Edith!

Publisher:
Crooked Media, QCode

Edith!

5.0/5

Critic Rating

Rosamund Pike stars as Edith Wilson in "Edith!" a scripted comedy podcast exploring the untold true-ish story of America's secret First Female President.After President Woodrow Wilson suffered a massive, paralyzing stroke in the White House, Edith Wilson did the unthinkable: she told no one. And for almost a year following the end of World War I, Edith Wilson acted as the de facto unelected President. She would sign documents as him. She would fire people as him. She would even cause international incidents as him. And all along the way, enemies both internal and external, inched closer to finding...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Ammar Kalia • The Guardian Apr 7, 2022

"...its high-profile casting matching the grandiosity of the script. Mixing high stakes with farce – and a delightful American accent from Pike – the result is a wry take on the historical machinations of power."

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Score: 5

Ashley Lusk • Bello Collective Dec 8, 2021

"If you’re new to audio fiction, let Edith! be your gentle entry into the genre. Rosamund Pike is a sharp and biting Edith Wilson, and a surrounding cast of sycophants, friends, and nemeses world build effectively, but go just enough over-the-top to remind you this is fiction after all."

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Score: 5

PR Staff • PodcastReview.org Jul 7, 2021

"Quirky, stylish, and probably historically inaccurate, Edith! stands out as one of the best celebrity-led podcasts to date."

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Score: 4.8

Fiona Sturges • Financial Times Jun 27, 2021

"I often struggle with audio drama — too much exposition and creaking sound effects — though Edith! wisely keeps the bulk of the action in the White House and the sound palette subtle. The writing, by Gonzalo Cordova and Travis Helwig, is fast and fun — there are clear shades of Veep..."

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