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In the newest episode of the Presidential podcast, we look at how faith has shaped Jimmy Carter's leadership in and out of the presidency—from his racial sensitivity growing up in Plains, Georgia, to his Middle East peace talks as president, to the humanitarian work and Sunday School lessons he conducts in old age.

Our guests for the episode are Dartmouth professor Randall Balmer, who wrote the biography "Reedemer"; one of Carter's original and longtime political advisers, Pat Caddell; and Washington Post political reporter Robert Costa.

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In previous episodes of the Presidential podcast, we've explored topics like Theodore Roosevelt's heartbreak and the way Lyndon Johnson exercised power. 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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