The political upheaval of 1968 was ferocious, but the Billboard
charts still reflected a calm, placid sensibility. Our guest Chris Molanphy
looks at the year in radio hits, from Herb Alpert’s debut as a singer to the novelty tracks competing for air time with the Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel. Molanphy writes Slate
’s Why Is This Song No. 1?
For the Spiel, a debate with Politico Magazine writer Bill Scher
: Was Hillary Clinton taking a risk with her “deplorables” comment?