A Very Political Podcast.

History might be written by the winners, but presidential politics is often shaped by the Long Shots. In a new podcast series from Inside Voices, veteran journalist Conor Powell and executive producer Gary Scott explore eight presidential candidates who lost the race for the White House but permanently changed America’s political landscape – right up to today.

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Conor Powell is a storyteller and long time correspondent who has worked for both CNN and Fox News. From Kabul to Benghazi to Jerusalem to Barcelona to other hot zones, he has covered conflicts and contentious elections around the world.


Inside Voices is a podcast production company that draws on diverse, proven talent to build audio narratives that reflect the interests and ambitions of young, creative America. The company was founded by Gary Scott, who worked for more than 20 years as a journalist, first as an award-winning political and investigative reporter and then for eight years as head of programming for the legendary NPR-affiliate KCRW in Los Angeles.

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