Rosamund Pike stars as Edith Wilson in "Edith!" a scripted comedy podcast exploring the untold true-ish story of America's secret First Female President.
After President Woodrow Wilson suffered a massive, paralyzing stroke in the White House, Edith Wilson did the unthinkable: she told no one. And for almost a year following the end of World War I, Edith Wilson acted as the de facto unelected President. She would sign documents as him. She would fire people as him. She would even cause international incidents as him. And all along the way, enemies both internal and external, inched closer to...
"If I’m going to hit rock bottom, I’m not doing in front of you of all people."
Edith is just hours from passing the League of Nations and securing Woodrow's legacy. And all Woodrow needs to do is get through one tiny little speech in front of the Senate.
"The White House loves giving out phony titles to socialites and friends! I know this one guy, they called him Secretary of the Interior."
The long awaited vote on the League of Nations is just days away, and President Wilson is back in charge. And Edith is... thrilled? Yeah, let's go with...
"People will applaud anything as long as you end it with the words, ‘America,’ and ‘Thank you.’”
After weeks of bad press surrounding the departure of Secretary Lansing, Edith has no choice but to help orchestrate America's very first Presidential puff piece.