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

Jan 18, 2016

The quest to find the funniest president continues! This week, we're traveling to Fredericksburg to talk about president No. 5, James Monroe.

Our guide is Daniel Preston of the University of Mary Washington -- the man in charge of editing Monroe's papers. We're talking about JM's personality, "public personas" in the 19th century, and how exactly you can get to know a guy who's been dead for 185 years. 

For more on Dan and Mary Washington:

Next week: We head to the OC to chat about James Madison! This series is made possible by Telegraph Giraffe.

MUSIC: I'm Comin' Virginia (Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestra), Wintergreen for President (Hal Kemp and his Orchestra), Hail Columbia