“The interview that Alan and Scott did with me about my Jimmy Carter biography was superb, with first-rate questions that showed they understood the subtleties of my book. What more can an author ask? American POTUS is essential listening for anyone interested in the American presidency. ”
-Jonathan Alter, "His Very Best . Jimmy Carter, A Life"
“What a fabulous time I had in conversation with Scott and Alan. Their questions about the young JFK and the world in which he came of age were spot on, and they clearly have an excellent feel for the era in question. I’m already scheming about how to get myself invited back to American POTUS.”
-Fredrik Logevall, Harvard University. Pulitzer Prize Winner & Author of JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956
"Alan and Scott know presidential history -- and they know what makes for a good conversation, too. I had so much fun talking about America's famous and forgotten presidents with them. Their questions and insights were excellent."
-Craig Fehrman, Author in Chief: The Untold Story of Our Presidents and the Books They Wrote
“I enjoyed participating in American POTUS with Alan and Scott. What a pleasure to speak with persons who have really entered into your biographies. The depth and thoroughness of the questions about Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant provided a thoughtful and enjoyable conversation."
-Ronald C. White, A. Lincoln: A Biography & American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant
"It was a pleasure joining Alan Lowe and Scott Brun of American POTUS to talk about the lasting legacy of First Ladies who have done so many important things in their unique and unpaid role. I really appreciated their knowledgeable questions and having a conversation that exemplifies what American politics should be today – a cordial conversation where people listen. Thank you Alan and Scott for probing the American Presidency and to ensuring that we learn from the past in hopes of wisely guiding the future."
-Nancy Kegan Smith, First Ladies Scholar and retired Director of the Presidential Materials Division at the National Archives and Records Administration
"We loved joining American POTUS for a discussion of our new biography of Jim Baker. It was a terrific conversation led by two smart, informed and thoughtful interviewers who know so much about the presidency and our history."
-Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent for the New York Times
“Probing the minds of experts on the American presidency, Alan Lowe and Scott Brun vividly bring our Presidents to life. American POTUS is insightful, informative, and downright fun.”
-Mark K. Updegrove, President & CEO of the
LBJ Foundation and Presidential Historian
for ABC News
“As a fan of presidential history myself, it was a pleasure to sit down and chat with American POTUS about my former boss - #40 - Ronald Reagan. The engaging style of this podcast takes history and brings it to life in memorable and meaningful ways, focusing on stories, not statistics and the enduring timelessness of the office itself rather than the politics of the day. Would definitely be enjoyed by POTUS novices or pros. Pull up a seat and join their virtual fireside chat!”
-Peggy Grande, Executive Assistant
to Ronald Reagan
"Alan and Scott run a sterling show, in large measure because they know their history and demonstrate a fine ability to probe into the intricate details that make presidential discussions so fascinating.
-Robert Merry, Author of
A Country of Vast Designs
“I enjoyed contributing to American POTUS. Scott and Alan asked good questions that revealed not only Andrew Jackson's politics
but also his personality”
-Mark Cheathem, Professor of History & Project Director-The Papers of Martin Van Buren
“I was honored to be interviewed for American POTUS. The questions, I thought they were well constructed and well phrased,
and enjoyed it immensely”
-Howard Kittell, President & CEO,