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Mark Blyth, political economist at The Watson Institute at Brown University, and Carrie Nordlund, political scientist and associate director of Brown's Master of Public Affairs program, share their take on the news. Subscribe now to hear Mark and Carrie cut through the media haze, and provide a thought-provoking, topical, and often hilarious conversation about the world today.

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Mark Blyth, political economist at The Watson Institute at Brown University, and Carrie Nordlund, political scientist and associate director of Brown's Master of Public Affairs program, share their take on the news. Subscribe now to hear Mark and Carrie cut through the media haze, and provide a thought-provoking, topical, and often hilarious conversation about the world today.

    04/13/2021 - A Cavalcade of Bummer

    04/13/2021 - A Cavalcade of Bummer

    Mark Blyth, political economist at Brown University's Watson Institute, and political scientist Carrie Nordlund share their take on the news.

    On this episode: Mark and Carrie feel skeptical about a 'post-Covid' boom; Biden's infrastructure bill, and the inconvenient truths it poses to congressional Republicans; the trial of Derek Chauvin, and how policing in America might (or might not) change in its wake; Amazon's defeat of a union drive; Brexit-infused unrest in Northern Ireland. On the bright side: Prince Phillip lived for a long time.

    • 36 Min.
    03/23/2021 - Mark Has the Plague

    03/23/2021 - Mark Has the Plague

    Mark Blyth, political economist at Brown University's Watson Institute, and political scientist Carrie Nordlund share their take on the news.

    On this episode: the Atlanta spa shootings and anti-Asian violence in America; the crisis at the US-Mexico border and Biden's political dilemma around immigration; the risks and rewards of the US pandemic relief bill; EU vaccine rollouts goes from bad to worse; the rise and teetering fall of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo; the in-retrospect-obviously-doomed relationship of Meghan Markle and the British Royal Family.

    • 35 Min.
    02/05/2021 - If You Think Inflation is the Problem, Just Wait

    02/05/2021 - If You Think Inflation is the Problem, Just Wait

    Mark Blyth, political economist at Brown University's Watson Institute, and political scientist Carrie Nordlund share their take on the news.

    On this episode: Biden's relief bill, and a rethink on inflation; the EU's dark-horse bid for worst vaccine rollout; a coup in Myanmar; cold winds in the midwest -- and in the hearts of certain Texas Republicans; US explores Mars; the politics of Aleksei Navalny's imprisonment; Megan and Harry find themselves in LA; a new reason to fear for the future of humanity.

    You can read a transcript of this episode here: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VfiJjNgE2Gurd4YxhaX9dSS2paY39NZw/view?usp=sharing]

    • 35 Min.
    01/23/2021 - Have Some Faith, Carrie!

    01/23/2021 - Have Some Faith, Carrie!

    Mark Blyth, political economist at Brown University's Watson Institute, and political scientist Carrie Nordlund share their take on the news.

    On this episode: the Capitol riot and its aftermath; Trump's deplatforming on Twitter and Facebook, and what it reveals about Big Tech; assessing Biden's first 48 hours in office; China's 'pivot' back towards itself; the confusion behind the EU's 'strategic autonomy'; Google threatens to deplatform...Australia?!; envisioning lobsters in the streets of London.

    You can read a transcript of this episode here: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1y71LmqbiHzndRq8zN_jXBOfyc_Str3Rg/view?usp=sharing]

    • 37 Min.
    12/28/2020 - Benedict Cumberbatch Plays Every Part (New Year's Special)

    12/28/2020 - Benedict Cumberbatch Plays Every Part (New Year's Special)

    Mark Blyth, political economist at Brown's Watson Institute, and political scientist Carrie Nordlund share their take on the news.

    On this episode: Mark and Carrie's abiding memories of 2020; what aspects of pandemic life will go away in 2021, and what parts will stick around; the stock market vs. the real economy; presidential power and corporate power in the United States; race, class, electoral politics, and the Democrats confusion over who they want to be when they grow up; Biden's ready to make America great again, and the rest of the world isn't too eager; Britain's Brexit wins, herring and all; movies from the 80s.

    You can read a transcript of this episode here: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/16pzBAAUDHm_4A9WAHzsB74gFIsWt6M67/view?usp=sharing]

    • 36 Min.
    12/17/2020 - The Almost Holiday Episode but Not

    12/17/2020 - The Almost Holiday Episode but Not

    Mark Blyth, political economist at Brown's Watson Institute, and political scientist Carrie Nordlund share their take on the news.

    On this episode: The beginning of the coronavirus vaccine rollout; Mitch McConnell, a profile in courage; diversity in Biden's cabinet and the 'Kamala Conundrum'; what the media (and Mark and Carrie) are going to talk about after Trump leaves office; how to break up Facebook and the rest of big tech; Brexit comes to and end, or not; Russian hacking cont'd.

    You can read a transcript of this episode here: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DjmKmvPa3k859yHkx36eZfCaupVw6M81/view?usp=sharing]

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