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From 2013–2022, the Brookings Cafeteria podcast presented experts, ideas, and solutions across a range of policy topics. You can listen to past episodes at brookings.edu/BCP. The Brookings Podcast Network produces other policy-oriented shows that may interest you. Learn more at brookings.edu/podcasts. Follow on Twitter @policypodcasts.

The Brookings Cafeteria The Brookings Institution

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    • 4.7 • 421 Ratings

From 2013–2022, the Brookings Cafeteria podcast presented experts, ideas, and solutions across a range of policy topics. You can listen to past episodes at brookings.edu/BCP. The Brookings Podcast Network produces other policy-oriented shows that may interest you. Learn more at brookings.edu/podcasts. Follow on Twitter @policypodcasts.

    Brookings President John R. Allen on Russia, Ukraine, China, and leading the Institution forward

    Brookings President John R. Allen on Russia, Ukraine, China, and leading the Institution forward

    In this final episode of the Brookings Cafeteria podcast, John R. Allen, president of the Brookings Institution, offers his views on Russia's war on Ukraine—including the February 4 joint statement between Russia and China; on China's continued ambitions for global leadership; and on the role of the Brookings Institution at a time when, as Allen says, "truth is under direct assault." Show notes and transcript:   Follow Brookings podcasts on Apple or Google podcasts, or on Spotify. Send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at  on Twitter. The Brookings Cafeteria is part of the .

    • 24 min
    More than ever, cities and metro areas matter for America's future

    More than ever, cities and metro areas matter for America's future

    Amy Liu, vice president and director of Brookings Metro, says that more than ever, cities and metro areas matter for America's future. They are at the forefront of demographic change, innovation, competitiveness, adaptation to climate change, and more. Show notes and transcript:   Follow Brookings podcasts on Apple or Google podcasts, or on Spotify. Send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at  on Twitter. The Brookings Cafeteria is part of the .   

    • 35 min
    Political polarization in America is worse than ever, and what we can do about it

    Political polarization in America is worse than ever, and what we can do about it

    Darrell West, vice president and director of Governance Studies, says the forces that have fueled political polarization and extremism in the U.S. even since the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol are worsening. He offers insights about why, and what citizens and government can do about it. Show notes and transcript:   Follow Brookings podcasts on Apple or Google podcasts, or on Spotify. Send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at  on Twitter. The Brookings Cafeteria is part of the .

    • 17 min
    Challenges in the post-COVID global economy recovery

    Challenges in the post-COVID global economy recovery

    Brahima Sangafowa Coulibaly, vice president and director of the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings, addresses the divergent paths between wealthy countries and the developing world in the post-COVID-19 economic recovery. Show notes and transcript:   Follow Brookings podcasts on Apple or Google podcasts, or on Spotify. Send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at  on Twitter. The Brookings Cafeteria is part of the .  

    • 23 min
    The state of jobs and the US labor market

    The state of jobs and the US labor market

    Stephanie Aaronson, vice president and director of Economic Studies at Brookings, discusses the state of jobs and the U.S. labor market.  Show notes and transcript:   Follow Brookings podcasts on Apple or Google podcasts, or on Spotify. Send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at  on Twitter. The Brookings Cafeteria is part of the .

    • 24 min
    Iran’s nuclear aspirations

    Iran’s nuclear aspirations

    Suzanne Maloney, vice president and director of Foreign Policy at Brookings, discusses the state of negotiations aimed at reviving the Iran nuclear deal, U.S.-Iran relations, and prospects for Iranian moderation in the future. Show notes and transcript:   Follow Brookings podcasts on Apple or Google podcasts, or on Spotify. Send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at  on Twitter. The Brookings Cafeteria is part of the .

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
421 Ratings

421 Ratings

Peter Jarka-Sellers ,

Great policy podcast

Wonky in the best possible way, really interesting

333710 ,

March 18 More than ever the cities

Amy couldn’t help herself by faulting Republican governance for failed states but fails to note democratic run NY, California, and Ill to name 3 from the tip of my tongue plus most major Democrat run major cities that need the tax payer bailouts she’s hyping

BEbertz ,

Excellent Content, Needs Better Audio Quality and Maybe a Change of Format

The podcast’s policy content and guests are fantastic, always well-evidenced and nuanced policy discussions. I find it to be one of the greatest policy podcasts. My big gripe is the show’s audio quality. Crisper microphones or sound-proofing the recording environment would make this podcast much more listenable. For a podcast with an interview-style format that focuses on the content of experts’ studies instead of bombastic personalities or entertainment, sound quality is especially important.

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