posts tagged politics

10/17/17 // Dr. Steve Billet on Iran, Republican Fear & More

Dr. Steve Billet joins the show to discuss Trump's comments on the Iran nuclear agreement, the administration's heavy rhetoric with North Korea and growing fear and dissension within the Republican Party. | listen

10/16/17 // Levi Boxell on Political Polarization

Levi Boxell joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the internet's role in political polarization. | listen

10/11/17 // Katy Collin, Part I: Catalan Referendum

Katy Collin joins the show to discuss the independence referendum in Catalonia and how it fits into the wave of separatism (and indirectly, populism) sweeping Europe. | listen

10/10/17 // David Broockman, Part II: New Ideas in Campaigning

In Part II, David Broockman says it's overkill to assume no persuasion works and says the wealth of new ideas in political science will change future campaigns. | listen

10/9/17 // David Broockman, Part I: Campaign Persuasiveness

David Broockman joins the show to discuss his recent study about the persuasiveness--or lack thereof--of political campaigning. | listen

10/4/17 // Joel Penney on Viral Politics

Joel Penney joins the show to discuss the importance of virality for political campaigns, the role of memes in politics, and whether Donald Trump's Twitter usage will change how future campaigns are run. | listen

9/29/17 // David Wayne, Part II: Political Conversation

In Part II, David Wayne tells us why The Political Compass is completely anonymous, how it differs from common personality tests, the importance of a personal political assessment, and more. | listen

9/28/17 // David Wayne, Part I: The Political Compass

David Wayne joins the show to discuss The Political Compass, why "left" and "right" are economic terms, how American political discussion is different from that in other democracies, and more. | listen

9/27/17 // Weekly Rundown: Anthem Kneeling & Divisiveness

Joe fits in a weekly rundown episode to discuss Donald Trump's battle with the NFL, the patriotism of anthem-kneeling protests, and how the president is intentionally dividing the country along its most significant institutions. | listen

9/15/17 // Weekly Rundown: Trump Dictating

Joe discusses the White House's reaction to Jemele Hill's tweets and why it's problematic for the administration to dictate political speech. | listen

9/14/17 // Dr. Steve Billet on Trump, Hurricanes, DACA & More

Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss President Trump's handling of Hurricanes Harvey & Irma, response to the White House's DACA decision, talk of tax reform, and more. | listen

8/24/17 // W. Fitzhugh Brundage on Monument Removal

W. Fitzhugh Brundage returns to discuss recent developments in the removal of Confederate statues and monuments nationwide. | listen

8/23/17 // Dr. Steve Billet on Trump, Bannon, Afghanistan, & More

Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss a wild week in politics, including Steve Bannon's White House departure, Trump's response to Charlottesville, the plan for the continued Afghanistan war. | listen

8/18/17 // Weekly Rundown: Resist & Resign

Joe addresses rumors of Donald Trump's resignation, the wave of Confederate statue takedowns, and why he thinks Trump's campaign slogan isn't working in a more conscious America. | listen

8/16/17 // Adam Johnson, Part II: America the Benevolent Giant

In Part II, Adam Johnson talks about the media's tendency to frame the United States in a benevolent light and the cultish ideology surrounding American war. | listen

8/15/17 // Adam Johnson, Part I: North Korean Context

In part one, Adam Johnson discusses the media portrayals of North Korea and their lack of context, including selective memory about the destruction of the Korean War. | listen

8/11/17 // Weekly Rundown: Nuking for Flavor

Joe rambles on about Trump's threats to North Korea, America's unstable moral position on nukes, and John Carney's Statue of Liberty meltdown. | listen

8/10/17 // Lilo Stainton on Healthcare

Lilo Stainton joins the show to discuss the GOP's failure to repeal Obamacare, the possibility of bipartisan cooperation, increased public interest in healthcare, and more. | listen

8/1/17 // Adam Bulger on Tim Faust & Healthcare

BTRtoday Editor-in-Chief Adam Bulger joins the show to discuss his forthcoming piece on Tim Faust and progressive views on healthcare. | listen

7/28/17 // Weekly Rundown: Changing the News Cycle

Joe discusses the tumultuous week with the Trump administration, including the transgender military ban, failed healthcare vote, and Scaramucci antics. | listen

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