This Day in Esoteric Political History

By Jody Avirgan & Radiotopia

What's This Day in Esoteric Political History about?

In times like these, we could all use a little historical perspective. Jody Avirgan, political historian Nicole Hemmer and special guests rescue moments from the entirety of U.S. election history to map our journey through Inauguration Day 2021. Each episode takes on one moment from that day in a previous election and discusses what makes it interesting, and what lessons can be learned. It does it with humor, and context -- and it does it in under ten minutes. New episodes release Tuesdays & Thursdays.

This Day In Esoteric Election History is part of the Radiotopia podcast network from PRX.

On Twitter and Instagram, we’re posting about lots more moments from past elections. And if you have a suggestion for a topic, get in touch. Find it all at

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