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Fifty years ago, the country was rocked by a historic presidential campaign. The Democratic party crumbled, a new Republican era began, and the country threatened to split in two. Campaign '68 traces the twists, turns and tragic violence that followed Americans all the way to the voting booths. What began in '68 is still roiling American politics today.
||Clean"A fundamentally divided society"||Historian Rick Perlstein traces the country's ideological divisions from John F. Kennedy's assassination through Richard Nixon's campaign to modern politics.||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe gender gap||Political scientist Lori Cox Han traces the growing role of women in politics from 1968 to now: "Women are not a monolithic voting bloc, and I think that's one of the biggest misconceptions out the...||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArt of the spectacle||Roger Ailes helped Republicans use television to get elected for decades. He was more politically influential than many politicians themselves. In 1968, Ailes helped Richard Nixon win the White Hou...||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe politics of race||Historian Peniel Joseph explores how racial anxiety and resentment among white voters shaped the 1968 campaign -- and still shapes politics today.||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: A figure of destiny||Richard Nixon campaigns on law and order, while George Wallace rises on racist rhetoric. The run for the White House intensifies.||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: A perilous course||1968 rolls in, the Vietnam war rages on, and early presidential primaries show a country beginning to splinter.||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: Fault lines||Nixon uses a powerful weapon in new ways: television. Politics will never be the same.||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: Long odds||The list of Democratic candidates grows. The campaign continues in the shadow of national grief.||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing soon: Campaign '68||1968 brought tragedy, violence and an unforgettable run for power. Campaign '68, coming Oct. 2, captures the chaos of an American presidential election.||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
APM makes the best history podcasts. I was thrilled to discover this new one about 1968, Nixon, LBJ, RFK and more. It includes incredible archival audio and a fast-paced storytelling sensibility. I love how each episode is quick and bite-sized, very manageable to listen to. Brilliant stuff and very educational. Please keep up the amazing work APM!!!
Much more entertaining than other political/historical podcasts I have listened to. If you love the Vietnam War era and are fascinated by its history, this podcast is for you.