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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.

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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

    Ross Perot: The Chaos Candidate

    The Texas billionaire captivated America with pie charts and homespun humor. Perot's toughest opponent? Perot.

    • 46 min
    Pat Robertson: Rise of the Christian Right

    Pat Robertson: Rise of the Christian Right

    He helped turn evangelical Christians into a reliable Republicans and created the precursor to Fox News.

    • 45 min
    Pat Buchanan: Before There Was Trump

    Pat Buchanan: Before There Was Trump

    Before Fox News dominated conservative media, before Trump called for his wall, there was Pat.

    • 46 min
    Victoria Woodhull: "Mrs. Satan"

    Victoria Woodhull: "Mrs. Satan"

    The first woman to run for president ended up in prison.

    • 35 min
    Herman Cain: The Godfather

    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.

    • 35 min
    Eugene V. Debs: The American Socialist

    Eugene V. Debs: The American Socialist

    Debs won nearly a million votes running for president from federal prison.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
111 Ratings

111 Ratings

obbymaster_YB ,

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.

DLevine6 ,

Informative

Lot to learn and understand through these podcasts. Really smart views.

Leota94 ,

Great podcast

Every episode is interesting and makes me want to keep hearing more.

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