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Whistlestop: Presidential History and Trivia

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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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26:41 | Feb 14th, 2019

This episode of Whistlestop travels to the spring of 1787 when fifty-five men of property and elite status argued in Philadelphia at the Constitutional Convention for what President John Adams called ...Show More

47:32 | Dec 12th, 2018

This episode of Whistlestop travels back to November 9, 1989, when East and West Berliners took sledgehammers to the Berlin Wall and President H.W. George Bush refrained from making grandiose statemen...Show More
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Makes me want to cry over what we’ve lost these last few years

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40:05 | Jul 25th, 2018

This episode of Whistlestop travels back to June 1961, in the aftermath of President John F. Kennedy’s meeting Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaph...Show More

40:43 | Jul 11th, 2018

This episode of Whistlestop travels back to June 1961 when President John F. Kennedy sits down with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna.Whistlestop is Slate's podcast about presidential history...Show More

33:09 | Jun 27th, 2018

This episode of Whistlestop travels back to June 3, 1961 as President John F. Kennedy prepared to hobble on stage for his first high-stakes summit with a soviet leader.Whistlestop is Slate's podcast a...Show More
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Great lead-in to Ken burns vietnam

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