9 episodes

History might be written by the winners, but presidential politics 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.
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.
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.

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History might be written by the winners, but presidential politics 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.
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.
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.

    Ross Perot: The Chaos Candidate

    Ross Perot: The Chaos Candidate

    No one has seen a presidential candidate quite like Ross Perot. A natural showman, the Texas billionaire captivated America with his pie charts and homespun humor. His toughest opponent in 1992 might have been himself.

    • 46 min
    Pat Robertson: "God's Chosen Candidate"

    Pat Robertson: "God's Chosen Candidate"

    Pat Robertson moved evangelical Christian voters from their church pews and into the political arena.

    • 45 min
    Pat Buchanan: Before There Was Trump...

    Pat Buchanan: Before There Was Trump...

    Before Rush Limbaugh and Fox News dominated conservative media; long before Trump called for his wall, there was Pat Buchanan.

    • 46 min
    Victoria Woodhull: The First Woman

    Victoria Woodhull: The First Woman

    In 1872, Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to run for president. She ended up in prison. She might be the longest long shot of them all - and the most forward-thinking.

    • 35 min
    Herman Cain: The Godfather

    Herman Cain: The Godfather

    In 2012, the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO ran for president and struck a nerve in a party that was craving a candidate who would 'tell it like it is'. He lost, but someone else was watching by the name of Trump.

    • 36 min
    Eugene V. Debs: The American Socialist

    Eugene V. Debs: The American Socialist

    Eugene V. Debs won almost a million votes for president while sitting inside a federal prison. This is the story of the original democratic socialist.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 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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