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Best Politicalscience podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best Politicalscience podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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Chris Time Steele is the creator of Time Talks: History, Politics, Music, and Art. Chris is a teacher, journalist, has co-authored articles with Noam Chomsky and is also a hip-hop artist who has worked with Common.
 
A Few Reasonable Words…A weekly podcast from three professors trying desperately to soothe the frayed nerves of the American public with the comforting balm of political science. With every episode we include a segment called "Civics for Grownups" and some "Recommended Reading." Want more information? https://afrwpodcast.wordpress.com/
 
Beltway Banthas is a bi-weekly Star Wars podcast about the intersection of fandom and politics. For hosts Stephen Kent & Swara Salih, one of those things is politics. Star Wars draws from our worlds politics just as much as it contributes to it by influencing policy makers, journalists and thought leaders. On this podcast the hosts seek to understand how Star Wars impacts the world we live in, while also covering the Star Wars news, gossip and hype of the day.
 
P.S. You’re Interesting is a series of conversations on political science research hosted by Jeffery A. Jenkins. Formerly, “Our American Discourse,” we continue the series to pick up the tradition Anthony W. Orlando began. We hope to keep conversations … discourse alive. To keep thinking about the research we do in the academy, why it matters to us, and hopefully to you. Sponsored by the USC Bedrosian Center http://bedrosian.usc.edu/ Recorded at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy http ...
 
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Leaders' Voices
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Leaders’ Voices from the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change brings the ultimate insider’s view on the challenges of government. Government leaders past and present from around the world – Ministers, Mayors, PermSecs, and Presidents – join senior staff from TBI’s Governance team to share their reflections on what it takes to lead reform and deliver change in office.
 
Congress needs new ideas. The purpose of this show is to provide some of those. We talk about things that neither Democrats nor Republicans are talking about.
 
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The Brainstorm
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The Brainstorm is a weekly podcast about public policy which asks the overlooked questions that will define the coming decades. Senior Fellows from the Renewing the Centre initiative at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change will be joined by a revolving cast of outside guests for a conversation about public policy that is inspired by recent political news, but goes far beyond the headlines.
 
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The world loves The Mandalorian! This week on Beltway Banthas, guests Josh Gilliland (The Legal Geeks Podcast) and Gio Insignares (WUSA Channel 9 DC) join to discuss the new Star Wars series on Disney+. We review the show itself, Baby Yoda and the legal questions raised by the entire profession of bounty hunting. Gilliland helps us understand T ...…
 
What exactly is the Universal Basic Income? Is it a good idea? We take a trip back to the Political Science Reform Corner to find out.
 
Benjamin Madley on the Herero and Nama, California Indians, Genocide, Resistance, Trauma, the Civil War, Survival, and Memorials and Reparations. Madley is author of An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873 Music by AwareNess, follow him on Instagram, Spotify or Soundcloud. For more content, follo ...…
 
This week on Beltway Banthas, the one and only Kennedy of Fox Business joins the show to share her Star Wars stories. You know her from Fox News, or perhaps from her time as a VJ on MTV. Either way, the Force is strong with this one. Kennedy and Stephen talk about everything from Luke vs Han, Jar Jar and the Leia bikini to U.S. foreign policy a ...…
 
This week on Beltway Banthas, author Michael Harris joins the show to preview his upcoming book, "Welcome to the Rebellion: A new hope in radical politics. Michael and Stephen discuss how Star Wars can inspire a young, new-left movement to confront the most pressing issues of the day for progressives: capitalism, income inequality, climate, nat ...…
 
In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins talks with Seth Hill, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science UCSD. Hill studies how citizens motivate politician behavior. They discuss representation, elections, and some extras just for you! Email: bedrosian.center@usc.edu Twitter: @BedrosianCenter…
 
Reverend Dr. Emilie Townes on Representation, Counter Memory, Toni Morrison, Beloved Community, Ida B. Wells, and Empire. Music by AwareNess, follow him on Instagram, Spotify or Soundcloud. For more content, follow me on Instagram Please support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/timetalks Channel Zero Network: https://channelzeron ...…
 
Impeachment is in the air, but what does impeachment really mean? How should we think about impeachment as a political phenomenon and what can the history of impeachment tell us about our current situation?
 
