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Join us as we take a fun and informative look at the history of Presidential elections in the United States of America as well as all sorts of topics directly related to how our government and elections work! We also delve into the reasons and policies (Constitutional or otherwise) behind exactly what makes the highest offices in the land tick.
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Alben Barkley - Part 2 | Episode #303 | Electio...
He may be getting older but he can still work...
28 min
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Alben Barkley - Part 1 | Episode #302 | Electio...
Ever heard of Alben? You should have.
20 min
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Harry S. Truman - Part 4 | Episode #301 | Elect...
No one likes Truman anymore.
14 min
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Let's Celebrate! | Episode #300 | Election Coll...
We're waxing nostalgic a bit today.
21 min
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Harry S. Truman - Part 3 | Episode #299 | Elect...
So he's President... now what?
21 min
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Harry S. Truman - Part 2 | Episode #298 | Elect...
A series of unfortunate events.
17 min
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Harry S. Truman - Part 1 | Episode #297 | Elect...
Truman....
19 min
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Cactus Jack (John Nance Garner) | Episode #296 ...
That's a lot of years in public service...
26 min
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Rebroadcast - First Bank of the United States |...
Don't expect to find your normal bank!
19 min
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Part 4 | Episode #2...
He kept us... out of war?
19 min
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Part 3 | Episode #2...
No one would ever run for a third term... would they?
19 min
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Part 2 | Episode #2...
It's kinda like history repeats itself.
22 min
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Thanksgiving | Episode #144 | Election College:...
Sorry to burst your bubble... but the Pilgrims probably didn't originate Thanksgiving.
24 min
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Part 1 | Episode #2...
Was he all he's cracked up to be?
23 min
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Charles Curtis | Episode #291 | Election Colleg...
Bet ya never heard of him either...
20 min
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Lou Henry Hoover | Episode #290 | Election Coll...
Lou Henry Hoover was the first and only First Lady to speak an Asian language!
14 min
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Herbert Hoover - Part 2 | Episode #289 | Electi...
So much more than the president during the Great Depression
30 min
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Herbert Hoover - Part 1 | Episode #288 | Electi...
Some may compare him to some other memorable presidents...
21 min
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Supreme Court Confirmations | Episode #287 | El...
How they work and their history
20 min
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Coolidge Steps Down and Hoover Steps Up - Elec...
Coolidge has had enough! But the people want more...
18 min
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Charles Dawes | Episode #286 | Election College...
How did we not learn about so many of these people in history class?
25 min
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Rebroadcast: Eugene V. Debs and the Socialists ...
The guy who ran for President from prison.
26 min
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Rebroadcast: Coolidge Steps Down and Hoover Ste...
Coolidge has had enough! But the people want more...
16 min
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Grace Coolidge | Episode #285 | Election Colleg...
Quiet but impactful.
16 min
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Calvin Coolidge - Part 2 | Episode #284 | Elect...
Silent Cal talks the reigns.
20 min
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Calvin Coolidge - Part 1 | Episode #283 | Elect...
An interesting man for an interesting time!
19 min
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Florence Harding | Episode #282 | Election Coll...
Who really ran the show?
15 min
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Warren G. Harding - Part 3 | Episode #281 | Ele...
Turns out Harding is kind of a creep...
15 min
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REBROADCAST: Return to Normalcy - Election of 1...
After the Progressive Era and a big war... we need a little normal in our lives.
29 min
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Warren G. Harding - Part 2 | Episode #280 | Ele...
Harding takes the reigns.
24 min
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Warren G. Harding - Part 1 | Episode #279 | Ele...
It stands for Gamaliel.
19 min
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The Two Mrs. Wilsons | Episode #278 | Election ...
Woodrow Wilson had two wives, but we mostly only hear about one.
24 min
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Thomas R. Marshall - Part 2 | Episode #277 | El...
Will he or won't he get to be president?
19 min
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Thomas R. Marshall - Part 1 | Episode #276 | El...
Wilson's Vice President
22 min
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Woodrow Wilson - Part 3 | Episode #275 | Electi...
He (kinda) kept us out of war.
22 min
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Woodrow Wilson - Part 2 | Episode #274 | Electi...
It's not all butterflies and rainbows...
24 min
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1 min
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Woodrow Wilson - Part 1 | Episode #273 | Electi...
If I had a middle name like Woodrow, I'd go by it too.
26 min
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James Sherman | Episode #272 | Election College...
Things just keep going south for Vice Presidents...
15 min
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Helen "Nellie" Taft | Episode #271 | Election C...
The first First Lady to smoke cigarettes...
17 min
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William Taft - Part 2 | Episode #270 | Election...
Sometimes you get a job you didn't know you wanted...
28 min
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William Taft - Part 1 | Episode #269 | Election...
