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.
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…..
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…
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 Johnson | R. Bruce Elliott
Laura Keene | Emily Gray
John Mercer Langston | William Jackson Harper
Doctor Charles Leale | David 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. Stanton | Jeremy 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 2 | Erik 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
This podcast has excellent voice actors, sharp history, and beautiful editing. The tone of this radio drama really makes me feel like I'm in the room listening to the events in 1865. I read a 1600 page biography of Lincoln, Chernow's biography on Grant and several other books on Civil War History. I have visited every Civil War museum and memorial I have been able to manage. I continue to keep learning historical tidbits that I had never heard before. The story incorporates written missives penned by the historical figures, actual events we know happened, as well as brilliant, believable interpretations where the facts get fuzzy. Mere words cannot express enough my resounding endorsement of this podcast.
I have always been a fan of audio drama and have listened to old time radio for most of my life. This is truly one of the best audio dramas I have ever heard. The characters are exceptionally believable and you really feel like you are listening to the actual people the actors are portraying. Thank you for an outstanding listen.