host this week to speak with President Jefferson about all things food and to wish all our listeners a happy Thanksgiving.

#1180 Productivity & History

#1180 Productivity & History

This week, President Thomas Jefferson (as portrayed by humanities scholar Clay S. Jenkinson) provides answers to questions received from listener Mitchell Reinhart about how he achieved such productivity in his life and why it is important to study history.

#903 Great Eight

#903 Great Eight

Prompted by a question from listener Jeff Alexander, President Jefferson talks about who he felt were the 8 most influential individuals during his time: George Washington, James Madison, Patrick Henry, John Adams, Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamlilton and Lafayette.