4 episodes

Welcome to WONKED. We’re the next generation of politics and we’re all about talking policy. Tune in to hear us cut through the canned talking points and rhetoric — we’ve combed through all the working papers for you. Join the Harvard College Democrats for some progressive, policy-based conversations with experts and activists — all in pursuit of the solutions that’ll move our country forward.

WONKED: A Policy Pod Harvard College Democrats

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    • 4.7, 18 Ratings

Welcome to WONKED. We’re the next generation of politics and we’re all about talking policy. Tune in to hear us cut through the canned talking points and rhetoric — we’ve combed through all the working papers for you. Join the Harvard College Democrats for some progressive, policy-based conversations with experts and activists — all in pursuit of the solutions that’ll move our country forward.

    Foreign Failings

    Foreign Failings

    In this episode, Ricky, Katie, Noah Redlich, and Noah Zunker discuss the history of American foreign policy since the end of the Cold War, discuss the divide over foreign policy within the Democratic Party, and share some of their own views on defense spending, military intervention. and diplomacy. 

    Twitter: @harvarddems

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HarvardDems/

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    The views presented in this podcast do not necessarily represent those of the Board of the Harvard College Democrats. Official policy statements are only made in accordance with Article 5, Section A, Subsection 3 of the Constitution of the Harvard College Democrats.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Criminal Quandaries and Systemic Racism

    Criminal Quandaries and Systemic Racism

    In this episode, Ricky, Katie, and Rachel discuss the history of mass incarceration, the sentencing laws that led to the U.S.'s massive prison population, and the conditions prisoners are subject to in prisons. Ricky also interviews Naomi Vickers, a member of HOPE, to talk about campus advocacy for criminal justice reform.

    Twitter: @harvarddems

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HarvardDems/

    Music provided by:

    Rock Angel by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud
    Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...
    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/K8eRXvLL7Wo

    The views presented in this podcast do not necessarily represent those of the Board of the Harvard College Democrats. Official policy statements are only made in accordance with Article 5, Section A, Subsection 3 of the Constitution of the Harvard College Democrats.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    "They found lead in the paint... so they repainted the houses"

    "They found lead in the paint... so they repainted the houses"

    Ricky, Rachel, and Noah (Zunker) break down gun control policy, diving into legal history, gun-related deaths & crime, and finally, comparing the US in international context. And—Ricky interviews Harvard Professor Caroline Light about the gendered and racialized history of the 2nd Amendment. 

    Links to research: http://bit.ly/2psDIdT

    Twitter: @harvarddems

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HarvardDems/

    Music provided by:

    Rock Angel by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud
    Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...
    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/K8eRXvLL7Wo

    The views presented in this podcast do not necessarily represent those of the Board of the Harvard College Democrats. Official policy statements are only made in accordance with Article 5, Section A, Subsection 3 of the Constitution of the Harvard College Democrats.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    TRAILER: Just a lil' Wonk

    TRAILER: Just a lil' Wonk

    Meet the hosts of WONKED and get a lil’ taste of what is to come this semester! Learn why Ricky, Rachel, Zunker, Katie, and Redlich are podcasting about progressive policy.

    Twitter: @harvarddems

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HarvardDems/

    Website: https://harvarddems.org


    Music provided by:
    Rock Angel by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud
    Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...
    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/K8eRXvLL7Wo

    The views presented in this podcast do not necessarily represent those of the Board of the Harvard College Democrats. Official policy statements are only made in accordance with Article 5, Section A, Subsection 3 of the Constitution of the Harvard College Democrats.

    • 5 min

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