This episode of Whistlestop travels back to April 30, 2011, when President Barack Obama stepped up to the podium at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner to deliver a dig and dig for a laugh.
Whistlestop is Slate’s podcast about presidential history. Hosted by Political Gabfest host John Dickerson, each installment will revisit memorable moments from America’s presidential carnival.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research by Brian Rosenwald.