Presidential from the Washington Post: Barack Obama, our nation, and race

For the past 43 weeks, the Washington Post’s Presidential podcast has chronologically featured each president of the United States, leading right up to this year’s main event — the general election. Host Lillian Cunningham, editor of The Washington Post’s On Leadership section, set out to explore how our nation’s previous presidents have “confronted decisions, handled crises and redefined the role of commander-in-chief.”

In this week’s episode, political strategist David Axelrod and biographer David Maraniss examine President Barack Obama’s search for identity — and how that quest has paralleled America’s own complex reckoning with race.

Listen to the episode on Stitcher.

Be sure to tune in on November 9th, when Presidential releases a much-anticipated final episode.