Nelly says DO IT!
19 min
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Charles Fairbanks | Episode #268 | Election Col...
Yet another vice president very few of us know exist...
13 min
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Alice and Edith Roosevelt | Episode #267 | Elec...
We rarely get to cover two wives for one president!
24 min
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REBROADCAST: The Realignment Episode - Election...
Two giants go up against each other. Will their parties survive?
37 min
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Theodore Roosevelt - Part 3 | Episode #266 | El...
The Colonel goes to South America
22 min
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Theodore Roosevelt - Part 1 | Episode #264 | El...
Still... don't call him Teddy.
20 min
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Theodore Roosevelt - Part 2 | Episode #265 | El...
Theodore becomes President
25 min
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Garrett Hobart | Episode #263 | Election Colleg...
We're gonna guess you don't know who he is...
24 min
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Ida McKinley | Episode #262 | Election College:...
One of the most endearing Presidential stories we know of.
14 min
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REBROADCAST: Interview with Author Robert Merry...
Robert Merry is the author of "President McKinley: Architect of the American Century"
33 min
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William McKinley - Part 2 | Episode #261 | Elec...
If only they had used the X-Ray machine...
23 min
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William McKinley - Part 1 | Episode #260 | Elec...
He loved his wife!
26 min
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The Incumbent and a Democrat - Election of 1888...
Benjamin Harrison shakes things up a little in a big win.
31 min
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Chester A Arthur and the Election of 1884 | Epi...
Arthur takes the wheel... and then hands it off to the Democrats.
30 min
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REBROADCAST: Grover's Back! - Election of 1892 ...
Can he win the popular vote three times in a row?
27 min
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Thomas Hendricks | Episode #259 | Election Coll...
Is he the most boring VP ever?
16 min
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Frances Cleveland | Episode #258 | Election Col...
It's not a creeper thing...
12 min
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Grover Cleveland - Part 2 | Episode #257 | Elec...
Did you know his name wasn't really Grover?
25 min
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Grover Cleveland - Part 1 | Episode #256 | Elec...
More than just a cool mustache!
23 min
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Nell Arthur | Episode #255 | Election College: ...
She never got to be the First Lady
14 min
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Chester A. Arthur - Part 2 | Episode #254 | Ele...
Whoops... now he's president.
20 min
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Chester A. Arthur - Part 1 | Episode #253 | Ele...
Serious sideburns.
16 min
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Lucretia Garfield | Episode #252 | Election Col...
A strong woman in the role of First Lady
15 min
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REBROADCAST: The Assassination of James Garfiel...
If only they'd washed their hands...
33 min
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James Garfield - Part 2 | Episode #251 | Electi...
We're not talking about the cat.
25 min
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James Garfield - Part 1 | Episode #250 | Electi...
He was the second president to be assassinated... but not in this episode.
21 min
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Lucy Hayes | Episode #249 | Election College: U...
The real First Lady
23 min
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Julia Grant | Episode #248 | Election College: ...
There is a bird funeral involved in this episode. So you know it's going to be interesting.
18 min
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REBROADCAST: Schuyler Colfax | Episode #164 | E...
We think he probably has the coolest name of any Vice-President
22 min
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Rutherford B. Hayes - Part 2 | Episode #247 | E...
You too can lose some elections and still be President!
23 min
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Rutherford B. Hayes - Part 1 | Episode #246 | ...
The least favorite president from Ohio...
19 min
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Ulysses S. Grant - Part 2 | Episode #245 | Elec...
Even Presidents go broke sometimes.
25 min
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Ulysses S. Grant - Part 1 | Episode #244 | Elec...
He wasn't always named Ulysses...
23 min
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Interview with Author Robert Merry | Episode #2...
Robert Merry is the author of "President McKinley: Architect of the American Century"
33 min
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Eliza Johnson | Episode #242 | Election College...
Her life was anything but dull.
19 min
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Reconstruction - Part 2 | Episode #241 | Electi...
It's a long road.
17 min
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Reconstruction - Part 1 | Episode #240 | Electi...
The South didn't get destroyed in a day, and it won't get fixed in one either.
20 min
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William Seward - Part 2 | Episode #239 | Electi...
Seward is in a position of power! Will he stay there?
20 min
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William Seward - Part 1 | Episode #238 | Electi...
Why don't we hear more about him?
28 min
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Rebroadcast: Thanksgiving | Episode #144 | Elec...
Now with even more Pilgrims!
24 min
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Ben Runs for Office - Part 2 | Episode #237 | E...
Did he win?
35 min
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Ben Runs for Office - Part 1 | Episode #236 | ...
Yep, our very own Ben Smith ran for office!
20 min
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Edwin Stanton - Part 2 | Episode #235 | Electio...
Keeping the dream alive!
