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Heritage Explains

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A weekly podcast that explains major policy issues and at a 101 level. Every week, hosts Michelle Cordero and Tim Doescher present an entertaining mix of media clips, personal stories, and interviews with Heritage experts, to break down major news stories and policy debates raging in Congress.

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A weekly podcast that explains major policy issues and at a 101 level. Every week, hosts Michelle Cordero and Tim Doescher present an entertaining mix of media clips, personal stories, and interviews with Heritage experts, to break down major news stories and policy debates raging in Congress.

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What we need

By jonnydafigg - Feb 20 2019
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Thankful to have a podcast that is dedicated to sharing the truth.

Great

By Rocky70538 - Feb 15 2019
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I love it. Very informative.

iTunes Ratings

153 Ratings
Average Ratings
139
7
3
1
3

What we need

By jonnydafigg - Feb 20 2019
Read more

Thankful to have a podcast that is dedicated to sharing the truth.

Great

By Rocky70538 - Feb 15 2019
Read more

I love it. Very informative.

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Heritage Explains

Updated 19 days ago

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A weekly podcast that explains major policy issues and at a 101 level. Every week, hosts Michelle Cordero and Tim Doescher present an entertaining mix of media clips, personal stories, and interviews with Heritage experts, to break down major news stories and policy debates raging in Congress.

Rank #1: "Problematic Women" - Mass Ave- Episode 114

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Problematic woman Kelsey Harkness explains why female conservatives should be proud to be problematic, why they shouldn't let the left ignore them, and why liberal and conservative feminists should rally around worldwide women's issues.

Jul 19 2017
18 mins
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Rank #2: Mass Ave- Episode 110

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David Azerrad discusses where Trumpism fits with conservative intellectualism - and why it might ameliorate the movement’s problems; Mike Gonzalez explains how to free the Cuban people from Communism - and why Trump’s reversal of the previous administration’s policy towards Cuba might fulfill Obama’s goals.

Jul 12 2017
28 mins
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Rank #3: Mass Ave- Episode 112

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Lindsey Burke & Anne Ryland on why "fund the child, not the school" works for military families - and how the federal government can help; Romina Boccia calls on Congress to cap spending instead of raising the debt ceiling - and on state actors to take control of government programs.

Jul 02 2017
24 mins
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Rank #4: Mass Ave- Episode 113

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In anticipation of Net Neutrality Day of Action, telecommunications expert James Gattuso explains why all internet traffic is not created equal and should not be treated as such by the government; Tommy tells Emily why he's optimistic about Obamacare repeal.

Jul 07 2017
21 mins
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Rank #5: Heritage Explains Bitcoin

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This week, Norbert Michel, director of Heritage’s Center for Data Analysis, explains how Bitcoin works and how conservatives think about cryptocurrencies.

Feb 02 2018
14 mins
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Rank #6: What’s the Jones Act and How Is It Hurting Puerto Rico?

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This week, Nick Loris, Heritage’s Herbert and Joyce Morgan fellow in energy and environmental policy, explains the Jones Act and why repealing it could help speed up Puerto Rico’s recovery.

Feb 23 2018
13 mins
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Rank #7: How the Marriage Penalty Is Hurting Low Income Communities

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This week we talk with Mimi Teixeira, a graduate fellow in welfare policy at The Heritage Foundation, about marriage penalties and the unintended consequences they have on a low income communities.

Apr 27 2018
15 mins
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Rank #8: "Trump's Foreign Policy" - Mass Ave- Episode 115

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This week, Tommy and Emily sit down with Luke Coffey, the Director of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation. They discuss President Trump's foreign policy agenda, his recent speech in Warsaw defending Western civilization and the challenges ahead, and round out the episode with some "news of the day".

Jul 26 2017
23 mins
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Rank #9: Mass Ave Episode 134: Federal Spending & Jerusalem

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Romina Boccia, deputy director of the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, joins us on Mass Ave to discuss the latest on tax reform and federal spending. Jim Phillips, Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs, breaks down the President's announcement on Jerusalem and why it's long overdue.

