Matters of Policy & Politics is a Hoover Institution podcast devoted to matters of governance and balance of power at home and abroad. It is hosted by Hoover fellow Bill Whalen.
As the successor to Hoover’s Area 45 podcast, which focused on Trump-era issues and controversies, Matters of Policy & Politics will examine the direction of federal, state, and local leadership and elections, with an occasional examination of national security and geopolitical concerns, all featuring insightful analysis provided by Hoover Institution scholars and guests.
Podcasts will be released weekly, with engaging topics and fellows.
Matters Of Policy & Politics: A Recall Recap
The policy implications of the recall for the Golden State and the nation moving forward.
Business (Hostility) As Usual?
The plight of California’s business climate and the Golden State’s gubernatorial recall election.
Who Calls Whom The President Calls Upon?
The behind-the-scenes choreography of the media's relationship with Biden.
America After The Trump Presidency
Trump’s presence in the political landscape and the prospects of “Trumpism” beliefs moving forward.
“The Slow Drift Back”
What went wrong in Afghanistan and the impact on US foreign policy.
Curb Your Enthusiasm
How California Gov. Gavin Newsom might try to rouse the Democratic faithful.
1 episode review
While I expected a US policy based podcast from the Hoover Institution to have a US bias, the host loses credibility when he phrases US intervention into North Korea as offering "sunshine and goodness".
Otherwise the North Korea episode was informative with the length allowing for an in depth discussion.