The current election season in the United States has been long, and confusing, with some completely unexpected things happening. It feels like the majority of the news is focusing on the election, politics, and speculation on who will become the next president of the United States. This environment could explain why so many people have been listening to the “Presidential” podcast.
“Presidential” is a podcast from the Washington Post. It was launched in January of 2016 and has had more than 1 million downloads on iTunes (as of March 31, 2016). More than 100,000 listeners download “Presidential” each week. That number does not include those who listen to the podcast directly from the Washington Post website.
Lillian Cunningham is the host of “Presidential”. Each episode examines the leadership stye of one American president. The first episode focused on George Washington. “Presidential” is working its way through the former presidents and will end with an episode about the 45th president of the United States (whomever he or she may be).