Best Policy podcasts we could find (Updated August 2018)
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Interviews with Scholars of Public Policy about their New Books
 
If Then: is a show about technology, society, and power. Each week, Slate‘s April Glaser and Will Oremus take you on a lively tour of the tech news that actually matters, from fake news in your Facebook feed to the algorithms that want your job to the Uber drivers who want a job with benefits. With news-making interviews of key tech-industry figures, fascinating academics, and top tech journalists, they explore not only how the technology that’s shaping our world works, but the ideas, ideolo ...
 
A podcast about foreign policy and world affairs. Every Monday we feature long form conversations with foreign policy journalists academics, luminaries and thought leaders who discuss the ideas, influences, and events that shaped their worldview from an early age. Every Thursday we post shorter interviews with journalists or think tank types about something topical and in the news.
 
The Healthcare Policy Podcast website features audio interviews with experts on current or important health care topics. While there are any number of healthcare-related podcasts and other online programming these offerings typically present a vested interest viewpoint. My podcasts are produced independently, i.e., without any conflicts of interest and moreover are intended to help you better understand the inter-section between research and policy analysis and political realities. Among oth ...
 
The energy world is in the midst of its greatest upheaval in a generation, redefining long-held geopolitical relationships with profound impacts on the global economy and environment. How do we balance the priorities of economic growth, energy security, and environmental sustainability? The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University is a leading resource for research and discussion that gets beyond the polarization that threatens to overwhelm the energy debate. In each episode of ...
 
Welcome to 2 Docs Talk, the podcast about healthcare, the science of medicine and everything in between. Join cohosts Kendall Britt, MD and Amy Rogers, MD for a 15 minute check-up on current issues in medicine and health policy. The doctor is always in.
 
Welcome to the GW Center for Healthcare Innovation & Policy Research (CHIPR) Podcast series! Formerly known as the Office of Clinical Practice & Innovation, join us weekly as Dr. Jesse Pines interviews innovative leaders in the healthcare industry about how they are changing healthcare.
 
Timely and engaging discussions about advances in clinical research and practice, biomedical science, public health, and health policy.
 
CFR’s Religion and Foreign Policy Program serves as a resource for the faith community, bringing together congregational and lay leaders, religion scholars, and representatives of faith-based organizations for conversations on issues at the intersection of religion and global affairs.
 
Straight Talk MD is a podcast that examines current hot-button healthcare issues from the informative and unconventional point of view of Dr. Frank Sweeny. With over twenty-five years of experience as a medical doctor, he approaches the latest and greatest topics with a skeptical mind, presenting all the information, so you can decide for yourself.
 
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The Policy Shop
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A podcast at the University of Melbourne, Australia. The Policy Shop is where national and global public policy is examined. Guests include Nobel laureates Sir Angus Deaton and Harold Varmus, writer Germaine Greer, author and academic Michael Ignatieff, former UN under-secretary, Baroness Valerie Amos, and Big Data entrepreneur Anthony Goldbloom. Listed by iTunes as new and noteworthy, subscribe for the latest episodes.
 
The Development Policy Centre is a think tank for aid and development policy based at Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University. We undertake independent research and promote practical initiatives to improve the effectiveness of Australian aid, to support the development of Papua New Guinea and the Pacific island region, and to contribute to better global development policy. Our events are a forum for the dissemination of findings and the exchange of new ideas. You ...
 
Welcome to the official free Podcast from SAGE for Social Work & Social Policy. SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets with principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, and Singapore.
 
Listen to in-depth weekly analysis of US oil policy news from our senior editors covering the Capitol.
 
The Poverty Research & Policy podcast is produced by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) and features interviews with researchers about poverty, inequality, and policy in the United States.
 
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Energy Policy Now
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Energy Policy Now offers clear talk on the policy issues that define our relationship to energy and its impact on society and the environment. The series is produced by the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania and hosted by energy journalist Andy Stone. Join Andy in conversation with leaders from industry, government, and academia as they shed light on today's pressing energy policy debates.
 
