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Missing “Unprecedential” yet? Check out our new channel!

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May 27, 2020
WTH are deaths of despair? Sir Angus Deaton on the other epidemic (What the Hell)
43:37

Sir Angus joins to discuss his new book and COVID's likely impact on communities already suffering from opioid abuse, unemployment, alcoholism and suicide.

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May 25, 2020
The building blocks of the federal workforce system (Hardly Working)
51:52

AEI's Brent Orrell and Mason Bishop discuss the value of many government workforce development programs and how to find a more effective solution

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May 21, 2020
Explain to Shane: “Permissionless innovation” during COVID-19 and beyond (with Adam Thierer)
18:32

Shane talks to tech policy analyst Adam Thierer about the regulatory hurdles that plague the tech sector during COVID and regular operations

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May 19, 2020
COVID-19 Coverage: The COVID crisis and economic growth with Chad Syverson (Political Economy)
25:32

Chad Syverson explores how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect America's capacity for economic growth, in both the short- and long-term.

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May 11, 2020
COVID-19 Coverage: WTH really happened at the Wuhan lab? With Josh Rogin (What the Hell)
43:27

Josh Rogin joined the show to discuss the newly uncovered State Department cables that give credence to the theory that the coronavirus may have leaked from a research facility in Wuhan.

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May 07, 2020
Explain to Shane: The future of micromobility (with Michele Kyrouz)
22:40

Transportation expert Michele Kyrouz joins Shane to discuss how the micromobility industry is coping with COVID-19 and the lasting effects for companies.

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May 05, 2020
COVID-19 Coverage: John Yoo on the Constitutional Questions Raised by Coronavirus (Banter)
48:16

Can President Trump unilaterally "reopen" the country? How much power do the states' governors have? And when and how will these interminable lockdowns end?

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May 04, 2020
COVID-19 Coverage: Another Barrier to Employment for Low-Skilled Workers?
37:04

Goodwill CEO and former HUD Secretary Steve Preston talks with Brent about how to provide disadvantaged workers with the skills needed in the modern economy

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Apr 30, 2020
‘Explain to Shane’: Using blockchain to beat COVID-19
15:34

Shane Tews talks with Shane Bigelow, CEO of Ownum and Vital Chain, on the role blockchain will play in restarting the post-COVID economy.

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Apr 28, 2020
COVID-19 Coverage: WTH is going on with the toilet paper shortage? You’ve got questions, and we’re flush with information
28:21

The Washington Post’s newly enthroned toilet paper expert Marc Fisher joined the show to get to the bottom of the recent toilet paper shortage.

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Apr 27, 2020
COVID-19 Coverage: Leadership in the Coronavirus Pandemic (with Governor Jeb Bush)
27:42

Gov. Jeb Bush joins to discuss the immense leadership challenges COVID-19 has brought to bear against all leaders, from the White House to the schoolhouse.

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Apr 23, 2020
‘Are You Kidding Me?’: Getting the incentives right
21:48

Before the Great Depression, charitable and religious organizations almost exclusively ran the child welfare system in the US.  What is the appropriate role of private institutions in the child welfare system today? How can policy redress the perverse incentives currently built into the funding model of public child welfare agencies? In this episode, Ian and […]

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Apr 22, 2020
Explain to Shane: Telecom supply chain security and 5G with David Stehlin
22:02

Shane and guest David Stehlin discuss what makes 5G unique, the challenges facing 5G networks, and the work telecom leaders are doing to make it a success.

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Apr 21, 2020
COVID-19 Coverage: AEI President Robert Doar on America’s response to the coronavirus
30:47

In times of crisis, how do American institutions respond? AEI President Robert Doar joined Banter this week to discuss the work AEI is doing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Apr 20, 2020
COVID-19 Coverage: WTH is the path out of this nightmare? Scott Gottlieb discusses his plan for a return to normalcy
50:24

Dr. Scott Gottlieb joined the show to discuss his timeline and road map for reopening America for businesses and families post-coronavirus.

