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Whistlestop: Live Book Tour Mashup

Slate’s podcast about presidential campaign history has a special show live from the road in New York and San Francisco with highlights from the newly published Whistlestop book.

Aug. 18 2016 2:46 PMAndrew Jackson: The Dangerous CandidateSlate’s podcast about presidential campaign history digs into the similarities between the people’s candidate Andrew Jackson and today’s Republican candidate Donald Trump.
April 12 2016 11:21 AMStand Up for AmericaIn 1968, Alabama Gov. George Wallace appealed to segregationists and blue-collar workers during his presidential bid as a third-party candidate.
Feb. 24 2016 1:16 PMThe Reagan-Ford Vice Presidential DanceRonald Reagan was almost Gerald Ford’s vice president and vice-versa. Which is strange, since neither man cared much for the other.
Jan. 27 2016 10:55 AMThe Dean ScreamThe downfall of Howard Dean’s groundbreaking campaign started long before his infamous TV moment in Iowa.
Dec. 2 2015 10:08 AMWhistlestop: Fighting the Wimp FactorIn 1988, George H.W. Bush had an image problem. His handlers beat it by spinning the image … of his opponent.
Oct. 28 2015 11:04 AMWaiting for MarioThe nail-biting story of the maybe-candidate with “no plans to make plans” … until the bitter end.
Sept. 30 2015 12:51 PMThe Biggest Debate Gaffe EverThe 1976 election was Gerald Ford’s race to lose … and he lost it.
Sept. 2 2015 3:16 PMTed Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, and the Battle of the Robot RuleSlate’s podcast concludes the tale of the 1980 Democratic primary fight between challenger Ted Kennedy and incumbent President Jimmy Carter.
July 8 2015 4:58 PMBill Clinton, There for You Till the Last Dog DiesSlate’s podcast about presidential campaign history explains how Bill Clinton earned the nickname the Comeback Kid during the 1992 Democratic primary.
June 10 2015 11:06 AMOne of the Great Train Wrecks of All TimeSlate’s podcast about campaign history looks back at George McGovern’s disastrous handling of the Eagleton Affair in 1972.
May 13 2015 5:36 PMFord, Reagan, and the Halloween MassacreSlate's podcast about campaign history revisits the Republican primary election of 1976.
April 22 2015 8:33 AMMa, Ma, Where’s My Pa?Slate’s new podcast about campaign history tells the salacious tale of the love child that nearly cost Grover Cleveland the 1884 election.
April 1 2015 11:32 AMEisenhower, Taft, and the Texas StealSlate’s new podcast about campaign history revisits the acrimonious fight between Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio and Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower for the 1952 Republican presidential nomination.
March 11 2015 12:01 PMThe Art of Political Umbrage-TakingSlate’s new podcast about presidential history revisits the election of 1840, when William Henry Harrison became the first candidate to actually campaign for the job.
Feb. 23 2015 12:52 PMReagan’s Nashua MomentSlate’s new podcast about presidential campaign history revisits Ronald Reagan’s show-stealing performance at a 1980 Republican debate.
July 28 2016 3:06 PMKeep Your Attack Dog FedOne thing Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton could agree on: They hated scandalmonger journalist James Callender.
March 23 2016 11:16 AMGoldwater’s Contested Convention—How 2016 Is Like 1964In 1964, despite the efforts of many establishment Republicans, Sen. Barry Goldwater clinched the GOP nomination for president.
Feb. 9 2016 12:28 PMWhen the Straight Talk Express Rolled Through New HampshireAhead of the 2000 Republican primary, Sen. John McCain held 114 town hall meetings in the Granite State and visited every town.
Dec. 17 2015 4:50 PMHurrah and HokumIn the 1840 election, Whigs and Democrats turned out record numbers of voters by appealing to the raw emotions of their followers.
Nov. 11 2015 9:27 AMJFK in West VirginiaIn 1960, Kennedy demonstrated that in primary season, what doesn’t kill candidates makes them stronger.
Oct. 14 2015 11:38 AMFeeling Your PainWhere did our fixation with the empathetic capacity of presidential candidates come from?
Sept. 16 2015 7:01 AMDonald Trump vs. Ross PerotSlate’s podcast about presidential campaign history compares the presidential ambitions of two ego-driven billionaires.
July 22 2015 4:56 PMThe Worst Answer to “Why Do You Want to Be President?” in Campaign HistorySlate’s podcast about presidential campaign history remembers when Ted Kennedy challenged incumbent President Jimmy Carter for the Democratic nomination in 1980.
June 25 2015 12:10 PMTruman Defeats Dewey, an Upset for the AgesSlate’s podcast about presidential campaign history explains how Harry Truman pulled off an improbable victory over Thomas Dewey in the election of 1948.
May 27 2015 12:24 PMFord, Reagan, and the 1976 RNCSlate’s podcast about campaign history offers up the second part of its look at the rise of Ronald Reagan. 
April 29 2015 12:02 PMThe Mulligan LettersSlate's podcast about campaign history reminds us that Hillary Clinton wasn't the first front-runner to wrestle with a correspondence scandal. 
April 8 2015 9:28 AMEisenhower, Taft, and the Wizard of OozeSlate’s new podcast about campaign history recounts Part 2 of the acrimonious fight between Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio and Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower for the 1952 Republican presidential nomination.
March 18 2015 10:39 AMVote for Muskie, or He’ll CrySlate’s new podcast about campaign history revisits the 1972 election, when Sen. Edmund Muskie washed away his presidential ambitions with tears of anger.
March 4 2015 7:08 AMGeorge Romney’s “Ghetto Tour”Slate’s new podcast about presidential campaign history revisits Michigan Gov. George Romney’s 1967 listening tour of America’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods.