8 episodes

Who reminds you of Donald Trump more? John F. Kennedy or Richard Nixon?
Keep that thought to yourself for a second as I remind you that JFK and Nixon ran against each other in 1960. A member of a popular two-term administration ran against a phenom running without permission. The race saw a revolutionary use of new media. The side that lost tells anyone who will listen that nefarious outside help tipped the election.
This is the story of 1960 and if we'd known more about it we'd have been less surprised when the events replayed themselves in 2016.
John F. Kennedy only won one race for the White House and his slogan for that race was "Get American Moving Again"
News dies and becomes history, but tonight? We Raise the Dead.

Raise The Dead Justin Robert Young

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Who reminds you of Donald Trump more? John F. Kennedy or Richard Nixon?
Keep that thought to yourself for a second as I remind you that JFK and Nixon ran against each other in 1960. A member of a popular two-term administration ran against a phenom running without permission. The race saw a revolutionary use of new media. The side that lost tells anyone who will listen that nefarious outside help tipped the election.
This is the story of 1960 and if we'd known more about it we'd have been less surprised when the events replayed themselves in 2016.
John F. Kennedy only won one race for the White House and his slogan for that race was "Get American Moving Again"
News dies and becomes history, but tonight? We Raise the Dead.

    Mailbag

    Mailbag

    All of your lingering questions are answered. Was the series intentionally biased toward Nixon? What connections between Dick and Hillary didn’t make the cut? How did the narrative come together?

    Plus… we reveal the theme of the next season!

    • 31 min
    Episode 6 - It Was Invisible As Always

    Episode 6 - It Was Invisible As Always

    Election day arrives in 1960 and 2016.

    In 1960, Richard Nixon is about to begin his journey as humiliated laughing stock to redemption. In 2016, Hillary Clinton hopes she’s at the end of her own eight year odyssey. In 1960, John F. Kennedy waits with his loyal team of family and friends. In 2016, Donald Trump waits with mercenaries who pass out their cards to the press so they can secure work after their current boss falls short.

    At the end, both losing sides cry foul. So what is the truth about the election conspiracy of 1960? Did JFK really use illegal means to get elected? We explore in the season finale of Raise The Dead.

    • 50 min
    Episode 5 - Campaigns Aren’t Won

    Episode 5 - Campaigns Aren’t Won

    The grueling road to the White House leaves tolls emotional, mental and physical on Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy.

    The misunderstood 1960 televised debates, the role of LBJ in settling the South, Nixon’s meltdown, the Kennedy media brilliance and cold-hearted handling of a pair of famous race issues.

    Election Day is nigh. Who will survive to see it?

    • 1 hr
    Episode 4 - Knife Fight In Tuxedos

    Episode 4 - Knife Fight In Tuxedos

    It’s the 1960 Democratic Convention in Los Angeles. Can the Kennedys pull of the impossible and upset the entire party power structure? What about two-time nominee Adlai Stevenson who just arrived flanked by Kennedy foes Eleanor Roosevelt and Hubert Humphrey? What about the Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Baines Johnson who is certainly the only Democrat the Civil Rights-phobic South would be happy with?

    What does the first convention of the primary era tell us about egos, attacks and the decisions that change a candidate’s life forever?

    A Game of Thrones-level intrigue abounds on this episode of Raise the Dead.

    • 45 min
    Episode 3 - Pray Change Doesn’t Come Too Soon

    Episode 3 - Pray Change Doesn’t Come Too Soon

    Richard Nixon is about to make the Republicans the party of civil rights and it could cost him his career.

    The origin story of the most notorious American politician in modern history eventually sees him facing an insurrection in his own party on the eve of his coronation as their nominee. But before that a poor kid from Southern California has to battle his way to the top of the political food chain.

    Commie bashing, the most watched television broadcast in history and the moment the GOP changed forever on this episode of Raise The Dead.

    • 46 min
    Episode 2 - You Have To Win First

    Episode 2 - You Have To Win First

    The Kennedys have a plan, but you have to win first.

    They will run in the primaries, thought to be a death trap for serious candidates who normally wait for the convention. They face Hubert Humphrey a progressive slatwart and known quantity in the first contest: Wisconsin.

    What’s more? There is a member of Democratic Party royalty who distrusts the family and would love nothing more than to crush the dreams of JFK. Her name is Eleanor Roosevelt and she uses her position to do just that.

    Bare knuckle politics, corrupt local machines, mob ties and the birth of the modern primary tradition on this episode of Raise The Dead!

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

Not another Joel... ,

So much awesome information

Even without the intriguing comparison between the 1960 and 2016 election, the sheer amount of background and interesting information about both elections is great. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

con.io ,

Super Interesting

Even if you are not in the USA, this is a great podcast to understand what happened in their last election and to be honest, gives a bit of an insight to politics in general.

Are Australian politicians using the same tactics ? you have to listen to this to get this in your brain.

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