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A weekly podcast that explains major policy issues and at a 101 level. Every week, hosts Michelle Cordero and Tim Doescher present an entertaining mix of media clips, personal stories, and interviews with Heritage experts, to break down major news stories and policy debates raging in Congress.
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A weekly podcast that explains major policy issues and at a 101 level. Every week, hosts Michelle Cordero and Tim Doescher present an entertaining mix of media clips, personal stories, and interviews with Heritage experts, to break down major news stories and policy debates raging in Congress.
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    The President Has Been Killed; The Republic of Chad Hangs In the Balance

    The President Has Been Killed; The Republic of Chad Hangs In the Balance

    It's the story hardly anyone in America is talking about. One of Africa’s longest-serving presidents, Idriss Deby of Chad (who had ruled for 30 years) was recently killed in a battle against rebels advancing towards the capital. His shocking death has thrown the country’s frequently tempestuous politics into further turmoil, even as the rebels remain in the field. On this fascinating episode, we talk about who President Deby was and what his legacy looks like, what's at stake for this troubled region in Africa, and what this means for America and our allies.
    Show Notes:
    The President of Chad Was Killed in Combat. Here’s What You Need to Know About What’s Happening In the Region.


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    President Biden's "Infrastructure" Plan

    President Biden's "Infrastructure" Plan

    President Biden is proposing a massive spending plan to supposedly build and rebuild America's infrastructure. While the plan relies on the moderate and uncontroversial term "infrastructure," less than 5% would actually go toward traditional road infrastructure projects. Rather, it will be spent on corporate welfare, tax credits, and the left's radical "green" agenda. On this episode, we learn what's in this plan, how much it will cost, and how we're going to pay for it (HINT: Taxes are likely going up).  
    Show Notes
    9 Things You Need to Know About Biden's "Infrastructure" Spending Plan


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    Boycotting China's Winter Olympics Isn't Enough

    Boycotting China's Winter Olympics Isn't Enough

    What the Biden administration should do to stop China from hosting the 2022 Olympics.
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    Woke Corporate Capitalism

    Woke Corporate Capitalism

    In 2015 Ross Douthat coined the term "woke capitalism" when writing a piece for the New York Times. He defined it as how companies signal their support for progressive causes in order to maintain their influence in society. He really tapped into something. Since then, this mindset has only grown, as the largest corporations are now weighing in of almost every major (and not-so-major) public policy issue. The problem: they increasingly land on the "leftist" side of the issue. So what is the impact? Is this a coordinated effort? What is the antidote to this "corporate wokeness" infiltrating our largest American companies? On this episode, Andy Olivastro joins us to weigh in with a unique perspective. He led communications and reputation strategy for some of the largest corporations and best known brands, and witnessed first-hand this gradual shift toward "corporate wokeness."
    Show Notes:
    Success, Not Corporate Wokeness, Elevates the Human Condition
    1 Investor With 1 Share Can Call Out Corporate Leftism
    The Agenda of Black Lives Matter Is Far Different From the Slogan
    Conservatives, take back the franchise with proxy voting




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    Chad Wolf on Biden's Historic Crisis at the Southern Border

    Chad Wolf on Biden's Historic Crisis at the Southern Border

    This week, former acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security in the Trump administration and Heritage visiting fellow, Chad Wolf, breaks down what’s happening at the border, how it started, and if we can stop it.

    Why Biden’s Blaming Trump for Border Crisis Has Zero Credibility


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    What Biden's Defense Priorities Should Be

    What Biden's Defense Priorities Should Be

    President Reagan talked a lot about securing peace through being strong, and there's no question that our military is strong. But that strength is not absolute.  It takes a lot of resources and constant innovation to keep up - especially when countries like China continue to grow their military presence around the world. So how do we keep up? This week, we dig into the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act), and the priorities that Congress must sanction in order to keep our military strong and prepared. In addition, we look at some of the differences in President Biden's defense priorities and the implications.
    Show Notes:
    56 Recommendations for Congress: Shaping the FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act and Defense Appropriations to Enhance the National Defense
    Hits & Misses in Biden’s Interim National Security Guidance


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Heritage Explains

You guys are one of my favourite podcasts. The reason I like you so much is that you take the complex issues and break them down for the average person, especially today’s millennials. I’ve paid attention to The Heritage Foundation for YEARS. Longer, lengthier articles back then. Now if I want the “Cliff Notes” version that doesn’t leave out the important questions I can get it here at “Heritage Explains.” Amazing stuff. Looking forward to past and future episodes.

DavidlovesAmerica ,

Great podcast

The issues discussed are relevant . The explanations are clear. It is very dependable. Sound reasoning!

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Well worth your time

Having listened to this podcast for over 6 months I feel confident in giving it a strong recommendation. Not only do conservative viewers benefit from these podcasts, but ALL people looking for clear, accurate, and useful explanations on a variety of social, economic, and scientific subjects. They are biased towards the truth, which is what I’m after. 5/5

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