The Niskanen Center Political Research Digest Podcast
By Niskanen Center
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The Niskanen Center’s Political Research Digest features up-and-coming researchers delivering fresh insights on the big trends driving American politics today. Get beyond punditry to data-driven understanding of today’s Washington with host and political scientist Matt Grossmann. Each 15-minute episode covers two new cutting-edge studies and interviews two researchers.
||CleanDid Facebook Really Polarize and Misinform the 2016 Electorate?||From Russian trolls to racist rhetoric, Facebook …||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWho’s More Afraid of Democracy: the Center or the Right?||Are Americans losing faith in democracy as our no…||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen Liberals and Conservatives Use Genetics to Explain Human Difference||Public debate on genetic research often assumes t…||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Labor Unions Impact Inequality - And Whether That Justifies the Legacy Costs They Leave||Unions recently took some hits in Republican stat…||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnti-Immigration Politics: Is California's Past the Republicans' Future?||Many say California Republicans’ anti-immigration…||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Debt Finance Leads to War and Defense Spending||We’re increasing defense spending and launching m…||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Racial Stereotypes Impacted Voting for Obama and Trump||White racial attitudes play a strong role in vote…||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre Red and Blue States Making Red and Blue Policies?||Public opinion and political parties are dividing…||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre Americans Becoming Tribal, with Identity Politics Trumping All?||Democrats and Republicans are sorting ideological…||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDo Americans Implicitly Trust Government, Despite our Public Anger?||Trust in government is low and declining after an…||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Resistance: Who is Protesting Trump and Are They Changing Public Views?||2017 saw protest movements return with a vengeanc…||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCongressional Primaries: How the Parties Fight Insurgents||2016 brought a lot of change in presidential prim…||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoes the Tax Law Signal Change in How Parties use Tax Credits and Deductions?||The U.S. has a long history of spending through t…||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRules Around the Senate Filibuster||The filibuster effectively means 60 votes are usu…||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMulti-Racial Electoral Coalitions for Minority Candidates||In many U.S. cities, Latinos and Asians are gaini…||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Gun Politics and Gun Policy Polarize America||After every mass shooting, partisans retreat to t…||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow the House Freedom Caucus Gains Power in Congress||In its first few years, the House Freedom Caucus …||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolarized Opinion on Climate Change and Messages that Move Conservatives||Despite increasing scientific consensus on human-…||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Republican Women Don't Run for Office and Why It Matters for the Gender Gap in Voting||Democratic women make up three times the share of…||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Needs an audio manager
I’m really glad that the Niskanen Center started a podcast, but you all really need to improve your audio quality. The last episode was indecipherable save if listening very closely. Waste of everybody’s time. Inefficient.
Political scientist Matt Grossmann interviews two experts about their latest research on hot button issues in the news. Research often comes from opposing perspectives, leading to balanced analysis of complicated issues. The short, biweekly episodes are great for anyone but seem geared towards academics or others interested in political science.