105 episodes

The weekly flagship podcast from The Heartland Institute features in-depth policy discussions connected to current news. Host Donald Kendal leads the discussion with the usual crew of Heartland Institute Vice President Jim Lakely, Socialism Research Center “Commissar” Justin Haskins, Editorial Director Chris Talgo, and others at this national free-market think tank. The entertaining and informative discussions often hit topics such as the environment, energy policy, Big Tech censorship, the troubling rise of socialism, globalism, health care, education, that state of freedom in America and around the world, and much more.

This podcast is also available as part of the Heartland Daily Podcast, the “firehose” of all the organization’s podcasts that take deep and entertaining dives into public policy.

In The Tank The Heartland Institute

    • Government
    • 4.8 • 44 Ratings

The weekly flagship podcast from The Heartland Institute features in-depth policy discussions connected to current news. Host Donald Kendal leads the discussion with the usual crew of Heartland Institute Vice President Jim Lakely, Socialism Research Center “Commissar” Justin Haskins, Editorial Director Chris Talgo, and others at this national free-market think tank. The entertaining and informative discussions often hit topics such as the environment, energy policy, Big Tech censorship, the troubling rise of socialism, globalism, health care, education, that state of freedom in America and around the world, and much more.

This podcast is also available as part of the Heartland Daily Podcast, the “firehose” of all the organization’s podcasts that take deep and entertaining dives into public policy.

    WARNING! Radical New EU Law to Fundamentally Transform America - In The Tank #453

    WARNING! Radical New EU Law to Fundamentally Transform America - In The Tank #453

    The Heartland Institute’s Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haksins, and Chris Talgo present episode 453 of the In The Tank Podcast. The European Union recently passed a law that would essentially mandate many of the guidelines and metrics of the ESG scheme we have talked much about on this show. You might ask, "Who cares about Europe?" Unfortunately, the way this Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive is written, it has the potential to fundamentally transform the way businesses around the world operate. It is imperative we get this message out to the public and to lawmakers to protect America from this dangerous law.
    PRIMARY TOPIC - RADICAL NEW EU LAW WILL FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORM AMERICA
     
    Fox News - Europe is hell bent on forcing US companies to go woke and it has a new law to do just that
    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/europe-hell-bent-forcing-us-companies-woke-has-new-law-just
     
    Western Journal - Europe Just Approved the Worst Communist Law Ever - How It Affects You
    https://www.westernjournal.com/europe-just-approved-worst-communist-law-ever-affects/
     
     
    SECONDARY TOPIC - EU ELECTIONS SHIFT TO RIGHT
     
    WSJ - Europe’s Ascendant Right-Wing Parties Want to Remake the EU. They Can’t Agree on How.https://www.wsj.com/world/europe/europes-ascendant-right-wing-parties-want-to-remake-the-eu-they-cant-agree-how-96986a44
     
    Nature - Far-right gains in European elections: what they mean for climate goals
    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-024-01742-w
     
    Politico - Inside von der Leyen’s secret climate crusade
    https://www.politico.eu/article/ursula-von-der-leyens-secret-climate-crusade/

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Trump Faces 20 Years in Prison!? - In The Tank #452

    Trump Faces 20 Years in Prison!? - In The Tank #452

    The Heartland Institute’s Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Chris Talgo present episode 452 of the In The Tank Podcast. In the hours after our show ended last week, the verdicts began rolling in for former President Donald Trump's "hush money" case - 34 convictions. We are truly in unprecedented territory. What does this mean for Trump? What does this mean for the election? And most importantly, what does this mean for America? Also, a new report was released that shines even more light on the Covid lab leak theory and the role the United States played in funding that research. 
    PRIMARY TOPIC - TRUMP FACES 20-YEAR PRISON SENTENCE!?
     
    The Washington Post - Trump’s New York trial is over. What’s next with his other criminal cases?
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2024/06/02/trump-trials-next-cases-after-verdict/
     
    The Hill - Trump to be sentenced just 4 days before GOP convention
    https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/4694696-trump-to-be-sentenced-just-four-days-before-gop-convention/
     
    DNYUZ - The G.O.P. Push for Post-Verdict Payback: ‘Fight Fire With Fire’
    https://dnyuz.com/2024/06/05/the-g-o-p-push-for-post-verdict-payback-fight-fire-with-fire/
     
    WSJ - Behind Closed Doors, Biden Shows Signs of Slipping
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/behind-closed-doors-biden-shows-signs-of-slipping/ar-BB1nDMKT
     
