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Iain Dale, award-winning British author and radio and podcast host
34 minutes

The American experiment has long held the curiosity of people around the world, especially for Iain Dale, an award-winning British author, and radio and podcast host, who has edited a new book of essays called “The Presidents: 250 Years of American Political Leadership.” These essays, written by academics, historians, political journalists and others, bring a fresh angle to each of the men who have served as President of the United States. Stewart McLaurin, President of the White House Historical Association, talks with Dale about the challenges and influences of the presidents, from George Washington to Joe Biden; the similarities and differences between the British and US forms of government; and which of the presidents are believed to have been Queen Elizabeth II’s favorites.

The podcast host

Stewart McLaurin, Host

President of the White House Historical Association

As President of the White House Historical Association Stewart McLaurin leads the nonpartisan, nonprofit in its mission to preserve, protect, and provide access to White House history. As a lifelong student of history, Stewart is an avid reader, author, and storyteller. Drawing on his own experiences, relationships, and knowledge he provides listeners with a front row seat to history at the White House.