14 min
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Edwin Stanton - Part 1 | Episode #234 | Electio...
He barely cheated death by assassination.
16 min
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Andrew Johnson - Part 2 | Episode #233 | Electi...
We decided to call him Andy in the last episode. Does that work?
23 min
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Andrew Johnson - Part 1 | Episode #232 | Electi...
What a bizarre career...
22 min
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Mary Todd Lincoln | Episode #231 | Election Col...
She lived a rough life... was there a reason?
27 min
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Rebroadcast: The Secession Episode | Episode #0...
Some states decided they were tired of being American. So they left.
23 min
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LIVE! - Presidents and Beer | Episode #230 | El...
Every jacket can be a drinking jacket.
16 min
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Rebroadcast: Who in the World Was Hannibal Haml...
Senator, Vice President, and Cook (in that order). The life of Hannibal Hamlin.
17 min
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Abraham Lincoln - Part 4 | Episode #229 | Elect...
We wrap up (kind of) our mini-series on Abraham Lincoln
30 min
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Abraham Lincoln - Part 3 | Episode #228 | Elect...
If you're starting with this one... you should really listen to parts 1 and 2 first.
21 min
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Rebroadcast: Stephen Douglas - Lincoln/Douglas ...
We're talking about Lincoln and you can't talk about Lincoln without the most famous debates being discussed!
17 min
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Rebroadcast: Stephen Douglas - The Early Years ...
We're talking about Lincoln, and you can't talk about Lincoln without talking about Douglas!
20 min
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Abraham Lincoln - Part 2 | Episode #227 | Elect...
Part 2!!!
16 min
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Abraham Lincoln - Part 1 | Episode #226 | Elect...
It's the episodes you've been waiting for!
21 min
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REBROADCAST: Constitutional Convention and Elec...
In honor of Constitution Day...
22 min
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The Story of Election College | Episode #225 | ...
How did we come to exist?
26 min
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Harriet Lane | Episode #224 | Election College:...
President Lane?
16 min
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Jane Pierce | Episode #223 | Election College: ...
Get your tissues out...
17 min
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Abigail Fillmore | Episode #222 | Election Coll...
She was all about the books!
20 min
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Margaret Taylor | Episode #221 | Election Colle...
Not only did she not want to be a First Lady, she didn't want her husband to be the President!
18 min
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Sarah Polk | Episode #220 | Election College: U...
Charming, intelligent, and a good conversationalist.
22 min
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Julia Gardiner Tyler | Episode #219 | Election ...
She wasn't John Tyler's first First Lady...
19 min
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Letitia Tyler | Episode #218 | Election College...
For not even serving a full term, President Tyler sure did have a lot of First Ladies
16 min
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Anna Harrison and Jane Irwin Harrison | Episode...
Even the shortest term needs a First Lady...
21 min
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Hanna Van Buren and Angelica Singleton Van Bure...
Another episode about a First Lady that never was.
8 min
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Rachel Jackson and Emily Donelson | Episode #21...
What's up with marrying your cousin?
24 min
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Louisa Catherine Adams | Episode #214 | Electio...
This one is rough...
15 min
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Elizabeth Monroe | Episode #213 | Election Coll...
She rescued Marquis De Lafayette's wife!
17 min
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Replay - The First First Lady - Dolley Madison ...
The first First Lady!
22 min
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Martha Jefferson and Martha Jefferson Randolph ...
They weren't exactly First Ladies, but we're going to talk about them anyway.
19 min
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Abigail Adams | Episode #211 | Election College...
Continuing our look at First Ladies
23 min
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Martha Washington | Episode #210 | Election Col...
She was more than just George Washington's wife!
18 min
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John C. Breckinridge - Part 2 | Episode #209 | ...
Okay... now things get interesting!
28 min
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John C. Breckinridge - Part 1 | Episode #208 | ...
La Vomito... you'll see.
27 min
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William Rufus DeVane King | Episode #207 | Elec...
His name is longer than his vice-presidency...
21 min
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George Dallas | Episode #206 | Election College...
Never heard of him? Seems to be a trend.
22 min
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John C. Calhoun - Part 2 | Episode #205 | Elect...
We still think John Calhoun MAY be scarier than Andy Jack...
19 min
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John C. Calhoun - Part 1 | Episode #204 | Elect...
We've talked about him plenty - now he gets his own episode
20 min
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Richard Mentor Johnson | Episode #203 | Electio...
Who is Richard Johnson? We're glad you asked...
24 min
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Admitting States To The Union | Episode #202 | ...
How do we get a new state?
22 min
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Daniel D. Tompkins | Episode #201 | Election Co...
We continue our series talking about unknown Vice Presidents!
18 min
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200 Episodes | Episode #200 | Election College:...
We celebrate and reflect on the last 200 episodes!
