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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.

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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.

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4.8 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Annbury ,

Thank You, John Dickerson

Lots of stuff about American presidents I never knew, presented with humor and erudition.

Fluff Girl ,

Excellent, informative and entertaining

This Podcast is wonderful. John Dickerson delivers brisk, fun, detailed and insider-like accounts from Presidential history. Every one I listen to, I learn something worth knowing about our government and how it came to be. Thanks Whistlestop Team!

Presidential History ,

Fascinating Look Back: The Summer of '87

This four podcasts are both fascinating and informative. Undertanding the concerns and experiences of the delegates contributes enormously to my understanding of the difficulties from creating the unique document that is our constiution and puts today in perspective. I urge everyone interested in this aspect of American history to listen to these podcasts. john Dickerson has done a wonderful job of teaching, explaining and educating in a most enjoyaable formqt.

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