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.

 

This new Airship audio drama tells the true history of how one man tried to save the nation in its most perilous days.

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Introducing 1865

1865 premieres June 18th. April 15, 1865. President Lincoln is dead and the country in turmoil. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton takes control, determined to stop President Johnson from destroying…

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Sic Semper Tyrannis | 1

President Lincoln is mortally wounded. The nation is under attack. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton takes control and tries to protect Vice President Andrew Johnson. 1865 is an Airship…

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Inside the Episode | 1

In Episode 1, we learn President Lincoln is mortally wounded and the nation is under attack. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton takes control and tries to protect Vice President…

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The Star of Washington City | 2

After the discovery of a mysterious note from Booth to Johnson, Stanton goes on a hunt for the truth. 1865 is an Airship production. Support this show to get early,…

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Inside the Episode | 2

In Episode 2, we follow Stanton’s hunt for the truth after the discovery of a mysterious note from Booth to Johnson. In this Inside the Episode bonus feature, hear director…

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Mars and Neptune | 3

With the manhunt for Booth underway and martial law secure, Stanton strikes a compromise to preserve Lincoln’s agenda, but a dark revelation threatens to upend his progress. 1865 is an…

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Inside the Episode | 3

In Episode 3, with the manhunt for Booth underway and martial law secure, Stanton strikes a compromise to preserve Lincoln’s agenda, but a dark revelation threatens to upend his progress…..

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The Senator’s Daughter | 4

Stanton sets out to learn the truth about Lucy Hale, and finds opportunity in adversity. 1865 is an Airship production. Support this show to get early, ad-free access to episodes…

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Cast

George Atzerodt | Tyson Rinehart
William H. Bell | Ace Anderson
Senator John Bingham | Robert McCollum
Edwin Booth Alex Organ
John Wilkes Booth | Monty Sutton
Sanford Conover (Charles A. Dunham)Brandon Potter
John T. Ford | TA Taylor
Senator John P. Hale | Reed Birney
Lucy Hale | Jessica Renee Russell
Harry Hawk | Matt Gray
David E. Herold | Derek Phillips
President Andrew JohnsonR. Bruce Elliott
Laura Keene | Emily Gray
John Mercer Langston | William Jackson Harper
Doctor Charles LealeDavid Coffee
President Abraham Lincoln | Lindsay Graham
Robert Todd Lincoln | Steven Walters
Marshal James L. McPhail | Aaron Roberts
Samuel O’Laughlen | Erik Archilla

Lewis “Payne” Powell | Max Hartman
Secretary of State William H. Seward | Sean Hennigan
General William T. Sherman | John Davies
Secretary of War Edwin M. StantonJeremy Schwartz
Ella (Turner) Starr | Allison Pistorius
John H. Surratt, Jr.Cameron Cobb
Mary Surratt | Sally Vahle
General Lorenzo Thomas | Chris Hury
Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles | J. Michael Tatum

Ford Theater Actor 1 | Pam Dougherty
Ford Theater Actor 2 | Didi Archilla
Ford Theater Actor 3 | Tia Lalusa
Ford Theater Actor 4 | Lindsay Ryan
Ford Theater Actor 5 | Joel Ferrell
Reporter | Joel Ferrell
Soldier 1 | Taylor Harris
Solder 2Erik Archilla

Created by Steven Walters and Erik Archilla
Written by Steven Walters and Erik Archilla
Directed by Robert McCollum
Executive Producer: Lindsay Graham
Co-executive Producers: Erik Archilla, Robert McCollum and Steven Walters
Music and sound design by Lindsay Graham

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