22 min
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Elbridge Gerry - Part 2 | Episode #199 | Electi...
Don't loan money to your brother...
16 min
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Elbridge Gerry - Part 1 | Episode #198 | Electi...
Let's talk about some vice presidents who never became president!
19 min
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James Buchanan - Part 2 | Episode #197 | Electi...
Once a doughface, always a doughface.
19 min
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James Buchanan - Part 1 | Episode #196 | Electi...
We say the word Doughface in this episode a lot.
17 min
130
JFK | Episode #195 | Election College: United S...
This month marks 100 years since JFK's birth.
30 min
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Millard Fillmore - Part 2 | Episode #194 | Elec...
We finally figured out who he was... now what?
23 min
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Millard Fillmore - Part 1 | Episode #193 | Elec...
We've joked for 2 years about not knowing who he is...
19 min
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Franklin Pierce - Part 2 | Episode #192 | Elect...
We just can't stop ourselves from feeling bad for Pierce!
20 min
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Franklin Pierce | Episode #191 | Election Colle...
We kinda feel bad for Franklin Pierce sometimes...
26 min
135
Winfield Scott | Episode #190 | Election Colleg...
Probably the greatest General you haven't heard much about.
22 min
136
The Mexican-American War | Episode #189 | Elect...
We're betting your history teacher didn't cover this one very much.
27 min
137
Zachary Taylor - Part 2 | Episode #188 | Electi...
Who needs a platform anyway?
22 min
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Zachary Taylor - Part 1 | Episode #187 | Electi...
The 12th President!
20 min
139
James K Polk - Part 2 | Episode #186 | Election...
He lived up to his promise!
21 min
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James K Polk - Part 1 | Episode #185 | Election...
Napoleon of the Stump!
19 min
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John Tyler - Part 2 | Episode #184 | Election C...
His Accidency takes charge.
22 min
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John Tyler - Part 1 | Episode #183 | Election C...
He may not have been elected President, but he did get elected for tons of other stuff.
28 min
143
The Salem Witch Trials and the Province of Mass...
And how do you know she's a witch?
24 min
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The Province of Massachusetts Bay and the 1689 ...
We like history... so we dug up the history on some historical things...
25 min
145
William Henry Harrison - Part 2 | Episode #180 ...
Always wear your overcoat...
31 min
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William Henry Harrison - Part 1 | Episode #179 ...
Good Old Tippecanoe!
29 min
147
Martin Van Buren - Part 2 | Episode #178 | Elec...
Marty is moving on up!
22 min
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Martin Van Buren - Part 1 | Episode #177 | Elec...
We call him Marty, but the guy had a ton of nicknames...
27 min
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Second Bank of the United States | Episode #176...
We didn't keep the first bank, so we needed a second one.
18 min
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First Bank of the United States | Episode #175 ...
Don't expect to find your normal bank!
19 min
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Gouverneur Morris | Episode #174 | Election Col...
What a way to die...
20 min
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Davy Crockett | Episode #173 | Election College...
King of the Wild Frontier
33 min
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The Life of Samuel Adams - Part 2 | Episode #17...
Let's keep talking!
25 min
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The Life of Samuel Adams - Part 1 | Episode #17...
No... not the beer.
16 min
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Filibusters | Episode #170 | Election College: ...
It's just one of those words that sounds exactly like what it is...
20 min
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The Supreme Court | Episode #169 | Election Col...
How does the highest court in the land work? We'll tell you.
22 min
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Frederick Douglass - Part 2 | Episode #168 | El...
So much to talk about we had to do it twice...
23 min
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Frederick Douglass - Part 1 | Episode #167 | El...
If there was ever a man who packed a lot into his life... it was Frederick Douglass.
26 min
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George Clinton | Episode #166 | Election Colleg...
You're going to be really confused about George Clinton if you just Google him...
23 min
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Executive Orders | Episode #165 | Election Coll...
Like them now... hate them later.
23 min
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Schuyler Colfax | Episode #164 | Election Colle...
We think he probably has the coolest name of any Vice-President
22 min
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The Crédit Mobilier Scandal | Episode #163 | El...
One of the largest scandals to rock United States politics... and we can't even pronounce it consistently...
20 min
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John Jay - Part 2 | Episode #162 | Election Col...
Man... John Jay was a busy guy!
27 min
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John Jay - Part 1 | Episode #161 | Election Co...
We keep mentioning him... now here he is!
20 min
165
Inauguration Extravaganza | Episode #160 | Elec...
Let's talk about some of the most interesting inauguration stories.
13 min
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How Senators Are Elected - The 17th Amendment |...
Americans did not directly vote for senators for the first 125 years of the Federal Government.
21 min
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Inauguration of Andrew Jackson - 1829 | Episode...
There ain't no party like an Andy Jack party.
