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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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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

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!!

hopeful older lady ,

Informative but also fun

I do like the way John Dickerson sounds like he is enjoying himself and I like the very humanistic side with a sense of humor!

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