Try Premium for 30 days

Live games for all NFL, MLB, NBA, & NHL teams
Commercial-Free Music
No Display Ads
Slate's Whistlestop-logo

Slate's Whistlestop

Panoply

In this bite-sized podcast for fans of presidential campaign history, John Dickerson of Slate’s Political Gabfest revisits a moment from the American quadrennial carnival. Hear about the grand speeches, emergency strategies, baby kissing, and backstabbing that make each presidential election cycle so fascinating.

In this bite-sized podcast for fans of presidential campaign history, John Dickerson of Slate’s Political Gabfest revisits a moment from the American quadrennial carnival. Hear about the grand speeches, emergency strategies, baby kissing, and backstabbing that make each presidential election cycle so fascinating.
More Information

Location:

United States

Networks:

Panoply

Slate

Description:

In this bite-sized podcast for fans of presidential campaign history, John Dickerson of Slate’s Political Gabfest revisits a moment from the American quadrennial carnival. Hear about the grand speeches, emergency strategies, baby kissing, and backstabbing that make each presidential election cycle so fascinating.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Air Traffic Take Down

12/13/2017
More
This episode of Whistlestop travels back to August 3, 1981 when 12,000 air traffic controllers walked off their jobs. 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...

Duration: 00:34:47


The Partial Truths of the Presidency

11/29/2017
More
Presidents FDR, Bush, Obama and others delivered partial truths to the American people. Were they good leaders? 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...

Duration: 00:32:34


Harry S. Truman's Battles with the Bosses (an encore presentation)

11/15/2017
More
Whistlestop is Slate’s podcast about presidentialcampaign history. Hosted by our political correspondent and PoliticalGabfest panelist JohnDickerson, each installment will revisit amemorable (or even a forgotten) moment from America's quadrennialcarnival.Podcastproduction and edit by Jocelyn Frank.Research byBrian Rosenwald.Love Slatepodcasts? Listen longer with Slate Plus! Members get bonussegments, ad-free versions, exclusive podcasts and more. Start yourtwo-week free trial at...

Duration: 00:46:48


FDR's Purge

11/1/2017
More
This episode of Whistlestop travels back to June 24, 1938, to a fireside chat with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, as he prepared to attempt to purge the congressional leadership in order to push forward the executive office’s agenda 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...

Duration: 00:42:37


At the Heart of the President's Heart

10/18/2017
More
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...

Duration: 00:36:30


Responder in Chief

10/4/2017
More
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...

Duration: 00:43:46


A High Point in Bipartisan Deal-Making

9/20/2017
More
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...

Duration: 00:49:53


Riding the Oratory Train

8/9/2017
More
This episode of Whistlestop revisits September 25, 1919 and the collapse of grand speeches for peace delivered by President Wilson. 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...

Duration: 00:44:50


Loyalty Tests and The Bridge of Death

7/26/2017
More
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...

Duration: 00:45:04


Foreign Collusion and the Dragon Lady

7/12/2017
More
Whistlestop is Slate's podcast about presidential history. Hosted by John Dickerson, each installment revisits a memorable (or even a forgotten) moment from America's past. 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

Duration: 00:39:08


Lady Lincoln and the Leak

6/28/2017
More
This episode of Whistlestop revisits an era of mischievous accounting by first lady Mary Todd Lincoln and the work of a leaker who helped distract the press. 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...

Duration: 00:30:57


A Powerful Pardon

6/14/2017
More
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...

Duration: 00:39:08


Oliver North Master Crafter of the Political Lie

5/31/2017
More
This episode of Whistlestop travels back to October 5, 1986 when an American plane went down as it was carrying arms to "Contra" guerrillas fighting the communist regime in Nicaragua and the lies about the Iran Contra affair flared up. 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...

Duration: 00:54:12


Recording from the Oval

5/17/2017
More
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...

Duration: 00:44:16


A Recipe for a Presidential Speech

4/19/2017
More
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...

Duration: 00:41:27


The Fire of Agnew

4/5/2017
More
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!...

Duration: 00:52:30


The Bricker Amendment and Stories of Migratory Birds

3/22/2017
More
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...

Duration: 00:44:54


The 104-Year-Old Mistake

3/8/2017
More
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...

Duration: 00:39:05


The 103-Year-Old Mistake

3/8/2017
More
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...

Duration: 00:39:01


Steely Executive Orders from Presidents Truman and Trump

2/22/2017
More
This Whistlestop visits April 24, 1952 when President Truman's executive powers are challenged by the courts. 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...

Duration: 00:53:06

See More