John Dickerson
John Dickerson John Dickerson

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.

Whistlestop
May 23 2018 5:24 PMNixon Goes to China (Part 1)President Richard Nixon warmly visited China in 1972, even as he positioned himself as firmly anti-communist. 
Political Gabfest
May 10 2018 5:00 PMThe “Is Every Attorney in New York a Crook?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Iran nuclear deal, Michael Cohen, and Eric Schneiderman’s misdeeds.
Whistlestop
May 2 2018 1:00 PMRoosevelt vs. the GorgonTheodore Roosevelt stood up to the monopolies of his time, but with no guarantee of success.
Political Gabfest
April 26 2018 6:31 PMThe “Hardest Job in the World” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Ronny Jackson, Hawaii v. Trump at SCOTUS, and the impossibility of the presidency.
Whistlestop
April 19 2018 4:03 PMThe Lighthearted Leanings of LeadershipRonald Reagan could deliver jokes like the best of them, but do American presidents need to make the masses laugh?
Political Gabfest
April 5 2018 5:27 PMThe “Caravan of Gabfesters” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Robert Mueller’s investigation, Trump’s influence on the media, and the effectiveness of Scott Pruitt and other federal leaders.
Political Gabfest
March 15 2018 6:52 PMThe “Rex Wrecks” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trump’s firing of Rex Tillerson, Pennsylvania’s special election results, and public schools.
Whistlestop
March 7 2018 6:41 PMGriever in Chief and Guardian of Common GroundOn April 19, 1995, when the Oklahoma City bombing shocked the nation, Bill Clinton offered emotional and political guidance.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 22 2018 7:02 PMThe “Enough Thoughts and Prayers” EditionListen to Slate’s show about students protesting gun violence, the indictments of 13 Russian nationals, and Mitt Romney’s Senate run.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 8 2018 7:02 PMThe “A Correction, Not a Crash” EditionListen to Slate’s show about stock-market turbulence, the Nunes memo, and accusations that former White House aide Rob Porter is a domestic abuser.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 2 2018 8:32 AMThe “Hope Hicks’ Loose Lips Sink Ships” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the tangled Russia investigation, Donald Trump’s first State of the Union, and Hillary Clinton’s collision with the #MeToo campaign.
Whistlestop
Jan. 24 2018 7:30 PMThe 25th AmendmentWhen Lyndon Johnson took the oath of office, a flaw in the Constitution was revealed.
Family
Jan. 16 2018 5:37 AMI Can No Longer Get a Decent Photograph of My ChildrenThey refuse to be frozen in time, and so I can feel time slipping through my fingers.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 4 2018 6:02 PMThe “Lost His Mind” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the buzz around Michael Wolff’s new book, investigations into Russian contact with the Trump team, and a new study about the impact of fake news.
Whistlestop
Dec. 27 2017 7:45 AMThe Entanglements of the MegarichAre the financial complications of the extremely wealthy compatible with the presidency?
Political Gabfest
May 17 2018 6:13 PMThe “Leaks and the Leaky Leakers Who Leaked Them” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Israeli violence toward Palestinians, White House leaks, and racial bias in marijuana arrests.
Political Gabfest
May 3 2018 5:09 PMThe “Live in St. Louis” EditionListen to Slate’s show about voting rights, the role of morality in America’s political future, and Robert Mueller’s questions for Donald Trump.
Politics
April 28 2018 9:00 AMThe Most Infuriating Part of the Muslim Ban Oral Arguments at the Supreme Court
Political Gabfest
April 19 2018 7:15 PMThe “Slimeball” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Michael Cohen’s woes, James Comey, and racial profiling at Starbucks.
Political Gabfest
April 12 2018 5:31 PMThe “Farewell, My Blue-Eyed Monster” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the raid on Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, Paul Ryan’s retirement, and Mark Zuckerberg’s chat with Congress.
Whistlestop
April 4 2018 5:13 PMFour Score and Seven Years of Presidential GolfingPresident Dwight D. Eisenhower may have been America’s biggest presidential golf player and fan.
Political Gabfest
March 8 2018 7:03 PMThe “Stormy Weather” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trump’s tariffs, the Stormy Daniels lawsuit, and sanctuary cities.
Political Gabfest
March 1 2018 9:16 PMThe “There Once Was a Union Maid but Not Anymore” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the NRA boycott, staff changes at the White House, and the future of public unions.
Whistlestop
Feb. 22 2018 7:19 AMRetiring for PeaceOn Jan. 17, 1968, Lyndon Johnson delivered his State of the Union and surprised his closest advisers when he didn’t step down.
Whistlestop
Feb. 8 2018 10:12 AMJimmy Carter’s Olympic BoycottThe president tried to use the 1980 Summer Olympics to get Russia out of Afghanistan. It didn’t work.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 25 2018 7:06 PMThe “50,000 Texts” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the integrity of the FBI, the usefulness of government shutdowns, and the value of survivor testimony during sentencing.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 18 2018 8:58 PMThe “A House Is Not a Hole” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the potential government shutdown, Trump on immigration, and the Aziz Ansari story.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 11 2018 8:12 PMThe “Very Stable Genius” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the future of DACA Dreamers, Trump’s fitness for office, and voting rights at the Supreme Court.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 28 2017 9:00 AMThe “2017 Conundrums, Featuring They Might Be Giants” EditionListen to Slate’s show of listener-generated conundrums, answered live before a Boston Gabfest audience.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 21 2017 7:12 PMThe “Paul Ryan Has Died and Gone to Heaven” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the tax bill, government agencies under Trump, and Linda Greenhouse’s new book about covering the Supreme Court.

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