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Apr 16, 2020
COVID-19 coverage: Teaching amid the coronavirus pandemic
38:05

Among those whose work has been most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic are teachers. In the course of just a few weeks, nearly all of the nation’s 3.6 million elementary and secondary school teachers have had to reorient their carefully crafted lesson plans for distance learning. What’s more, many of them have had mere days […]

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Apr 13, 2020
COVID-19 Coverage: What will COVID-19 mean for US foreign policy? With Kori Schake
36:26

Will the world hold China responsible? How is the pandemic affecting America's strategy toward Iran? And what is the greatest novel about foreign policy? AEI's Kori Schake answers all these questions and more.

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Apr 10, 2020
Unprecedential: Repugnant Laws
54:19

Keith Whittington joins Adam to discuss the use of judicial power throughout American history, and the radical consequences it can hold.

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Apr 09, 2020
‘Are You Kidding Me?’: Fathers be good to your daughters
16:46

Ian and Naomi delve into varied parenting-related topics in this episode, including the role of fatherhood, prison nurseries, and rising black teen suicides

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Apr 08, 2020
Explain to Shane: Roger Entner explains broadband network capacity amid the COVID-19 pandemic
26:18

In AEI's newest podcast, host Shane Tews talks to telecom expert Roger Entner about how broadband networks are withstanding the strain caused by COVID-19

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Apr 07, 2020
COVID-19 Coverage: Coronavirus and school closures (with John Bailey)
27:27

COVID-19 has upended America's school system in unprecedented ways. AEI Fellow John Bailey joins to provide insight from his 2005 work combatting influenza

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Apr 06, 2020
The family advantage
35:49

The family is where most children develop vital life skills. As family stucture has changed, so have kids' outcomes. Brent and guests discuss these impacts.

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Apr 03, 2020
‘Unprecedential’: Defense coordinators — how the White House manages disaster
42:38

In moments of disaster, the White House is the first to respond. AEI's Kori Schake and Ryan Streeter join Adam to discuss how that response is coordinated.

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Apr 02, 2020
What’s next for the reform conservatives? Yuval Levin on the future of the American right
30:43

What has come of the reformocon agenda? How does the presidency of Donald Trump relate to it? And will reform conservatism be a force in the future?

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Mar 30, 2020
COVID-19 Coverage: WTH is coronavirus doing to the economy?
41:11

Enjoy this episode of What the Hell is Going On?, with hosts Danielle Pletka and Marc Thiessen. For more episodes, find What the Hell on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Podcasts As businesses and schools across the country close because of the coronavirus, Americans are starting to realize just how economically dependent we are on China. With […]

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Mar 27, 2020
‘Unprecedential’: Commander in crisis
42:14

When disaster strikes, we turn to the President for leadership. But in a world of uncertainty, which response is right? Guest Tevi Troy shares his thoughts.

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Mar 26, 2020
‘Are You Kidding Me?’: Going nuclear
18:56

How does family structure impact the social, educational, and economic outcomes of kids? Is the nuclear family really just a myth constructed in the 1950s? Can stable families advance the cause of social justice? On this episode of Are You Kidding Me, Ian and Naomi are joined by AEI Visiting Scholar and U.VA sociologist W. […]

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Mar 25, 2020
COVID-19 Coverage: Stan Veuger – Handle the coronavirus recession by preventing a business collapse
29:19

In this episode of AEI's "Political Economy", host Jim Pethokoukis and guest Stan Veuger discuss how to mitigate the impending recession caused by COVID-19

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Mar 23, 2020
Unprecedential: Virtuous republicans
39:24

Adam and Tal discuss whether or not the success of our republic's constitutional structure depends on the character of its citizens and servants

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Mar 19, 2020
‘Are You Kidding Me?’: Coronavirus
15:00

Ian and Naomi discuss how parents can balance caretaking with teleworking and how teachers can ensure that students' living rooms are productive classrooms.

