Constitutional

Constitutional

Published by: The Washington Post
19 Episodes | First Released: Jun 29 '17 | 🇺🇸
With the writing of the Constitution in 1787, the framers set out a young nation’s highest ideals. And ever since, we’ve been fighting over it — what is in it and what was left out. At the heart of these arguments is the story of America. As a follow-up to the popular Washington Post podcast “Presidential,” reporter Lillian Cunningham returns with this series exploring the Constitution and the people who framed and reframed it — revolutionaries, abolitionists, suffragists, teetotalers, protesters, justices, presidents – in the ongoing struggle to form a more perfect union across a vast and diverse land.
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librarylady87
Nov 12
Rating:   2
Complete drivel

Betty Koed needs to go back and learn basic civics. Why they reached out to her for comment is insane!

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for_the_wynne
Nov 1
Rating:   10
Excellent History Podcast

I’ve been recommending this to anyone who will listen to me! I geek out for anything history related but I was specifically looking for history and information on the American constitution. This podcast was so great, it breaks down the constitution and brings in relatable stories and constitutional law. If you are an average Jane like me and looking for a detailed, interesting, and relatable podcast you’ll love this. Lillian Cunningham did and excellent job with this podcast, as well as her other podcast ‘Presidential’ (if you haven’t listened to that one I highly recommend it as well!) and I will be keeping an eye out and listening to any future podcasts she does.

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Breathtakingly
Oct 12
Rating:   10
Wonderfully presented

and highly educational.

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Podadelphia
Aug 8
Rating:   10
Attention Americans

Love Lillian Cunningham - these are important conversations for any American.

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Dorbeekay
Aug 3
Rating:   10
Should me mandatory for all US citizens

Should me mandatory for all US citizens

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Expat^2
Jul 29
Rating:   10
Cunningham: a legendary public educator

Will live for the ages.

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GiorgosTheodorakis
Jul 22
Rating:   2
Vocal Fry

I’m very interested, but the sound of the narrator’s voice, the frequent vocal fry, makes it a chore to continue. Either male or female, the narrator whose voice fries turns off my musician’s ear. The vocal tradition is an aural tradition, and the quality of sound is intrinsic to the quality of the narrative experience. The pinched voice—male or female—detracts. Sorry, I’m out.

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Dusie B.
Jul 12
Rating:   8
Hello

Very interesting and well researched. You put an enormous amount of information in a very brief time. The only reason I don’t give it 5 stars is the use of some idiomatic expressions that are common to this generation but maybe not to those of us older citizens. Maybe a bit more professional ??? I know, fussy, fussy lady. I’m the mom/grand mom who sends texts and letters back with corrected grammar and punctuation so don’t take my criticism too seriously. I’m 80 yrs old and my father was born in 1892 so I’ve lived through much of our American history. Keep up your good work.

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Areal person
Jul 10
Rating:   4
Terrible music under narrative

I want to listen but find the music too loud and distracting, not to mention hectic and annoying. Sounds like an acid trip at an Italian carnival. The research and delivery of information is well done, but that chaotic trip, midi sounding, audio assault is just awful.

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wayfarer313
Jun 15
Rating:   10
First-rate

Fantastic stories about our rights and freedoms. The host is a thoughtful, empathetic storyteller who really builds a bond with the audience.

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Aesimp
May 29
Rating:   4
Good story telling with a left lean

It’s from WaPo so you have to expect a left leaning view. This would be great if there was strong points of view from both side on are most debated topics. Sadly no

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Incredapple
Mar 22
Rating:   10
A most delightful podcast!

Thanks, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the Constitutional podcast series. Eye-opening and strongly motivating. I’m now listening to Presidential. So far, Truman is my favorite. He never charged for speeches because that would demean the office of the presidency. Who’d have thought? We need another leader like that.

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Nicole T-H
Mar 6
Rating:   10
Thanks Lilian!

I, too, started with Presidential and was hooked (to my surprise). Lilian Cunningham has a great talent for story telling and choosing great people to interview. Her work clearly comes from her heart. Her only agenda, it seems, is to offer a podcast that’s insightful, meaningful and honest. I am looking forward to her next project!

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SheetTrimmer
Mar 3
Rating:   10
High quality podcast.

The sound quality and editing are very good. The dialog stays on topic and is very informative with out being too dry or pendantic. Each episode is long to provide good detail and background, again with out droning.

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Deezeezy
Feb 25
Rating:   10
Great history, inspiring

Makes this old stuff really interestingLearned lots. The hostess is really good, puts you in the moment. And high lights that these were great men but still human. Six stars

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MarkE8
Feb 4
Rating:   10
Great

Best podcast about the constitution

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AFairchild
Jan 25
Rating:   6
3/5 Contrivances

Pretty aggravating that the 3/5 Compromise is continuously brought up as a method to dehumanize blacks. It was in fact a tool by which the anti-slave founders ensured that the southern states could not utilize slave populations to bolster their voice in government further damaging the plight of blacks held in bondage. It is not a method by which the founders sought to hurt blacks, but to protect them.

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Steve H. from West Chester, OH
Jan 12
Rating:   10
Another phenomenal podcast from Lillian Cunningham

Very solid podcast about the history of the US constitution and its evolution. Inspirational and informative, and a great follow-up to Presidential.

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Jmbnyc
Jan 6
Rating:   10
Well done!

I devoured Presidential and was thrilled to find this new podcast. The research, depth and care to each and every show is fantastic. Bravo! Thank you for producing this well thought out podcast. I look forward to hearing what comes next! Just wonderful. An absolute must for anyone seeking to understand what our founding fathers created and how it has evolved through the years.

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Goldnsilverboy
Dec 20 '18
Rating:   10
Great podcast

Very informative and extremely well worth done. I enjoyed every minute.

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