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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. Learn more at www.strangleholdpodcast.org

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    • 4.5 • 323 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. Learn more at www.strangleholdpodcast.org

    "Make Room"

    "Make Room"

    New Hampshire’s “stranglehold” on the way we pick presidents could be losing its grip. The Democratic Party changed its presidential nominating calendar to give voters of color more sway. But New Hampshire isn’t backing down, setting up a major test of the stranglehold and its power.

    • 38 min
    Via Live Stream

    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
    All Out

    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
    What's It Worth?

    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
    WTF Iowa???

    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
    The Newsroom

    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

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
323 Ratings

323 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.

bhunhybb ,

Stranglehold.

Complete drivel. The media personalities love to hear themselves in their echo chamber. 2020 NH primary. Talk about the person who won the Primary. It’s just too hard to step out of your echo chamber. This is nothing but NPR and Dem Corp. porno.

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.

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