24 min
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Presidential Inaugurations | Episode #157 | Ele...
The peaceful transfer of power is an amazing thing.
38 min
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Wendell Willkie | Episode #156 | Election Colle...
If you can't join them... run against them!
34 min
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William Goebel | Episode #155 | Election Colleg...
He served as governor for only 4 days.
31 min
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Benjamin Franklin - Part 2 | Episode #154 | Ele...
Public Servant Extraordinaire
25 min
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Benjamin Franklin - Part 1 | Episode #153 | Ele...
The man of many talents.
25 min
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Christmas at the White House | Episode #152 | E...
Presidents like to celebrate Christmas too, right?
19 min
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James Wilkinson | Episode #151 | Election Colle...
"In all our history, there is no more despicable character."
34 min
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Faithless Electors and the Electoral College | ...
We dive into the history behind the electoral college and faithless electors
28 min
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Presidents, Politicians, and Outer Space | Epis...
We're kinda outer space nerds...
30 min
177
Failed Constitutional Amendments | Episode #148...
Not all amendments are good ideas...
21 min
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Editing the Constitution | Episode #147 | Elect...
We think it's pretty cool that you can make amendments.
26 min
179
The President's Cabinet - Part 2 | | Episode #1...
Who makes up the cabinet?
27 min
180
The President's Cabinet - Part 1 | | Episode #1...
The cabinet has important jobs to do... but what are they?
23 min
181
Thanksgiving | Episode #144 | Election College:...
Sorry to burst your bubble... but the Pilgrims probably didn't originate Thanksgiving.
24 min
182
Presidential Pardons | Episode #143 | Election ...
Are all pardons the same?
32 min
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Gerrymandering | Episode #142 | Election Colleg...
Ever wonder why your congressional district doesn't quite make sense?
16 min
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The Census | Episode #141 | Election College: U...
It's actually way more important (and interesting) than you might think.
26 min
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Trump VS Clinton - Election of 2016 | Episode #...
Sometimes elections just surprise everyone.
40 min
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How We Vote - Election Day 2016! | Episode #139...
We talk about the history of elections and how things used to be.
40 min
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Voter Turnout | Episode #138 | Election College...
Who shows up to vote and why?
17 min
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October Surprises | Episode #137 | Election Col...
October is over, so we thought we would surprise you.
30 min
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The United States Capital (and Capitol) | Episo...
Hear about the first United States capitol... and the current one.
28 min
190
Jen Briney of Congressional Dish Podcast | Elec...
Our interview with Jen Briney of the Congressional Dish podcast
37 min
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President for a Day? | Episode #135 | Election ...
David Rice Atchison might have been President for a day, or not.
15 min
192
Andrew Jackson - "Stop Thinking and Go In" (His...
Old Hickory's Presidency and Later Life
31 min
193
Andrew Jackson - Born for a Storm (His Life - P...
Don't Cross Andy Jack!
20 min
194
Who in the World Was Hannibal Hamlin? | Episode...
Senator, Vice President, and Cook (in that order). The life of Hannibal Hamlin.
17 min
195
John Quincy Adams the President and Elder State...
"Q" Goes Domestic
20 min
196
John Quincy Adams Has Been Everywhere (His Life...
When it comes to foreign affairs, it's always a good idea to send the "Q"
17 min
197
Voters Ed - Hands-on Learning About the Preside...
Our interview with Victoria Van Voorhies, Founder and CEO of Second Avenue Learning
22 min
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Air Force One | Episode #129 | Election College...
When you win the election, you don't have to sit next to the guy who takes his shoes off on the plane anymore.
26 min
199
Stephen Douglas - Lincoln/Douglas Debates (Part...
In this episode we talk about some of the most famous debates ever...
17 min
200
Stephen Douglas - The Early Years (Part 1) | Ep...
You've probably heard of him... but there's a larger story to tell.
20 min
201
Why We Aren't Talking About The Debates | Episo...
We're sticking to our roots...
7 min
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James Monroe - Part 2 | Episode #125 | Election...
He really ran away with the elections...
23 min
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James Monroe - Part 1 | Episode #124 | Election...
The last Founding Father to become president has arrived...
31 min
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The Bill of Rights - The Amendments | Episode #...
We'll break down 1-10 better than your high school history teacher... we hope.
23 min
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The Bill of Rights - The Backstory | Episode #1...
Before there was a Bill of Rights... there were reasons why we needed a Bill of Rights.
24 min
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James Madison - Part 2 | Episode #121 | Electio...
Going to War? You’ll Need Cash.
24 min
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James Madison - Part 1 | Episode #120 | Electio...
He may have been the shortest... but he wasn't the weakest.
34 min
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The Spitting Lyon - Matthew Lyon | Episode #119...
