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Is capitalism the engine of destruction or the engine of prosperity? On this podcast we talk about the ways capitalism is—or more often isn’t—working in our world today. Hosted by Vanity Fair contributing editor, Bethany McLean and world renowned economics professor Luigi Zingales, we explain how capitalism can go wrong, and what we can do to fix it. Cover photo attributions: https://www.chicagobooth.edu/research/stigler/about/capitalisnt
 
NCUSCR's new podcast series features short interviews and explainers on timely issues in the U.S.-China relationship with leading experts. For more interviews, videos, and links to events, please visit us at: www.ncuscr.org. The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is the leading American nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that encourages understanding of China and the United States among citizens of both countries.
 
In their books "Freakonomics," "SuperFreakonomics" and "Think Like a Freak", Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner explore "the hidden side of everything," telling stories about cheating schoolteachers and eating champions while teaching us all to think a bit more creatively, rationally, and productively. The Freakonomics Radio podcast, hosted by Dubner, carries on that tradition with weekly episodes. Prepare to be enlightened, engaged, perhaps enraged, and definitely surprised.
 
Current strategies to successfully influence public policy and engage in advocacy, even in unpredictable times. Discover how to make real connections with elected officials and key decision influencers and how to effectively tell your story for maximum benefit. Join host Cori Henderson, MPA to learn the secrets used by public affairs professionals so you can raise your organization’s profile and have your voice heard by policymakers for the right reasons. Because 2020 made it clear that no o ...
 
This series features brief discussions with leading China experts on a range of issues in the U.S.-China relationship, including domestic politics, foreign policy, economics, security, culture, the environment, and areas of global concern. For more interviews, videos, and links to events, visit our website: www.ncuscr.org. The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that encourages understanding of China and the United States among citize ...
 
Mind of State is a podcast where politics and psychology meet. Each episode features lively commentary on current events, policymakers, and the body politic, and how we have arrived at this moment, as observed through both a political and psychological lens. We explore how "mind" impacts "state" — and vice versa. Tune in, as co-hosts Betty Teng and Jonathan Kopp engage in nuanced conversation with experts from the worlds of politics and psychology as well as others from related fields who ha ...
 
Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything. Dubner speaks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, intellectuals and entrepreneurs, and various other underachievers.
 
In life, there are only two reasons why we do things: 1. Love (because we want to) and 2. Laws (because we have to). What transcends both is creativity. It’s Lawve. In this podcast, Bahar Ansari, a decorated lawyer, shows us how the two intertwine in our day to day lives. Helping us find a balance that is often overlooked.
 
Are robots racist? Should we regulate gene editing? Have people stopped trusting experts? Does scientific research make the world a more unequal place? The Received Wisdom is a podcast about how to realize the potential of science and technology by challenging the received wisdom. Join Shobita and Jack as they talk to thinkers and doers from around the world about governing science and technology to make the world a better place.
 
If you are interested in democracy, poverty eradication and climate change, this is your go-to podcast for a deeper understanding of the politics of global development. In each episode, we discuss the experiences of developing and “emerging economies” in Africa, Asia and Latin America. While we examine major global challenges and highlight various “problems”, we also highlight what works on the ground. This podcast is hosted by Professor Dan Banik from the Centre for Development and the Envi ...
 
How can we best communicate the risks and the evidence on the most pressing issues of the day – from genetics and nutrition, to climate change and immigration? David Spiegelhalter is joined by the world’s top experts to tackle urgent, practical challenges which affect us all.
 
The University of Bath podcasts are a series of public lectures available to download for free. Enhance your understanding of subjects ranging from how babies develop to the workings of the universe. Learn from academics and business and industry experts. The University of Bath is a leading UK insitution. We offer a distinctive blend of research-led teaching, an outstanding graduate employment record and personal development opportunties.
 
340B Insight provides members and supporters of 340B Health with timely updates and discussions about the 340B drug pricing program. The podcast helps listeners stay current with and learn more about 340B to help them serve their patients and communities and remain compliant. We publish new episodes twice a month, with news reports and in-depth interviews with leading health care practitioners, policy and legal experts, public policymakers, and our expert staff.
 
The Innovators podcast, a product of Harris Search Associates, features interesting conversations with global thought leaders in the areas of higher education and research, engineering, technology, and the health sciences and provides our listeners an opportunity to benefit from lessons learned from the national leaders changing the landscape of innovation and discovery.
 
Mental Health is attainable for anyone--especially those labeled with mental illness. Join artist, memoir writer, and bipolar psychiatric survivor, Jen Gaita Siciliano each Wednesday at 6pm, as she challenges our world's current limited understanding of mental illness in interviews with artists, healers, educators and shamans, who offer fresh perspectives on mental health and creativity. Episodes also include Jen's personal writing on living as a bipolar creative, as well as news commentary ...
 
*The course Understanding Chinese Politics was offered to CSIS staff and interns in July of 2014. Lectures were given by Christopher K. Johnson, Bonnie Glaser and Matthew Goodman as described by the topics below. Supplemental materials have been included with this iTunes U course for additional context and knowledge. China’s Domestic Politics: Chris Johnson, CSIS Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies, analyzes Chinese President Xi Jinping’s rapid consolidation of power and its im ...
 
Out of sight, out of mind. We don’t see the greenhouse gas emissions from livestock farming when we bite into a hamburger. We don’t see the groundwater leaching from landfills after the garbage truck turns the corner. We don’t see a planet suffering from human exploitation —rather a convenient resource, ready to give and be acknowledged once every 365 days. The Happy Earth Day podcast offers an alternative way of understanding the consequences of our everyday actions via a series of intervie ...
 
