Stranglehold One small state got its hands around our presidential elections. Now it won't let go. A podcast about the New Hampshire Primary from New Hampshire Public Radio.
Stranglehold

Stranglehold

From New Hampshire Public Radio

One small state got its hands around our presidential elections. Now it won't let go. A podcast about the New Hampshire Primary from New Hampshire Public Radio.

Most Recent Episodes

EP 17: Via Live Stream

While most of the candidates are either celebrating or conceding in New Hampshire, one former front runner is conspicuously absent from a party in his honor. In this special episode, produced in the midnight hours after the 2020 N.H. primary, we take you to a campaign headquarters that's missing its candidate, and speculate what the election results may mean for the future of the New Hampshire primary.

EP 16: All Out

The N.H. presidential primary is here and the stranglehold is on full display. We take you behind the scenes of one of the craziest weeks in American politics. Want to make sure NHPR continues creating projects like Stranglehold? Donate $20 today right here: www.strangleholdpodcast.org Stranglehold is the story of how one small state got its hands around the way we pick presidents - and won't let go. It's a political story unlike any you've heard before. Stranglehold is a production of New Hampshire Public Radio.

EP 15: What's It Worth?

There is nothing New Hampshire is more famous for than the presidential primary. And that fame has a value of its own. A value greater than dollars spent or earned. In this episode, we try to answer the question: How does that value help to explain this state's stranglehold on the presidential nominating process? Want to make sure NHPR continues creating projects like Stranglehold? Donate $20 today right here: www.strangleholdpodcast.org Stranglehold is the story of how one small state got its hands around the way we pick presidents - and won't let go. It's a political story unlike any you've heard before. Stranglehold is a production of New Hampshire Public Radio.

EP 14: WTF Iowa???

After caucus chaos, many in New Hampshire are wondering: If Iowa gets punished for this mess, will New Hampshire take a hit too? Want to make sure NHPR continues creating projects like Stranglehold? Donate $20 today right here: www.strangleholdpodcast.org Stranglehold is the story of how one small state got its hands around the way we pick presidents - and won't let go. It's a political story unlike any you've heard before. Learn more at www.strangleholdpodcast.org Stranglehold is a production of New Hampshire Public Radio.

EP 13: The Newsroom

As we hold up the mirror to ourselves and our colleagues, we see just how much the local media has helped maintain the so-called Stranglehold. Want to make sure that NHPR continues creating projects like Stranglehold? Click here to donate: www.strangleholdpodcast.org Stranglehold is the story of how one small state got its hands around the way we pick presidents - and won't let go. It's a political story unlike any you've heard before. Learn more at www.strangleholdpodcast.org Special thanks to Felice Belman, Ralph Jimenez, Sarah Koenig, Alec MacGillis, and Scott Spradling. Stranglehold is a production of New Hampshire Public Radio.

EP 12: The Outsiders

Sometimes, it takes a bunch of outsiders to rattle the cage of a bunch of insiders. Stranglehold is the story of how one small state got its hands around the way we pick presidents - and won't let go. It's a political story unlike any you've heard before. Learn more at www.strangleholdpodcast.org Want to make sure NHPR continues creating projects like Stranglehold? Donate $20 today right here: www.strangleholdpodcast.org Stranglehold is a production of New Hampshire Public Radio.

EP 11: The Long Shot

We spend a day on the trail, chasing a myth: Can New Hampshire catapult a struggling campaign all the way to the White House? Or are some campaigns just deluding themselves? Want to make sure NHPR continues creating projects like Stranglehold? Donate $20 today right here: www.strangleholdpodcast.org Stranglehold is the story of how one small state got its hands around the way we pick presidents - and won't let go. It's a political story unlike any you've heard before. Learn more at www.strangleholdpodcast.org Stranglehold is a production of New Hampshire Public Radio.

BONUS: The Other First State

You may have heard New Hampshire isn't TOTALLY first in the nation. New Hampshire may be the first primary, but Iowa is the first caucus, and the first event in the presidential election calendar. We invited Kate Payne and Clay Masters, hosts of the Caucus Land podcast from Iowa Public Radio, to talk about how Iowa got that first spot, and we find out what Iowans think of New Hampshire

EP 10: The Moldy Cookie

One politician vouching for another may be the most basic political transaction. The renown and reputation of the endorser flows to the endorsee, the candidate gets a boost and everyone comes out the other side feeling good. At least that's the idea. The reality is murkier, and even New Hampshire politicos who make a public ritual out of picking a presidential candidate to support will tell you that endorsements probably don't matter in New Hampshire these days — if they ever did in the first place. Want to make sure that NHPR continues creating projects like Stranglehold? Click here to donate. Learn more at www.strangleholdpodcast.org

EP 9: The Crescendo

New Hampshire's primary date has been set - it's February 11th. Remember when Secretary of State Bill Gardner said he'd let us interview him after he set that date? Well, we've run into Gardner several times since we started this podcast. And he had some interesting things to say about our reporting, as well as politics, diversity, and ongoing threats to the New Hampshire Primary, Stranglehold is possible because of listener support. Click here to make your donation today and you'll be entered to win a $1000 Airbnb gift card. But wait, there's more! New sustaining members at any level can receive NHPR's new, cozy socks. https://www.strangleholdpodcast.com/