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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 wha… read more

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Rebroadcast: Eugene V. Debs and the Socialists | Episode #089 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

September 2nd, 2019

30:09
Eugene Debs helped found multiple unions, political parties and ran for president five times... one of them from jail.

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John F. Kennedy - Part 2 | Episode #311 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 6th, 2019

26:00
Though his brother had once been the chosen one, John F. Kennedy now becomes the political figure he was meant to be.

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Dwight D. Eisenhower - Part 2 | Episode #306 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

May 21st, 2019

25:42
Ike really makes a name for himself during WW1, and he even helped us preserve evidence to combat Holocaust deniers.

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Dwight D. Eisenhower - Part 1 | Episode #305 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

May 7th, 2019

25:10
Ike had bad knees and no money. Listen to us chat about the early years of Dwight Eisenhower!

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Bess Truman | Episode #304 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

April 30th, 2019

19:31
Bess Truman was a rather private person, but we still have a few things to talk about!

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Alben Barkley - Part 1 | Episode #302 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

April 9th, 2019

23:42
Alben Barkley was a Vice President who ascended through the ranks at breakneck speed. Find out about his early life and the beginnings of his …

Harry S. Truman - Part 4 | Episode #301 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 19th, 2019

17:38
Truman's presidency ended about as sadly as it began.
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Let's Celebrate! | Episode #300 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 12th, 2019

24:40
Thanks for an incredible 300 episodes!
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Harry S. Truman - Part 3 | Episode #299 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 5th, 2019

25:04
Turns out Harry Truman was incredibly unpopular. Find out why and how he overcame it here!
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Harry S. Truman - Part 2 | Episode #298 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

February 26th, 2019

20:56
Harry Truman just got back from war and decides he is going to get into politics. Maybe he'll even be the President some day...

Harry S. Truman - Part 1 | Episode #297 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

February 18th, 2019

22:59
Harry Truman came from pretty humble beginnings and MAY just not have been President if it weren't for a girl he liked - at least not in Ben's …

Cactus Jack (John Nance Garner) | Episode #296 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

February 12th, 2019

30:29
You don't get a nickname like Cactus Jack without ruffling a few feathers - and you also do pretty much whatever you want.

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Rebroadcast - First Bank of the United States | Episode #175 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

January 29th, 2019

22:53
The First Bank of the United States was created to help the new country establish some financial security. Did it work?


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Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Part 4 | Episode #295 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

January 22nd, 2019

23:01
FDR is gonna run for a fourth term and we can hardly believe it. We have a feeling he won't finish it though.
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Part 3 | Episode #294 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

January 15th, 2019

23:02
FDR's government continues to grow as a decision of whether to run for a third term approaches.
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Part 2 | Episode #293 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

January 8th, 2019

25:32
FDR may have been a Democrat, but we think he resembles a lot of other presidents from all parties - and history always repeats itself.

Thanksgiving | Episode #144 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

November 20th, 2018

28:22
Did you know that Pilgrims probably weren't the first people to celebrate Thanksgiving? And they definitely didn't celebrate it in the way we know …

Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Part 1 | Episode #292 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

November 13th, 2018

27:05
Fifth cousins are a big theme in FDR's family....

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Charles Curtis | Episode #291 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

November 6th, 2018

23:39
Ever heard of Charles Curtis? Well you should!

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Lou Henry Hoover | Episode #290 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

October 23rd, 2018

18:01
We've had some impressive First Ladies in the past, but very few beat out Lou Henry Hoover! Listen to find out why.

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Herbert Hoover - Part 2 | Episode #289 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

October 16th, 2018

33:36
We often just associate Herbert Hoover with the Great Depression - but there's a lot of other stuff you probably didn't know about him!

Herbert Hoover - Part 1 | Episode #288 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

October 9th, 2018

25:29
He's looked on with mixed emotions these days, but it's certain that Herbert Hoover had an impact on the country regardless of whether you like him …

Supreme Court Confirmations | Episode #287 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

October 2nd, 2018

24:18
You've probably seen a lot of stuff in the news about Supreme Court nominations. We'll talk about how they work!
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Coolidge Steps Down and Hoover Steps Up - Election of 1928 | Episode #049 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

September 25th, 2018

22:01
Join us as we discuss...

  • Coolidge decides not to run again,
  • America is afraid of the Catholics,
  • Hoover wins the presidency,
  • and …

Charles Dawes | Episode #286 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

September 11th, 2018

28:53
In this episode we talk about the little known Charles Dawes as well as form our own society (kindanotreally).

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Rebroadcast: Eugene V. Debs and the Socialists | Episode #089 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

September 4th, 2018

30:09
Eugene Debs helped found multiple unions, political parties and ran for president five times... one of them from jail.

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Rebroadcast: Coolidge Steps Down and Hoover Steps Up - Election of 1928 | Episode #049 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 21st, 2018

20:19
Join us as we discuss...

  • Coolidge decides not to run again,
  • America is afraid of the Catholics,
  • Hoover wins the presidency,
  • and …

Grace Coolidge | Episode #285 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 14th, 2018

20:18
Grace Coolidge was rather subdued in her time as First Lady, but that didn't make her any less impactful in the life of her husband or in the eyes of …

Calvin Coolidge - Part 2 | Episode #284 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 7th, 2018

24:20
Coolidge was often silent and some may even say he was a recluse - but he sure did get a lot of stuff done!
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Calvin Coolidge - Part 1 | Episode #283 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

July 31st, 2018

22:49
Calvin Coolidge became the President in an unlikely way - but first he did some other stuff! Join us as we chat about it.

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Florence Harding | Episode #282 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

July 24th, 2018

18:48
Florence Harding is an interesting First Lady if there ever was one. It's assumed she pretty much ran the show when Warren was in office and there have may have been some not-above-board stuff happening at times as well.

Warren G. Harding - Part 3 | Episode #281 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

July 19th, 2018

18:47
Emotions run wild in this episode as Harding passes away and we find out some information about him that isn't particularly stellar...

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Warren G. Harding - Part 1 | Episode #279 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

June 26th, 2018

23:27
Get acquainted with Warren G. Harding! He's destined to be considered one of the worst presidents in American history. First though, we need to hear …

The Two Mrs. Wilsons | Episode #278 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

June 19th, 2018

27:50
Woodrow Wilson was married twice. His second wife may have been one of the most influential First Ladys that we've ever had!

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Thomas R. Marshall - Part 2 | Episode #277 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

June 12th, 2018

22:00
We talk a lot about Woodrow Wilson in this episode and whether or not Thomas Marshall should have taken over for him. What do you think? Join our new …

Thomas R. Marshall - Part 1 | Episode #276 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

June 5th, 2018

25:04
Marshall and Wilson didn't always get along... but this episode isn't about them yet. We're talking about the early life and career of Thomas …

Woodrow Wilson - Part 3 | Episode #275 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

May 29th, 2018

24:57
Woodrow Wilson is going to run for President again. This time, his campaign slogan is about keeping us out of war... but can he keep us out for long?

Woodrow Wilson - Part 2 | Episode #274 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

May 22nd, 2018

27:59
In the last episode we talked all about the "private" life of Woodrow Wilson - and on this one we enter in to the public sphere! Join us as we chat …

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May 21st, 2018

3:08
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Woodrow Wilson - Part 1 | Episode #273 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

May 15th, 2018

29:52
Woodrow Wilson was a pretty cool and prolific president - but before that, he was a lot of other things. Join us as we discuss his early life and …

James Sherman | Episode #272 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

May 8th, 2018

16:32
James Sherman is an under appreciated character out of history and deserves several episodes. Unfortunately, he died before his second election and …

Helen "Nellie" Taft | Episode #271 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

May 1st, 2018

20:18
Nellie was much of the inspiration behind the moved that President Taft made and was super influential during his political career!