Foreign Policy Focus is a podcast hosted by me, Kyle! It covers current events overseas and how those events affect you at home. While US military operations in the Middle East seem like they are on the other side of the world, they have real impacts on the everyday lives of Americans. Wars are the most costly of all US government actions and politicians use them to strip away rights of Americans. Knowing what your government is doing around the globe will give you insight into what they are ...
 
World Policy On Air is a podcast from the pages and website of World Policy Journal featuring former Newsweek On Air host David Alpern and conversations with experts and journalists from around the globe.
 
Policy Options is a digital magazine published by the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) in Montreal, Quebec. It features daily articles on issues of public policy by contributors from academia, research institutions, the political world, the public service and the non-profit and private sectors. We’re committed to introducing our listeners to a diversity of viewpoints on the important public policy challenges of our time. Twitter: https://twitter.com/IRPPFacebook: https://www.fa ...
 
Hosted by Dan Runde, William A. Schreyer Chair and Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, Building the Future explores topics at the intersection of global development, foreign policy, and national security. In each episode, Dan sits down for a discussion with a leading expert from government, the private sector, and international organizations to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the world today.
 
The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the nation's leading organization working to end the war on drugs. We focus on legalizing marijuana; criminal justice reform and ending draconian prison sentences for drugs; harm reduction policies that prevent overdoses and save lives; and we educate the public about drugs while dispelling popular myths and misinformation. Our host, Tommy McDonald, has been on DPA’s media team for 12 years and worked in journalism and radio before coming to DPA, and he’ll b ...
 
Harvard Law School's Criminal Justice Policy Program brings you a series of in-depth conversations with the people on the front lines reforming the criminal legal system. Hosted by Schuyler Daum.
 
Listen to a selection of EPRS policy podcasts here. An in-depth look at different topical EU policy areas based on objective authoritative and independent research.
 
Podcast by Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
 
Golau features some of Wales finest commentators discussing politics, policy and polling in Wales and the world.
 
"War is the health of the State"- Randolph Bourne
 
Subscribe to the WashingTech Tech Policy podcast for an inclusive look at tech policy. Join Joe Miller for the week's tech policy news plus the most diverse array of policy-related interviews with tech policy influencers from around the globe.
 
Podcast by Israel Policy Forum
 
The Tax Policy Podcast is the official podcast of the Tax Foundation, a non-partisan, non-profit research organization that has monitored tax policy at the federal, state and local levels since 1937. Our economists welcome your feedback via email: podcast@taxfoundation.org.
 
A propos d' OCP Policy CenterOCP Policy Center est un Think Tank marocain « policy oriented », qui a pour mission de contribuer à approfondir les connaissances et à enrichir la réflexion autour de questions économiques et de relations internationales revêtant un enjeu majeur pour le développement économique et social du Maroc, et plus largement pour celui du continent Africain. A cet effet, le Think Tank s’appuie sur des productions analytiques indépendantes et un réseau de partenaires et de ...
 
Understanding India and her place in the world in different ways. Tune into ThoughtSpace, the Centre for Policy Research’s podcast, and delve deeper into the important issues of our time: accountability, sanitation, urbanisation, land rights, climate change, technology and society, environmental law, state capacity, infrastructure, social conflict, great power politics, identity politics, election studies, and more.
 
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Drug Policy Facts
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News and information about US and international drug control policies, presented by Doug McVay and Common Sense for Drug Policy
 
The Theater of Public Policy explores big ideas using improvisational comedy. We invite smart people to talk about the issues of the day and a team of improvisers brings them to life. Presented here, are the interviews from these shows.
 
The Anchor Institute presents, How to Make a City, a comprehensive and commonsense guide to city making. Join your hosts Tia Williams and Janet Scouten as they explore best practices and inspiring stories in government, business, development, design, and the arts in small and midsized cities worldwide.
 