Welcome back for another great show! This week Riley Blanton of The Star Wars Report and Mouse & Castle joins the show for a whirlwind of political chatter about a galaxy, far, far away. If you noticed the international controversy surrounding the NBA and their handling of political statements about the Hong Kong protests, this issue extends fa ...…
 
In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins talks with Leah Stokes. Stokes, a public scholar, is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and affiliated with the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management and the Environmental Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Barba ...…
 
TBI’s Tim Bromfield joins Clare Akamanzi, CEO of the Rwanda Development Board in Kigali. They discuss Rwanda’s transition to a private sector-led economy, and what that actually means in practice, both politically and technically. The conversation explores how institutions like RDB can develop capabilities to level the playing field when they m ...…
 
In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins talks with Danielle Thomsen, Assistant Professor of Political Science at UC Irvine. Her research in American Politics primarily falls into looking at Congress, parties, and gender & politics. They discuss why pipelines to primaries (and then to elected office) matter so much in ...…
 
At least three semi-serious candidates are challenging President Trump for the 2020 Republican nomination. Is that weird? How common are primary challenges to incumbent presidents? What does the history tell us about how to think about this year's crop?
 
During The Clone Wars a young Jedi turned against the war and Jedi Order's involvement in it. Convinced she had no other way to send a message of disaffection, Barriss Offee bombed the Jedi Temple and framed another Jedi for the act of terror. She was right about the war, and the Jedi, but did something very wrong. This week Danielle Adams, pro ...…
 
Dr. Jasmine Syedullah spoke about Harriet Jacobs, Buddhism, Abolishing Whiteness, and Queerness. Link to the book Radical Dharma, co-authored by Syedullah Music by AwareNess, follow him on Instagram, Spotify or Soundcloud. For more content, follow me on Instagram Please support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/timetalks Channel Z ...…
 
Debates about health care policy are all the rage among 2020 Presidential candidates. How should a thoughtful voter think about these discussions? And why exactly are we still talking about health care nearly 10 years after Obamacare?
 
Hold on to something! This week we've got a bonus episode of Beltway Banthas, a conversation with Glenn Beck, radio show host and founder of Blaze Media. Stephen Kent met up with Glenn at FreedomFest in Las Vegas to talk about his earliest memories with Star Wars, lessons on the political power of fear, generational change and the evolution (pl ...…
 
In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins talks with a Bedrosian Faculty Affiliate, Abby K. Wood. Wood is Associate Professor of Law, Political Science and Public Policy. When she first started her career she noticed that program evaluation wasn't as robust as it could be, so she wanted to learn causal inference in orde ...…
 
The week on Beltway Banthas, in a 90-minute marathon run, we cover a lot of ground on Star Wars, politics and religion. In the main segment Stephen Kent is joined by Matthew Neugebauer to analyze Star Wars fandom and its troubles over the decades. A video from Wisecrack serves as the starting point for an analogy of fandom by understanding Prot ...…
 
Psalm One spoke about hip-hop, education, if we’re living in a simulation, Haiti, mutual aid, patriarchy, her latest album, Flight of the Wig and Chicago history. Flight of the Wig: https://psalmone.bandcamp.com/album/flight-of-the-wig Psalm One articles: https://www.afterellen.com/author/psalmone Music by AwareNess, follow him on Instagram, Sp ...…
 
Welcome back Banthas! The Beltway Banthas podcast has returned with regular shows now through 2020. Starting off this new season of Star Wars & politics chatter, Stephen Kent is joined by guest host Nick DiColandrea for a dive into the political conscience of Padme Amidala. In Revenge of the Sith, she opens up to Anakin about her uncertainty wi ...…
 
The Dems took over the House of Representatives with an ambitious legislative agenda, but what are they actually proposing? And does it have any chance to pass? Why even suggest big, sweeping legislation if they know the Senate & President won't budge?By A Few Reasonable Words
 
Seems like everybody's talking about electability, but what does that really mean? What can we actually know about a candidate's electability, and is thinking about it a good way to make decisions about who to support?
 
