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POLITICO takes you behind the scenes with Washington's power players to uncover what's really driving politics and policy in the nation’s capital.

    Critical Minerals: The next dirty fight over clean energy

    Critical Minerals: The next dirty fight over clean energy

    "Off Message" presents Episode 5 of the new season of POLITICO's podcast
    "Global Translations": 

    The technologies that protect us, move us and power our daily lives
    require mining minerals and metalsin distant places. But access to these
    essential materials is increasingly under threat. Hosts Luiza Savage and
    Ryan Heath talk with experts who are sounding the alarm. 

    Luiza Savage is the host of "Global Translations".
    Ryan Heath is a host of "Global Translations". 
    Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio. 
    Kara Tabor is a producer for POLITICO Audio. 
    Jenny Ament is the senior producer for POLITICO Audio. 
    Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio.

    Sharon Burke is a senior advisor for the International Security Program
    and Resource Security Program at New America. 
    Nedal T. Nassar is Chief of Materials Flow Analysis Section at the U.S.
    Geological Survey.
    Tom Duesterberg is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. He is an expert
    on trade and foreign policy. 

    Luiza Savage's article on how America's dependence on critical minerals
    from China:
    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/18/china-could-strangle-biden-agenda-437171

    And check out the other POLITICO newsletters: 

    Global
    Translations: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/global-translations
    Morning Energy: https://www.politico.com/morningenergy/
    The Long Game: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/the-long-game
    China Watcher: politico.com/china
    Morning Tech: https://www.politico.com/morningtech/

    • 24 min
    How can the US compete with China, Inc.?

    How can the US compete with China, Inc.?

    "Off Message" presents Episode 3 of the new season of POLITICO's podcast
    "Global Translations": 

    The pandemic and the rise of China are prompting Republicans and
    Democrats to turn to government power to grow industries important to
    America’s security and place in the world. “Industrial policy” is an
    idea long reviled among Washington policymakers. Hosts Luiza Savage and
    Ryan Heath talk to the people trying to make industrial policy cool
    again.

    Luiza Savage is the host of "Global Translations".
    Ryan Heath is a host of "Global Translations". 
    Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio. 
    Kara Tabor is a producer for POLITICO Audio. 
    Jenny Ament is the senior producer for POLITICO Audio. 
    Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio.

    Jennifer Harris  is a sentior fellow at the Hewlett Foundation, formerly
    at the US State Department during the Obama administration.
    Mariana Mazzucato is an internationally recognized economist and
    professor at University College London (UCL), and Founder/Director of
    UCL's Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose.

    Check out and subscribe to POLITICO's Global Translations, and China
    Watcher newsletters. Read Luiza Savage's article on the new industrial
    policy emerging in the US to counter China's ascent.

    Global Translations newsletter:
    https://www.politico.com/newsletters/global-translations
    China Watcher newsletter:
    https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-china-watcher

    POLITICO article:
    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/04/china-us-economy-industrial-policy-global-translation-433954

    • 35 min
    Can we get enough vaccine?

    Can we get enough vaccine?

    "Off Message" presents the second episode of the new season of
    POLITICO's podcast "Global Translations": 

    Once there is a working Covid vaccine, manufacturers across the globe
    will need to scale up production to produce billions of doses — meaning
    billions of pharmaceutical-grade glass vials, rubber stoppers, packaging
    and storage and refrigeration. In a special airing of POLITICO's Global
    Translations podcast, hosts Luiza Savage and Ryan Heath look at the
    challenges of making enough vaccines for the world.

    Luiza Savage is the host of "Global Translations"
    Ryan Heath is a host of "Global Translations"
    Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio
    Kara Tabor is a producer for POLITICO Audio
    Jenny Ament is the senior producer for POLITICO Audio
    Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio

    Sarah Owermohle is a POLITICO health reporter covering vaccines. 
    Dr. Anthony Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy
    and Infectious Diseases.
    Jim Robinson is a former MERCK executive (manufacturing lead for ebola
    project); currently with CEPI (Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness
    Innovations).
    Dan Diamond is a POLITICO health care reporter and the host of the
    "Pulse Check" podcast and newsletter. 

