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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.

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    • 4.8, 1.2K 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
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

podcast 1355322 ,

Whistlestop Review

Fantastic podcast that takes the listener to historical moments most people never knew about (LBJ Hagar pants phone call is awesome!) I also enjoy Jon’s speaking style and vocabulary...he really keeps me engaged. One small suggestion: recently there has been a trend of three and four part episodes. While still fascinating, I prefer the stand alone episodes. However, it’s still my favorite podcast.

Jbev4 ,

Great mix of historical perspectives and current day events

I really enjoy the historical perspective’s and the potential similarities and differences to history in the making today. The podcasts are delivered with that clear bent on understanding history. Are you find them to be balanced and very interesting for people that may be wondering about events of the past and whether we’re living through similar or dissimilar times.

Daveworld 1102 ,

Fantastic show

I listed to two or three episodes a day and never fail to learn something and find myself putting into perspective things that happened 100 years ago plus and applying them to elections in my lifetime. History is a delight of mine, and this show is like the most delicious candy imaginable, and it is healthy!!

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