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"The History of The United States, As Told Through its Vices."

Feb 21, 2021

We discuss Charles Fairbanks, Teddy's Roosevelt's Vice President from 1905 to 1909.  Not only did they not see eye to eye, but Roosevelt might have given his career a little shove.  Or maybe not.

And how did a Senator from Indiana get his name on a town in Alaska that he never saw?  

Chris Novembrino of Don't Worry...


Jan 24, 2021

President Biden was Vice President first, and ran for President before that.  In this episode, we discuss his first doomed run for President, and his improbable win over a Republican Senator during a Republican landslide election.  


Jan 3, 2021

Adlai Ewing Stevenson, Vice President under Grover Cleveland in his second term, has been eclipsed in history by his famous grandson.  This is for reasons of time and memory and TV pictures but not for accomplishment.  For the original Adlai had quite the career, and made it to national office as Congressman, Postmaster...


Sep 9, 2020

Hog caller and stump speaker Alben Barkley defied all expectations.  The son of a tobacco farmer with little money to spare became Vice President and sometimes, a contender for President.  Senator and Majority Leader he prospered from his ability to speak.  It even almost got him in trouble with the President he served,...


May 25, 2020

Dick Cheney is known as one of the most powerful Vice Presidents.  In this podcast, we look at the years before he became Veep, and how he almost threw his career away.