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The Other Side is the official podcast of a great comedy club, the DC Improv.

May 16, 2016

The search for the funniest president continues! Herbert Hoover unfairly takes the rap for the Great Depression ... but if we look past all that economic moping, was he actually a funny guy?

Tom Schwartz, the director of the Hoover Library and Museum in West Branch, Iowa, helps us find out. We discuss how Bert's Quaker upbringing shaped his self-expression, review some of his truly amazing accomplishments and explore his special (and humorous) connection with the youth of America.

MUSIC: Hail Columbia, "The Quaker" by the Erroll Garner Trio, "Fish Fry" by Benny Carter and His Orchestra