1865

Publisher:
Airship, Wondery

1865

5.0/5

Critic Rating

All episodes are available for free, with ad-free episodes available for Wondery+ subscribers.April 15, 1865. President Lincoln is dead and the country in turmoil.Secretary of War Edwin Stanton takes control, determined to bring the assassin to justice—but the hunt for John Wilkes Booth isn’t all that grips Stanton.Lincoln’s successor, Vice President Andrew Johnson, is likely to bend to southern interests and undo the very progress for which Lincoln died. Edwin Stanton must employ every bit of political wile he can muster to secure the future of the freed slaves, and the nation.Consumed by his conviction, Stanto...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Clint Smith • The Atlantic Oct 1, 2021

"1865, whose first fantastic season has actors taking on the lives of those at the center of American politics following the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, is completely riveting. It’s like a prestige limited series on television, but for your ears. I can’t say enough good things about it."

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Score: 5

Sam McDonald • The Audiophile Mar 2, 2020

"It is a truly epic series, and a true labor of love. 1865 is impeccably researched. 1865 is a standout production. It is earned several awards in the audio drama and podcasting world, and with good reason."

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