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This week's episode of the Presidential podcast features investigative reporter Bob Woodward, who helped uncover the Watergate scandal that brought down Richard Nixon's presidency.

Woodward examines the personal foibles he sees at the heart of what led to Nixon's criminal actions and, ultimately, to his resignation in 1974 from the nation's highest office.

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In previous episodes of the Presidential podcast, we've explored topics like Theodore Roosevelt's heartbreak 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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