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

Dec 23, 2018

Banker, Comptroller, Campaign Manager and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Charles G. Dawes came to the Vice Presidency with many achievements already in hand.  A master of systems of supply and organization, he had served in the Army under Pershing and developed the Allies supply system, then re-engineered the reparations...

Dec 16, 2018

A look at Garret Hobart, William McKinley's first Vice President who would be so influential and charming that he would sometimes be called the Assistant Vice President.  Convincing the President to go to war, taking care of Cabinet squabbles and entertaining important administration allies were among the services...

Dec 8, 2018

The story of John F. Kennedy's little-known and very short-lived run for Vice President of The United States. It lasted a few hours, but it's possible that instead of the Presidency, Kennedy might have been the 38th Vice president of the United States. 

Nov 30, 2018

Poor George M. Dallas.  Not only did he have to see his rival James Buchanan rise to the Presidency, but he also may really not lay true claim to the thing he's known for, the naming of the Texas city that shares his surprisingly common name.  Polk's Vice President on this episode.  

Nov 23, 2018

A bit about Gerald Ford's brief Vice Presidency, where he took over from Spiro Agnew.  He spent his time balancing between supporting Nixon during the Watergate crisis and supporting Watergate critics.  He also kept him self busy, and away from the White House as much as he could.  

We also get a bit into Ford's...