     
    SECONDARY TOPIC - LAB LEAK REPORT EXPOSES US FUNDING
     
    NYP - Damning new report finds China lab leak most likely source of COVID-19 — and blames US for pumping millions into the dangerous research
    https://nypost.com/2024/06/03/us-news/us-funded-covid-lab-leak-in-china-damning-report-finds/
     
    NYT - Why the Pandemic Probably Started in a Lab, in 5 Key Points
    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2024/06/03/opinion/covid-lab-leak.html
     
    The Federalist - Fauci Admits There Was No Scientific Evidence For Six-Foot Social Distancing Rule
    https://thefederalist.com/2024/06/04/fauci-admits-there-was-no-scientific-evidence-for-six-foot-social-distancing-rule/
     
    Fox News - Dr. Deborah Birx admits there was an effort to squash COVID lab leak theory
    https://www.foxnews.com/media/dr-deborah-birx-admits-effort-squash-covid-lab-leak-theory
     
    (video) Chris Cuomo debate "find the clips"
    https://x.com/VigilantFox/status/1796694488632467710

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Climate Alarmism Undermines The Future - In The Tank #451

    Climate Alarmism Undermines The Future - In The Tank #451

    The Heartland Institute’s Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Chris Talgo are joined by energy expert Robert Bryce to present episode 451 of the In The Tank Podcast. The technologies and innovations of the future require cheap, reliable, and abundant energy. Climate alarmism hamstrings our society by restricting our use of fossil fuels, only allowing the use of expensive and unreliable energy sources like wind and solar. We talk with Robert Bryce to explore the future of energy in the United States.
    PRIMARY TOPIC - CLIMATE ALARMISM UNDERMINES THE FUTURE

    Robert Bryce Substack - The EPA’s Emissions Rule Will Strangle AI In The Crib
    https://robertbryce.substack.com/p/epa-emissions-rule-will-strangle-ai-in-the-crib
     
    PJ Media - How Big Tech Helped Bring on America's New Energy Crisis
    https://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/2024/05/28/big-tech-low-energy-n4929375

    Robert Bryce Substack - Shanghaied China's Stranglehold on Alt Energy
    https://robertbryce.substack.com/p/shanghaied-chinas-stranglehold-on-alt-energy
     
    The Atlantic - Nuclear Energy’s Bottom Line
    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2024/05/nuclear-power-climate-change/678483/

    Reuters - Exclusive: White House to support new nuclear power plants in the U.S.
    https://www.reuters.com/world/us/white-house-support-new-nuclear-power-plants-us-2024-05-29/

    Pew Research - Growing share of Americans favor more nuclear power
    https://www.pewresearch.org/short-reads/2023/08/18/growing-share-of-americans-favor-more-nuclear-power/

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Klaus Schwab is Stepping Down - In The Tank #450

    Klaus Schwab is Stepping Down - In The Tank #450

    The Heartland Institute’s Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 450 of the In The Tank Podcast. World Economic Forum's CEO Klaus Schwab just announced he will be stepping down from his role as "Davos Man." What does this mean for the organization? Who is likely to take over control of the WEF? Also, an anti-CBDC bill is gaining traction in Congress. Will this potential legislation possibly put an end to the quest to establish a central bank digital currency in the United States?
    OPENING CHIT CHAT - KLAUS SCHWAB IS OUT
     
    Bloomberg - World Economic Forum Founder Klaus Schwab Stepping Down by 2025
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-05-21/world-economic-forum-founder-klaus-schwab-stepping-down-semafor
     
    Stopping Socialism - Klaus Schwab’s Time May Be Almost Up
    https://stoppingsocialism.com/2023/01/klaus-schwabs-time-may-be-almost-up/
     
    Reuters - Original Davos Man unveils half a succession plan
    https://www.reuters.com/breakingviews/original-davos-man-unveils-half-succession-plan-2024-05-22/
     
     
    PRIMARY TOPIC - ANTI-CBDC BILL GAINS TRACTION IN CONGRESS
     
    Heritage Action - CBDC Anti-Surveillance State Act
    https://heritageaction.com/scorecard/cosponsorships/hr5403-118
     
    Ted Cruz - Sen. Cruz Introduces Legislation Prohibiting Unilateral Fed Control of a U.S. Digital Currency | U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas
    https://www.cruz.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/sen-cruz-introduces-legislation-prohibiting-unilateral-fed-control-of-a-us-digital-currency
     
    American Bankers Association - ABA Letter of Support to H.R. 5403 – the CBDC Anti-Surveillance State Act
    https://www.aba.com/advocacy/policy-analysis/support-ltr-hr5403
     
