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Candidate Confessional - Defeated Politicians Tell All

By HuffPost

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Everyone loses. But some losses sting worse than others. This is a podcast about tough defeats. Hosts Sam Stein and Jason Cherkis talk to candidates who came up short in their bid for president, governor, senator and other elected office; those defined by YouTube moments and others who fell by painfully close margins. Looking back, these candidates give the listener an unvarnished, often-emotional picture of what life is really like on the campaign trail. Candidate Confessional is produced by Christine Conetta.

Customer Reviews

really, this is amazing

I’m biased. but the title of my review says it all

Really interesting!

I enjoyed hearing Governor Dean, speak candidly and off the cuff. I especially liked Sam”s style, as I think he is the best interviewer in the business, who I think personally should have his own program on MSNBC, instead of the same talking heads who have turned themselves into cardboard cutouts. I have subscribed to the entire series and highly recommend it to anyone with a brain.

Something different for the political junkie

My only complaint is I had to wait a week between Dean and Bachmann. No doubt Sam and Jason are hard at work on future episodes, but I can't help let my imagination run a little bit on possibilities: John McCain on the mysterious race-baiting ads of 2000, Uncle Joe on Obama vs. Hillary in '08, Clyde Drexler describing the feeling of being publicly eviscerated by Mike in '92 finals! The premise has so many possibilities. Great to see it well executed with such an engaging, conversational style.