Headliner of State: Warren Harding

53:54
 
Share
 

Manage episode 159595763 series 72854
By Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio streamed directly from their servers.

The search for the funniest president continues! Warren Harding was amazingly popular in his day. Was he also amazingly funny?

We're joined by Sherry Hall, the site manager of the Harding Home Presidential Site in Marion, Ohio. She gives us insight into Harding's personal style (he considered himself a newspaper editor above all), his love of socializing, and his Midwestern humor -- the qualities that made him irresistable to a huge number of voters.

For all you scandal lovers, we also touch on the affairs and schlocky love letters that made Harding into a punchline when they were made public in 2014. And there's also some mention of Pokemon Go. Something for everyone!

Harding Home website

Harding Home on Facebook

Harding letters at the LOC

MUSIC: Hail Columbia, "Beautiful Ohio" by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra, "My Ohio Home" by Jean Goldkette and His Orchestra

138 episodes available. A new episode about every 14 days averaging 38 mins duration .