Presidential Politics Has Always Been Wild

Presidential Politics Podcast Recommendations

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Election Day is upon us, in an election year full of the unprecedented. It’s the perfect time to look to the past to see just how bizarre America’s presidential politics has always been. These podcasts dig into some of the wildest campaigns and characters in presidential history.

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American Presidents: Totalus RankiumGeorge W. BushHosts Rob and Jamie bring their hilarious British perspectives to this podcast covering (and ranking) every U.S. president. This episode begins by exploring the controversial and chaotic 2000 presidential election and the weekslong Florida drama that ended with George W. Bush in the White House. From hanging chads to the Supreme Court, it’s a wild ride and a fitting beginning to a controversial presidency.

The History Chicks Alice Roosevelt Longworth Part 1This is the first of two episodes about Alice Roosevelt, the larger-than-life daughter of Theodore (don’t call him Teddy) Roosevelt. Dubbed “Princess Alice” by the press, she was the first media superstar. The story of Alice’s life and her influence on politics are fascinating, and cohost Beckett expertly weaves in the story of her father’s career as context.

Plodding Through The PresidentsA Perfect Monster: Burr, Hamilton, and the Manhattan CompanyIn 1799, New York City desperately needed clean drinking water to stop the spread of Yellow Fever, and Aaron Burr needed a friendly bank to help him win the election of 1800. Cohosts Howard and Jess dig into how the brilliant, scheming Burr addressed both problems at once with the “perfect monster” known as The Manhattan Company, and how — years before their infamous duel — Burr manipulated Alexander Hamilton into becoming his greatest champion.

Queens Podcast Victoria WoodhullCo-hosts Katy and Nathan explore amazing women from history and have an almost criminal amount of fun doing it. In this three-part series, they focus on the never-boring feminist Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for president of the United States. She was the nominee of the Equal Rights Party in the election of 1872, and she declared Frederick Douglass as her running mate — unbeknownst to him, as he was supporting Ulysses S. Grant.

Civics & CoffeeChaos: The Election of 1860Host Alycia covers a variety of topics from America’s past — from the history of violence in Congress to the story of the Winchester Mystery House — all in the time it takes to enjoy a cup of coffee. In this episode, she concisely breaks down the drama of the different factions competing in one of the most consequential elections in American history — the election of 1860, and how it ultimately went to Abraham Lincoln.


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