Untold Presidential Family Stories

On this episode of ‘Learning More,’ we discuss presidential families. Our guest, Shannon O’Brien, Associate Professor of Instruction at the University of Texas at Austin, serves as our guide through anecdotes and lesser-known stories.

In this episode, we delve into various subjects, ranging from the lingering impact of unresolved trauma within the first families to spotlight-seeking behaviors. We talk about the interesting habits of Jimmy Carter’s brother, from his unique beer stories to unexpected bathroom habits. Discover the lesser-explored facets of history, including the challenges faced by Madison’s stepson—a figure pivotal to both the President and Dolly, ultimately leaving them in financial distress. Uncover the circumstances encountered by the outspoken brother of LBJ as well as many other engaging stories about first families.

Tune in to this episode ‘Learning More’ episode as we learn more about the captivating stories behind history’s illustrious siblings.