John P. Clark spoke about the Situationists and the idea of the Spectacle, Direct Action, the Necrocene, Communes, the Zapatistas, Anarchism, and the anarchist geographer, Elisee Reclus. John Clark's books: http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php/JohnPClark Clark's Academia page with articles and poems: https://loyno.academia.edu/JohnClark M ...…
 
TBI’s Tim Bromfield joins Abebe Abebayehu, Commissioner of the Ethiopian Investment Commission in Addis Ababa. They discuss Ethiopia’s vision for foreign investment in the wake of unprecedented political and economic reforms, spearheaded by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The conversation explores the politics of industrial policy, institution-build ...…
 
Happy Independence Day! To celebrate, we examine Frederick Douglass' "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" and discuss how it remains relevant to the ways we think about patriotism, tradition, and the founding ideals of the U.S.
 
Dr. Joy James speaks about the academy, the concept of the captive maternal, the central park 5 trial, prison abolition, and simulacra. We talked about her recent essay THE WOMB OF WESTERN THEORY:TRAUMA, TIME THEFT, AND THE CAPTIVE MATERNAL Abolition Journal: https://abolitionjournal.org/category/abolition-and-the-elections/ Music by AwareNess, ...…
 
We're back just in time for the enormous Democratic primary field's two-part debate extravaganza! Why are there so many candidates? Is it a good thing, or something to be fret about? Let AFRW guide you through the impenetrable forest of candidates!
 
Drucilla Cornell speaks about her work with seeking to unionize a collective brothel, feminism, Rosa Luxemburg, Sylvia Wynter, philosophy, revolutions, Ubuntu, and nihilist fascism. Music by AwareNess, follow him on Instagram, Spotify or Soundcloud. For more content, follow me on Instagram Please support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patr ...…
 
In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins talks with Pamela Ban, Assistant Professor of Political Science at UC San Diego. Ban discusses her recent research. First, she looks at how policy outcomes might change as Congress has a bit more gender representations. Then they discuss the revolving door and lobbying - how the ...…
 
In this interview Seth Tobocman talked about art and gentrification, his experiences in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the squatting movement, police violence, landlords, Hurricane Katrina, mutual aid, and foreign policy. Seth Tobocman's latest Releases: Len from Ak Press and War in the Neighborhood from Ad Astra Comix Music by AwareNess, fo ...…
 
TBI’s Tim Bromfield joins Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa and former Minister of Agriculture in Rwanda. Their conversation explores the nature of political leadership and the politics of agriculture, the challenges and opportunities of agricultural transformation in Africa and the contrasting persp ...…
 
In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins's guest is Elisabeth R. Gerber, Associate Dean for Research and Policy Engagement; Jack L. Walker, Jr. Collegiate Professor of Public Policy (UMich). They discuss the move from Political Science departments to public policy departments - how the focus has moved from theory devel ...…
 
In this interview Aviva Chomsky spoke about the Cuban Revolution, education and the military industrial complex, anarchism, settler colonialism and immigration, how democrats have largely been let off the hook in the narrative around immigration and mass incarceration, US foreign policy in central America, the coup in Venezuela and her work in ...…
 
Hello Banthas! Since it's launch in 2015 during the heat of the presidential primaries for 2016, Beltway Banthas has been a proud home of political discourse within Star Wars fandom. We've featured prominent politicians, journalists and political operatives on the show to explore how Star Wars impacted their worldview and careers. 70 official e ...…
 
TBI’s Kate Dooley is joined by Malik Natchaba, the inaugural head of the President’s Delivery Unit in Togo and head of the youth wing of the ruling party. Their conversation explores political leadership and responding to the expectations of Togo’s youth population, as well as the day-to-day experience of running a Delivery Unit for the Preside ...…
 
