How bad stories leading to bad outcomes in American life and politics

After the 2016 presidential election, a lot of people were trying to explain how a reality TV star and real estate developer took over the White House. One of them was author and Harvard journalism professor Steve Almond. He writes that lots of bad stories -- about our democracy, the economy, Obama and Clinton, and Trump himself -- led to a distorted view of what’s really happening in the country.

Author Steve Almond. Credit: Jennie Baker. 



  • Steve Almond - author, “Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country.”