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Fail to the Chief is the podcast where comic "historian" Thom Woodley talks about the men who became President... almost. Romp through the losers of presidential history, laugh and marvel at how different life might have been, had America made different choices.
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Fail to the Chief is the podcast where comic "historian" Thom Woodley talks about the men who became President... almost. Romp through the losers of presidential history, laugh and marvel at how different life might have been, had America made different choices.
FailToTheChief.wordpress.com

    1968. George Wallace, Segregator-in-Chief

    1968. George Wallace, Segregator-in-Chief

    Rerelease of a 2015 Episode. Just in time for MLK Day, it's our episode on George Wallace, the 3rd party candidate in the 1968 election. Why wasn't he elected president? And how would he have been in office?

    • 30 Min.
    BONUS! The 5th Era of American Politics Review

    BONUS! The 5th Era of American Politics Review

    In this episode, we explore ALL of the losers of the 5th Period in American Politics (1932-1968), Alf Landon, Wendell Willkie, Thomas Dewey, Adlai Stevenson, Strom Thurmond, Henry Wallace and Barry Goldwater. Where do they rank among the losers of American history? 

    We also talk about some notable other losers of the era: Henry Breckinridge, Cactus Jack Garner, Estes Kefauver, Averell Harriman, Bob Taft, Douglas MacArthur, Nelson Rockefeller and the classic perennial candidate, Harold Stassen. 

    • 33 Min.
    1964. In your heart, you know Barry Goldwater's right.

    1964. In your heart, you know Barry Goldwater's right.

    Amateur historian host Thom Woodley re-releases his 2016 episode on Barry Goldwater, the very conservative-libertarian Republican losing candidate of the 1964 Lyndon Johnson presidential election. 

    • 40 Min.
    NEW: 1952/1956. Adlai Stevenson, the Thinking Man's President.

    NEW: 1952/1956. Adlai Stevenson, the Thinking Man's President.

    This is a repost as there was an error the first time I posted!

    Comic historian Thom Woodley digs into the record of Adlai Stevenson II, Governor of Illinois and two-time nominee of the Democratic party, who lost big to Dwight Eisenhower. 

    • 47 Min.
    1948. Henry Wallace, the Secret Soviet Spy candidate?

    1948. Henry Wallace, the Secret Soviet Spy candidate?

    Join comic historian Thom Woodley as we talk about Henry Wallace, former Vice President and the 1948 candidate of the Progressive Party... and also maybe, just maybe, a secret Soviet asset. 

    • 35 Min.
    1848. Lewis Cass, our first Ugly-American President

    1848. Lewis Cass, our first Ugly-American President

    Comic historian Thom Woodley (@thomwoodley) takes you on a tour through the rogues gallery of presidential candidates who didn't quite make it. This episode, Lewis Cass (Democrat, 1848), who lost to Zachary Taylor.

    • 32 Min.

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