Whistlestop is *Slate*’s podcast about political
history. Hosted by our political correspondent and [Political
Gabfest](http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/gabfest/2015/02/political_gabfest_on_the_supreme_court_s_obamacare_case_israeli_prime_minister.html "") panelist [John
Dickerson](http://www.slate.com/authors.john_dickerson.html ""), each installment will revisit a
memorable (or even a forgotten) moment from America's Presidential carnival.
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First, the MoneyBeat camp breaks down what the surging dollar means to the global economy and markets around the world. Then, a look at why planned festivities for Dow 20000 are modest compared to when it reached 10000 for the first time in 1999.