William Taft - Part 2 | Episode #270 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

April 26th, 2018

32:26
Taft continues to chase the dream he didn't know he had and become President! Will he ever get to be Chief Justice? We'll find out!

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William Taft - Part 1 | Episode #269 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

April 24th, 2018

22:18
We get to talk about William Taft, a man who may have only ever had one goal in live, but accomplished so much more. Check it out!
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Charles Fairbanks | Episode #268 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

April 19th, 2018

15:20
Charles Fairbanks was almost the President multiple times... but he never was. And he didn't get along with Theodore Roosevelt very much either. He …

Alice and Edith Roosevelt | Episode #267 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

April 17th, 2018

28:01
Theodore had two loves in his life, and they were Alice and Edith. Check in with this episode to hear how it went down!
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Theodore Roosevelt - Part 3 | Episode #266 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

April 5th, 2018

25:14
For being such a big conservationist, what Theodore Roosevelt did oversees is kind of surprising.

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Theodore Roosevelt - Part 1 | Episode #264 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 29th, 2018

22:41
We've talked about Roosevelt many times before, but he's finally getting his own episode! Or three...


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Garrett Hobart | Episode #263 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 27th, 2018

28:09
Never heard of Garrett Hobart? Don't feel bad, you're not alone. He was one of the most under appreciated Vice Presidents who served under an under appreciated president! Let's talk about him...

Theodore Roosevelt - Part 2 | Episode #265 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 27th, 2018

28:52
Theodore finally gets to become the President! Just not in the best of circumstances...
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Ida McKinley | Episode #262 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 22nd, 2018

17:10
We mention a book by Robert Merry in this episode a few times. You can check it out here!

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REBROADCAST: Interview with Author Robert Merry | Episode #243 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 20th, 2018

36:28
We had the amazing opportunity to interview Robert Merry who is the author of a great new biography about President McKinley. We talked about his …

William McKinley - Part 2 | Episode #261 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 15th, 2018

25:31
We mention a book by Robert Merry in this episode a few times. You can check it out here!

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William McKinley - Part 1 | Episode #260 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 13th, 2018

28:47
We mention a book by Robert Merry in this episode a few times. You can check it out here!

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The Incumbent and a Democrat - Election of 1888 | Episode #037 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 8th, 2018

32:57
Join us as we discuss...

  • tariffs and their huge part to play in the election,
  • the relatively unknown Benjamin Harrison,
  • Grover the Good getting …

Chester A Arthur and the Election of 1884 | Episode #036 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 6th, 2018

31:48
It's finally the Democrats' turn.

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  • Arthur becomes President,
  • nobody likes Arthur for a while,
  • Grover the Good is elected,
  • and more!

REBROADCAST: Grover's Back! - Election of 1892 | Episode #038 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 1st, 2018

29:39
Join us as we discuss...

  • Harrison's lackluster presidency,
  • the Populist Party,
  • Grover the Good's return to the White House,
  • and …

Thomas Hendricks | Episode #259 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

February 27th, 2018

19:19
It's entirely possible that we were a little too hard on Thomas because, let's face it, here we are talking about him all this time later. Join us as we discuss Thomas' life as well as the strange intersection between …

Frances Cleveland | Episode #258 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

February 22nd, 2018

14:14
If you've ever been held as a child by a man nearly 30 years your senior and then fallen in love with him and married him, you might be Frances Cleveland.

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Grover Cleveland - Part 2 | Episode #257 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

February 20th, 2018

26:57
Grover Cleveland won the popular vote three times in a row but only won the Presidency twice. How? We'll tell you!

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Grover Cleveland - Part 1 | Episode #256 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

February 15th, 2018

24:48
Grover Cleveland came out of nowhere and swept them all away! Okay, maybe not out of nowhere. He followed a pretty predictable path to the presidency …

Nell Arthur | Episode #255 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

February 13th, 2018

15:53
Nell Arthur never got to be the First Lady but she had a significant impact on her husband who later became President. His love for her inspired him to never remarry, and her legacy persists! Join us as we honor her …

Chester A. Arthur - Part 2 | Episode #254 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

February 8th, 2018

22:50
It's always a rude awakening when you have the easiest job in the world (the vice presidency) and you wake up to find out you're now the President! Arthur rocked it out in his own way though! …

Chester A. Arthur - Part 1 | Episode #253 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

February 6th, 2018

19:04
After President Garfield was assassinated, Arthur had to take the reigns! But before any of that happened, he lived an interesting life.
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Lucretia Garfield | Episode #252 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

February 1st, 2018

16:55
Lucretia Garfield was no fool and knew how to prepare for life without a husband - and it's a good thing she did...
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REBROADCAST: The Assassination of James Garfield | Episode #035 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

January 30th, 2018

34:58
You would have to be crazy to assassinate the President... right?

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  • Garfield's short tenure as president,
  • more turmoil in the …

James Garfield - Part 2 | Episode #251 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

January 26th, 2018

27:05
James Garfield is often overlooked (except for his name) because of his incredibly short tenure as the president. However, before he became president, he did lots of other stuff!

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James Garfield - Part 1 | Episode #250 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

January 23rd, 2018

22:43
James Garfield is often overlooked (except for his name) because of his incredibly short tenure as the president. However, before he became president, he did lots of other stuff!

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Lucy Hayes | Episode #249 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

January 16th, 2018

25:20
Lucy Hayes was quite the icon, and she radically changed the way that people look at the First Lady! Check out here life story in this episode.

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Julia Grant | Episode #248 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

January 11th, 2018

20:03
Every good man has a better woman standing behind him - at least that's what Ulysses S. Grant would have said if you asked him about his wife Julia! …

REBROADCAST: Schuyler Colfax | Episode #164 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

January 9th, 2018

24:14
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Rutherford B. Hayes - Part 2 | Episode #247 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

January 4th, 2018

24:46
Rutherford B. Hayes thought he was done with politics... but he wasn't! Hear about the interesting events that lead to his presidency and the …

Rutherford B. Hayes - Part 1 | Episode #246 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

January 2nd, 2018

20:35
You don't hear a ton about Rutherford B. Hayes and it's a total shame. As usual, our job is to shed light on people you didn't know about - so here we go!

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Interview with Author Robert Merry | Episode #243 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

December 14th, 2017

35:28

We had the amazing opportunity to interview Robert Merry who is the author of a great new biography about President McKinley. We talked about his …

Rebroadcast: Thanksgiving | Episode #144 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

November 21st, 2017

26:17

HEY! It's that time of year again! Yes, it's Thanksgiving time, but it's also time for our Ugly Christmas Sweater T-Shirts! Head on over to Amazon to …

Ben Runs for Office - Part 2 | Episode #237 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

November 16th, 2017

37:00

Part 2! We kept a secret from you - Ben ran for office! He ran for Mayor of Butler, PA and we want to give you the full story here! Join us as we …

Ben Runs for Office - Part 1 | Episode #236 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

November 14th, 2017

21:40

We kept a secret from you - Ben ran for office! He ran for Mayor of Butler, PA and we want to give you the full story here! Join us in part 1 as we …

Edwin Stanton - Part 2 | Episode #235 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

November 9th, 2017

16:00

This is part 2! We recommend you listen to the first part first...

