Roy Morris Jr. Appears on "Presidents Are People Too" Podcast
March 7, 2017
Roy Morris Jr. was featured on a recent episode of the popular Audible podcast, "Presidents Are People Too," created and hosted by Elliott Kalan, former Daily Show head writer, and American historian and author Alexis Coe. On this episode they set out to discuss if Rutherford B. Hayes was, as many people have suggested over the years, the "worst president ever."
"Alexis and Elliott explore the life of president number 19, Rutherford B. Hayes, and investigate how a seemingly decent man turned into possibly the worst president ever. Alexis and Elliott speak to author and historian Roy Morris Jr. about the stolen election of 1876, and to David O. Stowell about Hayes’ involvement in the Great Railway Strike of 1877. They also enlist the help of comedian Kristen Schaal, in an attempt to find an entertaining way to talk about the silver coinage debate. Presidents Are People Too!, an Audible Original, recasts each of the American Presidents as real-life people, complete with flaws, quirks, triumphs, scandals and bodily ailments. Hosts Elliott Kalan, former Daily Show head writer, and American historian and author Alexis Coe talk to experts, comedians, journalists, actors and re-enactors to better understand the men memorialized on the Washington Mall and those all but forgotten."