Politinerds: Jon Meacham


Our guest this week on Politinerds was author and Presidential historian Jon Meacham,author of several books on American history including, most recently, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush. Jon also writes frequently about contemporary politics and can be seen as a commentator on cable news shows such as Morning Joe on a regular basis.

We talked with Jon about how he came to have such extraordinarily close access to the typically private 41st President of the United States, some of the most interesting things he learned about Bush and his Presidency in the process of writing the book, and how history may come to view Bush’s Presidency. We also talked about the 2016 Presidential race and where Meacham sees the race going in the New Year.

Hopefully, you’ll enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed recording this interview.

You can find links to all past episodes at the show archive. Additionally, the podcast is now available on iTunes.

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Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Ron Beasley says:

    As I said over on Facebook this was a very informative broadcast and thank you. BTW tell Jazz his old friend Ron says hi..