John F. Kennedy meets Nikita Khrushchev and gets more than he bargained for.

The Aftermath of JFK’s 1961 Meeting With Nikita Khrushchev

The Aftermath of JFK’s 1961 Meeting With Nikita Khrushchev

Bite-sized stories from presidential campaign history.
July 25 2018 7:48 PM

Kennedy and Communism (Part 3)

“Little Boy Blue meets Al Capone.”

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This episode of Whistlestop travels back to June 1961 and the aftermath of President John F. Kennedy’s meeting with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna.

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Whistlestop is Slate’s podcast about presidential history. Hosted by Political Gabfest host John Dickerson, each installment will revisit memorable moments from America’s presidential carnival.

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Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Research by Brian Rosenwald.

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.