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The Science of Politics

By Niskanen Center

The Niskanen Center’s The Science of Politics podcast features up-and-coming researchers delivering fresh insights on the big trends driving American politics today. Get beyond punditry to data-driven understanding of today’s Washington with host and political scientist Matt Grossmann. Each 30-45-minute episode covers two new cutting-edge studies and interviews two researchers.

  1. 1.
    How Presidential Debates Influence Voters08/14/2019
    35:39
  2. 2.
    Ep 48: Will a Good Economy Save Trump?07/31/2019
    42:13
  3. 3.
    Explaining the Urban-Rural Political Divide07/17/2019
    51:02
  4. 4.
    Can Diversity and Liberalism Rise Together?07/03/2019
    39:42
  5. 5.
    Do the Parties Favor White Male Candidates?06/19/2019
    45:36
  6. 6.
    If Moderates are Electable, Why are Ideologues Winning?06/05/2019
    49:03
  7. 7.
    How Medicaid and Obamacare Drive Voting05/22/2019
    47:30
  8. 8.
    How Not-In-My-Backyard Politics Keep Housing Costs High05/08/2019
    1:01:24
  1. 9.
    When and Where Can Climate Policy Succeed?04/24/2019
    1:06:22
  2. 10.
    Higher Education: An Engine of Social Mobility...or a Driver of Inequality?04/10/2019
    59:51
  3. 11.
    Episode 39: Is White Identity Causing an Immigration Backlash?03/27/2019
    1:07:28
  4. 12.
    How Philanthropy Diverts Social Movements03/13/2019
    56:50
  5. 13.
    Why Governments Give Away Economic Incentives That Increase Inequality02/27/2019
    37:42
  6. 14.
    How Online Media Polarizes and Encourages Voters02/13/2019
    50:41
  7. 15.
    Does Diversity in Congress Translate into Representation?01/30/2019
    35:35
  8. 16.
    Did Chinese Trade Competition Increase Nativism and Elect Trump?01/16/2019
    46:18
  9. 17.
    Are Divided Governments the Cause of Delays and Shutdowns?01/02/2019
    35:53
  10. 18.
    How Public Policy Intentionally Segregated American Homeowners12/19/2018
    49:36
  11. 19.
    Does Anyone Speak for the Poor in Congress?12/05/2018
    44:19
  12. 20.
    Interpreting the 2018 Election11/20/2018
    35:01
  13. 21.
    How Americans' Politics Drives Their Religious Views11/08/2018
    45:01
  14. 22.
    How TV and Service Projects Impact What Americans Believe About Inequality10/24/2018
    35:17
  15. 23.
    How the Democrat and Republican Parties Are Changing10/10/2018
    40:37
  16. 24.
    How Marriage and Inequality Reinforce Political Polarization09/26/2018
    18:58
  17. 25.
    How the Tea Party Paved the Way for Donald Trump09/12/2018
    22:32
  18. 26.
    How Citizens Match their Issue Positions to Candidates and Causes08/29/2018
    22:16
  19. 27.
    How Campaign Money Has Changed Elections After Citizens United08/15/2018
    21:21
  20. 28.
    How the Federalist Society Changed the Supreme Court Vetting Process08/01/2018
    20:22
  21. 29.
    Does Nationalized Media Mean the Death of Local Politics?07/18/2018
    22:46
  22. 30.
    Did Facebook Really Polarize and Misinform the 2016 Electorate?07/05/2018
    20:10
  23. 31.
    Who’s More Afraid of Democracy: the Center or the Right?06/20/2018
    19:50
  24. 32.
    When Liberals and Conservatives Use Genetics to Explain Human Difference06/06/2018
    20:08
  25. 33.
    How Labor Unions Impact Inequality - And Whether That Justifies the Legacy Costs They Leave05/23/2018
    19:00
  26. 34.
    Anti-Immigration Politics: Is California's Past the Republicans' Future?05/09/2018
    21:26
  27. 35.
    How Debt Finance Leads to War and Defense Spending04/25/2018
    19:41
  28. 36.
    How Racial Stereotypes Impacted Voting for Obama and Trump04/11/2018
    18:42
  29. 37.
    Are Red and Blue States Making Red and Blue Policies?03/28/2018
    18:26
  30. 38.
    Are Americans Becoming Tribal, with Identity Politics Trumping All?03/14/2018
    19:47
  31. 39.
    Do Americans Implicitly Trust Government, Despite our Public Anger?02/28/2018
    17:19
  32. 40.
    The Resistance: Who is Protesting Trump and Are They Changing Public Views?02/13/2018
    17:41
  33. 41.
    Congressional Primaries: How the Parties Fight Insurgents01/31/2018
    18:20
  34. 42.
    Does the Tax Law Signal Change in How Parties use Tax Credits and Deductions?01/17/2018
    18:52
  35. 43.
    Rules Around the Senate Filibuster01/03/2018
    19:06
  36. 44.
    Multi-Racial Electoral Coalitions for Minority Candidates12/20/2017
    17:23
  37. 45.
    How Gun Politics and Gun Policy Polarize America12/06/2017
    16:57
  38. 46.
    How the House Freedom Caucus Gains Power in Congress11/22/2017
    15:37
  39. 47.
    Polarized Opinion on Climate Change and Messages that Move Conservatives11/08/2017
    16:31
  40. 48.
    Why Republican Women Don't Run for Office and Why It Matters for the Gender Gap in Voting10/24/2017
    16:52
  41. 49.
    How Fox News Channel Spreads its Message and Persuades Viewers10/05/2017
    13:50

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