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Whistlestop: Presidential History and Trivia

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Rank #80 in History category

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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.

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1272 Ratings
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1156
66
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18
14

Fun politics/history podcast

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Fun politics/history podcast

Missed attribution

By Bankinglaw1 - May 23 2019
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Latest episode says that marketplace is an npr program. It's an APM program

iTunes Ratings

1272 Ratings
Average Ratings
1156
66
18
18
14

Fun politics/history podcast

By Bort B. III - Aug 15 2019
Read more
Fun politics/history podcast

Missed attribution

By Bankinglaw1 - May 23 2019
Read more
Latest episode says that marketplace is an npr program. It's an APM program
Cover image of Whistlestop: Presidential History and Trivia

Whistlestop: Presidential History and Trivia

Updated 4 days ago

Rank #80 in History category

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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.

Rank #1: Slow Burn: A Podcast About Watergate

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Whistlestop presents a preview of Slow Burn, an eight-episode miniseries about Watergate. 
People called her crazy, and to be fair she must have seemed crazy. But she was onto something. How Martha Mitchell, the celebrity wife of one of Nixon’s closest henchmen, tried to blow the whistle on Watergate—and ended up ruining her life.
Find out more at slate.com/slowburn

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Dec 27 2017
24 mins
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Rank #2: The Making of the American Presidency (Part 1)

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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  "the greatest single effort of national deliberation that the world has ever seen,” and soon the American Presidency was born.

Whistlestop is Slate's podcast about presidential history. Hosted by Political Gabfest host John Dickerson, each installment will revisit memorable moments from America's presidential carnival.

Love Slate podcasts? Listen longer with Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, ad-free versions, exclusive podcasts and more. Start your two-week free trial at slate.com/podcastplus.
Email: whistlestop@slate.com
Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research by Brian Rosenwald and Elizabeth Hinson. 
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Feb 14 2019
26 mins
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Rank #3: Roosevelt v. The Gorgon

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This episode of Whistlestop travels back to Feb 22, 1902, as Theodore Roosevelt prepares to receive the unhappy company of angry executives hoping to strong-arm the White House into ignoring their monopolies.

Show Notes: The elitist men’s club, the Corsair Club, was reviewed by The New York TImes in 1913. 

Whistlestop is Slate's podcast about presidential history. Hosted by Political Gabfest host John Dickerson, each installment will revisit memorable moments from America's presidential carnival.

Love Slate podcasts? Listen longer with Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, ad-free versions, exclusive podcasts and more. Start your two-week free trial at slate.com/podcastplus.
Email: whistlestop@slate.com


Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research by Brian Rosenwald.
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May 02 2018
37 mins
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Rank #4: The Making of the American Presidency (Part 2)

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This episode of Whistlestop travels to June 1st, 1787 when America’s founders faced a challenge: the nation couldn’t depend on the good will of the states to keep itself unified but there wasn’t a mandate for new rules to be made either.

Whistlestop is Slate's podcast about presidential history. Hosted by Political Gabfest host John Dickerson, each installment will revisit memorable moments from America's presidential carnival.

Love Slate podcasts?
Listen longer with Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, ad-free versions, exclusive podcasts and more. Start your two-week free trial at slate.com/podcastplus.

Email: whistlestop@slate.com. 

Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research by Brian Rosenwald and Elizabeth Hinson. 
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Feb 27 2019
36 mins
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Rank #5: Recording from the Oval

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This episode of Whistlestop travels back to February 1971 when President Nixon asks his Chief of Staff if they can record conversations in the Oval Office for posterity.

Whistlestop is Slate's podcast about presidential history. Hosted by political correspondent and Political Gabfest panelist John Dickerson, each installment will revisit memorable (or even forgotten) moments from America's Presidential carnival.

Podcast production and edit by Jocelyn Frank.Research by Brian Rosenwald.

Love Slate podcasts? Listen longer with Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, ad-free versions, exclusive podcasts and more. Start your two-week free trial at slate.com/podcastplus.

Email: whistlestop@slate.com

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May 17 2017
45 mins
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Rank #6: Loyalty Tests and The Bridge of Death

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This episode of Whistlestop revisits July 1979 when President Carter prepared to cut a number of his cabinet members free and start afresh. 

