9 episodes

Policy matters. From under the radar regulations to innovations in social policy, the Trachtenberg WonkCast navigates the wonky world of policy so you don't get lost in the weeds.

GW WonkCast Policy Perspectives

    • Government
    • 4.9 • 26 Ratings

Policy matters. From under the radar regulations to innovations in social policy, the Trachtenberg WonkCast navigates the wonky world of policy so you don't get lost in the weeds.

    GW WonkCast S6E5: How do you solve a problem like climate change? A surprising proposal from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission presents one solution

    GW WonkCast S6E5: How do you solve a problem like climate change? A surprising proposal from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission presents one solution

    Join WonkCast host William Somes for a special interview with Garrett Kephart (MPP ’07) and Chris Smith (MPA ’86) from the Trachtenberg School Advisor Council. In this… Read more "GW WonkCast S6E5: How do you solve a problem like climate change? A surprising proposal from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission presents one solution"

    • 36 min
    GW WonkCast S6E4: A Case Study of Waste Management in Maine with Sarah Nichols

    GW WonkCast S6E4: A Case Study of Waste Management in Maine with Sarah Nichols

    Join WonkCast host William Somes for a special interview with Sarah Nichols, the Sustainable Maine Director for the Natural Resources Council of Maine, an environmental advocacy organization.… Read more "GW WonkCast S6E4: A Case Study of Waste Management in Maine with Sarah Nichols"

    • 45 min
    GW WonkCast: Interview with Policy Perspectives’ Allison Woolverton

    GW WonkCast: Interview with Policy Perspectives’ Allison Woolverton

    Join WonkCast host William Somes for a special interview with Policy Perspectives author Allison Woolverton, who’s research titled Management of an Aquifer Threatened by Saltwater Intrusion will… Read more "GW WonkCast: Interview with Policy Perspectives’ Allison Woolverton"

    • 24 min
    GW WonkCast S6E3: How the Government Works – Profiles in Courage and Modern Bulwarks of Justice

    GW WonkCast S6E3: How the Government Works – Profiles in Courage and Modern Bulwarks of Justice

    Even if individual action doesn’t permanently change the course of public policy, it can still make a splash. In this episode, WonkCast host William Somes discusses individuals… Read more "GW WonkCast S6E3: How the Government Works – Profiles in Courage and Modern Bulwarks of Justice"

    • 35 min
    GW WonkCast S6E2: How the Government Works – Electoral Systems and Partisanship in the 21st Century

    GW WonkCast S6E2: How the Government Works – Electoral Systems and Partisanship in the 21st Century

    Politicians in America are selected through democratic elections, but how do these elections work? What are the consequences of our electoral system, and do other countries do… Read more "GW WonkCast S6E2: How the Government Works – Electoral Systems and Partisanship in the 21st Century"

    • 55 min
    Below the Fold S5E1: Medicare for All and the Paris Climate Accords

    Below the Fold S5E1: Medicare for All and the Paris Climate Accords

    Join Co-Hosts Fania Jean, Eli Richman, and Sean Parker for an in-depth discussion of two issues that will certainly headline the upcoming 2020 elections. Preston Bruce edited… Read more "Below the Fold S5E1: Medicare for All and the Paris Climate Accords"

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

nyvonne722daisy ,

Love It!

Great listen ! 🇺🇸

Policy Fan ,

Awesome Policy Podcast

Thoughtful and funny insight into the policy world. I appreciate the guests each week on new topics, as well as the Below the Fold segment that tells me about policy that goes under the radar. Hosts get along great and the banter is the best part! Absolutely recommend this podcast.

SarahJohnsonPalomaki ,

A very welcome addition...

I listen to a lot of politics and policy podcasts, and this relatively young podcast is a great addition to a large field. Because it is student-run, the hosts and panelists are able discuss a surprisingly wide variety of issues (i.e., the Below the Fold segment) while, importantly, considering the historical context in which they occur. The host really pushes the guests and panelists to consider alternative perspectives, resulting in a lively, entertaining, and above all informative conversation. Very impressed, I just had to review. I definitely recommend subscribing.

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