This guy was a bit of a scoundrel... but don't tell him that.
23 min
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The Alien and Sedition Acts | Episode #118 | El...
Some of the craziest laws on the books!
22 min
210
The Vice President | Episode #117 | Election Co...
They're not just the Vice President... they're the President of the Senate too.
29 min
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The Declaration of Independence | Episode #116 ...
It's not an election... but it paved the way.
29 min
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Thomas Jefferson: Part 2 | Episode #115 | Elect...
Then there was the time that TJ was President...
34 min
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Thomas Jefferson: Part 1 | Episode #114 | Elect...
The man on the $2 bill had a life before the presidency.
30 min
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The Curious Case of Daniel Sickles | Episode #1...
The guy was kind of a dirtbag...
28 min
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The Two Party System and the Jay Treaty | Episo...
They go hand in hand for sure!
25 min
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The Federalist Party | Episode #111 | Election ...
It's dead. But it was important.
16 min
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The Farewell Address of George Washington | Epi...
Washington had a lot to say on his way out...
27 min
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John Adams - Part 2 | Episode #109 | Election C...
In this episode, our man John Adams gets elected.
24 min
219
John Adams - Part 1 | Episode #108 | Election C...
John Adams is a lot more than just a cool nickname...
31 min
220
George Washington - Part 2 | Episode #107 | Ele...
We dive in further to the world of George Washington
34 min
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George Washington - Part 1 | Episode #106 | Ele...
Our very first president had an interesting life
24 min
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Watergate and Richard Nixon | Episode #105 | El...
Richard Nixon didn't get impeached... but he almost did.
26 min
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Impeachment | Episode #104 | Election College: ...
What is it anyway?
22 min
224
More of the First Presidents (during the Articl...
Don't worry... we talk about George Washington a lot too.
14 min
225
The First Presidents (of the Continental Congre...
For the record... George Washington was totally the real first president...
15 min
226
Horace Greeley| Episode #101 | Election College...
It's about more than just his neckbeard...
32 min
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Presidential Debates | Episode #100 | Election ...
Who doesn't like hearing politicians argue?
22 min
228
PACs and SuperPACs| Episode #099 | Election Col...
Where does all that money for those ads come from anyway?
16 min
229
Henry Clay | Episode #098 | Election College: U...
The man, the myth, the legend! But never the president...
32 min
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The Whig Party | Episode #097 | Election Colleg...
Factions and Fractions...
13 min
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The White House | Episode #096 | Election Colle...
It's the President's house!
28 min
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The Libertarian Party | Episode #095 | Election...
You know the Republicans and the Democrats... but what about the Libertarians?
19 min
233
William Jennings Bryan | Episode #094 | Electio...
He ran for president multiple times and never won... but he did break an electoral vote record.
33 min
234
Tammany Hall | Episode #093 | Election College:...
The political machine that helped shape New York (and American) politics!
27 min
235
Salmon Chase | Episode #092 | Election College:...
This guy really wanted to be President...
23 min
236
Aaron Burr | Episode #091 | Election College: U...
We didn't like Aaron Burr long before it was cool not to like Aaron Burr.
33 min
237
Alexander Hamilton | Episode #090 | Election Co...
We go way back with Alexander Hamilton (A.K.A. The Wizard of Oz). Plus this music is stuck in our heads!
40 min
238
Eugene V. Debs and the Socialists | Episode #08...
The guy who ran for President from prison.
26 min
239
The Petticoat Affair (and How it Changed Presid...
"I would rather have live vermin on my back than the tongue of one of these Washington women on my reputation." -Andrew Jackson
22 min
240
Party Conventions | Episode #087 | Election Col...
Just a formality?
20 min
241
Superdelegates | Episode #086 | Election Colleg...
What are superdelegates? And how do they work?
19 min
242
How Rich Were the Presidents? Part 2 | Episode ...
Okay... maybe they aren't all that rich after all...
28 min
243
How Rich Were the Presidents? Part 1 | Episode ...
All of them were loaded, right?
30 min
244
Currency, Andy Jack and Harriet Tubman | Episod...
What's with this money stuff anyway?
20 min
245
Contested Conventions | Episode #082 | Election...
What's a contested convention? Is it new?
21 min
246
Do Territories Get To Vote? | Episode #081 | El...
Well... kinda...
10 min
247
Primaries vs. Caucuses | Episode #080 | Electio...
Who the heck knows the difference?
17 min
248
The First First Lady - Dolley Madison | Episode...
We learn about the wife of President James Madison, Dolley.
22 min
249
Women's Suffrage | Episode #078 | Election Coll...
Finally - women get the right to vote.
26 min
250
Obama Gets Reelected - Election of 2012 | Episo...
No one else stands a chance.
20 min
251
The Great Recession - Election of 2008 | Episod...