 

Edwin Stanton was never a president, but he was very intricately involved in …

Edwin Stanton - Part 1 | Episode #234 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

November 7th, 2017

17:34

Edwin Stanton was never a president, but he was very intricately involved in politics! We decided to do a couple episodes about him - so check them …

Andrew Johnson - Part 2 | Episode #233 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

November 2nd, 2017

25:16

Tune in for the second part of our series on Andrew Johnson!

We've moved on from the Lincolns and now we're talking about Andrew Johnson! If you're …

Andrew Johnson - Part 1 | Episode #232 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

October 31st, 2017

23:39

We've moved on from the Lincolns and now we're talking about Andrew Johnson! If you're like us, you didn't realize how interesting this guy is. Go …

Mary Todd Lincoln | Episode #231 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

October 26th, 2017

29:08

We all know the story of Mary (Todd) Lincoln. She was spoiled, afflicted with mental illness, and had a really rough life in certain aspects. Join as …

Rebroadcast: The Secession Episode | Episode #027 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

October 24th, 2017

25:04

In this episode we discuss the secession of many states in the years leading up to the Civil War.

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LIVE! - Presidents and Beer | Episode #230 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

October 19th, 2017

17:50

This episode was recorded LIVE at Reclamation Brewing Company in Butler, PA as part of A Very Fine Arts Festival. 

Because it was recorded in a brewery, we're talking about beer and the presidents!

Rebroadcast: Who in the World Was Hannibal Hamlin? | Episode #132 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

October 17th, 2017

19:03

No conversation about Abraham Lincoln would be complete without talking about Hannibal Hamlin!

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Abraham Lincoln - Part 4 | Episode #229 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

October 12th, 2017

32:25

Part 4 of our series on Abraham Lincoln!

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No president, except maybe George Washington, is as talked about and beloved by many as Abraham …

Abraham Lincoln - Part 3 | Episode #228 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

October 10th, 2017

22:55

Part 3 of our series on Abraham Lincoln!

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Rebroadcast: Stephen Douglas - Lincoln/Douglas Debates (Part 2) | Episode #128 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

October 5th, 2017

18:59

We're in the middle of talking about Abraham Lincoln, so here is this episode about the Lincoln/Douglas debates!

In this episode we finally talk …

Rebroadcast: Stephen Douglas - The Early Years (Part 1) | Episode #127 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

October 3rd, 2017

21:47

We're talking about Lincoln, and you can't talk about Lincoln without talking about Douglas! Check out this episode leading up to the Lincoln Douglas …

Abraham Lincoln - Part 2 | Episode #227 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

September 28th, 2017

18:20

Part 2 of our series on Abraham Lincoln!

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Abraham Lincoln - Part 1 | Episode #226 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

September 26th, 2017

22:55

No president, except maybe George Washington, is as talked about and beloved by many as Abraham Lincoln. We've been eagerly anticipating this little …

REBROADCAST: Constitutional Convention and Electoral College | Episode #002 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

September 19th, 2017

24:19

Constitution Day was this past weekend, so we thought it would be a good time to replay this episode! If you've never heard it or you forgot what it …

The Story of Election College | Episode #225 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

September 14th, 2017

27:49

Some of you ask questions about the podcast, how we got started, and even what kind of equipment we use so we thought we would give you some answers!

Harriet Lane | Episode #224 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

September 12th, 2017

17:41

First Lady Lane? But we didn't even have a President Lane?!

Correct you are, faithful listener! So why don't you listen in to see what Harriet's …

Jane Pierce | Episode #223 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

September 7th, 2017

18:34

Wow. We've been dreading doing this episode. The Pierce administration was not a fun one, and Jane was not a terribly happy person. The addition of …

Abigail Fillmore | Episode #222 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

September 5th, 2017

22:24

We're pressing on in our series on the First Ladies and this week Abigail Fillmore is up! We didn't know much about her at first, but we do know she …

Margaret Taylor | Episode #221 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 31st, 2017

19:59

Margaret Taylor wasn't a big fan of the idea of her husband continuing on in public service. Rumor has it she even prayed that he would lose the …

Sarah Polk | Episode #220 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 29th, 2017

23:36

Sarah was a great entertainer and had a knack for making people like her - but she was a TON different than the previous First Lady, Julia Tyler. 

Julia Gardiner Tyler | Episode #219 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 24th, 2017

21:03

Julia was quite a bit younger than John Tyler and thought he was kind of dull the first time that he proposed. He kept trying and she became the …

Letitia Tyler | Episode #218 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 22nd, 2017

17:58

In another crazy turn of events, a President loses his wife and then has another woman act as First Lady! This one has a twist though - he has a total of three acting First Ladies (and some may even say 4). 

Anna Harrison and Jane Irwin Harrison | Episode #217 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 17th, 2017

23:27

President Harrison may have only been in office for a month - but he still kinda had two First Ladies!

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Hanna Van Buren and Angelica Singleton Van Buren | Episode #216 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 15th, 2017

10:16

Yeah... we know this episode is kinda on the short side, but it needed to be! 

We talk about how Martin Van Buren's bride didn't make it to see his presidency, but Angelica stepped up to perform the job!

Rachel Jackson and Emily Donelson | Episode #215 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 10th, 2017

25:55

For as rough of a guy as Andy Jack was, it seems like he really cared about his wife, Rachel. She had a hard life, and a tragic end.

We're going to talk about her, as well as the ladies who took on the mantle of First …

Louisa Catherine Adams | Episode #214 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 8th, 2017

17:07

We can only imagine that being married to The Q would be interesting enough, but she was also the daughter-in-law of John Adams... wow.

Come along as …

Elizabeth Monroe | Episode #213 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 3rd, 2017

19:19

 

Every First Lady has a story, but we have very little information about Elizabeth Monroe. Fortunately, the stuff we do have is really interesting!

Thanks for checking out our series on the First Ladies!

Replay - The First First Lady - Dolley Madison | Episode #079 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 1st, 2017

23:57

We did an episode about Dolley Madison back in April of 2016, so we decided to re-release it for our series on First Ladies!

Join us as we discuss...

Martha Jefferson and Martha Jefferson Randolph | Episode #212 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

July 27th, 2017

21:18

Ever think to yourself, "I'd really like to hear an episode all about how two women married their third cousins and were also closely related to the President of the United States?" We've got just the episode for you!

Abigail Adams | Episode #211 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

July 25th, 2017

24:42

As we continue our overview of the First Ladies we take a look at Abigail Adams! Abigail had perhaps more influence on our presidents than any other First Lady as she was not only the wife of John Adams, but also the …

Martha Washington | Episode #210 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

July 20th, 2017

20:13

It's been a long time coming and it's finally here! We'll be spending some time talking about the wives of our presidents and all the important …

John C. Breckinridge - Part 2 | Episode #209 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

July 18th, 2017

29:59

Breckinridge lead a pretty interesting life both before AND after his stint as Vice President. In this episode we discuss how he left the Vice Presidency and became a Senator, then got kicked out of the country and went …

John C. Breckinridge - Part 1 | Episode #208 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

July 13th, 2017

29:23

It's time to play a little game we like to call "Slap your high school history teacher!" because we can pretty much bet they didn't teach you about …

William Rufus DeVane King | Episode #207 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

July 11th, 2017

22:38

In the fashion of continuing on with our episodes about Vice Presidents who never made it to the presidency, we're talking about William Rufus DeVane King! 

 

King served a very short and not-so-effective presidency, …

George Dallas | Episode #206 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

July 6th, 2017

23:58

George Dallas was a vice president of the United States - but there's still a pretty good chance that you've never heard of him!

