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This episode of Whistlestop travels back to Oct. 18, 1938, when former President Hoover picked on his successor with gusto. Many U.S. presidents to follow were also publicly critical of the new one in office.
Whistlestop is Slate’s podcast about presidential history. Hosted by Political Gabfest co-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 and Elizabeth Hinson.