The real battle begins when the war is won.

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 assassinbut 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 , 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 CardsThe Americans), William Jackson Harper (The Good Place), Derek Phillips (Friday Night Lights) and Jessica Renee Russell (Cassandra French’s Finishing School).

Cast and Crew

Created by Steven Walters and Erik Archilla
Written by Steven Walters
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

George Andrew Atzerodt Tyson Rinehart
William H. Bell Ace Anderson
Senator John Bingham Robert McCollum
Edwin Thomas Booth Alex Organ
John Wilkes Booth Monty Sutton
Sanford Conover (Charles A. Dunham) Brandon Potter
John Thompson Ford TA Taylor
Senator John P. Hale Reed Birney
Lucy Hale Jessica Renee Russell
Harry Hawk Matt Gray
David Edgar Herold Derek Phillips
President Andrew Johnson R. Bruce Elliott
Laura Keene Emily Gray
John Mercer Langston William Jackson Harper
Doctor Charles Augustus Leale David Coffee
President Abraham Lincoln Lindsay Graham
Robert Todd Lincoln Steven Walters
Marshal James L. McPhail Aaron Roberts
Michael O’Laughlen, Jr. Erik Archilla
Lewis Thornton Powell (aka Payne) Max Hartman
Secretary of State William Henry Seward Sean Hennigan
General William Tecumseh Sherman John Davies
Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton Jeremy Schwartz
Ella (Turner) Starr Allison Pistorius
John Harrison Surratt, Jr. Cameron Cobb
Mary Elizabeth Jenkins Surratt Sally Vahle
Louis J. Weichmann Drew Wall
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
Soldier 1 Taylor Harris
Solder 2 Erik Archilla