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Constitutional
A podcast about the story of America

With the writing of the Constitution in 1787, the framers set out a young nation’s highest ideals. And ever since, we’ve been fighting over it — what is in it and what was left out. At the heart of these arguments is the story of America.

As a follow-up to the popular Washington Post podcast “Presidential,” reporter Lillian Cunningham returns with this series exploring the Constitution and the people who framed and reframed it — revolutionaries, abolitionists, suffragists, teetotalers, protesters, justices, presidents – in the ongoing struggle to form a more perfect union across a vast and diverse land.

Artwork by Michelle Thompson for The Washington Post

Episodes:
Updated: February 12, 2018

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January 29, 2018
The First Amendment
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January 15, 2018
Privacy
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January 1, 2018
Prohibition
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December 18, 2017
Taxes
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December 4, 2017
The common defense
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November 20, 2017
War
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November 6, 2017
Love
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October 23, 2017
Fair punishment
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October 9, 2017
Fair trials
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September 25, 2017
Congress and citizens
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September 11, 2017
Senate and states
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August 28, 2017
Gender
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August 21, 2017
Race
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August 14, 2017
Nationality
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August 7, 2017
Ancestry
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July 24, 2017
Framed
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July 17, 2017
The preamble
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June 29, 2017
Introducing 'Constitutional'