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Sep 4, 2021

This week, Sam LeBlond sits down with former Secretary of Defense and former CIA Director Robert Gates. They discuss his path to service, his storied career, and how BUSH 41 used a classic “bait and switch” to lure him to Texas A & M University. Secretary Gates also offers insight into the United States’ role on...


Aug 25, 2021

This week, Sam LeBlond talks with Gian-Carlo Peressutti, former aide and press secretary to George H. W. Bush. They focus on the years following his presidency… a busy period filled with international travel, speeches, and quite a bit of fun. Gian-Carlo also shares stories about rubbing shoulders with world leaders,...


Aug 13, 2021

In this episode, Sam LeBlonde sits down with Matthew Wendel, who started as a dishwasher and ended up entertaining and cooking for the First Family during the George W. Bush administration at The White House, Camp David, and at the family’s ranch in Crawford, Texas. They also discuss his role as the General Manager of...


Aug 4, 2021

In this episode, Sam LeBlond talks with the Presidential Historian and President/CEO of the Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation, Mark Updegrove. They discuss preserving Presidential legacies during a pandemic, the consequential father-son relationship of Bush 41 and Bush 43 (and why it is so historically significant), the...


Jul 28, 2021

In this episode, Sam LeBlond sits down with Peggy Swift White, who served as the Personal Aide to First Lady Barbara Bush from 1989 until 1993. In addition to being responsible for the First Lady’s daily schedule, she also orchestrated domestic and international travel plans for Mrs. Bush to over 30 countries and all...