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John Dickerson of Slate’s Political Gabfest revisits a moment from the American carnival of politics. Hear about the grand speeches, emergency strategies, baby kissing, and backstabbing that make each presidential cycle so fascinating.

Whistlestop: Presidential History and Trivia Slate Magazine

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    • 4.8, 1.3K Ratings

John Dickerson of Slate’s Political Gabfest revisits a moment from the American carnival of politics. Hear about the grand speeches, emergency strategies, baby kissing, and backstabbing that make each presidential cycle so fascinating.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Solesister13 ,

It’s like the best history lecture you never had

John Dickerson does a phenomenal job explaining presidential history and spends a lot of time analyzing without leaning one way or another. Just the history and what it means for us today and how we see modern politics mirroring the past. It’s fun to listen to and he covers things I didn’t learn in American History class.

Bort B. III ,

Fun politics/history podcast

Fun politics/history podcast

JS1076 ,

Interesting, but ...

Interesting podcast, but earlier incarnation was better. A few too many mistakes. Fairly obvious this is recorded on a rush without much editing

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