"War is the health of the State"- Randolph Bourne
 
Podcast by Providence Magazine
 
World Policy On Air is a podcast from the pages and website of World Policy Journal featuring former Newsweek On Air host David Alpern and conversations with experts and journalists from around the globe.
 
Mixed audio and video content from the Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI), a conservative, free-market public policy think tank. Supply-side economics, tax cuts, entitlement reform, deregulation. We advocate lower taxes, fewer regulations, and a smaller, less-intrusive government.
 
Listen to our monthly analysis of how rules and regulation impacts global commodities markets.
 
The Bologna Institute for Policy Research (BIPR) is the research division of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Europe. Its purpose is to promote problem-centered, interdisciplinary research in international policy by drawing upon the global network of SAIS faculty, students and scholars. BIPR SeminarCasts are made available to the public with the goal of providing a pivotal forum for thought and debate in international public policy.
 
A podcast that includes an interview with an AEPP author exploring his/her article on a topical subject with relevance to a broad audience
 
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Tech Policy Grind
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On Tech Policy Grind we talk about the most pressing issues at the intersection of law and technology. We interview friends and fellows of the Internet Law and Policy Foundry about their interests in the tech policy world. From artificial intelligence and algorithmic justice, to cybersecurity, digital civil liberties and more - join us twice a month as we hammer out the latest in tech law and policy, right here! The Internet Law and Policy Foundry - www.ilpfoundry.us
 
Cliniomics is a weekly health policy commentary from Lab Coat Innovations, LLC
 
Looking for smart policy ideas for a growing world? Subscribe to the Mercatus Policy Download for all policy, no punditry, and a path forward. Looking to connect with a scholar you heard on the Download? Email host Chad Reese at creese@mercatus.gmu.edu. Here's to growth!
 
The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy is a national organization comprised of lawyers, law students, scholars, judges, policymakers, and other concerned individuals working to ensure that fundamental principles of human dignity, individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, and access to justice enjoy their rightful, central place in American law. The Stanford Law School chapter was founded in 2004 and is one of the largest student chapters in the nation.
 
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Policy Forum Pod
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Policy Forum Pod is the podcast of Policy Forum.net - Asia and the Pacific's platform for public policy debate, analysis and discussion. Policy Forum is based at Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University.
 
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alt.policy
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The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social, economic and environmental justice. In the alt.policy podcast, Alex Hemingway and Davis Carr talk to CCPA's experts, who demystify the major policy and economics questions of the day.
 
Daily Radio Commentary with NC Policy Watch
 
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Bio Ron Gonzales (@rongon2000) is President and CEO of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley. Gonzales has over 35 years of technology and public policy experience. Prior to leading the Hispanic Foundation, Gonzales was Founder, Chairman and CEO of Presencia, LLC. Presencia, LLC provides marketing and sales consulting services in the govern ...…
 
In this episode, I speak with Steven Alvarez about his book, Brokering Tareas: Mexican Immigrant Families Translanguaging Homework Literacies (SUNY Press, 2017). This book highlights a grassroots literacy mentorship program that connects emerging bilingual and trilingual K-12 students with college students from similar backgrounds. We discuss h ...…
 
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The Australian federal government is currently seeking commitment from states and territories for a National Energy Guarantee – also known as the NEG. The NEG aims to improve the reliability of Australia’s electricity grid while at the same time meeting a modest emissions reduction target, and the government hopes it can end years of political ...…
 
Love the Venture Bros. cartoon but afraid of missing the myriad of historical references and layers of meaning behind each episode? Join pop culture and history experts Elana Levin and Steven Attewell (whose secret identity is that he’s an actual historian) for our Podcast examining each episode of Season 7 of this hit Adult Swim show. This epi ...…
 
Attorney General Josh Stein discusses the ‘radical’ constitutional amendments facing voters this November, protecting the overall integrity of our elections, and efforts by his office to curb opioid addiction. The post Attorney General Josh Stein appeared first on NC Policy Watch.
 
