Scandalous Politics

Prof. Nancy Tomes appears on This American Life, a weekly radio show that airs on more than 500 stations to about 1.8 million listeners. It is produced by Chicago Public Media, distributed by Public Radio International, and has won multiple major broadcasting awards. It is often the most popular podcast in the country, with around 700,000 people downloading each week. The broadcast will initially air Friday, January 25, and will subsequently be available for streaming and podcasting. Professor Tomes offers her views on the “Petticoat Affair” involving Andrew Jackson’s cabinet members and their wives, as part of the program’s theme, “Surrogates.”