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This week, we look in on yet another attempt to pass a transgender student-athlete ban in Texas, but this week through the prism of what seems to be the key argument of anti-trans crowd, "What if some kids transition because they wanna be champ, or get a scholarship or whatever." Karleigh Webb looks inside myths used to sell codified discrimination…
 
Raymond Torres in conversation with Carlos Carnicero Urabayen analyse the key economic risks for the rest of 2021. Recovery is well under way and unemployment keeps falling in most EU countries. Pre-pandemic jobs levels are expected in the next few quarters. However, there are a few concerns to keep a close eye on over the next few months. Inflatio…
 
Hello, Lovelies! In a special weekend episode, Brian Bell welcomes Em Fear (Grit & Glitter) and Kate Foray (Girl Wrestling Fan Will You Marry Me?) to the show to discuss the latest episode of Vice's Dark Side of the Ring focused on the life of Chris Kanyon. They chat about the clear absence of LGBTQ voices in the documentary before looking at key m…
 
Now that it’s received approval from the Food and Drug Administration, and been endorsed by a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel, state health officials say they’re ready to give COVID-19 booster shots to anyone who’s eligible. Before it’s widely distributed, the efficacy of a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine still needs to b…
 
While the Caldor Fire has destroyed more than a thousand buildings and continues to burn, communities around South Lake Tahoe mostly escaped the fire's destruction -- despite lying square in its path. That's thanks to firefighters, but also years of work preparing the forest. Reporter: Danielle Venton, KQED Governor Gavin Newsom has signed AB 701. …
 
We’re taking a week off as school starts back up, but we wanted to reshare this episode with you this week. For a show about economics, we talk about democracy a lot. But there’s an important reason for that. Without a strong democracy to build capitalism on top of, it’ll always be an isn’t. So please enjoy our conversation about the important inte…
 
Hello, Lovelies! We're getting a touch of class this week as the Tea Time champion Theo Ivory joins the show! He and Brian Bell discuss his journey in pro wrestling, all the laughs and joy at Paris Is Bumping: Solid Gold '21 and Ivory's YouTube series "Tea Time." They also discuss the growth and diverse presentations of queer identities in pro wres…
 
The U.S. is an outlier when it comes to policing, as evidenced by more than 1,000 fatal shootings by police each year. But we’re an outlier in other ways too: a heavily-armed populace, a fragile mental-health system, and the fact that we spend so much time in our cars. Add in a history of racism and it’s no surprise that barely half of all American…
 
The U.S. is an outlier when it comes to policing, as evidenced by more than 1,000 fatal shootings by police each year. But we’re an outlier in other ways too: a heavily-armed populace, a fragile mental-health system, and the fact that we spend so much time in our cars. Add in a history of racism and it’s no surprise that barely half of all American…
 
In July, as a response to the worsening drought, Governor Gavin Newsom asked the people of California to voluntarily reduce their water use by 15%. But so far, Californians have only reduced water consumption by less than 2 %. Reporter: Ezra David Romero, KQED Los Angeles County has two juvenile halls, but state officials say they’re both failing i…
 
In response to California's ongoing wildfires, State Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara has issued an order requiring insurance companies with policy holders living in fire zones to keep people's policies in place and to honor insurance renewals. Guest: Ricardo Lara, California Insurance Commissioner The KNP Complex Fire burning in Sequoia Nationa…
 
D.Gil talks with Charlton Invicta FC player Gary Ginnaw discussing how it feels to be a proud gay man playing football, his not so brave days when he was younger, Charlton Invicta FC, and so much more. Gary reminds us that it is never to late to be prideful and to follow your dreams. Always remember "You can play". Learn more about your ad choices.…
 
The first step to overcoming any challenge is to understand what that challenge is. When it comes to dispute resolution, humans often get more caught up in who is at fault instead. Maybe when the world of collaboration was smaller, this helped narrow down the ‘why’ of the problem and highlight potential areas to investigate. The why of the problem,…
 
Happy Saturday! On this week's show, Alex speaks with Devin Heroux of CBC Sports about his experiences covering the Olympic and Paralympic Games. He was one of the few reporters who stayed for both events -- a combined 51 straight days of living under semi-quarantine. Devin shares how he survived, and didn't wind up losing his mind. Follow Alex on …
 
The Illinois Senate this week approved the state's new energy package and the governor quickly signed it into law. It saves a pair of nuclear plants, and the jobs and tax base they provide, along with placing Illinois on a path to a renewable energy future. It also shined light on how the leaders of the state can work through complicated issues to …
 
Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a package of bills aimed at boosting housing supplies across the state. One of them, SB 9, would increase density and affordable housing options in neighborhoods dominated by single family homes. Reporter: Erika Kelly, KQED California health officials are now requiring that people who work in high risk medical setti…
 
This week's title implies hope that the Cincinnati Reds can someday win a World Series for a legendary player like Joey Votto. And don't get me wrong--that would be a really good idea! But the way they've been playing over the past month, you should take that title more literally. Win ONE. One game. Any game. Comedian and friend of the pod Mark Cha…
 
Hello, Lovelies! Brian Bell is solo this week because there is so much that happened in the wrestling world this week. From Big E's monumental WWE championship victory to Butch vs. Gore cancelling its 2021 events to Jake Atlas stepping away from pro wrestling, there is a lot to unpack. Brian also discusses their feelings around the misgendering of …
 
Among O.E.C.D. nations, the U.S. has one of the highest rates of child poverty. How can that be? To find out, Stephen Dubner speaks with a Republican senator, a Democratic mayor, and a large cast of econo-nerds. Along the way, we hear some surprisingly good news: Washington is finally ready to attack the problem head-on.…
 
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