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Rank #103 in Government category

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No Jargon, the Scholars Strategy Network’s weekly podcast, presents interviews with top university scholars on the politics, policy problems, and social issues facing the nation. Powerful research, intriguing perspectives -- and no jargon. Find show notes and plain-language research briefs on hundreds of topics at www.scholarsstrategynetwork.org/nojargon.

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No Jargon, the Scholars Strategy Network’s weekly podcast, presents interviews with top university scholars on the politics, policy problems, and social issues facing the nation. Powerful research, intriguing perspectives -- and no jargon. Find show notes and plain-language research briefs on hundreds of topics at www.scholarsstrategynetwork.org/nojargon.

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Excellent

By dabidm - Nov 09 2018
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Excellent, digestible nuggets of wisdom. Just jump past the circus-y and abrasive intro jingle.

Very informative

By Mr. Buster! - Mar 16 2018
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I only wish we could hear more right leaning researchers, but even so, really good material

iTunes Ratings

185 Ratings
Average Ratings
158
15
3
6
3

Excellent

By dabidm - Nov 09 2018
Read more
Excellent, digestible nuggets of wisdom. Just jump past the circus-y and abrasive intro jingle.

Very informative

By Mr. Buster! - Mar 16 2018
Read more
I only wish we could hear more right leaning researchers, but even so, really good material
Cover image of Scholars Strategy Network's No Jargon

Scholars Strategy Network's No Jargon

Updated 7 days ago

Rank #103 in Government category

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No Jargon, the Scholars Strategy Network’s weekly podcast, presents interviews with top university scholars on the politics, policy problems, and social issues facing the nation. Powerful research, intriguing perspectives -- and no jargon. Find show notes and plain-language research briefs on hundreds of topics at www.scholarsstrategynetwork.org/nojargon.

Rank #1: Episode 126: Checking the President

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The Founding Fathers made sure to put checks in place that would prevent a president from becoming a king. But Professor Larry Jacobs explains that when it comes to foreign policy, the president goes largely unchecked. Next, Professor Frances Lee outlines the ways Congress has rebuked presidential power, even under the current administration. And finally, Professor Keith Whittington takes us to the courts, which have been skeptical of many of President Trump’s executive orders.

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Apr 25 2018
31 mins
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Rank #2: Archive Episode 71: Violence in Resistance

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Around five years ago, Ferguson, Missouri erupted in violent protests after the fatal police shooting of teenager Michael Brown. The Ferguson protests were part of a wave of protests nationwide spurred by police shootings of unarmed black men and the disproportionate violence that communities of color have often faced. In this archive episode, Professor Ashley Howard explains what these protests mean, what their history is, and how new laws, policing methods, and social media are changing the way people demonstrate.

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Aug 08 2019
24 mins
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Rank #3: Episode 173: 2020’s Big Proposals

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The presidential race for 2020 is already well underway and two of the biggest policies Democratic hopefuls are pushing include a $15 minimum wage and Medicare-for-All. Professor Jeannette Wicks-Lim lays out the costs and benefits of each and what these massive policy changes would mean for the country—and for inequality.

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Apr 25 2019
29 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 29: Part 1. What Made America Great

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Professor Paul Pierson presents the forgotten history of American prosperity: how public and private sectors worked together for economic growth and social progress. This mixed economy increased life spans, built infrastructure, and spurred innovation.

Apr 19 2016
26 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 58: Politics of Resentment

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Professor Kathy Cramer shares lessons from her conversations with rural communities in Wisconsin. Rural voters often feel forgotten, misunderstood, and disrespected, which directly affects their sense of politics and whom they elect to office.

Nov 15 2016
24 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 181: Locked Away

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In 1890, the Supreme Court called solitary confinement “barbaric,” speculating that it would be abandoned altogether as a correctional practice. But now, nearly 130 years later, it’s clear that their prediction couldn’t have been more wrong. Professor Keramet Reiter tells the story of how solitary confinement became so widespread in the US, what this practice means for prisoners, and what can be done to change the system.

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Jun 27 2019
28 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 125: Losing the Party

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US politics is built around two parties, but recently there have been growing rifts between and within them. First, Professor Eliot Cohen explains why some Republicans, like himself, left the party after the 2016 election. Next, Professor Didi Kuo highlights the importance of political parties for democracy and why many voters feel disconnected from them.

