American Elections: Wicked Game

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Subscribers: 1422
Reviews: 6
Episodes: 45

Bruce Wayne
 Aug 13, 2020
good engaging history on American politics

Matt
 Jul 31, 2020
First episode was supposed to be about Washington and spent 5 minutes trashing trump for no reason. I can see where this podcast is going. bye.


 Feb 2, 2020

H
 Nov 26, 2019
great way to increase knowledge of what came before

Lisa
 Oct 16, 2019
Great podcast! They sure didnt and don't teach this stuff in school.

Description

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 2023 can relate. They still have to endure months 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—and his contested defeat in 2020. From the host of the American History Tellers and American Scandal, this podcast will explore all 59 presidential elections to discover that there never never was a “good ol’ days,” and that presidential politics has always been played dirty.

Episode Date
1956, Stevenson vs. Eisenhower: A Chance for Peace
Jul 09, 2024
1952, Stevenson vs. Eisenhower: The Fund Crisis
Jul 02, 2024
1948, Dewey vs. Truman: The Gangbuster
Jun 25, 2024
1944, Dewey vs. Roosevelt: The Last Stand
Jun 18, 2024
1940, Willkie vs. Roosevelt: Storm on the Horizon
Jun 11, 2024
1936, Landon vs. Roosevelt: New Deal on Trial
Jun 04, 2024
1932, Hoover vs. Roosevelt vs. Smith: Two Governors
May 28, 2024
1928, Hoover vs. Smith: Master of Emergencies
May 21, 2024
1924, Coolidge vs. Davis vs. La Follette: Silence is Golden
May 14, 2024
1920, Harding vs. Cox vs. Debs: A Return to Normal
May 07, 2024
1916, Hughes vs. Wilson: He Kept Us Out of War!
Apr 30, 2024
1912, Wilson vs. Taft v. Roosevelt: The Bull Moose
Apr 23, 2024
1908, Taft vs. Bryan: A Significant Loser
Apr 16, 2024
1904, Parker vs. Roosevelt: Rough Rider
Apr 09, 2024
1900, McKinley vs. Bryan: The Rise and Fall of Empires
Apr 02, 2024
1896, Bryan vs. McKinley: The Battle of the Standard Bearers
Mar 26, 2024
1892, Harrison vs. Weaver vs. Cleveland: The Centennial President
Mar 19, 2024
1888, Cleveland vs. Harrison: Tariffs and Truths
Mar 12, 2024
1884, Blaine vs. Cleveland: Tell the Truth
Mar 05, 2024
1880, Hancock vs. Garfield: Maelstrom
Feb 27, 2024
1876, Tilden vs. Hayes: Faustian Bargain
Feb 20, 2024
1872, Greeley vs. Grant: Progress Under Siege
Feb 13, 2024
1868, Seymour vs. Grant: The Rise of the General
Feb 06, 2024
1864, McClellan vs. Lincoln: Providence.
Jan 30, 2024
1860, Lincoln vs. Douglas: A House Divided
Jan 23, 2024
1856, Fremont vs. Buchanan vs. Fillmore: The End of Compromise
Jan 16, 2024
1852, Scott vs. Pierce: Bursting at the Seams
Jan 09, 2024
1848, Cass vs. Taylor: Old Rough and Ready
Jan 02, 2024
1844, Clay vs. Polk: His Accidency
Dec 26, 2023
1840, Van Buren vs. Harrison: Ole Tip
Dec 19, 2023
1836, Van Buren vs. the Whigs: Sin on the Ballot
Dec 12, 2023
1832, Jackson vs. Clay: The Reign of King Mob
Dec 05, 2023
1828, Adams vs. Jackson: The General’s Vengeance
Nov 28, 2023
1824, Adams vs. Jackson: End of an Era
Nov 21, 2023
1820, Monroe Unopposed: A Good Run
Nov 14, 2023
1816, Monroe vs. King: The Virginia Dynasty
Nov 07, 2023
1812, Madison vs. Clinton: The Wartime Candidate
Nov 07, 2023
1808, Madison vs. Pinckney: Two Virginians
Nov 07, 2023
1804, Jefferson vs. Pinckney: The People’s President
Nov 07, 2023
1800, Adams vs. Jefferson: Tiebreaker
Nov 07, 2023
1796, Adams vs. Jefferson: The First Contest
Nov 07, 2023
1792, Washington: Partisanship Rising
Nov 07, 2023
1789, Washington: The Alpha and the Omega
Nov 07, 2023
2024 Update Announcement
Oct 31, 2023
Introducing American Elections: Wicked Game
Oct 31, 2023