60/20 presented by JFK35

This special eight-part audio documentary, from the team who brings you the JFK35 podcast, will tell the story of the Kennedy campaign and how it has influenced American campaigns since. The series features historians, political operatives, journalists, and more as it covers the campaign from the primaries through Election Night, highlighting key moments and lesser-known stories in the race leading up to the final vote.

  • The City on a Hill
    Since the Massachusetts Bay Colony was established, Boston has been described as a “city on a hill” or a city to be looked to as... Read more
    Published on: 2023-05-18
  • The Television Presidency
    President John F. Kennedy was the first president to take live televised questions from the press on a regular basis and he would provide the... Read more
    Published on: 2023-04-20
  • Protecting the Equal Pay Act of 1963
    It has been 60 years since President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act of 1963. In this episode, we’ll hear how far the... Read more
    Published on: 2023-03-31
  • Making the Equal Pay Act of 1963
    Sixty years ago, President John F. Kennedy passed the Equal Pay Act of 1963. It was one of the first federal anti-discrimination laws that dealt... Read more
    Published on: 2023-03-30
  • Archiving Through the Pandemic
    The JFK Library plays an important role as a place where original documents, photographs, audio, film, and other artifacts from John F. Kennedy's presidency are... Read more
    Published on: 2023-03-09
  • Bringing History Alive
    Presidents’ Day is a day to celebrate past presidents and American history. In this episode, we speak with two “living history interpreters” who have spent... Read more
    Published on: 2023-02-23
  • Silent Spring Revolution with Douglas Brinkley
    President Kennedy faced several major environmental threats during his presidency from the widespread use of dangerous chemicals in farming to private developers buying up pristine... Read more
    Published on: 2023-02-09
  • Atomic Gambit: The Challenges Ahead
    On October 16, 1962, President John F. Kennedy was told the Soviet Union was assembling nuclear warheads on the island of Cuba, just 90 miles... Read more
    Published on: 2022-11-03

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