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5,000 hours of White House conversations

The Blabbing of the Presidents

At WhiteHouseTapes.org, from the Presidential Recordings Program at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs, you can listen to more than 5,000 hours — if you’re really into it and all — of White House conversations recorded between 1940 and 1973 by six American presidents:

Roosevelt
Truman
Eisenhower
Kennedy
Johnson
Nixon

the latter being the tapes that help bring down a president. The Center is also working on transcripts and has organized some of the material into several key topics: Civil Rights, Vietnam, the Space Race, and Politics.

It’s a strange and almost vertigo-inducing experience to hear private conversations that shaped the world for over 30 years: “Should I be hearing this stuff?” Since these guys worked for us, yes, we should.

(via ResourceShelf)

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected], Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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