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Presidents: Overview

While traveling the country as an entertainer, I accidentally became a renowned expert on the United States presidents. I didn't mean for it to happen, but once you've visited every presidential grave site, the spirit of Chester A. Arthur appears in a cloud of smoke and imbues you with the mystic power of the Freemasons. You can't fight it.

Presidential Sites

Notes on all the presidential homes, birthplaces, graves and other things that I've visited. Organized by president, with photo illustrations when available.

Profound Questions About the Presidents

A long time ago the famous humor / publishing site McSweeney's had a contest searching for "columnists." I was among the first set of winners, and I contributed a bunch of pieces that tried to answer questions about the presidents.

Headliner of State

Who is the funniest president of all time? That question inspired a 2016-17 podcast series, produced by the DC Improv with the assistance of narrator Jared Stern. Each episode brings in an expert to discuss the personality and humor of a different president, as well as how comedy works at the presidential level.