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Apr 18 2018
29 mins
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Rank #8: Archive Episode 52: Paying the Price

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Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren recently proposed a massive plan to eliminate most student debt and tuition at public colleges. But student debt is just one part of the larger problem of college affordability. Professor Sara Goldrick-Rab explains the impact of the high cost of college on students at public and community colleges, including hunger, homelessness, and debt without getting a degree, and offers concrete solutions.

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May 02 2019
29 mins
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Rank #9: Episode 62: You’re Fired

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Tech error fixed: Professor Peter Shane describes the court case that could give the president new authority to fire any federal official, for any reason. He explains the history of the theory behind the court’s ruling and arguments for and against it.

Dec 09 2016
27 mins
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Rank #10: Episode 179: Gerrymandering on Trial

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When elected officials redraw districts in their own party’s favor, the impact can be enormous, swaying elections and influencing policy for years to come. This practice - known as gerrymandering - is one of the most hotly debated in American politics right now, and it’s one the Supreme Court will soon weigh in on. Dr. Peter Miller lays out the legal cases surrounding gerrymandering, what these decisions might mean for future elections, and what else can be done to get states to draw maps in ways that are not politically motivated.

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Jun 13 2019
21 mins
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Rank #11: Episode 174: Making Motherhood Work

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This Sunday is Mother’s Day. But while this is one day of celebrating moms everywhere, many of them aren’t doing so well the other 364 days of the year. That’s because more moms today are struggling to balance work and family life, often with little support. Professor Caitlyn Collins breaks down how US moms are doing these days, how our family support system compares to other countries, and what needs to change to better support working mothers year-round.

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May 09 2019
29 mins
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Rank #12: Episode 127: Surviving Poverty

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America—the world’s wealthiest country—is home to over 40 million people living under the poverty line. And for many, there is no safety net to fall back on. Professor Joan Maya Mazelis explains how we got here and highlights one innovative organization, run by and for poor people, that builds community among the poor and provides help when the safety net is missing.

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May 02 2018
23 mins
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Rank #13: Episode 72: Power in Politics

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The outsized influence of money is a problem in U.S. politics. Sean McElwee and Professor Tabatha Abu El-Haj describe how donors skew policy and how getting more people to vote could counter big money in politics where repealing Citizens United cannot.

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Feb 23 2017
38 mins
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Rank #14: Episode 4: The Student Debt Crisis

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Professor Nicholas Hillman discusses the burden of student debt and dispels common misconceptions. Hillman is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Nov 03 2015
25 mins
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Rank #15: Episode 66: Supreme Inequality

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The Supreme Court is helps shape civil rights in the United States, but it is less recognized for its role in intensifying economic inequality. Professor Stephen Gottlieb details cases in the high court that have promoted these inequalities.

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Jan 10 2017
29 mins
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Rank #16: Episode 49: Science of Abortion Law

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Professor Ushma Upadhyay examined an abortion pill law in Ohio that required health care providers to use outdated FDA rules. Said to protect women’s health, the law instead hurt women’s health and increased the cost and time spent for the procedure.

Sep 06 2016
20 mins
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Rank #17: Episode 67: Defending Democracy

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Americans across the political spectrum are questioning the integrity of U.S. elections and democracy. Professor Amel Ahmed walks through threats that can erode democracies and encourages protecting institutions, even the controversial Electoral College.

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Jan 17 2017
27 mins
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Rank #18: Episode 98: The Cost of College

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High costs are making college unaffordable, or even impossible, for many Americans. Professor Nicholas Hillman outlines why student loan debt has become such a major issue. Professor Laura Perna highlights a potential solution -- free tuition programs.

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Sep 05 2017
27 mins
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Rank #19: Episode 81: On Tyranny

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In the 1900s, dictators rose to power across Europe as democracies fell to fascists and communists. History Professor Timothy Snyder argues that democracy today is far from invincible, and translates lessons from the 20th century to guide Americans now.

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May 02 2017
29 mins
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Rank #20: Episode 30: Part 2. What Made America Great, Again?

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Professor Jacob Hacker shows how the war on government made
America forget the root of its prosperity - a healthy mix of
government and business. This was no accident, as a more
politicized business community helped shift public discourse and
then policy.

Apr 26 2016
28 mins
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