Politinerds: Jon Meacham

posted at 9:21 am on January 15, 2016 by Jazz Shaw


This week on Politinerds we speak with author and presidential historian Jon Meacham. We talk to Jon about his new book, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush. For those of you who fondly remember Bush 41, you’ll probably like the many stories Jon has to tell, including the experience of interviewing many members of the Bush clan. His previous books were about presidents long since dead and gone, and he shares the experience of having to write some less than flattering details of a lengthy career which the subject was alive to read when it was released.

Jon also shares with us some of his impressions of the current race and whether or not American politics is actually “nastier” than it was in bygone days. His perspective is enlightening and he was quite generous with his time. Let us know what you think.

Remember, the show is now available on iTunes so you can catch up with us as soon as new episodes air. And for you non-iTunes users, there’s still the archive of all our previous shows.


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…not interested….

JugEarsButtHurt on January 15, 2016 at 9:23 AM

Jazz isn’t this your day off????

dougmva on January 15, 2016 at 9:23 AM

… would rather listen to my wife (ugh)

brewcrew67 on January 15, 2016 at 9:37 AM

I’m not enamored with any of the Bushs really. Daddy Bush lied and his son took us to Baghdad to finish what he thought his daddy didn’t – because shoe shine boy insulted his daddy, more American had to die and get us mired in a miserable can of worms in the ME.

Eff you Bushs, NWO clowns.

….and American politics has ALWAYS been nasty. All the way back. Just do some research, you don’t need a lecture from anyone in particular to learn that.

Andy__B on January 15, 2016 at 10:56 AM


Pragmatic on January 15, 2016 at 11:02 AM

Tough sell Jazz. The Bushes and a guy who looks like a doctor telling someone they have 3 months to live.

Magicjava on January 15, 2016 at 11:23 AM


Isn’t that the guy who was done running “Newsweek”, it sold for a dollar?

No, not a single copy of the magazine. The ENTIRE company.

Tom C on January 15, 2016 at 4:01 PM