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Policy matters. From under the radar regulations to innovations in social policy, the Trachtenberg WonkCast navigates the wonky world of policy so you don't get lost in the weeds. Jessica Blackband steers this roundtable discussion while regular contributors Natalia Abrahams, Haley Dunn, Erik LaDue, Katherine Lundie, Gabe Moss, Eli Richman, and Nathan Rupp offer their analyses of crucial policy topics served up by a range of special guests.
||CleanGW WonkCast S4E3: Below the Fold: Conflict at the U.S.-Mexico Border and Implications for Immigration Policy||Join co-hosts Gabe Moss and Nathalie Grogan for an in-depth Below the Fold focused on the nuances and impacts of recent events developing at the U.S.-Mexico border. See the sources: Immigration Experts: Tear Gas Has Been Used at the Border for Years,||12/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGW WonkCast S4E2: Exploring D.C. Statehood||Our first guest of the season, Elizabeth Irons, is the founder of GWU’s chapter of Students for D.C. Statehood. Join us for a lively discussion of the arguments for D.C. statehood, a topic of particular relevance for our D.C. resident listeners. Eli R||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGW Wonkcast Summer Special: The Abolish ICE Movement and Immigration Reform||We’re hard at work preparing Season 4 of WonkCast, but in the meantime we have a Summer Special episode for you! The #AbolishICE movement has gained momentum this summer, but what would the success or failure of this movement look like in America? J||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGW WonkCast S3E14-1: Below the Fold: The Right to Repair and a Net Neutrality Update||In this Below the Fold, co-Host Gabe Moss dives into the right to repair. How do companies like Microsoft, John Deere, and Apple prevent customers from repairing products they buy? Next, co-Host Eli Richman takes a look at net neutrality four months aft||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGW WonkCast S3E13-2: Protecting Personal Information||How can data breaches be prevented? Learn about cybersecurity policy with this week’s #wonkywednesday guest, GW Masters student Jacob Biesieda. Jacob runs DCrypted, a cybersecurity podcast for the everyday American which seeks to educate the general||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGW WonkCast S3E13-1: Below the Fold: Medicare Legislation and Proposed Changes to Immigration Policy||In this Below the Fold, first learn about “Choose Medicare” legislation by Senators Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Jeff Merkley of Oregon that would allow individuals and businesses to purchase Medicare plans. Next, learn about a proposal from the||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGW WonkCast S3E12-2: Above the Fold: U.S. and North Korea Status Update||For the last Above the Fold of the semester, co-Host Erik LaDue and MPP Abigail Johnson join WRGW News anchor Robert O’Shaughnessy to discuss the latest developments between the U.S. and North Korea. The administration made a historic announcement in||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGW WonkCast S3E12-1: Leadership and Teamwork||What makes a good boss? This week’s guest MPA Megan Mattson tells what research says makes an effective manager. Listen for leadership advice, how to use evidence-based management, and applications like whether pay for performance really works. Episod||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGW WonkCast S3E11-3: Above the Fold: Facebook, Privacy, and Surveillance||The latest Above the Fold covers Mark Zuckerberg’s recent trip to Washington. Last month, news broke that the data firm Cambridge Analytica accessed the personal data of 87 million Facebook users. Are policies needed to regulate Facebook or can it reg||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGW WonkCast S3E11-2: Bike Share Programs||This week’s episode on bike share programs will get your gears turning. Listen to special guest MPP Rajan Bansal, a former Air Force officer studying transit-oriented development, talk about biking in D.C. What’s a bike commute like? How do bike sha||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Awesome Policy Podcast
Thoughtful and funny insight into the policy world. I appreciate the guests each week on new topics, as well as the Below the Fold segment that tells me about policy that goes under the radar. Hosts get along great and the banter is the best part! Absolutely recommend this podcast.
A very welcome addition...
I listen to a lot of politics and policy podcasts, and this relatively young podcast is a great addition to a large field. Because it is student-run, the hosts and panelists are able discuss a surprisingly wide variety of issues (i.e., the Below the Fold segment) while, importantly, considering the historical context in which they occur. The host really pushes the guests and panelists to consider alternative perspectives, resulting in a lively, entertaining, and above all informative conversation. Very impressed, I just had to review. I definitely recommend subscribing.
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