No stranger to …

John C. Calhoun - Part 2 | Episode #205 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

June 29th, 2017

20:56

In the last episode we talked about all the rotten (and not so rotten) things that John C. Calhoun did. In this episode - we talk about some more! Also, Calhoun becomes vice-president and some other stuff in this …

John C. Calhoun - Part 1 | Episode #204 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

June 27th, 2017

21:37

Can you believe he married his cousin's kid? Yeah, it wasn't terribly uncommon in those days - but it certainly sounds weird now!

John C. Calhoun lead an interesting life, did a lot of stuff (both positive and …

Richard Mentor Johnson | Episode #203 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

June 22nd, 2017

26:29

Richard Mentor Johnson had everything going for him right up until the point where he became Vice President. Check him out and find out everything you didn't know you didn't know in this episode! 

Admitting States To The Union | Episode #202 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

June 20th, 2017

23:53

With Puerto Rico's recent vote to request statehood from the United States, we thought it would be a great time for a little refresher on how states …

Daniel D. Tompkins | Episode #201 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

June 15th, 2017

20:14

Ever heard of Daniel D. Tompkins? Yeah... neither have many other people. So we're here to tell you about him! This dude was flush with cash and didn't have a problem loaning it to the government - though he did have a …

200 Episodes | Episode #200 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

June 13th, 2017

24:21

In this episode we talk about ourselves a lot and get a little bit sappy. After all, it's our 200th episode and nearly our 2 year anniversary! If you want to get to know us a little better, tune in!

Elbridge Gerry - Part 2 | Episode #199 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

June 8th, 2017

17:55

In this episode Elbridge Gerry runs for Vice President! And then he dies basically penniless...

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Elbridge Gerry - Part 1 | Episode #198 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

June 6th, 2017

21:29

It's simply amazing how little we hear and know about Elbridge Gerry - but he was one of the first Vice Presidents of the new United States of America!

We'll give you a little backstory on Gerry and his journey to being …

James Buchanan - Part 2 | Episode #197 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

June 1st, 2017

20:35

Join us as we continue talking about James Buchanan as he runs for office, becomes president, and makes many controversial decisions leading up to the Civil War.

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James Buchanan - Part 1 | Episode #196 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

May 30th, 2017

19:17

 

In this week's episode we're talking about James Buchanan!

Buchanan was quite involved with law and politics from a very young age and... we know …

JFK | Episode #195 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

May 25th, 2017

32:08

We went way out of order this week - we're traveling forward through time to talk about John Fitzgerald Kennedy as we're celebrating his 100th …

Millard Fillmore - Part 2 | Episode #194 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

May 18th, 2017

25:18

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Millard Fillmore - Part 1 | Episode #193 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

May 16th, 2017

20:41

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Franklin Pierce - Part 2 | Episode #192 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

May 11th, 2017

22:23

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Franklin Pierce | Episode #191 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

May 9th, 2017

28:02

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Winfield Scott | Episode #190 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

May 4th, 2017

24:22

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The Mexican-American War | Episode #189 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

May 2nd, 2017

28:48

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Zachary Taylor - Part 2 | Episode #188 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

April 27th, 2017

24:13

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Zachary Taylor - Part 1 | Episode #187 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

April 25th, 2017

22:14

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James K Polk - Part 2 | Episode #186 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

April 20th, 2017

23:12

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James K Polk - Part 1 | Episode #185 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

April 18th, 2017

21:21

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John Tyler - Part 2 | Episode #184 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

April 13th, 2017

23:30

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John Tyler - Part 1 | Episode #183 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

April 11th, 2017

29:37

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The Salem Witch Trials and the Province of Massachusetts Bay | Episode #182 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

April 6th, 2017

26:18

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The Province of Massachusetts Bay and the 1689 Boston Revolt | Episode #181 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

April 4th, 2017

27:24

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William Henry Harrison - Part 2 | Episode #180 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 30th, 2017

32:32

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William Henry Harrison - Part 1 | Episode #179 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 28th, 2017

30:43

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Martin Van Buren - Part 2 | Episode #178 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 23rd, 2017

24:11

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Martin Van Buren - Part 1 | Episode #177 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 21st, 2017

28:45

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Second Bank of the United States | Episode #176 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 16th, 2017

20:02

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First Bank of the United States | Episode #175 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 14th, 2017

22:53
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Gouverneur Morris | Episode #174 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 9th, 2017

22:02

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Davy Crockett | Episode #173 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 7th, 2017

35:03

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The Life of Samuel Adams - Part 2 | Episode #172 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 2nd, 2017

26:56

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The Life of Samuel Adams - Part 1 | Episode #171 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

February 28th, 2017

18:23

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Filibusters | Episode #170 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

February 23rd, 2017

22:01

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The Supreme Court | Episode #169 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

February 21st, 2017

23:30

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Frederick Douglass - Part 2 | Episode #168 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

February 16th, 2017

25:01

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Frederick Douglass - Part 1 | Episode #167 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

February 14th, 2017

27:57

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George Clinton | Episode #166 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

February 9th, 2017

24:45

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Executive Orders | Episode #165 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

February 7th, 2017

24:36

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Schuyler Colfax | Episode #164 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

February 2nd, 2017

24:14

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The Crédit Mobilier Scandal | Episode #163 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

January 31st, 2017

21:40

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John Jay - Part 2 | Episode #162 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

January 26th, 2017

28:48

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John Jay - Part 1 | Episode #161 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

January 24th, 2017

22:20

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Inauguration Extravaganza | Episode #160 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

January 19th, 2017

15:06

To get you ready for Inauguration Day, let's talk about some of the most interesting inauguration stories like...

  • Andrew Jackson walking to the …

How Senators Are Elected - The 17th Amendment | Episode #159 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

January 17th, 2017

22:46

In this episode we dive into the issue of how Senators are elected to their office.

Did you know...

  • Americans didn't directly vote for senators for …

Inauguration of Andrew Jackson - 1829 | Episode #158 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

January 12th, 2017

26:00

We talk about Andrew Jackson (Andy Jack) a lot here on the podcast and this episode is no different! Let's talk about his inauguration!

Join us as we …

Presidential Inaugurations | Episode #157 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

January 10th, 2017

39:37

In this episode we talk all about one of the craziest things in our political system... presidential inaugurations! They have the possibility of …

Wendell Willkie | Episode #156 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

January 5th, 2017

35:39

Wendell Willkie is an enigma! He switched political parties and fought against the grain to stand up for what he believed in. Join us in this episode …

William Goebel | Episode #155 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

January 3rd, 2017

33:21

In today's episode we talk about a race for a governor position! Meet William Goebel, a politician who ended up serving only 4 days in his position. …

Benjamin Franklin - Part 2 | Episode #154 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

December 29th, 2016

26:54

In today's episode we pick up our conversation about Benjamin Franklin and discuss his life as...

  • a public servant 
  • an ambassador
  • the President of …

Benjamin Franklin - Part 1 | Episode #153 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

December 27th, 2016

26:45

Benjamin Franklin may have never been the President of the United States, but he sure did a lot of other stuff. Here's part 1 of our 2 part series on …

Christmas at the White House | Episode #152 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

December 22nd, 2016

21:28

It's Christmas time and we thought it would be a great opportunity to talk about some of the traditions held in the nation's capital by the nation's …

James Wilkinson | Episode #151 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

December 20th, 2016

35:56

We talk really badly about Aaron Burr sometimes and, yeah, he deserves it. But he doesn't seem to be nearly as bad of a guy as James Wilkinson!

