April 15, 1865. President Lincoln is dead and the country in turmoil. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton takes control, determined to bring the assassin to justice.


Heavily researched, this historical political thriller is an audio drama that explores America’s darkest hours. You will be astonished—and all of it is based on true events.

About '1865'

1865 the podcast starts at the moment President Lincoln is assassinated and follows Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton, as he begins the hunt for Lincoln’s assassin—but that isn’t all that grips Stanton. Lincoln’s successor, Vice President Andrew Johnson, is likely to bend to southern interests and undo the very progress for which Lincoln died. Edwin Stanton must employ every bit of political wile he can muster to secure the future of the freed slaves, and the nation.


Consumed by his conviction, Stanton will betray his friends, his honor, and the very constitution he is sworn to protect, all to steer the country towards justice–his justice.

From the producer and creator of Terms (termspodcast.com), this new audio drama tells the true history of how one man tried to save the nation in its most perilous days.


Starring Jeremy Schwartz as Edwin Stanton. Featuring Reed Birney (House of Cards, The Americans), William Jackson Harper (The Good Place), Derek Phillips (Friday Night Lights) and Jessica Renee Russell (Cassandra French's Finishing School).

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