In this episode of Slate’s bite-sized podcast about presidential campaign history, chief political correspondent John Dickerson brings us a disturbingly familiar story of personal correspondence coming back to haunt the early favorite. No, he’s not talking about Hillary Clinton’s emails. The year is 1884, the candidate is James G. Blaine, and the correspondence became known as The Mulligan Letters. 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 The Great Presidents. Get up to 80% off the original price by visiting thegreatcourses.com/whistlestop. 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 slate.com/podcastplus.