Gerald R. Ford, Nelson Rockefeller, and economic entanglements of a rich family.

The Entanglements of the Mega Rich

The Entanglements of the Mega Rich

Bite-sized stories from presidential campaign history.
Jan. 24 2017 2:27 PM

The Entanglements of the Mega Rich

Host John Dickerson on the echoes of economic entanglements from Vice President Nelson Rockefeller to President Donald Trump.


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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.

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John Dickerson is a co-anchor of CBS This Morning, co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest, host of the Whistlestop podcast, and author of Whistlestop and On Her Trail.