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Higher Ed Happy Hour

By New America

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In the Higher Ed Happy Hour, three well-known Washington, DC-based journalists and policy wonks -- Kevin Carey of New America, Andrew Kelly of the American Enterprise Institute, and Libby Nelson of -- discuss the latest happenings in higher education policy, research, and popular culture. There are special guests, wonky digressions, and excursions into the shocking and absurd.

Customer Reviews

Great content but...

The topics are relevant, the knowledge of Kevin, Libby, and Andrew is first class, and I greatly appreciate the varied positions each takes. However, there is one pet peeve that the podcasters strike upon and it is the overuse of the word “like.” I hate to criticize because my colleagues and I enjoy the podcast (and drinks) but please be mindful of how often the word “like” is used.

The podcast I have been searching for!

I have been looking for a podcast like this one for years. As someone interested in higher education and education technology, I read a lot of books on the topic (e.g. End of College, College Unbound, Higher Education in America), but I struggled to keep current without sinking far too much time into Inside Higher Ed and the Chronicle of Higher Education. This podcast does a great job covering relevant topics from a variety of viewpoints. I love the conversation and leave each episode feeling more informed about current issues. I like the podcast so much that I binge-listened to the full backlog of 16 episodes in the first week. My only request: Release episodes more frequently!

Entertaining and informative

This show has a light atmosphere and covers a wide variety of higher ed topics. Highly recommended to anyone in the field of higher education.

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