Dec 11 2017
28 mins
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Rank #10: Heritage Explains: How Airbnb Is Helping Not Hurting

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This week, Romina Boccia, deputy director of Heritage’s Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, explains the "Airbnb effect" and new research that’s proving that alternative lodging is actually increasing tourism and overall travel, with direct benefits for local economies.

Apr 20 2018
15 mins
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Rank #11: "Afghanistan And Counter Terrorism" Mass Ave- Episode 116

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Margaret Thatcher Fellow Robin Simcox on realistic expectations for stabilizing Afghanistan, the need for continued U.S. engagement in the country, and what role a U.S. program to halt violent extremism around the world can (or can't) play in the process.

Jul 31 2017
32 mins
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Rank #12: Mass Ave Episode 135: The Future of the Individual Mandate

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Bob Moffit, senior fellow in the Center for Health Policy Studies, joins us on Mass Ave to discuss the fate of the individual mandate and healthcare. Monica Burke, research assistant in the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society, breaks down the Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court arguments.

Dec 17 2017
26 mins
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Rank #13: "Liberal Lies and Misleading Narratives " Mass Ave: Episode 124

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This week on Mass Ave, Genevieve Wood, Senior Communications Advisor and Senior Contributor at The Daily Signal joins us to discuss liberal hypocrisy. She explains how conservatives can win more on messaging, why liberals are so often able to seize a misleading narrative, and gives tips for any conservative trying to communicate a policy position. In our Ask the Expert segment, we speak with B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics Visiting Fellow Joe Postell about third parties in America.

Sep 25 2017
20 mins
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Rank #14: Why We Should Leave Paid Family Leave to Employers and States

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On a special edition of Mass Ave, Rachel Greszler, a research fellow in Heritage’s Center for Data Analysis, explains why we should leave paid family leave to employers and states.

Jan 26 2018
11 mins
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Rank #15: Why Bernie Sanders' Federal Job Guarantee Program Won’t Work

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This week, David Kreutzer, a senior research fellow in Heritage’s Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity, explains why guaranteeing all Americans a job is essentially another form of welfare.

May 11 2018
10 mins
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Rank #16: The History of Columbus Day

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Daily Signal Contributor Jarrett Stepman joins us this week on Mass Ave to discuss the history of Columbus Day - and where the Left gets it wrong. Back by popular demand, Genevieve Wood is our "Ask the Expert" guest. She discusses the current political climate, and when she thinks Republicans will secure a major legislative victory.

Oct 06 2017
21 mins
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Rank #17: Heritage Explains: Why We Need a Strong Navy

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Did you know that international waters actually cover 71% of the Earth's surface? This week, Adm. John Richardson, our nation's chief of Naval Operations helps us explain why it's so important that America has a strong Navy.

Apr 13 2018
10 mins
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Rank #18: The Green New Deal

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What’s in this resolution? How much would it cost? Would it actually work? And is that even the intention of the left? This week, Nick Loris, an economist and Heritage’s Herbert and Joyce Morgan Fellow in Energy and Environmental Policy explains.

Feb 15 2019
17 mins
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Rank #19: Heritage Explains: How Congress is Ruining Tax Reform

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Unemployment is at a 17-year low and wages are rising faster than they have since 2009. But just as we're about to celebrate, sadly Congress is on it’s way to undo it all. This week, Adam Michel, a Policy Analyst in Heritage’s Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, explains how Congress is ruining tax reform.

Apr 06 2018
9 mins
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Rank #20: "North Korea Threat" - Mass Ave: Episode 118

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Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation discusses the escalating tension with North Korea and unpacks the security risks, likely outcomes, and the US response. Olivia Enos, policy analyst in the Asian Studies Center at the Heritage Foundation, contributes with insights into the human rights angle of the situation, including the impact on refugees and prisoners.

Aug 14 2017
27 mins
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