Historian and author John Ferling helps us understand other
hyperpartisan eras in American politics, particularly the
1790s. We discuss the election of 1800 and its parallels with
today, and how we've been through tough politics before.
About the Podcast
The Need To Know podcast is a production of the Office of Congressional Relations at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Each episode we will bring our nonpartisan research to life through interviews with experts and practitioners covering the world. Our goal is to bring the best independent research, open dialogue and actionable ideas to congressional staff, policy makers, and anyone else who needs to know.