Philosopher and musician Dr. Lewis Gordon, spoke about Antef and Kemetic Philosophy, colonialism, white supremacy in European philosophy used as justification, Eurocentrism, resistance, Love, Fanon, and Anarchism. He's the author of countless books including, Bad Faith and Antiblack Racism, Her Majesty’s Other Children, Existentia Africana, Dis ...…
 
Star Wars deals very directly with questions of justice and injustice. Mohammad Shakibnia wrote an article for ElevenThirtyEight on the messages of social, racial and economic justice than can be derived from the Clone Wars animated series. He joins the podcast this month to co-pilot the show and discuss these themes with host Stephen Kent. Ste ...…
 
When do leaders pay penalties for backing down on promises? In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins's guest is Philip Potter, Associate Professor of Politics (UVA), and the Founding Director of the National Security Policy Center. Potter's work looks at how public opinion effects foreign policy, when do policymakers h ...…
 
Should election day be a national holiday? Maybe! We put the proposal through our reform corner ringer to see whether or not it would be a good idea to establish a Voting Day holiday.
 
Hans Meyer on Immigration Law, the Zapatistas, Abolish ICE, Forced Labor, and Punk. We spoke about his upbringing in north Aurora, his travels to Guatemala and with the Zapatistas in Chiapas, the consequences of US intervention in Latin America, ICE infiltrating court rooms and arresting people without warrants, his class action lawsuit against ...…
 
National Party Committees and Political Power In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins and political Boris Heersink, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Fordham University, look at the national party committees. What kind of power do the national committees have? What is the role of the commit ...…
 
This week on Beltway Banthas, Robby Soave of Reason Magazine joins the show to talk the politics of Episode I: The Phantom Menace. We cover trade disputes, slavery on Tatooine, the aloof Jedi Order and Vladimir Putin. Robby and Stephen get into the weeds of Star Wars Episode I and also share thoughts on the Gillette controversy, the Women's Mar ...…
 
How should we feel about sneaky partisan power maneuvers? Is it the beginnings of a tyrannical overthrow of democracy itself or just the normal push-and-pull of democratic politics? We explore recent events in Michigan & Wisconsin to try and figure it out.
 
This week on Beltway Banthas, a discussion of the prequel trilogy as George Lucas' broadside against the neoliberal world order and capitalism. Stephen is joined by his brother, Michael Kent of the Toxic Schlock horror movie podcast to discuss and debate Lucas' critique of neoliberalism since the 1980's and how well he executed his analysis in ...…
 
Dr. Andrea Letamendi (Lattes with Leia, The Arkham Sessions) joins Swara as they discuss not only one of the central themes of Star Wars, but also redemption and the grievance of galactic victims, both individual and galaxy wide. Does the franchise do a good job of exploring trauma of aggrieved parties like Rey, Luke, and Leia? What causes vill ...…
 
Democracy & Inequality of Political Influence In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins talks economic and political inequality in democracies with Martin Gilens, Professor of Public Policy at UCLA Luskin. The degree of political influence is dramatically unequal for people within the United States, public policy can he ...…
 
J. Kēhaulani Kauanui speaks about her new books Speaking of Indigenous Politics: Conversations with Activists, Scholars, and Tribal Leaders and Paradoxes of Hawaiian Sovereignty: Land, Sex, and the Colonial Politics of State Nationalism We discussed her radio and media work such as Horizontal Power Hour, Indigenous Politics, and Anarchy on Air ...…
 
TBI’s Gbolahan Faleye is joined by the CEO of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, to discuss leading reform of a critical health institution in one of the most complex countries on the African continent. Dr Ihekweazu is an Infectious Disease Epidemiologist and Consultant in Public Health Medicine. He worked along ...…
 
Questions about legitimacy (stolen elections, fraud, voter suppression) have surrounded reactions to the recent election here in the U.S. What does it means to have a legitimate election and why do political scientists think this is such an important concept and value in a democratic system?
 
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