A Seat at the Table Special Series

In this special series, I am joined by fellow podcasters to examine the life and career of a new Cabinet member each episode. At the end of the episode, we discuss the individual’s legacy and whether s/he deserves a seat at the table of the Cabinet All-Stars.


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SATT 001 – Alexander Hamilton

We begin our new special series with the first Cabinet member to assume office under the constitutional government – Alexander Hamilton! You may have seen the musical, but there are a few more parts of his history that didn’t make it into that production.

1755 or 1757-1804

Alycia, Civics and Coffee Podcast

SATT 002 – Henry Knox

Henry Knox served the United States as a general and as the head of the War Department for ten years, but will his life and career earn him a seat at the table of the Cabinet All-Stars? Listen as we explore Knox’s legacy to find out!


Rob and Jamie, Totalus Rankium

SATT 003 – Edmund Randolph

Edmund Randolph served in not one but two positions in the Washington administration – as Attorney General then as Secretary of State. However, will that be enough to earn him a seat at the table of the Cabinet All-Stars? Listen to find out more about his life, career, and legacy!


Bry, Pontifacts

SATT 004 – Thomas Jefferson

We’ve spent a good amount of time in the narrative talking about Jefferson as the third US president, but in this episode, while also exploring his life and career as a whole, we focus in a bit on Jefferson’s tenure as Secretary of State in the Washington administration.


Howard and Jess, Plodding Through the Presidents

SATT 005 – William Bradford

Though William Bradford wasn’t Attorney General for long, he did have an impact on some key events in the Washington administration. With my special guest for this episode, we examine his life and career to understand what sort of a legacy Bradford left.


Jacob, The Podcast on Germany

SATT 006 – Timothy Pickering

Timothy Pickering’s tenure in the Washington and Adams administrations is arguably one of the most notorious in the early republic. Thus, I had to call on my special guests to join me in exploring the life of this infamous historical figure and determine what sort of a legacy he left behind.


Eric and Matt, Ranking ’76: The American West

SATT 007 – Oliver Wolcott, Jr.

Oliver Wolcott, Jr had big shoes to fill when he assumed office as the second Secretary of the Treasury. With my special guests, we explore his life and career to determine whether this member of the Washington and Adams administrations was truly up to the task of running the largest Cabinet department in the early republic.


Lucy and Michelle, Tudoriferous

SATT 008 – Charles Lee

Charles Lee served as legal counsel during some of the most notable trials of the Early Republic, but does that mean that his tenure as Attorney General is equally remarkable? With my special guest, we explore his life and career to determine what he contributed to the Washington and Adams administrations as well as to American history in general.


Kenny, [Abridged] Presidential Histories

SATT 009 – James McHenry




SATT 010 – Benjamin Stoddert