(Episode 51) Presidential Minisode 8: Martin van Buren, ok?

In our eighth minisode, we discuss POTUS #8: Martin van Buren.  This one-term president, nicknamed "Machiavellian Belshazzar" (hint: not a compliment) had an impressive run in public service before becoming President, including serving as Vice President (under Andrew Jackson). 

Join us while we discuss some of the more fun facts about MvB, including that he was the first President born in the USA (cue Springsteen) and that he earlier resigned as Secretary of State to help quell a minor scandal.

At the end of the episode, Sam gives a quick SCOTUS rundown on two cases: one involving a shooting at the U.S./Mexico border, and one about same-sex couples versus adoption agencies.