Join …

Faithless Electors and the Electoral College | Episode #150 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

December 15th, 2016

30:02

The electoral college will soon cast their votes for who the president should be. Naturally, we thought it was time for a refresh on how they work, …

Presidents, Politicians, and Outer Space | Episode #149 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

December 13th, 2016

32:13

What does outer space have to do with presidents and politics? We're gonna tell you.

In this episode we talk about...

  • the Cold War and the Space …

Failed Constitutional Amendments | Episode #148 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

December 8th, 2016

22:39

Even though we think it's pretty cool that we can change the constitution, there are some real doozies that have been attempted. In this episode we …

Editing the Constitution | Episode #147 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

December 6th, 2016

28:00

Our founding fathers were pretty smart dudes. Not only did they set up our entire government, they built in ways for us to change it if it needed to be changed. There have been nearly 12,000 proposed Constitutional …

The President's Cabinet - Part 2 | | Episode #146 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

December 1st, 2016

29:04

We're talking about the President's Cabinet and just exactly what they do. Join us as we discuss the positions of...

  • Secretary of the Interior

The President's Cabinet - Part 1 | | Episode #145 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

November 29th, 2016

25:16

Today's episode of Election College was recorded right in the heart of the nation, Washington D.C.! We're talking about the President's Cabinet and …

Thanksgiving | Episode #144 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

November 24th, 2016

26:22

Did you know that Pilgrims probably weren't the first people to celebrate Thanksgiving? And they definitely didn't celebrate it in the way we know …

Presidential Pardons | Episode #143 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

November 22nd, 2016

33:39

If you're like us, you've often wondered how the president gets away with pardoning people during their terms. Are all pardons the same? Does it get erased off of your permanent record after you're pardoned? Can you be …

Gerrymandering | Episode #142 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

November 17th, 2016

18:12

Today we talk about everyone's favorite topic... gerrymandering! Okay, maybe it sounds a bit more like a guy you knew back in high school than a …

The Census | Episode #141 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

November 15th, 2016

28:00

Did you know that there are few things in the world that have more of an influence on our government than that census that is conducted every 10 …

Trump VS Clinton - Election of 2016 | Episode #140 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

November 10th, 2016

42:03

The election of 2016 just happened, and we're already talking about it! History is history after all. In this episode we talk about...

  • unpredictable …

How We Vote - Election Day 2016! | Episode #139 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

November 8th, 2016

42:06

It's Election Day! In case you didn't know, that's kind of like a birthday, Christmas and every other holiday all rolled into one for a couple of …

Voter Turnout | Episode #138 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

November 3rd, 2016

18:46

Help us out! We have a survey and would really appreciate it if you could give us just a few minutes of your time to fill it out!

October Surprises | Episode #137 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

November 1st, 2016

31:36

Help us out! We have a survey and would really appreciate it if you could give us just a few minutes of your time to fill it out!

The United States Capital (and Capitol) | Episode #136 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

October 27th, 2016

29:57

In this episode we discuss the amazing subject that is the history of the capital of the United States of America, as well as the actual building and …

Jen Briney of Congressional Dish Podcast | Election College

October 26th, 2016

39:25

In this supplemental episode, we’re talking to Jen Briney, host of Congressional Dish!

 

Jen has a degree from Loyola Marymount University and is the …

President for a Day? | Episode #135 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

October 25th, 2016

16:45

What happens when a President's term expires and the newly elected President refuses to be sworn in because it's a Sunday? 

In this episode we talk about David Rice Atchison, who may or may not have been President on …

Andrew Jackson - "Stop Thinking and Go In" (His Life - Part 2) | Episode #134 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

October 20th, 2016

32:37

In this episode we talk about the life of Andrew Johnson from his first run for President in 1824 and on to his time in the White House in 1828.

Andrew Jackson makes a run for the Presidency in 1824, gets the most …

Andrew Jackson - Born for a Storm (His Life - Part 1) | Episode #133 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

October 18th, 2016

21:39

"I was born for a storm, and a calm does not suit me."
– Andrew Jackson

From the beginning of his life, Andrew Jackson's life was anything but calm. In this episode we discuss:

*His father's death 3 weeks prior to his …

Who in the World Was Hannibal Hamlin? | Episode #132 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

October 13th, 2016

19:03

Unless you’re from Maine, you probably didn’t hear too much in your history class about Abraham Lincoln’s first Vice President. Hannibal Hamlin came …

John Quincy Adams the President and Elder Statesman (His Life - Part 2)| Episode #131 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

October 11th, 2016

21:38

In the last episode, we talked about John Quincy Adams' upbringing which led to many travels around Europe. He was a foreign relations all-star.

After serving in the Monroe administration as Secretary of State, he runs …

John Quincy Adams Has Been Everywhere (His Life - Part 1) | Episode #130 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

October 6th, 2016

18:34

John Quincy Adams was quite the guy. Before he was President, he traveled all over Europe–he had the ultimate homeschool experience. 

By the time he …

Voters Ed - Hands-on Learning About the Presidential Election Process

October 5th, 2016

23:44

In this supplemental episode, we’re talking to Victoria Van Voorhies, founder and CEO of Second Avenue Learning.

Tory is not only a highly …

Air Force One | Episode #129 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

October 4th, 2016

28:15

One of the biggest perks about winning a Presidential election is that you don't have to sit next to that guy who takes his shoes off on the plane anymore.

In this episode we talk about . . .

*The history of the …

Stephen Douglas - Lincoln/Douglas Debates (Part 2) | Episode #128 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

September 29th, 2016

18:59

 

In this episode we finally talk about what you want to hear - the Lincoln/Douglass debates!

Stephen Douglas was a man who constantly found himself …

Stephen Douglas - The Early Years (Part 1) | Episode #127 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

September 27th, 2016

21:47

The Douglas/Lincoln debates are some of the most famous debates in all of American history! But before he debated Lincoln, Stephen Douglas had built …

Why We Aren't Talking About The Debates | Episode #126 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

September 26th, 2016

8:31

If you want to hear commentary on tonight's presidential debates, there are a million places you can go! We're not one of them. Listen to this short, supplementary episode to find out why.

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We recorded an …

James Monroe - Part 2 | Episode #125 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

September 22nd, 2016

25:21

James Monroe is one of the only guys in history who was able to win two elections in a row with almost no competition at all. He even ran completely unopposed in his second attempt!

Monroe not only persevered through a …

James Monroe - Part 1 | Episode #124 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

September 20th, 2016

33:00

James Monroe is an easy president to miss. He's not a super controversial figure, but he's also not a guy who just lets people walk all over him. In this episode we discuss the early life of the last Founding Father to …

The Bill of Rights - The Amendments | Episode #123 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

September 15th, 2016

24:45

On the last episode we talked about how the Bill of Rights and subsequently the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution came about. This time around we talk about each one of those 10 in a bit more depth.

