100 episodes

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.

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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

    Matters Of Policy & Politics: A Recall Recap

    The policy implications of the recall for the Golden State and the nation moving forward.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Business (Hostility) As Usual?

    Business (Hostility) As Usual?

    The plight of California’s business climate and the Golden State’s gubernatorial recall election.

    • 57 min
    Who Calls Whom The President Calls Upon?

    Who Calls Whom The President Calls Upon?

    The behind-the-scenes choreography of the media's relationship with Biden.

    • 54 min
    America After The Trump Presidency

    America After The Trump Presidency

    Trump’s presence in the political landscape and the prospects of “Trumpism” beliefs moving forward.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    “The Slow Drift Back”

    “The Slow Drift Back”

    What went wrong in Afghanistan and the impact on US foreign policy.

    • 43 min
    Curb Your Enthusiasm

    Curb Your Enthusiasm

    How California Gov. Gavin Newsom might try to rouse the Democratic faithful.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

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Bendozason ,

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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.

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