We’re just about seven weeks away from the election, as one of America’s most divisive and unpredictable presidential campaigns continues to challenge political norms. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton blast each other as unfit for office, as charges of “deplorable” and “racist” and “hateful” fly from both camps. The tumultuous presidential campaign has led to uncertainty up and down the ballots of both major parties. Washington Post syndicated columnist E.J. Dionne joins Tom to try make sense of the rapidly evolving electoral landscape.
Then, the iconoclastic punk rock band, Deerhoof. Producer Max Savage Levenson sits down with the band’s co-founder, Maryland native Greg Saunier, who’ll explain how a band that’s never had a hit is still going strong after more than two decades on the road.