A big thank …

The Bill of Rights - The Backstory | Episode #122 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

September 13th, 2016

25:54

Way back before the Bill of Rights was even written, the writers of the Constitution knew there was going to be one! These 10 Amendments to our governing document lead the way through troubled times and precarious …

James Madison - Part 2 | Episode #121 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

September 7th, 2016

25:30

In this episode you’ll hear about Madison’s time as President and some of the challenges he faced such as:

*getting his cabinet nominees approved
*paying for a war despite not wanting a national bank
*not having Thomas …

James Madison - Part 1 | Episode #120 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

September 6th, 2016

35:55

James Madison is often overlooked - and no, that's not a short joke. You may know him as our fourth president, but Madison accomplished a tremendous amount of good for the well-being of our new country here in the USA …

The Spitting Lyon - Matthew Lyon | Episode #119 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

September 1st, 2016

25:27

Matthew Lyon is definitely one of the most interesting Congressmen we've ever had here in the United States of America! The guy lived multiple lives …

The Alien and Sedition Acts | Episode #118 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 30th, 2016

24:04

The Alien and Sedition Acts are something we've talked all around but never dove into! Some people might think it's just one big law. Instead, it's four different laws combined into a type of government approved speech …

The Vice President | Episode #117 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 25th, 2016

30:46

Often mocked, but immensely valuable, is the office of the Vice President. It's true, the biggest job of the VP may be being the President of the Senate (which is essentially just breaking ties) but the VP is a super …

The Declaration of Independence | Episode #116 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 23rd, 2016

31:11

In case you're wondering... no, we didn't make it the whole way through without a Nicholas Cage reference.

It's here! We talk all around the …

Thomas Jefferson: Part 2 | Episode #115 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 18th, 2016

36:15

In the last episode we talked about all of the things that Thomas Jefferson (TJ) did before he became the President of the United States. This time, we pick up right after he gets elected as the VP and move forward from …

Thomas Jefferson: Part 1 | Episode #114 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 16th, 2016

32:15

We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr before their fateful duel. Get it for free with a 30 day …

The Curious Case of Daniel Sickles | Episode #113 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 11th, 2016

29:59

We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr before their fateful duel. Get it for free with a 30 day …

The Two Party System and the Jay Treaty | Episode #112 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 9th, 2016

26:33

We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr before their fateful duel. Get it for free with a 30 day …

The Federalist Party | Episode #111 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 4th, 2016

17:30

Way back in the day there weren't any political parties. And then about 5 seconds later there were. Meet one of the originals! The party of George …

The Farewell Address of George Washington | Episode #110 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 2nd, 2016

29:10

One of the most important things that George Washington every wrote was the letter announcing that he would be leaving the office of the Presidency. …

John Adams - Part 2 | Episode #109 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

July 28th, 2016

26:18

Though John Adams had a very active early life and did many things to help shape our country, we haven't talked much about his impact as Vice President and President of the United State! Well, fear not. We're going to …

John Adams - Part 1 | Episode #108 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

July 26th, 2016

32:48

Even though we like to pick on him a lot and even call him a funny nickname quite a bit (how can you not say "His Rotundity" anyway?) John Adams had a profound impact on our country. 

In this episode we talk about the …

George Washington - Part 2 | Episode #107 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

July 21st, 2016

35:37

In this episode, George finally gets to fight in some wars and become the President! We all discuss some more personal stuff about him and his successes as the leader of the country.

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Check …

George Washington - Part 1 | Episode #106 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

July 19th, 2016

26:15

Did you know that George Washington had a rather robust life before he became the first president of the United States? Not only did he have his own wealth before becoming president, but his marriage to Martha also …

Watergate and Richard Nixon | Episode #105 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

July 14th, 2016

28:12

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What happened with Richard Nixon? Didn't he get impeached? How does Watergate work? Is that kinda like deflategate? We explore the mixed-up world of this presidential scandal in today's …

Impeachment | Episode #104 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

July 12th, 2016

24:03

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More of the First Presidents (during the Articles of the Confederation) | Episode #103 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

July 7th, 2016

15:37

Last episode we talked about the Continental Congress and the men who presided over it. America moved on into the era of the Articles of Confederation and we have... more presidents!

Plus, we talk about George …

The First Presidents (of the Continental Congress) | Episode #102 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

July 5th, 2016

17:26

There are plenty of people who try to say that George Washington wasn't the first president because the Continental Congress elected leaders to preside. We disagree... but we still think those guys were pretty important …

Horace Greeley| Episode #101 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

June 30th, 2016

34:29

Horace Greeley was a major influencer in the political scene of the late 1800s. However, most of us have never even heard of him! 

We kept seeing his …

Presidential Debates | Episode #100 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

June 28th, 2016

24:08

We're (basically) done with primary debate season and are nearly to the general election debates here in 2016. So... we thought it would be a great …

PACs and SuperPACs| Episode #099 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

June 23rd, 2016

18:19

You've probably heard lots about PACs and SuperPACS when you hear about campaign finance regulations over the years. But what are they? 

What's a …

Henry Clay | Episode #098 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

June 21st, 2016

33:48

 

We've talked about Henry Clay a BUNCH on Election College, but he's never gotten his own episode. We figured it was time we changed that and gave …

The Whig Party | Episode #097 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

June 16th, 2016

15:02

It's time to hear about those crazy Whig folks. Henry Clay was one. Abraham Lincoln was one. John Quincy Adams was one. Thomas Jefferson was NOT one.

The White House | Episode #096 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

June 14th, 2016

29:32

We all know the iconic image of the White House, but there's lots of great stuff to learn about it! Did you know it wasn't always the President's house? It also has been gutted a couple times and entirely renovated. We …

The Libertarian Party | Episode #095 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

June 9th, 2016

20:45

It's about time we talk about someone besides Democrats and Republicans (and Whigs) already! So, how about the Libertarians? If you like the idea of the government keeping their nose out of your business, you might like …

William Jennings Bryan | Episode #094 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

June 7th, 2016

35:11

William Jennings Bryan was a political juggernaut and political speaker. But the cards always seemed to be stacked against him when it came to the …

Tammany Hall | Episode #093 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

June 2nd, 2016

29:16

Political corruption and collusion didn't happen back in the good ole' days did it? Everything was perfectly great and no-one ever got paid off, …

Salmon Chase | Episode #092 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

May 31st, 2016

25:08

He helped found multiple political parties, was a Supreme Court Chief Justice and JPMorgan Chase is named after him. But how much do you actually …

Aaron Burr | Episode #091 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

May 26th, 2016

35:11

Meet the man who killed Alexander Hamilton! Oh, and he was also Vice President and a State Senator and other stuff as well. Aaron Burr!

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Alexander Hamilton | Episode #090 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

May 24th, 2016

41:55

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Eugene V. Debs and the Socialists | Episode #089 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

May 19th, 2016

28:09

Eugene Debs helped found multiple unions, political parties and ran for president five times... one of them from jail.

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The Petticoat Affair (and How it Changed Presidential History) | Episode #088 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

May 17th, 2016

24:08

How did a bunch of gossip impact the course of history and the lives of several Presidents (and potential Presidents)? The Petticoat Affair, of course! Join us as we dive into the adventures of Peggy Eaton and her many …

Party Conventions | Episode #087 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

May 12th, 2016

21:32

What happens at political nominating conventions? Why do we even need them? Where are they held? Find out in today's episode so you can impress your …

Superdelegates | Episode #086 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

May 10th, 2016

21:23

Are superdelegates actually democratic? How do they work and what do they do? Find out in today's episode!

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How Rich Were the Presidents? Part 2 | Episode #085 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

May 5th, 2016

30:19

Part 2 - In this episode we discuss the net worth of all of our Presidents! There's a lot of money talk going around during the 2016 election, and we want to know where our forefathers stood too.

How Rich Were the Presidents? Part 1 | Episode #084 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

May 3rd, 2016

32:11

Part 1 - In this episode we discuss the net worth of all of our Presidents! There's a lot of money talk going around during the 2016 election, and we want to know where our forefathers stood too.

