Anyone who was rusty on the term "whistleblower" got a hearty refresher of late, with a whistleblower taking news of White House activities to Congress.
The recent occurrences are only the latest chapters in a story as long as the republic. It's a story political scientist/economist Allison Stanger tells in a new book, Whistleblowers: Honesty in America from Washington to Trump.
It reveals details like one of the first whistleblowing cases, a decade before the Constitution.
We hear this and other stories in an interview with the author.