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In the Higher Ed Happy Hour, three well-known Washington, DC-based journalists and policy wonks -- Kevin Carey of New America, Andrew Kelly of the American Enterprise Institute, and Libby Nelson of Vox.com -- discuss the latest happenings in higher education policy, research, and popular culture. There are special guests, wonky digressions, and excursions into the shocking and absurd.

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In the Higher Ed Happy Hour, three well-known Washington, DC-based journalists and policy wonks -- Kevin Carey of New America, Andrew Kelly of the American Enterprise Institute, and Libby Nelson of Vox.com -- discuss the latest happenings in higher education policy, research, and popular culture. There are special guests, wonky digressions, and excursions into the shocking and absurd.

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Entertaining and informative

By mr6424 - Sep 13 2017
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This show has a light atmosphere and covers a wide variety of higher ed topics. Highly recommended to anyone in the field of higher education.

The podcast I have been searching for!

By Carol Guest - Apr 04 2016
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I have been looking for a podcast like this one for years. As someone interested in higher education and education technology, I read a lot of books on the topic (e.g. End of College, College Unbound, Higher Education in America), but I struggled to keep current without sinking far too much time into Inside Higher Ed and the Chronicle of Higher Education. This podcast does a great job covering relevant topics from a variety of viewpoints. I love the conversation and leave each episode feeling more informed about current issues. I like the podcast so much that I binge-listened to the full backlog of 16 episodes in the first week. My only request: Release episodes more frequently!

iTunes Ratings

9 Ratings
Average Ratings
7
2
0
0
0

Entertaining and informative

By mr6424 - Sep 13 2017
Read more
This show has a light atmosphere and covers a wide variety of higher ed topics. Highly recommended to anyone in the field of higher education.

The podcast I have been searching for!

By Carol Guest - Apr 04 2016
Read more
I have been looking for a podcast like this one for years. As someone interested in higher education and education technology, I read a lot of books on the topic (e.g. End of College, College Unbound, Higher Education in America), but I struggled to keep current without sinking far too much time into Inside Higher Ed and the Chronicle of Higher Education. This podcast does a great job covering relevant topics from a variety of viewpoints. I love the conversation and leave each episode feeling more informed about current issues. I like the podcast so much that I binge-listened to the full backlog of 16 episodes in the first week. My only request: Release episodes more frequently!
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Higher Ed Happy Hour

Latest release on Jun 11, 2018

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Back from Summer Break: The election, FAFSA reform, college football

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Kevin and Libby welcome Jesse O'Connell as our first guest host / drinks-master to dive deep into FAFSA reform and prior-prior year. Also, presidential election developments and pretending Northeastern's football season didn't start until last week.

Sep 22 2016

1hr 3mins

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Rank #2: The Next Secretary of Education, Happy Holidays

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Kevin and Libby talk about what Betsy DeVos means for higher education, more IBR controversy, holiday-season cocktails, and Rogue One.

Dec 22 2016

49mins

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Rank #3: Trumpocalypse, Week One

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Kevin and Libby talk about the election, what it means for higher education, and what the heck is wrong with the Big Ten.

Nov 17 2016

1hr 3mins

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Rank #4: Final pre-election podcast and Income-Based Repayment deep dive

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Kevin, Libby, and special guest Jason Delisle from AEI find that Trump is unavoidable before diving fathoms deep into the intricacies of income-based loan repayment and public service loan forgiveness.

Oct 20 2016

1hr 14mins

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Rank #5: Gone to Carolina in His Mind and Also in Real Life Soon, plus ACICS v NACIQI

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Andrew says goodbye to the podcast, we drown our sorrows in wine, then debate defense to repayment and the upcoming NACIQI vote to de-certify ACICS.

Jun 20 2016

1hr 2mins

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Rank #6: Trump's Higher Education Plan Because Good God I Guess We Have to Do This Now

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Kevin, Libby, and Andrew pray for sunshine and drink beer while they break down the good, bad, and ugly of the Trump higher education agenda.

May 26 2016

1hr 9mins

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Rank #7: Special All College Sports Edition

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Are intercollegiate athletics a moral garbage fire headed for an
apocalypse of greed, money, and shame? Or not quite that bad?
Kevin, Libby, and Andrew debate. 

Apr 25 2016

1hr

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Rank #8: The Rise and Fall of PoliSci plus This Changes Everything, Pt. II

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Kevin and Libby dissect the Season 4 of The Americans, we continue debating how or if to blow up the federal financial aid system, and Andrew and Libby discuss Trump and the brief ascendency of Political Science. 

Mar 22 2016

53mins

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Rank #9: This Changes Everything

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Kevin and Andrew debate New America's radical proposal to upend federal higher education policy as we know it, with Libby as mixologist / referee.

Feb 22 2016

48mins

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Rank #10: Tenure Troubles

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Kevin, Libby, and Andrew debate the spate of recent campus tenure controversies, plus Jeb Bush's innovative little-discussed higher education agenda. 

Feb 04 2016

59mins

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