Currency, Andy Jack and Harriet Tubman | Episode #083 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

April 28th, 2016

22:08

In this episode we discuss United States currency, it's origins, who is on the bills, and the current shakeup with the images of Andrew Jackson and Harriet Tubman.

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Contested Conventions | Episode #082 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

April 26th, 2016

22:30

Join us in this episode as we discuss contested conventions, what they are and how they happen!

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Do Territories Get To Vote? | Episode #081 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

April 21st, 2016

11:44

Join us in  this bit-sized episode as we discuss whether or not U.S. territories get to vote!

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Primaries vs. Caucuses | Episode #080 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

April 19th, 2016

18:38

Join us as we discuss...

  • the purpose of caucuses and primaries,
  • how a caucus and a primary differ,
  • the crazy, confusing world of the primary process,

The First First Lady - Dolley Madison | Episode #079 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

April 14th, 2016

24:03

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  • Dolley Madison - the first First Lady,
  • how Dolley supported both Thomas Jefferson and James Madison,
  • the story of how …

Women's Suffrage | Episode #078 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

April 12th, 2016

27:30

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  • Women's struggle through the years to gain suffrage,
  • the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment,
  • and more!

Obama Gets Reelected - Election of 2012 | Episode #077 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

April 7th, 2016

21:32

Join us as we discuss...

  • No Democrats challenge Obama
  • Mitt Romney emerges as the Republican candidate,
  • Barack Obama gets reelected,
  • and more!

The Great Recession - Election of 2008 | Episode #076 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

April 5th, 2016

31:06

Join us as we discuss...

  • Bush's time is over and the Republican's are not popular,
  • the nation's economy is in trouble,
  • Barack Obama makes history,

The Dean Scream - Election of 2004 | Episode #075 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 31st, 2016

19:55

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  • W is extremely popular,
  • John Kerry enters the scene,
  • Howard Dean gets mocked by the nation,
  • the Swift Boat Vets call John …

Florida Can't Decide - Election of 2000 | Episode #074 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 29th, 2016

32:01

Join us as we discuss...

  • George W. Bush facing off against Al Gore,
  • VP candidates play their part,
  • the country is at a standstill,
  • "W" becomes the …

The Democrats Finally Win Two In A Row - Election of 1996 | Episode #073 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 24th, 2016

16:36

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  • how age plays a factor in Dole's candidacy,
  • a campaign donation scandal,
  • Bill Clinton breaks a bad streak for the Democrats,

It's the Economy, Stupid - Election of 1992 | Episode #072 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 22nd, 2016

26:08

 

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  • George H.W. Bush's popularity takes a huge hit,
  • Nader plays spoiler,
  • Bill Clinton wins the White House,
  • and more!

The Republicans Can't Slow Down - Election of 1988 | Episode #071 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 17th, 2016

32:46

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Reagan Does It Again - Election of 1984 | Episode #070 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 15th, 2016

24:15

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Reagan Gets A Shot - Election of 1980 | Episode #069 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 10th, 2016

25:11

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The Bicentennial Year - Election of 1976 | Episode #068 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 8th, 2016

23:30

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A New Amendment, Two Resignations, and a New President | Episode #067 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 3rd, 2016

20:29

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The People Love Richard Nixon - The Election of 1972 | Episode #066 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

March 1st, 2016

27:27

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The 26th Amendment | Episode #065 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

February 25th, 2016

16:32

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Another Realignment Election - The Election of 1968 | Episode #064 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

February 23rd, 2016

36:46

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The 23rd Amendment | Episode #063 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

February 18th, 2016

13:36

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The Most Lopsided Election - Election of 1964 | Episode #062 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

February 16th, 2016

26:57

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The State of the Podcast | Episode #061 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

February 15th, 2016

7:24

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JFK Is Assassinated | Episode #060 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

February 11th, 2016

24:21

Join us as we discuss the Assassination of John F. Kennedy.

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A Clean Shave Wins An Election - Election of 1960 | Episode #059 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

February 9th, 2016

30:42

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  • Eisenhower isn't eligible to run again,
  • a new guy named John F. Kennedy runs against Nixon,
  • JFK wins the presidency, 
  • and …

We Hate Change - Election of 1956 | Episode #058 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

February 4th, 2016

16:18

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  • Eisenhower is still pretty popular,
  • Ike considers dropping Nixon from the ticket,
  • the first televised presidential debate …

I Like Ike - Election of 1952 | Episode #057 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

February 2nd, 2016

29:13

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  • Truman decides not to run (because no one likes him),
  • I Like Ike sweeps the nation,
  • Dwight Eisenhower wins the presidency, 

The 22nd Amendment | Episode #056 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

January 28th, 2016

18:01

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  • The passage of the 22nd Amendment

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The Democratic Party Splits Into Pieces... and Still Wins - Election of 1948 | Episode #055 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

January 26th, 2016

34:29

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  • Harry Truman is losing popularity,
  • Thomas Dewey takes the world by storm,
  • Everyone, including Truman, things Truman will …

FDR Dies and Truman Assumes the Presidency | Episode #054 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

January 21st, 2016

21:46

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  • FDR is not as popular as he once was, but still pretty popular,
  • the world is at war and needs some stability,
  • FDR is …

The Peaceful President Becomes the Wartime President - Election of 1944 | Episode #053 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

January 19th, 2016

25:57

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  • FDR is not as popular as he once was, but still pretty popular,
  • the world is at war and needs some stability,
  • FDR is …

FDR: Round 3 - Election of 1940 | Episode #052 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

January 14th, 2016

25:43

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  • FDR is STILL insanely popular,
  • the country doesn't want to go to war,
  • FDR is elected for an unprecedented 3rd term, 
  • and …

FDR vs Alf - Election of 1936 | Episode #051 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

January 12th, 2016

29:42

 

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  • FDR is insanely popular,
  • even though he likes him, Alf runs against FDR,
  • FDR is elected by a landslide, 
  • and more!

The Great Depression Didn't Make It Easy On Hoover - Election fo 1932 | Episode #050 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

January 7th, 2016

18:33

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  • Hoover isn't popular anymore thanks to the Great Depression,
  • Democrats are all about saving money,
  • FDR is elected, 
  • and …

Coolidge Steps Down and Hoover Steps Up - Election of 1928 | Episode #049 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

January 5th, 2016

18:19

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  • Coolidge decides not to run again,
  • America is afraid of the Catholics,
  • Hoover wins the presidency,
  • and more!

Return to Normalcy - Election of 1920 | Episode #046 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

December 17th, 2015

31:01

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Teddy Is Back! - Election of 1912 | Episode #044 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

December 10th, 2015

21:49

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Don't Call Him Teddy - Election of 1904 | Episode #042 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

December 3rd, 2015

28:52

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The Assassination of William McKinley | Episode #041 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

December 1st, 2015

23:21

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1896 Part 2 - The election of 1900| Episode #040 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

November 26th, 2015

29:31

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Grover's Back! - Election of 1892 | Episode #038 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

November 19th, 2015

28:39

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  • Harrison's lackluster presidency,
  • the Populist Party,
  • Grover the Good's return to the White House,
  • and more!

The Incumbent and a Democrat - Election of 1888 | Episode #037 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

November 17th, 2015

32:57

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  • tariffs and their huge part to play in the election,
  • the relatively unknown Benjamin Harrison,
  • Grover the Good getting …

Chester A Arthur and the Election of 1884 | Episode #036 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

November 12th, 2015

31:48

It's finally the Democrats' turn.

