History might be written by the winners, but in presidential politics the story is often shaped by the Long Shots. Journalist Conor Powell profiles eight presidential candidates who lost the race for the White House but dramatically changed America’s political landscape - right up to today.
Long Shots is the story of America’s presidential battles – the contentious contest for the most powerful office in the world - and how knowing where we've been can help us choose a better tomorrow.
With the help of top journalist and campaign heavyweights - NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Molly Jong-Fast, Larry King, Carl Cameron, Bay Buchanan, and James Zogby - you will learn how these political outsiders reshaped American political culture, like the affable but divisive Pat Buchanan, who laid the foundation for much of today’s divisive conservative discourse, and Jesse Jackson, who literally changed the face of the Democratic Party.
Ross Perot: The Chaos Candidate
The Texas billionaire captivated America with pie charts and homespun humor. Perot's toughest opponent? Perot.
Pat Robertson: Rise of the Christian Right
He helped turn evangelical Christians into a reliable Republicans and created the precursor to Fox News.
Pat Buchanan: Before There Was Trump
Before Fox News dominated conservative media, before Trump called for his wall, there was Pat.
Victoria Woodhull: "Mrs. Satan"
The first woman to run for president ended up in prison.
Herman Cain: The Godfather
The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO runs for president and finds a craving for candidates who 'tell it like it is' -- a lesson passed on to another CEO named Trump.
Eugene V. Debs: The American Socialist
Debs won nearly a million votes running for president from federal prison.
American history at its best
This is a fantastic podcast. It’s full of aspects of our history that have been overlooked, even though they were instrumental in creating the country we know today. Thank you to the host and producers who put this together to broaden our perspective and deepen our understanding of America.
Lot to learn and understand through these podcasts. Really smart views.
Every episode is interesting and makes me want to keep hearing more.