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The Hill's History-Cast
3 minutes | Nov 26, 2017
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11 minutes | Jul 26, 2017
Ep. 12: The August Recess
Wouldn’t it be nice to take a month off work? Congress is required to do so by law. The House and Senate are about to bolt D.C. for their annual August recess, but don’t expect a lot of members to head to the beach.
21 minutes | Jul 12, 2017
Ep. 11: Our Favorite Vices
The vice presidency was a constitutional afterthought. Now it's a hugely powerful office, for the right incumbent. We take a look at the office Mike Pence has inherited, and what he plans to do with it.
14 minutes | Jun 28, 2017
Ep. 10: Women Come to Washington
A century ago, Jeannette Rankin made history by becoming the first woman to serve in Congress. She was an instant star, though she was more likely to show up in the society pages than in the news section.
11 minutes | Jun 7, 2017
Ep. 08: Chivalry in the Capitol
Duels, bullwhips, Southern honor and the legacy of Pocahontas all collide in this week’s episode, in which we look back at the murder of a congressman inside the Capitol building.
12 minutes | May 25, 2017
Ep. 07: Putting the 'Special' in Special Elections
Why every political reporter in America is obsessed with Butte, Montana, and Atlanta, Georgia — and what these special elections tell us about next year’s midterms.
18 minutes | May 10, 2017
Ep. 06: Those Damn Lobbyists
The professional influence industry is older than the U.S., and lobbyists spend more on Congress than Congress spends on itself. So, where does all that money go?
14 minutes | Apr 24, 2017
Ep. 05: The First 100 Days
President Trump’s administration turns 100 days old on Saturday. He can blame Franklin Roosevelt for the arbitrary date by which all presidents are measured.
15 minutes | Apr 19, 2017
Ep. 04: Nerd Prom
A deep dive into the history of the White House Correspondents Association dinner: Calvin Coolidge bores the press corps, a pickpocket steals FDR’s wallet, and balloon animals!
17 minutes | Apr 4, 2017
Ep. 03: The Filibuster
As the Senate moves toward a nuclear showdown, we dive deep into the history of the filibuster, from the mistake that led to its invention to the civil rights battles of the 20th Century and Huey Long's recipe for "pot-likkers."
12 minutes | Mar 21, 2017
Ep. 02: The Man in the Green Hat
The story of Congress's unofficial bootlegger, and how he helped bring down Prohibition.
13 minutes | Mar 13, 2017
Ep. 01: Supreme Sherpas
Judge Neil Gorsuch has a small team of experts guiding him toward a seat on the Supreme Court. What do those experts do? We talked to a bunch of other sherpas to find out — including one that Eric Holder repeatedly tried to fire.
4 minutes | Mar 12, 2017
Introducing The Hill's History-Cast
Introducing The Hill's History-Cast: Dive deep into the history and culture of American politics with Reid Wilson, The Hill's national correspondent. In our introductory episode, Reid visits the guy who first got him interested in politics — way back in 2nd grade. Stay tuned for our first full-length episode, debuting Thursday.
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