Rick Shenkman (buy his books!) returns to our show to reflect on the election of Donald Trump, the current state of politics and the challenge of climate change.

Rick Shenkman is the founder of the popular History News Network (http://hnn.org), the website that features leading historians’ perspectives on current events. He can regularly be seen on Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC. He is a New York Times best-selling author of seven history books, including Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of American HistoryPresidential Ambition: How the Presidents Gained Power, Kept Power and Got Things Done and  Just How Stupid Are We? Facing the Truth About the American Voter (Basic Books, June 2008).

His latest book is Political Animals: How Our Stone-Age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics.