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

Dec 27, 2021

A look at Schuyler Colfax, Grant's first Vice President lived a full life but died in obscurity and some shame.  We examine the smiling vice president, former Speaker and friend to Lincoln.

Nov 28, 2021

Grover Cleveland's first vice president barely spoke with him, did not agree on politics and was in office for political reasons.  Hendricks was the bottom half of a ticket that lost the disputed election of 1876.  His position on the martyred ticket that lost after a congressional commission decided for Rutherford B....

Oct 17, 2021

The story of John C. Breckinridge, the only vice president to take up arms against the country he served.  A charismatic and skilled speaker, he knew all of the people he ran against in the 1860 election.  He took up the banner of a party associated with disunion, though his own views were far...

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.