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Steamy love letters. Jazz. Scandal. Psychics. Newspapers. The Hope Diamond.

In the newest episode of the Presidential podcast, historian Nicole Hemmer of the University of Virginia's Miller Center helps guide us through the wild life and presidency of Warren G. Harding—and the interesting connection between his presidency and The Washington Post itself.

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In previous episodes of the Presidential podcast, we've explored topics like Abraham Lincoln's language and the violent life of Andrew Jackson. The podcast is hosted by Lillian Cunningham, editor of The Washington Post's On Leadership section.

As listeners tune in each week, the podcast reveals the ways in which our collective sense of what’s ’presidential’ has evolved over the years and how each president—esteemed, loathed or nearly forgotten—has something to tell us about what it takes to hold the nation’s highest office.

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