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  • Arthur becomes President,
  • nobody likes Arthur for a while,
  • Grover the Good is elected,

The Assassination of James Garfield | Episode #035 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

November 10th, 2015

34:58

You would have to be crazy to assassinate the President... right?

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  • Garfield's short tenure as president,
  • more turmoil in the …

The One Where Hayes Keeps His Promise - The Election of 1880 | Episode #034 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

November 5th, 2015

34:18

Make way for Garfield!

 

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  • Hayes' honesty,
  • Garfield's election win,
  • the impact the electoral college can have over popular …

The Election of 1876... What a Mess! | Episode #033 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

November 3rd, 2015

29:51

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  • Grant's decision not to run again,
  • the (messed up) Compromise of 1877,
  • Hayes' narrow victory,
  • and more!

The Republican Party Divides in the Election of 1872 | Episode #032 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

October 29th, 2015

22:51

Grant still wins... but it's a little more complicated this time.

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  • the death of Horace Greeley,
  • Grant's re-election,

The War Hero and the Election of 1868 | Episode #031 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

October 27th, 2015

24:14

We would have voted for Horatio just because he had a cool name...

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  • the failed administration of Johnson,
  • Grant's war hero …

Andrew Johnson, Reconstruction, and a Bunch of Disagreements | Episode #030 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

October 20th, 2015

30:50

The war brought turmoil. The end of the war brought more turmoil.

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  • failed assassination attempts on Secretary Seward and …

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln | Episode #029 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

October 15th, 2015

22:22

John Wilkes Booth was not a nice dude.

Join us as we discuss the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

 

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Lincoln, the Underdog? | Episode #028 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

October 13th, 2015

26:17

There are still a lot of people who don't like Abraham Lincoln. But he still wins.

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  • Hannibal Hamlin getting out of politics,

The Secession Episode | Episode #027 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

October 8th, 2015

25:04

In this episode we discuss the secession of many states in the years leading up to the Civil War.

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Honest Abe and the Election of 1860 | Episode #026 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

October 6th, 2015

26:23

Buchanan did and said some dumb stuff. Can Lincoln fix it?

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  • the vast unpopularity of Buchanan,
  • division between the popular …

The Election of 1856 | Episode #025 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

October 1st, 2015

27:24

Disclaimer: We apologize for the sound quality this week. Ben just moved and hasn't set up his new studio yet. So he basically had to record in an …

The Kansas-Nebraska Act and Bleeding Kansas | Episode #024 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

September 29th, 2015

23:23

Disclaimer: We apologize for the sound quality this week. Ben just moved and hasn't set up his new studio yet. So he basically had to record in an …

The Death of the Whig Party and Election of 1852 | Episode #023 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

September 17th, 2015

25:16

We miss Henry Clay already...

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  • how the Compromise of 1850 impacted Millard Fillmore's presidency,
  • the deaths of Henry Clay, …

1850: An Unforeseen Turn of Events | Episode #022 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

September 15th, 2015

28:07

Stay away from the raw fruit...

 

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  • the death of Zachary Taylor,
  • Millard Fillmore becoming the President,
  • the Compromise of …

Marty Plays Spoiler in the Election of 1848 | Episode #021 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

September 10th, 2015

19:14

Marty is old and crotchety now. So he spoils the election.

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  • James Polk achieving his four goals,
  • Martin Van Buren and the …

Manifest Destiny and the Election of 1844 | Episode #020 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

September 8th, 2015

25:04

Don't mess with Texas. Or something like that.

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  • The Whigs hate His Accidency,
  • Manifest Destiny is a huge deal,
  • everyone …

1841 and His Accidency | Episode #019 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

September 3rd, 2015

17:07

William Henry Harrison dies... so John "His Accidency" Tyler takes over.

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  • William Henry Harrison's untimely death
  • John …

Tippecanoe and Tyler too! - The Election of 1840 | Episode #018 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

September 1st, 2015

21:46

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  • Martin Van Buren rides on other people's coattails,
  • the Panic of 1837,
  • Tippecanoe and Tyler too,
  • Harrison's election win,

The Whigs Lose - 1836 Election | Episode #017 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 27th, 2015

21:01

If you can't beat 'em... just run more candidates to try and confuse them!

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  • an assassination attempt on Andrew Jackson,

The Eaton Affair and Election of 1832 | Episode #016 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 25th, 2015

27:14

There's more mudslinging going on. This time, it's the ladies' turn.

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  • Andrew Jackson's first term as President,
  • the …

Andy Jack and Q Star in the Election of 1828 | Episode #015 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 20th, 2015

20:43

Nothing make an election more fun than a little mudslinging and talking bad about someone's wife, right?

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  • John Quincy "Q" …

The Corrupt Bargain and Election of 1824 | Episode #014 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 18th, 2015

23:48

We were really excited about this episode because we got to talk about His Rotundity again... kinda.

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  • way too many …

The Era of Good Feelings and Election of 1820 | Episode #013 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 13th, 2015

25:28
You have to admit... James Monroe had a pretty easy reelection campaign.

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  • the Era of Good Feelings,
  • Monroe's good will tour,
  • the …

1816: The Death of Federalism and Election of James Monroe | Episode #012 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 11th, 2015

20:28
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  • the Federalists' attempts at the Hartford Convention,
  • the beginning of the Era of Good Feelings,
  • controversy surrounding …

The War of 1812 | Episode #011 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 6th, 2015

31:26
Many people don't even remember that the War of 1812 ever happened. But we do.

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  • how the Napoleonic Wars lead to the War of 1812,

James Madison and the Dead Vice Presidents - 1812 | Episode #010 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

August 4th, 2015

17:50
It's a tumultuous time in the history of the United State, but President James Madison stands strong.

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  • continued tensions …

Exit Thomas Jefferson; Enter James Madison - The Election of 1808 | Episode #009 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

July 30th, 2015

30:21
Thomas Jefferson nearly screws things up with the Embargo Act, but James Madison saves the day.

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  • the Embargo Act of 1807, 

The Louisiana Purchase and Election of 1804 | Episode #008 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

July 28th, 2015

25:02
What do you do when your vice-president kills a guy? Get another one!

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  • the Louisiana Purchase, 
  • a duel between Aaron Burr and …

The 12th Amendment | Episode #007 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

July 23rd, 2015

19:01
We're proudly pro-12th Amendment. Where do you stand?

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  • the reason for the 12th Amendment,
  • provisions inside the amendment,

The Revolution of 1800 | Episode #006 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

July 21st, 2015

23:26
The nation couldn't think of anything else better to do, so they kicked the President out and went to war with France.

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His Rotundity Takes Over | Episode #005 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

July 16th, 2015

18:43
The Jay treaty gets everyone all riled up. The obvious solution? FIGHT!

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  • the Jay Treaty,
  • Washington's retirement,
  • a spat between …

George Washington Wins Again | Episode #004 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

July 14th, 2015

23:02
If you thought the first election was a pretty decisive one, wait until you check out the second one.

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  • disagreements between …

1788: The First Election | Episode #003 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

July 9th, 2015

21:28
The first election wasn't really much of an election at all. 

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  • Washington's background and the overwhelming support for George …

Constitutional Convention and Electoral College | Episode #002 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

July 2nd, 2015

25:55
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The Continental Congress and Articles of Confederation| Episode #001 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

June 25th, 2015

24:19
Before we can start talking about elections, we really have to understand the background of why, how, and when the United States of America was …

Introduction to Election College | Episode #000 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

June 18th, 2015

5:24

Election College is a show about United State Election History. 

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