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In this bite-sized podcast for fans of presidential campaign history, John Dickerson of Slate’s Political Gabfest revisits a moment from the American quadrennial carnival. Hear about the grand speeches, emergency strategies, baby kissing, and backstabbing that make presidential election cycles so fascinating. Part of the Panoply Network.
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Nov 11, 2015

In this episode of Slate's podcast about campaign history, John Dickerson tells the story of JFK’s masterful counterattack in his 1960 primary campaign, in which he turned criticism of his faith into one of his greatest strengths.

This week's show is sponsored by The Great Courses, featuring the lecture series The Modern Political Tradition: Hobbes to Habermas. Order from eight of their best-selling courses at up to 80% of the original price by visiting thegreatcourses.com/whistlestop.

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Oct 28, 2015

In this episode of Slate's podcast about campaign history, John Dickerson remembers Mario Cuomo’s excruciatingly long and drawn-out process of public indecision about whether to enter the presidential race in 1992.

This week's show is sponsored by The Great Courses, featuring the lecture series The Modern Political Tradition: Hobbes to Habermas. Order from eight of their best-selling courses at up to 80% of the original price by visiting thegreatcourses.com/whistlestop.

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Oct 14, 2015

In this episode of Slate's podcast about campaign history, John Dickerson remembers the 1992 presidential debate, in which candidate Bill Clinton convinced Americans that he really cared… about them.

This week's show is sponsored by The Great Courses and its collection of lecture series geared toward business professionals, including Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory, How Conversation Works, Art of Public Speaking, and Influence: Mastering Life's Most Powerful Skill. Order any of these courses for just $9.95 by visiting thegreatcourses.com/whistlestop.

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Sep 30, 2015

In this episode of Slate's podcast about campaign history, political correspondent John Dickerson explains why 1976 ushered in the kind of presidential debates we see today.

This week's show is sponsored by The Great Courses and its collection of lecture series geared toward business professionals, including Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory, How Conversation Works, Art of Public Speaking, and Influence: Mastering Life's Most Powerful Skill. Order any of these courses for just $9.95 by visiting thegreatcourses.com/whistlestop.

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Sep 16, 2015

In this episode of Slate's podcast about campaign history, political correspondent John Dickerson compares the presidential ambitions of two ego-driven billionaires.

This week's show is sponsored by The Great Courses and its collection of lecture series geared toward business professionals, including Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory, How Conversation Works, Art of Public Speaking, and Influence: Mastering Life's Most Powerful Skill. Order any of these courses for just $9.95 by visiting thegreatcourses.com/whistlestop.

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Sep 2, 2015

In this episode of Slate's podcast about presidential campaign history, chief political correspondent John Dickerson concludes the tale of the 1980 Democratic primary fight between challenger Ted Kennedy and incumbent President Jimmy Carter.

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Jul 8, 2015

In this episode of Slate's podcast about presidential campaign history, chief political correspondent John Dickerson revisits Bill Clinton's rise and fall and rise during the 1992 Democratic primary.

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Jun 25, 2015

In this episode of Slate's podcast about presidential campaign history, chief political correspondent John Dickerson explains how Harry Truman pulled off an improbable victory over Thomas Dewey in the election of 1948.

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Jun 10, 2015

In this episode of Slate's podcast about presidential campaign history, chief political correspondent John Dickerson examines George McGovern's hasty selection of a vice-presidential running mate during the 1972 campaign.

Dickerson describes how McGovern tapped Missouri Sen. Tom Eagleton for the ticket with minimal vetting. Then, after Eagleton was compelled to reveal his history of hospitalizations and electroconvulsive therapy. 

McGovern vowed to back his running mate "one thousand percent," but Eagleton withdrew after just 18 days. Described by McGovern strategist Bob Shrum as "one of the great train wrecks of all time," the so-called Eagleton Affair left its mark on liberal politics for generations to come. 

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May 27, 2015

In this episode of Slate's bite-sized podcast about presidential campaign history, chief political correspondent John Dickerson offers up Part Two in his look at Ronald Reagan's rise to power in the conservative movement. 

As detailed in our first installment, Reagan boldly challenged President Gerald Ford for the 1976 Republican nomination. 

Today, Dickerson describes the political maneuvering that took place at the Republican National Convention that summer. Ford secured the party's nomination, but Reagan ultimately won the hearts of Republicans for decades to come.

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Apr 22, 2015

In this episode of Slate's bite-sized podcast about presidential campaign history, chief political correspondent John Dickerson tells the salacious tale of the love child that nearly cost Grover Cleveland the 1884 election.

 

 

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This week's show is sponsored by The Great Courses and its series "The Great Presidents." Order it at 80% off the original price by visiting thegreatcourses.com/whistlestop.

 

 

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Apr 8, 2015

In this episode of Slate's bite-sized podcast about presidential campaign history, chief political correspondent John Dickerson recounts part two of the acrimonious fight between Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio and Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower for the 1952 Republican presidential nomination.

 

 

Email: podcasts@slate.com

 

 

This week's show is sponsored by The Great Courses and its series "The Great Presidents." Order it at 80% off the original price by visiting thegreatcourses.com/whistlestop.

 

 

Love Slate podcasts? Listen longer with Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, ad-free versions, exclusive podcasts, and more. Start your 2-week free trial at slate.com/podcastsplus.

 

Apr 1, 2015

 

In this episode of Slate'sbite-sized podcast about presidential campaign history, chief political correspondent John Dickerson remembers the acrimonious fight between Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio and Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower for the 1952 Republican presidential nomination.

 

 

Email: podcasts@slate.com

 

 

This week's show is sponsored by The Great Courses and its series "Turning Points in American History." Order it at 80% off the original price by visiting thegreatcourses.com/whistlestop.

 

 

Love Slate podcasts? Listen longer with Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, ad-free versions, exclusive podcasts, and more. Start your 2-week free trial at slate.com/podcastplus.

 

Mar 18, 2015

In this episode of Slate'sbite-sized podcast about presidential campaign history, chief political correspondent John Dickerson remembers the tears that washed away the presidential ambitions of Edmund Muskie, Democratic senator from Maine, in 1972.

 

 

This week's show is sponsored by The Great Courses and its series "Turning Points in American History." Order it at 80% off the original price by visiting thegreatcourses.com/whistlestop.

 

 

Love Slate podcasts? Listen longer with Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, ad-free versions, exclusive podcasts, and more. Start your 2-week free trial at slate.com/podcastplus.

 

Mar 11, 2015

In this episode of Slate's bite-sized podcast about presidential campaign history, chief political correspondent John Dickerson recounts the election of 1840, during which a candidate took to the trail for the very first time. Recommended for fans of Slate's Political Gabfest and American political history.

 

 

This week's show is sponsored by The Great Courses and its series "Turning Points in American History." Order it at 80% off the original price by visiting thegreatcourses.com/whistlestop.

 

 

Love Slate podcasts? Listen longer with Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, ad-free versions, exclusive podcasts, and more. Start your 2-week free trial at slate.com/podcastplus.

 

Mar 4, 2015

In this episode of Slate's bite-sized podcast about presidential campaign history, chief political correspondent John Dickerson recalls Michigan Gov. George Romney's 1967 listening tour of America's most disadvantaged neighborhoods. Recommended for fans of Slate's Political Gabfest and American political history.

 

 

This week's show is sponsored by The Great Courses and its series "Turning Points in American History." Order it at 80% off the original price by visiting thegreatcourses.com/whistlestop.

 

 

Love Slate podcasts? Listen longer with Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, ad-free versions, exclusive podcasts, and more. Start your 2-week free trial at slate.com/podcastplus.

 

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