It's still the economy, stupid.
29 min
252
The Dean Scream - Election of 2004 | Episode #0...
HWAAAAAAH!
18 min
253
Florida Can't Decide - Election of 2000 | Episo...
We still don't know who won...
30 min
254
The Democrats Finally Win Two In A Row - Electi...
Some nuns even get subpoenaed in this episode...
15 min
255
It's the Economy, Stupid - Election of 1992 | E...
An economic downturn makes way for a Democrat
24 min
256
The Republicans Can't Slow Down - Election of 1...
Liberal is still a dirty word.
31 min
257
Reagan Does It Again - Election of 1984 | Episo...
Everyone likes him. So he stays a little while longer.
22 min
258
Reagan Gets A Shot - Election of 1980 | Episode...
The people are tired of Jimmy Carter
23 min
259
The Bicentennial Year - Election of 1976 | Epis...
There's a lot going on in the United States - including an election.
22 min
260
A New Amendment, Two Resignations, and a New Pr...
Things get a little crazy for a minute.
18 min
261
The People Love Richard Nixon - The Election of...
He's still not a crook.
25 min
262
The 26th Amendment | Episode #065 | Election Co...
More citizens get the right to vote
15 min
263
Another Realignment Election - The Election of ...
The country takes a different approach this time around.
35 min
264
The 23rd Amendment | Episode #063 | Election Co...
DCers finally get the right to vote.
12 min
265
The Most Lopsided Election - Election of 1964 |...
Johnson basically destroys Goldwater
25 min
266
The State of the Podcast | Episode #061 | Elect...
We have some questions...
5 min
267
JFK Is Assassinated | Episode #060 | Election C...
The world mourns a beloved President.
22 min
268
A Clean Shave Wins An Election - Election of 19...
A nice tan didn't hurt either.
29 min
269
We Hate Change - Election of 1956 | Episode #05...
Ike and Nixon Pt. II
14 min
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I Like Ike - Election of 1952 | Episode #057 | ...
Eisenhower and Nixon take on a former Vice President's grandson.
27 min
271
The 22nd Amendment | Episode #056 | Election Co...
The nation is tired of having the same guy be President all the time...
16 min
272
The Democratic Party Splits Into Pieces... and ...
One of the most interesting elections we've ever talked about!
32 min
273
FDR Dies and Truman Assumes the Presidency | Ep...
It's a sad, interesting time for America
20 min
274
The Peaceful President Becomes the Wartime Pres...
FDR is at it again. Here we go for #4
24 min
275
FDR: Round 3 - Election of 1940 | Episode #052 ...
But you can only be elected twice, right?
24 min
276
FDR vs Alf - Election of 1936 | Episode #051 |...
FDR is at it again!
28 min
277
The Great Depression Didn't Make It Easy On Hoo...
When your wallet hurts... your President changes
17 min
278
Coolidge Steps Down and Hoover Steps Up - Elect...
Coolidge has had enough! But the people want more...
16 min
279
Coolidge Epitomizes Conservative Politics - Ele...
Even Reagan Loved Coolidge
27 min
280
Harding Dies and Coolidge Becomes President | E...
Another one bites the dust.
26 min
281
Return to Normalcy - Election of 1920 | Episode...
After the Progressive Era and a big war... we need a little normal in our lives.
29 min
282
He Kept Us Out Of War - Election of 1916 | Epis...
Wilson is still a pretty popular guy!
27 min
283
Teddy Is Back! - Election of 1912 | Episode #04...
Roosevelt comes back for round 2... or is it 3?
20 min
284
The Battle of the Bills - Election of 1908 | Ep...
William Jennings Bryan is back. Again.
18 min
285
Don't Call Him Teddy - Election of 1904 | Episo...
He doesn't like being called Teddy...
27 min
286
The Assassination of William McKinley | Episode...
Why can't we all just be friends?
21 min
287
1896 Part 2 - The election of 1900| Episode #04...
It's round two for McKinley and Bryan
28 min
288
The Realignment Episode - Election of 1896 | Ep...
Two giants go up against each other. Will their parties survive?
37 min
289
Grover's Back! - Election of 1892 | Episode #03...
Can he win the popular vote three times in a row?
27 min
290
The Incumbent and a Democrat - Election of 1888...
Benjamin Harrison shakes things up a little in a big win.
31 min
291
Chester A Arthur and the Election of 1884 | Epi...
Arthur takes the wheel... and then hands it off to the Democrats.
30 min
292
The Assassination of James Garfield | Episode #...
If only they'd washed their hands...
33 min
293
The One Where Hayes Keeps His Promise - The Ele...
There's definitely something to be said for someone who keeps their promises.
32 min
294
The Election of 1876... What a Mess! | Episode ...