On August 19th 2003 the United Nations headquarters in Iraq at the Canal Hotel in Baghdad, was hit with a truck bomb. At least 22 people lost their lives in this attack, including the UN's top official in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello. In subsequent years, August 19th has been commemorated at the United Nations as World Humanitarian Day, in whic ...…
 
Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman, President of the NC NAACP discusses the organization’s latest lawsuit involving four of the six constitutional amendments facing voters this fall. The post Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman, President of the NC NAACP appeared first on NC Policy Watch.
 
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Brendan Riley, Policy Analyst for the Health Advocacy Project (HAP)” discusses why health insurance premiums are falling at Blue Cross, and why the sale of new “short-term” health benefits plans should raise a red flag for consumers. The post Brendan Riley, Policy Analyst for the Health Advocacy Project (HAP) appeared first on NC Policy Watch.…
 
Thomas Mulligan’s new book, Justice and the Meritocratic State (Routledge Press, 2018), posits a theory of justice that is based on the allocation of valuable goods (jobs and appropriate income) according to merit. This is an abstract concept that Mulligan details according to economic, philosophical, and political understandings. He weaves...…
 
What is the landscape of our cannabis knowledge? In his new book Jacob Levine author of the Cannabis Discourse: Facts and Opinions in Context (Jacob Levine, 2018) gives readers an overview of the perceptions, opinions, and arguments surrounding cannabis present in today’s political discourse. Levine encourages the reader to “read between...…
 
Will Porter returns to FPF to discuss a Saudi massacre of Yemeni children on a school bus. The US continues to back Saudi's slaughter of Yemen children. Will discuss his updated numbers of Yemenis killed in the civil war. Will and Kyle also debunk the most common myths of the Yemen Civil War. Links SHS - Nasser Arrabyee SHS - Iona Craig…
 
President Donald Trump is not sui generis. Populist impulses and political actors have been pulsating in the American soul since the nation’s founding. Timothy J. Lombardo’s excellent book, Blue-Collar Conservatism: Frank Rizzo’s Philadelphia and Populist Politics (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018) recounts one such example. Starting in t ...…
 
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Will Porter returns to FPF to discuss renewed US sanctions on Iran. Will explains the logistics of sanctions and what could happen if states defy US demands. Will and Kyle review the history of American sanctions against Iran and the Iran Nuclear Agreement. They provide analysis on the potential effectiveness of the new sanctions and what could ...…
 
Where will Asia’s next war erupt? According to a new book looking at Asia’s dangerous slide into crisis, the next major conflagration will likely occur in one of four flashpoints: the East China Sea, the South China Sea, the Korean Peninsula, or the Taiwan Strait. On this week’s podcast, hosts Maya Bhandari and Bob Cotton talk with author Brend ...…
 
In 2014, I spoke with New Yorker writer Robin Wright about her life and career as a foreign affairs journalist.
 
Listen Now According to a recent Kaiser/Washington Post survey 59 percent of Americans support Medicare for All (M4A). Per a...
 
One of the paradoxes of US politics today is the widely dispersed benefits, but overall distrust, of government. Citizens enjoy many types of social policy, yet reject the process that provides for much aid to individual health, income, and education. What explains this paradox? In The Government-Citizen Disconnect (Russell Sage...…
 
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Love the Venture Bros cartoon but afraid of missing the myriad of historical references and layers of meaning behind each episode? Join pop culture and history experts Elana Levin and Steven Attewell (whose secret identity is that he’s an actual historian) for our Podcast examining each episode of Season 7 of this hit Adult Swim show. This epis ...…
 
On this week’s If Then, Will Oremus and April Glaser discuss why a bunch of the big tech platforms—Facebook, YouTube, Apple—are suddenly banning the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his media empire Infowars. They also talk about the latest Wells Fargo foreclosure scandal where a computer glitch led to hundreds of wrongful foreclosu ...…
 
