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Rick Perlstein has written the definitive history of the rise of conservatism in American politics. His fourth and allegedly final book in the series, Reaganland: America’s Right Turn  1976-1980 was just released.  So Rick joins me on the show today to talk about how the hell we got here.

As usual though, we begin with a look at the news of the day, including last night’s conclusion of the 2020 Republican National Convention aka the shit show.

Today’s funny was a sequel of sorts from Founders Sing…

And here’s the video feed of today’s show, for those who like to watch!