Words to Live By Podcast

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An audio podcast featuring Ronald Reagan speeches and radio addresses from the 1960s through the 1990s. A new Words to Live By Podcast will be posted every Tuesday.

Episode Date
1984 Republican National Convention
In this week’s podcast, we present President Reagan’s remarks accepting the Presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention in Dallas, Texas on August 23, 1984.  
Aug 07, 2018
White House Briefing for Conservative Political Leaders
In this week’s podcast, we present President Reagan’s July 5, 1988 remarks at a White House briefing for Conservative Political Leaders. In the speech he reflects on his prior 7 ½ years in office and then shares why America should vote for George H.W. Bush to be the next President of the United States.  
Jul 31, 2018
Federal Tax Reduction Legislation
Taking office in January of 1981, President Reagan got right to work in fixing these problems.  In this week’s podcast, we present President Reagan’s Address to the Nation on Federal Tax Reduction Legislation, delivered on July 27, 1981.  
Jul 24, 2018
1980 Republican National Convention
On July 16, 1980, Ronald Reagan secured the nomination for the Republican Party, formally accepting the nomination at the Republican National Convention in Detroit Michigan on July 17, 1980. 
Jul 17, 2018
In 1985, President Reagan was asked to deliver a speech at an upcoming American Bar Association Convention.  He agreed, working with speech writers to discuss various legal issues.  But President Reagan decided to change his speech topic and instead addressed the outbreak of terrorism sweeping the world.
Jul 10, 2018
Fourth of July
Ronald Reagan believed so fervently in our nation and in the goodness of its people. He strongly believed that the Fourth of July is as important a holiday as Christmas – a time for families to come together and for neighborhoods to explode with bright lights to celebrate our freedom. In this week’s podcast, in honor of the 4th of July, we look at President Reagan’s address to the nation on Independence Day, delivered on July 4, 1986.
Jul 03, 2018
TWA Hijacking
In this week’s podcast we look at a Middle East Crisis in June of 1985.  On June 14, 1985, TWA Flight 847from Athens to Rome, with a full load of mainly American tourists, was hijacked by Shiite Hezbollah terrorists.  After releasing some women and children, the hijackers – two armed men with handguns and grenades – demanded release of Shiites held in Israeli jails or they would begin to execute the passengers.
Jun 26, 2018
Father's Day & Flag Day
The month of June brings us two national holidays – Flag Day and Father’s Day.  In this week’s podcast we honor these days by listening to two short radio addresses and one speech President Reagan delivered in 1984, 1985 and 1986 on these national holidays.    
Jun 19, 2018
UK Houses of Parliament
In this week’s podcast, we look at President Reagan’s address to Members of the British Parliament on June 8, 1982.    
Jun 12, 2018
Mourning in America
In honor of this week commemorating the 14th anniversary of his passing, this week’s “Words to Live By” will be different.  Rather than hearing the President speak, we are going to hear from those who knew and loved him the most.  Pulling from our past events and from the eulogies of his funeral, this “Words to Live By” podcast is a tribute to our nation’s 40th president.  
Jun 05, 2018
Memorial Day
In honor of Memorial Day, this week’s podcast features President Reagan’s May 28, 1984 remarks which he delivered during Memorial Day ceremonies honoring an unknown serviceman of the Vietnam Conflict.
May 29, 2018
Moscow State University
In this week’s podcast, we look at President Reagan’s remarks and a question-and-answer session with the students and faculty at Moscow State University on May 31, 1988.
May 22, 2018
Harley Davidson
In this week’s podcast, we look at President Reagan’s remarks to Harley-Davidson Company employees in York, Pennsylvania on May 6, 1987.  
May 15, 2018
Bitburg and Bergen-Belsen
In this week’s podcast, we will look at two speeches, given on the same day in the Federal Republic of Germany, on May 5, 1985.  The first was President Reagan’s remarks at a commemorative ceremony at Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp and the second are his remarks at a Joint German-American Military Ceremony at Bitburg Air Force Base.  
May 08, 2018
A Time For Choosing
In this week’s podcast, we present Ronald Reagan’s famous October 27, 1964 “A Time For Choosing” speech.   
May 01, 2018
Speech at Normandy
In this week’s podcast, we present President Reagan’s remarks at a ceremony commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Normandy Invasion on June 6, 1984.
Apr 24, 2018
Tax Reform Act of 1986
President Reagan discusses the passing of the Tax Reform Act of 1986.
Apr 17, 2018
U.S. Air Strike Against Libya
In this week’s podcast, we go back 32 years, to April 14, 1986, when President Reagan addressed the nation on the United States Air Strike against Libya. The air strike was in retaliation for the Libyan sponsorship of terrorism against American troops and citizens.
Apr 10, 2018
Air Traffic Controllers Strike
In this week’s podcast, we present President Reagan’s remarks and question-and-answer session with reporters on the Air Traffic Controllers Strike on August 3, 1981.
Apr 03, 2018
Best of Reagan's Humor
In this week’s podcast we have compiled some of President Reagan’s funniest stories and jokes as we present to you this “Best of Humor” podcast. “Ronald Reagan’s sense of humor,” wrote presidential biographer Lou Cannon, “was a key to his character…and his willingness to poke fun at himself was a vital component of his popularity.”  
Mar 27, 2018
Our Country
In this radio address, entitled “Our Country,” Ronald Reagan discusses how, although he can disagree with government practices, he doesn’t disagree with the overall system of America’s government which he calls “unique in all the world.”
Mar 20, 2018
Farewell Address to the Nation
In this week’s podcast, we present President Reagan’s farewell address to the nation, delivered from the Oval Office on January 11, 1989. 
Mar 12, 2018
Tear Down This Wall
In this week's "Words to Live By" podcast, we explore the origin behind President Reagan's infamous Brandenburg Gate speech in West Berlin, otherwise known as the "Tear Down This Wall" speech. 
Mar 06, 2018