For the final cast of 2016 we look at Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, and their period of estrangement and renewed correspondence. Their story is very well known, but a few less commonly known points -such as Abigal Adams’s role in the story – are discussed. Also, a somewhat critical look at social media and its effect on political discussion, as well as a peek at what could have been the start of angry politics on TV, with Buckley and Vidal.
Happy New Years to all who listen. This has been a great year for the podcast with a fair number of new listeners, the launch of the Premium MHCBUYP, acknowledgement from Columbia Journalism Review and a few other places, the publication of Bruce’s book The Five Biggest Fibs and more.