Podcasts

Morning Edition – NPR

December 5, 2018

Rachel Martin talks to presidential historian Jeffrey Engel, who remembers former President George H.W. Bush as a globalist, and as a president who felt entitled to power.


How pardons hang over the Mueller investigation

November 21, 2018

This week on POLITICO’s Nerdcast we’re taking a break from our usual routine to take a look at presidential pardons.


The Road to Now – Bob Crawford & Ben Sawyer

October 15, 2018

Bob and Ben speak with Jeffrey Engel about the history of Presidential impeachment and how understanding the past can inform the debates surrounding the impeachment of current and future Presidents.


The History of Impeachment

Oct 15, 2018

Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton each served as president of the United States — and each faced impeachment while in office. Jeffrey A. Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History at SMU, joins us to take a balanced look at the practice…


The Brian Lehrer Show – WNYC

Nov 8, 2017

Jeffrey Engel, founding director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University and the author of When the World Seemed New: George H. W. Bush and the End of the Cold War (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017), talks about how President George H.W. Bush handled the multiple challenges of 1989 and the end of the Cold War.


Texas Standard – The National Daily News Show of Texas

April 18, 2018

Back in the late 80s and early 90s, you could be fired if your employer discovered you’d done something like volunteering to work with AIDS patients. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome was, at the time, considered a death sentence, saddled with the stigma as a disease spread by drug users and gay men.


Unpacking The Confusing Signals We’re Getting from the Mueller Probe

April 11, 2018

We have become accustomed to the weekly news cycle being interrupted by the quarter turn of information about Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 presidential election… Henderson also speaks with presidential historian Jeffrey Engel about how past administrations have handled internal or personal crises while balancing the challenges of running the country.


How Does U.S. Foreign Policy Today Differ From The Post-Cold War Era?

January 17, 2018

The Trump administration has adopted a foreign policy dramatically different from its predecessors, especially those in the post-Cold War world. As part of the “America First” slogan, President Trump has decided the U.S. should be less involved with its allies and not spend nearly as much money supporting NATO, for example.


Why Bush 41 Was the Anti-Trump

Nov 9, 2017

As the Soviet Union crumbled, George H.W. Bush’s strategy was simple: say nothing. Historian Jeffrey Engel tells us about Bush’s plain oratory and his relationship with the USSR’s last leader, Mikhail Gorbachev.


George H. W. Bush: Restraint

Oct 9, 2016

The more the American political climate today resembles a personality-driven reality show, the more the country’s nostalgia seems to grow for restrained elder statesmen like George H. W. Bush.