Candidate Confessional - Defeated Politicians Tell All
About This Show
Everyone loses. But some losses sting worse than others. This is a podcast about tough defeats. Hosts Sam Stein and Jason Cherkis talk to candidates who came up short in their bid for president, governor, senator and other elected office; those defined by YouTube moments and others who fell by painfully close margins.
Looking back, these candidates give the listener an unvarnished, often-emotional picture of what life is really like on the campaign trail.
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Sam Stein and Jason Cherkis will go back to look at some of the biggest stories from campaigns past - the scandals, the policy battles, the failures and everything in-between.
Each week, Stein and Cherkis sit down with some of the biggest names in politics. Highlights from this season will include Hillary Clinton's Communications Director Jen Palmieri, National Review Writer and near-presidential candidate David French, former Congressman Barney Frank, and Rielle Hunter, the videographer who had an affair with John Edwards during his presidential campaign. This is a one-of-a-kind podcast about tough defeats and the unvarnished, often-emotional and human side of our nation’s rough and tumble political system.
Last season, “Candidate Confessional” was a finalist for both the 2017 Webby Awards and Digiday Publishing Awards and reached the top five political podcasts on iTunes. This season, Sam and Jason are upping the ante with new storylines. There will be episodes dedicated not just to campaigns but to major legislative pushes that ultimately failed and to famous figures who found themselves at the epicenter of scandal. You’ll hear from the Senators who tried to stop the march to war in Iraq and the key congressional aides behind the first failed 2008 bailout vote; the Senator who made gun control a cause after national tragedy and the videographer who found herself on the cover of the National Enquirer.
Rated 5 out of
but this is a great show. what can i say, the hosts are fantastic!
Date published: 2016-01-19
Rated 5 out of
I have not listened to it yet, but it has to be great if Sam Stein is hosting.
I will listen when the new season comes out. Of course, we all want to hear him interview Hillary and people on her team. Also is George H W Bush open to this - he could do it remotely. Bob Dole? Two of the last great republicans and WWII heroes to become and get near the presidency. Both with tons of source material in What It Takes, alone.
Date published: 2017-06-07