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Mar 19, 2020
Unprecedential: Abdication and nondelegation
48:44

For nearly 100 years the Supreme Court has declined to strike down laws that it believes ‘delegates’ Congress’s legislative power to the Executive Branch. What would a more assertive “nondelegation doctrine” look like? Until then, what limits — if any — does the current nondelegation doctrine place upon Congress?   Administrative Law nerds everywhere celebrate […]

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Mar 12, 2020
‘Are You Kidding Me?’: Moneyball for child welfare
20:40

Child pornography is both illegal and immoral, yet it continues to proliferate throughout cyberspace. Ian and Naomi discuss what, if anything, the government and private tech companies can do to stop it. Later, they discuss the potential of predictive analytics to avoid tragedies like the murder of 6-year-old Zymere Perkins. Show Notes: – Explosion of […]

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Mar 11, 2020
Unprecedential: Approaching the bench
44:03

Adam talks to Supreme Court advocate and former CFPB senior counsel Deepak Gupta on the administrative state, regulation, and standing before SCOTUS.

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Mar 05, 2020
‘Are You Kidding Me?’: Changing the culture of adoption
21:48

Spence-Chapin CEO Kate Trambitskaya joins Ian and Naomi to discuss routes to adoption, attitudes to birth-family contact, and ways to promote fostering kids

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Feb 26, 2020
Unprecedential: The Constitution as institution
41:23

Adam White and guest Yuval Levin broaden our view of what institutions (like the Constitution) are, how they work, and how vital they are to republican citizenship.

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Feb 20, 2020
‘Are You Kidding Me?’: ‘Musical Beds’ and the shortage of foster parents
21:52

Children entering the foster care system have often experienced serious trauma, but there is nothing inevitable about their life’s trajectories. In this episode, Naomi and Ian discuss what happens to youth aging out of foster care, how the child welfare system can increase the recruitment and retention of foster parents, and the difference between child […]

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Feb 12, 2020
Unprecedential: Court-ing power?
30:45

Host Adam White is joined by AEI colleage Greg Weiner as the two discuss the Judiciary's place both within and in interpreting the Constitution

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Feb 06, 2020
‘Unprecedential’: The ‘soul’ of the presidency
37:02

What is the essence of the American presidency? How does it compare to what the Constitution intended it to be? Adam White and guest Stephen Knott discuss

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Jan 30, 2020
‘Are You Kidding Me?’: Family structure isn’t everything — it’s the only thing
18:14

Ian and Naomi discuss why family structure matters for black children's outcomes and the "separate but unequal" system created by the Indian Child Welfare Act

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Jan 22, 2020
‘Unprecedential’: The first episode, the first branch
34:13

Host and AEI Scholar Adam White talks with Cornell Law professor Josh Chafetz about Congress: its limits, its powers, and its purpose.

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Jan 16, 2020
New AEI PODCAST: Unprecedential
11:33

Join host Adam White, producer Tal Fortgang, and guests as they examine the constitutional debates surrounding Congress, the President, and, of course, the courts.

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Jan 14, 2020
‘Are You Kidding Me?’: Hey, Democrats — how about some power to the parents?
20:04

Ian and Naomi discuss debates over the Federal Charter Schools Program, as well as the tense relationships between communities and Child Protective Services

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Jan 13, 2020
‘Are You Kidding Me?’: Why we offer less protection to minority kids
15:50

Hosts Ian and Naomi discuss chronic absenteeism in foster children, one judge's view on the disparate impact theory, and how IWCA aided in a child's death

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Jan 13, 2020
NEW AEI PODCAST: Are You Kidding Me?
3:08

Join Naomi Schaefer Riley and Ian Rowe as they introduce AEI's newest podcast on child welfare and education: "Are You Kidding Me?"

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Jan 09, 2020