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Whistlestop: Presidential History and Trivia

By Slate

John Dickerson of Slate’s Political Gabfest revisits a moment from the American carnival of politics. Hear about the grand speeches, emergency strategies, baby kissing, and backstabbing that make each presidential cycle so fascinating.

  1. 1.
    Introducing Charged: A True Punishment Story04/18/2019
    29:44
  2. 2.
    The Making of the American Presidency (Part 4)03/27/2019
    1:00:38
  3. 3.
    The Making of the American Presidency (Part 3)03/13/2019
    37:46
  4. 4.
    The Making of the American Presidency (Part 2)02/27/2019
    34:49
  5. 5.
    The Making of the American Presidency (Part 1)02/14/2019
    25:17
  6. 6.
    A ’90s-Style Government Shutdown (Part 2)01/30/2019
    29:12
  7. 7.
    A ‘90’s Style Government Shutdown (Part 1)01/16/2019
    31:22
  8. 8.
    If a Wall Falls 12/12/2018
    45:58
  1. 9.
    Tip and the Gip Part 2, Social Security11/28/2018
    47:08
  2. 10.
    Tip and the Gip Part 111/14/2018
    48:26
  3. 11.
    Doing the Midterm Shuffle10/31/2018
    44:45
  4. 12.
    Taking Aim at the New Guy10/03/2018
    23:54
  5. 13.
    The Nomination of Judge Bork Part 209/05/2018
    48:09
  6. 14.
    Special Re-Air: John McCain's Surprise 2000 Primary Win in New Hampshire08/26/2018
    40:43
  7. 15.
    The Bidding of Biden to Boo Bork08/22/2018
    38:07
  8. 16.
    Whistlestop Presents: Slow Burn08/08/2018
    37:42
  9. 17.
    Kennedy and Communism (Part 3)07/25/2018
    37:35
  10. 18.
    Kennedy and Communism (Part 2)07/11/2018
    38:13
  11. 19.
    Kennedy and Communism (Part 1 of 2)06/27/2018
    31:08
  12. 20.
    Nixon Goes to China (Part 3 of 3)06/13/2018
    37:57
  13. 21.
    Nixon Goes to China (Part 2 of 3)05/30/2018
    23:46
  14. 22.
    Nixon Goes to China (Part 1)05/23/2018
    31:04
  15. 23.
    Roosevelt v. The Gorgon05/02/2018
    35:06
  16. 24.
    The Lighthearted Leanings of Leadership04/19/2018
    27:07
  17. 25.
    Four Score and Seven Years of Presidential Golfing04/04/2018
    31:19
  18. 26.
    Griever-in-Chief and Guardian of Common Ground 03/07/2018
    27:52
  19. 27.
    Retiring for Peace02/21/2018
    39:36
  20. 28.
    Carter Withdraws From U.S. Olympics02/08/2018
    37:51
  21. 29.
    The 25th Amendment01/24/2018
    30:43
  22. 30.
    Slow Burn: A Podcast About Watergate12/27/2017
    24:44
  23. 31.
    Special Re-Broadcast of The Entanglements of the Mega Rich: Vice President Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller12/27/2017
    29:55
  24. 32.
    The Air Traffic Take Down12/13/2017
    31:11
  25. 33.
    The Partial Truths of the Presidency11/29/2017
    30:44
  26. 34.
    Harry S. Truman's Battles with the Bosses (an encore presentation)11/15/2017
    44:26
  27. 35.
    FDR's Purge11/01/2017
    40:45
  28. 36.
    At the Heart of the President's Heart10/18/2017
    33:37
  29. 37.
    Responder in Chief10/04/2017
    38:12
  30. 38.
    A High Point in Bipartisan Deal-Making09/20/2017
    43:49
  31. 39.
    Riding the Oratory Train 08/10/2017
    42:16
  32. 40.
    Loyalty Tests and The Bridge of Death07/26/2017
    43:05
  33. 41.
    Foreign Collusion and the Dragon Lady07/12/2017
    36:58
  34. 42.
    Lady Lincoln and the Leak06/28/2017
    29:57
  35. 43.
    A Powerful Pardon06/14/2017
    36:41
  36. 44.
    Oliver North Master Crafter of the Political Lie06/01/2017
