A re-examination of when President Jimmy Carter’s strategy notebook fell into the hands of Ronald Reagan’s team ahead of the presidential debate.

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Whistlestop is Slate’s podcast about presidential campaign history. Hosted by our political columnist and Political Gabfest panelist John Dickerson, each installment will revisit a memorable (or even a forgotten) moment from America’s quadrennial carnival.

Podcast production and edit by Jocelyn Frank.

Research by Brian Rosenwald.

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