19 episodes

How one small state got its hands around picking our presidents - and why it won't let go. An investigation into the power and people behind the New Hampshire Primary, and a political story unlike any you've heard before. From New Hampshire Public Radio.

Learn more at www.strangleholdpodcast.org

Stranglehold New Hampshire Public Radio

    • Politics
    • 4.5, 299 Ratings

How one small state got its hands around picking our presidents - and why it won't let go. An investigation into the power and people behind the New Hampshire Primary, and a political story unlike any you've heard before. From New Hampshire Public Radio.

Learn more at www.strangleholdpodcast.org

    EP 17: Via Live Stream

    EP 17: Via Live Stream

    While most of the candidates are either celebrating or conceding in New Hampshire, one former front runner is conspicuously absent from a party in his honor.

    In this special episode, produced in the midnight hours after the 2020 N.H. primary, we take you to a campaign headquarters that’s missing its candidate, and speculate what the election results may mean for the future of the New Hampshire primary.

    • 10 min
    EP 16: All Out

    EP 16: All Out

    The N.H. presidential primary is here and the stranglehold is on full display. We take you behind the scenes of one of the craziest weeks in American politics.

    Want to make sure NHPR continues creating projects like Stranglehold? Donate $20 today right here: www.strangleholdpodcast.org

    Stranglehold is the story of how one small state got its hands around the way we pick presidents - and won’t let go. It’s a political story unlike any you've heard before.

    Stranglehold is a production of New Hampshire Public Radio.

    • 37 min
    EP 15: What's It Worth?

    EP 15: What's It Worth?

    There is nothing New Hampshire is more famous for than the presidential primary. And that fame has a value of its own. A value greater than dollars spent or earned. In this episode, we try to answer the question: How does that value help to explain this state’s stranglehold on the presidential nominating process?

    Want to make sure NHPR continues creating projects like Stranglehold? Donate $20 today right here: www.strangleholdpodcast.org

    Stranglehold is the story of how one small state got its hands around the way we pick presidents - and won’t let go. It’s a political story unlike any you've heard before.

    Stranglehold is a production of New Hampshire Public Radio.

    • 22 min
    EP 14: WTF Iowa???

    EP 14: WTF Iowa???

    After caucus chaos, many in New Hampshire are wondering: If Iowa gets punished for this mess, will New Hampshire take a hit too?

    Want to make sure NHPR continues creating projects like Stranglehold? Donate $20 today right here: www.strangleholdpodcast.org

    Stranglehold is the story of how one small state got its hands around the way we pick presidents - and won’t let go. It’s a political story unlike any you've heard before. Learn more at www.strangleholdpodcast.org

    Stranglehold is a production of New Hampshire Public Radio.

    • 11 min
    EP 13: The Newsroom

    EP 13: The Newsroom

    As we hold up the mirror to ourselves and our colleagues, we see just how much the local media has helped maintain the so-called Stranglehold.

    Want to make sure that NHPR continues creating projects like Stranglehold? Click here to donate:

    www.strangleholdpodcast.org

    Stranglehold is the story of how one small state got its hands around the way we pick presidents - and won’t let go. It’s a political story unlike any you've heard before. Learn more at www.strangleholdpodcast.org

    Special thanks to Felice Belman, Ralph Jimenez, Sarah Koenig, Alec MacGillis, and Scott Spradling.

    Stranglehold is a production of New Hampshire Public Radio.

    • 24 min
    EP 12: The Outsiders

    EP 12: The Outsiders

    Sometimes, it takes a bunch of outsiders to rattle the cage of a bunch of insiders.

    Stranglehold is the story of how one small state got its hands around the way we pick presidents - and won’t let go. It’s a political story unlike any you've heard before. Learn more at www.strangleholdpodcast.org

    Want to make sure NHPR continues creating projects like Stranglehold? Donate $20 today right here: www.strangleholdpodcast.org

    Stranglehold is a production of New Hampshire Public Radio.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
299 Ratings

299 Ratings

ualagirl ,

Pulls back the curtain.

My DH is a native Nher, and has always been very proud of the First in the Nation status. He was fascinated by the podcast, and recommended it to his siblings. Well researched and reported.

BriannaL1026 ,

Important

I’m a recent NH resident and I’ve felt a responsibility to educate myself not just on the candidates, but on the process that makes voting here so big. This podcast has helped answer questions and has caused me to question a lot.

New Hampshire Listener ,

Good podcast

I’ve enjoyed this podcast for the most part. The episode featuring the students from VCU was awful, Particularly the closing comments from the naive student claiming to have felt dirty because organizations offered him internships because he was up here in NH. The kid needs to wake up. There are plenty of opportunities in other states, if you seek them out.

On Twitter, I follow some of the NHPR reporters and they can’t stop congratulating themselves for the success of this podcast. Yes, it’s excellent but get over yourselves. It’s not like you are in a war zone covering a story!!! Finally, congratulations, you have contributed to the demise of the NH FITN primary.

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