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Banter is AEI’s weekly podcast series, where hosts Robert Doar and Phoebe Keller interview leading thinkers and political commentators on a wide range of policy topics. True to its name, Banter keeps the conversation fun, entertaining, and interesting for anyone with an interest politics and policy.

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Banter is AEI’s weekly podcast series, where hosts Robert Doar and Phoebe Keller interview leading thinkers and political commentators on a wide range of policy topics. True to its name, Banter keeps the conversation fun, entertaining, and interesting for anyone with an interest politics and policy.

    Ben Ippolito on Health Care Economics in America

    Ben Ippolito on Health Care Economics in America

    Benedic Ippolito is a senior fellow in economic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, where his research focuses on public finance and health economics. He studies health care financing, the pharmaceutical market and its regulations, and the effect of health care costs on the personal finances of Americans.
    Ben joins Phoebe and Robert to discuss drug pricing, medical debt, surprise medical billing, and his work with the legislative branch.

    • 51 min
    John Yoo on SCOTUS, Justice Thomas, and Old Parkland

    John Yoo on SCOTUS, Justice Thomas, and Old Parkland

    John Yoo is a nonresident senior fellow at AEI. He has worked in all three branches of government, notably as an official in the US Department of Justice, where he worked on national security and terrorism after the September 11 attacks. He also served as general counsel of the US Senate Judiciary Committee and he was a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
    John joins Robert and Phoebe at the Old Parkland Conference to discuss the Supreme Court leak, his time working for Justice Thomas, and his advice to Vice President Pence on certifying the 2020 election results.

    • 37 min
    Ian Rowe on Black Conservatism

    Ian Rowe on Black Conservatism

    Ian Rowe is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on education and upward mobility, family formation, and adoption. In his new book https://www.thefreeframework.com (“Agency” (Templeton Press, May 2022),) Ian Rowe seeks to inspire young people of all races to build strong families and become masters of their own destiny.
    Ian joins Phoebe and Robert for a special Banter episode at the Old Parkland Conference in Dallas. He discusses the historic roots of the conference, his F.R.E.E. framework, and Black conservatism in America.
    You can learn more about the Old Parkland Conference https://www.aei.org/about-old-parkland-conference/ (here).

    • 32 min
    Matt Continetti on the Hundred-Year War for American Conservatism

    Matt Continetti on the Hundred-Year War for American Conservatism

    Matt Continetti is a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where his work is focused on American political thought and history, specifically focusing on the development of the Republican party and the American conservative movement in the 20th Century.
    Matt joins Robert and Phoebe on the podcast this week to discuss his new book, "The Right: The Hundred-Year War for American Conservatism" (Basic Books 2022). Matt and our hosts dive into significant figures on the Right, past and present, and the conservative movement's historic successes and tensions.
    You can learn more about the book https://www.the-right-book.com (here).

    • 37 min
    Jason Blessing on Cybersecurity

    Jason Blessing on Cybersecurity

    Jason Blessing is a Jeane Kirkpatrick Visiting Research Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on cybersecurity, military cyber forces, military technological transformation and force structure, US cyber defense policy including civilian-military dynamics in cyberspace, and cyber defense agreements.
    Jason joins Phoebe and Robert to discuss cybersecurity and intelligence in the context of the Russia-Ukraine war. He explains the role of the NSA and Cyber Command in maintaining cybersecurity and countering cyber warfare, and the role of General Nakasone. He also analyzes what cyber warfare we have and haven't seen since Russia invaded Ukraine.

    • 49 min
    James Coleman on energy insecurity

    James Coleman on energy insecurity

    James W. Coleman is a nonresident senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on energy policy, including energy commodity, transport, and trade and markets regulation. He is concurrently the Robert G. Storey Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University.
    James joins Phoebe and Robert to discuss the recent increase in gas prices and energy independence and security after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. He explains how increased regulatory requirements and climate policy are impacting today's energy insecurity.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
207 Ratings

207 Ratings

bananastrizzle ,

Great Variety, Informed Questions

I love the variety of guests and topics! The hosts are well-informed or at least have educated curiosity on the topics and ask great questions to bring the listener along on the learning journey.

MidwestGurrl ,

Re Lincoln’s Great Speeches

Nobody mentions the elephant in the room of today’s America: atheism. We can’t even talk about God in mainstream politics let alone this one little podcast!

Classicrocklover238 ,

Great podcast

I’ve always been interested in the sort of wonkery of public policy. Here’s a fantastic place to find it.

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