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

Apr 16, 2020

Nobody would have expected local pol and newbie governor Cal Coolidge to become Vice President two years before the election of 1920.  Then a calamity happened, that made him the symbol of normalcy.

Apr 15, 2020

Rich, popular and diplomatic, Levi Parsons Morton was a banker-turned politician who had a knack for making connections and a penchant for raising money. He helped bankroll two Presidential campaigns before he found himself on a ticket, winning and serving under Benjamin Harrison. He would get along with the...

Apr 10, 2020

George H.W. Bush's Vice Presidency was not spectacular; but arguably its most decisive event happened in its first months.  We discuss the day President Reagan was shot on this podcast.