American Elections: Wicked Game

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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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A podcast with a great overview on American elections throughout the country's history. If you want to explore further on these topics, this podcast is a great place to start!
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Podcast Details

Created by
Airship / Wondery
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Sep 27th, 2019
Latest Episode
Mar 29th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
69
Avg. Episode Length
40 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English
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