    America's Credit Unions - House, Senate bills introduced to bar Fed from issuing CBDC
    https://www.americascreditunions.org/news/house-senate-bills-introduced-to-bar-fed-from-issuing-cbdc/
     
    Atlantic Council - Don’t let the US become the only country to ban CBDCs
    https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/dont-let-the-us-become-the-only-country-to-ban-cbdcs/

    FinTech Futures - US Federal Reserve “nowhere near recommending, let alone adopting” a CBDC, chairman tells Congresshttps://www.fintechfutures.com/2024/03/us-federal-reserve-nowhere-near-cbdc-adoption-chairman-tells-congress/
     
    Atlantic Council CBDC Trackerhttps://www.atlanticcouncil.org/cbdctracker/

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Defending Populism To Defeat The Elite? - In The Tank #449

    Defending Populism To Defeat The Elite? - In The Tank #449

    The Heartland Institute’s Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 449 of the In The Tank Podcast. Is Populism a threat to Democracy? U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi believes so. Pelosi recently took part in an Oxford Union debate on this very subject where she made the case that populism has become synonymous with ethnonationalism and right-wing extremism. Arguing against this position was Winston Marshall, a former member of the musical group, Mumford & Sons. What role does Populism play in American politics? Is it something that should be embraced or rejected by pro-liberty advocates?
    OPENING CHIT CHAT - BIDEN V. TRUMP DEBATES SET
     
    Politico - It’s on (for now): Biden and Trump agree to 2 debates
    https://www.politico.com/news/2024/05/15/biden-proposes-2-debates-with-trump-ditching-bipartisan-commission-00158082
     
     
    PRIMARY TOPIC - DEFENDING POPULISM TO DEFEAT THE ELITES?
     
    NYP - Winston Marshall: I didn’t have to expose Nancy Pelosi — she did it herself
    https://nypost.com/2024/05/14/opinion/winston-marshall-i-didnt-have-to-expose-nancy-pelosi-she-did-it-herself/
     
    WSJ - Notable & Quotable: Pelosi on Populism
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/notable-quotable-pelosi-on-populism-threat-democracy-culture-war-909afce8
     
    (video) Oxford Union - Winston Marshall argues that populism is not a threat democracy, but rather is democracy itself 6/6
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFmjgbdNNgw
     
    (video) Politico - Obama: I'm the real populist, not Trump
    https://www.politico.com/video/2016/06/obama-im-the-real-populist-not-trump-059801
     
    (video) Tucker Carlson - About one in five mail-in ballots in the last election was fraudulent ...
    https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson/status/1783979370811724167

    • 1 hr 17 min
    BlackRock CEO Trashes Wind and Solar - In The Tank #448

    BlackRock CEO Trashes Wind and Solar - In The Tank #448

    The Heartland Institute’s Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Chris Talgo, and Linnea Lueken present episode 448 of the In The Tank Podcast. BlackRock CEO Larry Fink was featured at a recent World Economic Forum event where he spoke on the subject of future investments. Toward the end of the panel, Fink trashed wind and solar as viable options to meet our economy's growing appetite for cheap, reliable energy. Are these statements by Fink just an anomaly in the larger climate alarmist movement or do they signal a potential shift in global energy trends?
    OPENING CHIT CHAT
    Monmouth Poll - Younger adults express less urgency than in prior polls
    https://www.monmouth.edu/polling-institute/reports/monmouthpoll_us_050624/
    PRIMARY TOPIC - BLACKROCK CEO BURIES WIND AND SOLAR AT WEF EVENT?
     
    (video) Larry Link at WEF Event
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoRVYFHNc6k&t=2787s
    (Time stamp: 46:27 - 47:54)
     
    (video) Zuckerberg: Energy, not compute, will be the #1 bottleneck to AI progress
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-o5YbNfmh0
    (Time stamp: 0:00 - 1:00ish)
     
    Bloomberg - Data Centers Now Need a Reactor's World of Power, Dominion Says
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-05-02/data-centers-now-need-a-reactor-s-worth-of-power-dominion-says?leadSource=reddit_wall
     
    Reuters - OpenAI CEO Altman says at Davos future AI depends on energy breakthrough
    https://www.reuters.com/technology/openai-ceo-altman-says-davos-future-ai-depends-energy-breakthrough-2024-01-16/
     
    NBC News - The AI industry is pushing a nuclear power revival — partly to fuel itself
    https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/nuclear-power-oklo-sam-altman-ai-energy-rcna139094
     
    CNN - New-wave reactor technology could kick-start a nuclear renaissance — and the US is banking on it
    https://www.cnn.com/2024/02/01/climate/nuclear-small-modular-reactors-us-russia-china-climate-solution-intl/index.html

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

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