Whistlestop is Slate's podcast about presidential history. Hosted by political correspondent and Political Gabfest panelist John Dickerson, each installment will revisit memorable (or even forgotten) moments from America's Presidential carnival.

Podcast production and edit by Jocelyn Frank. Research by Brian Rosenwald.

Love Slate podcasts? Listen longer with Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, ad-free versions, exclusive podcasts and more. Start your two-week free trial at slate.com/podcastplus.

Email: whistlestop@slate.com

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Jul 26 2017
46 mins
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Rank #7: A Powerful Pardon

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This episode of Whistlestop revisits Sunday September 8, 1974 when President Ford announced his pardon of Richard Nixon.

Whistlestop is Slate's podcast about presidential history. Hosted by political correspondent and Political Gabfest panelist John Dickerson, each installment will revisit memorable (or even forgotten) moments from America's Presidential carnival.

Podcast production and edit by Jocelyn Frank.Research by Brian Rosenwald.

Love Slate podcasts? Listen longer with Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, ad-free versions, exclusive podcasts and more. Start your two-week free trial at slate.com/podcastplus.

Email: whistlestop@slate.com

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Jun 14 2017
39 mins
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Rank #8: The Fire of Agnew

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This episode of Whistlestop revisits October 15, 1969 and the divisive words of then Vice President Spiro Agnew.

Whistlestop is Slate's podcast about presidential history. Hosted by political correspondent and Political Gabfest panelist John Dickerson, each installment will revisit memorable (or even forgotten) moments from America's Presidential carnival.

Podcast production and edit by Jocelyn Frank.Research by Brian Rosenwald.

Love Slate podcasts? Listen longer with Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, ad-free versions, exclusive podcasts and more. Start your two-week free trial at slate.com/podcastplus.

Email: whistlestop@slate.com
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Apr 05 2017
52 mins
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Rank #9: Stand Up for America

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In 1968, Alabama governor George Wallace appealed to segregationists and blue collar workers during his presidential bid as a third-party candidate. Love Slate podcasts? Listen longer with Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, ad-free versions, exclusive podcasts, and more. Start your 2-week free trial at slate.com/podcastsplus. Email: whistlestop@slate.com

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Apr 12 2016
46 mins
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Rank #10: Nixon Goes to China (Part 1)

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This episode of Whistlestop travels back to February 21, 1972 when President Nixon, a staunch anti-communist, begins the thawing of relations with China with a personal visit to the country.
Whistlestop is Slate's podcast about presidential history. Hosted by Political Gabfest host John Dickerson, each installment will revisit memorable moments from America's presidential carnival.

Love Slate podcasts? Listen longer with Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, ad-free versions, exclusive podcasts and more. Start your two-week free trial at slate.com/podcastplus.
Email: whistlestop@slate.com


Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research by Brian Rosenwald.
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May 23 2018
33 mins
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Rank #11: The Birth of Barack

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First stop is November 10, 2007, host John Dickerson outlines Barack Obama's ascension to the Presidency.

Whistlestop is Slate’s podcast about presidential
campaign history. Hosted by our political correspondent and Political
Gabfest
 panelist John
Dickerson
, each installment will revisit a
memorable (or even a forgotten) moment from America's quadrennial
carnival.
Podcast
production and edit by Jocelyn Frank.Research by
Brian Rosenwald.
Love Slate
podcasts? Listen longer with Slate Plus! Members get bonus
segments, ad-free versions, exclusive podcasts and more. Start your
two-week free trial at slate.com/podcastplus.
Email:
whistlestop@slate.com

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Sep 21 2016
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #12: A Recipe for a Presidential Speech

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This episode of Whistlestop travels to June 11, 1962 when President Kennedy receives an honorary degree from Yale University and delivers the commencement address.

Whistlestop is Slate's podcast about presidential history. Hosted by political correspondent and Political Gabfest panelist John Dickerson, each installment will revisit memorable (or even forgotten) moments from America's Presidential carnival.

Podcast production and edit by Jocelyn Frank.Research by Brian Rosenwald.

Love Slate podcasts? Listen longer with Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, ad-free versions, exclusive podcasts and more. Start your two-week free trial at slate.com/podcastplus.

Email: whistlestop@slate.com

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Apr 19 2017
42 mins
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Rank #13: The 104-Year-Old Mistake

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Whistlestop is Slate’s podcast about presidential history. Hosted by political correspondent and Political Gabfest panelist John Dickerson, each installment will revisit memorable (or even forgotten) moments from America’s presidential carnival.

