On today's show, author Sophia McClennen recaps some of the themes covered in her book "Trump Was a Joke: How Satire Made Sense of a President Who Didn’t" and has a discussion about the global rise of satire as a form of political engagement.
GUEST OVERVIEW: Sophia A. McClennen works on the intersections between culture, politics and society. Her books focus on cultural responses to complex social change, such as satire and contemporary politics or the power of storytelling in advancing human rights. She is professor of international affairs and comparative literature at Penn State University and founding director of the Center for Global Studies and has a regular column with Salon.com. https://www.sophiamcclennen.com/
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