If you thought the 2000 election was messed up... you haven't seen anything yet.
28 min
295
The Republican Party Divides in the Election of...
When the going gets tough... leave your party.
21 min
296
The War Hero and the Election of 1868 | Episode...
Seymour says no but runs anyway in this episode.
22 min
297
Andrew Johnson, Reconstruction, and a Bunch of ...
Lincoln is dead, Johnson becomes president and the country tries to recover from war
29 min
298
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln | Episode ...
Lincoln is Killed and Johnson Becomes President
20 min
299
Lincoln, the Underdog? | Episode #028 | Electio...
Lincoln is a shoe-in, or is he? And, Copperheads want peace at all costs.
24 min
300
The Secession Episode | Episode #027 | Election...
Some states decided they were tired of being American. So they left.
23 min
301
Honest Abe and the Election of 1860 | Episode #...
In this episode: Lincoln is elected and the Union breaks up
24 min
302
The Election of 1856 | Episode #025 | Election ...
The Democrats say “Thanks, but no thanks” to Pierce and the Republicans run for the first time.
25 min
303
The Kansas-Nebraska Act and Bleeding Kansas | E...
In this episode: The Kansas-Nebraska Act and Kansas Bleeds
21 min
304
The Death of the Whig Party and Election of 185...
Democrats, Whigs . . . Wait, what’s the difference? Oh, and the Whig Party dies.
23 min
305
1850: An Unforeseen Turn of Events | Episode #0...
Zachary Taylor dies in office, Fillmore becomes President, and the Compromise of 1850 Happens
26 min
306
Marty Plays Spoiler in the Election of 1848 | E...
In this episode: Polk Achieves His Goals, Marty Disrupts an Election, and some guy gets to be President for a Day
17 min
307
Manifest Destiny and the Election of 1844 | Epi...
In this episode of Election College Texas causes some issues, His Accidency is irrelevant, and the Whigs try it again.
23 min
308
1841 and His Accidency | Episode #019 | Electio...
. . . and Tyler, too
15 min
309
Tippecanoe and Tyler too! - The Election of 184...
In this episode of Election College: The Panic of 1837, the Whigs unite, Tippecanoe and Tyler, too!
20 min
310
The Whigs Lose - 1836 Election | Episode #017 |...
In this episode of Election College the Whigs can’t decide on a candidate and Andy Jack picks his replacement.
19 min
311
The Eaton Affair and Election of 1832 | Episode...
National Political Conventions begin, Cabinet Wives fight, and Andy Jack’s Kitchen Cabinet
25 min
312
Andy Jack and Q Star in the Election of 1828 | ...
In this episode of Election College we kiss some babies and sling some mud
19 min
313
The Corrupt Bargain and Election of 1824 | Epis...
In this episode, The Era of Good Feelings is over, and the United States votes for a President it doesn’t get.
22 min
314
The Era of Good Feelings and Election of 1820 |...
Everyone is feeling so good... why even bother running against James Monroe?
21 min
315
1816: The Death of Federalism and Election of J...
It's easy to win when there's no competition!
16 min
316
The War of 1812 | Episode #011 | Election Colle...
The War of 1812 significantly impacts our identity as a country, as well as some upcoming elections
27 min
317
James Madison and the Dead Vice Presidents - 18...
Madison was so good at being President, all his Vice Presidents just gave up.
15 min
318
Exit Thomas Jefferson; Enter James Madison - Th...
Thomas Jefferson retires and George Clinton changes regimes.
26 min
319
The Louisiana Purchase and Election of 1804 | E...
In this episode of Election College...Jefferson buys a bunch of land for a little bit of money, hates Aaron Burr, and Aaron Burr kills a guy.
21 min
320
The 12th Amendment | Episode #007 | Election Co...
In this episode we take a break from talking about elections to discuss the 12th amendment
16 min
321
The Revolution of 1800 | Episode #006 | Electio...
War with France, His Rotundity is challenged, and Jefferson comes out on top.
20 min
322
His Rotundity Takes Over | Episode #005 | Elect...
When Washington finally retires, His Rotundity is there to fill the spot.
16 min
323
George Washington Wins Again | Episode #004 | E...
George Washington was a pretty cool guy. So they made him President again.
20 min
324
1788: The First Election | Episode #003 | Elect...
On this episode of Election College, we’ll discuss the first election that took place here in the United States and how it really wasn’t an election at all. Mystery? Intrigue? Suspense? Not really. But you’ll still like it.
18 min
325
Constitutional Convention and Electoral College...
When you vote, you vote directly for the President, right? Wrong.
23 min
326
The Continental Congress and Articles of Confed...
Today we’ll be talking about the Continental Congress and the Articles of Confederation
21 min
327
Introduction to Election College | Episode #000...
Let's throw a political party...
3 min