Podcast production and edit by Jocelyn Frank. Research by Brian Rosenwald.

Love Slate podcasts? Listen longer with Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, ad-free versions, exclusive podcasts and more. Start your two-week free trial at slate.com/podcastplus.

Email: whistlestop@slate.com

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Mar 08 2017
39 mins
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Rank #14: Goldwater’s Contested Convention

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In this episode of Slate's podcast about campaign history, John Dickerson explains how, despite the efforts of many establishment Republicans, Sen. Barry Goldwater clinched the GOP nomination for president in 1964. Love Slate podcasts? Listen longer with Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, ad-free versions, exclusive podcasts, and more. Start your 2-week free trial at slate.com/podcastsplus. Email: whistlestop@slate.com

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Mar 23 2016
33 mins
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Rank #15: The Inauguration of the People's President

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Whistlestop takes a journey to 1829 and the inauguration of President Andrew Jackson, the people's President.

Whistlestop is Slate’s podcast about political
history. Hosted by our political correspondent and Political
Gabfest
panelist John
Dickerson
, each installment will revisit a
memorable (or even a forgotten) moment from America's Presidential carnival.
Podcast
production and edit by Jocelyn Frank.Research by
Brian Rosenwald.
Love Slate
podcasts? Listen longer with Slate Plus! Members get bonus
segments, ad-free versions, exclusive podcasts and more. Start your
two-week free trial at slate.com/podcastplus.
Email:
whistlestop@slate.com

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Jan 11 2017
53 mins
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Rank #16: The Making of the American Presidency (Part 3)

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This episode of Whistlestop travels to March 4, 2019 when Senator Rand Paul quoted from Montesquieu on Twitter: “When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty.” A statement that helped guide the founders towards a valuable separation of power.

Whistlestop is Slate's podcast about presidential history. Hosted by Political Gabfest host John Dickerson, each installment will revisit memorable moments from America's presidential carnival.

Love Slate podcasts?
Listen longer with Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, ad-free versions, exclusive podcasts and more. Start your two-week free trial at slate.com/podcastplus.

Email: whistlestop@slate.com. 

Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research by Brian Rosenwald and Elizabeth Hinson. 

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Mar 13 2019
40 mins
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Rank #17: Keep Your Attack Dog Fed

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One thing Jefferson and Hamilton could agree on: they hated James Callender. The scandalmonger journalist uncovered the first two great sex scandals of the early Republic and helped Jefferson win the election of 1800.  

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Jul 27 2016
57 mins
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Rank #18: The Nomination of Judge Bork Part 2

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This episode of Whistlestop travels back to September 15, 1987 and into the Senate Caucus Room where Associate Justice Designee Robert Bork begins his five days of testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Whistlestop is Slate's podcast about presidential history. Hosted by Political Gabfest host John Dickerson, each installment will revisit memorable moments from America's presidential carnival.

Love Slate podcasts? Listen longer with Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, ad-free versions, exclusive podcasts and more. Start your two-week free trial at slate.com/podcastplus.

Email: whistlestop@slate.com

Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research by Brian Rosenwald with help from Elizabeth Hinson. Engineering by Allen Peng.
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Sep 05 2018
50 mins
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Rank #19: The Biggest Debate Gaffe Ever

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In this episode of Slate's podcast about campaign history, political correspondent John Dickerson explains why 1976 ushered in the kind of presidential debates we see today. This week's show is sponsored by The Great Courses and its collection of lecture series geared toward business professionals, including Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory, How Conversation Works, Art of Public Speaking, and Influence: Mastering Life's Most Powerful Skill. Order any of these courses for just $9.95 by visiting thegreatcourses.com/whistlestop. Love Slate podcasts? Listen longer with Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, ad-free versions, exclusive podcasts, and more. Start your 2-week free trial at slate.com/podcastsplus. Email: whistlestop@slate.com

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Sep 30 2015
40 mins
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Rank #20: The Straight Talk Express

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In this episode of Slate's podcast about campaign history, John Dickerson explains how retail politics won the day in the 2000 Republican primary in New Hampshire.

This week's This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. Start building your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter the order code WHISTLESTOP at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful.

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Feb 09 2016
43 mins
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