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15 indispensable policy podcasts

5 months ago · "These shows will keep you educated on local, national and international policy approaches to the big issues."
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The Impact

By Vox.com
In Washington, the story often ends when Congress passes a law. For The Impact, that’s where our story begins. We focus on the human consequences of policy-making, what happens in the real world after the government, non-profits, even academic institutions start doing something differently. The Impact looks at policies that work — and policies that need some work — as they make their way out into the real world, with many surprises along the way.  
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POLITICO's Pulse Check

By POLITICO
Weekly conversations with some of the most interesting and influential people in health care, hosted by POLITICO Pulse author Dan Diamond.
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PolicyCast

By Harvard Kennedy School
Public policy affects every aspect of modern life, but while political skirmishes routinely dominate the headlines, the details of how practitioners in all walks of public life can pursue good governance and and principled leadership too often get lost. Each week on PolicyCast, Host Matt Cadwallader (@mattcad) brings the conversation back to the various ways we can strive to make democracy work, by speaking with some of the world's leading experts in public policy, media, and international a...
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The Brookings Cafeteria

By The Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization (think tank) based in Washington, D.C.
Host Fred Dews interviews experts from the Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization (think tank) based in Washington, D.C., about their research and ideas on solutions to the most pressing public policy challenges facing the nation and the world.
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Bombshell

By War on the Rocks
This is Bombshell, a bi-weekly podcast coming to you from Washington insiders to dissect today’s foreign policy crises and tomorrow’s security challenges. We’ll talk military strategy, White House mayhem, and the best cocktails known to (wo)man. Brought to you by War on the Rocks.
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The Goat Rodeos

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Global Dispatches -- Conversations on Foreign Policy and World Affairs

By Mark Leon Goldberg
A podcast about foreign policy and world affairs. Every Monday we feature long form conversations with foreign policy journalists academics, luminaries and thought leaders who discuss the ideas, influences, and events that shaped their worldview from an early age. Every Thursday we post shorter interviews with journalists or think tank types about something topical and in the news.
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15 Minutes

By Kayla Surrey
15 Minutes is a weekly interview podcast with the biggest names in the global security space.
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Rational Security

By Spaghetti on the Wall Productions
A weekly discussion of national security and foreign policy matters hosted by Shane Harris of the Wall Street Journal and featuring Brookings senior fellows Tamara Cofman Wittes and Benjamin Wittes, and managing editor of the Lawfare blog Susan Hennessey.
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The Policy Scout

By Kristin Matheny
Isn't it time to form your own opinions? Join Kristin Matheny, our resident policy wonk, as she unpacks these loaded issues and presents facts, science, and discussions from all sides of the partisan spectrum.
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The CSIS Podcast

By CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies
Hosted by Colm Quinn, The CSIS Podcast dissects the big (and soon-to-be big) stories of the week in U.S. foreign policy and international affairs.
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