No one likes to be ignored. We saw what happened when the 2016 Democratic nominee skipped those states. The truth is it was a liberal heartland: McGovern, Wellstone, Mondale, etc. Our guest is historian and author of the new book The Good Country: a History of the American Midwest 1800-1900 Jon K. Lauck who sheds light on the realities, not the elitist bi-coastal cliches and stereotypes we’ve been fed about this huge region, which has a long commitment to educating the masses. Give a listen!