American Elections: Wicked Gameactive
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On February 10th, 1796, Vice President John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail, lamenting the state of discourse in the country. The election was nearing—and becoming heated. Newspapers screamed, factions warred, and John Adams was dismayed with what he called “the wicked Game.”

Americans in 2020 can relate. They still have to endure weeks of shouting, outrage, and the worst sort of political rancor as the country once again chooses its president.

But it’s almost always been this way. And to prove it, American Elections: Wicked Game will review the entire history of presidential elections, from the unanimous and inevitable election of George Washington in 1789 to Donald Trump’s surprise electoral victory in 2016.

From the host of the American History Tellers and American Scandal, this new podcast will explore all 58 presidential elections to discover that there never never was a “good ol’ days,” and that presidential politics has always been played dirty.

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44 Available Episodes (44 Total)Average duration: 00:39:18
Jun 30 | 00:45:30
1944, Dewey vs. Roosevelt: The Last Stand
Jun 23 | 00:43:40
1940, Willkie vs. Roosevelt: Storm on the Horizon
Jun 16 | 00:45:21
1936, Landon vs. Roosevelt: New Deal on Trial
Jun 09 | 00:45:06
1932, Hoover vs. Roosevelt vs. Smith: Two Governors
Jun 03 | 00:40:40
1928, Hoover vs. Smith: Master of Emergencies
May 26 | 00:41:05
1924, Coolidge vs. Davis vs. La Follette: Silence is Golden
May 19 | 00:42:19
1920, Harding vs. Cox vs. Debs: A Return to Normal
May 12 | 00:39:28
1916, Hughes vs. Wilson: He Kept Us Out of War!
May 05 | 00:46:46
1912, Wilson vs. Taft vs. Roosevelt: The Bull Moose
Apr 28 | 00:39:55
1908, Taft vs. Bryan: A Significant Loser
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