    52:46
  37. 45.
    Recording from the Oval05/17/2017
    42:25
  38. 46.
    A Recipe for a Presidential Speech04/19/2017
    39:43
  39. 47.
    The Fire of Agnew04/05/2017
    49:38
  40. 48.
    The Bricker Amendment and Stories of Migratory Birds03/22/2017
    43:26
  41. 49.
    The 104-Year-Old Mistake 03/08/2017
    36:20
  42. 50.
    Steely Executive Orders from Presidents Truman and Trump 02/22/2017
    50:02
  43. 51.
    When a Supreme Court Justice Leaves a Seat Earlier than Expected, June 13, 1968, 02/07/2017
    55:40
  44. 52.
    The Entanglements of the Mega Rich: Vice President Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller01/25/2017
    28:55
  45. 53.
    The Inauguration of the People's President01/11/2017
    50:19
  46. 54.
    Harry S. Truman's Battles with the Bosses12/14/2016
    44:32
  47. 55.
    Whistlestop: The Presidential Greatness Edition11/30/2016
    14:12
  48. 56.
    October Surprise, the 1964 Edition11/02/2016
    47:48
  49. 57.
    Debategate10/19/2016
    43:36
  50. 58.
    The Candor of Betty Ford10/05/2016
    37:01
  51. 59.
    The Birth of Barack 09/21/2016
    1:02:45
  52. 60.
    Goldwater v. Fact Magazine09/07/2016
    45:38
  53. 61.
    Whistlestop: Live Book Tour Mashup08/24/2016
    55:52
  54. 62.
    Andrew Jackson: The Dangerous Candidate08/17/2016
    45:54
  55. 63.
    Keep Your Attack Dog Fed07/27/2016
    55:01
  56. 64.
    We Want Willkie07/13/2016
    51:48
  57. 65.
    Stand Up for America04/12/2016
    44:15
  58. 66.
    Goldwater’s Contested Convention03/23/2016
    31:04
  59. 67.
    The Reagan-Ford Vice-Presidential Dance02/24/2016
    37:25
  60. 68.
    The Straight Talk Express02/09/2016
    40:42
  61. 69.
    The Dean Scream01/27/2016
    41:36
  62. 70.
    Hurrah and Hokum12/16/2015
    34:24
  63. 71.
    Fighting the Wimp Factor12/02/2015
    40:07
  64. 72.
    JFK in West Virginia11/11/2015
    32:15
  65. 73.
    Waiting for Mario10/28/2015
    44:55
  66. 74.
    Feeling Your Pain10/14/2015
    43:52
  67. 75.
    The Biggest Debate Gaffe Ever09/30/2015
    38:27
  68. 76.
    Donald Trump vs. Ross Perot09/16/2015
    29:56
  69. 77.
    Ted Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, and the Battle of the Robot Rule09/02/2015
    48:21
  70. 78.
    The Worst Answer to "Why Do You Want to Be President?" in Campaign History07/22/2015
    28:36
  71. 79.
    Bill Clinton, There for You Till the Last Dog Dies07/08/2015
    28:08
  72. 80.
    Truman Defeats Dewey, an Upset for the Ages06/25/2015
    32:08
  73. 81.
    One of the Great Train Wrecks of All Time06/10/2015
    30:28
  74. 82.
    Ford, Reagan, and the 1976 RNC05/27/2015
    29:52
  75. 83.
    Ford, Reagan, and the Halloween Massacre05/13/2015
    27:59
  76. 84.
    The Mulligan Letters04/29/2015
    29:48
  77. 85.
    Ma, Ma, Where's My Pa?04/22/2015
    29:05
  78. 86.
    Eisenhower, Taft, and the Wizard of Ooze04/08/2015
    24:48
  79. 87.
    Eisenhower, Taft, and the Texas Steal04/01/2015
    21:19
  80. 88.
    Vote for Muskie or He'll Cry03/18/2015
    26:37
  81. 89.
    The Art of Political Umbrage-Taking03/11/2015
    22:23
  82. 90.
    George Romney's "Ghetto Tour"03/04/2015
    12:53
  83. 91.
    Reagan's Nashua Moment02/23/2015
    12:41
  84. 92.
    Slate's Whistlestop: Coming Feb. 2302/21/2015
    1:10

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