Episode 201: DC History 101, Swamps and Scandals Then and Now

How the swamp once known as the Potomac Flats came to be our nation’s capitol

So you may have heard DC referred to as a swamp in the past few months. The thing is, that’s not just a political slogan – it used to be an actual swamp. Historian J.D. Dickey is here to tell us about the secret history of Washington, D.C., and how those beginnings help explain a few things about politics today.

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