The Art of Political Umbrage-Taking
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In this episode of Slate’s bite-sized podcast about presidential campaign history, chief political correspondent John Dickerson recounts the election of 1840, during which a candidate took to the trail for the very first time. Recommended for fans of Slate’s Political Gabfest and American political history. This week’s show is sponsored by The Great Courses and its series “Turning Points in American History.” Order it at 80% off the original price by visiting Love Slate podcasts? Listen longer with Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, ad-free versions, exclusive podcasts, and more. Start your 2-week free trial at