This week I discussed the recent banning of Alex Jones on several tech platforms from two different perspectives. In the first hour Robbie Martin joined me to discuss the negative aspects of this. We talked about the dangers of censorship and what this may mean for the future of alternative media. Then we addressed the latest on the ever evolvi ...…
 
This week I discussed the recent banning of Alex Jones on several tech platforms from two different perspectives. In the first hour Robbie Martin joined me to discuss the negative aspects of this. We talked about the dangers of censorship and what this may mean for the future of alternative media. Then we addressed the latest on the ever evolvi ...…
 
How can we end the scourge of poverty? How we can sustain ourselves once robots eliminate the need for many jobs? Annie Lowrey offers an answer in the title of her book, Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World (Crown, 2018). She...
 
How did prisons become a tool of racial inequality? Using historical data, Heather Schoenfeld’s new book Building the Prison State: Race and the Politics of Mass Incarceration (University of Chicago Press, 2018) “answers how the United States became a nation of prisons and prisoners” (p. 5). Schoenfeld exposes the reader to the historical...…
 
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Forum On Ethnic Identity And Culture 2018 Panel IV by Institute of Policy Studies
 
On FPF #230, I discuss Senator Rand Pau's recent trip to Russia. Rand's trip to Russia is a good thing and could help lawmakers in both countries realize their common goals. I also break down Saudi's diplomatic split with Canada. The Saudis have kicked the Canadian ambassador out of the kingdom and announced that Saudi students would be moved o ...…
 
Forum On Ethnic Identity And Culture 2018 Opening Remarks by Institute of Policy Studies
 
Forum On Ethnic Identity And Culture 2018 Panel I by Institute of Policy Studies
 
Forum On Ethnic Identity And Culture 2018 Panel II by Institute of Policy Studies
 
Forum On Ethnic Identity And Culture 2018 Panel III by Institute of Policy Studies
 
According to political scientist Jeff Colgan, climate change creates risks for oil companies, insurance companies, and property owners. But because governments, firms, and investors are reacting to climate forecasts in different ways, we can't rely on financial markets to accurately evaluate those risks. And taxpayers are most likely to pay the ...…
 
K.J. Bagchi: The Obstacle is the Myth (Ep. 149) K.J. Bagchi joined Joe Miller to discuss how the Model Minority Myth negatively impacts Asian Americans and impedes an inclusive policy dialogue. Bio K.J. Bagchi (@kjbagchi) is the Senior Staff Attorney for Telecommunications, Technology, and Media at Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC. K.J. ...…
 
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It’s a challenging time to be a journalist. Recent years have seen a global decline in press freedom, largely attributed to political hostility towards the Fourth Estate. In Australia, the rise of global digital platforms like Facebook and Google has been used as justification for the repeal of anti-media concentration laws, allowing legacy med ...…
 
Congressman G.K. Butterfield discusses President Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court pick, Russian interference in our democracy, partisan politics in the Tar Heel state and the issue of underemployment. The post Congressman G.K. Butterfield on government at a crossroads appeared first on NC Policy Watch.
 
Christoph and I are back! After a long hiatus we have returned with a jam packed episode. In the first segment we discuss the bizarre “bomb plot” to attack the recent MEK Summit in Paris. Then we explore the allegations that this was orchestrated by the Iranian government and the bogus claims by the West and Israel about a network of sleeper ce ...…
 
Christoph and I are back! After a long hiatus we have returned with a jam packed episode. In the first segment we discuss the bizarre “bomb plot” to attack the recent MEK Summit in Paris. Then we explore the allegations that this was orchestrated by the Iranian government and the bogus claims by the West and Israel about a network of sleeper ce ...…
 
Rep. Pricey Harrison discusses this month’s special session and the deceptive nature of constitutional amendments voters will decide on this November The post Rep. Pricey Harrison on the proposed constitutional amendments appeared first on NC Policy Watch.
 
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