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Exploring the history and culture of American politics

Exploring the history and culture of American politics

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United States

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Exploring the history and culture of American politics

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English


Episodes

Introducing Hillcast

11/26/2017
Introducing The Hill's new flagship podcast, Hillcast! Subscribe today for the latest news from Washington.

Duration:00:02:37

Ep. 12: The August Recess

7/26/2017
Wouldn’t it be nice to take a month off work? Congress is required to do so by law. The House and Senate are about to bolt D.C. for their annual August recess, but don’t expect a lot of members to head to the beach.

Duration:00:10:54

Ep. 11: Our Favorite Vices

7/12/2017
The vice presidency was a constitutional afterthought. Now it's a hugely powerful office, for the right incumbent. We take a look at the office Mike Pence has inherited, and what he plans to do with it.

Duration:00:21:05

Ep. 10: Women Come to Washington

6/28/2017
A century ago, Jeannette Rankin made history by becoming the first woman to serve in Congress. She was an instant star, though she was more likely to show up in the society pages than in the news section.

Duration:00:14:29

Ep. 08: Chivalry in the Capitol

6/7/2017
Duels, bullwhips, Southern honor and the legacy of Pocahontas all collide in this week’s episode, in which we look back at the murder of a congressman inside the Capitol building.

Duration:00:10:45

Ep. 07: Putting the 'Special' in Special Elections

5/25/2017
Why every political reporter in America is obsessed with Butte, Montana, and Atlanta, Georgia — and what these special elections tell us about next year’s midterms.

Duration:00:12:09

Ep. 06: Those Damn Lobbyists

5/10/2017
The professional influence industry is older than the U.S., and lobbyists spend more on Congress than Congress spends on itself. So, where does all that money go?

Duration:00:17:46

Ep. 05: The First 100 Days

4/24/2017
President Trump’s administration turns 100 days old on Saturday. He can blame Franklin Roosevelt for the arbitrary date by which all presidents are measured.

Duration:00:13:43

Ep. 04: Nerd Prom

4/19/2017
A deep dive into the history of the White House Correspondents Association dinner: Calvin Coolidge bores the press corps, a pickpocket steals FDR’s wallet, and balloon animals!

Duration:00:14:40

Ep. 03: The Filibuster

4/4/2017
As the Senate moves toward a nuclear showdown, we dive deep into the history of the filibuster, from the mistake that led to its invention to the civil rights battles of the 20th Century and Huey Long's recipe for "pot-likkers."

Duration:00:16:58

Ep. 02: The Man in the Green Hat

3/21/2017
The story of Congress's unofficial bootlegger, and how he helped bring down Prohibition.

Duration:00:11:30

Ep. 01: Supreme Sherpas

3/13/2017
Judge Neil Gorsuch has a small team of experts guiding him toward a seat on the Supreme Court. What do those experts do? We talked to a bunch of other sherpas to find out — including one that Eric Holder repeatedly tried to fire.

Duration:00:13:10

Introducing The Hill's History-Cast

3/12/2017
Introducing The Hill's History-Cast: Dive deep into the history and culture of American politics with Reid Wilson, The Hill's national correspondent. In our introductory episode, Reid visits the guy who first got him interested in politics — way back in 2nd grade. Stay tuned for our first full-length episode, debuting Thursday.

Duration:00:03:54