A Recipe for a Presidential Speech

On June 11, 1962, President Kennedy made a speech he thought would sway his audience at Yale.

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Whistlestop is Slate’s podcast about presidential history. Each installment revisits memorable moments from America’s presidential carnival. This week, the occasion in June 1962 when President John F. Kennedy made a miscalculation.

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research by Brian Rosenwald.