The American History Guys on the Whig Party and being optimistic about ISIS.

History Smiled on Them. Why Didn’t Voters?

History Smiled on Them. Why Didn’t Voters?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
May 19 2016 6:07 PM

The Whigs Were Right

The hosts of the BackStory podcast join us to discuss the #NeverLincoln movement and other historical parallels.

Political cartoon mocking Whig candidates for U.S. president in 1848.

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Listen to Episode 501 of Slate’s The Gist:


On The Gist, a refresher course on the Whig Party with the American History Guys: professors Peter Onuf, Ed Ayers, and Brian Balogh. They host the BackStory podcast. For the Spiel, tuning in to ISIS news without freaking out.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.