If it seemed like an election cycle that included email hacks, a leaked tape from Access Hollywood and accusations of Russian collusion was a once-in-a-lifetime oddity, it’s time to study up on political history. Try an election in which a sitting president was challenged by members of his own party, a major civil rights leader was an assassination, riots broke out across the nation and a leading presidential candidate was assassinated as well. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell joined Jim Braude on his new book “Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics,” and a few current affairs, as well.

Women in Massachusetts are losing ground in the fight for equality in the corporate world — at least among Massachusetts’ top companies. The Boston Club’s annual corporate census shows ten out of the top 100 public companies in the state are so-called “zero-zeroes,” which means a they do not have a single woman in a director or chief executive role — one more company than last year. Jim Braude was joined by Pat Flynn, a co-author of The Boston Club’s Corporate Census and an economics professor at Bentley University, and WGBH Contributor and Boston Globe Business Columnist Shirley Leung.

Jim weighs in on new age-reversal treatments, some more credible than others.