    Check out and subscribe to POLITICO's Global Translations, POLITICO
    Pulse, and Global Pulse newsletters. Read Luiza Savage's article on why
    nationalism is the next big challenge for Covid-19 vaccines. 

    Global Translations newsletter:
    https://www.politico.com/newsletters/global-translations
    POLITICO Pulse newsletter: https://www.politico.com/politicopulse/
    Global Pulse newsletter:
    https://www.politico.com/newsletters/global-pulse
    POLITICO article: "The next vaccine challenge: Nationalism":
    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/28/covid-vaccine-challenge-nationalism-433023

    • 36 min
    Introducing... Global Translations: The world's tug-of-war

    Introducing... Global Translations: The world's tug-of-war

    "POLITICO's Off Message" brings you a special episode of POLITICO's new
    podcast series "Global Translations." 

    From closed factories to closed borders, the Covid-19 pandemic exposed
    the fragility of our systems, creating a period of scarcity where demand
    skyrocketed — from freezers to PPE — and we couldn't supply items fast
    enough. In this episode of "Global Translations", POLITICO hosts Luiza
    Savage and Ryan Heath take a deep dive with experts into global supply
    chains and what "decoupling" and "reshoring" are all about when it comes
    to America’s reliance on China and the rest of the world.

    Luiza Savage is the host of "Global Translations". 
    Ryan Heath is a host of "Global Translations".
    Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio.
    Kara Tabor is a producer for POLITICO Audio.
    Jenny Ament is the senior producer for POLITICO Audio.
    Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio.

    Adegoke Oke is a professor of supply chain management at Arizona State
    University.
    Tom Duesterberg is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. He is an expert
    on trade and foreign policy. 
    David Wertime is POLITICO's editorial director for China and author of
    the China Watcher newsletter.

    Check out and subscribe to POLITICO's Global Translations and China
    Watcher newsletters, and Luiza Savage's in-depth piece on how the
    pandemic is forging a new consensus on globalization.

    Global Translations:
    https://www.politico.com/newsletters/global-translations China Watcher:
    https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-china-watcher Supply chain
    tug-of-war article:
    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/21/pandemic-forging-new-consensus-globalization-430605

    • 36 min
    Rahm Emanuel weighs in on 2020

    Rahm Emanuel weighs in on 2020

    Rahm Emanuel — former Chicago mayor and former chief of staff to
    President Barack Obama — talks to POLITICO founding editor John Harris
    about his new book, "The Nation City: Why Mayors Are Now Running the
    World," his "toy phone" in Bill Clinton's White House and his thoughts
    on the 2020 field.

    • 20 min
    A new tone from some in GOP on climate change -- but mostly behind closed doors

    A new tone from some in GOP on climate change -- but mostly behind closed doors

    We're bringing you an episode of POLITICO's Global Translations, a show
    about big global problems that will take a certain amount of creativity
    to solve. 

    Driven by a public clamoring for action and pressure from corporate
    CEOs, lawmakers are noting an evolution in attitudes toward climate
    action among some of their Republican colleagues – a subtle but
    significant shift in tone that could pave the way for modest legislation
    this year. Guests include:Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)Rep. Francis Rooney
    (R-FL)Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE)Catherine McKenna, Canada’s first foreign
    minister for climate and the environmentDan Byers, U.S. Chamber of
    CommerceIf you like the episode, check out the show wherever you listen.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
596 Ratings

596 Ratings

Gaujot ,

Great content, odd style

Great topics and interviewees - appreciate the in-depth chat on these people/issues. Isaac’s questions are good ones, but his style is this weird banter that makes me question if he’s talking sh** to them or flirting with them. Some playful/fun chat is nice, but let the guests speak and don’t demean them!

5674inCincy ,

Trumpsters LIE

Trumpsters LIE and this is just another outlet that doesn't push against their LIES.

Wenzo81 ,

Great interviewer!

Just listened to the interview with Chip Roy, “rock ribbed conservative.” Tim Alberta asked pointed questions in a respectful way that elicited straight answers from Roy. This is exactly the kind of political discourse we need more of. Great job! I’m making Off Topic one of my regular go-to podcasts.

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